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

Five of Scotland’s best bothies

A stay in a historic building with amazing views and convivial company sounds enticing – and even better when it comes free of charge. The author of the new Bothy Bible shares his favourite

The Inaccessible Pinnacle: Britain’s most notorious climb

The terrifying, sheer flanks of the Inaccessible Pinnacle on the Isle of Skye are a holy grail for mountaineers. Andrew Gilchrist ropes up for the climb of his life

A quiz on islands for you

Here are some pictures of islands for you to puzzle over – I wasn’t aware that one of the answers was even an island, so I learned something: http://www.theguardian.com/travel/gallery/2014/jun/06/travel-picture-quiz-islands

Great Railway Journeys – Glasgow to Mallaig

My favourite mode of transportation is the train and this September I intend to travel on the West Highland Line from Glasgow to Mallaig in Scotland. The following article gives a wonderful introduction to this beautiful journey. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/journeysbyrail/9907006/Glasgow-to-Mallaig-Great-Train-Journeys.html