Outdoor Britain

Wray Castle on the shore of Lake Windermere

Part of Cumbria, the modern county founded in 1974 from Cumberland, Westmorland and parts of neighbouring Yorkshire and Lancashire, the Lake District has long...

St Davids, Wales

This St David’s Day we follow in the footsteps of the 6th century bishop who became Wales’s patron saint and visit the beautiful and historic sites connected to his story...

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.


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.

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...