Active-Traveller - Features
Stories and travel articles on active and adventure travel and holidays in the UK, Europe and around the World
It is one of Britain’s least known National Trails, but the Yorkshire Wolds Way is a gem of a multi-day trek just waiting to be discovered, as Jon Sparks finds out
In August 1914, on the eve of the First World War, British explorer Ernest Shackleton and his team set sail from Southend in his ship Endurance, bound for Antarctica in an attempt to complete the first crossing of the frozen continent.
Helen Ochyra walks from one end of the Mediterranean island of Cyprus to the other to discover the sunny island’s hidden wild side.
Part of the excitement of travel is experiencing the new and unexpected – which often happen at speed. Pro photographer Jon Sparks has five top tips on how to take great action pictures to capture those fleeting moments for ever.
With his beloved surf flat as a pancake, Alf Alderson sets out to explore the far from flat peaks of the western Pyrenees for some highs of the geographical kind…
Taking your family to a canoeing starter session is the perfect introduction to summer paddling fun, finds Neil Pedoe
Pete Coombs investigates the fledgling country of Montenegro by mountain bike, and finds its people and the rough trails of its wild mountains are tough but with a welcoming side too.
Climbing through gorges, jumping into waterfalls and using fixed metal cableways to help novices climb cliffs used to be the reserve of continental mountain ranges. But now it’s come to Yorkshire, and as Helen Ochyra finds out, you soon forget the cold…
Helen Ochyra leaves Tenerife’s flop and drop crowds on the beach, swaps her flip flops for hiking boots and takes on Spain’s highest mountain, the 3718m high Mount Teide
Petra Shepherd avoids the popular, busy and in this instance booked up Inca Trail and strikes out alone on three lesser-known but no less rewarding Peruvian treks in splendid isolation
It’s easier than conventional surfing and great for leisurely exploring: the new water sport of Stand Up Paddle Boarding is taking over the world’s waterways. But what is it, where does it come from and where can you do it? Alf Alderson investigates…
“You’re going where? And you’re taking the kids?” That was the reaction when Pete Coombs told friends he was taking his whole family to Jordan for the autumn half term
Off the beaten Himalayan track, Matt Westby finds the reclusive mountain kingdom of Bhutan bursting with spectacular vistas and colourful culture
Pro photographer Jon Sparks has four top tips for taking photos of people that will come back to life when you get them home.
Professional photographer Jon Sparks gives us six top tips on how to take great landscape pictures that will do your unforgettable travel experiences justice.