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Article · 5 Feb 2022

La Palma's changed landscape

The volcanic eruption on La Palma in 2021 caused extensive damage to homes, businesses, schools, churches, farms and agricultural land. For anyone thinking of visiting the island, Paddy Dillon outlines what this means for walking routes in his...

Walking on La Palma offers a colourful experience

Feature · 22 Nov 2021

Hiking the GR130 and GR131 trails across La Palma

La Palma boasts two long-distance walking routes: The GR130 (aka the Camino Real de la Costa) and the high-level GR131. Looking for a winter sun hiking trip, Tom Martens packed...

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Podcast · 10 Nov 2021

Paddy Dillon’s top winter sunshine destinations for hiking and trekking

A dose of walking somewhere sunny can break up the cold and wet winter and, whilst we can't actually guarantee the weather, there are a few reliable destinations. Paddy Dillon...

Paddy winter sunshine

Live · 2 Nov 2021

Paddy Dillon on his favourite winter sunshine walking destinations

A dose of walking somewhere sunny can break up the cold and wet winter and, whilst we can't actually guarantee the weather, there are a few reliable destinations. Paddy Dillon...

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Podcast · 4 Aug 2021

Trekking on Corsica with Paddy Dillon and Gillian Price

While most famous for the challenging GR20, renowned as Europe's toughest long-distance trail, Corsica also offers several shorter treks including the Mare a Mare and Mare e...

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Feature · 1 Jan 2020

Infinite Variety: The GR131 across the Canaries

Steve Barham describes his experience of trekking the still-developing GR131 long-distance route across all seven of the Canary Islands, covering 651km and 20,000m of ascent in...

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Feature · 1 Jan 2020

Backpacking the GR131 in Tenerife

Bart Caers takes a solo walk along the beautiful, lonely GR 131 on the Atlantic island of Tenerife, where the route takes in desert, rainforest and volcanic wilderness.

The other side of the Canary Islands

Feature · 1 Jan 2020

The other side of the Canary Islands

Prolific walker and writer Paddy Dillon describes how the sun-kissed Canaries have transformed themselves into a great destination for day walkers and for trekkers since he first touched down, by accident, in Tenerife.

Banner Pico De Fogo Volcano On Fogo Island

Feature · 10 Apr 2019

Walking in the Cape Verde islands

Sitting in the Atlantic, 600km from the west African coast, the 10 islands that make up the tiny country of Cape Verde offer an interesting variety of options for walkers. Mike Wells spent two weeks visiting six of these islands, walking up volcanic...

Looking past the village of Tejeda from Monte Constantino

Feature · 10 Feb 2019

A winter camino... On Gran Canaria

After finding the summer heat insufferable on his first trip along the Camino de Santiago in Spain, Paddy Dillon decided to try a cooler alternative on Gran Canaria.

We explored the ruins; walked among the crumbling walls

Article · 23 Dec 2018

A forgotten castle in Northern Cyprus

While exploring the trails in Northern Cyprus, a forgotten castle in the Kyrenia Range grabbed the attention of Nike Werstroh and Jacint Mig, and a narrow trail begged to be explored.

A dizzying viewpoint over the Curral valley from Eira do Serrado

Article · 1 Sept 2018

Walking on Madeira: the island that has it all

For many years, Madeira was a place where people went for sunshine and relaxation but, as Paddy Dillon explains, these days it attracts plenty of adventurers who want to explore...

The entire Serra de Tramuntana is a designated World Heritage Site

Feature · 30 May 2018

Mountain Walking in Mallorca - A World Heritage Site, man-eating terrain and a first ascent

Paddy Dillon did a lot of exploring for his latest edition of Mountain Walking in Mallorca. Along the way he encountered 'man-eating terrain', enjoyed the World Heritage site of...

Arriving On Massenella's Summit Plateau

Feature · 5 May 2018

Top tips from Mallorca, the GR221 and the Serra de Tramuntana mountains

Jonathan and Lesley Williams spent a week trekking through the Serra de Tramuntana on Mallorca’s GR221, with Paddy Dillon’s Trekking in Mallorca and Mountain Walking in...

5  Mosque At The Start Of The Walk To Sinas

Feature · 31 Mar 2018

Crusader castles and Byzantine churches in Cyprus

Ever since Aphrodite, Greek goddess of love and beauty, was said to have risen from the waves, Cyprus has been a popular destination for both lovers and sun-worshippers, many of...

10 View From Sa Comuna Banner

Feature · 11 Mar 2018

Walking the GR221 through Mallorca’s Tramuntana mountains

Keen for a hike before winter, Joakim Steinsvåg spent a week under blue skies hiking the GR221 through Mallorca’s Tramuntana range.

Feeling excited and inspired on Stage 1 of the Selvaggio Blu

Article · 24 Jan 2018

The heartbeat of the Selvaggio Blu - running through Sardinia

Tania Noakes relives the challenge she set herself in Sardinia - walking the Selvaggio Blu or the Wild Blue; an inspiring name for an unforgettable adventure.

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Feature · 6 Nov 2017

Cyprus: From Venetian Bridges to an abandoned village

Trails criss-cross the hillsides and the tranquil forest hides Venetian bridges, ruins and stories in Cyprus. On the island where every passing century has left its own stamp and...

The Tramuntana In Mallorca

Feature · 9 May 2017

Trekking in Mallorca – GR221 The Drystone Route – Sample route

Paddy Dillon's new edition of the Trekking in Mallorca guidebook is available now. The route description has been fully updated and includes new and improved mapping. Here we give...

The Path Towards Pico Ruivo

Article · 27 May 2016

Madeira: not for the faint of heart

Guy Hunter-Watts, author of Cicerone's Walking in Andalucía, goes walkabout on Madeira and discovers an island that isn't for the faint of heart.