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Article · 20 Mar 2021

The Sandlings Walk in a day

Stephen Dunnett returned from a trip to New Zealand and a country in lockdown. All events were cancelled and the challenge became staying motivated. Here he suggests that planning for the future is a positive way to prepare for the freedom that will...

The twin tops of the Wittenham Clumps are crowned by beech trees

Article · 22 Nov 2020

Hidden Gem – family-friendly walking in the North Wessex Downs AONB

Lesley Williams looks back on childhood walks around Wallingford and explores a walk between Shillingford, Brightwell-cum-Sotwell and Dorchester on Thames with all the ingredients...

View east over Newhaven Harbour from the Castle Hill battery

Article · 25 Jul 2020

War walks in East Sussex

Following on from 2018’s moving events commemorating 100 years since the end of World War I, and with the recent 80th anniversary of the outbreak of the World War II, Ali Rowsell decided to go and explore her local area to see what remains of East...

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Article · 18 Jul 2020

In a spin - a poem by Kev Reynolds

Even with a guidebook in your hand you can still get lost, or think you are, as Kev Reynolds bemoans in this poem

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Article · 17 Jun 2020

The Lost Garden: discovering Kent's Himalayan garden

Kev Reynolds, author of Walking in Kent, reminisces about taking a walking holiday group to visit a 19th century Himalayan garden in the grounds of a Kent estate.

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Article · 24 Mar 2020

Living among trees

Kev Reynolds describes life in his old home in Kent, where the trees surrounding the house obscured the view of Ashdown Forest, but that was just fine. Illustrations by Clare Crooke.

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Article · 22 Jan 2020

The future, limping away – memories of walks gone by

A chance meeting with a wistful fellow walker on the South Downs Way gives Kev Reynolds pause for thought about his own future. Illustrations by Clare Crooke.

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...

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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...

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...

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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.

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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,...

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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 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...