The Park of San Francisco in Oviedo

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I only had three days in Oviedo but wanted to see as many parks and green spaces as I could in that time. I visited parks in all the Spanish cities in which we stayed and I think the beautiful … Continued

Enjoying the river and gardens in Villafranca

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We enjoyed a three-night stay in the Parador at Villafranca del Bierzo and it was a wonderful stop. The hotel is comfortable, quiet, friendly and with excellent food. I highly recommended staying here if you are travelling in the area. … Continued

The Coffee Smugglers Path at Galegos – PR4 GRV

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At Galegos there are several routes for walking. We set off on a figure-of-8 walk that included a smugglers route, a Mediaeval road, and wanderings amongst the oak and chestnut trees in the hills close to the Spanish border. PR4-MVR, 5.9kms, c.2.5 … Continued

Battersea Park – Thames Tour, Bradshaw’s Handbook, no.119

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Battersea Park is one of the earliest Municipal Parks in London, first proposed in 1844. James Pennethorne created a design which was further developed by John Gibson, working for the Metropolitan Board of Works.

Walking around Huelgoat – France Day 4

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The day dawned reasonable and so we set off to walk around Huelgoat. But first a coffee, and in the bar we picked up a leaflet and set off with said leaflet and Carte de Randonnée 0617OT. It was tricky – we should … Continued

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