Outdoor Britain

Hardy's Cottage, the birthplace in 1840 of novelist and poet Thomas Hardy , at Higher Brockhampton, near Dorchester, Dorset.

English cottage gardens have a rich history. In medieval times, they contained herbs, fruits, vegetables, a beehive and often livestock, providing nourishment for poor...

Exmoor hills overlooking Porlock Bay

Somerset, the picturesque southwest English county, has regularly attracted visitors more attuned to all things mythical and mystical. We explore the region and discover...

Gary Waidson – 'Circle of Fire' The Carles, Cumbria, England. Your View 2016. Landscape Photographer of the Year awards

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Landscape Photographer of the Year awards, a new luxury anniversary edition coffee table book featuring the winners...

Lyme Regis on the Jurassic Coast in Dorset is a place of incredible geology and history, with ancient dinosaur fossils and sea creatures discovered on...

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.

East Anglia is a place where the ghosts of the past remain intertwined with modern life

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.

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.