Summer is here and the school holidays are in full swing.

We were reading a news story about Bolton Foster Carers choosing their favourite local tourist attractions. Now we may be biased but, being based in the South West, we think we have some of the best spots in the whole country. 

So we thought we’d ask some of the Fostering Foundation team for some of their top tips on places to go or visit.

Jim W  “Leigh Woods near Clifton Suspension Bridge and close to the centre of the city has wooded walking and cycle trails for all the family. Nearby at Ashton Court there are purpose built mountain bike trails. Fun for all the family whatever the weather (I quite like a mudfest!)”

Diana F-G “I could recommend St Ives there are lots of beautiful quirky shops and a beautiful beach!! Also some lovely sea food restaurants where I tried Lobster for the first time and it was Delicious!!!! Not sure how I felt when I saw them add more live ones to the tank though eeeeeeeeK!!!

Will L “Although I’m not a local as such I’ve enjoyed going to Haldon Forest when I’ve been travelling down to Tavi or Exeter as a chance to stretch the legs from my car journey, especially when I’ve got the dog with me too. I always wish I had my mountain bike with me every time I go so that I can explore more. I definitely want to try Leigh Woods near Bristol for some of the same….”

Nicole H “As I runner, I am spoilt for choice for local places to go to, but my favourite Dartmoor location is a 20mins run away called Double Waters, where the river Tavy meets the river Walkham. When the river is calm it is a popular swimming spot for my Jack Russell Terrier too 😊”

Simon D “As a wild swimmer, I love swimming in Dartmoor rivers and secluded South Devon coves in the summer.

Donna C “A family favourite are the walks along the Tamar Trails in Gulworthy, near Tavistock which have magnificent views over the Tamar Valley and River Tamar. They also have an activity centre which offer Bushcraft survival, high ropes, archery and zip wires for the more adventurous.

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