When weather caused havoc across the UK, some hardy souls embraced the cold by going for a (quick) dip.
For those who like to keep things low-key, here are some lovely, quiet coastal spots, cosy pubs and boltholes with superb views
From opera to sand sculptures and morris dancing to Madness, there’s loads of festival fun to be had on or near the beach this summer
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.
Easter’s not complete without lambs and chicks, and the UK’s family-friendly farm attractions are geared up for the school holidays, with events from rides and races to bottle feeding
Caves, waterfalls, cable cars, walks, free country parks, busy, quiet … Britain offers a welter of possibilities for day trips to make the most of the bank holiday and summer’s last knockings.