A Lake District foundation

On a lovely autumn day in England's Lake District, we visited Wray Castle, overlooking Windermere. Under blue skies, views of the surrounding hills were clear, not a cloud in sight. The castle, now open as one of the National Trust’s many properties, was busy; families, couples, children, and cyclists, setting out to explore the grounds,... Continue Reading →

80 years

The youth hostel at Holmbury St Mary, near Dorking in Surrey, celebrated its 80th birthday this year.  Architect designed, purpose built, the hostel first opened on Monday 13 July 1935. Howard Leslie Vicars Lobb, a 26 year-old architect and youth hostel member, designed the hostel.  With its long low lines, facing east and west, the... Continue Reading →

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