Places to walk

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

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...

Clare Balding

Walk and talk with 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...

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

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