Ash Dykes: Walk and Talk
Join the hunt for lost paths
Gear reviews

Gear on test: Ultralight Kit

Our experts Jen and Sim Benson seek out the best ultralight outdoor kit for fast-and-light day and multi-day hikes.

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Walk and Talk: Ash Dykes

Ash Dykes, 29, is the first person to walk 6,437km/4,000 miles along the length of China’s Yangtze River. He’s also completed a solo crossing of Mongolia’s Gobi Desert.

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The Big Walk: Orkney

Beginning in Stromness, Mark Rowe takes a clockwise arc around Scapa Flow, one of the largest natural harbours in the world, island hopping and enjoying a series of bus and ferry rambles along the way.

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‘Three unique words’ map

What3Words has divided the globe into 3m x 3m squares, each with a unique three-word code. Bob Cockshott considers the system’s advantages over alphanumerical coordinates.



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Join the hunt for lost paths

Finding forgotten paths just got much easier, thanks to the introduction of the Ramblers’ new online tool. Discover why we should all be playing ‘spot the difference’ this spring.

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Destination: Nepal

Nestled among the highest mountains on Earth, Nepal is an iconic adventure destination with an astonishingly rich culture, friendly people, and spectacular Himalayan treks for a range of abilities.

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Going the distance

When Roy joined the Ramblers a decade ago, he couldn’t possibly have imagined quite how much it would change his life. Or that he’d clock up 20,000 miles.