Walks & Wildlife

The valley of seclusion

With charming reminders of its Regency heyday still in evidence, it’s little wonder Clevedon was chosen for primetime TV’s latest costume drama. Andrew Swift t...

Wildlife: The big sleep

If you go down to the woods today, go quietly, says Pete Dommett, because a secretive species is getting ready for bed. Sshh! In Cathy’s hand, a tiny, hon...

Autumn migration

September brings change and the occasional surprise visitor, writes wildlife columnist Pete Dommett Remember that sinking feeling when you realised the six ...

Little gems: Dragonflies and damselflies

Pete Dommett takes us on a wildlife treasure hunt searching for dragonflies and damselflies Sit on a river bank, or at the edge of a pond, on a sunny aftern...

Morning glory:
The dawn chorus

May is the best month for birdsong. Pete Dommett listens to nature’s sunrise symphony Free mindfulness workshops every morning this month. Where? Down the l...

Lundy: A Little Piece
of Heaven

If you like the sound of a place with but a singular corkscrew road; nothing to do but walk, bird-watch and watersport; and mobile phone coverage that’s patchy...

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...