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Glacier Country

For this month’s Discovering Britain viewpoint, Laura Cole visits a glacier’s graveyard in Northern Ireland that is still defying explanation

The Celtic Rainforest

In this month’s Discovering Britain trail, Laura Cole explores Coed Felinrhyd, an ancient rainforest hidden in North Wales
Although the Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB is home to Britain’s youngest working nuclear plant, it also contains some of the country’s most important bird reserves. An AONB seemingly riddled with contradictions

Rock of Ages

For this month’s Discovering Britain viewpoint, Laura Cole heads to Kingston-upon-Thames to find a piece of sarsen stone with a lot of history
For this month’s Discovering Britain, Laura Cole travels to Sheffield, which claims to be the UK’s greenest city

Milton Keynes at 50

As it celebrates turning 50-years-old, Milton Keynes is bracing for the challenges of the next half century. Mark Rowe reports
Last year’s EU referendum revealed a divided country. Could genuine economic and social reform reunite the UK?

Thirsty Works

In this month’s Discovering Britain viewpoint, Laura Cole visits the partially submerged church at Rutland Water
The Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty has a long mining history, the remains of which now complement its gorges and rivers to form part of a World Heritage site that is rich in wildlife

Hull of a City

For this month’s Discovering Britain Trail, Laura Cole takes a walk around Kingston-upon-Hull, the UK City of Culture for 2017
Twelve months on from Storm Desmond and one in five households across the severlely-hit Cumbria region are yet to return home. Karen Lloyd recalls the events of the time and looks at the aftermath
High Weald, UK’s fourth-largest AONB, is often described as a quintessential English landscape, stretching across Kent, Surrey and Sussex

Jurassic Park

For this month’s Discovering Britain viewpoint, Laura Cole travels to London’s Green Park station, an unlikely place to find ancient sea creatures

Moor than meets the eye

In this month’s Discovering Britain, Laura Cole visits Rannoch Moor, a plateau of bog in the Scottish Highlands, shaped by its glacial geography as well as the fraught history of the people who used to live there

Water Wall

For this month’s Discovering Britain viewpoint, Laura Cole explores Birmingham’s Gas Street canal basin
The Lincolnshire Wolds still bear the indelible impressions of numerous medieval villages that have long since returned to the soil. But it's the rolling hills and chalk streams that draw visitors today
Riven with river valleys and dotted with Iron Age hillforts, the Blackdown Hills are being opened up by a new trail system to improve access and preserve the region

Out of the box

For centuries, crowds have descended – or ascended – on Box Hill in Surrey. For this month’s Discovering Britain trail, Laura Cole finds out why

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