The life and legacy of John Muir, the Scots-born naturalist and founder of America's National Parks, is being celebrated this month with the opening of a new national coast-to-coast pathway across the heart of Scotland.
April, May and June rank among the very best months to enjoy a walking holiday in Europe. Temperatures are pleasant and rainfall generally low; the countryside, warmed by spring sunshine, comes alive with fresh greenery and delicate flora, and birdsong fills the air.
Holidaymakers who yearn for natural wonderlands and fresh air can now enjoy the pristine beauty of the Italian Lakes up close and personal thanks to the new Lakes, Gardens and Majestic Mountains Tour from Hedonistic Hiking.
Alta Badia is preparing to commemorate the soldiers that fought during the First World War on and around the mountains of the region. Events through the summer will recognise perils involved with battles in the Dolomites and the ‘Peaks of Gastronomy’ will honour the soldiers’ diet with a gourmet twist.
Boutique hotel Cottage Lodge in Brockenhurst has linked up with former Chief Forester Harry Oram, to organise a series of walks and talks to really get under the skin of the New Forest.
The 150 mile-long Herefordshire Trail links the five market towns of Ledbury, Ross-on-Wye, Kington, Leominster and Bromyard, passing pretty villages and hamlets along the way.
South Africa has become even better value for money making it an even more tempting holiday destination.
The word ‘cheap’ normally means poor quality; not so with specialist operator Walks Worldwide which has great, week-long holidays, at exceptionally good prices – many are under £500 for a week (land only).
Walking specialist On Foot Holidays has launched a self-guided hike to the spectacular Serra de Tramuntana Mountains of Mallorca for 2014.
More than 77 per cent of people who make New Year’s resolutions have already failed by the last day of January. So for anyone who committed to get fitter, try something new or travel more in 2014, Macs Adventure has three ideas for Spring breaks to get people back on track:
Hike over to Eurocamp Active for a walking holiday in 2014 that's sure to hit the mark when it comes to enjoying freedom on foot.
In Yukon, you can hike over history, through a UNESCO heritage site jewel and even into an oxymoron... mountainous tundra. And you'll never forget the thrill. And this is no 9 to 5 experience. Under the midnight sun of summer, the lights are on almost 24 hours a day so there are things to do and see long after you've run out of the strength to do them.
Make 2014 a year to remember by taking on an unforgettable trekking or cycling challenge with Discover Adventure. Celebrating its 20th anniversary next year, the specialist tour operator is offering even more new, unique and thrill-seeking itineraries than ever before.
Best foot forward for Ramblers Worldwide Holidays choice of pilgrim trails following the launch of Simon Reeve's new series of television programmes featuring the World's most epic walking pilgrimages
Walking specialist On Foot Holidays has launched an unusual offering in northwest Greece for 2014: the chance to step out on carefully-selected trails throughout scenic Corfu, coupled with an exhilarating exploration of little-known Zagoria, home to the dramatic Vikos, one of the world’s deepest gorges.
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