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Picnic Inspirations

Volvic Touch of Fruit is going ‘Beyond Your Expectations’ with some delicious Picnic Inspiration recipes. With a bold fruity flavour that refreshes like water and low in sugar, Volvic Touch of Fruit is the ultimate ‘Beyond Your Expectations’ experience.

TV cook Lisa Faulkner

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“As someone who loves eating al fresco, I was so excited to work with Volvic Touch of Fruit to launch the ‘Beyond Your Expectations’ picnic guide. As a nation, we love a picnic, but it’s all too easy to fall into the habit of going to the same spot and serving the same old sandwiches, when, all it really takes are a few simple tweaks to serve up a showstopping spread! For each of my recipes, I’ve taken inspiration from my top picnic picks, giving them a little twist to make them that little bit more special.” – Lisa Faulkner

We’ve curated some recipes you can make at home to kick your picnic up a notch

With many people holidaying in the UK this summer, we’re encouraging the Great British public to go beyond expectation with their picnics by revealing the Top Ten destinations to picnic at this summer.

From clifftop crags to beachside bays, Volvic has worked in collaboration with escapism aficionadas, Hidden Gems, to curate the definitive bucket-list-worthy locations

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Explore our top 10 UK picnic spots

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Richmond Park


An iconic London setting for a picnic, Richmond Park is a lush green escape nestled in West London. The largest of London’s royal parks at over 2300 acres, this impressive space has you feeling one with nature. Enjoy your picnic spread and a breath of fresh air at this stunning location, which is home to an array of wildlife including the famous deer, Isabella Plantation which features azaleas and walking trails and landscapes which have inspired many famous artists.

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Burton Dasset Hills

Country Park

Dine al fresco on a rugged hilltop. With rugged hilltops and spectacular views, Burton Dasset Hills Country Park boasts 100 acres of some of the most unspoilt countryside Britain has to offer. Enjoy the sights of the quarry remains or meander through the Fox Covert woodland, but however you decide to spend your day, make sure you dine in style with an al-fresco picnic to enjoy on the way.

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Elan Valley Dams


Located in rural Wales, Elan Valley Dams is a place to delight the walker and wonderer of this world. An idyllic location to take a stroll alongside the sleepy sheep grazing the land, before enjoying a spot of lunch with the spectacular backdrop of the Victorian stone dam.

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Corfe Castle


Offering breath-taking views across Purbeck and secret nooks and crannies of the thousand-year-old castle, Corfe Castle is the perfect spot for a family picnic. Located in the heart of the Devon countryside, enjoy a walk along the crumbling walls of the castle before throwing down a blanket and enjoying a picnic and view that is Beyond Your Expectations.

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Mussenden Temple

Northern Ireland

Perched on a clifftop 120ft above the Atlantic Ocean, the dramatic landscape of Mussenden Temple provides a unique setting for a picnic which truly goes ‘Beyond Your Expectations’. Enjoy a stunning clifftop walk, before settling down for your picnic feast in the tranquil grounds of the temple, which are open to visitors year-round from dawn ‘till dusk.

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Raven Crag

Lake District

Well-known on the Lake District walking trail, Raven Crag is the ultimate destination for adventure and nature lovers. Put on your walking boots and enjoy the spectacular lake views from the surrounding walking routes before making camp at the summit of Raven Crag to enjoy a well-deserved picnic pitstop!

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Dunnottar Castle


Perched high on a clifftop is Dunnottar Castle – an imposing medieval fortress, which was once home to one of the most powerful families in Scotland. A perfect spot for families, the castle offers expansive lawns for picnickers, as well as impressive beaches in the bay below.

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Porthcurno Bay


Nestled on the west coast of Cornwall and sheltered between two cliffs is Porthcurno Bay. With the soft white sand between your toes and turquoise ocean as far as the eye can see, pack up your picnic hamper and refresh with a cool Volvic Touch of Fruit… at this secluded oasis, you may just forget you’re in Britain!

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Seven Sisters

Seaford, East Sussex

Take your dining experience to another level (literally) with a picnic on a cliff top. Situated in South Downs National Park, Seven Sisters offers up a treat for all the senses - breathe in the sea air whilst taking in the sights of the meandering river valley, all enjoyed with the perfect picnic spread to tickle your tastebuds

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Marsden Bay

South Tyneside

Home to one of England’s most important seabird colonies, and known locally for its history of smugglers, wrecks and even a resident ghost, Marsden Bay is a truly unique setting for picnicking. Pitch up your picnic spot atop one of the dramatic cliffs or explore the hidden caves and bays along the coastline.