South Cornish Coast
There's more to England than London
Undoubtedly, it's one of the world's greatest cities but the UK isn't all about London.
I wandered, lonely, in a crowd
“Is this the way to Wordsworth’s grave?” asks a Japanese tourist emerging from one of the endless stream of coaches arriving at the picture-postcard village of Grasmere in the English Lake District.
Build a nest, and they will come
Ospreys were extinct in English Lake District for 150 years but, following successful breeding at Loch Garten in Scotland, the Forestry Commission and Lake District National Park decided to create nest platforms at Bassenthwaite in the hope of attracting them back.
Where Wordsworth “wander’d lonely as a cloud”
Hello England, where the Lake District has been pioneering tourism and conservation since the days when Victorian poet William Wordsworth made it famous. Even he protested about the number of visitors, and today it sees more than 16 million a year, but the solitude where he “wander'd lonely as a cloud” can still be found in this largest of England's national parks.