Country Life August 10 2016 celebrates collies; kitesurfing; secret railway stations; ‘innocent’ basking sharks and the UK’s most remote restaurants. Find out more:
COLLIES: Matthew Dennison rounds up devotees of these wonderful working dogs.
A YACHT REBORN: An outstanding restoration project has rescued the important historic yacht Malahne and created a magnificent series of new interiors, as John Goodall reveals.
PULLING THE STOPS OUT: Reminiscent of yesteryear, our little-known train stations aren’t running out of steam, reveals Matthew Dennison.
TRAINS OF THOUGHT: Adrian Dangar reflects on how, in the 19th century, railways opened up country sports in the Highlands to a wider audience.
LET’S GO FLY A KITE: The sport of kitesurfing is enjoying a surge in popularity—Anna Tyzack talks to devotees, who love to soar across sea and sand.
SHARKS: Formidably large he may be, but the basking shark is actually an innocent resident of the oceans, says David Profumo.
EXTREME EATING: Mary Miers works up an appetite selecting some of Britain’s remotest places to eat that are well worth the trek.
COOKING: Simon Hopkinson offers up two luxurious lobster recipes from opposite sides of the globe
SAN GIULIANO: Unusual plants enhance the gardens around a classic estate villa better known for its citrus orchards, reveals Jacky Hobbs.
VISUAL ARTS: The current restoration of the Saloon at the Brighton Pavilion faced a major challenge, reveals Annabel Westman.
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