Christopher Wilson-Elmes

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Chris is our in-house copywriter, with a flair for turning rough notes and travel tales into enticing articles. Raised in a tiny Wiltshire village, he was desperate to travel and has backpacked all over the world. Closer to home, he finds himself happiest in the most remote and rural places he can find, preferably with a host of animals to speak to, some waves to be smashed about in and the promise of a good pint somewhere in his future.

Articles by Christopher Wilson-Elmes

A few days in…Champagne

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A few days in… Brittany

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A few days in… Nice

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A few days in… Bordeaux

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  • France

Our Slow Guide to Kent

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  • kent

Our top 10 things to do in Spain

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  • Spain

A weekend itinerary for Whitstable from one of our team

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  • kent

Our most memorable wild swimming spots

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  • Wild swimming

The Power of Botanicals by Bramley

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  • Community

Creating joy in every room: designing an eclectic Devon B&B

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  • Community
  • Devon

The Style Tour – unique places to stay

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  • Art and design

Park Lives: Jess Davison, youth ambassador for the Northumberland National Park

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  • Community
  • Outdoor activities

Our favourite pubs in the National Parks

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  • Outdoor activities
  • Walks

England’s most pleasant pub crawl? A Byway itinerary (7 days)

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  • Train travel

Why I do it: Rachel Bucknall, owner of The Bridge Inn, The Ship and The Crusoe

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  • Community
  • Scotland

Little Green Bag – Our B Corp packing list

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  • Sustainability

Where our team want to visit this Spring

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  • Community

My favourite recipe: Frangipane pie by Nicholas Balfe, Holm, Somerset

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  • Community
  • Food and drink

Six great family holiday destinations

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  • Family holiday

Introducing the restaurant with rooms

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  • Food and drink

Beautiful bases for French events

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  • France

From cider to Champagne on a tipsy tour of France

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  • Food and drink
  • France

The popular places you need to book early

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Places to stay where beauty and accessibility meet

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  • Accessibility

Water lovely sight – pools with epic views

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  • Pools

Wet and wild – five of our favourite natural pools

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  • Pools
  • Wild swimming

Five to dive – some of our favourite wild swimming spots

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  • Wild swimming

Lovely National Trust walks in Yorkshire

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  • Walks
  • Yorkshire

Cathedral choirs and cocoa at Christmas in York

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  • Christmas
  • Yorkshire

Quick tips – Oxfordshire

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  • Oxfordshire

The newest arrivals on Cornwall’s food and drink scene

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  • Cornwall
  • Food and drink

Clear Skye: Why off season is the best time to visit the famous island

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  • Isle of Skye

Meet the owner: Welcome drinks, helicopters and scientists in Dorset

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  • Community
  • Dorset

Sustainability & soda – the remote Scottish distillery shaking up the whisky industry

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  • Food and drink
  • Scotland

A photographer’s guide to the Isle of Skye in winter from Owen Howells

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  • Isle of Skye
  • Scotland

Cornwall by train with Sawday’s & Byway (6 days)

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  • Cornwall
  • Train travel

The French Riviera by train with Sawday’s & Byway (8 days)

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  • France
  • Train travel

Italy by train with Sawday’s & Byway (10 days)

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  • Italy
  • Train travel

Slow Guide to Brittany

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  • Brittany

Just don’t say “eco”: Mazzard Farm’s stealthy sustainability

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  • Sustainability

Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and hedgerow: Eight great ways to taste the Isle of Skye

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  • Food and drink
  • Isle of Skye

Dolphins, otters, and ghillies: Wildlife spotting trips on the Isle of Skye

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  • Isle of Skye
  • Scotland

The slow road to Brittany: How and why to visit this beautiful region of northern France

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  • Brittany
  • France

The perfect day in Brittany: A secret island restaurant and three other magical Breton boat trips

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  • Brittany
  • Food and drink

Meet the owner: Discovering Sicily past, present and future at Fausta Occhipinti’s agriturismo

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  • Agriturismo
  • Community

Reasons to visit Scotland this summer

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  • Scotland

What makes a Sawday’s holiday cottage great?

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  • Scotland

Brucefield: All of Scotland in one place

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  • Scotland

Our pocket guide to Edinburgh

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  • Scotland

Best restaurants in Edinburgh

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  • Food and drink
  • Scotland

Reasons to visit Scotland in Spring

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  • Scotland

Meet a Community Champion: The Bristol Wing

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Food, flowers and Brazilian drumming: A guest inspection trip to Sussex

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  • Inspection
  • Sussex

Five recommended hotels in Oxfordshire for a romantic getaway

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  • Oxford

Antique hunting in the Cotswolds: An owner’s guide

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  • The Cotswolds

Our favourite dog-friendly cottages in the Cotswolds with great walks from your doorstep

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  • The Cotswolds
  • Walks

Warm welcomes and sizzling sausages: A guest inspection trip to Northumberland

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  • Inspection
  • Northumberland

Five of the best restaurants for seasonal food in the Cotswolds

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  • Food and drink
  • The Cotswolds

Our favourite Cotswolds farm shops for fantastic local produce

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  • The Cotswolds

Sawday’s Food: Manuela & Salvatore at Palazzo Frangipane

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  • Recipes

Detour with Postcards from Midlife – Episode one

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Sawday’s food: Mel and Hywel at Manoir de Jouralem

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  • Recipes

Bad French, wonderful France – my first ever gîte holiday

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  • Gîte

Five of our favourite coastal cottages in Scotland

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  • Holiday cottages

Weird and wonderful inspections from our team

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  • Inspection

A Scandi-rustic retreat in the heart of the English countryside

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  • Inspection

Grazing and lazing in Cambridgeshire

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Our top five rural holiday cottages

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  • Holiday cottages

Balance in the Balearics – sustainable innovation in Spain’s islands

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  • Spain
  • Sustainability

Slow guide to Pembrokeshire

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  • Wales

Northumberland: an alternative UK coastal break

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  • Northumberland

Hopping across the islands of Europe

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Five best French B&Bs

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Best cycling routes in France

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  • France
  • Outdoor activities

Disappear into rural France

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  • Holiday cottages

Fabulous French city breaks

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Five of the best walks on the Isle of Skye

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  • Scotland

Our pick of the most remote holiday cottages

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  • Holiday cottages

Growing greener – the trend for sustainable travel

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  • Sustainability

Tom Hodgkinson in bohemian London

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Slow Guide to The New Forest

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Reflecting on a challenging year to date

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Slow Guide to Norfolk

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  • Norfolk

Slow Guide to Herefordshire

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Our top six pubs with walks right from the door

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Asparagus with poached eggs

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Create your own tapas evening

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Four reasons to visit Umbria, Italy

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12 reasons we love Europe

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A local’s guide to East Sussex

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  • Sussex

25 years of travel language

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Seafood and solitude on a Scottish road trip

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  • Scotland

The Bristol Wing – our first Community Champion

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Marche: Walking Italy’s less-travelled paths

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Five places to have on your radar right now

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Our favourite island escapes

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Slow Guide to the Cotswolds

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  • The Cotswolds

Our favourite weatherproof waterfall walks

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Discover Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way

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Five eco-friendly ways to see Spain

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  • Spain

Five of our favourite boutique hotels

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Slow Guide to Devon

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  • Devon

Four great places you’ve probably never heard of

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Our favourite, vibrant UK market towns

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Slow Guide to Dorset

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  • Dorset

Five places where coast and culture meet

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Europe’s top wildlife experiences

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  • Outdoor activities

Frozen food: the chilly life of a scallop farmer

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  • Isle of Skye

Slow Guide to the West Highlands

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  • Scotland

Daniel Casson in Cumbria

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Slow Guide to Sicily

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Slow Guide to Suffolk

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  • Suffolk

Slow Guide to Wild West Wales

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  • Wales

FROZEN FOOD: THE CHILLY LIFE OF A SCALLOP FARMER

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Slow Guide to Tuscany

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