Wildlife holidays

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From orcas to hunting eagles: where to see the spectacular sights of Wild Isles
David Attenborough’s new documentary series celebrates Britain’s native fauna and flora. Here’s how to spot them for yourself

Stuart Kenny

12, Mar, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Bear-watching and beyond: six of the wildest adventure holidays in Europe
From donkey hikes in France to high plains drifting in the Swiss Alps, you don’t need to go long-haul to have a memorable encounter with nature

Phoebe Smith

25, Feb, 2023 @11:00 AM

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‘Gold mist lingers over frozen marshes’: eight great UK winter walks
With its stark beauty and quieter paths, it’s the ideal season for exploring. Our writers tread routes with a theme, from art and architecture to birds and rivers

Guardian writers

31, Dec, 2022 @7:00 AM

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‘No lack of wildness’ - a car-free break on the John Muir Way, Scotland
The East Lothian segment of the coast to coast trail dedicated to the great conservationist, reveals seabird colonies, beaches and historic houses

Phoebe Taplin

07, Dec, 2022 @7:00 AM

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A birdwatching trip back in time: ‘What pre-mammal New Zealand would’ve been like’
Just outside Dunedin, kākā chatter, ancient lizards hatch their eggs, and baby kiwis fatten up to fighting weight in a predator-free sanctuary

Kate Hennessy

30, Oct, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Steam trains, shipwrecks and Peter Pan’s garden: 10 great UK family days out for half-term and autumn
Exploring ice tunnels, apple pressing and dolphin spotting are just a few of our ideas to keep kids happy

Rhiannon Batten

20, Oct, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Paths of discovery in South Yorkshire: natural and historical wonders meet on Hatfield Moors
It’s possible to walk for hours in this rehabilitated landscape with its space for endangered birds, rare beetles, tantalising pathways and a Buddhist retreat

David Bramwell

27, Sep, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Surfing survivors, friendly sharks and Alaskan plastic: the 2022 Ocean Film festival
The latest UK tour of aquatic documentaries highlights the beauty and fragility of the blue planet – and human interaction with it

Rachel Dixon

20, Sep, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Waterfalls, stargazing and buzzards: the Moffat walking festival in Scotland’s southern uplands
The elegant town of Moffat in Dumfries and Galloway proves a great base for exploring nearby rewilded landscapes, beautiful gardens and wildlife – with astronomy a bonus

Jane Dunford

14, Sep, 2022 @6:00 AM

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The second world war airbase turned private nature reserve – with its own low-impact holiday cabins
Once home to Clark Gable’s air squadron, the Wilding Airfield in Northamptonshire now has two cabins immersed in nature, as well as the relics of war

Gavin McOwan

17, Aug, 2022 @5:30 AM

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From bats to beavers: five mammals that live by UK waterways
Holidaying by a river? Keep your eyes peeled for some intriguing creatures

Michael Segalov

14, Aug, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Seals and shipwrecks: lapping up the beauty of the northern Aegean
Sunbathe with endangered wildlife and dive for ancient treasure off the island of Alonissos, one of the world’s ‘most sustainable’ destinations

Heidi Fuller-Love

27, Jul, 2022 @6:00 AM

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