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Country diary: hare today, and tomorrow
Allendale, Northumberland: Soon these ‘mad’ hares will be less wary as their mating instincts take over. Then the males will chase the females full pelt through these upland fields

Susie White

08, Mar, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Is that a unicorn? No, it’s a teenager taking a hike in the great outdoors…
The Ramblers charity, long known for its older demographic, is now recruiting the Insta-generation

Brian Oliver

07, Mar, 2021 @8:30 AM

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Country diary: a natural amphitheatre allows birds to perform
Knotbury, Staffordshire: A snatch of robin song, the cry of a raven a mile off, and the mating calls of red grouse punctuate an otherwise still, wintry day

Mark Cocker

06, Mar, 2021 @5:30 AM

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My Donkey, My Lover & I review – eat, bray, love … and French manners
The delightful Laure Calamy hijacks a family trekking holiday in this warm comedy of infidelity and animal magnetism

Cath Clarke

03, Mar, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Country diary: a dipper in the shadows of the Devon Expressway
Plymouth, Devon: The sighting takes me by surprise. This is a species I am used to seeing along Dartmoor’s tumbling torrents to the north

Charlie Elder

02, Mar, 2021 @5:30 AM

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‘Fresh air is medicine’: British ramblers on the joy of their daily walk
Families, friends and dog walkers on the South Downs share the joy of getting out and about

Photographs: Jonathan Browning. Interviews: Joe Stone

27, Feb, 2021 @2:00 PM

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A joyless trudge? No, thanks: why I am utterly sick of ‘going for a walk’
As a Canadian living in the UK, there’s one thing I still don’t get about the British: what’s so great about trudging through a muddy field to nowhere?

Monica Heisey

27, Feb, 2021 @10:00 AM

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10 of the best beaches for a winter walk: readers' tips
For a cleansing blast of cold air, nothing beats a seaside hike. From the Atlantic to the Channel, readers pick their favourites

Guardian readers

25, Feb, 2021 @11:00 AM

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The advantages of 18th-century dating | Letter
Letters: The ability to walk and talk and to get to know someone without the pressure of their eyes being on you is leisurely and liberating, writes Judith Martin


24, Feb, 2021 @6:30 PM

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Kate Humble on walking – and how to improve it: ‘The rhythm is really good for your brain’
The TV presenter thinks our newfound love of walking will persist after lockdown. She talks about hiking around Britain’s coast, the joy of newborn lambs and the true meaning of liberation

Emine Saner

24, Feb, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Finding the middle of nowhere: hiking to Scotland's great wilderness
Memories of a winter trip to the most remote spot in Britain are a reminder of the raw beauty of the Highlands

Phoebe Smith

19, Feb, 2021 @6:30 AM

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Country diary: hammering hail and a rare sight of crystalline beauty
Comins Coch, Ceredigion: A single speck, no larger than an apple pip, settled on my sleeve – showing against the dark fabric as a tiny, perfect hexagon

John Gilbey

18, Feb, 2021 @5:30 AM

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