Walking – the perfect opportunity to think, or not to think.  Here are some of Alan’s favourites

South Downs Way.  Out over the Seven Sisters; back over Windover Hill.  A hilly, full-day walk with varied scenery, great seascapes and possibly the widest skies in South East England.

West Highland Way. Rannoch Moor.  Start with a great breakfast at the Bridge of Orchy Hotel, and end with a stunning view of Buachaille Etive Mor at the Kingshouse Hotel.

Stockholm Djurgarden: Easy waterfront path from Prince Eugene’s Waldemarsudde Gallery, past Thielska Gallery, finishing at the Vasa Museum.

St Jean de Luz: Coastal path from Bidart; views over Bay of Biscay and towards Pyrenees. Finish with lunch on the terrace overlooking St Jean beach.

Lucca: Gentle stroll round the city walls before enjoying a cool glass of white wine in the narrow streets of the city.

Walk of the month: Hawkley to Steep, Hants, taking in the Edward Thomas Memorial Stone on Shoulder of Mutton Hill

This circular walk includes some steep and sometimes muddy climbs through farmland, woods and small villages.  Hiking poles recommended.  Pubs in Hawkley and in Steep.   Allow 4½ or 5 hours.

Send your favourite walk to walks@choiceinsight.co.uk. We’ll update this page with different walks from time to time.

Before you set out on any walk:
• check the route
• check the weather
• have the right kit.

Alan on Carn Daimh, Glenlivet