1. Visit one of Britain’s best nature reserves for walks and wildlife
Keep an eye out for wildlife at Skomer Nature Reserve in Wales/Credit: Getty
Explore meadows, wetlands, ancient woodlands, moorland, heathlands, coast and mountains at Britain’s nature reserves. Here is our guide to Britain’s best nature reserves and the wildlife to spot in rural and urban areas
2. Woodfire guide: history of the fire, how to light and best wood to burn
Curl up with a good book by the fire/Credit: Geoff Robinson
As the nights draw in, there’s nothing cosier than a crackling log fire or warming woodburner. Here is our expert guide on the history of the woodfire, the best wood to burn for the perfect blaze and tips on how to light a fire
3. Knit your own fisherman’s jumper – free download
Knit a loved one a cosy jumper this Christmas with this free pattern by Rosee Woodland
Up and down Britain’s coast, fisherman once wore traditional ganseys – sturdy, home-knitted jumpers. Why not try knitting your own for a loved one this Christmas, urges writer and designer Rosee Woodland
4. Wrap up warm for the Kendal Mountain Festival
Enjoy a host of events at the Kendal Mountain Festival/Credit: Getty
Not just famous for its mint cake, Kendal attracts thousands of people from all over the world to the award-winning Kendal Mountain Festival. For four days you can celebrate all things outdoors; including sports, culture, amazing adventure feats, environment and wildlife.
Activities include the International Film Competition, labelled the ‘Oscars of outdoor filmmaking’ which features screenings of over 100 films, the worlds largest lecture programme covering outdoor content, art and photography exhibitions, book events, workshops, athletes, legends and pop up shops – there is something for every lover of the outdoors to enjoy.
Visit: Kendal Mountain Festival
KENDAL TRAILER 2017 – A Spark In The Dark from Kendal Mountain Festival on Vimeo.
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