Gear reviews

Insulated jackets and gloves

Our gear experts Jen and Sim Benson test the latest insulated jackets and gloves designed to keep out the cold when the temperature drops.

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Kate Jeffrey

Walk and Talk: The behavioural neuroscientist and Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation discusses how the brain has evolved to apprehend direction, space, positioning and route-planning – and why men and women’s navigational abilities can differ.

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Green and pleasant land

The Big Walk: The newly revived Shropshire Way is a long-distance tour of rolling hills, charming villages and other quiet places that will stir the soul, a shining example of collaborative path work.

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The Battle for the Cambrian Way

The 298-mile/480km Cambrian Way from Cardiff to Conway through the spine of Wales, was devised by long-time Ramblers stalwart Tony Drake MBE who encountered considerable and enduring opposition for it to gain official recognition. It is a story that is almost as exciting as the trail itself.

Competitions

Competitions

Enter our competitions for the chance to win a Luminox watch, a luxury bike and hike break in Stratford-Upon-Avon or the book 'Smart phone smart photography'

A group of people laying boards to create a new path

A picture of our paths

Making journeys on foot improves our physical and mental wellbeing and brings a multitude of benefits to society and the environment, so it’s vital that we preserve and protect footpaths. Across Britain, we’re addressing the challenges facing our path network – and asking you to get involved. 

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Destination: Liechestenstein

To celebrate its 300th birthday as a principality, the enticingly compact state of Liechtenstein has unveiled a new 75km walking trail through the rippling mountain scenery of Europe’s least-visited country.

Reeds and river on a blue sky day.

Ten tempting trails

From a crisp winter amble along the Grand Union canal in Edinburgh and a tramp among giant redwoods, to views across the Wye Valley, there are some lovely walks to enjoy along Sustrans’ 16,000-mile network of signed paths.