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WILD SWIMMING

Best of British: the three spots you have to swim in

Daniel Start

8th September, 2011

In an exclusive extract from Wild Swimming, author Daniel Start looks back at his best-ever wild dips more...
Tiger

PHOTO GALLERY: Species on the Edge of Survival

Ruth Styles

1st September, 2011

From the tiger to the bumblebee, the list of endangered birds, animals and insects is a growing one. Now a new book based on the IUCN Red List is providing an insight into the species under threat more...
St Kilda

St Kilda: exploring Scotland’s most westerly point

Jonny Muir

31st August, 2011

Remote, beautiful and totally uninhabited, St Kilda is a wild paradise just off the Scottish coast. In an extract from his book, Isles on the Edge of the Sea, author Jonny Muir explains why it was love at first sight more...
T Rex

Five of the best... British natural history museums

Gervase Poulden

26th August, 2011

Don’t despair if this weekend turns out to be a washout; the UK’s natural history museums are the perfect place to spend a rainy afternoon. Gervase Poulden has five of the best more...
Casal dei Feiche

Review: Casal dei Fichi

Yvonne Gordon

25th August, 2011

Built and run with the environment in mind, Casal dei Fichi in the Le Marche region of Italy, is the perfect place to unwind, says Yvonne Gordon more...
London

The eco travel guide to England

Ruth Styles

25th August, 2011

Boasting vibrant cities, countless historical treasures and lush rolling countryside, England has much to offer green travellers, says Green Living Editor Ruth Styles
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holding

Ten of the best…British wild swimming spots

Rosie Spinks

19th August, 2011

Thought you couldn’t swim in the Thames? As Rosie Spinks discovered, London’s waterway is one of the UK’s top locations for a natural dip more...
Lake Saimaa

Lake swimming, wild berries and traditional smoke saunas: summer at Lake Saimaa

Ruth Styles

11 August, 2011

With its ultra-clean water and unspoilt countryside, Finland’s Lakeland is a paradise for nature lovers and foodies alike, says Ruth Styles more...
Swiss National Park

Ten of the best...European national parks

Ruth Styles

29th July, 2011

From the volcanic caldera of Mount Teide to the craggy tors of Dartmoor, Europe’s national parks combine stunning scenery with wonderful flora and fauna. Ruth Styles rounds up ten of the best more...
single bull

Among necessary giants: why we can’t afford to lose the elephant

Cyril Christo and Marie Wilkinson

27th July, 2011

Cyril Christo and Marie Wilkinson, authors of Walking Thunder, explain why the survival of the elephant is critical for our own future more...
Ben diving

Best Expedition in the World: meeting the ‘marine guardians’

Ben Southall

21st July, 2011

In the second installment of his ‘Best Expedition in the World’ diary, Ben Southall meets some of the marine guardians working to protect the Great Barrier Reef more...
walking

Five of the best… British walks

Noah Lee

15th July, 2011

Make friends, exercise and enjoy Britain’s natural beauty while you walk, says Noah Lee more...

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The Art of Mindful Walking: how to walk in the city

Adam Ford

15th July, 2011

From towpaths to parks, in this exclusive extract from The Art of Mindful Walking, Londoner Adam Ford says there's just as much pleasure to be had from city strolling as from country hiking more...
Ross Bowers

Q&A: Ross Bowers, Challenge4aCause

Henry Gass

8th July, 2011

Launched in 2009 to raise funds to protect Namibia’s endangered black rhino population, Challenge4aCause’s Ross Bowers sat down with Henry Gass to talk conservation, tourism and why poaching is still a threat more...
Bamburgh Castle

Five brilliant British beaches

Ruth Styles

7th July, 2011

From wide expanses of golden sand to ultra-clean water and wildlife galore, Britain’s beaches have something for everyone more...
Barcelona walker's guide

The walker’s guide to Barcelona

Jeff Holman

6th July, 2011

Architectural gems, stunning beaches and locally produced delicacies combine to remind Jeff Holman why Barcelona on foot is worth the hike more...
Best Wild Places

Britain and Ireland’s Best Wild Places: 500 Essential Journeys

Jonny Muir

30th June, 2011

Christopher Somerville’s guide to the wild places of Britain and Ireland is a new take on this country’s natural wonders, and one that really makes you think, says Jonny Muir more...
sailing in Corsica

Ship Ahoy! A wind-powered cruise on the Blue Peter

Lesley DiFonzo

25th June, 2011

Whether you’re racing or cruising; as Lesley DiFonzo discovered, a short voyage on a classic sailing boat is the perfect way to kick back more...
The Yurt Farm

Hotel review: The Yurt Farm

Jemima Roberts

23rd June, 2011

The picturesque setting, homely atmosphere and friendly owners proved a hit with Jemima Roberts during her stay at The Yurt Farm near Tregaron in mid-Wales more...
caravans

How one man could inspire a new generation of horse drawn travellers

Jean Vranic

22nd June, 2011

Jean Vranic meets Pete Delaney, the remarkable traveller challenging stereotypes and proving that - even in modern Britain - alternative, sustainable lifestyles are still possible more...
Ring of Kerry

Five ways to get involved in Green Tourism Week

Jeff Holman

9th June, 2011

Green Tourism Week 2011 has arrived, so Jeff Holman took a look what's going on more...
green train

The ‘Solar Tunnel’: a greener future for our railways?

Henry Gass

8th June, 2011

The opening of Belgium’s ‘Solar Tunnel’ railway project has raised questions about the use of solar for UK transport projects, says Henry Gass more...
Billingsmoor Farm

Down on the farm in Devon

Matilda Lee

8th June, 2011

With luxury tents and a steady supply of organic milk included, as Matilda Lee discovered, a weekend under canvas at Billingsmoor Farm is far from basic more...
eco-tourism

Top 10...environmentally friendly travel companies

Valentina Jovanovski

3rd June, 2011

Eschewing mass tourism for small groups, conservation and community involvement, Valentina Jovanovski has the lowdown on the green travel companies making a positive difference more...
roses

UK in bloom: five brilliant British gardens

Jeff Holman

27th May, 2011

Britain's garden designers just keep getting better as this year's Chelsea Flower Show proved. And as Jeff Holman discovered, there’s plenty more where that came from more...

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