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Getting out of London to visit a field of flowers

I feel like for the past couple of years I say it’s good to get out of the capital, be it London or Beijing.

But damn, it’s good to get out of the capital.

London living is fast paced and expensive and so trips abroad haven’t been so fruitful recently and so I have made a new resolution for myself. Explore the local area.

And this weekend I was joined by the lovely Emily from The Cosy Traveller on my big trip out of the city to Hitchin Lavender Farm.

Just catching the train out of the city felt like a break in itself. Leaving the big skyscrapers behind and getting out into the open.

It took us half an hour to reach Hitchin where we then had to catch a taxi to the lavender and sunflower fields. Once there we purchased our tickets and grabbed our paper bags ready to pick some lavender – the sunflowers were a bit too big!

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When we turned up and saw the amount of people at the site, I was a bit concerned that we’d struggle to find our own plot of field but actually the fields went on much further than we thought.

I’m not going to lie, we did lots of poses. Yes some of them look like they belong in the Sound of Music but seriously, it was SO MUCH FUN.

There was a minor hitch where it rained for all of 30 seconds and we thought we were going to have to abandon everything for cake, but the sun came through for us.

Although, hey, we went for cake in the end anyway.

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We visited Hitchin Lavender and Sunflower farm my taking a train from Kings Cross Station to Hitchin and then catching a taxi to the sunflower fields. A one way taxi costs around £7.60 each way.

Entry to the farm is £4.50 but you do get to pick an insane amount of lavender. 

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12 Comments

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    Keri @ Ladies What Travel
    August 27, 2016 at 5:33 am

    I grew up in Stevenage, one train stop away and never knew about this place until last year! When I pop home to see the family I’ll have to go visit!

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    Wandering Carol
    September 3, 2016 at 7:07 am

    Worth it for the photo ops alone! Plus, all that beautiful scent of lavender – it’s supposed to be very relaxing. So is cake. I wish I’d heard of this before as I was just in London.

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    Carol Colborn
    September 3, 2016 at 8:33 am

    I had to go to the Cotswolds to see a lavender farm! I didn’t know that a 30-minute train ride would take me to one plus a sunflower field!!! The second post today that tells me to go back to London!

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    Fiona Maclean
    September 3, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    you do look as if you had a fabulous day out! Amazing

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    anna
    September 3, 2016 at 10:07 pm

    Ahhh looks amazing! I would have loved to see both. We missed the Lavender fields when we were in Provence, which was a shame. Next time we are in the UK we will be sure to stop here.

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    Jackie Sills-Dellegrazie
    September 4, 2016 at 8:09 am

    Very Sound Of Music-ish indeed! The fields of lavender and sunflowers are so pretty. It’s always nice to spend some time appreciating local sights.

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    Jenna
    September 4, 2016 at 11:19 pm

    So fun! Finding spots to explore close to your local area is always a good idea, especially when you have a place like this close by. The lavender and sunflowers both look gorgeous–I would have taken a bunch of photos too! I love that you got to take some lavender home with you, too!

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    Holly
    September 5, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    Beautiful fields you found. You look very happy. Great to see something a little different.

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    Cory Lee
    September 5, 2016 at 5:16 pm

    Wow, this is absolutely beautiful! Glad that you had a great little getaway. Sometimes the best places aren’t that far away. 🙂

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    Aileen Adalid
    September 6, 2016 at 6:56 am

    Wow. That looks amazing and you took such equally amazing photos as well! I’ll definitely be taking note of this place when I head over to the UK 😉

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    Mags
    September 6, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    What a magical place. I bet those lavender fields smell devine!

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    Jayhawk
    December 25, 2016 at 10:00 am

    What a sweet post – and I'm so grateful to be friends with you. I'm deteimrned to have a cup of coffee with you one day. And then a glass of wine later that day. 🙂 xo!

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