The best of the UK seaside

Nostalgia, beaches and ice-cream come together in perfect harmony as 12 authors and locals choose their favourite places on the UK coast, with places to stay

Eigg, Britain’s most eco-friendly island

The small Scottish isle is a world pioneer in sustainable living. It’s also a tranquil spot to kayak, cycle and sail, with spectacular views to some of Scotland’s other beautiful islands

Scotland’s adders emerge from hibernation – in pictures

The adder (Vipera berus) is Britain’s only venomous snake. An adder bite can be very painful and cause a nasty inflammation. The males emerge from hibernation as early as February but do little until early April when the females come out

North-west frontier: mountains, lochs and art in Durness, Scotland

The highlands county of Sutherland is among western Europe’s least-populated areas, with epic vistas of fells, wild coast, and some surprising cultural treats, too

EU departure but … UK sees record-breaking increase in visitors

Visit Britain is predicting a bumper year for overseas tourists with a weak pound making the UK a more attractive holiday destination

It’s blooming spring! 22 great UK walks

Shake off the winter blues and enjoy longer, warmer days on one of these great country walks – all with pub stops – chosen by top British nature writers