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Spain: Best walking trails

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Spain: Best walking trails

A rambler’s reward is culture, ambience and wild scenery on some of Spain's best routes, including the Sierra de Aracena in Andalucia and the Basque Country's St Ignatius Way

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Up hill and down dale

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Up hill and down dale

Yorkshire's rolling dales offer families more than bracing hikes. From exploring a Saxon crypt to scaling a fairy-inhabited waterfall, holidaying around the handsome city of Ripon can fire up young imaginations — and put parenting…

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Hit the trail in Europe

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Hit the trail in Europe

When it comes to walking in Spain, France and Italy, epic is something of a watchword. But how straightforward are self-guided trips, and what are the advantages over a UK walking holiday?

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Iceland: Larger than life

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Iceland: Larger than life

On Iceland’s Snæfellsnes peninsula, the volcanoes, hot springs and glaciers are as weird and wild as the creatures that inhabit the coastal waters. From puffins, to sperm whale, orcas and more, the natural world puts on…

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Cotswolds: The honeyed stone heart of England

United Kingdom

Cotswolds: The honeyed stone heart of England

The golden-stone villages, idyllic communities and spectacular landscapes — not to mention the notorious ‘Chipping Norton set’ — make the Cotswolds one of England’s most desirable regions. But what lies at its heart?

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Long weekend: Lake District

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Long weekend: Lake District

Its popularity owes much to the writings of its famous residents, William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter. But the Lake District’s brooding landscapes and mirror-like waters speak for themselves

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Walking holidays: Best foot forward

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Walking holidays: Best foot forward

As the appeal of walking holidays grows ever broader, the hardy, weather-beaten campers of old are being joined by a new generation of trekkers, who are attracted by higher standards of food and shelter along…

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