The ‘magic’ lift pass to 30 Swiss ski resorts

Switzerland’s new Magic Pass covers little-known villages in Val d’Anniviers with peaceful pistes and untracked powderWas this really a ski resort? It...

Country diary: a midwinter walk along the South Tyne trail

Alston, Cumbria: The path follows a long-closed branch lineandpasses through a valley layered with historyThe shadow of a semaphore signal falls diagonally across...

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Whether you’ve followed a path with imaginative play opportunities or one with fun family nature tasks, we want to hear about itTrails through...

Italy tourism minister attacks plans for Venice day-trippers charge

Gian Marco Centinaio says plan to charge visitors up to €10 is ‘useless and damaging’The Italian tourism minister has criticised plans by Venice...

Scilly season: why spring is the best time to visit

Spring arrives early on Scilly and the charm of tiny, sleepy St Martin’s is that there is little-else to do but enjoy its flower-filled moors and coves...

All aboard a new walking trail across Wales

The 122-mile Heart of Wales Line Trail traces a much-loved railway through magnificent countryside, taking in a forgotten wonder of the industrial age

Spring adventure: trail running on Madeira

Madeira may have a sedate reputation but the wild, rugged landscape is the perfect place for hiking and trail-running in the spring sunshineHaving...

Travelling light is the closest thing to feeling free

Not carrying much means your plans can change on a whimI have crossed borders with nothing but a rucksack on my back....

Why my grandfather would have delighted in this Windies side

Growing up in a Guyanese London family for whom West Indies cricket was both an escape and a source of pride, watching the side’s resurgence against England...

Eddie Jones gets a glimpse of England’s nasty side in Dublin victory

A visiting side full of burly, bruising bullies showed they have the game to beat the best with their win in IrelandSo...