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Exploring Sherwood Forest makes Britons top 50 bucket list experiences

Posted onPosted on 29th Jan

Exploring the beauty of the Sherwood Forest in is one of the most popular experiences that Britons have on their UK bucket list.

The finding has been revealed in a new travel report by Travelodge, which operates 580 hotels across the UK including nine in Nottinghamshire.

Exploring Sherwood Forest was 42nd on the list of UK experiences. Sherwood is a popular place with visitors because of its links to the tales of Robin Hood, but it also famous for great walks and stunning scenery. It also contains a wide variety of natural wildlife with events on throughout the year.

Travelodge surveyed more than 2,000 people about their views on bucket lists. Further research findings revealed:

53% of British adults have made a New Year’s resolution to start a UK bucket list in 2020.

The average UK bucket list consists of 22 experiences and will take around nine years to accomplish.

Over a third (35%) of Brits think having a bucket list is a good idea as it encourages them to try new things.

Over a fifth (21%) of Brits reported having a bucket list helps them to achieve their goals in life.

A fifth (20%) of Brits reported that they have a joint bucket list with their partner as it enables them to spend quality time together.

The research also revealed that 45% of people’s UK bucket lists has been inspired from their childhood and includes experiences that they have wanted to try since they were a child. Over a quarter (28%) of adults reported that they get their bucket list inspiration from their friend’s stories on Instagram.

The top 50 list of bucket list activities is dominated by activities exploring Britain’s glorious countryside, experiencing some of the UK’s greatest train journeys and indulging in our finest food.

This includes exploring picturesque rural locations such as the Scottish Highlands, the Peak District, the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales. As well as, walking Hadrian’s Wall and climbing Ben Nevis.

Iconic train journeys are also a popular activity on Britons bucket list. The Jacobite steam train which tours across the Scottish highlands and was made popular in the Harry Potter movies was second on the list of experiences to try. Other train journeys to make the top 50 list include the Ravenglass & Eskdale train journey offering spectacular scenery as you travel through the Lake District.

Indulging in world famous foodie treats are also key on Britons UK list and this includes: having afternoon tea at the Ritz, dining at Gordon Ramsey’s Michelin star. As well as trying regional delicacies such as indulging in a traditional cream tea in Devon, eating pasties in Cornwall, trying haggis in Scotland, eating Scouse in Liverpool, trying a curry on the Curry Mile in Manchester, eating fish & chips at Land’s End and drinking scrumpy in Somerset.

Shakila Ahmed, Travelodge Spokesperson, said: “It is not surprising that the exploring Sherwood forest has made Briton’s bucket list. Our nine hotels in Nottinghamshire attract visitors from all corners of the globe for a variety of reasons related to music, food, sport or culture. Therefore Britons do not want to miss out on these wonderful experiences and have them on their bucket list.

“The revival of the Staycation and the start of a new decade have probably inspired Britons to put pen to paper and start a bucket list detailing the activities they have always wanted to experience at home. The UK offers a plethora of amazing experiences to try from John O’Groats to Land’s End and it’s interesting that Britons bucket lists are dominated by exploring Britain’s glorious countryside, experiencing some of the UK’s greatest train journeys and indulging in our finest food.”

“With 571 Travelodge hotels dotted across the length and breadth of the UK, we have released over three million rooms for £35 or less to help Britons kick start their UK bucket list.”

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