How mindful cloudberry picking turned Finnish Lapland into a wellness destination

Finns savour the ceaseless, golden light of midsummer with a biological urgency. Now, after a long winter, the never-ending space and solace of Lapland’s forests beckon. Here, you can walk, meditate and collect juicy Arctic berries born from winter snows.

What to do in Weardale, County Durham's scenic valley region

Long walks, cosy pub lunches and a rich industrial heritage await in this rural swathe of County Durham.
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Four of the best hiking trails in Azerbaijan

This quartet of hiking trails take in some of Azerbaijan’s wildest landscapes, winding past magnificent peaks, ancient fortresses, picturesque villages and thundering waterfalls.

Hiking Japan's sacred Kumano Kodo pilgrimage route

Follow the ancient pilgrimage path that cuts through the silent, mossy mountains of Kii to discover a landscape where nature, body and spirit commune in harmony. 

What to do in Frome, Somerset's most exciting market town

A thriving creative scene, hiking trails and eclectic local markets await in the Somerset town near the Mendip Hills.
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How to plan a road trip using Colorado’s wild backcountry byways

The western US state is renowned for its vast swathes of wilderness and vibrant local communities, all threaded together by a series of scenic and historic byways. Plan the ultimate road trip through its open spaces with our guide to the best routes — plus, tips on protecting local biodiversity as you go. 
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Interview: Kumi Aizawa on how Tohoku survived the 2011 tsunami and came out stronger than ever

After a tsunami wreaked havoc on northeastern Japan, Kumi Aiwaza dedicated her life to rebuilding the region. Here, she talks about the rebirth of the place she once called home, the generous and enduring spirit of the local people and the Michinoku Coastal Trail, which winds along Tohoku’s coastline for 600 miles
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A guide to visiting the Swiss region of Nendaz in every season

While mountainous Nendaz in the southwestern canton of Valais is well-equipped for an exciting range of winter activities, it also has a lot to offer all year round, from gentle hikes with the entire family to more adventurous treks.
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Seven ways to experience Nova Scotia, Canada's rugged eastern province

From driving along one of world’s most scenic highways to whale-watching, hiking between hemlocks or discovering quaint fishing villages, here’s what to do in this thrilling maritime province. 

How to spend a weekend in Fort William and Glencoe

In the shadow of Ben Nevis, the town of Fort William and the nearby valley of Glencoe offer a rugged springboard for outdoors adventures, with hiking, biking and Highland history all in easy reach.

Explorers and writers share their favourite winter walks in the UK

Harsh winter weather needn't mean we retreat indoors — and as these authors and explorers prove, you don't have to venture far to experience true adventure. Here, they reveal their favourite UK landscapes for bracing winter walks.
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Seven adventures to try in the Azores, from hiking to whale watching

Portugal’s Atlantic archipelago of nine volcanic islands are made for adventures. Explore the waters on bracing dives, spot sea life on seasonal safaris, and test out adrenaline sports including paragliding and canyoning.

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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