Five things to do this weekend

It's Friday! Make the most of the weekend with our pick of great walks, tasty recipes ideas and fun activities for children. Here are five things to do this weekend... 

4th August 2017
St Moritz


Make your own fish and chips

Fish and Chips recipe

For a taste of the seaside, cook up your version of this classic dish at home – it’s delicious and easy. Here is how to make your own fish and chips


Four inspiring blogs

Sophie Pavelle

Walking the Cornish coast: a social media adventure. 

Last month Sophie Pavelle walked 300 miles along the rugged Cornish coastline, with the aim of using social media to communicate about British nature and conservation. Here, she tells us what she discovered during her 22-day challenge...

Challenging waters: the diary of a Lake District swimmer

On his 60th birthday, John Mather took on the challenge of a lifetime – to swim the length of all 17 lakes within the Lake District National Park.

The Plastic Challenge – saving our seas

Giving up single-use plastic for a month will not only improve the health of our oceans, but support local businesses and improve personal health and happiness too, says Marine Conservation Society’s Gill Bell.

Walk this way: hiking the West Highland Way

Scotland's first long-distance walking path, the West Highland Way, runs from Milngavie to Fort William. Rick Pearson and friends take a walk along the 96-mile route, wild camping, loch swimming and local ale sampling along the way. 


Classic seaside ramble – Teignmouth and Shaldon, Devon


Seaside destinations don't come much more classic than the coastal town of Teignmouth – head out on this four-mile circular walk for the perfect summer's day by the sea


Countryfile Live

Countryfile Live

Join John Craven, Ellie Harrison and the rest of the BBC Countryfile presenters at the stunning Blenheim Palace for his year's Countryfile Live. The show aims to bring together everything we cherish about the British countryside, from wildlife and farming, to outdoor pursuits and food. There will be live arena shows, wildlife displays, farm machinery, the best of British food, drink and crafts and a range of outdoor activities

For more events in August, click here.

5. Holiday

Britain’s best beach-hut breaks


Take some time out, relax and enjoy the simple life in a beach hut by the sea… but where? Be inspired by BBC Countryfile Magazine’s guide to the best beach huts to stay. 


Images: Getty

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