Walking in the footsteps of pilgrims on Israel's new Yam le Yam trail

Following Israel’s long-distance Yam le Yam (‘sea to sea’) hike from the Mediterranean to the Sea of Galilee is to undertake a journey through the ages, crossing Biblical valleys, past sacred mountains and Crusader landmarks — and to be welcomed into remote Druze villages where life continues much as it has done for millennia.

Pilgrimages and peaks: how to find the right hike for you in Japan

Walk Japan CEO Paul Christie — a resident of Japan for two decades — has explored Japan from its spectacular coasts to its dramatic volcanic interior, and shares five of his all-time favourite rambles.
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Nature of Skåne

With 249 miles of coastline, more than 100 lakes, two meandering rivers and brooding forests, Sweden’s untamed southernmost province is a natural playground. This spirit-raising destination is a haven for anyone looking to reconnect with nature. From hiking long-distance trails and kayaking in the Baltic Sea to climbing rocky peninsulas and joining a forest-bathing retreat, outdoor adventures abound.

Tohoku: how to spend 48 hours in Japan's wild northern region

Tōhoku feels wonderfully adrift from 21st century Japan, with misty lakes in place of megacities and hidden springs instead of highways.  

Why travel in 2020? To reconnect with nature in an increasingly urbanised world

Hikers, bikers and nature-lovers should head to these three destinations in 2020 — each is set to unveil a range of new trails and attractions designed to make the most of the great outdoors.

A hidden world deep within the Bornean jungle

Bario is a little corner of Borneo relatively unaffected by modern, Western influences. This community of villages is home to the Kelabit people, a largely self-sufficient tribe who will welcome you wholeheartedly into their homes — and their jungle.

A road trip on Chile's wild new Route of Parks

A road trip along Chile’s new Route of Parks takes travellers to the ends of earth. The brainchild of a visionary conservationist, this is a journey that snakes through 17 national parks, showcasing one of our planet’s most extensive wild frontiers.

Best of the west: five ways to explore West Sweden's coastline

West Sweden has a wealth of activities for the adventurous, from island cycling to coastal hiking.

Oita: Where the water rises

The Japanese region of Oita on the island of Kyushu is renowned for its hot springs, Far more than just natural baths, however, they’re places of healing and of community, linking the generations, from old to young.

Grand Canyon: Tackling the rim-to-rim hike

Rack up the miles on a Rim-to-Rim hike of Arizona’s Grand Canyon that includes an overnight stay in the gorge with stargazing, plus cooling waterfalls — a welcome surprise in one of the hottest, driest places on Earth.

Mauritius: Beyond the beach

Heady hikes, blissful solitude, abundant greenery and panoramic views: discover a new side of Mauritius
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A traveller's guide to the Howgill Fells, Cumbria

A favourite with hardcore hikers, this wild region on the fringes of Cumbria and the Yorkshire Dales is also fast becoming a magnet for gourmets