22 February 2019 by Phil Pickin
How important are our waterways for wildlife? And what species can typically be spotted along the way at this time of year?
23 November 2018 by Phil Pickin
GP surgeries in Shetland are prescribing nature-based activities for patients with conditions ranging from high blood pressure to depression. But we don’t need a doctor’s prescription to start enjoying the wellbeing benefits of nature, says Phil Pickin.
24 August 2018 by Phil Pickin
I'm a firm believer in not overlooking the things that are, quite possibly, right under your nose. So I was pleased when, in a highly publicised rebranding, the Canals and Rivers Trust (CRT) decided to reaffirm that the waterways are relevant to everyone.
25 May 2018 by Phil Pickin
For those of us who enjoy the countryside, it will come as no surprise that increasing numbers of people have acknowledged a direct link between access to nature and good mental health.
22 February 2018 by Phil Pickin
A visit to the coast is the perfect way to blow away the winter blues, and you can look forward to plenty of spectacular sights. Increasingly, however, you may also spot things that are neither pleasant nor natural.
12 January 2018 by Phil Pickin
Peatlands alleviate flooding, store carbon and are home to a range of wildlife. Phil Pickin discusses the restoration of these areas and best places to walk.
24 November 2017 by Brian Jones
Ramblers’ resident stargazer Brian Jones gives us reasons to head outside and check out the night sky. This winter we cast our gaze upwards and seek out the celestial dove Columba.
06 October 2017 by Brian Jones
Ramblers’ resident stargazer Brian Jones gives us reasons to head outside and check out the night sky. For autumn, we turn our attention to the tiny constellation Equuleus.
08 September 2017 by Paul Stancliffe
As the days shorten and temperatures fall, our beaches come into their own for birds. Who says Britain’s beaches are just for the summer?
25 August 2017 by Phil Pickin
Journalist and photographer Phil Pickin discusses the downsides and redeeming qualities of the humble bramble.