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Winter 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.

Destination: Bavaria, Germany

Bavaria, Germany

Searching for a seasonal Alpine adventure without the hard edges? Head to fairy-tale Füssen for snow-dusted forest trails, dreamlike mountain castles and unforgettable walks.

My Perfect Day: Levison Wood

Levison Wood

The TV presenter, explorer and photojournalist has walked the Himalayas and the entire length of the Nile, but reveals that his perfect day begins much closer to home…

My Walk of Life: Lucy Shepherd

Lucy Shepherd

Lucy is a self-confessed ‘unlikely adventurer’, but underestimate her at your peril. She has explored the Arctic, the Andes, the Amazon and far-flung Patagonia – all by the age of 24.

Tangled Threads

Tangled Threads - green gear

Unravelling the ethical and environmental impacts of outdoor clothing

The Big Walk: Hadrian's Wall Path

Hadrian's Wall Path

It divided the ancient world, but what relevance does it retain in the modern? Walk the heart of the Hadrian’s Wall Path and discover the threads of history in England’s emptiest quarter.

Walk & Talk: Chris Packham

Chris Packham Walk and Talk interview

The TV presenter and naturalist reflects on his new memoir and talks about the need to protect Britain’s wildlife and evolving attitudes to conservation.

Winter walking skills masterclass

Winter walking skills

Conditions in winter can vary enormously. Here's what to wear, carry and know when heading out this season.

Winter walking gear essentials

Winter gear essentials homepage banner

Want to head out into the white stuff this winter? Kit yourself out with our guide to the best winter gear for walkers