North West Outdoor Britain

It’s a sure sign that spring is on its way when the dark green shoots of daffodils start to break through the frost-covered ground. Here are some great walks to enjoy the views.

Discover the industrial heritage of England’s northwest on a boat trip along the Manchester Ship Canal. National Waterways Museum. Simon Barrow Take a cruise along the...

Head outdoors to catch the seasonal highlights at Lancashire’s RSPB nature reserve, as hundreds of birds return to roost from their summer habitats.   Bird watchers...

Forty years since the Cheshire Ring Canal was reopened to pleasure boaters, it offers the opportunity to make the 10-day return journey from country...

Experience the beauty of the Forest of Bowland from the saddle, passing through ethereal rolling landscapes best explored on foot or on horseback   Orme Sight...

National Trust gardens are at their peak during the summer months, with striking colours, scents and relaxing spaces to take in the views. With...

Extended and upgraded over the centuries, the mansion now incorporates a mixture of mediaeval, Tudor and early Georgian architectural styles. First bought by Sir Edward...

A blend of formal gardens and shady woodland await at Holker Hall with numerous walks revealing a huge variety of plants. Over 50,000 bulbs...

One of the most striking things about this grand, Grade I-listed garden is its array of topiary which is some of the oldest in...

Welcome to the North. Not the north of industrial cities, a defensive Roman wall and an iron angel with arms outstretched, but a place...