Exmoor

Top 10 happiest views in Britain revealed

It's a bit of a hidden gem.<p>The picturesque <b>Broadsands beach on Devon’s Exmoor coast</b> has been voted Britain's happiest view.<p>With its magical wilderness …

Top 10

Are you a bit of an anorak?

I recently overheard a conversation between two well-dressed business men describing one of their colleagues as a ‘complete anorak’. Although this …

For Men

'Brightest ever' Perseids meteor shower revealed in stunning new photos, ahead of the final chance for stargazers to see the shooting stars TONIGHT

The Perseid meteor shower arrived this weekend, stunning stargazers around the world as more than 70 shooting stars flashed across the night sky …

National Parks

My son Boris was spot on about the burka - but he should have gone further and called for a ban

Since 1951, when my parents bought a hill-farm on Exmoor, I have regarded the remote Exe-river valley where I am writing this article as my real home. It is about as far from the Westminster bubble as you can get. I like to spend August shut away in a centuries-old Somerset longhouse, ‘far from the …

UK National Parks

Call of the Wild

How a radical conservation effort has transformed a former farm

UK National Parks

Britain’s largest wild pony herd stampedes across a moorland in breathtaking footage

Incredible footage shows Britain’s largest wild pony herd stampeding across a moorland.<p>Crowds gathered to watch as the massive herd was moved on …

UK National Parks

Susan George age, career and partner as she appears on The Real Marigold Hotel

Having already charmed us with its genteel celeb reality dramas in previous series, The Real Marigold Hotel is back on BBC One for a third series.<p>All …

Entertainment (UK)

Royal Melbourne to host Women's Western Amateur in 2019

The 119th Women's Western Amateur golf tournament will be played at Royal Melbourne, a private club in Long Grove, next summer. A Greg Norman design, …

Golf

Bellatrix Shares Her New EP 'Bad Dancing'

<b>Bellatrix</b> makes boundary-less pop music.<p>Surging into fresh creative spaces, each song feels like it occupies a distinct sonic universe, blending …

Concerts

Metro Instagram: National Parks Week in pictures

Nature lovers, get ready to embrace the outdoors as we celebrate National Parks Week.<p>Our Instagram feed @Metro.co.uk champions amateur photography …

National Parks

Sites In The South West

Set within 20-acres of stunning, landscaped grounds, the Carnon Downs Caravan Club Site is a beautiful place to have your caravan holiday and is just …

Devon

When's Mars closest to Earth, is it visible to the naked eye and how can I see it in the UK?

BESIDES the upcoming blood moon another big astral event is coming up as Mars comes into close range of Earth.<p>The Red Planet’s closeness is due to …

National Parks

Exmoor National Park Ranger Experience

The Hidden Exmoor Adventure (6 Hours)<p>Step inside an Exmoor National Park Land Rover with a Ranger to experience a wild and hidden landscape! You’ll …

National Parks

Blood moon will strike this week - and this is the perfect time and place to view it

Blood moon will happen on Friday July 27 [Getty]<p>The blood moon, which is also known as a lunar eclipse, is fast approaching.<p>The moon, which will turn …

Lunar Eclipse

‘A lot of people told us to have her put down’ — quirky Exmoor mare who was on death’s door off to Hickstead

After taking a <b>malnourished, nervous Exmoor pony</b> under her wing 10 years ago, <b>Rachael Fear’s dream of qualifying for the Royal International Horse Show</b> …

Horses

The Best National Parks in the UK You Must Visit

The United Kingdom isn’t all ale drinking, thatched cottages and fish and chips. The United Kingdom is also home to some surprisingly wild and …

Hiking

Camping holidays that will convert you to canvas

Whether you fancy something remote and far away, or prefer to put up your canvas closer to home, Chris Leadbeater has found the perfect pitch for you this summer.<p>Stay home<p>Not convinced by camping? Erm, no. And is that thunder in the distance? It’s OK, your thinking is understandable. Which is why, …

National Parks

Butterfly lovers join Sir David Attenborough in campaign to preserve stunning UK species

Forget yoga and mindfulness – there is little more relaxing than the beautiful sight of butterflies fluttering across a sunny garden.<p>If only we’d all …

UK National Parks

National Park Ranger Experiences

Dartmoor Ranger Experience (6 Hours)<p>Dartmoor is in South West England, less than an hour from Exeter and Plymouth.<p>This summer join a Dartmoor …

National Parks

Evans Scholar Patrick Adams caddies for Hale Irwin

World Golf Hall of Fame member Hale Irwin discusses his support of the Evans Scholars Foundation after having former Exmoor Country Club caddie and …

Golf

Vijay Singh tops Jeff Maggert in playoff to win Senior Players at Exmoor

There’s not much Vijay Singh has left to accomplish on a golf course, but that short list got even shorter on Sunday in Highland Park.The Fiji native …

Golf

Wauconda caddie gets major assignment: Helping Hale Irwin at Exmoor

Last week started like any other for Patrick Adams.<p>The Wauconda native had a typical Monday commute to his summer internship working for Evans Senior Investments, a West Loop real estate firm.<p>But a text he received that afternoon from a representative with the Western Golf Association changed his …

Golf

Images: Sunday at the Constellation Senior Players Championship golf tournament

See Sunday action from the Constellation Senior Players Championship at Exmoor Country Club in Highland Park.

Golf

Illini coach Small enjoys keeping tabs on his former players

Illinois coach Mike Small started Friday's second round of the Constellation Senior Players Championship in a tie for the lead and then made birdies …

Golf

No Small feat: Illinois men's golf coach contending at Senior Players at Exmoor

In a sense, Mike Small is on summer vacation.<p>The Illinois men’s golf coach doesn’t have as many official duties in the summer, which means he has time to recharge and play a few tournaments on the PGA Tour Champions, the 50-and-over circuit formerly known as the Senior PGA Tour.<p>Small, 52, is now in …

Golf

Elaine Crosby leads after first round of U.S. Senior Women's Open at Chicago Golf Club

Elaine Crosby shot a 3-under-par 70 on Thursday at Chicago Golf Club in Wheaton to lead after one round of the inaugural U.S. Senior Women’s Open.<p>A winner of two tournaments in 17 LPGA seasons, the 60-year-old Crosby owns a one-shot advantage over Trish Johnson, Laura Davies and Liselotte …

Golf

The rise of astrotourism: Why your next adventure should include star-gazing

Apologies to readers who expected this column to be about Virgin Galactic’s efforts to pelt Richard Branson and a planeload of wealthy show-offs towards Pluto. “Astrotourism” is in fact a clever rebranding of stuff we’ve been doing for ages: stargazing, eclipse-chasing and generally getting moony …

National Parks

All eyes on 60-year-old Langer at Senior Players Championship

If ever there was a player who could dominate a tournament, it would be Bernhard Langer at the Constellation Senior Players Championship.<p>The …

Golf

The UK’s Best National Parks for Hiking

Snowdonia (photo: Robert J Heath)The UK is one of the best countries in Europe for hiking. Thousands of walking routes can be found across the …

Hiking

Event guide: Constellation Senior Players Championship

<b>What:</b> Constellation Senior Players Championship.<p><b>When:</b> Pro-am on Wednesday; tournament rounds Thursday-Sunday.<p><b>Where:</b> Exmoor Country Club, 700 Vine Ave. in Highland Park.<p><b>Course Info:</b> Par 72, 7,124 yards.<p><b>Purse:</b> $2,800,000.<p><b>Tickets:</b> $18-55 depending on the day, or $79 for the week. Go to www.cspgolf.com …

The Players Championship