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Our top cold water swimming spots in the UK
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Our top cold water swimming spots in the UK

By Ella Perryman

There’s something we all love about wild swimming, from building an affinity with nature to the act of meditation it brings to our busy lives. Over the last few years, cold water swimming has been gaining popularity and studies have… Continue reading >

Five of the best UK coastal destinations
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Five of the best UK coastal destinations

By Ella Perryman

When you think of UK coastal destinations it’s easy to imagine the coastlines of Devon and Cornwall. However, we’re graced with a whole host of beautiful coastal regions, some of which are often overlooked. We pick five of the best… Continue reading >

A foodie’s guide to Cornwall
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A foodie’s guide to Cornwall

By Ella Perryman

Cornwall is typically known for its rugged coastlines, quaint fishing villages and nostalgic summer holidays. Whilst these have drawn visitors for years, this popular South-West county also has an emerging food culture that rewards travellers with even more. We sent… Continue reading >

Guides

Slow Guide to Cornwall
Guides - 5 min read

Slow Guide to Cornwall

By Ella Perryman

We know Cornwall so well that we often imagine there’s nothing more to discover, but we’re always delighted to be proved wrong. With a little digging, an open mind and a willingness to push on further down the trails and… Continue reading >

Slow Guide to The New Forest
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Slow Guide to The New Forest

By Chris Elmes

Wild animals grazing in oil-painting scenery, wetlands alive with ground-nesting birds, grand estates, mighty trees, timeless coastal villages and wonderful things being done with metal, chocolate and bees. We may have wandered outside the strict confines of the National Park… Continue reading >

Slow Guide to Norfolk
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Slow Guide to Norfolk

By Chris Elmes

If there’s one thing this year has taught us, it’s to appreciate home and what we have around us. We’re quick to hop on a plane, but Norfolk made us realise that what we have here in the UK is… Continue reading >

Slow Guide to Herefordshire
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Slow Guide to Herefordshire

By Chris Elmes

Even with its beautiful hills and the adventures on offer in the Wye valley, Herefordshire manages to feel like a well-kept secret. A short hop from Bristol took us straight out of city life and off exploring into its idyllic… Continue reading >

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Inspiration

Five ways to be a more eco-friendly traveller
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Five ways to be a more eco-friendly traveller

By Ella Perryman

With everyone desperate to get away over the next few months, we spoke to Juliet Kinsman, author of ‘The Green Edit: Travel (Easy tips for the eco-friendly traveller)’ to get her five tips on how to be a more sustainable… Continue reading >

Spotlight on our top five B Corp businesses
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Spotlight on our top five B Corp businesses

By Ella Perryman

One of the brilliant things about being a Certified B Corporation is being part of a growing community of like-minded businesses who are also striving to make a positive change. The certification proves that the company has a deep commitment… Continue reading >

Five reasons to visit Edinburgh
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Five reasons to visit Edinburgh

By Ella Perryman

Edinburgh is a wonderful city whose grand architecture and modern culture combine to give it, as the Proclaimers sang, “a look of dirty grace”. Well worth a visit outside of Hogmanay or the world-famous summer festivals, there’s something there for… Continue reading >

Five of the best walks in Dumfries and Galloway
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Five of the best walks in Dumfries and Galloway

By Claire Maguire

If you’re planning a trip to Scotland, Dumfries and Galloway deserves a place on your list – this unsung patch of the Lowlands offers some of Scotland’s most picturesque yet undiscovered walks. From dramatic rocky coastline and vast sandy beaches… Continue reading >

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Journeys

Tom Hodgkinson in bohemian London
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Tom Hodgkinson in bohemian London

By Tom Hodgkinson

Tom Hodgkinson is editor of The Idler magazine, a lifelong Londoner and an advocate of a relaxed approach to life and travel. We sent Tom tramping through the backstreets of London to get back in touch with the city’s inveterate,… Continue reading >

Driving La Méridienne in France
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Driving La Méridienne in France

By Carolyn Boyd

Travel writer and huge Francophile Carolyn Boyd managed to fit a French summer road trip among the travel restrictions. Follow her journey through the golden fields of Picardy, the volcanoes of Auvergne and the Grands Causses of the Cévennes, to… Continue reading >

Discover Andalucía: 500 years after Magellan set off around the world
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Discover Andalucía: 500 years after Magellan set off around the world

By Sarah Baxter

Travel journalist and award-winning writer Sarah Baxter travelled to southwest Andalucía earlier this year in celebration of the Magellan Anniversary – 500 years since Ferdinand Magellan set off from Seville to circumnavigate the world. We follow Sarah as she explores… Continue reading >

Marche: Walking Italy’s less-travelled paths
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Marche: Walking Italy’s less-travelled paths

By Chris Elmes

We sent Nell and Luke, of unique slow travel blog What if We Walked, on a hiking tour of the little-known Marche region of Italy. They trekked limestone ridges to medieval villages, heard local legends, sampled stuffed olive delicacies, and… Continue reading >

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