Posts for Tourism

Is Wild Camping the new thing?

I keep seeing signs for Wild Camping. As someone who, when I had a young family, used to go for the home comforts of Eurocamp and similar in Europe, I find the thought of camping with no facilities a little daunting. The popularity of it in 2021 is very interesting. […]

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Busy weekend for the roads as schools break up

From RAC: The arrival of the school summer holidays in England and Wales will be marked by drivers taking an estimated 11.5m leisure trips by car between today and the end of the weekend, a study by the RAC and INRIX suggests. The RAC expects today and Friday (23 July) […]

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Free hop-on, hop-off Potwalloper bus for Torridge

A free to use, hop on-hop off, open top bus service for tourists and locals will become a regular sight in Torridge this summer, thanks to an initiative led by Northam Town Council. The free “Potwalloper” service will link the three popular tourist locations of Northam, Appledore and Westward Ho! […]

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RAC forecasts ‘unprecedented’ summer on the roads

By RAC: This summer will see unprecedented levels of traffic on UK roads due to drivers planning in excess of an estimated 29m ‘staycations’ – 16m of these in the school holidays alone – according to a new study of 2,500 drivers conducted by RAC Breakdown. The number of drivers […]

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New Crowdfunder to replace missing ‘Red Post’

Sometime in April 2021, all four directional fingerposts of the famous Red Post at Launcells were removed, presumed stolen (this was reported in April on Bude and Beyond – read the report by Helen Shingler here).  The loss of the historic fingerposts was met with anger and sadness locally, so […]

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Dartmoor Mine re-opens for business

We are making a few changes to our website, so now the ‘Devon’ news will appear in our local section. From Dartmoor National Park: An exciting discovery has been made at a preserved mine site which puts human activity there back potentially by more than 1,000 years. Initial analysis of […]

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Treworgie Barton holiday cottages sold

Acting on behalf of Motoring and Leisure Services Ltd, Flude Property Consultants (FPC) are delighted to have concluded the sale of Treworgie Barton; a farmhouse and 10 letting cottages in over 36 acres of Cornish countryside, near St Gennys, Bude. FPC acted jointly with Vickery Holman Property Consultants. Treworgie Barton […]

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M5 southbound – delays for people travelling to SW

From Highways England:   There are severe delays of over 60 minutes on the M5 southbound between J23 and J24 approaching the closure of J24, as Avon and Somerset Police are conducting a detailed collision investigation. The carriageway is expected to remain closed until the early afternoon whilst the investigation […]

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Covid Vaccine Passport scam

From Fraud Alerts: We have been made aware of a Covid Vaccine Passport scam email going around that purports to be from the NHS and informs recipients that they can apply for their “Digital Coronavirus Passports”. Clicking on the link within the email, takes you to a convincing but fake NHS website […]

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Tall Ships race event cancelled

From the Tall Ships Falmouth 2021 Facebook page: With the continuing uncertain situation throughout Europe and across the globe in relation to the COVID pandemic, Falmouth Town Council, UK, Falmouth Cornwall UK, Falmouth Town Team, Falmouth Tall Ships Association and key strategic partners have announced that the 2021 Falmouth Tall […]

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Helland Bridge on Camel Trail closed

A car crashed into historic Helland Bridge on the Camel Trail yesterday, meaning the bridge has now been closed due to structural damage. The picturesque medieval bridge over the River Camel is a Grade I listed structure in the parish of St Mabyn. Built from local slate and stone rubble, […]

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Get set for a ‘staycation’ summer

From the RAC: More than four-in-10 drivers in the UK (43%) already have firm plans for a UK staycation this summer, a figure that could rocket if coronavirus restrictions stop others from taking a holiday abroad, according to research carried out by the RAC. While only 13% of the 2,100 […]

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International travel down but camping remains popular

Maybe, just maybe, the enforced reductions in international travel has led to greater spending by British people here in the UK. The following info is from The Office for National Statistics (ONS): In an average pre-pandemic summer, UK residents made almost 6.6 million visits to see friends and family overseas. […]

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M5 busy busy

The M5 is was earlier reported as suffering severe delays southbound between J13 and J20 in South Gloucestershire and Somerset. This was due the volume of traffic heading to the South West region. Later, on Twitter, the report was much the same: There are severe delays on the M5 southbound […]

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400k people head to Cornwall

Cornwall Live has reported that around 400,000 people will be heading for Cornwall this weekend and into half-term, as the tourist season is kickstarted. Reports of fine weather have encouraged weekend trippers and the tourist board is reporting a surge in bookings as foreign travel remains decidedly uncertain. May 29th […]

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