In our special Christmas issue we’re celebrating the holidays by decking the halls with beautiful homemade decorations, discovering magnificent white-capped mountains in Snowdonia and rustling up the perfect Christmas goose. Plus Matt tells us all about Christmas Day on his farm, we round up 12 charming boxing day rambles and much more.
Conquer Wales’ Alps: Snowdonia
Discover a magnificent mountain range haunted by mysteries and legend
In search of the Christmas Goose
Great traditional recipes for your feast
A cop’s country Christmas
Ex-policeman Mike Pannett on being on duty in rural Yorkshire in the festive season
Simple, beautiful ways to deck the halls from natural materials
The natural history of Christmas
We look at yuletide symbols, from robins and reindeers to fir trees and pheasants
Fearing for a white Christmas?
Looking back at the worst winters of the past century
Great Days Out
Boxing Day rambles
Christmas on the farm isn’t exactly a day of relaxation, but it has a charm of its own