News, views and guidebooks for walking, trekking and cycling
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.
Would you like to walk the Hebridean Way? Richard Barrett, author of the guidebook, shares the essentials of this brand new Scottish route.
Young adventurer Alex Staniforth has set himself a bold new challenge to climb the UK County Tops to raise money for charity.
Kingsley has been out and about trail and fell running in the Lake District, as he does. Here is a little video from one of his days out.
Lesley Williams waxes lyrical about the Alpine Pass Route or Swiss Via Alpina 1 (VA1) – a hiking trail of over 350km across Switzerland.
Somewhere is a land of spectacular natural beauty; a mountain range of huge peaks and crystal-clear streams. But almost nobody has heard of the Drakensberg.
What’s the best kind of shoe for fell running, trail running or road running? Joe explains different kinds of running shoes and makes his recommendations.