Activity & Adventure

The 10 Best rugged cameras

Looking for equipment that will survive the elements? Our selection of sturdy models will put you in the picture

The 10 Best climbing gear

Whether you’re scaling the heights indoors or out, the right kit with definitely help with those overhangs

Summer Guide 2013: Treks

Get in the saddle of a heavy horse at the only riding establishment in the UK specialising in these magnificent beasts. Cumbrian Heavy Horses (01229 777764;, near Millom, is offering a new three-day ride around the central Lake District on its Clydesdale, Shire and Ardennes breeds this summer. The trek passes through the

Traveller's Guide: Creative holidays

They're the new 'relaxing escape' – the chance to learn a skill, practise a hobby or start a life-changing project. Kate Simon finds ways to make the most of your time off