Asian otter

Otter spectacle at Washington Wetlands

Everyone loves otters. These gorgeous creatures are a delight to watch in the wild, if you’re lucky enough to spot them. But if you can’t get see these elusive animals in the countryside, why not take a trip to the Washington Wetlands’ otter enclosure, a great example of conservation […]

Christmas market fare

Britain’s boom in Christmas markets

Who doesn’t love a festive Christmas market? The great British public is going nuts for them this year but I’m not convinced that I share everybody’s enthusiasm. These days every town and city in Britain seems to have its own winter wonderland and seasonal shopping village based on traditional European markets. […]

Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens i

Tremenheere – Cornwall’s hidden art garden

Cornwall boasts the most gorgeous gardens in Britain so I was thrilled to discover a new addition to its great outdoor attractions. Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens is hidden in a lush valley with woodlands, a stream and dramatic vistas which provide the setting for contemporary art installations. International artists such as James Turrell and David […]

Cornwall's dramatic coastal scenery

Cornwall and ‘Poldark Country’

Cornwall’s popularity as one of Britain’s favourite holiday destinations received a boost after starring in the TV drama Poldark this year. Tourists have been flocking to the area after watching the hit TV show in which romantic hero Aidan Turner captured the heart of the nation. Could it have been down to […]

Marker stone at Shaftoe Crags walk

Shaftoe Crags – Panoramic Northumberland walk

Shaftoe Crags with its sweeping panoramic views across one of England’s best-preserved rural landscapes takes you back to Northumberland’s ancient roots. On a clear day you can see forever – well, as far as the Northumbrian coast and across to the dark silhouettes of the Simonside Hills. This remote area has changed little […]


Clovelly – Devon’s prettiest village?

Clovelly is a strong contender for the title of Devon’s prettiest village. Locked in a time warp, its charming cobbled streets, whitewashed cottages and picturesque harbour have changed little since the 1800s. The village was once a bustling fishing port but today it’s a sleepy backwater, a honey pot for tourists escaping the hustle […]

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