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Winter 2021

25 November 2021

 

Cover of Autumn 2021 Walk magazine

Autumn 2021

25 August 2021

This special issue focuses on the thousands of dedicated Ramblers volunteers. We meet six volunteers who have been helping to promote walking, the Ramblers and our campaigns; we ask three walk leaders to share their top tips on leading group walks and we share findings from the latest volunteer survey. For a taste of adventure, we go island-hopping along the 251km/156-mile Hebridean Way; discover a Woodspring Ramblers volunteer’s insider tips to walking in North Somerset and take a Big Walk along the 217km/135-mile Glyndŵr's Way National Trail in mid-Wales. 

Cover of Summer 2021 Walk

Summer 2021

25 May 2021

We celebrate our coasts with a look at the England Coast Path’s progress; 10 inspiring lighthouse walks; plus an interview with around-Britain walker and photographer Quintin Lake. Five years on from the EU referendum, we examine how changes in legislation will affect walkers. We follow the 625-mile Monarch’s Way; discover five unmissable locations in the French Alps and check in with broadcaster and Ramblers president Stuart Maconie. Our experts test warm weather walking kit, there’s a wild swimming Masterclass and insider’s tips for visiting the wildlife-rich Lincolnshire Coast. 

Cover of walk magazine spring 2021

Spring 2021

24 February 2021

After a challenging winter, this issue celebrates the arrival of spring with 10 seasonal wildlife walks across Great Britain and a look at the Japanese stress-boosting practice of shinrin-yoku – or forest bathing. Get a travel fix with our selection of virtual walking tours or, closer to home, the Big Walk follows the progress of the 186-mile Greater Manchester Ringway. Catch up on the Ramblers’ plans to expand green walking networks and celebrate the role of desire lines or free-will ways. Insightful interviews with campaigner-author Guy Shrubsole and singer-songwriter Cerys Matthews round-off the issue. 

Cover of walk magazine winter 2020

Winter 2020

26 November 2020

We head for the hills in this issue and celebrate the hills and mountains of Great Britain. Follow the Welsh 3,000s, a challenging classic route over all 15 of Snowdonia’s highest peaks, and receive a lesson in hill classifications in Ten Places. In Spain, a new Lord of the Rings themed pilgrim trail offers a delightful adventure into the Sierra Norte mountains above Madrid. Solo walker, bivvy-bagger and pack-rafter Hazel Strachan shares her experiences of bagging all 282 Scottish Munros ten times; Louis Rudd MBE talks about surviving a solo, unsupported crossing of Antarctica on foot and funny man Dom Joly reveals how seriously he takes his walking. 

Cover of Walk autumn 2020

Autumn 2020

20 August 2020

With a firm focus on family-friendly walking, the autumn issue examines all the Ramblers activities inspiring the next generation of walkers and showcases walks for youngsters – and the young at heart – and we put the latest kit for kids to the test.

Discover a new perspective on an old landscape with the new 110-mile Dartmoor Way and follow the challenging Mourne Way through Northern Ireland’s high country.

Writer Michael Stewart discusses his unique Bronte Stones tribute in West Yorkshire; CBeebies presenter Hamza Yassin reveals what it is like to live with an otter and folk singing rambler John Jones has found the perfect way to blend walking and music. 

Summer 2020

04 June 2020

Put together during the global coronavirus pandemic, this issue examines how walking became a major outlet for millions of people; celebrates local adventures on foot and shares the creative ways that ramblers have stayed happy, healthy and connected during this difficult time. 

We also showcase some inspiring walking destinations further afield to add to your walking wish lists, offer ten tips on sourcing top gear without breaking the bank; test out a dozen ‘all purpose’ walking boots and Walk & Talk with Ramblers Scotland’s new president Lucy Wallace. We also reveal the winners of our annual volunteers awards. 

Spring 2020

26 February 2020

We spring into 2020 with a new-look cover promoting the new Don’t Lose Your Way tool enabling people to locate – and save – lost paths. We’re marking the 20th anniversary of the CROW act, which threw open acres of ‘mountain, moor, heath and down’ across England and Wales. And we take a look at ten hillside figures cut into the landscape. We Walk & Talk with long-distance record-breaking walker Ash Dykes; chat to mountaineer Simon Yates and ask pioneering GP Dr William Bird about his clever walking schemes.

Cover of Walk magazine, winter 2019

Winter 2019

26 November 2019

The winter edition of walk is out now, with its usual mix of news, features and walk suggestions – and a particular focus on paths. In Picture of our Paths, we look at some of the challenges facing our path network and examine the collaborative ways our path maintenance volunteers are working. We enjoy a soul-stirring Big Walk along the Shropshire Way, which has been revived with the help of local Ramblers. We Walk & Talk with neuroscientist and navigation expert Kate Jeffreys, and head to Liechtenstein, Europe’s least visited country, to trial a brand-new trail through rippling mountain scenery.

Cover of Walk Autumn 2019

Autumn 2019

28 August 2019

The Autumn 2019 issue of walk is a special issue celebrating the 70th anniversary of the 1949 Act that laid down the blueprint for our national parks and trails, and enshrined our rights of way in law. Discover a new perspective on one of Britain’s first national parks along the Snowdonia Slate Trail; leave tourist hotspots behind with ten lesser known national park walks; and explore the exploding geysers, deep canyons and magnificent wildlife of the world’s first national park, Yellowstone in the USA. 

Cover of Walk Summer 2019

Summer 2019

27 May 2019

The summer issue of walk reveals the ten finalists of Britain’s Best Walking Neighbourhood Award 2019, and asks you to vote for the winner. Follow the footsteps of artists in our regular Ten Places, or explore new places in Ramblers Routes, Discover and the Big Walk features. And get a glimpse the soon-to-be opened Paparoa Track – New Zealand’s first Great Walk in 25 years.

Walk magazine Spring 2019 cover

Spring 2019

01 March 2019

This edition of walk looks at the different ways we enjoy walking, from walking alone to walkable urban neighbourhoods. We have features on exploring Bristol, walking in Andorra or along our canal network.

Cover of Walk winter 2018

Winter 2018

26 November 2018

The latest issue of walk is out now, packed with the latest news from the world of walking, along with wonderful route suggestions and must-read features to help you make the most of your winter walks.

Walk Magazine Cover - Autumn 2018

Autumn 2018

24 August 2018

This edition of walk celebrates Britain's fantastic footpaths, and asks you to help secure their future. Explore miles of magical paths in our regular Ten Places, Rambles Routes, Discover and Big Walk features. Then read about our Your Path Awaits campaign to protect the nation’s path network.

Walk Magazine Cover - Summer 2018

Summer 2018

25 May 2018

Walking is proven to have numerous benefits for physical and mental health. In this issue we celebrate the people who tirelessly help others to find their way: our wonderful volunteers. Read on to find out our 2018 Volunteer Award winners and everyday heroes. You'll also find the perfect range of getaways in our walking weekends feature; discover the Heart of Wales Line and all it has to offer; and find acoustic Ramblers full of sound waves.

 

Spring 2018

22 February 2018

This issue is out to show everyone how easy it is to go walking from your doorstep, highlighting the launch of the Britain's Best Walking Neighbourhood Award. We've also got ten great walks through the towns and cities that have forged British culture and identity, plus an interview with urban explorer Daniel Raven-Ellison, who is spearheading the campaign to make London the world's first National Park City. Other features focus on discovering Edinburgh, the Ramblers' work with National Grid to remove pylons from the landscape, and a Cornish coast-to-coast trail exploring the county's tin mining heritage. Our gear section includes the best daypacks for men and women, with a practical guide to packing for a day hike.  

 

Winter 2017

24 November 2017

It's winter! In this issue take a look at the history of countryside access in Britain, hear about winter hillwalking in the Cairngorms and get expert reviews of the latest waterproof jackets and overtrousers. We also visit Britain's top ten small but very special summits in our 'mini mountains' feature, head off to the Austrian Alps with legendary mountaineer Peter Habeler and discover the best of Anglesey. We've also got plenty of competitions, and interviews with intrepid traveller (and early pioneer or Ramblers walking holidays) Beryl Vincent, Nick Brown – the founder of leading outdoor brands Nikwax and Paramo – and Munro-bagging stand-up comedian Ed Byrne.

 

 

Autumn 2017 Walk Mag

Autumn 2017

25 August 2017

In this issue take a look at our literary walks to fire the imagination. We also examine the contentious issue of shared use paths, the future of farmland paths after Brexit, walk the Cambrian Way across Wales, and we test the latest insulated vests and gilets. We have all of our regular competitions, plus interviews with wildlife filmmaker Gordon Buchanan and broadcaster Nicholas Crane.

Summer 2017

26 May 2017

We visit the beautiful, sun-soaked Algarve to discover one of Portugal’s finest long-distance trails. Closer to home, we round up Britain’s best ridge walks, get an inside guide to County Durham, and follow the West Island Way on the Isle of Bute. Also this issue, we introduce The Ramblers’ new president, Stuart Maconie, who is passionate about getting people outdoors, and offer an update on the England Coast Path, which will allow more of us than ever to enjoy the English coastline. We’re also celebrating the contributions made by our 2017 Ramblers volunteer award winners.

Walk mag Spring 2017

Spring 2017

24 February 2017

This issue celebrates outdoor kit that’s still made in Britain and our most stunning coastal landscapes. We also look at the links between Britain’s landscapes and its art, take a detailed look at the Ramblers’ new urban walking policy and explain the world of walking nutrition. A 9-page travel special discovers the Tirol region of Austria, while we also visit Thailand, Laos and Cambodia as part of a guided experience holiday to Indochina. 

Walk 53 winter 2016 cover

Winter 2016

24 November 2016

Brave the chill with the winter issue of walk magazine. We've got great seasonal walks taking place throughout the Ramblers' Festival of Winter Walks, a look at the state of the path network, a gear special on ethical kit and a masterclass on winter hillwalking skills. Plus interviews with conservationist Chris Packham and explorer Levison Wood. Don't forget to enter our competitions for the chance to win a holiday worth £1,500.


 

Walk 52 autumn 2016

Autumn 2016

26 August 2016

Embrace autumn with our urban escapes. We've got details on the Ramblers' new Walk About festival, a brand new reader panel and revamped Ramblers Routes, plus interviews with singer and broadcaster Cerys Matthews and historian Lucy Worsley. Don't forget to enter our competitions for the chance to win gear and a holiday.

Summer 2016 Walk magazine cover

Summer 2016

28 May 2016

Terrific trigs, walking the Thames Path for its 20th anniversary, interviews with broadcaster Stuart Maconie, British climber Bonita Norris and long-distance hiker Ursula Martin, as well as a feature on South Africa's Drakensberg Mountains, our upcoming 'Walk about' festival and the Don't Lose Your Way campaign.


 

WALK magazine cover Spring 2016

Spring 2016

26 February 2016

Microadventures, walking the Cape Wrath Trail in north-west Scotland, interviews with adventurer Alastair Humphreys, naturalist Steve Backshall and blind long-distance hiker Trevor Thomas, as well as a feature on island hopping in the Channel Islands and campaigning work ahead of Welsh, Scottish and London Mayoral elections in May 2016. 

WALK magazine cover winter 2015

Winter 2015

27 November 2015

Walks after dusk, exploring the Beacons Way in wild Wales, interviews with travel writer Dixe Wills, artist Ali Pretty and farmer Jimmy Doherty, as well as a feature on snow walking in Switzerland and campaign updates on the Big Pathwatch. 

Walk cover Autumn 2015

Autumn 2015

26 August 2015

Walks in the Howardian Hills and the Outer Hebrides, interviews with Ray Mears and nature writer Patrick Barkham, rewilding Britain and exploring Asturias in northern Spain

Summer 2015

Summer 2015

26 May 2015

Walk and talk with Robert MacFarlane; My perfect day with Simon Armitage; My walk of life with Grattan Lynch and more.

Winter 2015 Cover

Spring 2015

23 February 2015

My walk of life with Tony Juniper; Artist interview with Paul Bennet; My perfect day with Julia Bradbury; My walk of life with Homan Yousofi; Win a holiday to Greece; Win a Canon PowerShot G16 camera; plus lots more.

Walk winter 2014 cover

Winter Issue

28 November 2014

Abandoned Treasures - Artist interview: Gina Soden - My perfect day: Andrew Motion - I walked away from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - Walk and talk with Clare Balding - The view from here - Campaign open mission - Born to eat wild - Rose petal muesli recipe for a pre-walk energy boost - My walk out of depression - ADVERTORIAL: Winter best buys

Autumn 2014 Walk Issue Cover

Autumn Issue

26 August 2014

A guide to scrambling - Artist interview: Jonny Briggs - My perfect day: Sir David Attenborough - My walk of life: Bella Hardy - The power of walking with Claire Lomas - The view from here: Richmond Castle - Walk Through WWI

Summer 2014

Summer 2014

29 May 2014

Smugglers' Trails - Path teams - Welsh access review - National Forest - Camping gear - Lycian Way

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Spring 2014

27 February 2014

Hostel walks - John Muir Way - Lobbying parliament - Reader Awards - St Lucia

Walk magazine summer 2013 cover

Winter 2013

25 November 2013

20 reasons to walk - Cheddar Gorge - Shropshire - Insulated jackets - Denmark

Walk magazine autumn 2013 cover

Autumn 2013

30 August 2013

Railway rambles - England Coast Path - Legacies - Buckinghamshire - Jackets - Snowshoeing

Walk magazine winter 2013 cover

Summer 2013

01 June 2013

Wildlife walks - Land Reform Act - Youth outreach - Shipwrights Way - Daypacks - Portugal

Walk magazine spring 2013 cover

Spring 2013

01 March 2013

Waterfall walks - Ethical kit - Council cuts - Kerry Ridgeway - Three-season boots - Ireland

Walk magazine winter 2012 cover

Winter 2012

01 December 2012

Woodland walks - Two Saints Way - Diversion orders - Base layers - Dominica

Walk magazine autumn 2012 cover

Autumn 2012

01 September 2012

Coffin trails - Legal battles - Walking trousers - Galloway Forest - Channel Islands

Walk magazine summer 2012 cover

Summer 2012

01 June 2012

Games on foot - Canal towpaths - Health walks - Multiactivity shoes - Tasmania

Walk magazine spring 2012 cover

Spring 2012

01 March 2012

Wales Coast Path - Ancient sites - Viking Way - Cyprus - Reader Awards