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The Abandoned House, Shining Cliff Woods


Past a small market town in north Derbyshire lies Shining Cliff Woods. It was a cold January day when Ben and I explored this creepy and supposedly haunted patch of forest. The remnants of Derbyshire’s industrial past are scattered throughout this region, giving it a rich history. I’m talking ruined manor houses, converted mills and

Winter Mist at Bellever Forest, Dartmoor


What do you do when you finish work early on a cold January day? Well, those miserable days in the city can turn out to be pretty magical out on the moors. Bellever forest is one of my favourite places on Dartmoor, but I’ve only been there in warm summer weather. In the winter, it’s just

Winter Seas at Whitsand Bay


There are so many reasons why I love living near Whitsand Bay in Cornwall. Getting blown around the beach on blustery winter days is definitely one of them. The sea hides the seasons well. There are no trees with bare branches, no mud churned fields to give away signs of frost and hard ground. It may

Trebah Gardens, Cornwall


Ah, the hidden paradise of Trebah Gardens. This was such a beautiful find! Sub-tropical gardens in England, who would have thought it. Footpaths wind their way past fern glades, ivy covered fountains and lilypad lakes, with palm trees and rhododendrons flourishing in this unique micro climate. It was so peaceful here, filled with such a

Lydford Gorge, Dartmoor


Last summer was a whirlwind of adventures with my friend Sarah. I’ve got so many photos stockpiled that I don’t even know where to begin! One of our first trips was to the beautiful Lydford Gorge on Dartmoor. It’s the deepest gorge in the South West and home to the 30ft Whitelady waterfall. The sun

Merrivale Stone Circle, Dartmoor


One of the things I love about Dartmoor is the history of the place. Humans have settled here for over 10,000 years, and the landscape has the highest concentration of neolithic stone circles, stone rows, cairns and burial mounds in the whole of England. One of these ancient sites can be found just outside the

The Lost Gardens of Heligan


I’ve never seen so many shades of green in my life. Dark, glossy leaves that hang like emerald jewels, clearings of fuzzy fiddlehead ferns, splashes of lilac from the last of the rhododendrons. The air is heavy and humid, thick with the musk of damp earth. The sun sends down shafts of light that flitter

Treetop Camping in the Pine Forest


Tonight I’d be treetop camping in the pines. A crackling fire and a pot of coffee were waiting as I reached the campsite. Twilight had fallen, and I could just make out the tents floating in the forest, suspended between the pine trees. We were in Haldon Forest, a swathe of woodland that stretches for 3500

Sunset at Bantham Beach


Tucked away down a quiet Devon lane lies Bantham Beach, one of the most picturesque beaches on the South Devon coastline. Soft sand dunes open out onto a sheltered bay, while Burgh Island looms just offshore. I’ve lost count of the times I’ve come out here just to unwind and find headspace. So, sometime last summer,

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Chesca

↠ a travelogue of adventures ↠ travelling the world with my love and working as we go. these are our stories.

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  •  a hidden water shrine tucked away behind the busy
  • What Id give to be back on Gili T beneath
  • Taken about a year ago one misty afternoon on Dartmoor
  • New video up on YouTube when we went to Winnats
  • Its a slow Monday today filled with lots of tea
  • If you go down to the woods today new blog
  • We went and explored some abandoned creepy places including this
  • Bit of a change from Thailand! Were back in the

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