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In this new series, travel-writing trainer Jonathan Lorie introduces the classic travel books on his shelf and explains how these can inspire your own traveller’s tales. This week: books about people. The great travel writer Colin Thubron once told a classroom of my writing students that his books are not in fact about foreign places…
It’s been around half a year since the first case of coronavirus was detected in Wuhan, China, and commentators have been keen to compare data emerging from countries whose leaders have taken different approaches to controlling the outbreak, from the UK to South Korea and Sweden to Germany. But there’s been little discussion of China’s…
This recipe, celebrating the history of cherries in the Chilterns, comes courtesy of Helen Lindsey-Clark, a Seer Green-based blogger and food stylist. Ingredients For the pastry: 250g (9oz) plain flour pinch of salt 125g (4½oz) chilled unsalted butter, diced 1 large egg yolk 60ml (4tbsp) ice-cold water For the filling: 25g (1oz) unsalted butter Juice…
Clotted cream is, surprisingly, the accompaniment to this traditional savoury recipe. Medieval dovecotes are still found in the grounds of the great West Country estates, so it’s not surprising that squab, or young pigeon, should feature in an ancient recipe. Except that it doesn’t. Devon squab pie is made with mutton. The likely explanation for…
There is abundant British wildlife to absorb in June, the month of daylight.
Photographer of the Month Nickolas Warner shares his favourite alien landscapes from his travels.
Mike Unwin shares some of his lockdown wildlife poems
As the National Trust starts to open some of its parks and gardens, we take a look at some of our favourites.
We take a tour of some of the county's lesser-known outdoor wonders.
The story begins with a delivery of cloth from London to George Viccars, an Eyam tailor.
Hilary looks back at the 1980s – a decade of map deals, learned lessons and long nights creating guidebooks by hand.
Jennifer Barclay reflects upon life in this remote Greek archipelago.
Lace up your hiking boots and explore one of Britain's best small hills.
Lemurs are the poster child of Madagascar, so we've come up with a list of the best places to see these much-loved creatures.
A colourful selection in this week’s round-up of wildlife poems.
Explore the culinary treats of the Seychelles with two flavourful recipes.
From Cyprus to Cape Verde, these are the best places to view these beautiful and endangered creatures.
Join Oscar Scafidi on a journey through this lunar landscape while researching our first ever guidebook to the country.
We take a look at the conservation efforts on Boavista, one of the most important locations for marine turtles.
Our round-up of some of the best travel deals we’ve found this week.
Deserts are among some of the world's most spectacular landscapes
From castles and abbeys to Roman ruins and RAF bases, England is rich in ruins.
Rather than avoiding sharks, remoras stick – literally – to their sides.
Forget measurements: when it comes to hillwalking, height really doesn’t matter.
Take a walk around Norfolk's capital, Norwich, along the bank of the River Wensum.
Mike Unwin shares some of his lockdown wildlife poems.
Mike Unwin has been making the most of his lockdown time by creating some lovely wildlife poems.
Jonathan Lorie shares some of his favourite travel literature from his very own bookshelf.
Hilary Bradt casts her mind back to the 1970s when we became ‘Real Publishers’.
Test your knowledge of this little-known South Atlantic island.
Inspired by his wildlife photos, Mike Unwin has been creating wonderful alphabet poems.
From Senegal to Shiraz: we take a tour of the world's most colourful places.
Not unlike many others, I have always been fascinated by the Orient.
Have you ever wanted to go on safari but don’t fancy leaving the UK? Now you can.
Philip Briggs shares some of his favourite tracks from across the continent
Whether you're an avid hiker or just fancy a relaxing stroll, the UK has fantastic walking potential.
In 2016 I came to Iran for first time, travelling all around the country only by hitchhiking and walking.
Seeing a foreigner speaking Farsi can be extremely exciting for locals.
Puffins, pearls and pasqueflowers – nature is at its best in May.
In the time of corona, Iran is one of the most heavily affected countries in the world.
The first thing that made me think of travelling to Iran was hearing traditional Persian music on the Swiss radio.
A gentle bite was not what I expected, but that’s what I got.
The Bradt guide to lockdown
How did a young adventurer happen to found what would become the world's leading independent guidebook publisher?
A melting pot of landscapes and history, Exmoor is ripe for outdoor exploration.
Savour the tastes of Dorset with this recipe for the county's world-famous apple cake.
Whether you are looking for a bench with a view or a grassy meadow with a stream, you can find it on Exmoor.
Experience the glorious outdoors of the North York Moors on foot, horseback or even from the air.
Cotswolds local Caroline Mills shares her favourite day trips in her home region.
Cornwall is an outdoor lover’s paradise.
It might not be the first animal that comes to mind when you think of the North York Moors, but whales are thriving off the coast here.
A major hazard in a travel writer’s life, as I have mentioned before, is the inescapable local ‘folkloric’ performance.
Who can resist a lush carpet of bluebells? Here's where to find them in East Devon.
Whether rain or shine, you'll find plenty of fantastic day trips for the family to be had here.
From fossil hunting to fantastic walking trails, the Dorset coast has something for everyone.
When it comes to walks Northumberland has almost too much on offer, which is why we've chosen a few of our favourites to share with you.
Despite its unassuming size, Lundy is home to a wide variety of plants and animals.
Adding to their other treasures, North Devon and Exmoor boast some exquisite churches.
From famous fries to a world-class brewing tradition, Flanders is a food-lover’s paradise.
The UK has fantastic potential to explore on two wheels