Outdoor interests

Stars visible in the sky, above a city, at night time

The sky at night

With longer nights and crisp, clear air, winter can be a great time to discover the astronomical wonders of our night skies – as long as you wrap up warm and follow our experts’ advice.

Gear reviews

Ultralight kit

Jen and Sim Benson review the best ultralight kit options.

A girl walking along a path, wearing a coat and backpack

Gear on test: Kit for kids

Jen and Sim Benson reveal the latest gear to help make walks with children and grandchildren of all ages a success, whatever the weather.

Wild food

Follow our experts’ guides to sourcing a range of edible delicacies found growing wild among the hedgerows, woodlands, countryside and coasts this Autumn.

Walk to the future

The global pandemic has underlined the importance of walking and accessing nature, raising some big questions – and unique opportunities. Mark Rowe considers the implications.