Heather Cowper, Author at The Headwater Moments Travel Blog

6 tips for a perfect cycling holiday

Autumn is a great time for cycling in the UK and Europe, with sunny days and fewer crowds as the summer holiday traffic disappears. We sent travel blogger Heather Cowper on our cycling holiday exploring Dorset and the Jurassic Coast – here are her tips to ensure you have a ‘wheelie’ good time on your cycling trip… 1. […]

Walking in Mahón: Menorca’s capital

Menorca’s capital of Mahón rose in importance in the 18th century, due to its strategic sheltered harbour, which enabled the British military to dominate the Eastern Mediterranean. As part of your holiday in Menorca you can take a walking tour of this historic city and enjoy its colonial legacy and laid-back Spanish charm. The walk […]

Lake District Greats: A Life in Literature

This year marks 150 years since the birth of Beatrix Potter, one of the world’s best-loved children’s authors. Beatrix Potter is celebrated for her charmingly illustrated children’s books, bringing to life characters such as Peter Rabbit and Jemima Puddleduck, based on her detailed observations of the natural world. In the Lake District, however, it was as […]

Catalunya: In the footsteps of Salvador Dalí

Master of surrealism and creative showman, Salvador Dalí was one of the most important artists of the 20th century. Dalí was born in Figueres in the Catalunya region of Spain, where he established the Dalí Museum in 1970, in the old municipal theatre. If you’re visiting Catalunya it’s well worth visiting the museum and the two […]

Stopping off in Strasbourg: A must-see on your Alsace holiday

Not far from the Rhine, in the foothills of the Vosges Mountains, are the small vineyards where the wine of Alsace is produced. On these slopes the string of small villages and towns is known as the Alsace Wine Route. For centuries the Rhine was one of Europe’s most important trade routes and in the Middle Ages Alsace was a […]

A Wine Lover’s Journey through Burgundy

A walking or cycling holiday in Burgundy will take you through gently rolling countryside where the white Charolais cattle graze in the fields and a patchwork of walled vineyards clothes the slopes. The soil on which the vines grow looks dry and infertile, but don’t be deceived. This stony ground, where the roots of the vine have to […]

10 Things to Pack for a Walking Holiday

You’re looking forward to your Headwater walking holiday; a well-earned break rambling through beautiful countryside, exploring local villages, or drinking in the mountain views. But soon it will be time to pack. To make sure you have everything you need, here’s leading blogger Heather Cowper’s recommended checklist…   1. Comfortable walking boots Comfortable walking boots […]