Welcome to the feature where every fortnight we will explore different topics that are listed in the book A List A Day by Paperchase. They range from food, music and travel to really random topics so I thought it wold be a fun one to talk about throughout the year!
Today’s List: Day Trips
The one thing that I really enjoy doing is going on day trips to new places I have not been before. Whenever I have lived somewhere new I have always gone out of my way to explore the area and jump on random trains and buses to go to new places I have never visited. So today I thought it would be fun to talk about some of these day trips that I have managed to do in the past.
If you are in Dorset one place that I really recommend you visit is the little island of Brownsea which is in Poole Harbour. It is one of the only places in the United Kingdom to have red squirrels. It is one of those places where you can really experience nature as there are so many hidden areas and the beaches are wonderful. If you have a spare day I highly recommend this.
Before Dominic Cummings made it a place to go and test your eyesight in lockdown, I always thought of this place as a unique little place I discovered on a random day trip one day. I went to Darlington for the day and couldn’t find a lot to do so I jumped on the first bus I could find and it ended up leading me to Barnard Castle. It is a quaint little village with some beautiful views of the water through the ruins. There is also a huge museum there as well that focuses on fashion.
When I was at university, I used to jump on random trains on the weekend to see somewhere new in Dorset. I have always loved adventure and this was a great way to explore and escape from being a student ever so often. I went to Wareham one day on a whim and really enjoyed it. I find as long as you have a good playlist in your ears, the world is your oyster. I loved how quaint it was and it was a lovely little town to walk around.
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