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Best wild ruins for families to visit in the Midlands

Nikki Squires, author of Wild Guide Central England, shares her favourite wild ruins in the Midlands area. From the White Ladies Priory in Wolverhampton to the The Elephant Stone in Worcestershire, all these family-friendly locations make a great day out.

Clare Williams

Meet Clare Williams - Curious, geocaching, coffee-fuelled, walker and explorer of hidden places.

Gee Jackson

Meet Gee Jackson - a self-confessed weekend warrior accompanied by an adventure cat.

Debs Butler

Meet OS Champions Debs Butler - Cyclist, teacher, walker, paddler, lover of maps, coffee and cake.

Justin Miles

Meet Justin Miles - If it's outdoors, from the extreme to the serene, then I'm there!

Emily Thompson

Meet Emily Thompson - Mountaineer and trail runner who uses both as an excuse for cake.

Wonderful waterways

GetOutside Champion Debs Butler takes us on her stand up paddleboarding river trip in the Midlands.

Wolfscote Dale and Beresford Dale from Hartington

Dovedale is a honey pot for the Peak District and attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. This 10km circular walk gives you all the pleasures of upper Dovedale, starting and ending in the charming Peak District village of Hartington but without the crowds of Dovedale.

Great cycling for all at Rutland Water

Rutland might be England’s smallest county but it’s motto of ‘much in little’ certainly holds true. Lovely scenery, plenty of wildlife, and great cycling are all on offer during this relaxing ride around Rutland Water.

Afternoon tea hotspots in the Peak District National Park

If you’ve spent the morning walking the many hills of the Peak District, you’ll more than likely be in need of some energy replenishment. There’s a huge variety of eateries to choose from, but we think you can’t go wrong with a traditional afternoon tea.