Inspired by Local Events, 7 Reasons to Explore the UK in 2020

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From upcoming film releases to current sporting events and notable anniversaries this year, these inspiring happenings in the coming months will make you want to holiday in the UK. Through our sister company, the majority of the UK trips on offer are run by our own team and therefore we have full ownership of health & safety measures. Travel now to enjoy quiet trails & pleasant autumn days in the outdoors, or book for next season to have an exciting trip on the horizon.

Cornwall is currently hosting the UK’s biggest cycling event, you may have seen the new TV adaptation of ‘All Creatures Great and Small’ filmed in Yorkshire, and with cinemas open again, we are sure that several upcoming releases will spike your travel interest. Read on to find seven reasons to travel in the UK now.

Travel to the Yorkshire Dales – follow the TV remake of All Creatures Great and Small

Ruins in the Yorkshire Dales |  <i>Kate Baker</i>
Channel 5 is currently reviving in 2020 the much-loved TV series about a rural vet in the Yorkshire Dales, which was based on James Herriot’s real-life memoirs. Starring Samuel West, Anna Madeley and Dame Diana Rigg, the remake is now screening on Channel 5 and already is the channel’s highest rating show since almost five years.
The James Herriot Way takes in some of the countryside that James Alfred Wight, the vet who wrote about his experiences in the Yorkshire Dales as James Herriot, was so fond of.

Cycle your own Tour of Britain in Cornwall

Taking a break at Cape Cornwall
 
Cornwall will host the OVO Energy Tour of Britain for the first time ever in September 2020, with the Grand Depart seeing riders travel more than 100 miles through the Cornish countryside. The biggest-ever sporting event to take place in the county, the route will start in Penzance and will visit St Ives, Falmouth, Truro, Newquay and the award-winning Eden Project.
Ride your own Cornish Cycle Tour, from Padstow to Lands End through Lizard Point, the southernmost point on mainland Great Britain.

Follow in Kate Winslet’s footsteps along the Jurassic Coast

Walking the Downs, high above St. Oswalds Bay
Ammonite, the latest project by acclaimed writer-director Francis Lee, sees Kate Winslet starring as Mary Anning, the ‘unsung hero of fossil discovery’, whose worked concentrated on Britain’s rugged southern coastline. Shot extensively on location in Dorset and Surrey and co-starring Saoirse Ronan, the film is set to be released in the UK in late 2020.
As you walk along the Jurassic Coast on the Dorset and Wessex Trails, find yourself immersed in the world of Mary Anning.

Celebrate the ‘Year of Coasts and Waters’ in Scotland

Scotland |  <i>Scott Kirchner</i>
With a coastline that extends to well over 10,000 miles, nearly 800 islands and more than 30,000 lakes of all sizes, water is the life-blood of Scotland. 2020 is celebrated as the ‘Year of Coasts and Waters’ across the country, making it the ideal time to explore the magnificent coastline, uncover the secrets of its coastal fortresses and enjoy some delicious, freshly caught seafood.
Head ‘north of the border’, hike through the Scottish Highlands and find your favourite loch along the Great Glen Way.
    

Immerse yourself in the timeless landscapes of the Lake District

Birch and Bluebells, Langstrath Valley |  <i>John Millen</i>
The Lake District has been celebrated by the poetry of Wordsworth and the stories of Beatrix Potter for centuries. With last April marking the 250th birthday of the founder of English Romanticism (and author of the well-known Guide through the District of the Lakes) and a widely-anticipated new Peter Rabbit film (Dec 2020), 2020 is a great time to revisit these timeless landscapes.
Take in the celebrated landscape, hailed over the years by Beatrix Potter and William Wordsworth, on the The Cumbria Way: Crossing the Lake District.

Relive the legend of a notorious outlaw 

The Rob Roy way passes through picturesque Scottish countryside |  <i>John Millen</i>
2020 marks the 25th anniversary of the 1995 Rob Roy film, which recounts the battles of notorious outlaw and folk hero Rob Roy against a duplicitous aristocrat. Starring Liam Neeson and Jessica Lange, the film was shot entirely on location in Scotland. Today there is a dedicated Rob Roy Way that goes through classic Highland scenery and areas that were his old haunts.
The Rob Roy Way begins at Drymen, whose Clachan Inn is the oldest registered licensed pub in Scotland and would have been known by Rob Roy as it was run by his sister.

Find the ‘new’ Secret Garden 

Picturesque North York Moors national park
The English children’s classic is getting the big screen treatment next month in a new film starring Colin Firth and Julie Walters. The scenes at the secret garden – which, according to the story, is locked by Mr Craven after his wife’s accidental death – were shot at the five-acre Helmsley Walled Garden at Helmsley close to the North York Moors, where the Cleveland Way National Trail starts.
The Cleveland Way begins at Helmsley, so you can start your trip by taking a peek at the ‘new’ secret garden.

>> Find lots of UK holiday ideas now

Contact our team by phone or email to discuss your wishes. 

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