Adventure travel

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The best of the UK’s most epic walking trails in 2-3 days
If you can’t spare a week to walk Britain’s mountain trails, coastal tracks and riverside paths, head for these expert-picked highlights

Sarah Baxter

31, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘I was dog-tired but exhilarated’: hiking the UK’s Coast to Coast route
A solo hike on the celebrated 192-mile route from St Bees to Robin Hood’s Bay gave our writer solace after the death of her mother

Emma Lunn

19, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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An archipelago pedal: e-bikes and islands in northern Norway
With its fast ferry network, quiet roads and jaw-dropping mountains, the Helgeland archipelago is the perfect place to try e-bike touring

Sam Haddad

03, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Wild water: packrafting with the kids down Scotland’s River Tay
An 87-mile family paddling and camping adventure connects our writer with the Highlands landscape – especially when she takes an unexpected dip

Kate Eshelby

27, Apr, 2022 @6:00 AM

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I lost my underwear on the trail of Odysseus in Ithaca, Greece
Research for a new guide book meant climbing a rock face on the Greek island crucial in Homer’s story, then crawling through spiky undergrowth. An epic in itself

Nigel Summerley

01, Mar, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Epic cycling, tough climbs and elemental suffering: the Banff Mountain Film festival
Now touring the UK, this festival of the best adventure documentaries will be balm to those who missed outdoor action in the pandemic

Peter Beaumont

28, Feb, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Six wild rail adventures just 48 hours away from the UK by train
You can still visit glaciers and coral reefs, and see active volcanoes or wolves without getting on a plane. The journey from the UK is all part of the fun …

Kevin Rushby

26, Feb, 2022 @10:00 AM

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10 of Britain’s wildest adventures for 2022
Cycle through the Highlands, sail around the UK, run across Wales, photograph wildlife on Dartmoor … and more fabulous activities

Rachel Dixon

19, Feb, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Breaking the ice: one man’s epic journey from Togo to Greenland
In 1965, Teté-Michel Kpomassie left his African homeland for a new life in Greenland, swapping sunny beaches for icy fjords and spiced food for boiled seal. Now, at 80, he’s planning to retire to his ‘spiritual home’

Michael Segalov

06, Feb, 2022 @11:00 AM

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On top of the world: journey to the Lake District’s secret, movable cabin
At 1,000ft, the Hidden Hut is one of the UK’s highest off-grid hideaways. But staying in it was only part of our writer’s big adventure – first, she had to find it

Gemma Bowes

25, Jan, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Walk like a Minoan: hiking and foraging in eastern Crete
A winter hike on a remote section of Crete’s E4 trail, fuelled by feta cheese and wild herbs, proves the perfect antidote to bleak times

Heidi Fuller-Love

06, Jan, 2022 @7:00 AM

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The Muslim hiker inspiring his community to hit the hills
The Muslim Hiking group received racist comments when they posted pictures of their Christmas day walk in the Peak District. And that makes their leader Haroon Mota more determined to ensure the great outdoors is a diverse and inclusive place

Neelam Tailor

31, Dec, 2021 @12:58 PM

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