■ The iconic Flying Scotsman Train will decamp to Norfolk for the first time this October. It will fly the Mid-Norfolk railway. Just Go! Holidays is offering a new coach break which includes a trip on the locomotive. Three days cost from £229pp, two sharing, half board. Departs October 9 from various pick up points in the Midlands. justgoholidays.com
■ Restrictions have been lifted and just in time for apple and pear blossom. Visit Herefordshire is now vying to become the UK’s capital for blossom, and has produced a hotspots guide and new blossom cycle trail.
The “In the Pink” guide includes a live blossom map, featuring orchard photography, orchard walks (and cider tasting) and recommended picnic spots.
It’s the next best thing to touring Japan during its cherry blossom season.
■ Learn about the history and culture of America’s South on the new Journey Along the Civil Rights Trail with Trafalgar. The itinerary highlights the main events and people involved with the fight for equality and freedom, such as Dr Martin Luther King. The trip starts in Memphis and ends in Atlanta. You’ll hear first hand from activists and meet local communities.
Nine days from £2,486pp, (departs Sept 18), including coach travel, some meals, eight nights’ accommodation, tours and airport transfers. International flights extra. trafalgar.com
■ Lace up those boots, it’s time to get out and join the Virtual Walking Festival 2021. Outdooractive.com has launched the virtual event to help festivals such as Bristol, Suffolk and Chepstow by offering around 50 self-guided walks which are accessible via its site and the Outdooractive app. Routes can also be printed or exported onto other devices. There will also be suggestions for local pubs, cafés and attractions.