Planning a quick getaway? To help you make the most of your outdoor leisure time, weathertrending picks out the Weekend SweetSpot – an area of the UK that we think looks one of the better placed, weather-wise, for the upcoming weekend.
Fancy some fresh air and exercise amidst gentle hills this weekend – oh, with more than a dash of culture mixed in? Well, if you head a mere thirty miles northwest from London, you’ll find just the thing.
The Chilterns Hills will let you breathe! The unspoilt countryside of rolling hills and woodlands, so pleasing to the eye, also provides great rambling opportunity. These are not huge fells, but they’ll certainly put some colour in your cheeks on a winter’s day!
Literary fans of all ages simply have to make a ‘beeline’ for the Roald Dahl Museum in sleepy Great Missenden. Then maybe walk to the top of Coombe Hill and peer down over The Prime Minister’s country residence of Chequers. Why not finish the day strolling around Hughenden, once the rural pile of Benjamin Disraeli?
This Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty has provided a backdrop for some memorable film and television too. From Midsomer Murders to Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, you can find yourself back where so many family favourites were recorded.
And the weather will provide as much variety as the scenery. The weekend will start cold and frosty with some crisp sunshine on Saturday.
By Sunday, clouds will be gathering, with some rain on the horizon. So pack your layers and waterproofs.