UK National Parks

Driverless cars for the Lake District?

Cars could become a rare sight on Lake District roads – after the National Park announced that it was trialling driverless pods for visitors.<p>The pods …

National Parks

Notes on high o’er vales and hills for Lakeland

The Lake District in the north of England is introducing its own currency to support local businesses and raise money for charity.<p>The Lake District …

Lake District

BBC iPlayer - Countryfile - Heritage Crafts

Anita Rani is in Norfolk meeting the people keeping some of the UK's vanishing trades alive. Her first stop is Horsey Windpump which has been restored to full working glory by Tim Whiting, one of the last millwrights in the country. Next she joins the reed cutters making a living on the Norfolk …

Fish

Four fun ways to explore the stunning valleys and peaks of the Brecon Beacons

DO I kick Luke the horse in the belly or not?<p>I am balanced on top of Luke clopping through the picturesque Brecon Beacons, trying to summon my inner …

Brecon Beacons

Twisted Land Rover Defender in a great chase across the South Downs

Drummer, Dido, Pompey and Edmond were hungry for the chase when the 40 hounds of the Chiddingfold, Leconfield & Cowdray Hunt mustered for action on January 26, 1739. However, none of the pack or mounted members could have known they were about to embark on one of the greatest pursuits in …

Land Rover

BBC iPlayer - Home from Home - Series 1: 1. The BLT

Sitcom about a family who move to the Lake District, only to find their new neighbours are successful and effortlessly superior. When Neil believes he's been fired he goes off the deep end, meaning plans for a new WIFI mast on the site are put in serious jeopardy.<p>Less

Lake District

Lake District launches its own currency

The notes feature images of Lake District personalities like a young Beatrix Potter and Alfred Wainwright.<p>The scheme was launched in an effort to boost tourism as well as generate funds for two Cumbrian charities - Cumbria Community Foundation and the newly formed Lake District Foundation.

Beatrix Potter

Seven stunning seaside homes where you can enjoy holiday vibes all year round

The sun’s come out and the excitement in the air is palpable as everyone searches out the best spots to enjoy this rare April treat.<p>But if you’re …

National Parks

Where is Home From Home filmed? The Lake District filming locations for the Johnny Vegas drama revealed

Home From Home is a new BBC One comedy drama starring Jonny Vegas.<p>But where is it filmed? Here are the locations...<p>Where is Home From Home set?<p>The …

Entertainment

A Welsh schoolgirl is launching a new sheep walking business in Snowdonia

Fancy a woolly walk?<p>We’ve all heard of dog walking in the countryside, but what about sheep walking? If this sounds like your idea of fun then you're …

Lifestyle (UK)

Supercars, nightlife, parties, luxury hotels and amazing driving locations... that'll be The Cannon Run

WELCOME to The Cannon Run — a road trip that’s one of the fastest growing social events in the UK and Europe.<p>These exciting adventures are a mixture …

Autos (UK)

Steve McClure Makes the FA of Britain's Hardest Route: Rainman (5.15b/9b)

Where is your limit? Would you recognize it? For Steve McClure, it’s an endless series of matchstick edges and nothing holds, high above England's …

Climbing

Company fined over plastic windows in Snowdonia National Park chapel

Ignoring orders to replace plastic windows on a converted chapel in a seaside resort in the Snowdonia National Park has cost a company more than …

News (Wales)

'Eyesore' hotel owners ordered to pay thousands for flouting court order

The owners of an “eyesore” hotel have been fined nearly £21,000 for flouting a court order.<p>An enforcement notice for the demolition of the derelict …

News (Wales)

Dinghy Open for the Russell Trophy at Norfolk Broads Yacht Club

by Bill Webber 18 Apr 09:21 BST 15 April 2018<p>Matthew Frary being awarded the Russell Trophy by Norfolk Broads Yacht Club Club Manager, Peter McGeown …

Sailing

RS Aero Open Meeting at Covenham Sailing Club

by Richard Butler 18 Apr 08:22 BST<p>RS Aero Open Meeting © Covenham Sailing Club<p><b>An excellent turnout of 12 sailors assembled for the first event in the</b> …

Sailing

Gently does it for the Moth and Waspz Open Meeting

<b>The International Moth and Waspz Open Meeting at Grafham Water SC was reduced to a one day event, due to lack of wind on the first day.</b><p>When the event …

Sailing

Property of the Day: Pen Y Bryn, Llandyrnog, Denbigh

THE PROPERTY: This unique four-bedroom house is well planned out such that each room is flooded with light and provides far-reaching views of the …

National Parks

Mapped walk: Chrome Hill and Parkhouse Hill, Peak District | The Great Outdoors

<b>An excellent 4.5-mile walk over two of the Peak District’s most iconic mini mountains</b><p>1. Park at Earl Sterndale and follow a path west across fields …

Backpacking

Petition launched to keep Lake District's green lanes open

<b>A PETITION</b> has been launched to keep a number of green lanes in the Lake District open to motorised vehicles, amid pressure to close them.<p>Addressed …

Lake District

Youth Team Racing event at Norfolk Broads Yacht Club

by David Talbot 16 Apr 21:21 BST 14 April 2018<p>Youth Team Racing event at Norfolk Broads Yacht Club © David Talbot<p><b>Now firmly established on the</b> …

Sailing

The Peak District - Britain’s 1st National Park

The Peak District National Park was already an teenager the day I was born, and like an older sibling, it has molded my life from day 1. Its …

Hiking

Scots sightseer stunned when he realises what roadside beauty spot photos really looks like

Craig Argyle was driving through Loch Lomond and The Trossachs when he spotted what he thought was a face-down body - but all was not what it …

National Parks

Stunning secret waterfalls you can discover a short drive from Liverpool

Beautiful waterfalls that you probably didn’t even know existed so close to the city<p>The North West is hardly the place you think about when looking …

Hiking

London tops list of easiest places to get planning permission in England

The City of London is the easiest place in England to obtain planning permissions, according to a new study from Everest Home Improvement. The …

Property (UK)

Are you ready for a magnificent walk?

Date published: 16 April 2018<p>Bypass the Wessenden Reservoir during the Magnificent Walk<p>This year's Friends of the Peak District annual charity walk …

Manchester

Risk of full depth avalanches remains, says SAIS

<b>Walkers and climbers have been warned of the potential for full depth avalanches in some areas of Scotland's mountains.</b><p>The Scottish Avalanche Information Service (SAIS) issued its last daily report of its latest season on Sunday.<p>But it said snow fields remained present in the mountains and hills …

Mountaineering

Brief Result: Southern Counties CC 25

<i>Pat Wright (Paceline RT) fastest in the Southern Counties CC 25 mile time trial on Sunday, Jacintha Hamilton-Love first woman</i><p><b>Brief Result: Southern</b> …

Cycling (UK)

Landscape Photography Workshops by Jon Gibbs Landscape Photography

CLASSIC LAKE DISTRICT WORKSHOP<br>Mon September 10th to Thursday September 13th 2018.<br>Maximum 6 participants. 5 places remaining. £845<p>Myself and Mark …

Landscape Photography

Bruce Oldfield re-fashions a neglected country walled garden

‘That’s the way into the house,” Bruce Oldfield tells me, “but I want you to go in this way.” I’ve come to meet Oldfield, one of the UK’s best-known fashion designers of the past 40 years, at his country home in West Sussex. Pushing open a heavy wooden door, the four of us – me, Bruce and his two …

South Downs