Rest and relaxation

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Indigenous Amazon singers and sacred cacao … the UK festival that’s wild in a different way
The Medicine weekender specialises in nature and cultural exchange – a rare festival that you leave feeling better than when you arrived

Jane Dunford

01, Oct, 2021 @5:30 AM

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The saints go marching on: taking a pilgrim’s trek across north-east England
On a four-day hike from Heavenfield to Durham, our writer takes in the scenery, sunshine and sourdough on one of six new – but ancient – pilgrimage routes

Phoebe Taplin

24, Sep, 2021 @5:30 AM

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20 of the best autumn escapes around the UK
These breaks revel in the glorious change of season, and take in everything from foraging and festivals to stargazing and glamping

Gemma Bowes and Lorna Parkes

18, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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In Ireland, lockdown has made us fall in love with the sea
One of the few things Covid did not shut in Ireland was the sea, and from swimming to foraging, it has created a new appreciation of the water

Rory Carroll

31, Aug, 2021 @10:00 AM

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10 great UK canoe and paddleboarding trips with a pub pitstop
A tranquil river or coastal paddle – with lunch at a waterside pub to refuel – makes a delightfully relaxing day trip

Gemma Bowes

30, Aug, 2021 @6:00 AM

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10 of the best places to stay on the Scottish coast
From coaching inns to modern bothies and eco campsites, all these places take in fabulous sea views and majestic landscapes

Lucy Gillmore

25, Jul, 2021 @10:00 AM

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8 great British holiday stays for garden lovers
These hotels, cottages and self-catering properties in or near beautiful gardens and grounds are perfect picks for a floral getaway

Phoebe Taplin

06, Jul, 2021 @9:30 AM

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10 of Britain’s best hotels for spas and beauty treatments
If post-lockdown relaxation is in order, book a treatment at one of these spa hotels – and add an overnight stay for additional pampering

Sarah Turner

05, Jun, 2021 @4:00 PM

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5 of Britain’s best hotels for a post-lockdown treat: reviewed
Ahead of the reopening of hotels on 17 May, we stay at five, each offering a different experience

Liz Boulter, Isabel Choat, Gavin McOwan and Dixe Wills

14, May, 2021 @5:30 AM

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20 of the best UK hotels and inns for rest and relaxation
With hotels about to reopen, it’s time to emerge from lockdown, eat fabulous food, hit the spa or just chill out somewhere lovely

Gemma Bowes

08, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Fifehead revisited: my ride through north Dorset’s mysterious past
Cycling deep into Thomas Hardy country to uncover the story of an ancestral home that vanished (almost) without a trace

Jon Woolcott

24, Apr, 2021 @10:00 AM

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15 UK market towns you’ll want to discover
These lovely and lively towns – for a day trip or spring getaway – also make great bases for exploring the nearby countryside

Gemma Bowes

17, Apr, 2021 @6:00 AM

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