Backpack

  • Walking the wall

    Walking the wall

    6th October 2015

    Challenge, history and dramatic landscapes abound on a 48-hour mission to walk the highlights of Hadrian’s Wall. Words: Jonathan Manning, Pictures: Visit Britain, Jonathan Manning, Nick Teesdale SONY DSC “Hang on a moment, lads,” says the kindly driver of the wittily numbered AD122 bus as we arrive in Hexham. “I can drop you closer to…

  • Pitch up and pitch up

    Pitch up and pitch up

    5th October 2015

    What a way to go exploring – pack a tent, and all the other gear you’ll need and go anywhere – well sort of. The legalities are a little confusing but as Stephen Neal explains you can pitch up and pitch up in…

  • Summit for the weekend: Symonds Yat, Herefordshire

    Summit for the weekend: Symonds Yat, Herefordshire

    2nd October 2015

    Hike, run, canoe, climb or ride through one of England’s most entertaining outdoor adventure spots. Why: Few places can pack in as much outdoor adventure in as little space as Symonds Yat. Straddling the River Wye, this outdoor playground offers canoeing and kayaking on the river, climbing on…

  • Old Man of Storr, Isle of Skye

    Old Man of Storr, Isle of Skye

    29th September 2015

    Hike, run or ride through one of Britain’s most dramatic landscapes. Why: As the stand-out view on an outstanding island, a close-up gawp at the Old Man of Storr merits its place on every outdoor lover’s bucket list. Blessed with soaring mountains, dramatic ridges, and spectacular seascapes, Skye…

  • Summit for the weekend: Helvellyn, Cumbria

    Summit for the weekend: Helvellyn, Cumbria

    29th July 2015

    It may only be the third highest in the UK, but Helvellyn is number one for dramatic summit views and thrilling ascents… Why: The Lake District National Park is the perfect playground for outdoor adventure seekers, and its crowning glory is the towering mountain of…

  • Wild swimming walks

    Wild swimming walks

    11th June 2015

    You’re out walking and the mercury climbs, fancy a swim? Well, here are 11 of the most beautiful and invigorating walk-swims you can make courtesy of a new book from the Kenwood Ladies Pond Association 1. SHEPRETH TO CAMBRIDGE, CAMBRIDGESHIRE A nine and a half…