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Newbury Zombie Survival Run

October 22, 2018

Coming October 27, 2018. The zombie apocalypse has hit England! Travel to Newbury, about an hour’s drive east of London for the Zombie Survival Run. Not only is this a survival run, keeping your 3 “lives” (i.e., flags on your tag belt) from the blood thirsty zombies scattered along the 5K route, but it’s also […]

Halloween at Muncaster Castle

October 17, 2018

Coming October 23-28, 2018. Get in the Halloween spirit at one of Britain’s most haunted castles! Muncaster Castle in West Cumbria has some frightfully good events and activities the week before Halloween. For the brave, there’s the Scary Maze (not recommended for those under 12). For the whole family, there’s the Muncaster Monster Cabaret with […]

Zombie Run UK

October 16, 2018

Coming October 21, 2018. Yikes, zombies have invaded the north east of England! It’s the Zombie Run UK held in Hamsterley Forest in County Durham. The 5K course is filled with obstacles and zombies that are trying to infect you by stealing your life tags. If you’re lucky enough to make it through the forest […]

Top Getaways of 2017

December 14, 2017

And the winner is… it’s the end of the year, and we’ve just finished counting all of your Facebook likes (and shares) for our 2017 reviews in the Getaway category. And the item that came out on top was… drum role please…the DC Insider Tours: Full Throttle DC, the best way to see Washington DC from an insider’s […]

Chillingham Castle Ghost Tours

October 17, 2017

Thought by some to be the most haunted castle in the UK, Chillingham Castle offers Ghost Tours to get you into the Halloween mood! This medieval castle in the the northern part of Northumberland, England, is steeped in history dating back to 1344 as a fully fortified castle complete with dungeons and torture chambers and a fair share […]

The Viking Way

May 23, 2017

Keep your eyes open for the Norse invaders! Well, not really. Not since medieval times have the Vikings traveled along this footpath in England. The Viking Way takes travelers from the Humber Bridge in North Lincolnshire to Oakham in Rutland and is waymarked with yellow discs featuring a viking helmet. That’s 147 miles through farmlands, valleys, and […]

Eye Spy A Home In The Sky

March 16, 2017

Coming March 30, 2017. Sleep with one of the best views of London right outside your window. Not just any view, but a view from the London Eye…in one of the capsules of the London Eye! Yes, it’s a contest from TripAdvisor Rentals to spend the night in your own private glass room, decorated by […]

Halloween Shriek Week

October 17, 2016

Coming October 22- 31, 2016. More a-mazing maze fun awaits you in the countryside of England’s South Yorkshire! Halloween Shriek Week is coming to the Boston Park Farm in Doncaster, an 800 acre traditional working farm with an animal trail, tea room, and play areas for the kiddies. But the main draw at this time of year […]

The Amazing Cornish Maize Maze

October 17, 2016

Coming October 29, 2016. Head to the English countryside in east Cornwall for a Giant Halloween treat! The Amazing Cornish Maize Maze is holding their annual Halloween event, and this year’s theme is the Ten Tall Tales of Giants. A challenge awaits you as you work your way through 3 miles of paths to help […]

Blackberry Wood Campsite

April 8, 2016

Ever sleep in one of those iconic, British double-decker buses? Now you can at Blackberry Wood Campsite in Sussex county in the south of England. Quirky lodgings include a converted 1965 Wessex Search and Rescue helicopter, the cutest little retro caravan from 1963, a 1930’s gypsy wagon complete with original wood-burning stove and the outside […]

Skylark Maize Maze and Funyard

October 30, 2015

Hurry, it’s the final days of the Week of Wickedness at the Skylark Maize Maze and Funyard! Located in Cambridgeshire, north of London, this family-friendly Halloween experience looks like a day of fun in the English countryside. Pumpkins, farm animals, tractor rides, pedal go-karts, and the highlight…the giant maize maze. What’s a maize maze? In […]

#SUPBikeRun

July 22, 2015

Coming September 20, 2015. A new kind of triathlon! The second annual #SUPBikeRun event presented by Surfdome replaces the traditional swim with a 3K SUP leg. They say that the distance requires about 30 minutes of non-stop paddling, so be sure to train those arm muscles! The other 2 legs include a 30K mountain bike […]

Walking Women Low Intermediate Hadrian’s Wall 2

July 7, 2015

Coming August 5, 2015. Hike the edge of the Roman Empire! It’s the Low Intermediate Hadrian’s Wall 2 tour with Walking Women. Hadrian’s Wall, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was originally built by the Romans in AD 122 to protect Britannia from invasion. On this 5 day/4 night holiday, you’ll be based out of Haltwhistle, […]

Peak District National Park

April 9, 2015

Britain’s first National Park. Founded in 1951 and located in the heart of England, Peak District National Park covers an area of 555 square miles. Though slightly different than national parks here in the United States, the British National Parks still offer visitors beautiful natural scenery, outdoor activities, and historic monuments. Partake in guided walks […]

Triathlon Pink Series, UK

April 9, 2015

Coming June 21, August 2, and August 30, 2015. Think pink! The Triathlon Pink Series offers 3 locations for a women’s only triathlon in the United Kingdom – Leeds, Nottingham, and Basildon. The goal of this series is to raise funds for breast cancer research while encouraging women to participate in a swim, bike, and […]

Magna Carta Trails, England

April 9, 2015

Celebrating 800 years of liberty. This year marks the 800th anniversary since the Magna Carta was agreed upon by King John and his barons, limiting authoritarian rule and marking the corner stone of modern freedom. Six trails have been created that highlight key locations and associations with this significant period of history. Besides the original […]

Women V Cancer Ride the Night

January 8, 2015

Coming May 30, 2015. The UK’s only women’s 100K NIGHT cycling event! Raise funds to help fight women’s cancer by participating in the the Women V Cancer Ride the Night. Starting at the Royal Windsor Racecourse around 9pm and traveling along flat open roads arriving in London in the early morning hours, this cycling challenge […]

South West Coast Path National Trail, UK

November 7, 2014

A picturesque walking path that the Coastguard used to patrol for smugglers. The South West Coast Path National Trail is England’s longest long-distance footpath and covers 630 miles. You can hike sections of the path or the entire route from Somerset’s Minehead on the edge of Exmoor around to the shores of Poole Harbour in […]

GI Jane Bootcamp

September 23, 2014

Various dates. No need to shave your head (like in the movie, GI Jane!), but you will get an intense workout. The GI Jane Bootcamp is designed by ex-British Forces physical trainers and is offered in Kent, known as the Garden of England and once a year in Koh Samui, Thailand. With small groups of not […]

Pennine Way, United Kingdom

August 18, 2014

Britain’s first national trail. The Pennine Way is a beautiful long distance trail that covers 268 miles from the Peak District National Park along the Pennine ridge through the Yorkshire Dales, up into Northumberland, across the Cheviots, and ending along the Scottish Borders. Expect at least an 18 day journey, and accommodations include youth hostels, […]

Hadrian’s Cycleway

May 6, 2014

Ride alongside history and a World Heritage Site all in one! Hadrian’s Cycleway follows the length of Hadrian’s Wall in northern England. Signed as National Route 72, it’s mostly country lanes and quiet roads along the 174 mile trail. Riding straight through, it can be completed in about 3 days, but there’s so much to […]

Women’s Prestige Boot Camps in Devon

February 3, 2014

Various dates in 2014. Need some extra motivation and training to get fit this year? Check out the Women’s Prestige Boot Camp in Devon, England, an award-winning fitness boot camp. It’s a week’s worth of varied activities for all fitness levels led by British Military trained Physical Training Instructors. Choose from high or low intensity […]

Lulworth Cove Weekend by WalkingWomen

October 1, 2013

Coming November 1, 2013. UK TrailblazerGirls, enjoy a weekend with WalkingWomen at Lulworth Cove. Inscribed as an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001, the Dorset coast is a beautiful area to explore. Fully guided walks of up to 8 miles each day at a low intermediate grade. The small group size of 10-11 women make […]