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  • The best places to park your picnic

    Pack your scotch eggs and lashings of ginger beer - we're heading to these 17 outdoor beauty spots across Bucks and Oxon to enjoy lunch al fresco in time for sun this weekend.

  • Muddy’s best winter walks

    Wrap up warm and go in search of your own winter wonderland! Here's where the Muddy team will be striding across Bucks & Oxon.

  • Lights, camera…

    Waddesdon! The National Trust's 'Jewel in the Crown' shines bright with its Christmas Light Trail. Read my insider tips on what to see while you're there.

  • A country fair with a difference

    Countryfile Live is more multi-media modern festival than trad country show. It's rocking up in Blenheim Palace soon - we've filleted the best bits for your delectation.

  • The best open air theatres

    Go on, breathe in the culture! The Bard, Jane Austen, Lewis Carroll and Edith Nesbit get the outdoor theatre treatment in some of the loveliest locations in Bucks & Oxon this summer. Don't forget your picnic...

  • Popcorn + Pop-up

    The best outdoor cinemas in our 'hood this summer. Just add popcorn, a hot date and that all-important brolly.

  • Summer hols saviours!

    Desperately seeking summer holiday activities for your little darlings? The good news is there's loads going on and you're not too late. Sporty, arty or just plain feral, we've got something to suit all tastes.

  • Step into my office…

    We've adjourned to the outdoor meeting room here at Muddy HQ now the sun is shining. Here's our top garden furniture picks to snazz up your summer.

  • Gardener’s paradise

    It feels a bit strange writing about a trip outdoors on a day as miserable as this, but the weather is supposed to perk up over the next few days, so my optimism may yet prevail. I visited Rousham Gardens over the summer with my mum (below, demonstrating the biggest tree trunk I’ve ever seen), […]

  • Wouldn’t you though?

    If you have grand designs for your garden this year, check out the striking work of award-winning Oxfordshire sculptor David Harber. I've got my eye on this bronze beauty - isn't she pretty?

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