Enid Blyton's Dorset

dorset
On sale date:
16th March 2017
Issue:
123

Discover Enid Blyton’s Dorset

Mysterious ruins, secret islands and lashings of jolly good fun...Roam the thrilling landscape that inspired the best-selling children’s author, 75 years after her first Famous Five tale was published. 

 

Lambing spectacular

Taking children to watch baby lambs being born is one of life’s great joys.

 

Last call of the nightingale


Its song is a national treasure but the nightingale is in steep decline – and one of its strongholds is under threat. Paul Evans fears for this bewitching bird. 

 

Rowing for gold

Traditional gig-racing has long been a popular pastime on the Isles of Scilly. Why are so many people keen to compete in these rowing boats? Sian Lewis sticks her oar in to find out.

 

Eric Robson


The long-time presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Gardeners’ Question Time walks the landscape of the Lakes and recalls his rare friendship with the reclusive fellwalker Alfred Wainwright.

 

Easter treats


It’s the perfect time to celebrate the humble egg. Chef Claire Thomson provides four recipes for delicious dishes you can make at home (rather than shelling out for).

 

Great Days Out - Get Active this Spring!

 

Five peaks to conquer: Cross Fell, Latrigg, Ben Lomond, Sugar Loaf, Kinder Scout

Kayak the coast: Dartmouth, Devon


Five birding bike rides: Oxfordshire, Kent, Monmouthshire, Northern Ireland, East Sussex


Walk the border: Monmouthshire


Be a volunteer: Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, Powys


Take to the pedal: Black Mount, Argyll and Bute

 

Top seven ways to get walking
 

On your cover

A steam train passes Corfe Castle in Devon, illustrated by Tony Wilson of Jelly London

 

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