Autumn 2013

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Autumn 2013

This issue is packed with walking ideas for the autumn ahead. Disused railways offer superb (and easy) trails through some of Britain’s most prized landscapes – from the Cambrian Mountains to the Devonshire moorlands – and we give you ten of the best, plus details of led rail rambles programmes if you fancy joining a group. We’ve also got a special feature on the new Outer Aylesbury Ring, take a look at the unique wildlife of Canvey Island in Essex in our regular field guide, and find out why legacy giving is so important with details of how you can help support our work with a gift in your will.

Dominic Bates

Coasting along to nowhere


With the Government now wavering over its commitment to an England Coast Path, the Ramblers has issued a new report reasserting the case for everyone to be able to access our coastline. The report’s author, Julian Rollins, examines the Environment Minister’s recent comments and the economic argument for completing the project...

More than the eyes can see


Herefordshire Ramblers’ Marika Kovacs has been blind since childhood, but that hasn’t stopped her from leading her first group walk recently, and now she’s planning more…

My Perfect Day

Dr Andrew Murray

Ultra-marathon runner, TV presenter and newly elected president of Ramblers Scotland, Dr Andrew Murray tells Susan Grey about his favourite walk, expedition surgery and London 2012’s failed legacy...

Snow limits

Snowshoeing in Tyrol

The Italian Alps of the South Tyrol region are the perfect place to learn to snowshoe in the shoulder seasons, with stunning routes to atmospheric mountain huts, serving up the very best of local food and hospitality. Just make sure you’re able to get back down again…

Walk and Talk with Tim Knowles

Tim Knowles

Currently exhibiting in the nationally touring show Walk On, the mixed-media artist is fascinated by recording movement on film and paper, and the central role chance plays in much of his work. He talks to walk about following the wind on foot around central London, night walks in Devon and hunting for explosives in Afghanistan...

Walk the line

Headstone Viaduct across Monsal Dale

Follow any one of these former rail tracks for your ticket to some of the best walking in the UK…

Walking the Outer Aylesbury Ring

Outer Aylesbury Ring

Linking quintessential English villages with lofty countryside views, the 85km/53-mile Outer Aylesbury Ring is a new high-level walking route masterminded by local Ramblers that shows off the best of rural Buckinghamshire. Hanna Lindon (words) and Steve Morgan (photography) went to road-test a section and meet the people behind its creation…