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Winter Issue


Abandoned Treasures

Ship's Graveyard, Purton in Gloucestershire

An eerily deserted town, two chimneys on an empty moor, a two-mile canal tunnel that leads nowhere – all over Britain there are mysterious ruins in spectacular locations that can only be discovered on foot. We investigate the often obscure histories behind some of them and the best routes to take you there

ADVERTORIAL Winter's Best Buys

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ADVERTORIAL: Everything you need for winter walking...

Artist interview Gina Soden

Krankenhaus Edition 1

Climbing through the floorboards, abandoned islands and Jack the Ripper… artist and photographer Gina Soden talks about the beauty she finds in decay...

Born to eat wild

Raw food writer Ally Mac out walking

Having moved to Devon when she met her husband, raw food writer Ally Mac talks about autumn foods, wild favourites, and what to eat to keep your energy up on those winter rambles...

Campaign countryside and rights of way

Ramblers ice cream bus outside Westminster

It's 10 years since the first area of open access land was created in the Peak District, following decades of hard work by the Ramblers battle to get the landmark Countryside and Rights of Way (CRoW) Act passed. But our mission to open up more of our beautiful landscapes for everyone to enjoy goes on. We take a look at how the mission continues…

I walked away from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Nicola Radcliff

Caught up in the 7th July attacks on London in 2005, Nicola Ratcliff was left traumatised, but walking with a local Ramblers group transformed her life...

My perfect day Andrew Motion

Andrew Motion in his garden

The president of the Campaign to Protect Rural England and former poet laureate tells Walk how the countryside inspires his poetry and what Wordsworth would have made of wind farms...

My walk out of depression

Jonathan Wragg reading Walk magazine

Having been advised by his doctor to take up walking, Jonathan Wragg is now a fully fledged Rambler. We chatted to him to find out why…

Rose petal muesli for a pre walk energy boost

Jars of muesli on the beach

Raw food writer Ally Mac shares her pre-walk, energy-boosting breakfast recipe...

The view from here

Bole Hill Wood

With its overgrown industrial remains, Bole Hill Wood in the Peak District is a National Trust area that’s well worth a wander...

Walk and talk with Clare Balding

Clare Balding

Before she became the face of our biggest televised sporting events, Clare Balding was best known to walkers as the presenter of Radio 4’s cult programme, Ramblings. She talks to Walk about the enduring appeal of the show, her most memorable encounters, and how it’s given her and her family the walking bug...