Five gorgeous short hikes in Europe

The ‘man who hiked the world’ is an Instagrammer from London who travels the globe in search of great walking routes. Here he picks his favourites in Europe, all under five hours

Top 10 UK winter walks – chosen by travel and nature writers

The British countryside is especially dramatic in winter, and ideal for a walk to blow away the Christmas cobwebs. Ten writers choose their favourites – and pubs to thaw your feet in

Great UK winter walks

An inviting path and a cosy pub or cafe are ingredients for brilliant days out, whether braving the elements in the Highlands, crunching over fresh frost in the Midlands, or squishing through Yorkshire mud

Walk the North Kent Marshes – while the solitude lasts

The Hoo peninsula between the Thames and Medway estuaries has a rough-edged beauty, a landscape rich in history and a thriving bird reserve – but this sanctuary near London is under threat from development

The Cistercian Way in Wales

A gargantuan loop, joining the great Welsh Cistercian abbeys using pilgrim roads and ancient tracks. Thankfully it can be broken into more manageable chunks, such as the 15-mile Wye Valley section between the abbeys of Grace Dieu and Tintern.

Great country walks: Constable Country, Essex/Suffolk border

Tranquil water meadows, gentle hills, meandering brooks – the romantic artist would still recognise the scenery he painted

Walking in Embleton Bay, Northumberland, UK

Walking in the North-East of England doesn’t get much better than this

Great country walks: Bedruthan, Cornwall

A string of beautiful bays, mesmerising sea, brilliant sand and – naturally – a Cornish cream tea can all be enjoyed on this walk.