Welcome to Walkopedia, experts in walking in special places...
...and our interactive directory of the world’s best walks, hikes and treks
This requires daunting levels of research - and help from walk lovers like you. So, please give us your suggestions, comments and photos.
News - August 2016:
At last - after some work, we have a new format for our magazines. See our latest edition, on the Galapagos islands as unexpected walking heaven.
Not everyone likes walking: a reply to a Walkopdia request to a friend to come walking in Ethiopia: "Mucho gratias for the invite to walk for hours on end up and down some mountains in Ethiopia, but I'd rather stick hot darning needles under my finger nails whilst watching a repeat of England vs Iceland."
Here is something really worth supporting: Meriel's Dream Stone Triathlon, including a climb of Mount Snowdon. Please support it. See details here and on facebook. Place a stone on a summit for Meriel
News - July 2016:
After walking across the UK's Lake District on the Coast to Coast, we're loading details of some 20 of the Lakes' best walks.
The world's 100 best walks
What are the world's 100 best walks?
Here is our current Top 10:
- Mount Kailash Kora, China
- Inca Trails, Peru
- Mustang, Nepal
- Petra Area, Jordan
- The Dolomites, Italy
- Torajaland, Indonesia
- Drakensberg Escarpment, South Africa
- Garwhal, Kumaon Himalaya , India
- Source of the Ganges and Above, India
- Cappadocia, Turkey
All our walks, by destination
See the full list of all our walks, arranged by country
Identifying the best walks requires a system as well as stamina: but what are the essential ingredients of a great walk? See our walks assessment system
Armchair exploration: a random walk
Walk of the month: Kumano Kodo
Which countries have the
most great walks?
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