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Tracy Purnell

Meet OS Champion Tracy Purnell - dog lover, trail runner and Brecon Beacons National Park Ambassador.

The Beacons Way

The Beacons Way is a 100-mile-long distance footpath, that transverses through the centre of the Brecon Beacons (Bannau Brycheiniog) National Park in South Wales. OS Champion Tracy Purnell takes us on a whistle-stop tour of the top spots along the way.

10 best dog walks

Walking your dog on the same path each day can get boring, so why not mix things up and plot new routes to enjoy with your four-legged friend. We’ve found some of the best places to walk your dog and picked 10 best dog-friendly routes, tried and tested by our OS Champions and their canine companions.

Top 20 romantic walks

Whether you're madly in love or a happy singleton, you can plan a romantic walk with a beloved partner, family or four-legged friend at any time of year - a must on Valentine's Day! Discover the best romantic walks across Great Britain and find one near you near you.

Staycations are the new vacations

Already booked your summer staycation? Make your time outdoors amazing whilst you're there with these ideas for what to see and do across GB, brought to you by our OS GetOutside Champions.

Llyn y Fan Fach and Llyn y Fan Fawr Circular Walk

OS Champion Tracy Purnell takes us on a half day circular walk across Llyn y Fan Fach and Llyn y Fan Fawr in the Brecon Beacons National Park (Bannau Brycheiniog).

Dragons Back Circular - Black Mountains

​​The Dragons Back walk starts in the small village of Pengenffordd within the Brecon Beacons (Bannau Brycheiniog) National Park. It boasts fantastic views of the surrounding country side and the beautiful Black Mountains.

Responsible dog walking

OS Champion, Tracy Purnell, is a lover of our canine friends and her gorgeous dogs go everywhere exploring with her. Here she takes us through a few things to consider when taking your dogs to the countryside.

Circular walk around Pen-Pych Mountain

Pen-pych sits at the head of the Rhondda Fawr Valley in South Wales, Rhondda Valley’s very own Table Mountain. Experience the spectacular views of Pen-pych circular walk. This is such a varied walk, which is steeped in history. It passes by some large dramatic waterfalls, two of which are Nant Carnfoesan and Nant Melyn. You can visit an Iron Age settlement of hut circles, views of a former colliery and an old disused railway tunnel.

Llyn Brianne reservoir ride

Llyn Brianne is a spectacular reservoir nestled in the Doethie Valley, Mid Wales surround by the beautiful Tywi Forest. It was named after a stream Nant y Bryniau, which in English translates stream in the hills. This picturesque body of water is the head of the River Tywi.