Take a break and take in a historic property, says National Trust

With heavy road traffic forecast for the upcoming bank holiday weekend, the National Trust is urging families to stop off at over 30 of its sites lying a short distance from motorway junctions and A-roads.

stopoffs map - image:NT
stopoffs map - image:NT

The Trust’s South West region director Mark Harold said: "We’re encouraging people to plan around the congestion to make the journey an enjoyable part of the holiday."

Ideas include the gardens and parkland of Killerton, 11km from a stretch of the M5 likely to be busy with travellers to the West Country, and the landscape garden of Stourhead, 4km from the A303.

The initiative ties in with the Highways Agency’s Don’t just drive, Discover campaign, which urges families to plan their journeys as much as they plan their holidays, and to take breaks en route.

See www.nationaltrust.org.uk/bankholiday for details.

 

Subscribe to Horticulture Week for more news, more in-depth features and more technical and market info.

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Sign up now
Already registered?
Sign in

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus

Read These Next

Sargent's solutions - the benefits of CPD for your business

Sargent's solutions - the benefits of CPD for your business

Continual learning is an essential part of the job and professionals should embed it in their work process, says Alan Sargent.

Blowers, Vacs and Sweepers: pedestrian and tractor-mounted kit

Blowers, Vacs and Sweepers: pedestrian and tractor-mounted kit

These machines offer a step up in power for those tackling bigger clean-up jobs and can help to keep costs down, Sally Drury explains.

Blowers, Vacs and Sweepers: handheld and backpack machines

Blowers, Vacs and Sweepers: handheld and backpack machines

Battery technology is widening choice and petrol models are also improving, Sally Drury reports.


Follow us on:
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
  • Google +
Horticulture Jobs
More Horticulture Jobs
Horticulture Week Custodian Awards 2017 - the winners!

Find out more about the outstanding parks, gardens and arboricultural projects and teams that became our Custodian Award 2017 winners.

Contracts & Tenders

Products & Kit Resources