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  • Thinking about your next holiday?

    Well, if you go down to the woods, you'll be sure of a big surprise. In a good way, mind. Luxury log forest cabin with extra treats for Muddy readers? Let's go.

  • 22 Fab Family Day Trips

    Hey day trippers! We've scoured the best places to take the fam within 2 hours of Bucks & Oxon. Off you go - just make sure you're back before tea.

  • Party in The Shires!

    Countryfile Live is back at Blenheim Palace next month, and this year it's throwing a special summer party. If you want to join John Craven in the mosh pit, read on.

  • Six great beach daytrips

    No plans for a sunny day? Get thee to the beach - it's nearer than you think. Here are our six favourites, all doable from landlocked Oxon and Bucks.

  • The best bluebell hotspots

    Our local woodlands are carpeted in brilliant blue blooms, so here's where to catch them while they last - with nearby pit stops thrown in for good measure!

  • Insider Guide to Oxford

    Planning to visit the City of Spires? My definitive guide gives you everything you need to know, including the tourist classics and hipster hangouts.

  • Park life! Muddy’s favourite green spaces

    School's out and it's National Parks Week, so here at Muddy we're celebrating the best green spaces in our neck of the woods. Grab a blanket, a ball and some kids (well, they're optional) and breathe in that lovely fresh air.

  • 7 fab local music festivals

    Hey music lover! Load up with pear cider (leave the wellies at home, you won't be needing them), and check out the best local summer music festivals. See you down the front...

  • The best lidos and splashparks

    Hey hot stuff! Bit sweaty? No probs, use our pick of the best pools and river spots to cool down in. Just add sun lotion.

  • Gardener’s paradise

    It feels a bit strange writing about a trip outdoors on a day as miserable as this, but the weather is supposed to perk up over the next few days, so my optimism may yet prevail. I visited Rousham Gardens over the summer with my mum (below, demonstrating the biggest tree trunk I’ve ever seen), […]

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