Ten of the best new outdoor adventures: Where the wild things await; Andrew Bain; Stuff.co.nz


UK – The English Lake District

From Iceland to the Paparoa Range – your next adventures are right here.

Looking for your next great adventure? The grandeur of these 10 natural landscapes will leave you awestruck.

PICOS DE EUROPA (SPAIN)

Spain’s oldest, and arguably most spectacular, national park will celebrate its centenary in 2018, a date that’s also thought to mark 1300 years since the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared inside a cave here to a Christian nobleman fighting the Moors. That cave in the north-western corner of the park is now considered the second-holiest site in Spain, behind only the cathedral in Santiago de Compostela that is the finish post for the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage.

For visitors on hiking and climbing pilgrimages, the grandly named limestone Peaks of Europe present what is effectively a scaled-down, but equally dramatic, version of the Dolomites.

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