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  • 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.

  • 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), […]

  • NORTH DEVON WEEKENDER

    Closer than Cornwall and as sunny as Salcombe, put North Devon on your getaway list with our insider guide to where, what and how

  • Cool camping

    Have you given a thought to summer camping yet? Those yurts, lodges and cool glampy sites get booked up waaaaay in advance, so to give you the early heads up, here are the 25 best places to start your search, as chosen by the people in the know – the regional Muddy editors.

  • The 16 best riverside holiday cottages

    Beach holidays in Britain always come with that anxious niggle at the back of your head – will it tank down for the whole week? Well, how about an inland lake or river holiday as an alternative? The Muddy editors who happen go to be landlocked (*sob**) have scoured their counties for some stonking rental […]

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