From local woods and nature reserves to rural idylls in Europe and beyond, our tipsters delighted in their finds this strange year
Like many I suppose, we found lockdown gifted us that most beautiful of thing: time, but also, with two boys under five, the absolute necessity to get out of the house. Just a few miles from us, between Chichester and Arundel, is Eartham Wood. This beech woodland, spliced almost perfectly in half by Stane Street – the Roman road that used to connect Chichester and London – is zigzagged by bridleways and footpaths, and is part of the Monarch’s Way long-distance path. Even on gloriously sunny weekends you can walk for hours and not hear another voice.