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Spring flowers are starting to bloom in the southern Mediterranean and lower alpine slopes across Europe – they're especially good in the Sibillini national park in Italy from April.
The Mediterranean Islands and coast are warming up – plan a trip before June while the weather's just right for walking. Here are some ideas: Menorca – with a new guidebook just published, the Spanish coast of Southern Catalunya, Walking in Mallorca, and Trekking in Mallorca., and other areas such as Sicily, the Amalfi Coast and Croatia. For other spring sunshine areas, we've put together some ideas for you here.
It's still best to wait until June to go walking in the Alps, as snow will still be blocking the passes, and mountain huts are shut until June. Now's a great time for planning though.
Spring is here, with daffodils, new-born lambs and blossom on the trees. Check your knowledge of the Countryside Code here. Think about some walks in Kent, Oxfordshire, and the Cotswolds, where fruit trees are in blossom, or visit the north of England where new lambs are playing in the fields, and fresh spring flowers are appearing.
We woke up to a warm and sunny Christmas day. We were on Gran Canaria and spent every day of our holiday exploring this island on foot. Our plan for Christmas day was to walk up to the highest point in Gran Canaria, to Pico de las Nieves. Read...
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Peak District Walking Festival
26th April-11th May
Bristol Walking Festival
26th April-26th May
With author talks at Stanfords:
May 1st: Kev Reynolds
'The Cotswold Way'
May 8th: Damian Hall
'Walking in the Cotswolds'
Isle of Wight Walking Festival
Keswick Mountain Festival
Paddy Dillon talk: GR20 Corsica
Ronald Turnbull talk: Cape Wrath & other Scottish trails
Gower Walking Festival