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  • Muddy heads to Britain’s Forest Fest

    Midnight gigs, campfire storytelling, outdoor theatre, laughing yoga, fascinating forest talks and no wells in sight! Timber Festival reviewed.

  • Summer survival kit

    School’s out for the summer, or at least it will be soon. Are you already in a panic and worried about how to keep the kids entertained? To save you from tearing your hair out, we’ve rounded up some of the best places to explore and things to do this summer locally and beyond. If you […]

  • Calling all outdoorsy types

    The brand-spanking new store, joint with Runners Need will be located in Highcross Shopping centre and the best thing is, you don’t need to wait long because it’s opening this very weekend. Cotswold Outdoor has been inspiring adventures and providing quality outdoor clothing, equipment and expert advice since 1974. So whether you’re a casual-stroll-through-the-hills type or someone […]

  • The loveliest pubs with rooms

    Fancy a weekend away in the countryside? The Muddy editors across 19 counties know all the best spots for a relaxed overnighter.

    • Holiday with Poldark!

      The BBC bodice-ripper is back on telly yippee! Fancy hanging out in Poldark Land this summer? We’ve hunted down the best Cornish coastal cottages, villas and grand design rentals Everyone’s favourite period drama, Poldark, is back for series 4 this Sunday night on BBC1. It’s unlikely to have escaped your notice that there’s a lot of eye-candy on […]

    • The best alfresco cultural events to book NOW!

      It may not feel like it, but summer is here and we’re in for a real treat with a shed load of amazing outdoor events happening in the county from outdoor cinema to opera and, Shakespeare to Sherlock Holmes. Get yer diary out quick!

      • Win a £1000 luxe stay & celeb tennis day!

        •THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED – WINNER ANNOUNCED 4 JUNE* I’m not saying I’m kind to my subscribers but seriously, someone pass me a goddam trophy. This month, all readers who receive my newsletter are in with a chance to win an ace £1000 5* stay at the super-luxe Stoke Park hotel PLUS two premium […]

      • Pitch perfect!

        We've handpicked the best glamping sites to bed down in our neck of the woods.

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