Hulne Park, Alnwick – photoblog

If you enjoy walking you will enjoy a visit to Hulne Park in Alnwick.  Hulne Park belongs to the Duke of Northumberland and is free to visit. Open usually from 11am until sunset and located on the edge of  town. There are three trails and the longest is about seven miles and takes the walker through […]

The Gin Palace at The Continental in Newcastle

One of the friendliest bar staff that I met in my recent stay in Newcastle was serving at The Gin Palace at The Continental, not only that but the gin cocktails were very reasonable at two for a tenner and the surroundings very sophisticated. Originally a bank the entrance is rather grand and first sight is the long […]

Wine tasting at the Tinwood Estate, Sussex

On an English summer afternoon what could be better than sipping a chilled glass of sparkling wine with a fab view of the Sussex countryside with friends old and new. The Grey Traveller did just that and joined a group of like minded people at the Tinwood Estate near Chichester, West Sussex. We were shown around the area […]

Let’s meet Jon and Jo from JWalking

One of the nicest sidelines of being a travel blogger is being part of a travel blogging community and meeting like minded people albeit in cyber space …it’s great to read other blogger’s posts about their travels, swap tips and get travel inspiration. One travel site I particularly enjoy is  JWalking. Jon and Jo have been […]

Eight Reasons to visit Alnwick, Northumberland and a photoblog

Pretty market town with photogenic golden cottages. Alnwick Castle and Gardens. Ciccarelli ice cream Hulne Park the Duke of Northumberland’s estate, great for walking with three different marked trails and priory ruins to explore. Barter’s Books in the old railway station, a second hand book on every subject you can imagine, a working model railway […]

Netley Glamping, Hampshire.

Anyone who knows The Grey Traveller knows that I appreciate a little luxury and a 5 star experience so they might be surprised to learn that I have just got back from camping! …………..but camping in style with a little luxe ……… so glamp not camp….glamping and not camping is the name of the game and all […]

Alnmouth to Craster coastal walk.

    A flat coastal walk from  Alnmouth in Northumberland can start with an explore of this pretty village with pastel painted cottages and a few cafes and shops selling quality souvenirs. I particularly liked the buttercup yellow of the The Sun Inn and their board outside which read ‘When life gives you lemons add gin and […]

Visiting Holy Island (Lindisfarne) tips

Stay overnight to enjoy the island to yourself, day trippers can only visit when the tide is right. I stayed at the Crown and Anchor Check online for tide times and safe times to drive or walk from the mainland. If walking across the causeway wear waterproof walking boots and follow the causeway poles. Check bus […]