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‘Nothing can take its place’: dismayed Dartmoor wild campers share memories
Lovers of the national park mourn loss of right to camp – for some a balm for their mental health, for others a rite of passage

Alfie Packham, Safi Bugel and Guardian readers

17, Jan, 2023 @5:00 PM

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Steam trains, shipwrecks and Tarka the otter: a car-free break around Exeter, Devon
River cruises, rural buses and scenic rail routes come into their own when exploring the bracing shores, gorges and wildlife of this stunning area

Phoebe Taplin

19, Dec, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Let it glow: 10 best Christmas light displays in Britain
Add sparkle and cheer to dark nights at these festive illuminations and light trails

Annabelle Thorpe

27, Nov, 2022 @7:00 AM

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A great coast walk to a great pub: the Anchor Inn, Dorset
Dramatic views, a jungly undercliff and geological wonders are the highlights of this South West Coast Path route to a brilliantly sited hostelry with great beer and food

James Gingell

26, Aug, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Wild swimming with a backpack? Welcome to cross country swimming
With the help of some innovative kit, these adventurers can easily negotiate both land and waterways

Phoebe Smith

14, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Some of Europe’s best beaches are along the British coastline | Letters
Letter: Keith Ruddle was surprised that Woolacombe beach did not make it into a list of 40 of Europe’s best


06, May, 2022 @4:47 PM

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Bamburgh tops list of UK’s best seaside towns
The Northumberland village holds on to its title in a new Which? poll, fending off challenges from Llandudno and St Andrews

Nazia Parveen

30, Apr, 2022 @9:47 AM

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10 of UK’s best active rural holidays
Stay in a shepherd’s hut for the lambing season, try dry stone walling in the Peak District or go trekking with sheep or alpacas

Sarah Turner

24, Apr, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Where the magic happens: 10 of Britain’s most mystical sites
From healing wells to sacred stones, the author of a new guide to Magical Britain selects his favourite wild and enchanting places

Rob Wildwood

16, Apr, 2022 @6:00 AM

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That’s swell: why north Devon has just become a World Surfing Reserve
The celebrated UK coastline has joined the likes of Malibu and the Gold Coast as a global surfing hotspot. We pick five of its finest beaches for riding the waves

Nina Zietman

12, Apr, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘They’re coming this way!’ A day trip with dolphins in Lyme Bay
A marine nature trip into the English Channel from Weymouth proves an exhilarating introduction to an often unseen panoply of UK wildlife

Mike Unwin

29, Mar, 2022 @6:00 AM

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A great walk to a great pub: the Hope & Anchor, Hope Cove, Devon
A smugglers’ trail takes in a dramatic headland before melding into soft Devon hills. Hungry walkers are rewarded with the catch of the day at a cosy old inn

Wyl Menmuir

11, Mar, 2022 @7:00 AM

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