COUNTRYSIDE

The English countryside is unlike anywhere else in the world. With its patchwork vistas, wild moors, rolling dales, and magical woodlands, it holds a special place in the heart of English life and serves as an idyllic destination for the visitor.  

A view at the Italian Gardens at Great Ambrook

CHAPTER 1 - THE ITALIAN GARDEN AT GREAT AMBROOK IN DEVON

BY
STEPHANIE BERRY
14/06/2021
There are few countries where gardens are as well loved as in England. Many of the most famous English gardens also come with a rich history or notable owners and have been carefully preserved for visitors today. But there is nothing more magical than a lost garden and especially one that dates ba... see more
Lambs in Yorkshire

YORKSHIRE - A COUNTY BUILT ON WOOL

BY
SARAH COWLING
01/03/2021
Sheep are not a rare sight in the uplands of Yorkshire. The county has the highest population of sheep in England. But spare a thought next time you see one, for these are the animals that sculpted the character and shape of the landscape, created the historic wealth, bequeathed us beautiful ruins, ... see more
Autumn Reflections Derwent Reservoir

AN INTRODUCTION TO THE LAKE DISTRICT

BY
NICKY GODFREY-EVANS
31/01/2021
Welcome to the ‘most beautiful corner of England’. There are of course several of these, but this one is official! The Lake District, in the heart of England’s North West county of Cumbria, is quite unlike any other part of England - think New Zealand, parts of Wales and Scotland - mountains, ... see more
Walking on Dartmoor

TWO GREAT WALKS IN DEVON & WESTERN SOMERSET

BY
HILARY BRADT
31/01/2021
This Corona year gave me – and millions of others – the opportunity to spend time exploring my own region – England’s southwest. As a travel writer, I’m normally away such a lot that finding two or more spare weeks is difficult, so my long-held ambition to walk Devon’s Coast to Coast tra... see more
Haytor with the South Devon coast in the background

DARTMOOR NATIONAL PARK - A MONUMENTAL LANDSCAPE

BY
EMMA CUNIS
31/01/2021
Dartmoor National Park is the largest open space in southern England - 368 square miles of high and scenic moorland, lush wooded valleys, fascinating wildlife, and meandering copper-gold coloured rivers. There is so much to explore, enjoy, and learn about. Unlike national parks in the US, for exampl... see more