Autumn Nature Highlights – spotlight on the hen harrier

The hen harrier is one of the North West’s very special residents and can be spotted flying high over the wild untamed moors of the Forest of Bowland. This is one of Britain’s rarest birds; it spends the summer months breeding in upland areas before heading for the southern shores of England in autumn, so … More Autumn Nature Highlights – spotlight on the hen harrier

9 of Britain’s Best Bonfires, November 2017

1. Battel Bonfire Boyes, Battle, East Sussex: 4 November http://www.battelbonfire.co.uk/2017/Bonfire/Bonfire.php Legend has it that Guy Fawkes sourced his gunpowder from the Battle powder mills, something the Battel Bonfire Boyes has been commemorating for over 350 years. The evening celebrations begin with a torch-lit procession through the town at 7.30pm, featuring a wide range of local … More 9 of Britain’s Best Bonfires, November 2017

October Events Guide, UK 2017

Ghost Fest, 21-30 October, Oxford Castle. The season of fright begins with events all through October at Oxford Castle. Enjoy ghost tours and talks, paranormal events, pumpkin carving, trick or treat and more from 21 October. https://www.oxfordcastleunlocked.co.uk/events/ghost-fest/ Horse of the Year Show, Birmingham 4-8 October. Britain’s largest, and one of the longest-running, indoor equestrian events, ‘HOYS’ … More October Events Guide, UK 2017

Halloween in 8 of the UK’s Most Haunted Places

1. Berry Pomeroy, Devon This small village just outside of Totnes in Devon is eerily isolated, and the main focal point for ghost hunters is Berry Pomeroy Castle. Built during the late 12th century, the King of England later gave the land the castle stands on to Ralph de Pomeroy. But it seemed like the house … More Halloween in 8 of the UK’s Most Haunted Places

8 Places to See Red Squirrels in the UK / Red Squirrel Week

Despite being one of the nation’s most beloved native species, red squirrels are still rare in the wild. But conservation efforts are helping to revive their numbers – aided by events like Red Squirrel Week in late September. Autumn is the best time to spot red squirrels. With fewer leaves on the trees you can … More 8 Places to See Red Squirrels in the UK / Red Squirrel Week