Winter 2015

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WALK magazine cover winter 2015

Winter 2015

Walking towards an active Britain

Green Britain illustration by Andy Council

The government wants to get more people doing sport. But what underpins a sporting nation is a culture of physical activity, with walking and green spaces at its heart, says the Ramblers.

Field guide: Ebb and Flow – The Swale Estuary, Kent

East Flood by Kath AustenTee

Kent’s Swale estuary is a nationally important site for wildfowl and waders. In winter, thousands of birds flock to this unique habitat in search of food exposed by the receding tide.

Global walk: Grindelwald, Switzerland

Grindelwald by Barry Borman

Imposing mountains, spectacular snow walking and charming hotels make this Swiss getaway an unforgettable winter break

My perfect day: Jimmy Doherty

Jimmy Doherty

The nation’s favourite farmer – and Jamie Oliver’s best mate – Jimmy Doherty runs his Suffolk farm with families and the value of good food in mind

My walk of life with Ali Pretty

Ali Pretty

Ali Pretty is a walking artist, who combines creative and outdoor activities to bring communities together and inspire people to lead happier, healthier lives.

Walking the Beacons Way

Brecon Beacons by Steve Morgan

In search of a wild winter walk, we trace the Beacons Way through the western Black Mountain range of the Brecon Beacons National Park, discovering expansive views by day and star-studded skies by night

Walk and Talk with Dixe Wills

Dixe Wills

The walker, green traveller and writer talks to walk about his new book, At Night: A Journey Round Britain from Dusk to Dawn, which documents a series of personal night-time journeys made through Britain – from stargazing in the Galloway Forest to following in Dickens’ footsteps in London