Active and adventure

Getting outdoors in the Chilterns & the Thames Valley

Here are some of the best features of the great outdoors you can find in the Chilterns and the Thames Valley.

The great outdoors

The region around San Bartolomeo al Mare makes for excellent walking and cycling.

The best wild swimming spots in West Sweden

Whether you’re looking for a quick dip or a day spent sunbathing and splish-splashing, West Sweden’s stunning coastline won’t disappoint.

Paddling Britain: the best lake routes for paddleboarding

Highland lochs, Welsh mountain lakes and, of course, the Lake District itself – Britain is awash with vast bodies of water that are perfect for paddleboarding. 

Finding Gobi

In 2016, ultra runner Dion Leonard was racing in the Gobi Desert when a stray dog followed him and changed both of their lives forever.