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...

From blue lagoons and sea stacks to outdoor theatres and historic lighthouses, Steve Pill charts a course around 7 gems found on the British...

Having previously explored Keighley and the Worth Valley by steam rail, Natalie Merchant now climbs aboard the North Yorkshire Moors Railway The North Yorkshire Moors Railway...

Natalie Merchant climbs aboard the first of two of Yorkshire's heritage railways for a unique insight into "God's Own County" There is something delightful about...

The temperatures may be dropping, but that’s no reason to stay indoors: all over Britain, country parks and estates are now dressed in their...

Poppies Weeping Window installation at St Magnus Cathedral, Orkney

On 17 July 2014, artists Paul Cummins and Tom Piper marked the centenary of Britain entering the First World War by opening the art...

Cotswolds

If you want to pack in plenty of day trips and cover as much terrain as possible, a road trip is the perfect way to spend your summer...

The Channel Islands might be small, but it is still possible to escape the crowds to find their wilder side. Here are five of...

Traditional Cotswold stone cottages and stone footbridge in the Cotswolds village of Lower Slaughter. Credit: Visit Britain

Steeped in history and characterised by its towns and villages built in honey-coloured stone, the Cotswolds has a unique charm, writes Laurence McJannet Two things...

Penshurst Place. Credit: Peter Smith Jigsaw

More than just horticultural wonders, England’s historic gardens reveal our changing fashions and interests, as Diana Wright discovers The Prince of Wales has said “a...