Active and adventure

Cycling in Cornwall: the St Piran Trail

With its moorlands, wooded valleys, surfing beaches and fishing ports, this cycling route offers a classic cross-section of the Cornish countryside.

The spookiest woods in Britain

An expert’s guide to the undeniably strange, supposedly supernatural and downright spooky woods of Britain.

Bisham Woods London

Escape the big city – the best woodland trails outside London

An expert’s guide to the best national trails, lesser-known routes and walking adventures in the woods around London.

Kisdon Gorge Yorkshire Dales

The best walks in the Yorkshire Dales

A local’s guide to the region’s best rambles.

‘In the desert I could feel old wounds being healed’: an extract from Three Stripes South

In this extract from her book Three Stripes South, Bex Band describes how it felt to hike through the desert on the Israel National Trail, and recounts one especially tense moment.