Places to walk

Bole Hill Wood

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...

Ship's Graveyard, Purton in Gloucestershire

Abandoned treasures

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

Singer Bella Hardy

My walk of life: singer-songwriter Bella Hardy

Singer-songwriter Bella Hardy describes how a childhood spent playing in the Peak District has inspired her award-winning career in folk music

Jonny-Briggs-Un-seeing

Inspired by nature: artist interview with Jonny Briggs

He has won multiple awards for his intricate artwork - a fusion of photography, sculpture and painting which is so detailed it is often mistaken for a Photoshop masterpiece. With work in the Saatchi Collection and exhibitions across the world, Walk caught up with artist Jonny Briggs to discover how walking, foraging, and the great outdoors has inspired him.

summit and hikers on The Cobbler, Ben Arthur

A guide to scrambling

Scrambling takes walkers away from the path well trod and into the adventurous realm of the climber. It’s literally a hands-on approach to scaling a peak. We’ve rounded up a range of the very best scrambles from around Britain, with something for even the most faint-hearted of hikers to enjoy