News, views and guidebooks for walking, trekking and cycling
A Sample Route from Scrambles in Snowdonia, Steve Ashton’s classic guidebook that has been fully updated by Rachel Crolla and Carl McKeating.
What do I need to know about the GR5 trail? Here’s a quick overview of this epic long-distance route from the Hook of Holland to Nice.
Cicerone’s Sian does a mountain day on Cadair Idris the ‘easy’ way courtesy of author Alex Kendall (Snowdonia Way) and Large Outdoors.
There are Alta Via trekking routes in two areas of the Italian Alps: the Dolomites and the Aosta Valley (Gran Paradiso/Mont Blanc). Here’s the difference.
Jim Ryan has been climbing Aconcagua and the high Andes for 17 years. Here he relates some of the changes, from conditions to costs, regulations and routes.
With the summer holidays almost here, outdoor writer and mother-of-two Rachel Crolla gives her top picks for free outdoor activities to entertain the kids.
Scotland is a veritable paradise for outdoor enthusiasts – there’s so much to do here so why not try something new? Here’s a little overview of the options.
Jonathan reports back from a quick trip to walk the Tour des Glaciers in the Vanoise National Park, south of Mont Blanc.
Lanzarote really does have something for everyone – there are amazing walks, from easy strolls suitable for children to long-distance treks. Incredible volcanic vistas and, of course, a fair few beautiful beaches. Here are a few suggestions.
Cycling the Canal du Midi makes for a wonderful and not too difficult tour from Toulouse to Sète in France. Here are 5 great days out along the way.
Following the sad news of Walt’s death last week, his family would like to announce that the funeral will take place at: 11:30am on Monday 19 June at St Thomas’ Church, Milnthorpe, Cumbria, LA7 7QJ Walt had an incredible life as a writer, publisher and climber. The Outdoor Writers’ and Photographers’ Guild has written a […]
Using walking poles, or even a single pole, will reduce knee pain and increase hill climbing power and endurance. Joe even uses them for ultrarunning – here’s the lowdown.
A micro-adventure cycle touring around Scotland was Joe’s plan for the bank holiday weekend. He explored Torridon, ate local seafood and got a sore bum.
In this extract from his guidebook, Declan Lyons gives a little background to the Cathars – signs of whom still exist along the Canal du Midi cycle route.