Walks & Wildlife

Lacock: A peculiar magic

Many of those who traverse Lacock’s streets come to walk in the footsteps of characters dreamt up by Jane Austen or JK Rowling. Its real history, however, is e...

Bristol blues

This month: bluebell woods to make you go “Wow!” Words by Pete Dommett Flowers? That’s a bit boring, isn’t it?” This was a friend’s response after I told hi...

Glastonbury: a place apart

An area of great history and healing, myth and mysticism, where the tang of incense hangs in the air, this little Somerset town’s legends have left an indelibl...

Bristol’s March hares

It’s the time for mad March hares, says Pete Dommett, if you can find one, that is Do you remember Masquerade? Like a lot of children who grew up in the lat...

Hooting Stars

Bristol’s owls are loved-up and loud. Listen out for them this month, says Pete Dommett In The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin by Beatrix Potter, Nutkin and his bus...

Walk: Wales’s best kept secret

The recent scrapping of tolls on the Severn crossings makes now an ideal time to discover what, for many, is Wales’s best-kept secret, says Andrew Swift St...

Wild Bristol: Retail Therapy

Pete Dommett is dreaming of a black and white Christmas Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet? After the last-minute, frantic panic-buying, crowded s...

Wild Bristol:
may contain nuts

Our wildlife columnist Pete Dommett has been making friends with the city’s squirrels this month Cute. There, I’ve said it. When it comes to writing about wi...

Walk: Call of the Combe

Andrew Swift finds forgotten woods, enigmatic ruins and possible paranormal activity just past Backwell Brockley Combe is a strange and secretive place. Most...

Urban myths: Bristol bats

No timely October wildlife column would be complete without a look at some spooky animals but there’s nothing to fear about bats, despite the bad rap, says Pete...

Halcyon days:
Bristol kingfishers

Kingfishers are kept busy on Bristol’s rivers during September but they’re not always easy to observe, says Pete Dommett Every birdwatcher has a bogey bird: ...