Walk magazine summer 2024

Walk is the Ramblers’ magazine, with more readers than any other UK walking magazine

Summer 2024

An incredible 25,000 of you spend time each month making Britain’s landscapes more walkable and helping people experience the joys and health benefits of being active outdoors. This Volunteers’ Week (3-9 June) we’re celebrating Ramblers volunteers and everything you do to keep Britain walking. Meet Sam, Sue, Jamie, Elaine and Chitra – one five-thousandth of our amazing volunteers!

As we step into summer, we also have helpful advice and top tips to help you make the most of the coming season. Stay sun-safe from head to toe with our experts’ gear recommendations, avoid bites and stings with our guide to bothersome bugs, and discover the best places in Britain to combine a ramble with a ferry ride.

If you’ve been busy volunteering, or enjoyed a sensational summer walk, tell us about it on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. And share your photos of riverside rambles and shoreline strolls in our ‘Waterside walks’ competition.

Elyssa Campbell Barr, Editor 

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Three cheers for our volunteers

From organising walks to fixing footpaths to deciphering historic documents, there’s a volunteering role for everyone at the Ramblers, whatever your abilities and availability. Find out about five of our volunteers and the part they play in keeping Britain walking.

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Bothersome bugs

Summertime means more minibeasts on our walks – and more exposed skin for them to bite or sting! Use our spotter’s guide to identify potentially problematic pests and find out how to keep yourself and others safe.

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Walk & Talk: Michael Rosen

His bestseller We’re Going on a Bear Hunt has been inspiring family rambles for two generations. But when Covid left author and broadcaster Michael Rosen in a coma, he had to learn to walk again, one agonising step at a time.

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Ten Places - Sail and Stroll

Fancy incorporating a boat trip into your summer walking? Read our ten recommendation of routes involving ferry journeys, from tiny rowing boats to huge drive-ons, and everything in between.

Offers, competitions & more


Hike up the comfort

INOV8’s new waterproof, lightweight Roclite GTX walking boots and shoes are inspired by the famously agile mountain goat to help you reach your full potential outdoors. (Sponsored content)

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Castles, caves and coastline

Take your pick from a selection of the best rural and coastal walks to enjoy in Carmarthenshire this summer. (Sponsored content)

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Staffordshire escape

The Staffordshire Moorlands is a destination of captivating contrasts, with breathtaking rugged landscapes, lush green forests and spectacular limestone dales, an unrivalled destination for your next walking break. (Sponsored content)


Gear on Test – Hello sunshine

Don’t let sunburn or skin damage spoil your adventures this summer. Our experts recommend the best clothing, accessories and equipment to keep you sun-safe from head to toe.

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