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Mark Moxon's Travel Writing

Greatest Walks

There are over a hundred walking tales on my site, so to help you choose which ones to fill your lunch break with, here are a few 'top ten' lists to help you pick. If you like these, why not try the rest?

My Favourite Walks

I adore walking, whether short day trips or ten-day extravaganzas, and as a way to see the countries you're visiting, it's perfect, even in the rain. Here are my ten favourite walks, and they're all highly recommended.

  1. Land's End to John o'Groats
  2. Hollyford-Pyke Route
  3. Gunung Rinjani
  4. Fraser Island
  5. Tongariro Northern Circuit
  6. Annapurna Circuit
  7. Taman Negara
  8. Pilbara Bushwalk
  9. Bada Valley
  10. The London Loop

Longest Walks

Size isn't everything, but sometimes only a long expedition does the trick. Here are the ten longest walks I've done.

  1. Land's End to John o'Groats
  2. Annapurna Circuit
  3. The London Loop
  4. Hollyford-Pyke Route
  5. Fraser Island
  6. Pilbara Bushwalk
  7. Taman Negara
  8. Mt Cook
  9. Routeburn-Greenstone Track
  10. Taranaki Around the Mountain Circuit

Trippiest Tales

Sometimes walking puts you in places where you have no choice but to think: 'This is just so trippy!' Some parts of the world specialise in trippy walking, but if you're lucky you'll see bizarre things everywhere. Here are just some examples...

  1. Vicious Monkeys
  2. Black Swamp
  3. The Megaliths of Bada
  4. Acute Mountain Sickness
  5. Meeting the Orang Asli
  6. Kingston to Donkey Wood
  7. Foul Sulphurous Fumes
  8. Sliding Down a Mountain
  9. The Volcano's Summit
  10. Beer on the Beach

Tips for Every Walk

Good walking is an art form, and the only way to become a better walker is to go out there and do it. But you can save a lot of time – not to mention a lot of pain – if you do your research first, so here's a collection of walking tips that I've picked up over the years. I hope you find them useful.

This list is far from exhaustive, and there are plenty of books on long-distance walking that go into much more detail.