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Digital National Geographic Traveller (UK) pieces for armchair travelling

Barn Hill, Stamford. The Lincolnshire town is full of buttery Georgian architecture, excellent pubs and a vibrant shopping scene. Image: Getty Images

Digital National Geographic Traveller (UK) pieces for armchair travelling

Explore the world, from Rome to Nandgaon, with these exclusive online features penned by National Geographic Traveller writers.

Six of the best spots for rock climbing and bouldering in the South of England — 1 July
By Tamsin Wressell
Having featured as an Olympic sport for the first time ever in Tokyo, climbing is set to reach new heights of popularity. Keen to get involved? We recommend six of the best outdoor landscapes in Southern England to scramble over.

Six alternatives to the Cotswolds to explore this summer — 7 July
By Connor McGovern
Resist the lure of the Cotswolds this season and discover England’s lesser-explored green and pleasant corners instead.

Six unusual tours of Rome that reveal a different side to the city — 10 July
By Angela Locatelli
To celebrate Rome’s 150th anniversary as the capital of Italy, we pick six ways to discover new sides to the Eternal City, from virtual reality tours of the Colosseum to day trips on a Vespa scooter.

Meet the adventurer: Team GB’s Shauna Coxsey on the UK’s top climbing spots — 10 July
By Nora Wallaya
We speak to Shauna Coxsey, Britain’s most successful competitive climber, about the UK’s best climbing spots, how she trains and what’s next for her.

Meet the adventurer: Mark Synnott on climbing Everest’s North Face to solve a 100-year-old mystery — 17 July
By Nora Wallaya
The veteran American climber discusses the lessons learnt from his pioneering and remote expeditions, including his 2019 mission to solve a century-old mystery on Everest’s North Face, now the subject of his latest book.

10 of the best UK glamping sites for foodies — 20 July
By Sarah Baxter
From pods in the grounds of a restaurant to yurts on a garlic farm, there are plenty of places to camp — and eat — in style.

Five cycling experts share their favourite routes in the UK — 21 July
By National Geographic Traveller (UK)
Cycling is a great way to get out and explore, but if you’re tired of riding along the same well-worn paths, here’s some inspiration from five adventurous cyclists.

Five of south London’s best sightseeing walks — 27 July
By Charlotte Wigram-Evans
From medieval palaces and manicured Victorian parks to brutalist masterpieces and Black heritage hubs, these five walks pack in some of the capital’s most iconic sights.

From my city to yours: muralist Okuda San Miguel on the best of Madrid’s art scene — 28 July
By Nora Wallaya
The Spanish artist recently unveiled a new mural in his home city that celebrates racial and gender diversity. We discuss his favourite galleries and exhibitions and discover his perfect day out in Madrid.

Six of the best UK food festivals for summer 2021 — 28 July
By Sarah Gillespie
From a travelling Cornish feast with overnight camping to a town-wide Welsh culinary experience, we’ve selected the top food festivals to discover this season.

How I got the shot: Prabir Mitra on capturing the spirit of Holi, the Hindu festival of spring — 31 July
By Prabir Mitra
On his first assignment for National Geographic Traveller in 2019, the photographer captured the hues of India’s Holi festival, a time-honoured Hindu celebration of colour. Here, he discusses how the shoot unfolded behind the scenes.

How skateboarders have reclaimed an abandoned Olympic stadium in Athens — 31 July
By Hannah Bailey
Although Olympic stadiums are erected amid great jubilation, many fall into disuse and disrepair soon after the Games finish. In Athens, however, skaters are reclaiming abandoned spaces once used as Olympic venues, as well as helping to invite young refugees into the community.

Happy reading!