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 The UK Or Abroad

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PostSubject: The UK Or Abroad   Sun Mar 27, 2011 2:51 am

With the cost of motoring rising rapidly along with the cost of living, is there a case for cash stricken families to explore the UK rather than take expeditions abroad, does the UK remain relatively unexplored by seasoned expeditioners who love to travel to foreign climes.

If so, which areas of the UK would you recommend to other people interested in exploring the UK more, and why?

For me it is the Peak District, it has considerable numbers of facilities at a range of prices, camping is easy and cheap for those self sufficient and on a limited budget, and it has plenty of off roading which is encouraged by local authorities, these range from easy lanes for beginners, to vehicle trashing lanes for the more experienced traveller and off roader. In addition is has numerous other tourist attractions for families with children, most types of outdoor activities are catered for, rock climbing, caving and pot holing, hiking, and just a gentle stroll in some of the nicest scenery you could wish for, you can take your bikes and cycle, or just kick back and chill if you want.
There are the usual tourist attractions, but you can sail on many of the numerous lakes and reservoirs, raft or canoe in many of the venues, horse riding, and even ghost walks in places like Derby which is reputedly the most haunted city in the UK.

The Peak District has an excellent tourist information infrastructure for many normal tourist events, and some more obscure events, and has a variety of local village shows which can cover most peoples financial situations, it has cheap to expensive dining, a wide range of pubs and beers, and it can be bustling or very quiet to suit peoples requirements.
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PostSubject: Re: The UK Or Abroad   Sun Mar 27, 2011 6:34 am

At the moment I find UK based trips more convenient. Building up experiance, more cost effective. And as I have a limited amount of time available off work I find it easier and less time dependant touring in the UK at tho mo. Scotland is good, large open areas, plenty of tracks and campsites. Wales is ok, evry time ive been there it has been raining tho.

Quite a good day out is driving through nature reserves or forests. The forests have maintained tracks that can be driven on, with campsites and tables nearby. Good scenery and somewhere to get your tyres and boots dirty. Good If you have any dogs.

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PostSubject: Re: The UK Or Abroad   Sun Mar 27, 2011 7:18 am

I'm a fan of parts of scotland for UK based trips, there's quite a lot of it that's as spectacular as places much further afield and the fact you can wildcamp with little worry is a bonus.

heading across to the outer hebrides for the first time for a week's island hopping in a couple of weeks time so looking forward to that.

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