Walks & Wildlife

A Cotswold Ramble

Andrew Swift guides us on a picturesque country walk, taking us through the village of Birdlip and along the celebrated Cotswold Way. This walk takes in ...

Walking on the Cider Trail

Andrew Swift takes us on a walk through the charming village of Slad, and into the heart of one of the nation’s favourite novels This month (July) we tra...
city walks

City Walks: East Side Story

Andrew Swift heads to the outskirts of Bristol for the next of his city walks, visiting Hanham and Keynsham Despite being surrounded by built-up areas, the Avo...
Wild Bristol

Wild Bristol: King of the Concrete Jungle

In the first of our new ‘Wild Bristol’ series, Pete Dommett meets a Bristol photographer and peregrine addict... "Snipe...pigeon...teal...pigeon...skylark...” ...
Wild Bristol

Wild Bristol: Uptown Gulls

Bristol is one of Britain’s top spots for city ‘seagulls’ – Pete Dommett thinks we should learn to love them... It’s silly season in the tabloid press. With po...

What About Wasps?

We know we need to look after our bees, but what about wasps? University of Bristol researcher Daisy Taylor tells us more about this essential little insect... ...
Wiltshire Plains

City Walks: Wiltshire Plains

Andrew Swift takes a walk through the lonely plains of Wiltshire Although this walk is not that long, and lies through a well-heeled part of Wiltshire, it is s...
Wild Bristol

Wild Bristol: Bristol Otters

This month, Pete Dommett goes in search of one of the most elusive mammals... I  waited a long time – and went a long way – to see my first otter. Earlier...

Wildlife: Fox of delights

Pete Dommett takes a look at our special relationship with this city dweller As a young boy in the late ’70s, I remember watching a Wildlife on One special a...

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...

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...