Our writer was looking to find solace on the congested slopes of Snowdon in Wales when COVID-19 shut it down. He soon realized that a mountain devoid of humans isn't the vision he thought it would be.
For decades, the Old Forge was the holy grail of the British outdoors community. The UK's remotest pub, it could only be reached via boat or a three-day walk through one of Britain's last true wildernesses, the Knoydart peninsula in Scotland. A dispute between some locals and a new owner threatened the legend—until they decided to open up a pub of their own.
'A Meaningful Journey' follows James Lucas, a cyclist who had the idea to develop Bristol Bike Shop while on a tour through Norway
From Vans, the Weird Waves series documents a group of surfers pursuing a variety of odd breaks from around the world.
Britain's wildly successful pro cycling team might be losing its namesake sponsor, but the dynasty is far from over
‘Life On a Thread’ follows paraglider Brad Nicholas as he soars along the coastline of Conwy, in northern Wales
'Yorkshire Grit' features cyclists Tom Hill, Beth Hodge, and Alex Moloney as they explore the amazing roads through the English landscape.
Rescuers spent nine days searching for the 12 boys and their coach. They finally found them two miles deep in the Tham Luang Nang Non cave system.
From cycling apparel brand Albion, Heading North features a 25 years old cyclist, Damien Clayton as he attempts to ride 650 km from London to Edinburgh in one day.
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In 1932, Bob Graham completed a 66-mile running loop across 42 of the highest peaks in the English Lake District—in under 24 hours
Filmmaker Parker Paul created this time stacked timelapse of stars after shooting at Knill's Monument and Smeaton's Pier near St Ives, United Kingdom
Follow two riders, Rachel Walker and Julia Hobson, as they take on Helvellyn, the third highest mountain in the Lake District
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Iconic mountains in Scotland are crumbling under the feet of an unprecedented surge in tourism sparked by the last 007 movie
An Independence Day victory gone wrong
Home of the Tour de France and the bicycle, the continent is best explored on two wheels
Don't plan any vacations before reading this year's Best of Travel winners.
A pair of sturdy jeans for your bike.
Live in the lap of Mongolian luxury.
This year is shaping up to be a good one for folks who want a side of fine dining with their outdoor activity.
The soccer superstar checks off his next goal: launching his own whisky.
A simple escape with top-notch surfing and hiking.
A new global racing series aims to make the electric car cool.
On the 100th anniversary of Ernest Shackleton's legendary expedition, a writer retraces the explorer's steps to one of the cruelest, most gorgeous wildernesses on earth.
Two brothers and a sister—whose parents are endurance athletes—attempted to swim the English Channel together this month. Does the family factor add any advantage?
There's more to life than chasing definition in certain muscle groups. Maintaining a healthy weight, for instance.
Spend the summer nesting at the Tree Sparrow House in Cornwall
The Pennine Way, England’s first national trail, turns 50 this year. Even if it’s literally over the hill, the 268-mile route of rolling terrain is as popular as ever, especially this weekend. July 12 marks the annual National Trails geocache release, during which new coins…
Landing easy money to pay for adventure is a thing of the past. Now athletes must perfect the art of low-cost, high-risk expeditions to access the world’s remotest corners, and young mountaineer Ed Farrelly is leading the charge.
Besides vampires, maybe, who doesn’t like celebrating on the longest day of sunlight of the year? Anywhere in the Northern Hemisphere that beer is sold and friends can be found pretty much suffices as a party venue. However, if you want a once-in-a-lifetime summer solstice experience on June 21, these…
A pair of chemists think they have an edge in the prestigious competition. Are they all wet?
If you're in it for the long haul, you might as well haul it in.
With the launch of Strava Metro, the Bay Area-based online fitness company hopes to become an advocate for its users.
If you want to run in the footsteps of Sir Roger Bannister, who famously ran the world’s first sub-four-minute mile, Oxford University is the place to go. Sixty years ago, on May 6, 1954, the then-25–year-old medical student broke through the tape at 3 minutes, 59.4 seconds on the campus’s…
I’m headed across the pond to Great Britain, and I’d like to do some hiking while I’m there. What are my best best for logging some trail time?
Following up on Donald Katz's "The King of the Ferret Leggers"
Wild family adventure in King Arthur country
Forget the necktie. He doesn’t need another one. Want to let dad know you care? This year, send him on one of these adventures. Don’t have a dad—or don’t care for the one you’ve got? Send yourself.
It's not enough to be at the forefront. In an era when everything has supposedly been done, these adventure icons ignore convention, court risk, and let their passion lead the way.
I'm from Colorado but living for a short while in the UK. I'd like to buy a two-person tent that can withstand the rain and has excellent venting because I love my down sleeping bag. Can you recommend one? Jie Oxford, UK
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The road less pedaled: storm clouds approaching in the English countryside Q: My son and I are planning to cycle the length of the UK in June, 2002, including Wales and Ireland if possible. I need to find out who might help me in planning the route.
You could traverse Europe by motorcoach and Eurail, but the sightseeing's better by board, bike, and boots.
Greetings from the quaint Welsh village of Llanwrtyd Wells, renowned for its fine ales, warm hospitality, and one of the oddest athletic endeavors on Planet Earth: floundering through noxious rural ooze! TIM BROOKES reports on the illustriousif slightly smellyhistory and modern-day mayhem of a certifiably insane sport called bog snorkeling.
Q: I am planning a trip to Scotland in the fall and need info about mountain biking the Highlands. Any suggestions or resources? Knobbies required: a rugged invite from the Scottish Highlands -Â Therese Ingram, Colorado Springs, Colorado Adventure Advisor: A: You can start by hopping a train to Aviemore, the…
Twice a year, the good men of Scotland's Orkney Islands work out their issues the old-fashioned way. They riot.
An ice-climbing trip to Scotland—land of rain, sleet, and mad outdoorsmen—brings new respect for the sport's big-hearted pioneers
You, too, can own a share of Henry VIII's sunken flatware—for $50,000. That is, if you cut a deal with Barry Clifford, the Pirate Prince to some, the Underwater Antichrist to others.
What kind of person sticks a ferret down his pants for more than five consecutive hours? Our writer tried to find out.