Outdoor Britain

Minack Theatre, Cornwall, nature

You don’t need to travel nearly as far as you think to experience the wonder of the natural world. There are so many natural wonders to be seen right here in the British Isles.

Castlerigg

Our best heritage journey by car: A591 road between Keswick and Lake Windermere.

Cutting a swathe across the Scottish Highlands, from Inverness in the north to Fort William in the south, The Great Glen is a wild and wonderful landscape, with spectacular natural and cultural heritage to discover.

Wye valley, autumn

A hidden gem spanning England and Wales and the three counties of Herefordshire, Gloucestershire and Monmouthshire, Wye Valley and Forest of Dean is beautiful any time of year but, in autumn, its rich landscape comes alive with spectacular colour.

Minack Theatre, Cornwall

Appearing in the BBC smash-hit Poldark, the timeless allure of Porthcurno beach has moonlighted in the likes of Echo Beach and Doc Martin, with...

For those unfamiliar with Gertrude Jekyll’s books, garden plans and indeed, her gardens, Barbara Segall selects five of the finest gardens created by the renowned Edwardian horticulturalist.

Castle Howard

It is the landscape that abounds with natural wonders and wild moorland. Roaming the county that raised the Brontë sisters, Nancy Alsop picks 10...

For a wonderful ‘age of steam’ train journey around the pretty countryside of Kent you can’t beat Steam Dreams’ Cathedrals Express, taking you to the historic city of Canterbury and beyond to Whitstable’s Oyster Festival on Kent’s north coast.

Henley Royal Regatta

First held in 1839, Henley Regatta, which takes place annually in the Oxfordshire town, is a British institution and a staple of the British Season...

Weston Park

This year marks the 300th anniversary of the birth of Lancelot "Capability" Brown, Britain's most famous landscape gardener who changed the face of 18th-century...