Walking holidays

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A Bavarian fairytale: hiking, frosty peaks and an ivory castle
The tale of a starry-eyed monarch’s fantasy fortress provides the backdrop to a dazzling walking holiday in Germany’s far south

Ben Lerwill

26, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Church camping movement seeks to spread the word far and wide
‘Champing’ has had a record year with people bedding down in churches across England and Wales while throwing a lifeline to these historic buildings

Chris Moss

25, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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‘One of the most restful trips I’ve ever been on’: readers’ best wellness breaks
From Dorset to the Danube delta, our tipsters pamper themselves with yoga, walking, meditation and simply by gazing at landscapes. Scroll down for the winning tip

Guardian readers

19, Jan, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Walking with Norsemen on Orkney’s St Magnus Way
Viking history infuses this pilgrimage trail taking in wild cliffs and ancient dwellings and ending at the UK’s most northerly cathedral, in Kirkwall

Ailsa Ross

11, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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My life in budget holidays has been a priceless experience
From chance encounters to thrilling train rides, holidays on a shoestring have been some of my best

Dixe Wills

07, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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‘Gold mist lingers over frozen marshes’: eight great UK winter walks
With its stark beauty and quieter paths, it’s the ideal season for exploring. Our writers tread routes with a theme, from art and architecture to birds and rivers

Guardian writers

31, Dec, 2022 @7:00 AM

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‘Dark days are a time to replenish’: how to walk well in winter
A walking therapist, a Japanese calendar and yes, a cat, help our author enjoy the outdoors slowly and meditatively

Chris Moss

30, Dec, 2022 @8:00 AM

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I did the English leg of the Camino de Santiago – starting in Reading
The UK section of the pilgrimage runs through Berkshire and Hampshire to Southampton, where the faithful would set sail for Spain. And it’s now all waymarked

Sarah Baxter

27, Dec, 2022 @7:00 AM

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A North Sea coast walk to a unique pub: the Marsden Grotto, South Shields
A bracing stroll past curious military relics ends in a pub carved into a cliff

Paul Kirkwood

23, Dec, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Steam trains, shipwrecks and Tarka the otter: a car-free break around Exeter, Devon
River cruises, rural buses and scenic rail routes come into their own when exploring the bracing shores, gorges and wildlife of this stunning area

Phoebe Taplin

19, Dec, 2022 @7:00 AM

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‘No lack of wildness’ - a car-free break on the John Muir Way, Scotland
The East Lothian segment of the coast to coast trail dedicated to the great conservationist, reveals seabird colonies, beaches and historic houses

Phoebe Taplin

07, Dec, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Let’s go bogganeering! How I invented a winter sport on my trip to South Tirol, Italy
A snowy cross-country walking break is even more beautiful – and fun – when you combine the hiking with tobogganing

Kevin Rushby

03, Dec, 2022 @7:00 AM

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