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Walker Miles 'Chief Pathfinder' (third from left)

Rambling pioneer recognised in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

05 August 2013

Born 160 years ago this month, the nineteenth century rambler Edmund Seyfang Taylor, who wrote walking guidebooks under the pseudonym “Walker Miles”, has found a place in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

Group of walkers

Make the most of summer with evening walks

02 August 2013

The days are still long in August which means there’s still plenty of time to enjoy an evening walk near you with one of our groups or exploring on your own using our collection of walking routes.

Get Ireland Walking logo

Sharing best practice for promoting walking

01 August 2013

We’ve shared our expertise in delivering health walks with Get Ireland Walking, a new initiative to promote walking in Ireland.

Walking boots

Path in Derbyshire secured for community use

01 August 2013

An off-road route in Dronfield, Derbyshire, has been officially designated a footpath to the delight of the local community.

Worm's Head

Seaside tops places to walk in summer

31 July 2013

You voted walking beside the sea as the best place to walk in summer in our recent poll – find out about great places to walk on the coast and how to enter our next poll!

Oxon Weekend Walkers

Out and about with the Oxon Weekend Walkers

31 July 2013

The Oxon Weekend Walkers have produced a video - find out what they get up to on their weekend walks!

Coastal access

Queuing up for the coast path

29 July 2013

We queued up with the Shadow Environment Minister on Saturday 27 July to wait for the England Coast Path. Barry Gardiner MP joined us in Portishead, North Somerset, to urge the Government not to delay any further on plans for a complete path around England’s coast.

A walk in the park (image credit: George Torode)

A walk in the park

29 July 2013

With National Parks Week and Love Parks Week underway there’s no better time to get out and explore a park on foot, whether it’s your local green space or one of Britain’s 15 National Parks.

Looking towards Kinder Scout

Path in the Peak District preserved

24 July 2013

The Peak District National Park Authority has announced a ban on motor vehicles using the historic Roych path, part of the Pennine Bridleway near Edale and Kinder Scout.

Hill track at Achnasheen

Time running out to stop hill tracks 'vandalism'

18 July 2013

We’re now mid-way through our campaign to try and stop the unregulated construction of hill tracks in Scotland and are calling on hill walkers to send photos of damaging hill tracks by 1 September.