25 autumn breaks in the UK

“From woodland walks to coastal hotels and family adventures” I’ve always thought that autumn is the best time to travel around the UK, getting cosy by the fire in rural pubs, stomping through the leaves in forests shaded russet and gold, and wandering quiet city streets devoid of their summer …

Big Trip: Scotland

“Late summer and early autumn is glorious here, the landscape turning to russet and gold, the weather still warm (enough) and the crowds drifting away.” I didn’t visit Scotland until I was in my twenties, but the country leapt right into my heart and has now long been my favourite …

It’s hip to hike

“As a teenager I hated hiking but after my mum died in 2016, hiking became a means of keeping her close. It’s also the best way I know of connecting with nature, the ultimate restorer. I’ve tackled everything from heartache to grief with a romp in the British countryside.” When …