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A backpack with some regular walking items beside is, such as boots, poles and flask

What to pack for walking

23 May 2022 by Matthew Jones

Before you pack your hiking backpack, use this essential kit checklist to ensure you’re prepared for any adventure, from a day hike in the hills to a multi-day walking holiday.

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Seashore safaris

23 May 2022 by Tom Hibbert, The Wildlife Trusts

Our seas are full of life, but so much of it is hidden from view. Rockpools offer a window into this wild, watery world. Take a ramble among the rocks, peer into the still water, and you could discover creatures you may have never seen before…

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Feeling at home in the countryside

13 May 2022 by Nick Winston

Nick, who was born in the UK of West Indies heritage, looks back at discovering walking in the countryside, the lack of diversity in the outdoors and outdoors brands, and his passion to make sure his kids get the full countryside experience.

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Maintaining the capital ring

28 April 2022 by Jackie Gower

How the Capital Ring makes walking in the capital easier for everyone, and how working together with local authorities can have great results.

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Walking to help manage chronic pain

24 March 2022 by Karen and Louise Trewern

Discovering walking was a revelation for Louise and Karen Trewern when Louise was looking for ways to help manage her chronic pain.

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Anita Sethi My Walk of Life

03 March 2022 by Anita Sethi

A traumatic encounter with a stranger led the author to a healing ‘walk of reclamation’ through the Pennines.

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Ramblers Cymru chair reflects on first 12 months

22 February 2022 by Brân Devey

As I reflect on my first 12 months as Chair of Ramblers Cymru there are one or two key moments that had a profound effect on me.

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History and wildlife walks

22 February 2022 by Tom Hibbert, The Wildlife Trusts

Older buildings and structures are full of nooks and crannies in which wildlife can find space to live. Here’s some species to look out for on your walks in historic locations.

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Walk 500 miles

21 February 2022 by Jennifer and Matthew Knights

As Ramblers members Jennifer and Matthew Knights continue their 500-mile hike from the Mull of Galloway to John o’Groats, fitting the walk around work commitments, we asked them to share their top tips for planning a long-distance adventure on foot.

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Connecting Communities by Public Transport: A day in the life of Ramblers Cymru’s South West Wales Regional Officer

16 February 2022 by Brân Devey

Public transport plays an important role in connecting communities across Wales. At the end of last year, Ramblers Cymru’s Regional Officer for South West Wales, Zoe, visited the town of Llanybydder, one of 18 communities selected to take part in their ‘Paths to Wellbeing’ project.

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