Going Deutsch: a summer tour of Germany, part one

This trip starts with a few days’ hiking in Bavaria’s mountainous Berchtesgaden district – trying to avoid its most infamous resident

Strolling the ancient hillforts of southern England

Here’s a vivid picture of prehistoric times on a walk in the Wiltshire Downs: one of 4,000 iron age sites across Britain and Ireland mapped on a new website

A Canterbury trail: exploring the city’s medieval streets on foot

With its extraordinary history and ecclesiastical grandeur, Kent’s murder mystery capital has much for the walker to savour on a day’s stroll

‘The longest walk I’ve ever had was in New York’: author Anna Pitoniak

The novelist’s 32-mile stroll around Manhattan, in a day, provided a vivid portrait of NYC – but it’s the Upper East Side’s low-key highlights that excite her most

Sweden’s High Coast: an uplifting experience

Since the ice age, a chain of islands in northern Sweden has been emerging from the sea, creating a beautiful, if bizarre, wilderness for walkers, campers and kayakers

Walking the Yorkshire coast: the shipwrecks and sea caves of Flamborough and beyond

The coastline between Spurn Head and Teesmouth is scattered with wrecks and rich in marine lore. With a careful eye on the tides, Kevin Rushby explores its secret history