20 of the best coastal campsites around Britain

ENGLAND Pitches 40 Good for Atlantic isolation On the western foreshore of St Agnes, the southernmost of the inhabited Isles of Scilly, the farm’s meadows slip right down to the sea. Pitch on the water’s edge at the UK’s most south-westerly campsite, with Periglis beach (a shell collectors’ paradise) on one side and intriguing rock […]

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Action stations: 12 months of fitness holidays for 2018 – The Guardian

UK: Snowhole expedition, the Highlands They say you should start your year as you mean to go on, though perhaps learning how to construct and live in a communal snowhole is best as a one-off. This four-night mountain adventure in the Cairngorms national park is a true winter workout, with participants learning mountain skills before […]

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10 things to do in the Lake District

Last year Unesco awarded the Lake District World Heritage Status, while those of us in the know rolled our eyes that the world had finally caught on. Centred on the main Cumbrian towns of Keswick, Windermere, Ambleside and Bowness-on-Windermere, the Lake District is England’s largest national park and contains England’s deepest and longest lakes. Here […]

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Creche course: a family skiing holiday in France

Ardent map “The poor things!” he bleats. “Will they be OK?” It doesn’t matter how desperately you need a break as a parent – and I really do, nine months after having my second baby – there is still a certain amount of soul-searching and guilt-suppression when putting your little kids into childcare on holiday. […]

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