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

630 Miles Braver on the South West Coast Path

Feature · On 20 Sep 2020 by Zoe Langley-Wathen

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

Feature · On 13 Oct 2017 by Peter Aylmer

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...
Stodmarsh Nature Reserve Makes For Interesting Walks Among The Reedbeds

Walking in Kent: no second best

Feature · On 13 Oct 2017 by Kev Reynolds

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...
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Rewalking the North Downs Way

Feature · On 12 Sep 2017 by Kev Reynolds

Updating his North Downs Way guide, Kev Reynolds reconnects with the beauty and history of this easily-overlooked National Trail.
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The Pilgrims' Way or England's Camino

Feature · On 6 Feb 2017 by Leigh Hatts

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...
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An ancient landscape: the archaeology of the North Wessex Downs

Feature · On 4 Aug 2016 by Steve Davison

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 AONBs, is...
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In The Long Run - South West Coast Path Record

Feature · On 11 Jul 2016 by Damian Hall

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

Feature · On 12 Jun 2016 by Steve Davison

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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Unforgettable encounters on the South Downs

Feature · On 14 Sep 2015 by Kev Reynolds

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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The South Downs Way National Trail in winter

Feature · On 14 Apr 2015 by Lesley Williams

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...
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The Cotswold Way – why a national trail?

Feature · On 10 Feb 2015 by Kev Reynolds

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...
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Sarah enjoys the Great Stones Way

Feature · On 6 Aug 2014 by Sarah Spencer

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...