PLAYING CARDS, DAISIES AND BRIGHT GREEN LEAVES: Nick Herrmann investigates unusual symbols and themes in narrowboat art.
In the 9th and 10th centuries, the River Lea formed the border between two very different cultures: the Anglo-Saxons and the Vikings. Author Nick Hunt traces their story.
Rejoining the Cotswold Canal System to the main network will require some radical engineering – and may mean that motorists will one day enjoy the surreal sight of boats travelling below the middle of a roundabout
Climb to the top of Clifford’s Tower, for gorgeous views over Old York and the River Ouse
Take a visit to East Riddlesden Hall, a 17th-century manor house sandwiched between the River Aire and the Leeds & Liverpool Canal
Plan a visit to Packwood House, a fine manor house with opulent tapestries, stunning stained glass and a famous yew topiary dating 350 years just a short walk from the Stratford-upon-Avon Canal
Explore Shugborough Estate, a ‘perfect paradise’ close to the Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal
Enjoy a beautiful riverside walk around Bishop’s Stortford to Waytemore Castle, a route once teeming with grain barges of grain and now a haven for wildfowl
Plan a day out to Powis Castle, a grand red gritstone fortress and gardens overlooking the Montgomery Canal
Plan a visit to Sutton House, the oldest domestic dwelling in East London just a short walk from the Lee Navigation