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Panniers – and a few other bags for things like camera, valuables and snacks (Image by Richard Barrett)

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Frame packs or panniers: what’s right for you?

Almost all cycle luggage manufacturers offer a range of frame packs alongside more traditional panniers. Richard Barrett explores the different choices and matches the optimal luggage-carrying system to different types of cycling.

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Why You Should Get Out More With the Kids

Outdoors writer and primary school teacher Rachel Crolla, co-author of a new child-oriented guide to the Lake District, explains why having outdoor adventures with the children is more important than ever.

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Ruta do Mar: linking the Camino del Norte and Camino Inglés

Dave Whitson describes a newly recovered pilgrimage route in northwestern Spain that offers a stunning coastal connection between the Camino del Norte and the Camino Inglés. Featuring soft, sandy beaches, dramatic cliffs, expansive solitude, traditional fishing villages and sacred shrines, this is a variant that leads through some of Galicia’s most memorable landscapes.

Aberystwyth Promenade

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5 reasons to choose Wales for your next cycle tour

For many, Wales is close by and easily accessible, particularly by train. So why look further afield for your next cycle touring when you’ve got such wonderful riding country on your doorstep. Richard Barrett sets out five reasons to put Wales high on your to-do list.

Original prisma cabin at Sälka

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Hut life on the Kungsleden

Mountain stations (fjällstationer) and mountain huts (fjällstugor) are encountered on three of the five sections that make up the Kungsleden, Sweden’s premier long-distance trail, and can prove to be an unexpected joy for walkers.

Lune Head

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Cycling in the Yorkshire Dales: Five years on

It is five years since Cycling in the Yorkshire Dales was first published. Its author, Harry Dowdell, considers what changes have taken place in the Dales and the world of cycling in that time.

Hatenashi settlement

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An intro to… the Kumano Kodo

Kat Davis, author of Japan's Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage, introduces the Kumano Kodo, a network of ancient pilgrimage trails on the Kii Peninsula, south of Osaka.

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Making the Camino del Norte your own

Spain’s Camino del Norte enjoys some of the most stunning scenery of any pilgrimage. While beaches, coastal views and verdant peaks are frequent fixtures of the official route, the Norte also benefits from an abundance of alternative tracks, making it possible to customise the experience in many different ways. Here are Dave Whitson's ​five highlights.

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Storm damage in the Dolomites

Gillian Price warns of disruption to walking in the Dolomites due to storm damage. If you are walking in the area and encounter any problems please let us know so we can keep other walkers informed.

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Walking around Lake Como and Maggiore in northern Italy

The glorious northern Italian lakes were once justifiably popular stops on the Grand Tour. In her guidebook, Walking Lake Como and Maggiore, Gillian Price reminisces about her own early visits, then takes us strolling along the beautiful lakesides to explore a fantastic array of walking routes.

North Japan Alps

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Trekking down the spine of the North Japan Alps

Early last summer Tom Fay headed to the Northern Japan Alps to do some final research for the Hiking and Trekking in the Japan Alps and Mount Fuji guidebook. This is where the trails took him.

Running on Pen-y-ghent’s southern slopes (photo: Alice Ellwood)

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How do you decide on your favourite run?

Everyone has a favourite run, right? And surely that question is easy to answer for Pete Ellwood, who has just written a running guide, Trail and Fell Running in the Yorkshire Dales. Actually, it’s not.

Pulsatilla anemones

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Spring flower walks in the Haute Savoie

A visit to the mountains of the Haute Savoie is always an enjoyable experience, but is especially so in spring and early summer if you are a lover of alpine flowers, says Pamela Harris.

The volcanic landscape of Puy de la Vache

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Hidden Gem – Walking in the Auvergne, France's ancient volcanic landscape

The Auvergne forms the major part of the Massif Central of France. It's a stunning area of ancient volcanic scenery, crossed by numerous waymarked paths which thread through a landscape covering 25,000 square kilometres. It's easily accessible, the climate is not too extreme, the towns and villages offer historic interest and the walking opportunities range from gentle short walks to vigorous...

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The Great Outdoors Challenge: Prep and planning

Peter Aylmer prepares for the annual event that stretches coast-to-coast across the Scottish Highlands, where one of the first challenges is to make it into the ballot. Here he shares his preparation and planning process for his hard-won place on the TGO Challenge 2019.

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Fastpacking for Beginners: 23rd March 2019

Join Rick Pearson of Runner's World and Lily Dyu, author of Faspacking (Cicerone, 2018) for an introduction to fastpacking on the 23rd March 2019. Fastpacking for Beginners will appeal to anyone who's planning a fastpacking adventure in 2019, or just curious to find out more about this fast-growing sport.

Mont Blanc and the Alpine chain behind the CAS Cabane de Cunay, Swiss Jura

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Be a bigfoot - give snowshoeing a try

It's not very surprising, given our mostly fickle winters, that not many people have tried snowshoeing. But Mick Borroff urges you to give it a go.

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Cycling the Camino event with Mike Wells

Cycling the Camino de Santiago is an experience enjoyed by over 21,000 riders each year from all corners of the world. Join Mike for his illustrated talk as he takes you through northern Spain, covering the essentials of logistics and fascinating highlights of this journey.

The Uig Hills seen from Ardroil

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Helicopter Rescue in the Hebrides

A routine walk on the Isle of Lewis turned into a terrifying experience for Peter Edwards and some visiting friends when one of them fell 200ft off a cliff. It could have been a fatal accident, but for the commitment and bravery of the emergency services.