Outdoor interests

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Tough trousers

We’ve tested eight pairs of the toughest trekking trousers on the market for men and women. Which will come out on top?

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Walking towards Brexit

Bolstering the link between agricultural subsidies and public access could be a catalyst to new opportunities for both walkers and farmers.

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The Big Walk: Cambrian Way

Explore the wildest depths of Wales on the Cambrian Way, a demanding trail that’s currently on the cusp of a renaissance.

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My Walk of Life with Simon Barnett

The Ramblers director recently took some time off to walk all 214 Wainwright fells in just 15 days – covering 326 miles and over 35,000m of ascent.

Best of British Gear

Best of British gear

From South London to Sheffield, we proudly present a range of outdoor kit designed and made in Britain.

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Innsbruck’s high life

The opportunities for outdoor adventure in Innsbruck and its 25 holiday villages are boundless – from Natters and its beautiful lake to Igls with its Olympic bobsleigh run.

Urban walking

Talk of the Town

A new vision for greener, accessible, walker-friendly towns and cities could revolutionise urban life.

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My walk of life with Jamie Andrew

Meet the incredible Scottish mountaineer who just so happens to be a quadruple amputee.

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Walking nutrition explained (with recipes)

Practical advice to help you ‘eat for your feet’ and get the most from your walking.

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Winter walking gear essentials

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

Winter walking skills

Winter walking skills masterclass

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

Tangled Threads - green gear

Tangled Threads

Unravelling the ethical and environmental impacts of outdoor clothing

The Perimeter: Coastal Photo Gallery

The Perimeter is a photography project by Quintin Lake based on walking 10,000km around the coast of Britain.

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Don’t lose your way

Ramblers across Britain are working to restore the record, ensuring that historic paths are recorded to stop them from being lost forever.

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Step Change

Upcoming elections in Scotland, Wales and London in May 2016 are a chance to reshape the political landscape with walkers in mind

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Field guide: Ebb and Flow – The Swale Estuary, Kent

Kent’s Swale estuary is a nationally important site for wildfowl and waders. In winter, thousands of birds flock to this unique habitat in search of food exposed by the receding tide.

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Walking Towards an Active Britain

The government wants to get more people doing sport. But what underpins a sporting nation is a culture of physical activity, with walking and green spaces at its heart, says the Ramblers.

Toughest waterproof jackets

Winter waterproofs

We’ve tested twelve of the toughest four-season waterproof jackets on the market for men and women, just in time for the winter walking season. Which will come out on top?

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Where the wild things are: rewilding Britain

Should Britain be wilder? That’s the question at the heart of the rewilding debate. We examine its potential impact on Britain’s countryside and the walkers who enjoy it.

Isle of Man

Isle of man: Discover a new walk of life

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Rose petal muesli for a pre-walk energy boost

Raw food writer Ally Mac shares her pre-walk, energy-boosting breakfast recipe...

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Born to eat wild

Having moved to Devon when she met her husband, raw food writer Ally Mac talks about autumn foods, wild favourites, and what to eat to keep your energy up on those winter rambles...

Andrew Motion in his garden

My perfect day: Andrew Motion

The president of the Campaign to Protect Rural England and former poet laureate tells Walk how the countryside inspires his poetry and what Wordsworth would have made of wind farms...

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Artist interview: Gina Soden

Climbing through the floorboards, abandoned islands and Jack the Ripper… artist and photographer Gina Soden talks about the beauty she finds in decay...

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Campaign: countryside and rights of way

It's 10 years since the first area of open access land was created in the Peak District, following decades of hard work by the Ramblers battle to get the landmark Countryside and Rights of Way (CRoW) Act passed. But our mission to open up more of our beautiful landscapes for everyone to enjoy goes on. We take a look at how the mission continues…

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ADVERTORIAL: Choose the path less taken

The world is vast. The opportunities are boundless. Your holiday time is precious. Let us guide you safely off the beaten track, to the path less taken…

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Inspired by nature: artist interview with Jonny Briggs

He has won multiple awards for his intricate artwork - a fusion of photography, sculpture and painting which is so detailed it is often mistaken for a Photoshop masterpiece. With work in the Saatchi Collection and exhibitions across the world, Walk caught up with artist Jonny Briggs to discover how walking, foraging, and the great outdoors has inspired him.

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A guide to scrambling

Scrambling takes walkers away from the path well trod and into the adventurous realm of the climber. It’s literally a hands-on approach to scaling a peak. We’ve rounded up a range of the very best scrambles from around Britain, with something for even the most faint-hearted of hikers to enjoy

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Walk through the front line of WWI

A century after ‘the war to end all wars’ began, Walk makes a moving trip to the Flanders battlefields, discovering how walking dominated the life of a front-line soldier, helped the wounded cope with the traumas of battle – and how it can help keep memories of World War I alive.

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The world's more beautiful on foot with Ramblers Worldwide Holidays

Explore a stunning collection of walking holidays, stretching to all corners of the globe.

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20 Reasons Walking Can Change Your Life and the World

Walking Works, a new report from the Ramblers and Macmillan Cancer Support, is persuading key decision-makers of the wonders of walking and its benefits to health, the economy and the environment. We take a look at some of its astonishing findings and how walking can change your life and the world around you.

Young upstarts

Young upstarts

From after-school walking clubs to family-friendly ‘Toddle Waddles’, Ramblers Cymru is trialling an array of new initiatives to try to get more young people in Wales out walking. We meet some of the people involved and find out why changes to the Welsh Government could herald a golden era for outdoor youth activities…

Confronting the cuts

Confronting the cuts

With drastic cuts to local-authority budgets, the impact on footpaths is beginning to bite. Andrew McCloy investigate the plight of walkers in Norfolk and West Riding, and meet Ramblers volunteers helping to ease things...

Ethical gear

Ethical gear

The gear industry depends on the beautiful outdoors to keep us spending. But what is it doing to protect our natural environment, and how can we as walkers ensure that what we’re buying is ethical? John Manning explores what’s available and provides some top tips for being eco-friendly with your kit...

A decade of freedom

A decade of freedom

Ten years ago, a fledgling Scottish Parliament passed landmark legislation, giving walkers a right to roam virtually everywhere in Scotland. In this special feature, we uncover the extraordinary campaign that led to the law’s creation, assess whether it’s actually working in practice, and ask what Scotland needs to do to ensure it remains one of the best places to walk in the world…

Love on the trail

Love on the trail

Julia Buckley discovers how walking with a group can be such an enjoyable way to make friends and find love...

Nicola Radcliff

I walked away from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Caught up in the 7th July attacks on London in 2005, Nicola Ratcliff was left traumatised, but walking with a local Ramblers group transformed her life...