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Coast to coast

The breadth of Northern England, from Robin Hood’s Bay in the East to St Bees on the Cumbrian coast in the West, is roughly 190 miles. A well-mapped route à pied traverses North Yorkshire’s beguiling and desolate heather moorland, the Dales’ rolling wildflower meadows and the peaks and hollows of the Lake District. There’s a good […]

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Sleeping amid Scotland’s wilds

For some, there is no feeling comparable to finding absolute seclusion in nature. Striding out into the wilderness and pitching a tent under a blanket of sky or tree canopy has been the subject of many a literary pen. And with so much rugged countryside joining the dots between our towns and cities, it’s easy […]

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Staggering New Zealand strolls

Grandeur. It lures us to mountainsides and puts us in the belly of the deepest snaking valleys. And logistics aside — it’s the ultimate Antipodean long-haul — New Zealand has some of the grandest walking trails on Earth. “Tramping” is a matter of Kiwi national pride.  NZ has nine Great Walks and hundreds of not-quite-so-great, […]

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