Cycle, climb, run and relax … at Sheffield’s festival of outdoor activities

A celebration of all things active, the Outdoor City Weekender highlights the Steel City’s appeal to sport fans and its potential as a gateway to the great outdoors

Walking with dinosaurs: fossil hunting on the North Yorkshire coast

This dramatic coastline is fertile ground for fossil hunters, with 160-million-year-old ammonites (and dinosaur footprints) common on the seashore.

Take the kids to … Tintagel, Cornwall

Wizards, kings and castle ruins combine with beach, caves and rock pools to make a magical day out – even in February

‘It’s soulful … and the friendliest city in India’: Fiona Caulfield’s Kolkata

‘Strangers will invite you for a chai just to talk and exchange ideas.’ The guidebook writer says the West Bengal capital is very different from its City of Joy image

The UK’s first coast-to-coast canoe route

A new coast-to-coast canoeing route from Liverpool to the Humber offers a fresh way to see northern England, including this scenic stretch taking in a chunk of our industrial heritage