A country diarist walks the Vale of Llangollen

William Hazlitt, one of Britain’s finest essayists, discovered the ‘natural mysteries’ of this part of north Wales more than 200 years ago. Henry Eliot follows his lead

UK days out with myths and legends

The British countryside is steeped in folklore and tales of mystery from down the centuries, turning a rural walk into an adventure through the past. All you need is a map and your imagination