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The best picnic experiences in England

National Picnic Week runs from 11 – 19 June 2016, proving that there really is an awareness day or week for anything imaginable…

We’re assuming National Picnic Week must have been dreamed up by the national association of tartan blanket makers or something, but it’s a timely reminder to get your kids out into the countryside to dine alfresco. Check out our top suggestions for some of this summer’s best picnicking opportunities…

 

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If none of these snooty posh picnics sound like proper picnics to you, and you think the entertainment on offer herein defeats the point of the countryside’s golden silence, then you could always pack that ubiquitous tartan picnic blanket, some books and a few snacks for you and your family and head up to Brontë Country.

This area of West Yorkshire’s south Pennine hills is named after the famous literary sisters of the nineteenth century, who between them penned such classics as Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre, and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, and features many idyllic spots to while away an afternoon with a picnic and a novel.

Brontë Waterfall is a lovely location in the area to spread a blanket and teach your kids some classic British literature over lunch, while the rustic ruin of the Top Withens farmhouse is purported to be the inspiration for the Earnshaw family house, the titular Wuthering Heights in Emily Brontë’s landmark novel.

Now turn off your computer and get outside.

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