UK's best wild swimming spots

Joe Minihane likes wild swimming so much that he's written a book about it. The author explains how he became an open water obsessive and picks his favourite UK dips

Secret Scotland: A local's guide

Go beyond the usual city, lochs and Highlands circuit on your next visit to Scotland. Here's your perfect trip, according to a local

These Dubliners are going sober for St Patrick’s Day

‘Apocalyptic’ scenes of drunken debauchery have become the norm for Dublin on St Patrick’s Day, as tourists descend for a day of heavy drinking. Nicola Brady meets the locals who’ve had enough

My night with Vikings in the Shetland Isles

Shetland’s Viking fire festival Up Helly Aa is an absurd cross between ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘The X Factor’. Our writer just got back from this year’s event