Manston, between Herne Bay and Margate, gets many more hours of sunshine a year than Tiree, writes Jonathan Hollow Although the Scottish island of Tiree looks idyllic (White sand, sunny skies and no midges, Travel, 29 July), the claim that it basks in “more hours of sunlight than just about any other location in the…

Peaceful pedalling, majestic peaks and fjords are the order of the day on a four-day trip around an area as picturesque as the Lofoten Islands … but less busy It was like the reverse of winter sun. I’d swapped what had been a gorgeous slice of English summer for low single digits on a four-day…