Best ‘picturesque’ picnic spots for the Jubilee bank holiday weekend – full list

Another of the UK’s top picnic spots is Plankey Mill in Northumberland. A spokesperson said: “If you’re planning a day out where you can tuck into your perfectly prepped picnic, taking a break to bathe in the waters of River Allen, the Plankey Mill trail is a must.

“There are plenty of activities to keep you occupied, including some lovely trails through the wooded River Gorge to the old mill and campsite.

“Make sure to keep a family game of ‘I spy’ on the cards, with grey wagtail, otter and heron among the native faunae.”