HIKING / Standing on a mountain with sweeping panoramic views. Swimming in a river twisting through lush valleys.  Savouring a beer in an alpine hut with razor-sharp peaks all around.

All good in their own right, infinitely better after strapping on some hiking boots and putting in the hours to get there. Heavy breathing and aching muscles, signals that you’ve earnt this moment in time.

And what a moment it is. The stillness, the fresh air, the feeling of adventure and knowing there’s a hot shower to get back to at the end of the day.

Seven Sisters Walk
Seven Sisters Cliffs Walk – A guide to the best route

Our route for the Seven Sisters Walk that captures the best of the cloud-white cliffs, meandering rivers and waves of pasture.

Things to do in the Wye, Sellack Valley,
12 wonderful things to do in the Wye Valley

Discover imposing ruins, medieval masterpieces, and the great outdoors on our list of the best things to do in the Wye Valley.

Weekend in the Cotswolds
5 itinerary ideas for a weekend in the Cotswolds

With country walks and cosy pubs; charming villages and historic grandeur, here are 5 weekends in the Cotswolds

Best walks in the Malvern Hills
Best Walks in the Malvern Hills – Great Malvern to Ledbury

The best walks in the Malvern Hills - an 18 kilometre hike that traverses the ridge and ends in charming Ledbury.

best Cotswolds walks
6 best walks in the Cotswolds (with maps)

Looking for pretty villages and rolling green hills? Then here's the best walks in the Cotswolds with downloadable maps and instructions.

Royal Natal National Park, Drakensberg Hikes
The best Drakensberg hikes in the Royal Natal National Park

These hikes explore the Drakensberg Amphitheatre, the second-highest falls in the world, a deep gorge, cool swimming spots and so much more.

Tugela Gorge Hike
Our complete guide to the Tugela Gorge hike

A great hike to the impressive Tugela Gorge with magnificent views up to the Drakensberg Amphitheatre and the second highest falls in the world.

Exploring the Drakensberg Amphitheatre on the Tugela Falls hike

Our complete guide to hiking Tugela Falls. See the second highest falls in the world, cascading over the incredible Drakensberg Amphitheatre.

Seven Sisters Walk
Seven Sisters Cliffs Walk – A guide to the best route

Our route for the Seven Sisters Walk that captures the best of the cloud-white cliffs, meandering rivers and waves of pasture.

Things to do in the Wye, Sellack Valley,
12 wonderful things to do in the Wye Valley

Discover imposing ruins, medieval masterpieces, and the great outdoors on our list of the best things to do in the Wye Valley.

Weekend in the Cotswolds
5 itinerary ideas for a weekend in the Cotswolds

With country walks and cosy pubs; charming villages and historic grandeur, here are 5 weekends in the Cotswolds

Best walks in the Malvern Hills
Best Walks in the Malvern Hills – Great Malvern to Ledbury

The best walks in the Malvern Hills - an 18 kilometre hike that traverses the ridge and ends in charming Ledbury.

best Cotswolds walks
6 best walks in the Cotswolds (with maps)

Looking for pretty villages and rolling green hills? Then here's the best walks in the Cotswolds with downloadable maps and instructions.

Royal Natal National Park, Drakensberg Hikes
The best Drakensberg hikes in the Royal Natal National Park

These hikes explore the Drakensberg Amphitheatre, the second-highest falls in the world, a deep gorge, cool swimming spots and so much more.

Tugela Gorge Hike
Our complete guide to the Tugela Gorge hike

A great hike to the impressive Tugela Gorge with magnificent views up to the Drakensberg Amphitheatre and the second highest falls in the world.

Exploring the Drakensberg Amphitheatre on the Tugela Falls hike

Our complete guide to hiking Tugela Falls. See the second highest falls in the world, cascading over the incredible Drakensberg Amphitheatre.

Lulworth Cove to Durdle Door walk
Lulworth Cove to Durdle Door – A stunning short walk

The Lulworth Cove to Durdle Door walk takes only 30 minutes yet is one of the best short walks in England. Here’s how to do it.

Jurassic Coast Walks
The best short walks on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast

Our pick of the best short walks in Dorset’s Jurassic Coast visits towering cliffs, natural arches, limestone stacks and great local pubs.

Todra Gorge and Tinghir Hike
Superb half-day Tinghir Oasis & Todra Gorge hike

Our guide to exploring the deep rocky canyon of the Todra Gorge and the lush green Tinghir Oasis on a stunning half-day hike.

Hiking in the Aït Bouguemez Valley, Morocco
Two great hikes exploring the Aït Bouguemez Valley

The Aït Bouguemez valley offers superb day hikes exploring Berber villages and their stunning surroundings. Here is all you need to know.

Best things to do in the Aït Bouguemez Valley in Morocco

The Aït Bouguemez valley in the Atlas Mountains is a less visited but beautiful part of Morocco. Here are some of the best things to do.

hiking to lago di sorapis, Italian Dolomites
How to hike to the turquoise waters of Lago di Sorapis

Do not miss this excellent hike to the turquoise waters of Lago di Sorapis. Great views, imposing mountains, and an exciting path.

Dolomites itinerary road trip
The best of the Dolomites on a 7-day itinerary

The Dolomites are stunning but seeing all the best sights in a short time is challenging. This 7-day Dolomite itinerary shows you how.

Best hikes in the Dolomites
6 most exhilarating day hikes in the Dolomites

Here's a list of our favourite hikes in the Dolomites. Some long, some short, but all are excellent and extremely varied.

Val di Funes Puez-Odle
How to visit beautiful Val di Funes (Villnöss)

Val di Funes has become an Instagram favourite, but should you come for a few minutes or much longer? Here’s how best to spend your time.

Viñales Cuba, hiking in Viñales Valley, Cuba.
Best hike without a guide in Viñales Valley, Cuba

Viñales Valley has the finest scenery in Cuba. But with few signs hiking is tricky. This guide will help you to complete a fantastic hike.

el pinsepar
Complete Guide to hiking El Pinsapar trail in Sierra de Grazalema

All you need to know about the stunning 11km circular El Pinsapar hike through Spanish Fir trees in the Sierra de Grazalema Nature Reserve.

Hiking el Torreón in Sierra de Grazalema
Complete Guide to hiking El Torreón in Sierra de Grazalema

El Torreón is the highest peak in the stunning Sierra de Grazalema, with views over Andalucía, Gibraltar and even Africa. Here’s our complete guide.

Hiking the Sassolungo Langkofel Circuit
Hiking Sassolungo – Langkofel in the Italian Dolomites

Sassolungo – Langkofel massif is a challenging hike, but the constantly changing views make it one of the best. Here's what you need to know.

Garganta Verde Hike
Guide to hiking Garganta Verde in Andalucía

Garganta Verde is the best half-day hike in the Sierra de Grazalema Park in Andalucía. Here's how to do it and how to get the permit.

Landmannalaugar Hike
Best half-day and full day Landmannalaugar hikes

Here's our list of the best Landmannalaugar hikes exploring the regions jagged lava fields, colourful mountains, and volcanic craters.

Hiking Kerlingarfjoll, Iceland
Guide to hiking in Kerlingarfjöll and Hveradalir, Iceland

Our complete guide to hiking in Kerlingarfjöll exploring the steaming vents and rusty red mountains of Hveradalir.

hiking in cappadocia
Hiking in Cappadocia – Our three favourite walks

Our detailed guide to hiking in Cappadocia including all the information, maps and tips we think you’ll need to experience some beautiful walking in this surreal destination.

Hiking Tre Cime Italian Dolomites
Complete guide to hiking Tre Cime di Lavaredo loop

Hiking Tre Cime di Lavaredo loop is an excellent day in the Dolomites with stunning views of jagged limestone peaks, top quality rifugios and awesome photo opportunities

Summer in the Alps, hiking.
Best destinations for hiking in the Alps in summer

Hiking in the Alps in summer is stunning. But should you go to the Dolomites, Tyrol, Swiss or French Alps? Here are our recommendations.

Turtagrø Hotel, Hiking in jotunheimen
Misadventures hiking in Jotunheimen from the Turtagrø Hotel

With clearly marked paths, excellent facilities and inspirational scenery, you'd think hiking in Norway would be a breeze. Not so for us. Here's our account of our walking trip from Turtagrø hotel.

skagefla hike geirangerfjord norway
Stunning Skageflå hike in the heart of Geirangerfjord

Our fantastic day hiking up to Skageflå Farm in Norway's impressive Geirangerfjord with some incredible viewpoints along the way.

Exploring the matterhorn glacier paradise view
Exploring the Matterhorn on cable and foot from Zermatt

One fantastic day riding Switzerland's impressive cable cars and completing a tricky, yet exhilarating walk up to Hörnlihütte