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Stratford upon avon
Wander through words: amazing walks inspired by Britain’s favourite books, authors and characters

19/01/2024 All of Great Britain 10 mins read

Explore enchanting literary walks in Britain, from the Brontë Sisters' Haworth in West Yorkshire to J.K. Rowling's Edinburgh. Hear the stories behind Britain’s favourite books and authors and recommended routes combining literature with breath-taking landscapes.

Walking
group walking up Ben Nevis
Ben Nevis Summit: Discover the best walking routes to the top

04/01/2024 Scotland 10 mins read

Unlock the secrets of Ben Nevis with our comprehensive guide to the best walking routes to the top. Discover breathtaking paths, where to park, and essential information about facilities, terrain and difficulty.

Walking
10 best pub walks in Great Britain

01/12/2023 All of Great Britain 10 min read

​There’s nothing better than incorporating a stop at a nearby pub when out on a walk with friends and family. Reward yourself with a refreshing drink or warm up in front of the fire. Here are 10 of the best pub walks across Great Britain.

Gear guides
Man hiking in the mountains wearing autumn gear
Gearing up for autumn walking - head to toe guide

26/10/2023 10 minutes read

As the weather changes, the clothing and equipment you need for walking and hiking changes too. Here's a guide by OS team member Jonathan Elder on autumn walking gear.

Running
High Street Lake District
13 Valleys Ultra

17/10/2023 10 mins read

The 13 Valleys Ultra takes in an unmissable route spanning all 13 valleys of the Lake District National Park. Discover this challenging route which can be enjoyed all year round or in smaller sections for a leisurely walk.

Walking
Low lying fog in Elterwater valley
Walks for all types of weather

21/09/2023 All of Great Britain 10 mins read

The Met Office team share their favourite walking and running routes across the UK and tells us how they differ across the seasons. Find walks for different weather conditions from the weather experts.

Walking
Ramblers Wellbeing Walks
Ramblers wellbeing walks

30/08/2023 All of Great Britain 5 mins read

Discover Ramblers Wellbeing Walks; over 50,000 walks taking place all over the country to help improve the nations health and happiness. Here are some of the best Wellbeing Walks for you to join or try in your own time.

Walking
Julia Bradbury
Julia Bradbury's favourite walks

23/08/2023 All of Great Britain 10 mins read

To celebrate her book Walk Yourself Happy, Julia Bradbury shares some of her favourite walks with us and explains why they’re each so special to her.

Accessibility
young people in the outdoors
Learning to navigate with the Out There Award

21/08/2023 5 mins read

Learn how the Ramblers is kickstarting young people’s journeys into the outdoors with their Out There Award and find out how to get involved.

Running
Ramsay Round

10/08/2023 Scotland 10 mins read

The Ramsay Round is an iconic Scottish sub-24-hour mountain challenge, but it can also be enjoyed in sections at a more leisurely pace. We take a look at the route in more detail and speak to Sabrina Pace Humphreys, Co-founder and Trustee of Black Trail Runners. Sabrina tells us about her experience of the route and why she’s on her own mission to highlight that the outdoors is for everyone.

Family activities
shaun the sheep walks
Countryside Code walks with Shaun the Sheep

27/07/2023 All of Great Britain 10 mins read

Shaun the Sheep is the champion of Natural England’s Countryside Code. Shaun shares some of his favourite short walks suitable for the whole family.

Walking
lake district walks
Best self-guided day walks for holidays in the UK

16/06/2023 10 mins read

The YHA showcase 10 of the best self-guided walks from their hostels, perfect for holidays in the UK. Each circular walk makes a great day out and can be followed using OS Maps.

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