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An American woodland during Fall

Walking away the blues

28 October 2013 by The Long Walker

The Long Walker on why walking in autumn can help shake off the melancholy blues.

Walking with Simon Armitage at Westward Ho!

Westward Ho!

24 October 2013 by Walking Class Hero

I was in North Devon to join the poet Simon Armitage and walk a stretch of the South West Coast Path. A couple of years ago I accompanied Simon on a section of the Pennine Way for his book Walking Home, this year he’s writing the follow-up, imaginatively entitled Walking Away.

Paul Carter on the Broomway

The most perilous path

22 October 2013 by Paul Carter

Paul Carter describes his intense experience of walking the Broomway to Foulness Island: "The poor visibility that can rapidly envelope the sands and the ease by which it is possible to become disorientated and end up walking out to sea, mean that many people have died over the years by making the wrong judgment on this very hazardous route."

Ordnance Survey maps

South to the sea - part 1

18 October 2013 by Anastasia French

Like the author Laurie Lee, Anastasia woke up one morning with the idea to walk south to the sea - and she did it! In this first instalment she has Big Ben, some Elvis Presley lookalikes and a herd of deer for company as she heads southwest along the Thames Path.

Dylan Thomas School path maintenance volunteering

At the heart of walking

16 October 2013 by Ed Wilson

Whether clearing overgrowth, checking path diversions, leading a walk around a city park or national park, making sure the finances are in order or coordinating the management committee, every single volunteer helps to keep you walking.

Cumbrian Rambler

Getting kids outdoors

11 October 2013 by Cumbrian Rambler

It’s only been a few weeks but already I have more postcards to share from young adventurers enjoying the outdoors!

Epping Forest

A rare resource

09 October 2013 by Sarah Gardner

By far the most special thing about Epping Forest is that it’s held in trust as a place for people to enjoy forever.

Michelle Roberts

Walking works

07 October 2013 by Michelle Roberts

It’s wonderful to see Walking for Health release 'Walking Works', a comprehensive summary of evidence for physical activity, specifically walking. This report makes the facts very clear; staying still kills and walking works.

Emma at the Isle of Wight

Britain's best view?

03 October 2013 by Emma Bovill

What makes up a great view? The effort it takes to walk to a viewpoint or the unexpectedness of what you find? Or does a great view have something you simply can't explain?

Helen on Sgurr na Banachdich

Reaching for the Skye

01 October 2013 by Helen Todd

So here I am, roped, harnessed and helmeted, clinging on to a narrow, rocky, vertical ridge, which juts out like a 50-metre high shark’s fin from the mountain below. I’m inching along its spine, and I daren’t risk looking down at the sheer drops on either side...