In our January issue we visit Ellie Harrison on her dream smallholding in the Cotswolds, to find out how she’s transforming her five-acre orchard into a wildife haven. Plus, we round up great winter walks, go trail running in Dartmoor, investigate the return of beavers to Britain and visit the UK’s tropical paradise – the Isles of Scilly.
The idyllic Isles of Scilly
DiPlan your escape to the tropical archipelago off the Cornish coast.
Become a landscape detective
GrHow to read the countryside around you through tracks, moss, trees and stone.
We strap on our running shoes and head off the beaten track.
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Ellie Harrison – Living the good life
Ellie recounts the new beginnings of her unruly ancient orchard in a country diary.
Devon is now home to a family of wild beavers. We explore their impact – and their likely fate.