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Sneaking underneath te low cloud base to some better visibility approaching Broad Hole

Feature · 14 Dec 2019

The Ten Tors Challenge – the day arrives

In part two of his feature, Andy Hodges describes the hope, the worry and the wait while the teams take part in the annual event.

Extensive views over the Surrey Hills AONB (photo credit: Rob Close)

Article · 2 Oct 2019

Fastpacking for Beginners event on the North Downs Way

When Lily Dyu co-hosted the Fastpacking for Beginners event on the North Downs, it was a chance to offer practical tips and advice to fellow enthusiasts, while she got her own...

Hurst spit

Article · 12 May 2019

Hidden Gem – the southernmost tip of the New Forest is not what you might expect

Dipping a long sinuous finger into the Solent, the southernmost tip of the New Forest National Park forms part of the Solent Way, with Hurst Spit, an impressive shingle spit with...

On the sea wall

Feature · 6 Apr 2019

Walking the Essex Way: from Epping to the coast

It’s a land of tranquil river valleys, ancient green lanes, an undiscovered coastline and some of the prettiest villages in the nation. It is, says author Peter Aylmer, Essex.

Cotswold Way Near Painswick

Article · 24 Mar 2019

Hidden Gem – Towers, barrows and Iron Age hill forts on the Cotswold Way

The Cotswold Way is a wonderful national trail, covering 102 glorious miles along the Cotswold escarpment between Chipping Campden and Bath. On the ridge the views are superb and...

A couple of my New Forest walking companions

Article · 12 Dec 2018

My walk from Sheffield to Santiago: ‘There is no road, the road is made by walking’

Anne Sheehan tells the story of her long-distance walk through England, from Sheffield to Portsmouth. This is the first stage of Anne's homemade English Camino from her doorstep...

Wire Lock, between Kintbury and Hungerford

Feature · 21 Nov 2018

Hidden gem – following a 200 year-old transport route in southern England

The Kennet and Avon Canal passes through a varied landscape, including the chalk hills of the North Wessex Downs in the east, and the southern edge of the Cotswolds in the west...

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Article · 15 Aug 2018

The ups and downs of RideLondon: cycling 100 miles in the rain

Hannah recently had the experience of cycling 100+ miles around London and Surrey. Here she reflects on the ups and downs of her first major sportive.

From Nuffield the Ridgeway heads across open fields (photo: Steve Davison)

Article · 18 Jul 2018

In sunlight and in shadow: walking the Ridgeway long-distance trail

Nigel Kemp fulfils a long-held ambition to walk the Ridgeway long-distance trail from Avebury to Ivinghoe Beacon in this remote part of southern central England.

The Test at Wherwell

Article · 7 Jul 2018

Chalk hills and watermills along Hampshire's Test Way

Malcolm Leatherdale, author of the Cicerone guidebook to the Test Way, explores the River Test and its important economic history. He visits plenty of mills along the way,...

Playa de Berria

Article · 6 Jun 2018

Hidden Gem - The Northern Caminos

Our hidden gem this month is a guide to the Northern Caminos - covering three different routes to Santiago de Compostela, away from the crowds of the main route.

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Article · 6 Jan 2018

Hidden Gem - Walking the Jurassic Coast

Our hidden gem of the month is Walking the Jurassic Coast - a lovely and easy to understand book describing both the geology and the walking in this area.

The Wetlands Of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Feature · 13 Oct 2017

Re-imagining the city: quiet ways along London’s ‘other’ rivers

Imagine a land of forgotten tributaries, hidden history and resurgent nature, where a fox might be spied far from any hen-coop, or a pair of coots build their nest with cast-offs...

North Downs Way Trosley Country Park

Feature · 12 Sept 2017

Rewalking the North Downs Way

Updating his North Downs Way guide, Kev Reynolds reconnects with the beauty and history of this easily-overlooked National Trail.

The Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB is host to three long-distance trails

Article · 12 Jul 2017

Walking in Suffolk - three easy week long trails

Suffolk is the ideal place for a quick and easy long-distance walking holiday on the Suffolk Coast Path, the Stour and Orwell Walk, or the Sandlings Walk.

The North Downs Way

Article · 1 Jul 2017

An intro to... The North Downs Way

Would you like to try an easy long-distance walk that showcases the best of the Surrey Hills and Kent Downs? The North Downs Way may be for you.

An Intro to... The South Downs Way

Article · 17 Jun 2017

An intro to... The South Downs Way

The South Downs Way is an excellent choice for a quick and easy long-distance walk within a short drive from Southampton, Portsmouth, Brighton or London. Here is a quick introduction to the national trail.

Walking on the Isle of Wight, written by Paul Curtis

Article · 27 May 2017

Walking on the Isle of Wight: A Sample Route

Here’s a sample route from the new Cicerone guidebook to Walking on the Isle of Wight, written by Paul Curtis. This 2 1/2 hour walk is 6.6 miles long and is graded easy to...

Try a sample route from our Walking in Norfolk guidebook

Article · 22 Mar 2017

Try a sample route from our Walking in Norfolk guidebook

Try walking in Norfolk with this sample route. The county is far more varied than most outsiders imagine, with several distinct and unique landscapes. As well as Broads and the...

An intro to... The Pilgrim's Way or 'England's Camino'

Article · 17 Feb 2017

An intro to... The Pilgrim's Way or 'England's Camino'

Have you ever wanted to walk the Pilgrim's Way? Here is a very quick introduction to this ancient pilgrimage.