Summer 2013

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Walk magazine winter 2013 cover

There’s a Scottish flavour to this edition of Walk, as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of Scotland’s right to roam being made law. So as well as a special feature charting the fascinating journey of this landmark legislation, we’ve got an expert field guide to the unique alpine wildlife of the Cairngorms, hear how author Kellan MacInnes turned to peak-bagging around Edinburgh to cope with AIDS-related cancer, and discover some of the country’s most spectacular animals in our top ten of Britain’s best safari walks. We also take a look at Hampshire’s Shipwrights Way, explore the little-known coastline of south west Portugal, and talk to comedian Hugh Dennis about his perfect walk.

Dominic Bates

Land that time forgot


Ancient pine forests, giant raptors and Arctic fish still thrive in Britain’s largest remaining wilderness, the Cairngorms, which was designated a national park 10 years ago. Ramblers Scotland’s vice-president and regional expert Dick Balharry shows us exactly where and when to spot its most celebrated inhabitants…

My Walk of Life

KD Grace

Erotic novelist KD Grace has always found inspiration for her stories while out walking. As Julia Buckley discovers, walking with Guildford Ramblers has given her fresh ideas…

Walk and Talk with John Trevelyan

John Trevelyan

It’s 30 years since the Ramblers first published Rights of Way: A Guide to Law and Practice – aka ‘the Blue Book’ – but it’s still the go-to text for lawyers, council officers and volunteers trying to settle footpath disputes. Andrew McCloy talks to John Trevelyan, the book’s co-author, about its humble beginnings, the secret of its continued success, and his lifelong involvement with the Ramblers…

Walking The Shipwrights Way

The Shipwrights Way

The Shipwrights Way, Hampshire’s newest long-distance walking route, isn’t just about the glorious scenery. As Hanna Lindon discovers, it also encourages walkers to delve deeper into the area’s naval history…

Young upstarts

Young upstarts

From after-school walking clubs to family-friendly ‘Toddle Waddles’, Ramblers Cymru is trialling an array of new initiatives to try to get more young people in Wales out walking. We meet some of the people involved and find out why changes to the Welsh Government could herald a golden era for outdoor youth activities…