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630 miles later: the end of the South West Coast Path at South Haven Point

Feature · 20 Sep 2020

630 Miles Braver on the South West Coast Path

In this exclusive chapter from 'The Biggest Book of Yes: 49 Short Adventure Stories', Zoe Langley-Wathen relives stepping out of her comfort zone and facing her fears on her first...

14 Saxon Shore Way signs Conyer

Feature · 3 Jun 2020

Self-isolating on the North Kent Marshes

In strange times, Julian Stray was heeding current advice from Public Health England. The weekend called for a break from the week's working from home and to distance himself from four walls if possible. Where better than to enjoy the wide open...

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Feature · 11 Mar 2020

A walk through history on The Vanguard Way

Ali Rowsell follows in the footsteps of The Vanguards to discover an easily accessible, high-quality route through open countryside and woodland. With far-reaching views across...

Clumber Inclosure

Feature · 8 Mar 2020

Walking in the enchanted New Forest

The New Forest is a unique and captivating landscape of open heath and ancient woodland tucked into south-west Hampshire and south-east Wiltshire. Steve Davison takes a look.

Sun rises

Feature · 14 Dec 2019

The Ten Tors Challenge – preparing for the big day

In part one of a two-part feature, Andy Hodges describes the amount of time and work it takes to prepare a group of teenagers for the Army’s annual Ten Tors Challenge on...

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.

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.

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...

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...

Stodmarsh Nature Reserve Makes For Interesting Walks Among The Reedbeds

Feature · 13 Oct 2017

Walking in Kent: no second best

Kev Reynolds recently wound up a lecture on trekking in the Himalaya, when a member of the audience asked: ‘If you’re so passionate about mountains, why do you live in Kent?’ Here is his response…

North Downs Way Trosley Country Park

Feature · 12 Sep 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.

St  Catherines  Chapel Near  Guildford

Feature · 6 Feb 2017

The Pilgrims' Way or England's Camino

A new guide to The Pilgrims' Way traces the authentic, ancient pilgrimage route from Winchester to Canterbury, with a link of equal historical importance from London. Geoffrey Chaucer in The Canterbury Tales suggests that April is the time to go on...

Camino Aragon

Feature · 4 Aug 2016

An ancient landscape: the archaeology of the North Wessex Downs

England's 33 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) have been described as the ‘jewels of the English landscape’, and the North Wessex Downs, the third largest of these...

Damian Hall SWCP Record

Feature · 11 Jul 2016

In The Long Run - South West Coast Path Record

Running the South West Coast Path marked the culmination of a journey from hiker to runner for Cicerone guidebook author Damian Hall. On the 24th of May Damian reached Minehead,...

Kennet and Avon Canal

Feature · 12 Jun 2016

The Kennet and Avon Canal - A 200 year old super highway

Steve Davison explores the Kennet and Avon Canal on a fascinating journey from Reading to Bristol, taking in the sights and the history on this famous waterway.

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Feature · 14 Sep 2015

Unforgettable encounters on the South Downs

Here Kev Reynolds, prolific chronicler of the outdoors from the Himalaya to what he calls his own ‘Kentish Alps’, and author of two Cicerone walking guides to the South Downs,...

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Feature · 14 Apr 2015

The South Downs Way National Trail in winter

Lesley Williams shares the highs and lows of walking the South Downs Way, a national trail between Winchester and Eastbourne, in the dank and dreary depths of February and with a...

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Feature · 10 Feb 2015

The Cotswold Way – why a national trail?

The Cotswold Way is Britain's newest national trail. Kev Reynolds reflects on the unique qualities of the Cotswold Way, Britain's 19th national trail, and on why it is that once walked, you are likely to return time and again to explore and...

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Feature · 6 Aug 2014

Sarah enjoys the Great Stones Way

Cicerone's Sarah Spencer leaps at the chance to go and check out The Great Stones Way, the 36 mile long distance walk that passes some of England's important prehistoric sites including Avebury and Stonehenge. It's perfect for an energetic long...