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Comeback for the lynx?

Will wild lynx make a comeback in British forests? Peter Lynch went to Germany to see how they have been reintroduced there. Britain is in its umpteenth year of debating whether to bring back the extinct lynx back to some … ..more

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Round-up: April 2016 Photos of the Week

Every Wednesday we feature a photo of the week across our social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook and Google+. These beautiful photographs taken by our members were selected for April 2016: WOODEN SHOES WORN BY MAIKOS (APPRENTICE GEISHA) IN KYOTO, JAPAN, JEREMY HOARE … ..more

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Heavy horsepower in Herts

Traditional horsepower is alive and well at Wimpole Home Farm. Gillian Thornton takes the reins for a day. ‘Now who’d like to be first with the hoofpick?’ Head Horseperson Emma looks at her four cadets for volunteers. We all hold back, not wanting to … ..more

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Round-up: March 2016 Photos of the Week

Every Wednesday we feature a photo of the week across our social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook and Google+. These beautiful photographs taken by our members were selected for March 2016: MOTHER HIPPO ON THE VERGE OF CHARGING, GUINEA BISSAU, WEST AFRICA, EMMA THOMSON A … ..more

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Members News: Spring 2016

ISSUED BY THE BRITISH GUILD OF TRAVEL WRITERS Issue No.52; April 2016 CHAIRMAN’S MESSAGE This first quarter of 2016 has been a busy time for the British Guild of Travel Writers, with an increasingly active programme of events, that can … ..more

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Into the wild – a century of America’s national parks

ROLY SMITH’s new book celebrates the centenary of the US National Park Service, and is a personal journey around over 20 of them, illustrated by top American wilderness photographer David Muench Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to … ..more

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Of Peppers, Pelota and Pottoks

Murray Stewart, whose new guide to The Basque Country and Navarre*, published by Bradt, will be available in book shops from April 12, describes a corner of France that remains defiantly distinctive: Soule, Labourd and Basse-Navarre. Names that have long faded from the … ..more

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Easter in Salamanca: One night during Holy Week

For all of the Spanish speaking countries of the world Semana Santa is a serious business, but in the UNESCO World Heritage city of Salamanca it is the most important date in the religious calendar. Penitents, or cofrades, take part … ..more

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A night in the pub

Neil Taylor reports on the Guild’s March social evening: Staying in a pub seems such an obvious thing to do that it is amazing, as Guild members discovered at our function on March 16, that the website www.stayinapub.co.uk was only … ..more

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Round-up: February 2016 Photos of the Week

Every Wednesday we feature a photo of the week across our social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook and Google+. These beautiful photographs taken by our members were selected for February 2016: THE MILKY WAY OVER OUTBACK WESTERN AUSTRALIA, NORI JEMIL SUNSET IN ICELAND, LOTTIE GROSS … ..more

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The Guild meets at least once a month and regularly hosts networking events, charity fundraisers, panel discussions and workshops. Here’s what we’ve been up to lately.

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