January 2015 Issue

Switzerland Trekking

Trekking the Alpine Pass Route across Switzerland

An account of two hikers following a 326km trekking route traversing Switzerland from Sargans to Montreux, camping most of the way. The route crosses 16 mountain passes in 15 days, with stages varying from 13 to 32 km.

Kyrgyzstan Horseback

Trekking on horseback – Kyrgyzstan's Tien Shan

An account of a two-week trekking expedition on horseback through Kyrgyzstan's Tian Shan, with Wild Frontiers.

 Lake District Climb

Dodging the crowds on Lake District winter climbs

Quieter winter climbing routes in the English Lake District from Patterdale, Buttermere, Langdale and Honister Pass.

Danube monuments

Mysteries, monuments and medics on the Danube

Sights and stories to look out for while following the first half of the Danube Cycleway from the Black Forest to Budapest, through Germany, Austria and Hungary.

The Wales Coast Path

The Wales Coast Path: Not a stroll along the beach

Top tips for tackling the new Wales Coast Path from Chester to Chepstow.

Long-distance Walking

Long-distance Walking: What the human body's for

Tips on how to choose the best long-distance path for you and the joys of long-distance walking.