10 of the best skateparks in the UK

The skateboarding stereotype has been broken, as more people realise it’s a sport that welcomes everyone. From the home of British skateboarding in London to a remote escape in Scotland’s northernmost reaches, we recommend 10 of the best UK skateparks.

Transformative travel: 10 ways to find a happier you in the West Coast wilderness of British Columbia

The pull to escape to open space has never been more powerful, and in British Columbia, the vast Canadian province where bears and caribou are plentiful and mountains punch skywards for hundreds of metres, heading out into the wild comes naturally.

In pictures: life-affirming adventures among British Columbia's ancient peaks

In a Canadian province that has 10 mountain ranges, including the Rockies, 15,000 miles of coastline and over 1,000 protected areas, venturing into the wild is part of daily life. From helicopter rides to horse riding, there are infinite ways to move through the wilderness here — and be deeply moved by it.

A really wild safari on the Amazon's Rio Negro

A short hop from the city of Manaus, the tea-black waters of Brazil’s Rio Negro, a major tributary of Amazon River, offer the perfect taster experience for those seeking an accessible rainforest adventure.

How skateboarders have reclaimed an abandoned Olympic stadium in Athens

Although Olympic stadiums are erected amid great jubilation, many fall into disuse and disrepair soon after the Games finish. In Athens, however, skaters are reclaiming abandoned spaces, and helping to invite young refugees into the community.

Into the wild in Haida Gwaii, Canada's 'Galápagos of the North'

Kayaking through Haida Gwaii, a string of weather-pummelled Pacific islands cast adrift from the western coast of British Columbia, reveals biodiversity on a giant Canadian scale.

Meet the adventurer: Team GB’s Shauna Coxsey on the UK’s top climbing spots

Ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games taking place this summer, we speak to Shauna Coxsey, Britain’s most successful competitive climber, about the UK’s best climbing spots, how she trains and what’s next for her after the Games.

Travel writers share 17 ultimate adventures to inspire your next big trip

Seeking inspiration for your next big adventure? From riding the rails through Siberia to bush camping in Queensland, our thrill-seeking travel writers have selected their favourite adventurous forays. The only thing left for you to do is to decide which unique experience should be next on your travel hitlist.

A journey through the ancient necropolises of Sudan's Nubian Desert

Scattered across the sands of the Nubian Desert, Sudan’s constellation of ancient pyramids are home to celestial deities, pharaohs and queens — and very few visitors.

Ever thought about converting a van into a campervan? Here’s how

Join the booming number of British travellers taking to the road in a campervan they’ve converted themselves. We chat to the authors of The Van Conversion Bible, Dale Comley and Charlie Low, about the practicalities, perks and potential pitfalls. 

Natural navigation: an expert reveals how to read the weather on your next trip

The only living person to have both flown solo and sailed single-handed across the Atlantic, Tristan Gooley has led expeditions on five continents, using the landscape and weather to find his way around. Here he reveals the secret world of weather and how reading it can help you to become a natural navigator.

Following in the footsteps on Don Quixote on the vast plains of Castile-La Mancha, central Spain

On a quest to restore chivalry to the nation, Spain’s greatest literary hero, Don Quixote, roamed the Spanish region of Castile-La Mancha. This stark landscape, with its dramatic plains and hidden caves, forms an inspiring backdrop to a new canon of stories.

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