Finding the middle of nowhere: hiking to Scotland’s great wilderness | Travel

It started with a warning: “Weaklings and novices must expect to perish.” Guidebook writer Alfred Wainwright…

Peak cabin: a fire-spotter’s lonely vantage point in Washington state | Travel

A few years ago, I travelled to the Cascade mountains of Washington state to research fire…

Why an everyday English field is my tranquillity base | Travel

Last January I started a new part-time job on a landscape scheme in the medieval hunting…

A foraging trip for flavours and peace of mind in Epping Forest | Travel

“It was like pushing my way through to Narnia,” said Steve Woolnough of his secret find…

‘Sound walks’ offer a new way to travel in lockdown | Travel

The bear’s throaty growl starts to my right, then circles predatorily around to my left as…

Once upon a time … there was a magical storytelling walk in a Sussex forest | Travel

It’s a sunny late-autumn morning in woodlands on the outskirts of Lewes, East Sussex, and I’m…

I walk around London at midnight – with my father’s ghost for company | Barbara Nadel | Travel

The magic takes hold as soon as I step into All Hallows by the Tower churchyard.…

Cast-iron classics: six great walks along Britain’s industrial waterways | Travel

With a back catalogue stretching deep into the past, Britain has a wealth of riveting walks…

A glorious stroll along the Wye’s remote pools and rapids | Travel

I was looking down at the River Wye from Boughrood bridge on a sunny autumn morning…

The best places to spot UK wildlife in winter | Travel

One deep midwinter evening by the River Ouse, I sat down on a fallen tree trunk…