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Walking connects us to the world around us

27 October 2015 by Andrew Allen

Journalist and campaigner Andrew Allen shows how a walking challenge can mean many different things.

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Every walk can be an adventure

23 October 2015 by Tim and Kerry Meek

Looking to add challenge to a walk conjures up images of exertion, but making a walk more challenging does not have to mean something physical

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Adventures in foraging

05 October 2015 by Dumisani Nyathi

A young forager talks about how he got started finding food along the paths near his home.

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The Big Pathwatch

01 September 2015 by Walking Class Hero

With the Big Pathwatch moving into high gear, one walker describes the joy of discovery fuelled by the project.

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Gillian Grattan: family adventures on the coast path

27 May 2015 by Guest blogger

Gillian and her three children have made a pledge to hike the entire South West Coast Path from start to finish. They talk about how they've found it so far...

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Victoria Armitage: get media coverage to save your paths

30 March 2015 by Victoria Armitage

Ramblers in Cornwall do an estimated £20,000 worth of volunteer path maintenance each year!

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Victoria Armitage: using a petition

11 March 2015 by Victoria Armitage

Local Ramblers do some amazing work to keep our footpaths open. Some of that work is physically getting out there, with a pair of secateurs, and keeping vegetation at bay...

International Walk to School Month in Harlem, New York

Eugene Suggett: make the school run the school walk

20 October 2014 by Eugene Suggett

14% of children aged two to 15 are obese. Eugene considers how walking to school would undoubtedly tackle this. But first, he says, we need to ensure that drivers understand the right to walk on roads when no pavement is available.

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Benedict Southworth: All paths lead to roam

16 September 2014 by Benedict Southworth

80 years ago, people wanting to escape the city and climb mountains, or explore wild moorland risked threats, harassment, and even arrest. Now, all open country (mountains, moor, heath, down and common land) in England and Wales is open for us to roam freely. In Scotland, you can walk (and camp) almost anywhere.

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Eugene Suggett: More time to cross and more places, too, please

04 September 2014 by Eugene Suggett

As Living Streets campaign for more time for people to cross busy roads, Eugene explains why government needs to put the pedestrian at the top of the chain.

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