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

Get into the great outdoors: five great winter Australian walks

From fern-filled gullies to waterfalls and stunning coastal paths, winter doesn’t have to mean staying indoors. These five walks are perfect for a cold, dry day

Top 10 mountain bike rides in the Alps

With high-altitude blasts, epic rocky descents and hidden single tracks, mountain biking in the Alps is a fun and fast-paced assault on the senses. Here are 10 routes for your enjoyment.

Bornholm reborn: Denmark’s cycling holiday paradise

Once a simple beach escape, Bornholm, a Danish island in the Baltic, has reinvented itself as an eco-friendly, foodie destination boasting the world’s first ‘cradle-to-cradle’ hotel and 150 miles of cycling routes

How Amsterdam became the bicycle capital of the world

In the 1960s, Dutch cities were increasingly in thrall to motorists, with the car seen as the transport of the future. It took the intolerable toll of child traffic deaths – and fierce activism – to turn Amsterdam into the cycling nirvana of today