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10 best binoculars for bird watching and star-gazing

We've tried and tested the best eye gear on the market to help bring things into focus

The 8 most epic hikes in the UK to try now

From Snowdonia scrambles to treks across tidal sand flats, Britain is home to some dramatic, thrilling long walks. Here’s our pick of the best.

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Will Gore When distant Windermere sparkled, we picked up our pace

In the latest of his reflections on ideas of place and pathway, Will Gore considers the joys of a journey’s end

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Will Gore Ben Stokes’s epic journey shows cricket’s kinship with hiking

In the latest in his series of reflections, Will Gore considers the connection between his two favourite pastimes

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Will Gore Do we ever really walk alone?

Continuing his series about memorable walks and pathways, Will Gore considers the competing merits of solo trekking and group hikes

10 best daysacks for walking

Keep your stuff safe on your next adventure with a compact and comfortable hiking rucksack

I walked to every English cathedral and made some amazing discoveries

Over the course of two years, the Earl of Selborne undertook to walk to every cathedral in England, and found himself inspired by stunning architecture, amazing music, beautiful countryside – and the occasional canalside pub

Best hiking boots for women

Investing in the right footwear is necessary for hiking like a pro