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11 of the UK’s best wild places – chosen by outdoor experts

These wilderness escapes are perfect for walkers, cyclists, adventurers – and those in search of splendid isolation. Here, writers, rangers and guides reveal their favourite spots

Exploring Britain and appreciating the charms of its incredible landscape wasn’t always a top priority for me. Like many, I ignored what was on the doorstep as I rushed abroad. Which is nothing new. Celia Fiennes, an early pioneer of the Great British road trip, argued in the 17th century that we should all get out more and explore our homeland to “cure the evil Itch of overvalueing fforeign parts”.

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Send us a tip on a great boat trip for the chance to win a £200 hotel voucher

Whether it was on a local ferry, canal barge or river cruise, we want to know about your favourite boat trip

Whether it was a canal trip through the Black Country – or maybe even Venice! – or a mosey down the Mississippi, tell us about your best boating trip. It could be a short local hop or a boating holiday, and on any kind of vessel – though no ocean cruises, thanks.

In around 100 words tell us about your trip, including details of routes, prices and company websites. Photographs are welcome but it’s the text we’ll be judging.

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