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Flat land

This month, the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)’s Discovering Britain walk takes Olivia Edward through rural Essex to the Thames estuary, where she’s delighted by a fascinating ‘land of horizontals’

Alien views

The tabloids would have us believe that immigrants are taking our houses, our jobs, our school places and our hospital beds. But a close reading of the research reveals another, more nuanced story

Carved from stone

For her latest Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Discovering Britain walk, Olivia Edward visits Shropshire to learn how glacial meltwater has shaped the history of one of England’s most picturesque market towns

Bombs and bustards

Our series showcasing the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)’s Discovering Britain walks continues as Olivia Edward learns how the military has helped to keep a large part of Salisbury Plain safe from harm

The story of the river

In the latest Discovering Britain walk, Olivia Edward gains a fascinating insight into the development of the historic Thames-side town of Marlow

Water in the Balance

As southeast England mops up after another bout of serious flooding, last year’s drought seems a world away. But it raises the question – how can we reconcile floods and droughts and give the country some form of hydrological stability? …
A lowland valley straddling the counties of Essex and Suffolk, Dedham Vale AONB encompasses a rural idyll of sleepy farming villages dotted about a gently rolling landscape either side of the River Stour
Olivia Edwards explores Scotland's Solway Coast 

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