With the general election just over a year away, we're ramping up our campaign on Westminster, taking more MPs out on walks and launching a manifesto to ensure the concerns of walkers are in the minds of any future Government. But we need your help, so we've come up with ten top tips for lobbying your local MP.
The Welsh Government has big ambitions for its great outdoors and is reviewing legislation around footpaths and public access. It has already hinted that change is on the way, using words like ‘outdated’, ‘disjointed’ and ‘burdensome’ to describe the existing system. To find out more, Walk's Julian Rollins met the man overseeing the review, John Griffiths, Wales’ Minister for Culture and Sport.
After losing his job as a teacher, Charlie Carroll made a penniless journey on foot from his home in a Cornish village to London, sleeping rough along the way. The experience changed his life and his appreciation of walking.
Hugo Blomfield, author of a new Ramblers report, urges us to fight back against councils refusing to face up to the backlog of rights of way problems and who are still cutting budgets .
Currently exhibiting in the nationally touring show Walk On, the mixed-media artist is fascinated by recording movement on film and paper, and the central role chance plays in much of his work. He talks to walk about following the wind on foot around central London, night walks in Devon and hunting for explosives in Afghanistan...