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Isle of Wight featured in picnic hotspot list

Tue 29 Mar 2011

Isle of Wight featured in picnic hotspot list

A place on the Isle of Wight has been named one of the top destinations in the UK to enjoy a picnic.

According to a list compiled by the National Trust, the island's Tennyson Down is up there with the likes of Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal in North Yorkshire, Surrey's Box Hill and Florence Court in Northern Ireland.

Fiona Reynolds, director general of the National Trust, stated that there is no need to wait for summer to arrive to go on a picnic.

"Spring is finally here and we have our extra hour's daylight - it's a great time of year to head outdoors and enjoy food with a view," she said.

As well as Tennyson Down on the Isle of Wight, the National Trust picked out Stourhead in Wiltshire, Dunwich Heath in Suffolk and Fell Foot in Cumbria as good places to go for a picnic.

Tennyson Down is named after the poet Alfred Tennyson, who wrote many of his most famous works during Isle of Wight holidays.

Posted by Louise Parkes ADNFCR-3083-ID-800478838-ADNFCR

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