Plymouth is a wonderful city located in the lovely South West. Besides the amazing coastline that is absolutely beautiful, there are other parts near Plymouth that are simply breathtaking too. One of the reasons I choose Plymouth University is because of the amazing places I could visit nearby in my spare time. I thought it would allow me to truly experience the UK countryside and it certainly has!
I was fortunate enough to be able to visit Dartmoor a couple weeks back. Dartmoor is located just a few miles out from Plymouth. A couple of my course mates were kind enough to organise a short trip there.
We started out at Dartmoor National Park and walked around there. It was absolutely breathtaking. The view was something I never thought I would be able to see and the amazing thing is, it is so close to Plymouth! The beauty of nature is truly amazing.
After walking for 8 miles (more or less), we finally arrived at Princetown for our lunch and a few cheeky drinks. After being in the UK for the past year and a half, I am still amazed and absolutely in love with the roast lunch. I think it is one of my favourite British foods.
Walking there was fun, but walking back was kind of a rush as we had to make it back before the sun fully set. It was a race against the sun as we walked another 8 miles back to the car. The sunset was another truly amazing view.
In total, I walked more than 16 miles that day and it was very tiring. As tiring as it was though, we still made it to a pub in Mutley for some celebratory drinks before ending the night.
Plymouth is full of wonders and I think that as long as you are willing to take the time to go discover it, you will be able to experience the most beautiful hidden gem around.