Sunday, 18 August 2013

Our ‪‎Route125‬ Adventure & Competition

For hubbie this was a dream come true getting to head off on a #Route125 adventure driving the rather fabulous Toyota RAV4.  The boys were equally enthusiastic “I want to stay in this car forever”.  I could not believe my luck either, when you are used to travelling in a Nissan Micra the chance to actually stretch out your legs is a welcome luxury!!!

Eldest summed it up with “hundreds of leg space”, yes it certainly was roomy, I also loved the vantage point, and we seemed to be sitting higher up and had a better view of the road and the world around us!  Which helps if your setting off on family adventures, you need to embrace every view and every detail…

My hubbie is ruined for having done the test drive; he is now sulking desperately, he returned to our car with a heavy heart!  He is missing all the high-tec features the most, the built in SAT-NAV, the electronic boot, being told when to shift gear and controlling the drivers seat electronically!  He adores gadgets and this car was laden with anything he could possibly need and more.  We did have the model with all the extra’s to drive mind, it was priced at around £29k, but to see the pure delight in his face it would be worth us starting to save or look at payment plans.  


As the practical mum I was more interested in the boot space!  It was huge, when we holiday we become even more cramped as you can imagine.  I think the boot is almost as big as the car we own…


My boys were all about having their own windows they could operate.  At the moment, they have tiny windows that do not open on our car, so they were in their element!  Youngest after realising he could control his own window “I can see the birds dance they like our music”.  What I did like though was you could also lock the window from the front, so if your children are being silly hanging their arms out or at the stage they want to lob stuff out of the window for kicks (gosh I do not miss not having a toddler anymore) you can lock their window till they behave!

Our family adventure was at Greenwood Forest Park; we had a lovely time thank you Toyota


When we returned to the car park after our day out I felt a huge sense of pride that was our car (even if only for the day!).  


It just looks so impressive, commending a place on the road.  It was a smooth drive, a surprisingly light car to drive.  Hubbie thought he would be intimated driving a much bigger car to the one he is used to, but it was a breeze.  The big mirrors made seeing around the car a simple and safe process and the reversing camera made manoeuvring a bigger car easy!

Toyota kindly gave us a bloggers pack to take off on our journey, with a flask, some lovely books, a game for the children and other useful bits and pieces.  


If you would like to win one of these for yourself then please kindly fill out the rafflecopter below by the 7th of September.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

267 comments:

  1. Kirsten Murphy18 August 2013 09:42

    Pan For Gold in the Scottish Lowlands sounds good!

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  2. launch from a runway greenham common

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  3. Drive the pilgrims way

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  4. Pan for Gold

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  5. katrina day-reilly18 August 2013 10:14

    ampthill for leaf rubbings

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  6. Sounds like a fantastic car and day out you all had. I'd like to travel to Scotland to Slackline through the woods.

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  7. I've never been to Scotland so I'd love to pan for gold

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  8. I'd like to travel to Segway Through Forest

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  9. Elizabeth Wragg18 August 2013 10:47

    never been to Scotland before so i think i would love to pan for gold :)

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  10. alison johnson18 August 2013 10:56

    Segway through the forest looks lovely x

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  11. SEGWAY THROUGH FOREST

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  12. CORNWALL - Dive into a hidden place :)

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  13. Defo pan for gold

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  14. North Wales , love it there, thanks for the chance to win this x

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  15. fantastic prize

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  16. Pan for gold! Yippee!

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  17. Pan For Gold in the Scottish Lowlands! (in rafflecopter as Helen Moulden)

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  18. deffo cornwall. x

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  19. Visit the 4 corners of Britain

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  20. London to free run in the city!

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  21. Skara Brae prehistoric village

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  22. London or the Lake District!

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  23. The Lake District or The Peak District they are both beautiful in Autmn when the leaves turn to copper

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  24. London or the Lake district. I love both places for different reasons.

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  25. Great prize, I'd love to win.

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  26. To the beach on the sunniest of days with everything all packed in for a fully packed superfun day! :-)

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  27. Lake District

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  28. Pick your own fruit - number 47!

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  29. The Lake District for me :)

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  30. JUDITH EDDINGTON18 August 2013 18:32

    uncover hidden dragons in wales

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  31. Tamalyn Roberts18 August 2013 18:51

    we are off to london in october to visit legoland so that will be very helpful x

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  32. jane templeman18 August 2013 18:59

    to the beach

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  33. The Cotswolds. We were going the other year, but something happened and we had to change our plans

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  34. lake district

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  35. The lake district

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  36. George Spedding18 August 2013 20:50

    Pan for gold in Scotland

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  37. the lake district

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  38. Beky Austerberry18 August 2013 21:06

    the lake district - ive been once but not as a mum and would love to show my kids the beautiful sights

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  39. the lake district

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  40. Kerry Lambourne18 August 2013 21:08

    You lucky people. That's an awesome car to test drive.

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  41. barbara daniels18 August 2013 21:16

    Definitely the lake district

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  42. Claz Waltgreen18 August 2013 21:17

    the lake district would be fab

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  43. The Lakes for me!

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  44. Sea kayaking with wildlife in the Shetland Islands

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  45. The Lake District

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  46. Valley of the Rocks
    lynton

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  47. christina brown18 August 2013 22:04

    Lake District!

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  48. The Lake District

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  49. The Norfolk Broads.

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  50. Crawl the Cotswolds!

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  51. St Keverne, Cornwall. I've never been to the South East and would love to travel round Cornwall.

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  52. Lake District :)

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  53. norfolk broads

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  54. Sophia Johnson18 August 2013 23:31

    The lakes- walk with predators sounds great ��

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  55. Lake district

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  56. Dig for fossils - Charmouth, Dorset

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  57. Scotland, I bet it would be great for driving there

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  58. Pan for Gold I think :)

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  59. Fossils in Dorset, followed by hill walking in the Lake District, happy days :-)

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  60. Visit the Highlands and look for Nessie

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  61. Segway through the forest!

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  62. gillian burden19 August 2013 07:37

    The Norfolk Broads

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  63. lake district

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  64. kathryn phillips19 August 2013 08:01

    Cornwall x

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  65. Lake District

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  66. All of them sounds good as I move from holland to England two years ago, I have not seen a lot of the country, but think Lake District be first as my partner says is beautiful there. Good luck everyone.

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  67. number 21, to go and explore merlins caves would be fantastic

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  68. I would love Number 35 - Ascending Snowdon because being a Welsh girl myself, I would love to take the children to the top of this wonderful mountain!

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  69. The Lake District

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  70. Dig for fossils in Charmouth, Dorset

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  71. The Norfolk Broads.

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  72. Love the Jurassic Coast, so digging for fossils in Dorset!

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  73. I would love to try the Scottish Highlands. Don't get to visit Scotland as much as I used to now the grandparents are no long with us.

    I would love to visit - Orkney Islands and do some whale spotting

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  74. Morning, lots to select, Kentwell Hall, scarey walk, sound like a thing Jacob would love

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  75. Attachment Mummy19 August 2013 10:48

    Walk with predators

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  76. clare greenwood19 August 2013 12:00

    we would spot seals at wells-next- the-sea

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  77. Hilda Hazel Wright19 August 2013 12:00

    14 - riding a tandem at Sherwood Pines Forest Park! I'd love to try a tandem!

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  78. number 125 :)

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  79. free run in the city

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  80. Rishona Taylor19 August 2013 13:00

    segway through forest- number 87

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  81. 38 - find nessie! :)

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  82. The Scottish Highway

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  83. Lucinda Barton19 August 2013 18:13

    Oh would have to be the scottish highlands! Always wanted to go!

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  84. Caroline Mortimer19 August 2013 19:41

    Lake District

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  85. Laura Pritchard19 August 2013 19:57

    Sixty Shades of Green http://www.route125.co.uk/region/south-east-england/294/stage

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  86. The Lake District

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  87. The lake district :)

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  88. Lake district

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  89. The Brecon Beacons

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  90. Scottish Highlands

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  91. Stephanie Tsang19 August 2013 21:25

    I'd love to go to the Lake District

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  92. ORKNEY/SHETLAND ISLANDS

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  93. my kids would love to go there...

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  94. what a lovely day you all had.
    i would choose cornwall.

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  95. Horse ride in the hills in Pembrokeshire!

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  96. Uncover hidden dragons sounds fun x

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  97. the norfolk broads

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  98. To Cornwall, to discover merlins cave!

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  99. leanne williams20 August 2013 06:04

    the norfolk broads

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  100. has to be cornwall

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  101. Norfolk Broads

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  102. Rosemary Emery20 August 2013 12:39

    Take my Mother In Law to the Edan Project as a treat as she has been battling breast cancer with great fortitude and positivity. Thanks :)

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  103. Mariana Tarkulicova20 August 2013 13:04

    Lake district

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  104. off to cornwall

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  105. Cornwall :)

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  106. the lake district sounds lovely

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  107. Gemma Summersby20 August 2013 21:58

    I'd love to travel to the Highlands of Scotland :)

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  108. Cornwall

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  109. Julie Jingle Baxter21 August 2013 15:33

    cornwall

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  110. Most Def.Cornwall! :)

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  111. Cornwall - Discover Merlin's Cave (in Tintagel)

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  112. I would love to go to Wales as I have never been. I would deffo climb the coastal cliff whilst I was there looks like sooo much fun!

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  113. Wales would be a great place to visit, especially the Cambrian area.

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  114. Jessica Newman22 August 2013 21:25

    I would love to go to the lake district I went as a child and remember loving the beauty of the place and would love to return

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  115. 82 looks fun collecting leaf rubbings at maulden wood

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  116. 90 Find flotsam & jetsom, sounds like fun we could all take part in. x

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  117. north wales. Never been but heard lots of nice things about the area

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  118. I'd like to go to Skye

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  119. NAVIGATE TO GEOCACHES in the Trough of Bowland

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  120. I would love to travel to Wick AS NOBODY CAN HOLD A CANDLE TO IT

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  121. To Shetland, always wanted to go

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  122. Lynmouth, Devon

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  123. TwoLittlePaines24 August 2013 23:07

    Merlins Cave in Cornwall

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  124. Helen Sandra Hunt25 August 2013 09:30

    Scotland as its some where I have never been :)

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  125. Michelle Ferguson25 August 2013 17:08

    Cornwall

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  126. Robyn Logan Clarke25 August 2013 23:35

    The Tomb of Eagles would be amazing!

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  127. I've never been to wales so I would love to see some of the area. Either that or the medievil graffiti hunt sounds great. So much I'd do really. I love history and historic sights

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  128. oh visit wales and visit my friends too great holiday yippee

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  129. melanie stirling27 August 2013 00:57

    No 43 sleep on the beach,I've never slept outdoors and this sounds wonderful!

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  130. Linda McGarrigle27 August 2013 09:48

    Number 63

    SWING ACROSS A RIVER

    Swing across a river

    We think that building a bridge across a river is a bit boring. Instead we want to build a rope swing so that we can swing daringly across the water. We'll build some practice swings first, climbing trees and using strong knots and rope. Then we'll try our techniques over a real river. Hold on tight!

    looks like great fun x

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  131. I'd love to do Number 18 - bag ruined castles. I haven't been to Scotland since I was about 8 years old and would love to go back as an adult, I was only young but have such vivid memories of the castles and history.

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  132. Zoe Matthewman28 August 2013 07:44

    it would have to be the lake district it is absolutely fab

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  133. It'd have to be panning for gold. number 33

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  134. Merlin's Cave, Cornwall

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  135. The Lake District, one of my favourite places

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  136. To the coast probably Great Yarmouth

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  137. Lynton in Devon

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  138. Number 52,Free Run the City,not sure I could run,but love the premise of it

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  139. The Lake District

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  140. No 80 - Blakeney to spot seals would be awesome.

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  141. Lynton in Devon

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  142. Disney World :)

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  143. Def a beach x

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  144. The Captain Cook Museum at Whitby - wonderful town

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  145. Definitely Cornwall

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  146. Christopher Powell1 September 2013 20:27

    The Scottish Highlands from the map, I reckon plenty of fun could be had in it there.

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  147. Kate Mo Edwards1 September 2013 21:18

    lynton in Devon i stayed there for my honeymoon :-) would love to go back as i couldn't really appreciated it when we stayed there as i had morning, noon night sickness as i found out i was pregnant a week before the wedding lol

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  148. Pembroke, love it there!

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  149. I would love to Segway through the North Yorks moors :)

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  150. WOW, great prize!

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  151. Nicola McConnell2 September 2013 20:51

    The Scottish Highlands:)

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  152. I'd like to discover Merlins Cave in Cornwall

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  153. Katherine Coldicott3 September 2013 11:38

    106 Top a Volcano

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  154. Stephanie Whitehouse,3 September 2013 14:02

    Gairloch, Scotland, IV21 2BS

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  155. Jennifer Hudson3 September 2013 17:50

    Cornwall, to Discover Merlin's Cave.

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  156. What an incredible prize to win good luck everyone x

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  157. The Lake District

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  158. Lowri Tegan Earith3 September 2013 21:49

    snowdon!

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  159. Scottish Highlands

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  160. Number 57 - To photograph birds of prey on the Isle of Mull.

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  161. to chester zoo with my boys

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  162. Scottish Highlands! :-)

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  163. Mary-Ann Pollard4 September 2013 17:19

    Number 9 -

    Horse ride in the hills at Dinas Cross, Pembrokeshire

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  164. the scottish highlands

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  165. cornwall :) x

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  166. Angela Williams4 September 2013 22:03

    The Lake District

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  167. Laura Anne Farnworth4 September 2013 22:54

    The Scottish Highlands

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  168. I'd love to visit the Scottish Highlands

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  169. Vicky-Louise Robinson5 September 2013 05:52

    24 Walk in the trees (Kew Gardens) as it would be fabulous

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  170. The Scottish Highlands

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  171. The Lake District :)

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  172. No. 58 sailing on Ullwater would be great. Never been to the Lake District.

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  173. Sail the not so high seas :-)

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  174. 106 Top a Volcano

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  175. Kel Ellen Hirst5 September 2013 18:00

    99

    Potter in the wild

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  176. Rosemary Sheehan5 September 2013 21:18

    Moffat

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  177. 70 visit the four corners of Britain x

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  178. 11. Charmouth

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  179. Scottish Highlands

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  180. SLACKLINE THROUGH THE WOODS

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  181. The Lake District

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  182. Northern Ireland

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  183. greta blacklock5 September 2013 23:31

    The Lake District

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  184. ♫ Alison M ♪6 September 2013 05:42

    The Lake District

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  185. the Scottish Highlands :)

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  186. Katharine Bourne-Francis6 September 2013 08:45

    The Lake District

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