Experience: I crossed the Alps on a space hopper

I bought an original 1970s hopper on eBay and practised on a nearby hillAt the start of 2015, my life unexpectedly went belly up. Within the space...

The ‘magic’ lift pass to 30 Swiss ski resorts

Switzerland’s new Magic Pass covers little-known villages in Val d’Anniviers with peaceful pistes and untracked powderWas this really a ski resort? It was hard to tell when...

Country diary: a midwinter walk along the South Tyne trail

Alston, Cumbria: The path follows a long-closed branch lineandpasses through a valley layered with historyThe shadow of a semaphore signal falls diagonally across the tracks as we leave...

Send us a tip on a UK adventure trail for the chance to win...

Whether you’ve followed a path with imaginative play opportunities or one with fun family nature tasks, we want to hear about itTrails through countryside, particularly woodland, can be...

Italy tourism minister attacks plans for Venice day-trippers charge

Gian Marco Centinaio says plan to charge visitors up to €10 is ‘useless and damaging’The Italian tourism minister has criticised plans by Venice authorities to charge day-trippers to...

Scilly season: why spring is the best time to visit

Spring arrives early on Scilly and the charm of tiny, sleepy St Martin’s is that there is little-else to do but enjoy its flower-filled moors and covesGolden...

All aboard a new walking trail across Wales

The 122-mile Heart of Wales Line Trail traces a much-loved railway through magnificent countryside, taking in a forgotten wonder of the industrial ageOn the station platform at...

Spring adventure: trail running on Madeira

Madeira may have a sedate reputation but the wild, rugged landscape is the perfect place for hiking and trail-running in the spring sunshineHaving found a bench in the...

Travelling light is the closest thing to feeling free

Not carrying much means your plans can change on a whimI have crossed borders with nothing but a rucksack on my back. Arrived in countries with a...

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