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Top Gear Track Experience

Top Gear track driving experiences become Surrey’s latest tourism attraction

From Tom Cruise to Alice Cooper, many of the world’s most famous stars have tested their motoring mettle on a small strip of tarmac near Cranleigh – and now it’s your turn.

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The Yew Walk at Antony. ©NTPL/Andrew Butler

Discover Cornwall’s stately houses

In stark contrast to the humble cottages in Cornwall’s villages, the county’s grand stately houses stand as reminders of the power and wealth of its most influential families

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Celebrity chef James Martin will be headling the Food and Wine Raceday

James Martin headlines Ascot’s Festival of Food and Wine Raceday

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Combine food and wine from around the world with a memorable day of racing at Ascot’s Festival of Food and Wine Raceday on Saturday 6th September.

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The lovely gardens of King John's House, Romsey Heritage Centre

Things to see and do in Romsey

Romsey is a jewel in the Test Valley’s crown with plenty to enjoy, says Emma Caulton

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Jon Santry with Daniel Ezra playing Ghana Jones in 'The Village' which starts on BBC One in August  Photo: BBC Pictures

Hayfield - fighting fit for the return of BBC’s The Village

As the second series of BBC’s The Village begins, Andrew Griffiths meets New Mills’ Jon Santry – gym owner, martial arts expert... and actor

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Events

Gloucester Cathedral will host Crucible2 sculpture exhibition from 1 September-31 October. Photographs (c) Steve Russell, courtesy  Gallery Pangolin

Sculpture exhibition Crucible2 returns to Gloucester Cathedral from 1 September

After almost two years of planning Crucible2 will be open to the public from 1 September to 31 October 2014. This eagerly anticipated, FREE exhibition of contemporary sculpture will be on show at Gloucester Cathedral featuring 100 works of art by 61 sculptors, many of them internationally acclaimed artists.

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Dinosaurs come to The Wilson

The dinosaurs are coming to The Wilson in Cheltenham!

From August 2, two floors of The Wilson art gallery and museum in Cheltenham will be taken over by huge dinosaurs from the Cretaceous, Jurassic and Triassic periods.

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GuilFest

*VIDEO* GuilFest 2014 - music and arts festival in Guildford

After a year away, GuilFest is back again this summer, promising more festival fun. Here’s our essential guide to making the most of it...

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Team Sky Procycling ride Buttertubs Pass on Stage 1 of the 2014 Tour De France route. Picture by Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com

The Yorkshire Dales prepares for the Tour de France

Is the Yorkshire Dales ready for the expected invasion by thousands of cycle race fans? Terry Fletcher reports

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Holiday E-Edition

Great British Life Holidays

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Walks

Village of Arncliffe

Yorkshire Dales Walk - Arncliffe and Kettlewell

Take these moorland tracks and riverside paths for a perfect early summer walk

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Nunnington Hall

North Yorkshire Walk - Nunnington Hall, Ryedale

Enjoy a walk that takes you back in time along river paths and farm tracks

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St Catherines, Birtles, a Grade 2 listed building

Cheshire Walk - Alderley Edge to Birtles

Keith Carter explores a landscape rich in legend and myth but finds nothing more mysterious than a great walk around Birtles

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Great Langdale

Five of the best pub walks in the Lake District

A long walk deserves a stop at a cosy inn and Lakeland writer and photographer Vivienne Crow has agreed to share a few of her favourites

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Porlock Common: Photo David J Rowlatt

Christmas on the Coast Path

The festive season is a great time to step out on the South West Coast Path, blow away the cobwebs and walk off a few mince pies in the process.

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