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Country diary: Returning to an old haunt after nearly 50 years | Mark Cocker
Spurn Point, Yorkshire: The cliffs may be eroding at a pace, but the birdlife and landscape still brings a deep pleasure

Mark Cocker

02, Dec, 2022 @5:30 AM

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Country diary: A Norfolk walk of crumbling cliffs and jostling seals
Wells-next-the-Sea to Diss, East Anglia: We encounter Sunday fisherman, farming at vast scale, and talk in the pub of the sea’s inexorable advance

Virginia Spiers

17, Nov, 2022 @5:30 AM

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Country diary: This beach is ever-changing. Today it is black with sea coal
Alnmouth Bay, Northumberland: Once dumped in the water as waste, the coal returns in waving patterns, totally transforming the view

Susie White

14, Nov, 2022 @5:30 AM

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Country diary: The changing nature of the estuaries
Talsarnau, Gwynedd: The greylag and barnacle geese of past decades are no longer here; instead the charismatic Canada goose dominates

Jim Perrin

05, Nov, 2022 @5:29 AM

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On Slapton Sands: why my walk along Devon’s coast was a journey through time
A lot has happened in this little corner of the UK – discovery of early man, regal holidays, war disaster, humpback whale visits – all of which enrich the experience of taking this route

Ashish Ghadiali

02, Nov, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Country diary: Quarries dot the coastline over the milky blue Channel
Purbeck, Dorset: Rooks caw and peck at the turf; reddish-brown cattle lie facing the south-west wind and the distant Portland Bill

Virginia Spiers

20, Oct, 2022 @4:30 AM

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The uninsurables: how storms and rising seas are making coastlines unliveable
With 10% of Canadian homes now uninsurable due to extreme weather, the climate crisis forces people to make hard choices about where they live

Leyland Cecco in Toronto

13, Oct, 2022 @12:51 PM

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Time spent in blue spaces benefits children in later life, says study
Exposure to spaces such as beaches and rivers leads to greater value being placed in natural settings, study finds

Yasmeen Louis

12, Oct, 2022 @3:45 PM

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Country diary: Seascape and saltmarsh make a feast for the senses
Warkworth, Northumberland: Redshanks and breaking waves provide a perfect soundtrack in crystal clear air

Phil Gates

30, Sep, 2022 @4:30 AM

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Country diary: A rare floral resident on the cliffs
Yesnaby, Orkney: Scottish primroses grow only in a few remote spots and finding them is a matter of local knowledge

Cal Flyn

29, Sep, 2022 @4:30 AM

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Scotland’s defenders of the seas: the volunteers standing up for sea life
An unofficial network of fishers, divers and scientists are banding together to stop illegal fishing and curb coastal destruction

Karen McVeigh

24, Sep, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Country diary: This ancient site is a place of natural departures and returns
Seahenge, Holme-next-the-Sea, Norfolk: The soundscape of today would have been familiar to those working 4,000 years ago to erect this monument

Amy-Jane Beer

24, Sep, 2022 @4:30 AM

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