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World's scariest walks
  • As the least accessible part of Utah's Canyonlands National Park, the Maze isn't the safest place to go for a hike. Its remoteness and difficult roads and trails mean even getting there is a challenge. It's a breathtaking place for a hike but it's not for the inexperienced and it could take rescuers three days to reach you if you get stuck in one of the dead-end canyons. The risky walk has no shade and water is scarce but it hasn't claimed any lives to date due to it being so intimidating that only 2,000 canyon trekkers visit a year.
  • The 200,000 or so tourists who visit this dangerous-looking hangout spot in Norway each year don't seem perturbed by its 1,970ft drop into a fjord below but Preikestolen, also known as Pulpit Rock, is as dangerous as cliffs come. There is no safety railing on the edge of the cliff but there have been no tourist fatalities and authorities say they opted not to install a fence as it would harm the natural beauty and could even encourage dangerous behaviour. They say they "cannot fence in all nature in this country" and Norwegians, who are more accustomed to "dangerous nature," support this.

  • Trekkers willing to tackle Papua New Guinea's treacherous Kokoda Trail spend around 4 to 11 completing the track, which has seen countless deaths as it was also the scene of fighting between the Japanese and Australians in 1942. As well as slippery routes and ankle-deep mud, hikers face malaria, heat and daily rain.
  • Even the bravest of thrill seekers will think twice before crossing this bridge in Pakistan, but for locals in the Hunza Valley, a walk across Hussaini Bridge is the only option if they want to reach a nearby town. Located above Lake Borit, the hanging bridge has huge gaps between the planks and a wild side-to-side swing. Those who dare to look up while crossing the bridge, can take in the magnificent views of snow-capped mountains.
  • It may look like a perfect spot for a coastal walk but Morecambe Bay, located a few miles south of the Lake District, is one of the world's most dangerous beaches and one of the deadliest walks in Britain. The bay is well-known for its treacherous sands and fast-moving incoming tides. Its 120 miles of swirling currents and shifting mudflats include some of Britain's most dangerous quicksand. For those who do want to cross the sands of Morecambe Bay, the Queen's Guide to the Sands Cedric Robinson MBE, is a royally appointed guide who leads group walks.
  • Tourists with nerves of steel can step onto a 60-metre long glass walkway, aptly named the Walk of Faith, which sits 1,430 metres (4,690ft) up Tianmen Mountain in China. For those who need a confidence boost, Tianmen Mountain National Forest Park is often clouded in fog, making the drop hard to see. Extreme walkers will love the translucent floor on a clear day as it offers some unforgettable sightseeing.