PUBLISHED: 15:27 22 July 2019 | UPDATED: 16:48 22 July 2019 Sea Palling has been named one of the best beaches in Britain. Photo: Jackie Hope (c) copyright newzulu.com Two seaside spots in Norfolk appear on The Sunday Times' list of the 40 best beaches in Britain. Holme beach has made The Sunday Times' top 40. Photo: Martin SizelandThe list, which was published in the newspaper's travel supplement on Sunday July 21, was compiled by chief travel writer Chris Halsam, who is "one of the world's leading experts on the British Seaside".Two Norfolk beaches, Holme-Next-To-The-Sea and Sea Palling placed in the top 20, ranking 14 and 17 respectively. You may also want to watch: Of Holme, Halsam said: "When the SUV's are nose-to-tail into Brancaster, Burnham and other locations on the Norfolk Coast, Holme will be empty."Just northeast of Old Hunstanton, it's a beach that has kept its saltmarsh, sand, and enormous sky reasonably secret."Sea Palling won it's place thanks to its "spotlessly … [Read more...] about Two Norfolk beaches named among the best in Britain
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PUBLISHED: 18:00 31 August 2017 Briana Millett Picture: Terry Kelly (c) copyright newzulu.com From rolling hills to beautiful beaches, North Somerset has some of the most picturesque landscapes and therefore some of the best scenic views. These are our 13 favourites. Ashton Mill at sunset. Picture: Mark NashAshton windmillThis stone tower mill in Chapel Allerton was built around 1760 and stopped working in 1927.It is surrounded by fields and makes for a picture-perfect view when the sun sets beautifully behind it.Cheddar Gorge.Cheddar GorgeThe gorge is one of Somerset’s most famous sites, offering a challenging landscape to test your walking abilities while taking in the breathtaking views.The high cliffs and dramatic scenery never fail to impress, even when just driving through the gorge.The view overlooking the boatyard and surrounding area from the top of Uphill. Picture: Mark AnsteeUphill The peaceful village of Uphill offers some of the most … [Read more...] about Revealed: The 13 best scenic views in and around North Somerset
The record-breaking 360° Tour by Irish rockers U2 in 2009-2011 had a fleet of 120 trucks to transport the mammoth stadium staging and sound system around the world. One of the few events to rival that logistical behemoth year-in, year-out is the World Rally Championship (WRC). The only UK date on the WRC world tour is playing on the forests of Wales from October 4-7. Heading the convoy into North Wales will be four works rally teams with an average of 10 trucks apiece, followed smaller teams, a live TV operation mobilised with half a dozen wagons and articulated lorries carrying tyres, catering, signage and everything else to create a festival of rallying. Unlike a Formula One Grand Prix, held at a permanent track for most of its races, each round of the WRC is spread across the host city and surrounding roads. It is more like the Tour de France cycle race than the Monaco Grand Prix. On a former sports area outside Marmaris, not far from the beaches … [Read more...] about World Rally Championship: keeping the show on the road
The girl on the flight was reading Bill Bryson’s Down Under, which seemed a bit late to me. I’d read it at home and was already reconciled to the searing outback, deadly box jellyfish and taipan snakes, plus pubs with all the atmosphere of a hospital waiting room. Bryson asserts that Australia is like America in the 1950s. He’s right if drivers in Fifties America were like Walt Disney’s Goofy in the 1950 cartoon Motor Mania; in normal life incapable of hurting a fly, but once behind the wheel as vicious as a taipan with a strop on. How do I know this? Think 10.30pm on the road out of Sydney and pretty much every motorist in New South Wales is gadabouting in the balm, jostling and jollying along in the autumn school holidays that bracket the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (Anzac) commemoration public holiday. Sounds idyllic? Right now, not a bit of it; there’s a speeding granny on my bumper and lane hoggers all over. The Hyundai Kona is closely … [Read more...] about Hyundai Kona 1.6 GDI 4×4 review: best of a bad bunch?
In the overgrown graveyard of St Mary’s Church at Llanfair-yn-y-Cwmwd, on the Isle of Anglesey, North Wales, is the weathered gravestone of Maurice Wilks, on which the inscription reads: “A much loved, gentle, modest man whose sudden death robbed the Rover company of a chairman and Britain of the brilliant pioneer who was responsible for the world’s first gas turbine-driven car.” Like the man himself, the inscription is modest, for it fails to mention the invention for which he is best known, the Land Rover. Wilks died in 1963, aged just 59. In his all-too-short life he also helped to develop Frank Whittle’s original jet engine, but he will forever be remembered for creating the motor car that took the world by storm. Nobody back in the Forties, Fifties and Sixties could have predicted how the utilitarian 4x4 would one day become the car of the stars. When Wilks died, even his family underestimated the importance of the Land Rover. They thought … [Read more...] about Ben Fogle: how Land Rover’s greatest started with a sketch in the sand