If you could live anywhere in the UK . . . .
Whilst there are many places one could argue are better than where we currently live I can’t see us moving from Surrey. Major transport links, the coast, the Capital etc all within an hours drive and the Surrey Hills are not only beautiful but offer some pretty good riding. Once I’m retired then anything’s for grabs….Posted 5 years agojohndohMember
Mr_Mojo – Member
Live in York, Yorkshire now but would love to live in Cornwall, somewhere near the end on the Atlantic coast.
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My brother moved from Harrogate to Truro two years ago.
He hates it but with two kids about to do their GCSEs he is stuck.Posted 5 years agoathgrayMember
Difficult one. I like Perthshire. Dunkeld is at the edge of the Highlands but close to Perth for work.Posted 5 years ago
If work was less pressing then Assynt is hard to beat. I think the most spectacular part of the UK.
Live in Peebles at the moment which has everything I need. If looking further afield then New Zealand is the only country outside of Scotland I would wish to live.heckler73Member
i live in a village 15 mins from inverness, 3 mins from the beach and 10 mins from learnie trails, road bike routes on my backdoor, cairngorms 30 mins away, oh and klunk i built the gate lodge and estate managers house in photos on your link, multi millionaires pad at ailean aigas , yup ticks all the boxes here………… 😀Posted 5 years agodekadanseMember
Very happy where I am just now – Suffolk, prettily undulating countryside, trails from my door, forests nearby, coasts ditto – great local food, and Adnams beer……..or in another life, Bishops Castle or Montgomery on the Shropshire/Powys border (so much good riding nearby, and again cracking beer and food, plus prehistoric hill forts)…..or Northumberland……or the Gower.Posted 5 years agocolournoiseSubscriber
Looking to move to somewhere up near Huddersfield next year, providing we can both find jobs. Work/life balance choice. Thought about North Norfolk, the Lakes, Cornwall and the Highlands, but South/West Yorkshire gives us the best chance of suitable jobs in an area with good biking and walking links and decent transport links.Posted 5 years agoSponging-MachineMember
Croyde without a doubt.
Really? I’ve just moved from there after 4 years. Finally had enough of inflated prices for everything and **** from up the line remarking on how I must have a wonderfully slow pace of life. The mountain biking is shite too (road riding is good though).
Much happier being back in Plymouth. I’ve no intention of moving anywhere. It’s not for everyone though.Posted 5 years agomikewsmithSubscriber
Lakes – NW beyond Keswick. All the good bits cheaper and less tourists.
I was in and around Cockermouth for 2 stints about 6/7 years in total. Best place I have lived. As much as you want on your doorstep, good employment in lots of areas, day trip distance to lots of places, short weekend trips to loads more. And some fine beer and great people.Posted 5 years agoJulianAMember
crikey – Member
Or if I had to work, I’d live in Gent.
I’d live with you, if that’s ok with your other half
Either you really like Gent too or I’ve completely misunderstood your post!
I think MrsJulianA would have an issue with your suggestion! (Unless you happen to be Tom Ford’s identical twin?)Posted 5 years agosomafunkSubscriber
I’d move 6 miles along the coastline from where i stay at the moment (kircudbright sw-scotland), buy a nice little beach house chalet and i’d be perfectly happy and content, one room for sleeping in, one room for bikes, one room for eating/drinking/socialising with a wee log burner for heating/cooking and a glass wall fronting onto the shoreline or beach. Trouble is the cost of the land is prohibitive otherwise i’d have plonked a caravan/mobile home down already, Anyone got a spare £80,000 they don’t need so i can at least buy the land?.Posted 5 years agobigblackshedSubscriber
North Devon or Pembrokeshire.
Don’t know what I’d do for a living though. Manufacturing is non-existent in both, and I certainly don’t want to work in an oil refinery.
But if the lottery numbers came up The Wife has ear marked the house she wants in Saunton. 🙄Posted 5 years agogrumMember
New Zealand…mountains, undulating grasslands, glaciers, beaches…just about every type of terrain bar deserts.
Whereabouts in the UK is New Zealand?
For me I reckon it possibly would be outskirts of Edinburgh – if I could ever afford it. Somewhere around Keswick would do nicely too.Posted 5 years agosaxabarMember
On balance (riding/work) I’m hard pushed to think of better than here in Bethesda (N. Wales) – particularly given the sunshine and a colourful autumn. A 7 mile off road commute into uni’ to keep me ticking over and lots of mountains on my door step with trails that I don’t even know about yet. What else could one want?Posted 5 years ago
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