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Lincolnshire Wolds

Part-time Project Officer wanted for Lincolnshire Wolds Walking Festival

06 September 2012

The Heritage Trust of Lincolnshire are looking for a part-time Project Officer to manage and develop the Lincolnshire Wolds Walking Festival.

Walkers on a road

Are our roads safe enough for walkers?

31 August 2012

If you regularly walk on roads, you can share your views about road safety in Britain by taking part in a survey being run by Brake, the road safety charity.

London 2012 Led Walks

Beat the crowds to the Paralympics

23 August 2012

The nation is gearing up for another series of sporting spectaculars as the Paralympics draw closer, and you can stay one step ahead on a London 2012 led walk.

Route developer

Learn how to develop great walking routes

20 August 2012

We're running a series of workshops throughout the autumn designed to help independent walkers learn the skills needed to develop great walking routes.

London 2012 led walks - Eton Dorney (image credit: Brenda Horwill)

London 2012 led walks in pictures

13 August 2012

Ticketholders saw a different side of London 2012 over the last few weeks thanks to free led walks to Games venues in Weymouth, Eton Dorney, Essex and the capital.

Walking to the Games (image credit ODA)

Get to the Games on foot

23 July 2012

Those lucky enough to be going to the Games this summer will have a healthy and convenient alternative to travelling on public transport thanks to guided walks and cycle rides being run to London 2012 venues.

Wyre Forest Ramblers Olympic walk

Ramblers get into the Olympic spirit

23 July 2012

The Wyre Forest Ramblers went on a walk around Much Wenlock, a town with close connections to the modern Olympics, on 15 July to celebrate the UK's Olympic year.

Roger Payne

A tribute to British Mountaineer Roger Payne

13 July 2012

Mountain guide and former General Secretary of the British Mountaineering Council Roger Payne has died following a major avalanche in the Chamonix region in France.

Blaenavon June 2012

Pilgrimage 2012

27 June 2012

During the summer months of June and July 2012, a group of pilgrims will undertake a 22 day journey across South Wales to St Davids. The inspiration for the journey has risen from the ancient spirit of pilgrimage but also an occasion to culturally celebrate the arrival of the Olympics to Britain.

Summer Evening Walks

Summer evenings on foot

20 June 2012

Ramblers walking groups across Britain will be making the most of the longer July days by putting on a programme of open-to-all evening walks throughout the month.

Advice for walkers

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