Waterfalls and wildflowers, beavers, bike rides, a Dales sunrise … our readers share their magical escapes from reality this year
We decided to try a trip to Belgium, as it isn’t a particularly long drive and it doesn’t get too hot – or so we thought. Flanders is a brilliant place if you like cycling or walking. It also – we found out – is excellent for beer and food. At the beginning of August, Flanders was steaming hot and glorious in a sleepy, boozy, friendly way. We cycled, drank and ate for six days in Maarkedal, until the quarantine forced our hand and we headed back to the UK.