The 50 best picnic spots

From romantic riverside retreats to city parks and even London Zoo, Rhiannon Batten finds the perfect places to lay your blanket

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This week's panel:

Annie Bell is a food writer and the author of ‘The Camping Cookbook’ (£12.99, Kyle Cathie);

Julia Bradbury presents ‘Countryfile’ on BBC1, ‘Julia Bradbury’s Canal Walks’ on BBC4 and is president of the Ramblers Association (;

Jo Tinsley is the founder of, a website dedicated to finding and enjoying “good wholesome fun”;

Lulu Grimes is food director of BBC ‘Good Food’ magazine ( and ‘olive’ magazine (;

Simon Burdess is trading director at Fortum & Mason, which sells a range of pre-prepared and DIY picnic hampers (

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