News, views and guidebooks for walking, trekking and cycling
Walking is just a case of putting one foot in front of the other, as Kev Reynolds says – and mountain trekking is largely a matter of walking. No special skills or equipment are needed, no particular capabilities required: anyone who can walk can trek. On the other hand, Himalayan trekking is not walking in the park on a Sunday afternoon. Radek Kucharski considers the fitness and preparation required for trekking in the Himalaya.
Tom Martens recounts his first experience of the Lake District in all its summer glory – luckily they had brought waterproofs.
Here is a sample route from Kev Reynolds’ guidebook to Walking in Kent. This walk takes in the White Cliffs of Dover, the magnificent Dover Castle, and plenty of big skies.
Hill Explorer recently interviewed Carl McKeating and Rachel Crolla about their experience updating Steve Ashton’s classic guidebook Scrambles in Snowdonia.
Carl and Rachel have updated the classic guidebook Scrambles in Snowdonia. Carl reflects on some memorable experiences with the people in the photographs.
Tom Corker, author of Scrambles in the Dark Peak, and his good friend Trevor Clarke find an improved route up Chrome Hill via the S.W. Ridge.
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.