The news that tens of thousands of lives in the UK could be saved by stepping away from the sofa and out for a walk (150 minutes of moderate physical exercise per week to be precise, according to the Walking Works report) is a startling reminder of how life-threatening inactivity can be.
Easy to reach by plane for a short break or by car for longer holidays, discover the autumn in the Lot Valley and its colourful sceneries.
The New Forest Walking Festival will take place between 26 October and 3 November 2013.
For fans of Sherlock, due back on television screen this Autumn, this new two Moors way walking trip from Macs Adventure is the ideal way to explore the landscape of Dartmoor, inspiration for Hound of the Baskervilles, and neighbouring Exmoor first hand.
Once the summer crowds have gone, autumn is a perfect time to visit Cornwall.
The summer scorch has eased, the harvests are in full swing and the sea is still invitingly warm.
Celebrate the festive season with fabulous food, lots of entertainment and great walks - ideal for walking off those Christmas excesses - on a Christmas UK getaway with HF Holidays.
Step out alongside serene crater lakes, re-invigorate the soul on rugged coastal trails and hike Portugal’s highest peak in the mid-Atlantic Azores.
With turreted castles framed by hills of purple heather, clear streams, dark tree lined lochs, whisky distilleries - and a cosy luxury hotel at the end of each day, a walking break in Highland Perthshire is a perfect active, Autumn escape.
This autumn, the Engadine valley is introducing several new walking trails through the autumn leaves where hiking shoes are not obligatory.
Walks Worldwide has the perfect trip for those with a passion for both trekking and wildlife; the new Walking with Bears trip to the High Tatras Mountains of Slovakia, departing 15 September 2013.
Guernsey is steeped in historical gems, and with Visit Guernsey’s new self-guided trails, the history of this fascinating island can be enjoyed at any pace, any time.
Summer is the perfect time of year for a walk on the South West Coast Path - it's also the perfect time for traffic jams as people head for the coast!
Step back in time and experience cultures and traditions little changed by the modern world on a new for 2014 guided walking holiday of the Golden Land of Myanmar – formerly the British colony of Burma – courtesy of HF Holidays, the UK walking holiday organisation which is celebrating its centenary in 2013.
Mountain hikers are in for delicious dishes when they stop for lunch along the historic pilgrims’ path of Jakobsweg in the Paznaun-Ischgl region of the Austrian Tirol.
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