Sumary of From Suffolk’s Atlantis to Robin Hood Way: seven epic UK walks – and where to stay:
- Passing the serpentine lake, where the Dukes of Newcastle staged mock sea battles with a scale frigate, ambling down avenues of beech and lime trees, looking for mighty oaks that might once have heard the twang of outlaws’ arrows..
- Start at the village of Ogbourne St George and follow the Ridgeway westward, storming the ramparts of Barbury Castle – an iron age hill fort rising proudly over patchwork fields..
- Continue the history theme at Littlecote House Hotel, a Tudor manor where Henry VIII courted Jane Seymour, complete with a Cromwellian chapel, Roman settlement remains and archery..
- Hikers who have conquered Offa Dyke Path often wet their feet on Prestatyn sandy beach – dry them off before taking a 30-minute taxi back to your starting point…