Blogs

Outdoor gear: then and now

28 August 2019 by Jen and Sim Benson

A glimpse at typical outdoor clothing worn on the mountains and moors of Britain during the 1940s, when the 1949 National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act came about – and how it compares to today’s cutting-edge kit.

A tent upon a hill, with two adults and two children beside it looking at the view

Q&A with Walk's new gear testers

28 May 2019 by Natalie Hoare

Walk’s new gear testers are passionate about the outdoors. They’ve written several walking guidebooks, completed ultramarathons and adventure races - and spent a year living under canvas with their two young children.

Nottingham canal walk

Find an urban stroll for National Walking Month

24 May 2018 by Guest blogger

It's National Walking Month and the experts at Cotswold Outdoor share their top recommendations for urban strolls.

Packing for a day hike

Packing your kit

01 March 2018 by Matthew Jones

Heading out on a day hike in the hills? Editor of walk magazine, Matt Jones, offers some tips on what to take and how to pack your rucksack

Getting ready for walking in winter

21 February 2014 by Helen Todd

Helen on how to survive walking the hills in winter with the right planning, equipment and of course spare pockets filled with bags of nuts, chocolate and flapjack bars!

Walk Reader Awards

Walk Reader Awards review

19 February 2014 by Walk Magazine

Get the lowdown post-Walk Reader Awards, including the best gear as voted by you.

Ordnance Survey maps

South to the sea - part 1

18 October 2013 by Anastasia French

Like the author Laurie Lee, Anastasia woke up one morning with the idea to walk south to the sea - and she did it! In this first instalment she has Big Ben, some Elvis Presley lookalikes and a herd of deer for company as she heads southwest along the Thames Path.