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Rutherglen Reformer - - Reader Travel - Mary Ann Pick­ford

You can re­lax to your heart’s con­tent or take part in out­door ac­tiv­i­ties amid one of the UK’s most popular na­tional parks.

My boyfriend Mike and I had made grand plans to go on a bike ride in nearby Dalby For­est, de­spite me be­ing a bit of a new­bie on two wheels.

We even got as far as se­lect­ing and print­ing out one of the many cy­cle routes the re­gion had to of­fer.

All that went out the win­dow as soon as we stepped inside Lo Cros­sett Cot­tage near the scenic il­lage of rec­om­mended Hunters of Helm­s­ley, an award­win­ning del­i­catessen, so that was our first stop.

Ba­sic gro­ceries turned out to be a bit on the pricey side but the qual­ity of food made up for it. If you pre­fer non-food shop­ping, there are plenty of jew­ellery and clothes bou­tiques among cafés and bak­eries.

But if you’re into na­ture and wildlife, check out the fam­ily-friendly In­ter­na­tional Cen­tre for Birds of Prey, the cen­tre is the old­est of its kind in the world.

Lo­cated next to the Dun­combe Park, it cov­ers 10 acres and has species from owls to fal­cons.

It was fas­ci­nat­ing to get up close and per­sonal with th­ese aerial hunters and the fly­ing demon­stra­tion we caught added to the ex­pe­ri­ence.

Low Cros­sett Cot­tage is a home from home

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