Outdoor Britain

wild swimming spots in Britain

At the temperatures rise, it's time to find the best spots in Britain for wild swimming, al fresco. Discover Britain presents our top five

Discover the origins of Scotland’s most famous strength and agility contests, Highland games, which are still celebrated across the nation Originally an almighty test of...

Scotland’s west coast is home to the world’s finest whisky distilleries and the surrounding landscape is every bit as refreshing as the drinks themselves,...

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...

Escape from the real world among the wild heaths and granite tors of Dartmoor National Park, a poetic and rather mythical destination as Jenny...

Jenny Rowe reveals the highlights of Scotland’s Castle Trail, a 19-venue route that sweeps across Aberdeenshire and takes in clan history, royal homes and...

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...

Diana Wright celebrates the 125th anniversary of the National Trust with a look at the life of the heritage charity’s pioneering co-founder Octavia Hill In...

Quiet, crisp and clear autumn days are perfect for exploring some of Scotland’s most spectacular scenery – especially with the promise of a wholesome...

While the mystery of the Loch Ness monster has kept visitors coming back for generations, there’s far more to Britain’s most infamous lake as...