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The Ridgeway

Expansive views and big skies have never felt as important as they did at the end of seven long months of abnormality. So we planned a spur-of-the-moment, six-day hike along England’s most ancient trail — the Ridgeway. Spanning 85 miles from Avebury in Wiltshire, crossing the chalky Berkshire Downs and then kissing the river Thames, […]

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Tokyo’s vegetarian havens

Japan’s food culture can come as a shock to first-time visitors. Preconceptions of a nation of clean living centenarians are dashed as soon as you step from the airport train to the waffle counter. It’s something of a ‘French Paradox’, with avenues of eye-widening eateries more reminiscent of the USA than Japan. Surely it’s sushi […]

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Coeliac safe London independents

London isn’t short of a gluten-free option. But as sufferers of coeliac disease will attest, there aren’t all that many places where the contamination risk doesn’t linger — threatening to sap the joy out of new dining experiences. Walk-ins are awkward at best and even the most accommodating places leave a niggling doubt. Thankfully, there […]

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London’s home-grown restaurants

Grappling with issues of environment and food sustainability presents its challenges at home. Leave the confines of our own kitchen, however, and it becomes an entirely different beast. So, comfort comes from knowing that there are a growing number of restaurants where it’s possible to eat a really considered plate of food — where ingredients […]

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Coast to Coast

The breadth of Northern England, from Robin Hood’s Bay in the east to St Bees on the Cumbrian coast in the west, is roughly 190 miles. A well-mapped route traverses North Yorkshire’s beguiling and desolate heather moorland, the Dales’ rolling wildflower meadows and the peaks and hollows of the Lake District. There’s a good reason […]

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In brief — A health food problem

With a plant-based January promising to undo the sins of another year, we could easily fall victim to the notion that all non-animal foods are good for us. Some, however, could have repercussions for the natural world that outweigh any benefit. The problem we find, with all mass shifts, is that there are simply too […]

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