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10 great botanical gardens around the world: readers tips

From the tropics to the Arctic Circle, these gardens are full of colour, wildlife, scents, and, sometimes, spectacular views and great cafes, too Winning tip: Port Augusta, South Australia The 250-hectare Arid Lands Botanical Garden on the coast in Port Augusta (three hours drive north of Adelaide) made for a wonderful visit. Not only is it free of charge, there is a cafe serving great fresh food and some fantastic Australian wine, too. The gardens are a joy to wander, with plenty of bird life, amphibians and lizards, and ideas…

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A wander near Ronda: Spains empty quarter

Andalucas first parque natural is fairly unknown, yet Sierra de Grazalema is a stunning wild place of crests, gorges, hilltop the towns and vultures A goat farmer told me no one swims in the pond at Zahara de la Sierra because it’s full of fish with crocodile heads. Is that why I’m the only person in 128 sq km of cool sea on a very hot period? I subsequently learn that this manmade reservoir (< em> embalse ), the mountain ranges to the south of it, and the cliffs, ravines,…

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20 of the best campsites in Europe

A tent is your cheap ticket to wild beauty spots across Europe, from Swedish reservoirs to Greek beaches with walk-to, wildlife and stargazing on tap Le Clos du Lac , Provence, France Setting Mountains Pitches 50 Activities Fishing, swimmingPerched at 1,485 metres on the leading edge of Ecrins national park, this mountain site offers Instagrammable views from the tent door and a range of picture-perfect outdoor experiences. Serre-Poncon lake is a short walk away, for swimming or angling, and nearby Boscodon forest has a host of hiking trails. At the…

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Where to see spectacular autumn colours around the world: our readers tips

Its the season for mom nature to dazzle us with ambers, colours, ambers and oranges Our readers recommend the most vibrant autumnal displays in Europe, North America and Japan Winning tip: Ojcow national park, Poland They call it the Zlota Polska Jesien – the Polish Golden Autumn. It’s when the oaks and sycamores around Krakow do their best New England impression. Just 20 minutes’ drive north of the city is the smallest national park in the country: Ojcow. A series of small, sylvan hollows was transformed into a beautiful patchwork…

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The ultimate hike: three tasters of Canadas Great Trail

The world-wides longest trail, ready this year, spans the whole country. Its a busy footpath, our daring writer is recount, so there shouldnt be endures When I was a girl, I gratified someone who had done The Great Trail( aka Trans Canada Trail ). I am not at the start, or the finish, but somewhere in between, on a course that is a mind-boggling 15,000 miles( 24,000 km) in segment, far and away the longest footpath in the world. If “youre supposed to” chop this interval into a series of…

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