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Hastings

Hastings Old Town crowned Britain’s Best Walking Neighbourhood

19 March 2018

We’ve been searching for Britain’s Best Walking Neighbourhood – an urban area that is well designed for going about everyday life on foot. Following a public vote, Hastings Old Town scooped the award.

Vote for Britain's Best Walking Neighbourhood

26 February 2018

We’ve launched the very first Britain’s Best Walking Neighbourhood Award to celebrate the places that put urban walkers first.

Where are your hidden gems?

02 February 2018

This year's Walk About festival theme is "hidden gems" and we want you to help us identify the best ones.

ITV’s ‘Britain’s Favourite Walks’

29 January 2018

On Tuesday 30 January ITV will be showcasing Britain’s favourite walks in a new two-and-a-half hour TV special.

Developing Group and Area support in 2018

03 November 2017

Following the survey on group and area support carried out earlier this year, here are some improvements you’ll notice to your feedback in 2018.

Updated Walk Leader checklists and ICE cards

19 October 2017

We’ve republished our Walk Leader checklist and In Case of Emergency cards, a handy list of top tips to follow before, during and after your walks and cards can be filled in with personal emergency contact details and medical information.

One step closer to the England Coast Path

01 September 2017

We are one step closer to walking the entire England coastline as Natural England announce that work has started on every stretch of the England Coast Path.

GB walking festivals – 2017/18 plans and next steps, including Walk About dates

27 June 2017

The purpose of our GB walking festivals is to inspire people to join our fantastic walking community.

National Volunteers' Week - Here’s to all 26,000 of you

01 June 2017

From leading 47,000 walks a year, to clearing paths, or running one of our 500 groups and 50 areas: it's safe to say without our volunteers we wouldn't exist.

Key findings from the group and area support survey

22 May 2017

Between January and March, we ran a survey to help us improve the support we provide to our volunteers in groups and areas. We have shared the key findings, which will inform our planning and prioritisation.

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