If you could be placed anywhere overseas, where would it be?

We asked the Trail and Country Walking teams to tell us where their dream overseas location would be.

We want to create a similar page for site users over the next few days. So to tell us your dream location outside the UK, click on the link at the bottom of the page!










Matt Swaine, editor, Trail


"I�d quite like to find myself on top of the Santa Maria volcano outside of a town called Quetzaltenango in Guatemala. I worked here in 1995 and we�d sleep out on the summit that gave the perfect view down onto the still active and smouldering volcano of Santiaguito. It involved a pretty easy route to the top, a cold night camped out, an amazing sunrise and then a blistering run back down the hill for breakfast. On one occasion walking round here alone I was bitten by a dog and spent the following three months having anti-rabies injections in the stomach, so I might make sure I take a large stick with me this time!"


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Jonathan Manning, editor, Country Walking


"Coyote Buttes, Paria Canyon, Arizona, USA for the mind-blowing sweep of wind sculpted sandstone. Think twisted gorges made from molten amber and you start to get the picture."

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Simon Ingram, deputy editor, Trail


"From an outdoor point of view Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego. (Truthfully, Venice)."

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Nick Hallissey, deputy editor, Country Walking


"The start of the cable climb to the top of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park � never done it, must do before I�m 40. Though not in an electrical storm, obviously."

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Claire Maxted, staff writer, Trail


"Right now? The Carstensz Pyramid. The highest in Oceania at 4884m, making it one of the seven summits � the lowest, but technically the hardest, it�s currently way beyond my rock climbing skills (you need to have climbed Hard Severe)."

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Jenny Walters, staff writer, Country Walking


"The Dusky Track on the South Island of New Zealand. It�s an 8-day tramp through remote alpine scenery south of the famous Milford Sound and I�ve always wanted to do it � lakes, mountains, fjords and not a soul for days."

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Graham Thompson, technical editor, Trail


"In a forest with a mountain on the doorstop that had open access, ice climbing, rock climbing, biking, running and wild camping routes. Sounds like I should head to New Zealand or Canada then!"

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Phoebe Smith, staff writer, Trail


"It changes all the time but, right now, New Zealand. I went backpacking there 2 years ago and though I was there for 6 weeks and got to see the main highlights of both islands � it just wasn�t enough time. I want to take the ferry over to Stewart Island and watch the Southern Lights come out to play..."

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Michelle Daniel, gear editor, Country Walking

"The Canadian Rockies. A friend went there recently and was so amazed by the scenery, she texted me 28 times. No, I'm not jealous..."

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What's your dream overseas location? Tell us on LFTO's Country Walking forum or our Trail forum!

CLICK HERE to take a look at what LFTOers said!