Five of the best scenic bike rides in the West Country of England

These cycle routes, taking in Dorset, Devon and Cornwall, come from a new book, Lost Lanes West, which reveals some of England’s less-well-known, but no-less-exciting, byways

The joy of wild winter swimming

One brave swimmer is taking a dip a day throughout December in the rivers of Surrey and Berkshire, and finding ‘the nip of the water and the zing of a swim is quite addictive’

10 UK landscape features that you’ve probably never heard of

Do you know what a meol or a zawn is? How about a gryke or a glyder? Here is a topographical tour of Britain, revealing lesser-known landforms and the right words to describe them