The UK countryside comes alive in spring and these breaks – everything from seal-spotting to cycling and even wine-tasting – make the most of it
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Top 10 UK winter walks – chosen by travel and nature writers
The British countryside is especially dramatic in winter, and ideal for a walk to blow away the Christmas cobwebs. Ten writers choose their favourites – and pubs to thaw your feet in
The Manton Rempville Mystery – start of Chapter 1
Detective Sergeant Rod Barnes surveyed the remains of Manton Rempville monastery with incredulity. He’d heard that a hundred thousand pounds had been spent on preserving the ruins and he couldn’t understand why anyone would do such a thing. Ruins were ruins for a reason. The natural order of things, in Barnes’ mind at least, wasContinue reading “The Manton Rempville Mystery – start of Chapter 1”
Top 10 cycling holidays in Europe
There are plenty of options in Europe to test your cycling skills, including races, climbs and mountain bike treks – plus guided tours and bike-friendly B&Bs
The Beauty of Samiland
The wild beauty of Sámiland (or Lapland) is way more magical than the Santa-themed tourism flogged to visitors, says the musician Mari Boine.
Alluring Los Angeles
Los Angeles is a city where glamour and style are timeless. Here are 10 locations that still exude old-school allure.
2016 – The Year of the Llama?
Bolivia wants the UN to make 2016 the year of the camelids. This family includes alpacas, llamas, and dromedary camels.
The Manton Rempville Mystery – Chapter 4
Colin Knowles was lying on a beach in the Caribbean. He was drinking a mojito and soaking up the rays of the sun, while secretly admiring some of the local females. Slowly the eloquent cawing of the parrots in the trees turned into the ringing of his phone and intruded into his dream. Knowles triedContinue reading “The Manton Rempville Mystery – Chapter 4”
The Manton Rempville Mystery – Chapter 2
Barnes drove down the carefully manicured driveway of Manton Rempville Hall, while Knowles stared at the yew hedges, which had been sheared into interesting shapes that he couldn’t quite recognise. After they’d parked, Knowles walked over to one of the hedges and pointed. “What do you think they’re supposed to be, Barnesy, these shapes?” BarnesContinue reading “The Manton Rempville Mystery – Chapter 2”