10 new restaurants on the UK coast for seafood, street food and other great grub | Food and drink

[ad_1] Rockwater, Hove, East Sussex Owner Luke Davis hopes Rockwater will help revitalise the Hove seafront. The modern, glass-fronted building on the promenade is open all day, from breakfast on the deck (crab benedict, meat- and plant-based fry-ups) to cocktails on the roof terrace. The main lunch and dinner menu includes small plates (such as … 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

The best of British seaside festivals and events for 2021: readers’ tips | Festivals

[ad_1] Winning tip: Bournemouth Arts by the Sea festival The annual programme here takes place across the picturesque backdrops of Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch, which have a growing cultural scene. Visitors are encouraged to participate in the wide range of art, music and dance events alongside both emerging and established artists. It’s diverse, it’s intriguing … Read more

Prize pigs, freak veg and haggis hurling: readers’ best UK country shows | Festivals

[ad_1] Winning tip: all steamed up, Dorset The Great Dorset Steam Fair in Tarrant Hinton (returning 25-29 August 2022) is the ultimate country fair in my opinion. Covering over 240 hectares (600 acres), it’s the size of a small town. There is a vast spread of attractions, from working traction engines and vintage farm machinery … 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

Great North Road: cycling the old route from London to Edinburgh | Cycling holidays

[ad_1] As any cyclist will tell you, there’s something strangely uplifting about being on the road early. Mostly it’s a case of enjoying empty roads and morning light, but perhaps there’s a smidgeon of self-righteousness, too. Mamils have a lie in? Never. As we wheel our bikes out of the Olde Ship in the village … Read more

Bikes, boats and Betjeman: a car-free break in Wadebridge, Cornwall | Cornwall holidays

[ad_1] A rocky island emerges from thick mist. Around it, cormorants are diving into grey-green waves, which are flowering with multicoloured jellyfish. The boat pitches wildly; the skipper warns us that tope, powerful sharks, are common in these waters and not to lose our rods. He throws most of our too-small early catches overboard, including … Read more

‘It makes you feel alive while half-killing you’: cycling in Carmarthenshire | Wales holidays

[ad_1] “So,” my hostess Tanya said as I arrived at Penstacan, an organic farmstay in the Welsh village of Cilycwm, “they’re making you go over the Black Mountain, are they?’ Did I detect a note of concern in her voice? You know, I believe I did. Cycle Dixe wales The gauntlet had been thrown down … Read more

‘You can even do a wee on a shark’: readers’ best UK museums for kids | Day trips

[ad_1] Winning tip: An injection of knowledge, Leeds If you want children to become aware of not taking life for granted and help them to understand the contribution science, medicine and vaccinations can make to life in these times, the Thackray Museum of Medicine in Leeds is a must. Recently given a huge makeover, it … Read more