Walk magazine spring 2024

Walk is the Ramblers’ quarterly magazine, with more readers than any other UK walking magazine

Spring 2024

There’s no easier, cheaper or greener way to improve physical and mental health than getting out in nature, so this season the Ramblers is showcasing the wellbeing benefits of walking. Enjoy inspirational stories about the transformational impact of hitting the trail from members Anthony, Dee & Cat.

Of course, people can only reap these wonderful health benefits if they have places to venture out. Our own research and a recent BBC investigation highlight the problem of poor path provision – too many people lack local routes or find them inaccessible (like TV presenter Steve Brown encountering unnecessary barriers on his wheelchair rambles). Find out how the Ramblers is unlocking the outdoors for everyone, and why the next government must help.

If you’ve a spring in your step this season, tell us about it on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. And share your photos of farm walks and wildlife in our ‘All creatures great and small’ competition.

Elyssa Campbell Barr, Editor 

unlocking the outdoors

Unlocking the outdoors

Walking is the ultimate wellbeing fix: it’s free, green, and fantastic for physical and mental health. But our research shows that too many people face barriers to going for a walk, including poor-quality or blocked paths, few local routes and not enough information.

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Walking transformed my wellbeing

Walking is man’s best medicine’, declared Greek philosopher Hippocrates around 2,400 years ago – and we’d have to agree! The impact on physical and mental health can be transformational, as these three members’ inspirational stories reveal.


Walk & Talk: Steve Brown

Birdwatching, country trails and bonding with his young nephews – the TV presenter and former captain of Team GB’s Paralympic rugby team loves getting close to nature in springtime.

down on the farm

Ten Places - Down on the farm

Fruit trees blossoming, bees buzzing and baby animals in the fields… spring sees the countryside bursting back into life, and nowhere more so than on our farms. Enjoy a springtime walk at one of these rambler-friendly locations and immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the season.

gear test

Gear on test - layer up

March winds, April showers, surprising sunshine or late snow – whatever the springtime weather, a good layering system lets you ramble comfortably in all conditions. Check out our experts’ layering best buys from budget, mid-price and premium ranges.


Hike up the comfort

INOV8’s new waterproof, lightweight Roclite GTX walking boots and shoes are inspired by the famously agile mountain goat to help you reach your full potential outdoors. (Sponsored content)

A walk on the wild side

A walk on the wild side

"HPB has all the ingredients of a perfect holiday… all in such beautiful parts of the world, ideal for walkers.” Discover more about how, just like Sue Barker, you can enjoy one walking holiday after another with HPB. (Sponsored content)

Wonderful Wales

Wonderful Wales

An ancient land of high mountains and deep valleys, with a rich culture embedded in its landscape, food and traditions, Wales is the perfect destination for a short break or weekend of walking. (Sponsored content)

Two walkers strolling across a beach with a dog in tow.

Walkers' paradise

The Isle of Wight in the south of England is one of the UK’s best-loved destinations for ramblers, with a wide network of paths to explore. (Sponsored content)

shared interest

Invest in a fairer world

Shared Interest is a community benefit society. We bring together investors who want to make a difference. Over our 34-year history, our members have helped support millions of people with limited income to grow their businesses and earn a fair living

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