Hello Summer!

All the tips and inspiration you need for an unforgettable summer outside

Let the Ramblers inspire you this summer

summer walking routes

10 top walks for summer

The sun is shining, the flowers are out, the countryside looks glorious. Make the most of the season on these splendid strolls.

View along the white cliffs with people walking a path high above the sea

7 fantastic sections of the England Coast Path you can already enjoy

Castles, cliffs, seals and seabirds: discover the highlights of England’s landmark coastal trail on seven stretches already open for walkers.

amazing walks with views

10 walks with amazing views

Stride out on one of these incredible hikes to enjoy some of England, Wales and Scotland’s most awesome vistas.

Tryfan mountain with greenery and a lake in the forefront

A room with a view: the best youth hostel walks in England & Wales

The YHA festival of walking is a wonderful to chance to get out and discover all that walking in England and Wales has to offer.

Summer walks for the whole family

 Fallow Deer Stag preparing to graze on a warm, sunny morning in Dinefwr Park, Llandeilo

9 great wildlife walks for the whole family

Spot iconic British creatures great and small on these wonderful child-friendly strolls through beautiful scenery.

View of Derwent Water from the eastern slope of Catbells in the English Lake District National Park.

7 easy walks in the Lake District for beginners and families

Child-friendly walks with maximum reward for minimal effort exploring the fells, valleys and lakes of the Lake District National Park.

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10 gentle walks for all abilities

Enjoy easy short strolls that are suitable for all abilities, with wonderful wildlife, views and history.

Themed walks to enjoy


5 of Britain’s best foodie walks

Choose a walking route that lets you take in spectacular sights and allows you to sample an array of delicious food and drink along the way.

The Mshnish pub in Tobermory in a summer day, capital of the Isle of Mull in the Scottish Inner Hebrides.

10 great British pub walks

Work up an appetite and a thirst with these gentle walks visiting some of Britain’s most memorable pubs.

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10 best dog walks

Great places to explore with your four-legged friend, from thrilling heights and fantastic forests to sweeping beaches.

Be comfortable this summer

best all day walking shoes

The best shoes for all day walking 2023

When it comes to choosing the best shoes for longer walks, the most important consideration is that they fit your feet perfectly.

smiling walker on narrow mountain path

Ultimate guide to the best walking trousers and shorts

Our gear testers, Jen and Sim Benson, test walking trousers and shorts for comfort, durability, style and storage to help find the top bottoms for your rambles.

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The Best Lightweight Walking Shoes in 2023

If heading out for summer walks on easier trails, or keen to keep the weight on your feet to a minimum, lightweight walking shoes can be an excellent choice.

Summer walking safety tips

Four people walking along a grassy path above a cliff

Summer walking – 5 ways to stay safe in the heat

We love walking in the summer weather. But it’s important to protect ourselves from the sun. Read our 5 top tips for staying safe in the summer heat.

four walkers and a baby in the rain

7 top tips to stay safe in a thunderstorm

Thunder and lightning can happen at any time of the year in Great Britain. So it’s good to know what to do if you encounter a thunderstorm whilst out walking.

Hands picking up first aid travel kit bag for emergency on white table.

A walking first aid kit – what do I need to bring?

By equipping yourself with a few key first aid items you’ll be able to quickly treat any minor mishaps that occur when you are out walking.