This England - - Gifts -

WALK­ING THE HARDY WAY: A leisurely ram­ble along the longdis­tance path, vis­it­ing many of the places associated with the great Wes­sex nov­el­ist and poet, with stun­ning pho­to­graphs of the glo­ri­ous Dorset coun­try­side.

MOST UN­USUAL MU­SE­UMS: A look at some of Eng­land’s quirki­est mu­se­ums, where ev­ery­thing from pen­cils and pack­ag­ing to lawn­mow­ers and clay pipes are cel­e­brated.

BY TRAIN TO THE SEA­SIDE: We hop aboard a steam train on the West Som­er­set Rail­way and travel back in time to a more leisurely age.

SMUGGLERS, WRECKERS AND PIECES OF EIGHT: Steeped in mar­itime his­tory, along the coast of Corn­wall ev­ery cove and creek has an ex­cit­ing story to tell. THE MANY FACES OF SOUTHWOLD: Colour­ful beach huts, an im­pos­ing light­house and a cu­ri­ous char­ac­ter called Southwold Jack are en­coun­tered dur­ing a visit to the Suf­folk re­sort. ENG­LAND’S FURTHEST FRONTIER: Fol­low­ing in the foot­steps of the Ro­mans we tramp along Hadrian’s Wall, hear­ing many en­ter­tain­ing sto­ries along the way.

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