Walks & Wildlife

Gromit Unleashed 2:
Time for walkies

Unleashed once more, Gromit is out and about in Bristol for another summer – but this time he’s got company... Find out how The Grand Appeal has upped the arts ...

Wild Bristol: On with the glow(worms)

Pete Dommett urges us to go in search of these most miraculous of insects Have you seen the light? Of a glow-worm, that is. I conducted a hastily constructed...

Great outdoors: Go Forth and Ramble!

Andrew Swift’s pick of things to see and do on foot as part of the city’s walking festival The Bristol Walk Fest celebrates its sixth anniversary this month,...

Walk: the Wiltshire Downs

Andrew Swift finds timeless splendour in a historic old battleground as it shrugs off its winter torpor This month’s walk is a breezy stroll along one of the...

Wild Bristol: Going Down Under

Pete Dommett has been off in search of the city’s secret, subterranean wildlife at Pen Park Hole Have you heard about the blind cave shrimps that live in a l...

The great outdoors: Berrow

Wedged between the bright lights of Burnham on Sea and Brean, Berrow is quite often overlooked. Yet there are plenty of reasons for getting to know it, says And...

Rare plants and wildflowers of Bristol

From this month, rare plants and wildflowers begin to blossom in Bristol’s Avon Gorge. Pete Dommett tells us more... Every now and again local magazines like...

The Walk: Stone Circles at Stanton Drew

The third, largely overlooked, ancient stone formation of the South West has a real sense of solitude, potency and magic about it, says Andrew Swift Three of...

Deer-watching: Lord of the Manor

This month, Pete Dommett goes deer-watching on his doorstep Under a flawless, ice-blue sky, a large herd of deer bathes in a welcome wash of winter sun. My y...

Walk: Salisbury town trail

Andrew Swift introduces us to some of the delights of this ancient landscape This month we take the train for a walk around one of England’s most historic citi...

Wild Bristol: Waxwing sightings

Watch out for rare visitors from the east this month, says Pete Dommett Waxwings: gorgeous, aren’t they? With their peachy, air-brushed plumage, dark eye-li...