1949 Act 70th anniversary
Colin Speakman walk and talk
The Big Walk Snowdonia Slate Trail
Gear reviews

Gear on test

Our experts Jen and Sim Benson seek out the best outdoor gear with outstanding ethical credentials.

Man with folded arms leans on his walking stick and looks into the distance, outside.

Colin Speakman

Walk and Talk: The academic, writer and broadcaster on a strong incentive to keep walking and how the loss of biodiversity could be halted.

The disused remains of a slate quarry.

The Big Walk: Forgotten Landscapes

The 83-mile circular Snowdonia Slate Trail takes walkers through a lost world of abandoned quarries, hidden gorges, fairy-tale waterfalls and even a Celtic rainforest.



Enter our competitions for the chance to win a pair of Merrell MQM Flex shoes or a luxury stay at Wyck Hill House Hotel & Spa.


Read our summer blogs

Read our exclusive online-only expert blogs from our regular Walk magazine contributors. 

Black and white photo, Man in walking gear in the foreground and hills in the background.

1949 Act

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the legislation that sought to protect our natural assets and throw them open to the masses, laying the foundations for national trails and protected landscapes.

Herd of Bison grazing in the foreground, wide open land and rolling hills and mountains.


Destination Yellowstone: Established in 1872, the world’s first national park is an iconic landscape of exploding geysers, deep canyons and magnificent wildlife.