What better way to explore the UK than on a bike ride? From Morecambe Bay to the Mendips, here are our readers’ favourite family cycle trails
Grab a seat at Dewa & Sons – purveyor of Mauritius’s favourite street food snack – and prepare to get messy. Julian Worker has written a number of travel books including Travels through History : France Travels through History – The Balkans: Journeys in the former Yugoslavia Travels through History – Northern Ireland and Scotland
From solitary dips to teenage trysts, Irvine Welsh, Sebastian Barry, Kamila Shamsie, Cerys Matthews and Emma Jane Unsworth tell the stories behind the beaches they love
The xx recorded parts of the I See You album in Reykjavik. It was so inspiring they’re holding the Night + Day Iceland festival there in July. Here, the singer-guitarist reveals the band’s city highlights
From the west’s granite cliffs and stunning beaches to the calmer shores and vast estuaries of the east, the UK must be one of the world’s best locations for long or short hikes by the sea.
Favourite UK views, as an alternative to a poll which named the view from Snowdon as the UK’s favourite
The continent that ‘both invites and resists understanding’ has always fascinated the travel writer. And his favourite country is today the saddest: Syria
Five leading nature writers were asked to reveal the places in the UK that they love. Their answers, from Orkney to Dartmoor, blend weather and landscape with childhood memories