The Midlands seems to have attracted a disproportionate number of artists and artisans to its gentle rolling countryside. You can find winemakers, chocolatiers, sculptors, brewers, leather makers, weavers and cheese makers here, amongst others, as well as a host of great little restaurants and cafés. The Midlands Meander brings them all together in one body, which promotes them. In practical terms, this means all their details are collated in one place and you can get hold of maps and leaflets that tell you what there is to see and where. Pick a few that interest you and spend the day pottering between them, in all likelihood stocking up on great souvenirs and eating too much as you go!