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Flintshire new stile

Flintshire path success

26 November 2012

In the late 1980s a footpath survey was carried out in the Community of Whitford in Flintshire. This found that 76% of the paths were either “obstructed or difficult to use”. As a result the local Ramblers began a campaign to get the paths open.

Walking in woodland

Advice on 'ash dieback' for woodland walkers

01 November 2012

Following concerns about the spread of ‘ash dieback’ in British trees we’re issuing advice to walkers heading for the woods this autumn.

Kinder Scout arrests

Walking hero remembered

24 October 2012

A plaque commemorating the late access campaigner Benny Rothman will be unveiled at his former home in Manchester today.

Walk in the woods

Autumn stomps in the woods

22 October 2012

Explore your local forests on a guided walk this autumn. Woods are synonymous with autumn – the amber glow of the trees, leaves crunching under foot, the sight of rutting deer and the weather serving up anything from a crisp breeze and blue skies to moody damp days full of inviting puddles.

Footpath cuts report

Cuts to council rights of way budgets are cause for concern

15 October 2012

We investigated cuts to rights of way budgets and staffing levels across local authorities in England and unearthed some alarming truths about the state of footpath funding and management.

HF Holidays receives award

HF Holidays win two travel awards

12 October 2012

Our recommended walking holiday partner HF Holidays have been awarded two Guardian and Observer Travel Awards.

BFI London Film Festival logo

Explore film locations in the capital on foot

11 October 2012

Join guided walks to famous film locations around London during our annual Films on Foot Festival.

Two walkers

Help create inspiring walking routes

24 September 2012

We’re looking for walkers with a keen eye for detail to help quality-check our growing library of walking routes for independent walkers.

Walkers on South Downs Way

Securing a fantastic future for National Trails

12 September 2012

We’re proposing a fantastic future for England’s National Trails with the launch our new vision document National Trails: a fantastic future.

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.