Happy watershrew

Stranger than fiction

With venomous saliva, closable nostrils, a hyperactive nature and curious ability to disappear without a trace, the water shrews is a remarkable creature, says author and naturalist Conor Jameson

Towpath Crafts

Towpath crafts

Fashion yourself a thumb-stick, make a May Day crown or twist up some nettle twine, with our handy guide to canalside crafting

Unexpected Avons

Unexpected Avons

Whether carving a deep cleft through Bristol, flowing freely across Salisbury Plain or cutting a course through Shakespeare Country, our River Avons link us back to our Celtic past