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The Lost Garden: discovering Kent's Himalayan garden

Article · On 17 Jun 2020 by Kev Reynolds and Clare Crooke

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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Self-isolating on the North Kent Marshes

Feature · On 3 Jun 2020 by Julian Stray

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...
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Living among trees

Article · On 24 Mar 2020 by Kev Reynolds and Clare Crooke

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...
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A walk through history on The Vanguard Way

Feature · On 11 Mar 2020 by Ali Rowsell

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 southern England and a history...
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Walking in the enchanted New Forest

Feature · On 8 Mar 2020 by Steve Davison

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.
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The future, limping away – memories of walks gone by

Article · On 22 Jan 2020 by Kev Reynolds and Clare Crooke

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.
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The Ten Tors Challenge – preparing for the big day

Feature · On 14 Dec 2019 by Andy Hodges

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...
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The Ten Tors Challenge – the day arrives

Feature · On 14 Dec 2019 by Andy Hodges

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)

Fastpacking for Beginners event on the North Downs Way

Article · On 2 Oct 2019 by Lily Dyu

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...
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Cycling the Camino de Santiago talk with Mike Wells: Stanfords, 4th June

News & Events · On 15 May 2019 by Mike Wells

Join Mike Wells at Stanfords for a talk about Cycling the Camino de Santiago. Mike will share some advice and guidance about this fantastic trip crossing Northern Spain. Tickets are...
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Hidden Gem – the southernmost tip of the New Forest is not what you might expect

Article · On 12 May 2019 by Lesley Williams

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...
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Walking the Essex Way: from Epping to the coast

Feature · On 6 Apr 2019 by Peter Aylmer

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

Article · On 24 Mar 2019 by Lesley Williams

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

Article · On 12 Dec 2018 by Anne Sheehan

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

Feature · On 21 Nov 2018 by Steve Davison

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

Article · On 15 Aug 2018 by Hannah Stevenson

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

Article · On 18 Jul 2018

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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Chalk hills and watermills along Hampshire's Test Way

Article · On 7 Jul 2018 by Malcolm Leatherdale

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, including one...
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Hidden Gem - The Northern Caminos

Article · On 6 Jun 2018

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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Hidden Gem - Walking the Jurassic Coast

Article · On 6 Jan 2018

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.