Spring 2021

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Forest bathing

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The practice of forest bathing or ‘shinrin-yoku’ has the power to reconnect us with nature, relieve stress and improve our health. Read our experts’ guide to find out how to get involved.

Big walk: GM Ringway

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The GM Ringway is a walkable work in progress that traces a surprisingly varied 300km (186-mile) loop through all 10 Greater Manchester boroughs, dipping in and out of the area’s social and industrial heritage and delivering dramatic panoramas at every turn.

Walk and Talk with Guy Shrubsole

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The writer and environmental campaigner uncovered the secrets of land ownership in England in his recent book and is leading a campaign with author Nick Hayes to expand our right to roam.

Natural fabric walking kit

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Outdoor gear makers are increasingly harnessing the high-performance, low-impact properties of natural fibres in their products. Jen and Sim Benson put a handpicked selection to the test.

Top virtual walking tours

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While travel has come to a near standstill during the coronavirus pandemic, technology is allowing us to visit almost any place on the planet in the blink of an eye.