I considered we’d go for a light amble beside a river. It flows previous a park at the western edge of this little city and seemed the great place to stretch our legs just before evening meal at a neighborhood cafe. It’s just one of the stars of this county’s exceptional gastronomic scene.
But my buddy experienced other suggestions.
“If we’re likely for a slap-up supper, we’ll have to have to function up an hunger,” he declared. So he marched me straight by way of the park, across the river and over what seemed — to my unexercised legs — a steep-sided ridge. On the considerably side we frequented a little human body of secluded h2o (“bright as heaven”, in accordance to a famed regional poet) just before turning south to cross a 2nd river, flowing west to east. Until eventually 1974 it was the boundary amongst two counties.
We ongoing southwards. By now my mood was black, which was fitting, specified the terrain we hiked. But I cheered up when we attained a landscaped spot of trees and water safeguarded by the Countrywide Trust. It was not the link with a children’s writer that cheered me. It was the information that, in the former mining village two miles southwest of it, we could capture a bus again to our starting off place.
In the village Friend pulled two pairs of teaching shoes from his rucksack.
“What now?” I gasped.
He pointed to the top of a tall hill that shares part of its title with the village. “Isn’t it evident, Aged Person?” he claims. “We’re heading to make like the locals and run to the prime.”
The only working I did was to the 505’s bus halt.
1. What is the title of the next river?
2. What is the name of the spot of woodland and h2o?
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Accommodation will be in a single of its sumptuous Cedar Lodge Backyard Suites with a non-public terrace, and the prize consists of complimentary access to the state-of-the-art Utopia Spa. Listed here, the winner and visitor will love an 85-minute Oskia human body and deal with ritual. They will also be treated to a 10-training course tasting menu just about every with an accompanying wine flight at AG’s, the hotel’s three-rosette good-eating cafe. For facts of all Alexander House’s rooms and amenities, together with the 1608 Champagne Bar, go to alexanderhotels.co.uk.
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Last week’s prize
The responses are Ham Hill Country Park and Montacute Property. Janet Benton of Dorset wins a luxury Cornish crack for two at Lodge Meudon.