Welcome to Brumbria: should the West Midlands become a national park?

Could a plan to turn the West Midlands into a national park transform the Black Country’s unlovely reputation, asks Wolverhampton native Stuart Jeffries

Joshua Tree national park: music, myths and art in the desert

In – and around – Joshua Tree the arts and culture shine all year round

Parks and recreation: discovering Utah’s lesser-known wildernesses

As debate about the future of public land in the US intensifies, an alternative road trip around five of Utah’s state parks – beyond its famous ‘mighty five’ national parks – highlights the majesty of nature and why it needs protecting

Dome and the ranch: California’s Joshua Tree national park – in pictures

Robert Hull explores the Mojave desert at its wild and weird best via Instagram

Chicago’s new high line is ‘more than an elevated park’

At 2.7 miles, Chicago’s Bloomingdale Trail is more than twice the length of New York’s High Line, and as the final touches are made to it before its June opening, the city has been trumpeting its achievement

El Torcal de Antequera natural park, Spain

This Andalucían wilderness north of Málaga is a great place for catching the mountain breeze away from the bustling Costa del Sol

American wilderness photos and National Parks information

t’s 50 years since the Wilderness Act was brought into law in the US. These photographs showcase the glorious diversity and beauty of those protected landscapes. Washington is known as the Evergreen State, but its stunning national and state parks offer an abundance of colours, ranging from white-capped mountains to islands in the deep blueContinue reading “American wilderness photos and National Parks information”