General news archive

Coast

Explore the coast on foot this summer

04 July 2013

Choose from our collection of great seaside walking routes around the British coastline.

Tony Drake Bench Cambrian Way

Celebrating the work of Tony Drake

02 July 2013

A bench in memory of Tony Drake has been unveiled on the Cambrian Way.

Countryside walking

Love your countryside this week

01 July 2013

The National Farmers’ Union’s ‘Love Your Countryside’ drive is encouraging people to get outdoors and enjoy the British countryside responsibly this week and beyond.

Neath Abbey

A walk back in time

17 June 2013

We've organised a walk celebrating the history of Neath Abbey and the Cwm Valley as part of a new partnership with Cadw, the Welsh Government’s historic environment service.

Scramblers HF project

Generations sharing skills

11 June 2013

We've been working with youth charity Youth Cymru and HF holidays to share our path maintenance skills with young people in North Wales.

Cattle

Stay safe in the countryside

10 June 2013

As the weather finally heats up and more people head out for a walk in the countryside, we’re reminding people to take care when walking through fields with livestock.

Durdle Door (image credit Fiona Barltrop)

Over 1300 walking routes to enjoy this summer

01 June 2013

With the days getting longer there’s even more reason to get out and explore Britain using one of our expertly developed and checked walking routes.

Path maintenance volunteers

Let’s hear it for our volunteers

01 June 2013

We’re celebrating our volunteers and the work they do for walkers and are inviting you to get involved as one of the many organisations across the UK saying a thank you during Volunteers’ Week to people who volunteer.

HF Holidays

Happy 100th Birthday HF Holidays

31 May 2013

From its routes in Lancashire to destinations worldwide, HF Holidays celebrates 100 years of offering walking holidays today as it marks its centenary.

Clearing vegetation

Roll up your sleeves on a path maintenance holiday

29 May 2013

Enjoy a working break in Cornwall helping to restore an inland path and exploring some of the walking opportunities near St Ives on our first ever path maintenance holiday.

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