Cycling the North York Moors – a galaxy on my doorstep

Looking for an adventure with a cosmic feel, our writer reckons a new cycling centre in the wonderfully named Great Fryup Dale will fit the bill

Cross country: trail running the coast-to-coast route

The 192-mile route over the Lake District and Pennines is usually plodded by hikers but our writer zips across on a new guided running trip.

Julian Worker has written a number of travel books including

Travels through History : France

Travels through History – The Balkans: Journeys in the former Yugoslavia

Travels through History – Northern Ireland and Scotland

Action stations: 12 months of fitness holidays for 2018

Let this year be one of get up and go rather than fly and flop with our pick of activity holidays for each month – around the UK and abroad

Ten of the best last-minute Christmas and New Year activities in London

The run-up to the big day doesn’t have to be all shopping malls and panto: we pick cool, offbeat and cultural events and gift-buying opportunities across the capital

Not horsing around: donkey trekking in rural France

Accidental detours are embraced on a family break amid the Lot valley’s forests, abbeys and wildlife – all in the company of Lulu, their trusted donkey companion

Scuba diving trips around the world: tips

The Maldives and the Barrier Reef are famous scuba spots, but here are some less obvious places for wrecks, weird fish and top diving companies