28 magical paths to walk

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Paths where hiking becomes a dream

References to roads and paths can be found in literature, poetry, art, music and everyday expressions. Even photographers can’t be insensitive to the charm of a pretty path. In fact, below are 28 photos of superb paths and tracks to be found all over the world.

Paths like these have a powerful hold on the human imagination: they can inspire adventure, change and hope, or solitude, peace and calm. There’s nothing quite like a stroll along one of these magnificent paths to clear the mind, or to fill up on ideas!

Here’s a quote from J.R.R Tolkien, from The Lord of the Rings, which you can ponder while looking at these images:

It’s very dangerous, Frodo, to leave home. We take the road and, if we don’t watch where we’re going, we don’t know how far it can take us.

Hal wood in Belgium

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Rhododendron (or azalea) tunnel in Reenagross Park, Kenmare, Ireland

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Autumn in the White Carpathians, Czech Republic

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Carpet of rhododendrons (or azaleas) on Mount Rogers, Virginia, USA

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Forest path in mist and snow, Czech Republic

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Sentier Padley Gorge, parc national de Peak District, Angleterre

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Spring in Spencer Smith Park, Burlington, Ontario, Canada

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Dog Mountain, Washington State, USA

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Jacaranda avenue in Johannesburg, South Africa

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Alley of red cotton trees in Taiwan

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Mount Rainier Trail, Washington State, USA

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Spring flowering along a path in Woodburn, Oregon, USA

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Dark Hedges in Northern Ireland

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Path on Taiping Mountain, Taiwan

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Hitachi Seaside Park in Japan

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Forest path in Bavaria, Germany

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A forest path in Russia

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Winter sunrise in Casentinesi National Park, Italy

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Migliarino San Rossore Regional Park, Pisa, Italy

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Path through a bamboo grove in Kyoto, Japan

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Bosbaanweg, Amsterdam, Pays-Bas

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A path leading to the Halnaker Windmill near Chichester, England

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Maples in Kyoto, Japan

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Tunnel of Love in Ukraine

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Wisteria plant tunnels in Japan

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Spring path in the Netherlands

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A path under blossoming trees

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Forest trail in autumn

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Some of these photos appear in a similar article published on Toolito: 20 natural tunnels to walk through.

Have you walked on one of these trails?

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