Getting outdoors in Exmoor

A melting pot of landscapes and history, Exmoor is ripe for outdoor exploration. 

5 days out in the Cotswolds

Cotswolds local Caroline Mills shares her favourite day trips in her home region.

Exploring the great outdoors in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

There’s hardly a better way to experience Cornwall’s wild spaces than on foot, by bike or on horseback.

Bluebells in East Devon

Who can resist a lush carpet of bluebells? Here’s where to find them in East Devon.

6 days out along the Dorset coast

From fossil hunting to fantastic walking trails, the Dorset coast has something for everyone. 

The best churches in North Devon and Exmoor

Adding to their other treasures, North Devon and Exmoor boast some exquisite churches.

Seeing stars: a night-time visit to Exmoor International Dark Sky Reserve

Hilary Bradt goes stargazing with expert Seb Jay.

England’s most beautiful gardens

These are some of our favourite green spaces to wander in England.

A taste of Somerset

Check out our guide to some of the best flavours Somerset has to offer.

Win £50 – and be part of the future of guidebooks!

Win £50 and a free ‘a-book’ to take to Cornwall. 

Getting outdoors in Dorset

Dorset’s diverse countryside and coastline provide excellent activities and opportunities for exploration on foot, horseback or bike.

Five reasons to visit Dorset

From a dramatic coastline to rural villages, there’s plenty to see and do in one of England’s most diverse counties. 

Britain’s best UNESCO sites

It’s no surprise that Britain has a wealth of UNESCO World Heritage sites.

To hear a skylark?: An extract from The Country of Larks

Join Gail Simmons on the last leg of her walk to Tring, as she searches for the elusive call of the skylark.

The eye of the storm: an extract from The Country of Larks

Gail Simmons laments the impact the maelstrom of HS2 will have on the Chilterns AONB.