A grey seal sitting on rocks at the Farne Islands

This Northumberland outpost offers rich history and plenty of wildlife experiences, says Alastair Buchan

the creeks at Western Haven, Newtown off the Solent

Peter Bruce packs a picnic and takes a dinghy day trip to explore a secret haven just a mile or two from the Solent

Round Britain

Your first sail round Britain will probably become simply a maritime reconaissance mission for the many magical places that you will want to explore, says Ken Endean