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.

Five of north London’s most scenic walking routes

Whether it’s through parks, along canals or around leafy residential backstreets, exploring the capital on foot never gets old. These five routes showcase north London at its best.

The five best walking trails in Tasmania

Australia’s scenic island state of Tasmania is home to more than 1,700 miles of glorious walking trails, spanning diverse wildernesses and 19 national parks. We’ve handpicked five unmissable walking routes across this epic natural playground.

How a new people-powered hiking network could transform travel in the UK

We speak to ‘guerrilla geographer’ Daniel Raven-Ellison about Slow Ways — a volunteer-led project kickstarted in lockdown aiming to map thousands of new walking routes, which he hopes will get Brits discovering the country in an entirely new way. 

Top 10: unmissable stops along the Skåneleden hiking trail

Explore this long-distance trail in Sweden's Skåne region, winding beneath ancient beech trees and along lonely beaches. It’s a place to wild camp, forage for berries and stumble across sites far beyond the tourist trail.

The Dolomites: A walk to remember

Here’s why you should be planning to conquer the formidable Dolomiti senza Confini — the ‘Dolomites without Borders’ mountain trail

9 'Great Walks' of New Zealand: Beaches, Forest, and Mountains By Foot

Whether you are looking for an hour-long hike or a multi-day trek, these pristine trails will satisfy any level of adventure.

Five walks in St Helena

Now more accessible than ever before, the tiny island of St Helena offers hikers a host of different walks and trails

Spain: Camino de Santiago

Bite-sized variants of the epic pilgrim trail to Santiago de Compostela mean there's no need to martyr yourself.

France: Best walking trails

Classic Mediterranean landscapes featuring clifftop bastides and Roman ruins are just some of the highlights of walking in France

Want to walk the length of Jordan?

Journey across Jordan on a new trail spanning the length of the country — from the wooded north to the warm waters of the south’s Red Sea

Hit the trail in Europe

When it comes to walking in Spain, France and Italy, epic is something of a watchword. But how straightforward are self-guided trips, and what are the advantages over a UK walking holiday?

France: Walking the rails

Running along a defunct railway line, the Axe Vert de la Thiérache offers a glimpse into the bygone, bucolic age of steam.

Walking holidays: Best foot forward

As the appeal of walking holidays grows ever broader, the hardy, weather-beaten campers of old are being joined by a new generation of trekkers, who are attracted by higher standards of food and shelter along the route.

Alternative Inca trails

Are you a hardcore hiker or a walker looking for a more languid stroll around Peru’s Sacred Valley and beyond? Find the route that’s right for you.

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