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  • The joys of winter walking in the Lake District

    The joys of winter walking in the Lake District

    March 9th, 2017Ben Lerwill
    local_activity Special feature

    The Lake District is one of Britain's most popular hiking destinations. Ben Lerwill went to beat the crowds and take in this stunning landscape out of season.

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  • Drink to quirky history in the best Oxford pubs

    Drink to quirky history in the best Oxford pubs

    February 11th, 2014Ben Lerwill
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    Oxford’s history is a gloriously prismatic thing, full of the characters and creative minds that have called the city and its colleges home. Its older pubs, as a result, are places with more personality than most – wherever you drink, stories appear. So where to go in search of an atmospheric pint or two? Here…

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  • Kings Canyon, Australia: an alternative to Uluru

    Kings Canyon, Australia: an alternative to Uluru

    December 27th, 2013Ben Lerwill
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    If you’re after a spectacular panorama of the Australian Outback, there’s an alternative to scaling Uluru. Not only does Kings Canyon offer those same spellbinding vistas, but a climb here respects the wishes of the local indigenous population. Rough Guides writer Ben Lerwill strapped on his hiking boots to conquer the canyon rim.  The morning is still cold and dark when…

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