Ryvoan, the perfect beginner bothy in the Scottish Highlands

Last week I ticked a big one off my adventurous bucket list – sleeping solo in a bothy in the Scottish mountains. Bothies, in case you haven’t come across these lovely things, are small mountain refuges dotted amongst Britain’s wildest…

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Five coastal birdwatching walks in Britain

Feeling an itch to twitch? Britain is one of the most rewarding places in the world to spot wild birds, and in summer our coastline is teeming with feathery visitors. These glorious walks will let you spot puffins, choughs, oystercatchers…

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A musical adventure in the hills of Hay

A few months ago Mary and I escaped to the Brecon Beacons to hike up hills, play with puppies and be bookworms in charming Hay-On-Wye. Mary made this little video of our chilled out adventures, complete with our homegrown, wine-fuelled…

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Finding Fantastic Mr Fox in Countryfile Magazine

“On a hill above a valley there was a wood. In the wood there was a huge tree. Under the tree there was a hole. In the hole live Mr Fox and Mrs Fox and their four Small Foxes.” In…

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