Best of 2020 — Part II

Top 10 posts — Part II

The best of the best from 2020

5. Eat Out to Help Out— Discounts at 73,000+ restaurants in London and Surrey
www.londonviasurrey.com/2020/08/eat-out-to-help-out.html

4. Pompeii of the North — you don’t have to leave England to get a taste of Pompeii
www.londonviasurrey.com/2020/02/pompeii-of-north.html

3. Open for business — Surrey restaurants and shops
www.londonviasurrey.com/2020/04/open-for-business.html

2. Chelsea Flower Show Virtual Views — World’s most famous flower show opens online
www.londonviasurrey.com/2020/05/chelsea-flower-show-virtual-views.html

1. Now showing on Netflix — Run down of British-inspired shows worth watching
www.londonviasurrey.com/2020/10/now-showing-on-netflix.html

As we bid 2020 a fond farewell — cheers to the New Year ahead!

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Best of 2020

Top 10 posts — Part I

As the UK lifts lockdown (again), it is not surprising the year's most popular posts were either on-line or outdoors. With the less than desirable weather, here's your chance to catch what you may have missed:

10. England’s best vineyard experience— Award-winning boutique vineyard produces sparkling English wines from a trio of champagne grapes that mature at least five years.
www.londonviasurrey.com/2020/07/englands-best-vineyard-experience.html

9. Magna Carta pilgrimage — The Magna Carta was sealed at Runnymeade field in Surrey over 800 years ago.
www.londonviasurrey.com/2020/07/magna-carta-pilgrimage.html

8. Kew's Summer Cycle — Cycle through the world’s largest and most diverse garden
www.londonviasurrey.com/2020/08/kews-summer-cycle.html

7. Shows go on . . . — On-line that is
www.londonviasurrey.com/2020/03/shows-go-on.html


6. Covid-friendly adventure hunts — Following the Rule of Six
www.londonviasurrey.com/2020/10/covid-friendly-adventure-hunts.html


Best of 2020  Part II will feature the best of the best from 2020.

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Chocolate-Free Advent Calendars

One-of-a-kind countdowns for everyone on your list

If you missed out on Liberty's luxury beauty advent calendar or Aldi's popular wine calendar, there is still time to have one-of-a-kind countdowns delivered to your door.

Bonne Maman (£23.99) — Bonne Maman (‘Grandma’) calendar features 23 mini jars of all-natural jams and marmalades plus a gift to open Christmas Eve.  The different, unique fruit combinations are usually not available in the UK and include lemon and yuzu, grapefruit and dragon fruit and raspberry and lychee.
www.bonnemaman.co.uk

Cath Kidston (£34.99) — For nearly 30 years, Cath Kidston has been designing vintage prints with a modern twist. The beauty Advent calendar includes 5 hand and 3 cuticle creams, 3 body lotions, 2 body scrubs, 2 hand washes, 3 bath fizzers, 3 lip balms, 2 liquid and a scented soap all packaged in Kidston’s signature designs.
www.costco.co.uk

The Chuckling Cheese Company (£34.99) — Founded in 2012, The Chuckling Cheese Company is offering two calendar designs (Merry Christmas, ‘Tis the Cheeseason to be Jolly). There are 24 mini cheese wheels in 8 different flavors — including best-selling ones (applesmoked, carmelised red onion) and limited edition and festive ones (Christmas pudding, Sunday roast).
www.chucklingcheese.co.uk

Fortnum & Mason (£25) — For nearly three centuries, Fortnum & Mason has been the exclusive supplier of tea to the Royal family. The teas come in 24 silk bags and include Fortnum’s famous (Breakfast Blend, Earl Grey and Royal Blend teas), holiday flavours (Christmas Spiced Black and Green teas) and Oddi-teas (Gin & Tonic and Lemon Curd Green teas).
www.fortnumandmason.com

Harry Potter (£20.89) — LEGO has teamed up with Costco to offer a Harry Potter themed LEGO Advent calendar. Recreate the wonderful Wizarding World with 24 LEGO Harry Potter toys, including 6 minifigures, Beauxbaton’s carriage and a dining table with ice-castle centerpiece — all ready to build, design and play with.
www.costco.co.uk

Joe & Seph’s (£25) — Joe & Seph’s award-winning handmade popcorn was inspired by trips to the US. The 24 days of popular popcorn is available in three assortments : gourmet (19 flavours, including salted caramel, pumpkin spice), vegan (8 flavours, including toffee apple & cinnamon, coconut & cacao) and tipsy (10 flavours, including gin & tonic, limoncello).
www.joeandsephs.com

That Boutique-y Gin Company (£49.95) — The Boutique-y Gin Company is the world’s first independent gin bottler that produces small batches of new and experimental gins. The Advent calendar features 24 different 30 ml drams of gin by 10 distilleries from 5 countries, including Cherry, GINgle all the Way and Spit-Roasted Pineapple gins.
www.masterofmalt.com

Who knew spending less than £2 a day before the holidays even arrive could bring so much joy?

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Bonfire Night alternative


Sadly, Bonfire Night (November 5) large firework displays are the latest lockdown casualty since you are not allowed to mix with people outside your household or support bubble 
(or at most one person from another household).  Three ways to celebrate while complying with the new rules:

Garden Fireworks — While you can set off set off fireworks in your garden until midnight on Bonfire Night (until 1 am on New Year's Eve, Diwali and Chinese New Year) and 11 pm all other times, you are not allowed to set them off in public places (ie parks, street or woodlands). Fines can be run up to £5,000 or six months in prison. 
Note : Stock up now since members of the public are only allowed to purchase fireworks until November 10th, December 26th - 31st or three days before Diwali and Chinese New Year.


Hummingbird Bakery : Fireworks Cupcakes — Hummingbird Bakery has a special box of six firework themed cupcakes (three red velvet cheesecake and three chocolate) for £19.95 on offer. Gluten-free and vegan boxes are also available — order now for pick up until November 7th.
www.hummingbirdbakery.com

Monty Bo Jangles : Berry Bubbly Truffles — Monty Bo Jangles decadent Berry Bubbly truffles are filled with popping candy that explode in your mouth. Two 150 g boxes are £6.80 (regularly £8.50) or splurge for a trunk full of truffles (includes 8 other flavors) is £29.99 (regularly £40).  While non-essential travel is discouraged, the decorative box that resembles a piece of luggage will at least give you the feeling of going somewhere.
Note : Sale on 100 g and 150 g boxes runs until Sunday via Amazon.
www.amazon.co.uk

While the saying is 'Remember, remember, the fifth of November' . . . 'Should ever be forgot . . . ' — like so many other things, 2020 might be the one exception!

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Covid-friendly adventure hunts

Following the Rule of Six

Tired of Zoom or staying inside?  Grab a group of family, friends or colleagues and follow a trail of clues and solve riddles through Kingston and London. On both tours you will see things you never noticed before — even if you are a local.  All you need is your mobile phone, walking shoes and a sense of of adventure!

Game of Stones (Kingston) — Make your way through Kingston’s alleys, graveyards and market squares. The game starts at the steps of Kingston Town Hall.
Available : 8 am - 7 pm
Duration : 1 - 3 hours
Cost : £25 for 2 players, £5 for each additional player
Bonus : Prize at the end of the hunt
www.gameofstonestreasurehunt.com

Hidden City (London) — Themed-hunts include : Moriarty Games (Professor James Moriarty of Sherlock Holmes), Hunt for Cheshire Cat who escaped from Wonderland and The Enchanted Mirror inspired by Snow White. 
Available : Start between 10:30 am - 6:30 pm (until 5:30 pm Sundays)
Duration : 3 - 4 hours
Cost : £19 / player (2-5 people)
Bonus : Pause the game for cafe or pub breaks. Fully flexible booking (add or remove players, change the date, game or get a full refund).
www.inthehiddencity.com

Who knew the Rule of Six could be fun and challenging at the same time — in an entirely different way!

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Now showing on Netflix

British-inspired shows


As London and Surrey go on Tier 2 high alert and indoor socializing limited to those in your own home, here’s a run down of British-inspired shows worth watching:

Churchill's Secret Agents: The New Recruits
(2018) — A five-part reality series where 14 contestants go through a four-day selection process similar to the ones British spies went through during World War II.

David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet (2020) — Broadcaster David Attenborough provides a first-hand account of the defining moments of his life and changes he has seen in nature during the course of his 94 years.

The Gurnsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2018) — New York Times bestselling historical novel turned movie is about a London writer who exchanges letters with residents of Gurnsey (one of the channel Islands between England and France) and decides to visit the society in person.

Jack Whitehall : Travels with My Father
(2020) — Four season comedy travel documentary featuring British comedian Jack Whitehall who takes his 77 year old father on a gap year trip around the world.

Pride & Prejudice
(2005) — Originally released in 2005, this 19th century period piece based on Jane Austin’s book is back on Netflix.  The story centers around Mrs. Bennet who is determined to have one of her daughters marry the affluent Mr. Darcy.

And last but certainly not least mark your diary for The Crown, a historical drama series on the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. Season 4 premieres November 15th — leaving you plenty of time to binge watch the first three seasons if you haven’t already.

Happy watching!

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London Cocktail Week to last a month

Biggest cocktail event in the world runs October 1 — 31

As the extension of Eat Out to Help Out officially ends September 30th, London Cocktail Week kicks off October 1st and will run the entire month. A £15 wristband entitles you to £6 drinks at 230+ venues, some favorites (with good food too) include:

Christopher's Martini Bar (Covent Garden) — Whisk Me Away: 12 year old Scotch whisky, blood orange liqueur, homemade lavender syrup, cranberry and lemon juice along with Peychaud's bitters.

City Social (City) — Pineapple Negroni: Bombay Sapphire gin infused with pineapple, sweet vermouth, bitter aperitif and pineapple liqueur, Fall Summer Spritz: Bergamot liqueur, white grape and apricot soda and topped with Prosecco.

Ham Yard Hotel (Soho) — The Tipsy Bee: Ketel One vodka, elderflower liqueur, Mythical Creatures tea, fresh lemon juice, Ham Yard honey and vegan egg white.

Hawksmoor (Covent Garden, Knightsbridge, Mayfair, Spitalfields) — Blackberry & Apple Gimlet: Hepple gin, Bramley apple juice and blackberry cordial, Flora & Fauna: Hepple gin, fresh raspberries, ginger and fresh lemon juice, topped with champagne.

Heddon Street Kitchen (Mayfair) — Welly Coupe: Roku gin, elderflower cordial, fresh lime juice and orange bitters, Duke of Wellington: 10 year old Scotch whisky, ginger ale, fresh lemon juice and honey.

MEATliquor (Marylebone) — Stagg Do: Jägermeister liqueur, rum, citrus juices, orgeat an pomegranate.

OXO Tower (Southbank) — Raspberry Gin Daisy: Tanqueray No. 10 gin, homemade raspberry
syrup, fresh lemon juice, green Chartreuse and soda water, Sevilla Fizz: Tanqueray Sevilla gin, peach puree, peach liquor, orange, dry curaçao, blood orange syrup and OXO Brut Champagne, Logroni: Tanqueray No. 10 gin, Æcorn Bitter, Æcorn Aromatic. Reservations required.

sketch (Soho) — Osaka Highball: Roku gin, apricot liqueur, lemongrass and ginger cordial, verjus, citric and soda water, Tampico: Bitter aperitif, blood orange liqueur, fresh lemon juice, citrus tonic and Absinthe.

Cheers!
www.londoncocktailweek.com

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Eat Out to Help Out more

Scheme extends into September

While the UK government's restaurant industry initiative Eat Out to Help Out officially concludes August 31st, some restaurants are extending the 50% discount on food and non-alcoholic drinks for up to £10 in September, including:

Aqua Kyoto, Aqua Shard, Hutong (London) — £10 off per person (minimum spend £30 / person) Monday through Wednesday

Bill’s (Multiple) — One course for £10 or two courses for £14.50 from their set menu after 11:30 am Monday through Wednesday

Darwin Brasserie & Fenchurch (London) — 50% off (up to £10 off per person) food and soft drinks in lunch and dinner in Darwin (Tuesday, Wednesday) and in Fenchurch (Friday, Saturday)

The Gilbert Scott
(London) — Set menu with a cocktail for £25 or 50% off anything from their a la carte menu and soft drinks Monday through Wednesday

Peggy Porschen (London) — 50% off all food and non-alcoholic drinks breakfast, brunch or tea-time Monday through Wednesday

These are just a few of the 84,000 restaurants that participated in the original inititiave where 64 million meals were consumed in the first three weeks alone.

Hope the extended offers will tempt people to keep eating out!

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Eat Out to Help Out

Discounts at 73,000+ restaurants

Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in August, the UK government is supporting the restaurant industry with its initiative Eat Out to Help Out. Over 73,000 cafés, pubs and restaurants from major chains to Michelin-starred* eateries are participating. The offer is good for 50% discount on food and non-alcoholic drinks for up to £10. Some special offers include:

Aqua Kyoto, Aqua Shard, Hutong (London) — These restaurants will also offer £10 off any bottle of wine priced at more than £40.

Barrafina (London) — Spanish tapas for £4.50 instead of £9.

Bill’s (Multiple) — Set menus two courses £15.50/£19.95 or three courses for £19.95/£24.95 will come with a free glass a wine.

Carluccio’s
(Multiple) — 50% off all food and non-alcoholic drinks plus £10 off all bottles of wine with no £10 cap applied.

Dishoom (London) — 50% off all Indian dishes (starting at £3.45, usually £6.90) with no £10 cap applied.

Great Fosters
* (London) — Afternoon tea £25 (usually £35) or Champagne afternoon tea for £37.50 (usually £47.50)

Hawksmoor (Multiple) — 300 g rump steak with chips and sauce for £10 instead of £20

Ivy Collection (Multiple) — Two courses for £8.75 or three courses for £11 between 11:30 am – 6 pm (usually £17.50 and £21).

Padella
(London) — Italian pasta dishes £2 – £5.75 (usually £4 – £11.50).

Pollen Street Social* & Social Eating House* (London) — Two-course prix fixe menu Tuesdays and Wednesdays at lunch and between 6 – 6:30 pm for £12.

A website has been setup so you can easily search for your favorites by post code. There is no better time to eat out – if you are ready to venture out!

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Kew’s Summer Cycle

World’s largest and most diverse garden

For only the second time in its 220-year history, Kew Gardens in southwest London is opening its gates for cyclists to ride around the UNESCO World Heritage Site August 13th 5:30 — 8:30 pm. Established in 1759, Kew Gardens is the largest (330 acres) and most diverse (more than 50,000 types of plants) botanical garden in the world. 

While the glasshouses themselves will not be open, this is a chance to ride past four Grade I listed buildings, 36 Grade II listed structures — not to mention the ‘The Great Broad Walk Borders’ (world’s longest herbaceous borders), fragrant Rose Garden, glass Dale Chihuly sculptures and iconic Syon vista.

With flowers in full bloom, summer is a spectacular time to visit this top tourist attraction. Enjoy performances by live, roving musicians and get a bite to eat or a drink from the Pavilion Bar and Grill or bring your own picnic.

While the Kew Explorer land train service has been suspended due to the coronavirus, following the 40-minute route starting at stop 7 will loop you around the main parts of the garden.

Entry is via Elizabeth Gate is £20 / adult, £10 / child (£18 / adult member, £9 / child member) and £5 for parking (entry via Brentford Gate). Bring your own bike since bike hire will not be available.

A truly unique experience — one night only!

www.kew.org+44 2083 325655
Kew, Richmond, London, TW9 3AE


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Magna Carta pilgrimage


The Jurors is a permanent piece of artwork that was commissioned to mark the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta at Runnymeade field in Surrey. When the piece was unveiled in 2015, the Queen, the Prince of Wales and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, along with hundreds of dignitaries were in attendance.

The 12 intricately carved bronze chairs feature panels with images and symbols of past and current struggles for freedom. The interactive art installation by world-renowned British-Guyanese artist, Hew Locke, encourages viewers to sit on the chairs themselves as ‘jurors’; a reference to Clause 39 of Magna Carta that states no man can be imprisoned “except by the lawful judgment of his equals or by the law of the land”.


Locke chose 24 moments in history to depict complex and difficult issues of injustice that still affect us today — freedom of speech, gay rights, race equality, refugees and rights of women to name a few. Symbols include references to:
— individuals — Mahatma Gandhi’s hand-spinning wheel (resistance against British imported goods) and Nelson Mandela’s cell (representing prisoners locked up for their beliefs)
— groups — boat with refugees (includes names of vessels connected to legal cases) and many portraits of ‘The Disappeared’ (representing those who have been taken away by state or political organization)
— words — Clause 39 in Latin and the Golden Rule in 14 languages (treat others the way you would like to be treated)
Additional details on each of the chair panels can be found here.

The individual rights and freedoms highlighted in the Magna Carta inspired key documents, including the United States Constitution (1791) and the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) among others. While it is believed that the field itself has not changed much since 1215, only three of the 63 clauses are still law today.

Regardless, perhaps now more than ever — a pilgrimage to Runnymeade is a poignant reminder of the impact Magna Carta had and continues to have.
Windsor Road, near Old Windsor, Surrey, SL4 2JL


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England’s best vineyard experience

High Clandon Estate Vineyard

It is hard to think of a better day out than visiting High Clandon Estate Vineyard in the Surrey Hills.  The award-winning boutique vineyard produces sparkling English wines from a trio of champagne grapes that mature at least five years.


The charming couple from South Africa, Sibylla and Bruce Tindale, is knowledgeable and passionate about wine and openly welcome guests to enjoy the wonders of their wildflower meadow, truffle orchard and glass barn. It is no wonder the International Wine Challenge and VisitEngland named High Clandon ‘England’s best vineyard experience’.

This year’s 'Art in the Vineyard' event takes place July 19th until August 2nd (11 am - 4 pm daily) and features artwork by 150 Surrey artists and the launch of their Endymion Cuvée 2015 vintage. A voluntary donation of £5 per person is requested and a percentage of every purchase of art or wine supports a children’s charity, Cherry Trees.

With plenty of fresh, wide open spaces and beautiful views, it is a perfect place to come out of covid hibernation. Cheers to summer in the vineyard!
www.highclandon.co.uk+44 1483 225660
East Clandon, Surrey, GU47RP

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Wimbledon plays on

Tune in June 29—July 12

Over its 125-year history, Wimbledon has only been cancelled two other times, World Wars I and II. Despite the cancellation due to coronavirus, the All England Club (AETC) launched Wimbledon Recreated campaign in advance of it scheduled run from June 29th — July 12th. The promotional video montage narrated by BBC commentator Andrew Cotter includes footage of Novak Djokovic, Simona Halep, Serena Williams and other special guests reliving favorite traditions of the oldest and most famous tennis tournament in the world.

While ‘The Greatest Championships’ will not be the same this year, the 50 hours of programming will certainly be unique. IBM has been working behind-the-scenes to assemble new digital content and the BBC will run daily shows with special guests and the best matches in Wimbledon’s history. In-studio guests will include legendary players Boris Becker, Tim Henman and John McEnroe, Martina Navratilova via video along with current players.


The public will also have a chance to play along — including quizzes, votes, a special version of Tetris on Facebook, opportunities to have trick shots reviewed and even asking for a Wish from Wimbledon to be granted.

To ensure that the Wimbledon spirit continues long after the programming ends, there are tips on how to create the Wimbledon look at home, including Wimbledon colored florals and lawn care tips.

Now all that awaits is a pint of Pimm’s and some strawberries with cream!
www.wimbledon.com

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Holiday by book

With over three months at home, most of us are probably caught up on Netflix, consumed digital content of closed museums and cancelled events — not to mention countless Zoom calls. If you need screen relief from too much tech time, but aren’t quite ready to travel — venture out to two of the ‘world’s most iconic bookstores’ in London:

Daunt Books — The two-story Edwardian style branch in Marylebone was originally established in 1910 and is considered one of the first custom-built bookshops in the world. James Daunt founded Daunt Books in 1990 and is known for specializing in travel books — all neatly organized geographically by country. Additionally, Daunt is an executive of Waterstones and more recently Barnes & Noble. If there is even a touch of the charm similar to the Marleboyne location, book lovers are in for a treat.
www.dauntbooks.co.uk+44 2072 242295
83-84 Marylebone High Street, London W1U 4QW


Word On the Water Located canal side near King’s Cross railway station, a 1920s Dutch barge has been repurposed into a charming floating bookstore also known as The London Book Barge. Operating since 2011, they were able to cleverly open up as an outdoor market beginning June 1st by only selling selections from their exterior shelves and have continued their tradition of treating passer-bys with live music performances. One can only hope that other floating businesses may pop-up in the future.
www.wordonthewater.co.uk+44 7976 886982
York Way, Granary Square, London, N1C 4LW

While the two shops could not be more different, they have both mastered the art of getting people to travel for the experience of buying a book in person — which might be all we are comfortable with for a while!
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Chelsea Flower Show Virtual Views

Horticulture from home

Thanks to the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and its 520,000+ members, the world’s most famous flower show opened online earlier this week. This is only the third time in the history of the Chelsea Flower Show that it had to be cancelled — the first two was World War I and World War II.

Virtual Chelsea runs through May 23rd and features talks by famous garden designers and experts, behind-the-scenes tours, activities for kids and more — streamed throughout the day along with its usual BBC broadcasts. Just some of the segments so far:

Ironically, this year’s show coincides with Mental Health Week and perhaps now more than ever people are realizing just how important gardens and green spaces are especially during lockdown. RHS is encouraging people to share images of their favorite flowers and green spaces. Even the members of Royal Family, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall have all shared their favorite flowers #mychelseagarden.

With the opening of local garden centres, there is no better time to stop and smell the roses — and perhaps even plant one too!

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Downton Abbey from Home

It is hard to imagine that it was just over a year and a half ago that Downton Abbey returned to the big screen after nearly a four-year hiatus. For fans, it was like catching up with old friends and a bit of an escape from the everyday.

Sadly, Highclere Castle which served as the main film location for the television series and movie has been closed since March 23rd due to the coronavirus pandemic.

However, despite being closed to the public, the real-life residents of Highclere Castle, Lord and Lady Carnarvon are still graciously hosting fans from around the world.


‘At Home at Highclere Castle Fridays’
Airs on Viking TV at 11 am PST
The first episode featuring the historic library aired April 3rd can be watched here along with subsequent episodes. Best-selling author, Lady Carnarvon, takes viewers behind-the-scenes sharing details on items found in the room, highlighting the important role the castle has played over the years and fielding questions from the viewers.

‘Virtual Cocktail Party at Highclere Castle’
Takes place every other Friday via Highclere Castle Gin Facebook Live 1 pm PST
The first party took place April 17th in the Library with Lord and Lady Carnarvon sipping period '20s and '30s cocktails (made with Highclere Castle Gin of course), discussing the history of the castle, filming of Downton Abbey and answering questions posted by fans. The event proved so popular, they hosted a second event on May 1st in the Drawing Room and will continue every other week.

Much like the Crawleys in Downton Abbey, spending time with the Carnarvons is like catching up with old friends and a welcome escape from the everyday.

No doubt when Highclere Castle opens again, we will all be cordially invited to visit having gotten to know them and the ‘Real Downton Abbey’ just a bit better!

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Surrey Walks

What to look for

With sunny skies and warmer temperatures, everyone is eager to spend time outdoors. While the best way to protect yourself from Covid-19 is to stay-at-home, exercising once a day is still encouraged. Luckily, Surrey has over 2,100 miles of footpaths to explore — here’s what to look for:


Bluebells Considered England’s favorite wildflower, bluebells typically begin blooming in April and peak in May creating violet-blue carpet on forest floors. The UK is home to nearly half of the ancient blue bluebell woodlands in the world. Checkout the Be careful when walking since it can take years for bluebells to recover from damage. Hopefully with less foot traffic, the displays will be even more stunning in the years to come.


Geocaches Number 49 out of 50 on National Trust's 'Things to do before your 11-3/4' is Geocaching. Before smartphones, you had to rely on a physical somewhat clunky GPS, but now all you need is to download an app and you are ready to go. Basically, you follow coordinates and clues to find a hidden box known as 'caches'. Inside you'll find a logbook and potentially trinkets left by others before you. Apparently, Geocaching is even popular among celebrities with Anthony Bourdain, Melissa Joan Hart and Hugh Jackman all playing along.
www.geocaching.com



Painted Rocks A non-tech treasure hunt involves reading clues on Surrey Rocks! Facebook group and hiding and seeking painted rocks. Once you find one, take a photo of where you found it and post it to the site – or you can hide it somewhere else and post a clue instead (a lot of people choose to keep their first rock and re-hide others they find). You can also decorate and hide rocks of your own for someone else to find. Beyond making someone’s day, you’ll also be able to see how far they have gone — since people will take them on holiday. Of course, once the travel ban is lifted!

Note : *Since it is unknown how long Covid 19 stays alive on different surfaces – it is probably best to not touch your finds for the time-being


Hope everyone finds a bit of joy outside!

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