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Almost 5,000 maps handed in as Ordnance Survey trades old for new

Britain, England, Scotland, Wales

An Ordnance Survey scheme encouraging people to trade in old maps for new has been hugely successful, with almost 4,500 maps, some nearly a century old, returned so far. The topography of our green and pleasant land changes slowly and gently...

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Project Officer - Young Adult Development

Britain

Join Britain’s biggest walking charity to help more people enjoy the many health and social benefits of walking.   We are looking for a highly-skilled project officer, who is as passionate about Scotland’s outdoors as we are.   The person appointed to this exciting...

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A restorative walk by the sea

Britain

As we celebrate the announcement that Natural England has started work on all stretches of the England Coast Path, Ruth reflects on how a good walk by the sea helped her and her husband through a traumatic experience. Ruth Latham...

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Being a walk leader

Britain

BEFORE THE WALK  Choose the route  ● Consider the location, length and timing, whether linear or circular. We usually like circular routes, but linear is possible if public transport allows. ● Consider season, terrain, climbs, likely ability and fitness of the group. If...

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b) January 2020

Britain

This is the second Newsletter from me (Lew Lewis, Walks Officer). The last effort contained quite a bit as I was catching up on a lot of news. This edition will, hopefully, not be quite as wordy. Again the items...

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Woking

Britain

Information and group introduction for everyone Restarting Group Walks From Wednesday 1 July, small group walks can restart in England - subject to following the latest government guidelines. This is fantastic news but there are still significant restrictions in place, which mean that...

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Outdoor gear: then and now

Britain

A glimpse at typical outdoor clothing worn on the mountains and moors of Britain during the 1940s, when the 1949 National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act came about – and how it compares to today’s cutting-edge kit.   This...

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The Big Walk: winter adventure in the Cairngorms

Britain

Words and photography by Paul Glendell It was the most welcome meal I have ever eaten, and the view from my bedroom window was incredible. A huge halo crowning an almost full moon bathed the snow-covered mountains in a monochrome hue,...

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Winter Walks

Britain

  Festive frolics and epic adventures There is something magical about winter. I first discovered this as a small boy, when heading out on family walks. On the coldest days I could transform myself into a cloud-breathing dragon, with the ability to...

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