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Croatia’s remotest island

After canoeing round deserted coves and spearfishing with the lighthouse keeper, Kevin Rushby is tempted to stay on beautiful Lastovo island forever Mladin, keeper of the lighthouse, was outside his cottage, cleaning his speargun. It was a beautiful scene: rocky headlands and blue sea, deep and mysterious. Mladin pointed to the bay below. “In spring, […]

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The Plough at Scalby, North Yorkshire: hotel review

The one thing missing from this stretch of Yorkshire coast has been a good place to stay. This refurbished pub has rectified that, and is a boon for walkers The stretch of coast between Scarborough and Robin Hood’s Bay must be one of England’s finest. And yet, despite those two places seeing plenty of visitors, […]

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Hit and myth: a legendary tour of Pembrokeshire

Following two newly devised trails in north Pembrokeshire, Kevin Rushby finds an area thick with antiquity – from neolithic to Napoleonic eras – and more soul than Stonehenge can muster On a lonely road near the village of Eglwyswrw in Pembrokeshire, I pull over as instructed and check my position. I can see the crags […]