Idyllic Riverside Walks

Heavenly summer days following our most beautiful waterways, plus explore the grands houses and wild landscapes of the Peak District

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Country houses of the Peak District

Standing tall in their thrilling landscapes, the proud houses of this famous national park have a rich heritage and fine interiors to explore, plus wild walks nearby to enjoy.

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Outdoor festivals

A growing number of country festivals offer outdoor activities as well as the expected music and revelry. Julie Brominicks introduces the best family-friendly offerings.

Taste of summer

As your vegetable plot produces its first harvest, get first-hand growing tips and recipe ideas fresh from the garden at Great Dixter in East Sussex. 

UK’s outdoor capital

The first in our series examining the country’s best hub for outdoor activities starts with Fort William, a natural frontrunner for all things wild. 

Paradise regained

To halt the decline of wildflower-filled hay meadows, a team of Monmouthshire volunteers are reviving their local grasslands.

Wild People: Emma Turner

The Norfolk-based naturalist was a pioneering wildlife photographer.

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Freshwater fish

Admire incredible underwater photography of the inhabitants of our rivers, streams and lakes.