Hiking

'Unlikely Hikers' Is The Inclusive Instagram Account Showing Everybody Can Enjoy The Great Outdoors

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 14.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Getting out and about in the great outdoors can be enjoyed by everyone, regardless of size, race, sexuality or ability. Enter the inclusive Instagram ...

Three Tips For Hiking With A Toddler

Richard Gower | Posted 30.06.2017 | UK Parents
Richard Gower

In the past, we planned our routes based on optimistic assumptions about conditions, terrain and our own fitness levels. This led to some good adventures (and plenty of blisters), but not to toddler-friendly situations. Key lesson: don't over-reach.

Rambling In Southwest Crete

Mike Gerrard | Posted 19.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Gerrard

This southern coast of Crete is far more rugged than the north. In some places the mountains come so close to the Libyan Sea that there's no room for a road inbetween, and a few villages are only accessible by boat or footpath, or by one road in and out.

Seven Tips To Help Your Baby Beat The Winter Chill

Oli Reed | Posted 15.12.2016 | UK Parents
Oli Reed

Obviously the dark nights and cold weather bring their own challenges in terms of preparing to head out with a baby, and the clothing you use has a huge impact on their enjoyment of each trip, but I've been amazingly impressed with how well our 8-month-old lad has adapted to the changing seasons.

Jordan's Top Eco Hotspots

Black Tomato | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Black Tomato

With so many iconic historic ruins and world wonders, it can be easy for Jordan's immense nature reserves to fly under the radar. But from desert to mountain, wetland to forest, Jordan is leading the way for the eco-conscious traveller with its beautiful and diverse range of landscapes and community-benefiting experiences, all under the protection of the Royal Society of the Conservation of Nature (more affectionately known as the RSCN). So, with the big focus on sustainable travel for 2017, we're shining a light on the best reserves and eco-chic stays in Jordan.

Hiking The Samaria Gorge On Crete

Mike Gerrard | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Gerrard

As we drive higher and higher into the White Mountains of Crete, leaving behind our hotel in the busy resort of Paleohora, I start to realise the immensity of what we're about to do: walking the Samaria Gorge.

Hike These Mountains To Discover How Beautiful Bulgaria Really Is

Ellis Shuman | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ellis Shuman

What is special about the Rila Mountains? The magnificent views, the sharp contrast between rocky peaks and fields of purple wildflowers; the ice-cold water; the sensation of walking in snow and in the warm sun; the feeling of being on top of the world. And, more than anything else, the wonder of discovering the breathtaking natural beauty of Bulgaria.

Top Five Things to Do In Hollywood

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 12.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

Hollywood is home to the rich and famous. As someone who has grown up watching the city on screen, there's something very magical about visiting Tinseltown in person. It has a vibe like nowhere else in the world - with a culture that is very much its own and sprinkled with a long history in film and television. After recently spending a week in Los Angeles and taking in the array of sights the city has to offer, I can now bring you my Top 5.

Human Remains Identified As Missing Brit Hiker Who Vanished Two Years Ago

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 28.05.2016 | UK

The remains of a British hiker have been found in Canada more than two years after he went missing. Tom Billings, 22, from Oxford, was spending eight ...

Hiking in "Heavenly" Hawaii: Likes vs Lives

Shannon Colman | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Shannon Colman

I recently read Into the Wild, the journalistic book by Jon Krakauer that discusses the life of Chris McCandless and his motivation to venture alone into the Alaskan interior with minimal supplies.

'The GR1: Spain's Sendero Histórico' by John Hayes, a Review

Matthew Hirtes | Posted 27.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Matthew Hirtes

Photograph by Cicerone Guides/schmuides. In the digital age we live in, do we really need to reserve space in our luggage for a book? If the title in...

My Dubrovnik Adventure

Tom Cook | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Cook

The Old Town of Dubrovnik is magical, more than capable of leaving you entranced if you can ignore the teeming swarms of tourists. Fortunately I booked my break for early October, and so wasn't too overwhelmed despite staying smack bang in the centre, in the epicentre of traffic.

The Mystery Of Lost Dog Found Wandering On Top Of England's Highest Peak

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK

An animal welfare group is trying to solve the mystery of how a dog came to be alone top of England's highest peak. The male collie cross was disco...

Climbing The Pitons, St Lucia

Charlie Watson | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Charlie Watson

The climb itself is only two hours, however, with an estimated climbing time of two hours, you know it's not going to be a gentle path. Split into four sections, these bench breaks provide a moments rest, and a drop off point for those who can't continue any further.

Feeling Unhappy? Get Walking!

Mercedes Ngoh | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mercedes Ngoh

Walking is a great metaphor for getting unstuck and moving forward - you can only walk when you put one foot in front of the other. You don't worry you cannot cover the distance because you learn that's all you have to do, keep putting that foot forward.

Planet Appetite: Walking Festival in Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

Rupert Parker | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Tenerife is the Canary Island famous for its sandy beaches and year round sunshine, but its Walking Festival is a good introduction to over 1500 km of hiking trials and there's plenty of luxury accommodation to salve your weary limbs and make your stay a comfortable one.

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.