Autumn 2019

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Cover of Walk Autumn 2019

Autumn 2019

1949 Act

Black and white photo, Man in walking gear in the foreground and hills in the background.

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the legislation that sought to protect our natural assets and throw them open to the masses. The result of sustained
lobbying by pioneers of the national parks’ movement, including visionary campaigners from the Ramblers, the 1949 Act safeguarded our rights of way
and laid the foundations for national trails and protected landscapes.

Walk and Talk with Colin Speakman

Man with folded arms leans on his walking stick and looks into the distance, outside.

The academic, writer and broadcaster on a strong incentive to keep walking and how the loss of biodiversity could be halted.

Kit with a conscience

Gear reviews

Our experts Jen and Sim Benson seek out the best outdoor gear with outstanding ethical credentials.

The Big Walk: Snowdonia Slate Trail

Abandoned slate quarry.

The 83-mile circular Snowdonia Slate Trail takes walkers through a lost world of abandoned quarries, hidden gorges, fairy-tale waterfalls and even a Celtic rainforest.

Destination: Yellowstone

Yellow aspen trees in the foreground and blue skies, brown rolling hills and mountains.

Established in 1872, the world’s first national park is an iconic landscape of exploding geysers, deep canyons and magnificent wildlife. And with more than 1,450km of trails, walking is by far the best way to experience its wonders – and escape the millions of visitors it receives annually.