Zen and the art of fly-fishing in Sweden – a photo essay | Sweden holidays

[ad_1] I first learned about fly-fishing in a story by Truman Capote called Handcarved Coffins. In America’s midwest, Capote’s help is solicited by a small-town sheriff stumped by a string of diabolically ingenious murders in his remote farming community. The victims have been are killed in ways suggesting intimate knowledge of their habits, yet nowhere … Read more

I walked the perimeter of Britain – in pictures | Walking holidays

[ad_1] I set off from the steps of St Paul’s Cathedral on 17 April 2015, walking east towards Kent before heading west along the south coast. My mission was to walk the perimeter of Britain in order to get under the skin of our island nation – and find photographic inspiration. I’d previously only found … Read more

My year of roaming free in Cornwall | Travel photography

[ad_1] The last embers of my fire flicker orange and red in the dark. It has warmed me after my evening swim shared with a grey seal, a curious female at the water’s edge, under the soft pink hues of the setting sun. The nights are beginning to draw in and the temperature is dropping. … Read more

From London to Beijing on the old Silk Road – a photo essay | Travel photography

[ad_1] I set off on my dream journey from London to Beijing in the halcyon days of 2019. It’s a trip that seems unimaginable today. Travelling overland, I wanted to experience the transitions between cultures, to understand more about what connects us. I was also interested to see the legacy of exchange along the Silk … Read more

The Cape Wrath trail: walking Scotland’s hidden roads – in pictures | Walking holidays

[ad_1] It’s day three of 17 on the Cape Wrath Trail, and I’m descending to a ruined settlement with Nicky Easton from Ashtead in Surrey. “We wanted to get into the wilderness. For me it’s about the space, the remoteness, getting away from everything,” she says. Experienced trekkers, like Nicky, who have hiked Grand Randonnée … Read more

Britain’s re-enactors return to the battlefields after lockdown – a photo essay | United Kingdom holidays

[ad_1] ‘We are historical interpreters: we are here so people don’t have to read the book,” says Aidan Turnbull, from the comfort of an open 15th-century toilet in the grounds of Dover Castle. Turnbull, an expert in medieval intestinal parasites, is dressed as a gong farmer – a nocturnal emptier of cesspits, who would remove … Read more