Laurissilva Forest Trail Ride, Madeira

Look­ing for a bit of “horse heav­en”, I con­vinced Stephen he would love a group ride in the woods. After a quick check on Tri­pAd­vi­sor, we dis­cov­ered to our sur­prise that Madeira’s Num­ber One attrac­tion fea­tured hors­es! With a call to Quin­ta do Ria­cho, I...

Madeira West Road Trip

View Larg­er Map Fea­tures: beg­ging lizard, smil­ing dog, tree-hug­ging bear, park­ing tick­et, and explod­ing tyre The alarm went off at the ungod­ly hour of 7am, and we slow­ly dragged our­selves out of bed. A lit­tle known fact: dark­ness pre­vails at 7am in...

Granite Way Cycle Path

We ful­ly expect­ed a fun day, our first taste of bik­ing in the UK. We embarked on the Gran­ite Way, a main­ly traf­fic-free cycle route from Oke­hamp­ton to Lyd­ford, Devon and a part of the exten­sive Nation­al Cycle Net­work (NCN) in the UK-route 27 “Devon...

Miniature Pony Centre

Locat­ed inside Dart­moor Nation­al Park, near More­ton­hamp­stead in Devon, the Cen­tre hous­es minia­ture and Shet­land ponies along with hors­es, minia­ture Mediter­ranean don­keys, and an array of oth­er farm ani­mals (includ­ing a hefty Kunekune pig). Start­ed by...

Pencarrow House

Vot­ed loca­tion of Best Ani­mal Con­ver­sa­tions, this his­toric tran­quil 50-acre estate still sur­vives near Bod­min in Corn­wall. The pri­vate home remains in the pos­ses­sion of the Molesworth-St. Aubyn fam­i­ly and fea­tures a Geor­gian house – an...
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