Discover a new… place to picnic

The Gower Peninsular

As travel is still pretty restrictive – and many of us don’t fancy the prospect of sitting on a plane wearing a mask – now’s the perfect time to discover more of the British Isles

But where to begin? There are SO many fantastic places to discover, sometimes it’s difficult to know where to start, so start small: focus on one thing and find the loveliest that you can in your locality, or a little further afield if you fancy it. This month I’m focussing on picnics.

Personally, I think the best picnic spots have a wonderful view, or they’re close to something tranquil and lovely such as a babbling brook or a winding river. Ponder places within a walk or a short drive that may reveal watery wonders or glorious vistas (ideally with a bench or picnic table) and plan your trip.

Great British bakes for picnics and adventures

Take a look at this fabulous map put together by Ordnance Survey Great British bakes for the perfect picnic | OS GetOutside ( showing picnic treats from our Around Britain cookbook. Or unfold one of your old favourite OS maps and find somewhere perfect to picnic.

Pack plenty of goodies, a picnic blanket in case of damp grass or bench, sunhat and sunglasses and you’re all set.

Happy picnicking!

Raspberry & Macadamia Cake

We’ll be heading off to Gower to enjoy our favourite view while we picnic. And we’ll be enjoying a slice of one of my favourite cakes.

Raspberry & Macadamia Cake

An irresistible Raspberry & Macadamia Cake recipe from The Dairy Book of Home Cookery.

Emily Davenport

I post a blog every week featuring food, family and fun. There are lots of useful household tips, crafty ideas, giveaways and delicious recipes that I think you will find irresistible.

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