25 May 2018
Walking is proven to have numerous benefits for physical and mental health. In this issue we celebrate the people who tirelessly help others to find their way: our wonderful volunteers. Read on to find out our 2018 Volunteer Award winners and everyday heroes. You'll also find the perfect range of getaways in our walking weekends feature; discover the Heart of Wales Line and all it has to offer; and find acoustic Ramblers full of sound waves.
22 February 2018
This issue is out to show everyone how easy it is to go walking from your doorstep, highlighting the launch of the Britain's Best Walking Neighbourhood Award. We've also got ten great walks through the towns and cities that have forged British culture and identity, plus an interview with urban explorer Daniel Raven-Ellison, who is spearheading the campaign to make London the world's first National Park City. Other features focus on discovering Edinburgh, the Ramblers' work with National Grid to remove pylons from the landscape, and a Cornish coast-to-coast trail exploring the county's tin mining heritage. Our gear section includes the best daypacks for men and women, with a practical guide to packing for a day hike.
24 November 2017
It's winter! In this issue take a look at the history of countryside access in Britain, hear about winter hillwalking in the Cairngorms and get expert reviews of the latest waterproof jackets and overtrousers. We also visit Britain's top ten small but very special summits in our 'mini mountains' feature, head off to the Austrian Alps with legendary mountaineer Peter Habeler and discover the best of Anglesey. We've also got plenty of competitions, and interviews with intrepid traveller (and early pioneer or Ramblers walking holidays) Beryl Vincent, Nick Brown – the founder of leading outdoor brands Nikwax and Paramo – and Munro-bagging stand-up comedian Ed Byrne.
25 August 2017
In this issue take a look at our literary walks to fire the imagination. We also examine the contentious issue of shared use paths, the future of farmland paths after Brexit, walk the Cambrian Way across Wales, and we test the latest insulated vests and gilets. We have all of our regular competitions, plus interviews with wildlife filmmaker Gordon Buchanan and broadcaster Nicholas Crane.
26 May 2017
We visit the beautiful, sun-soaked Algarve to discover one of Portugal’s finest long-distance trails. Closer to home, we round up Britain’s best ridge walks, get an inside guide to County Durham, and follow the West Island Way on the Isle of Bute. Also this issue, we introduce The Ramblers’ new president, Stuart Maconie, who is passionate about getting people outdoors, and offer an update on the England Coast Path, which will allow more of us than ever to enjoy the English coastline. We’re also celebrating the contributions made by our 2017 Ramblers volunteer award winners.
24 February 2017
This issue celebrates outdoor kit that’s still made in Britain and our most stunning coastal landscapes. We also look at the links between Britain’s landscapes and its art, take a detailed look at the Ramblers’ new urban walking policy and explain the world of walking nutrition. A 9-page travel special discovers the Tirol region of Austria, while we also visit Thailand, Laos and Cambodia as part of a guided experience holiday to Indochina.
24 November 2016
Brave the chill with the winter issue of walk magazine. We've got great seasonal walks taking place throughout the Ramblers' Festival of Winter Walks, a look at the state of the path network, a gear special on ethical kit and a masterclass on winter hillwalking skills. Plus interviews with conservationist Chris Packham and explorer Levison Wood. Don't forget to enter our competitions for the chance to win a holiday worth £1,500.
26 August 2016
Embrace autumn with our urban escapes. We've got details on the Ramblers' new Walk About festival, a brand new reader panel and revamped Ramblers Routes, plus interviews with singer and broadcaster Cerys Matthews and historian Lucy Worsley. Don't forget to enter our competitions for the chance to win gear and a holiday.
28 May 2016
Terrific trigs, walking the Thames Path for its 20th anniversary, interviews with broadcaster Stuart Maconie, British climber Bonita Norris and long-distance hiker Ursula Martin, as well as a feature on South Africa's Drakensberg Mountains, our upcoming 'Walk about' festival and the Don't Lose Your Way campaign.
26 February 2016
Microadventures, walking the Cape Wrath Trail in north-west Scotland, interviews with adventurer Alastair Humphreys, naturalist Steve Backshall and blind long-distance hiker Trevor Thomas, as well as a feature on island hopping in the Channel Islands and campaigning work ahead of Welsh, Scottish and London Mayoral elections in May 2016.
27 November 2015
Walks after dusk, exploring the Beacons Way in wild Wales, interviews with travel writer Dixe Wills, artist Ali Pretty and farmer Jimmy Doherty, as well as a feature on snow walking in Switzerland and campaign updates on the Big Pathwatch.
26 August 2015
Walks in the Howardian Hills and the Outer Hebrides, interviews with Ray Mears and nature writer Patrick Barkham, rewilding Britain and exploring Asturias in northern Spain
26 May 2015
Walk and talk with Robert MacFarlane; My perfect day with Simon Armitage; My walk of life with Grattan Lynch and more.
23 February 2015
My walk of life with Tony Juniper; Artist interview with Paul Bennet; My perfect day with Julia Bradbury; My walk of life with Homan Yousofi; Win a holiday to Greece; Win a Canon PowerShot G16 camera; plus lots more.
28 November 2014
Abandoned Treasures - Artist interview: Gina Soden - My perfect day: Andrew Motion - I walked away from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - Walk and talk with Clare Balding - The view from here - Campaign open mission - Born to eat wild - Rose petal muesli recipe for a pre-walk energy boost - My walk out of depression - ADVERTORIAL: Winter best buys
26 August 2014
A guide to scrambling - Artist interview: Jonny Briggs - My perfect day: Sir David Attenborough - My walk of life: Bella Hardy - The power of walking with Claire Lomas - The view from here: Richmond Castle - Walk Through WWI
29 May 2014
Smugglers' Trails - Path teams - Welsh access review - National Forest - Camping gear - Lycian Way
27 February 2014
Hostel walks - John Muir Way - Lobbying parliament - Reader Awards - St Lucia
25 November 2013
20 reasons to walk - Cheddar Gorge - Shropshire - Insulated jackets - Denmark
30 August 2013
Railway rambles - England Coast Path - Legacies - Buckinghamshire - Jackets - Snowshoeing
01 June 2013
Wildlife walks - Land Reform Act - Youth outreach - Shipwrights Way - Daypacks - Portugal
01 March 2013
Waterfall walks - Ethical kit - Council cuts - Kerry Ridgeway - Three-season boots - Ireland
01 December 2012
Woodland walks - Two Saints Way - Diversion orders - Base layers - Dominica
01 September 2012
Coffin trails - Legal battles - Walking trousers - Galloway Forest - Channel Islands
01 June 2012
Games on foot - Canal towpaths - Health walks - Multiactivity shoes - Tasmania
01 March 2012
Wales Coast Path - Ancient sites - Viking Way - Cyprus - Reader Awards
01 December 2011
Extreme Britain - 999 campaign - Daypacks - Scottish lochs - Goldsworthy Trail
01 September 2011
Summit hikes - High-speed rail - Three-season boots - Ayrshire coast - Berlin
01 June 2011
Nature trails - Forestry debate - Camping gear - Great Stones Way - Greenland
01 March 2011
City walks - National Parks - Volunteer Awards - Offa's Dyke - Menorca
01 December 2010
Pub walks - Budget cuts - Walk leaders - Weardale Way - Snowshoeing
01 September 2010
Film walks - Transport challenge - Lakeland breaks - Trail shoes - Gozo
01 June 2010
Ramblers' 75th annniversary - Pennine Way - Art trails - Reader Awards - Germany
01 March 2010
Family walks - Road safety - Mawddach Way - Kids' gear - Slovakia