Hiking

Some Genius Hid A Giant Cat In Google Maps

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK Tech

This is either the very dedicated work of a normal citizen like you and us or it's the very simple -- but equally as mischievous -- work of a Google e...

Planet Appetite: Mountain Riders in the Sky, Interlaken, Switzerland

Rupert Parker | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Interlaken, in the 19th century, with its twin attractions of mountain air and spa waters, attracted some of the first tourists to Switzerland, and miraculous mountain railways were constructed to carry them to the heavens. They're still going strong today.

How a Healthy Get-Away Can Change Your Life

Mercedes Ngoh | Posted 28.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mercedes Ngoh

If you have ever spent 48 consecutive hours doing nothing but nourishing your body and soul, you know the value of stepping away from routine and taking a deep breath without the distraction of responsibility. A getaway built around an ambitious itinerary may be a great escape when you are looking to shatter monotony, but it can also leave you longing for a vacation from your vacation once you return home.

Planet Appetite: Summer Alpine Adventures in Graubünden, Switzerland

Rupert Parker | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Graubünden, and particularly St. Moritz, is famous for its winter sports but the summer delivers hiking, e-biking and culinary delights with the bonus of unspoilt trails in Switzerland's only national park.

On the Trail in the Faroes

Kerry Christiani | Posted 08.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kerry Christiani

True, there are easier places to get a tan, but the Faroes still have an irresistible allure for anyone who appreciates wild places. When the mist lifts, the fog clears and the rain dries up, their beauty is nothing short of mind-blowing.

What's the Deal With Walking?

Andrew White | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew White

What's this walking think all about then? There's been such a big push to go walking and to get outdoors in the past couple of years, but there are still people who haven't got the message yet - or perhaps don't even get the outdoors. So, this post is for you to show them...

How To Get Fit Without Going To The Gym

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We all know that regular exercise is key to a healthy lifestyle, but for some the idea of going to the gym couldn't be less appealing. While some f...

A 'Sweet as' Kiwi Hike - The Tarurua Range

Shannon Kendall | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Shannon Kendall

New Zealand. A country world-renowned for its phenomenal landscapes- rainforests, volcanoes and glaciers perfectly decorate the two islands creating a...

Planet Appetite: Packing Light - Boots, Shoes and Socks

Rupert Parker | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

If the shoe fits then wear it, goes the old saying, so packing inappropriate footwear will certainly lead to grief - all these have been rigorously road tested, from city to mountain.

Deep in the Heart of Mordor: The Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Shannon Kendall | Posted 05.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Shannon Kendall

From first hand experience, I can tell you that there is nothing more magical than watching fingers of light begin to touch Tongariro's mountain tops and knowing that you are in the minority of the world's population to witness the first sunrise on that day.

Planet Appetite: Packing Light for Air Travel - Clothing

Rupert Parker | Posted 15.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

In the course of my job as travel journalist, I'm always on airplanes but try to reduce the stress level by only taking one carry-on bag - no anxiety at baggage claim and you're always first out of the airport. The trouble is that colder climates mean extra clothing but fortunately new technologies are coming to the rescue.

Planet Appetite: Packing Light - Rain Jackets

Rupert Parker | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

A rain jacket is essential in most parts of the world so, when packing light, it's a balance of weight against waterproof qualities - here's a roundup of the latest contenders.

And So the Kilimanjaro training continues... One month to go!

DJ Lora | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
DJ Lora

And so our training for the big Mount Kilimanjaro climb has begun. As you can imagine, our combination of careers means it's not that easy to get together on a regular basis to train. Having said that, I do know that everyone is prepping as much as possible.

WATCH: Hiker Crosses America - And Records 3 Seconds Of Video Per Mile

Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK Tech

For a country with 315 million people, 14,000 McDonald's restaurants and the world's largest economy, it's pretty surprising that much of the United S...

Fears For Brit Hiker Missing In Canada

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK

A man has flown over to Canada to search for his son who he believes went missing while hiking in the country, police have said. Tom Billings, 22, ...

Woodland Walks for Autumn and Winter

Paul Miles | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Miles

With the leaves about to turn all fiery in autumn colours, now's the time to start planning some Autumnal walks in the woods. Here's a list of ten of my favourites for this time of year.

Hiker Spends Four Days Lost In Bush, Naked

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK

It started out as a casual stroll in one of the nation's most beautiful parks - but Cathy Frye, it ended in a four-day ordeal which saw her lost in sc...

Travel Eye: Visit the beautiful Islands of Guernsey and Herm

Karen Edwards | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Edwards

Over on the south coast (a short drive from the airport), I find the crystal blue waters of Le Portelet beach and Petit Bot bay. As I take in the gorgeous turquoise expanse, several passers-by offer a friendly 'hello'. It's warm and welcoming.

Families That Hike Together, Stay Together

HomeAway.co.uk | Posted 13.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
HomeAway.co.uk

Every summer families across Europe take out their hiking boots, grab a backpack and put on their sunhats for a family adventure in the great outdoors. Whether your family prefers a gentle amble along flat forest paths, or a more challenging climb up rugged hillsides, Europe is full of amazing hiking destinations that are ideal for kids.

Planet Appetite: Architecture, Music and Gastronomy in Vorarlberg, Austria

Rupert Parker | Posted 25.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Situated on the edge of Lake Constance, Vorarlberg is the most Western state in Austria and offers a fine mix of culture and nature - hike in the morning, listen to Schubert in the afternoon and relax with opera on Lake Constance, in the evening.

Scafell-O-Pod

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.07.2013 | UK

A fresh octopus has been found dead near the top of England's highest mountain. The pasty-white, limp carcass was discovered by a team of volunteer...

Mountain Highs: Naked Student Rescued After Taking Mushrooms On Mountain

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A student's hiking trip took a turn for the worst as she was handcuffed and restrained by 35 rescuers after taking too many mushrooms on the top of a ...

10 of the Best Active Breaks in Britain

Posted 09.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle

When summer finally arrives after a long, hard winter, it’s essential to make the most of it. And even within the confines of our own little island,...

10 Of The Best Hiking Routes Across Europe

Posted 09.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Maybe you enjoy the thrill of great heights, perhaps it’s the spectacular views, or even the challenge of an arduous hike? Whatever the reason for ...

Smoky Mountains and Log Cabins

Mike Gerrard | Posted 09.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Gerrard

What's the most visited National Park in the United States? The Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Yellowstone? No, it's the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which attracts over 9million visitors a year. It's a shame those acres aren't as well-known outside the USA...