June 2015 Issue

Walking routes in the Southern Uplands

High time for the Southern Uplands

The delights of day walking in the Southern Uplands: 83 summits in an area as big as the Pennines but wilder and emptier, stretching from the Merrick in Galloway to Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh.

Carpathian Mountains

The Carpathian Mountains – the last European wilderness?

Five-day trek from hut to hut through the Carpathian mountains from Sinaia to Zanesti, over Mount Omu and through Bran, the home of Bram Stoker’s Dracula in Transylvania

Sierra de Gredos

Eagle-spotting in the Sierra de Gredos

Five recommended day walks in the granite peaks of the Sierra de Gredos, Sistema Central, Spain, between Hoyos del Espino and Mombeltran, two hours west of Madrid.

Skywatch summer

Skywatch Summer: Ursa Major

The third of a seasonal series on exploring the night sky, focussing on the constellation of Ursa Major, the stars Alcor and Mizar and Sidus Ludoviciana, the spurious planet.

European trek packing

Top tips for European trek packing

Publishers and keen trekkers Jonathan and Lesley Williams reveal their trek packing list and share their top tips on how to decide what to take to keep you comfortable on trek.

The GR131 trekking route across the Canary Islands

Infinite Variety: The GR131 across the Canaries

Trekking the GR131 long-distance trail across the seven Canary Islands – Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, La Gomera, El Hierro, Tenerife, La Palma and Gran Canaria