www.buckinghamlodge.co.uk 9 tastefully decorated, comfortable bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, some with both a bath and shower. Free wi-fi, tea and coffee making facilities, fresh milk, complimentary shower products. Flatscreen T.V. and thermastically controlled heating. Short walk to Riveria Conference Centre, Torre Abbey, train station and the seafront. Dietary requirements catered for.
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Occombe Farm Beer Festival 2011
Such a great day out for all your real ale Fans! The Occombe Beer Festival is back and taking place in the beautiful countryside that surrounds the 150 acre Occombe Farm. The event takes place on the 10th and 11th June 2011 with many local ales on offer along with ciders and perry, a hog roast, live local bands and a bbq. The Farm itself is completely organic and is a registered conservation charity managed by Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust. Admission is only £5 to include a souvenir glass, free to under 18's but must be accompanied by an adult.
For more info about the farm and the festival click on the link below: http://www.occombe.org.uk/mainintro.cfm?id=336
There has been an increasing awareness of the amount of plastics in our oceans and on our beaches and this awareness has recently been highlighted by the great Sir David Attenborough.
The shocking images of the 5 mile radius of floating plastic litter in the Caribbean Sea both saddened and maddened me whilst making me feel guilty about what mankind is doing to our lovely planet.
As I live near the sea and have a crazy Labrador cross Springer Spaniel I am often found on the beach - not starring out to sea but head bent either picking up litter or picking up beautiful sea glass. The sea glass I keep and recycle into art; the rubbish goes straight into the nearest council bin or recycling container.
Manufacturers are slowly adjusting their practices which means reducing their use of plastic packaging which is good news but it did make me think hotels/guest houses/b&b's should also get their act together to be more environmentally friendly.
The Devon County Show takes place on 16th, 17th and 18th May at Westpoint Exeter.
Livestock and animals, stunts, JCB Dancing Diggers, beer tent, honey, stalls clothes, Falconer, Food and drink, horses, sheep shearing, steam engines, vintage cars, and crafts to name just a few of the attractions taking place. A fantastic day out for all the family.
We have accommodation available at the Buckingham Lodge www.buckinghamlodge.co.uk so why not combine a visit to the show with a stay on the beautiful Riviera in Torquay. Contact us direct and let us know you are going to the County Show to receive a discount on accommodation. 01803 293538 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Dartmoor can be a most inhospitable place when the weather is bad and this weekend its not the best for the 2,400 youngsters undertaking the Ten Tors Challenge.
The event is organised by the British Army and is mainly attended by teenagers aged 14 to 19 from schools, colleges, scout groups and army cadets, although entrants have been limited this year from the South West due to increasing numbers interested in undertaking the challenge.
The event will see the participants trekking in teams of six up to 55 miles (89km).
The teams will camp overnight in what could be very wet and windy conditions this weekend and should arrive back at the starting point at 9am tomorrow Sunday 12th May. .
Almost 300 youngsters with special physical or educational needs will also
take part in the Jubilee Challenge, completing routes of up to 15 miles
Troops involved in the event include members of the Army, the Territorial
Army and the Royal Navy.