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10 outstanding circular walks

26/05/2023 All of Great Britain 10 mins read

Discover Britain’s 10 best circular walks from the OS Pathfinder Guides. Each walk provides key information like where to park and what to see on route.

Walking
Ramblers walks: top routes across Britain

22/05/2023 All of Great Britain 10 mins read

Our friends at the Ramblers share their favourite walks from The Ramblers Handbook. With routes for every season, these leisurely day walks will guide you around Britain through picturesque locations to soak up stunning scenery as you go.

Places to go
The Ridgeway Marlborough Downs
The Ridgeway

05/05/2023 South East 10 mins read

The Ridgeway National Trail is a historic footpath that stretches for 87 miles (139km) across southern England, from the World Heritage Site of Avebury in Wiltshire to the ancient hill fort of Ivinghoe Beacon in Buckinghamshire. Discover our favourite historic spots along the route, plus key information to help you walk it.

Walking
The Beacons Way

24/04/2023 Wales 10 mins read

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.

Gear guides
Walking books - Which guide is best for me?

13/04/2023 10 mins read

The OS Pathfinder Guides and OS Short Walks Made Easy series capture some of the best walking routes across Great Britain and include a range of useful information to make it easier to plan your walks. We take a look at these two guidebooks in more detail to help you decide which one is best for you.

Gear guides
10 best short walks across Britain

13/04/2023 10 mins read

Discover Britain’s 10 best short walks for a great day out. Featured in the OS Short Walks Made Easy guidebooks, each walk provides key information like where to park, where to eat and what to see on route.

Safety
Hill walking safety for beginners

27/03/2023 10 mins read

OS Champion Phillipa Cherryson spends a day with the Brecon Mountain Rescue Team for some pointers on hill walking safety for beginners.

Walking
Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa): Routes to the top

23/03/2023 Wales 10 mins read

There are many routes to the top of Snowdon (in Welsh 'Yr Wyddfa') with some big paths that can get crowded and some lesser-trodden trails. Here's all you need to know about the routes up Snowdon.

Safety
Advice from Mountain Rescue

21/03/2023 10 mins read

Mountain Rescue England and Wales share their expert advice to help you stay safe outdoors. Find out how to plan ahead, stay safe on the hills and how to call Mountain Rescue in an emergency.

Walking
Best woodland walks

17/03/2023 All of Great Britain 5 mins read

From family-friendly forest parks to less-trodden ancient woodlands, here are the best woodland walks in the UK which are not to be missed.

Running
Bob Graham Round

13/03/2023 North West 10 mins read

The Bob Graham Round is an iconic sub-24-hour fell challenge which traverses much of the Lake District. OS Champion Alex Staniforth shares his experience of the Round and why this epic Lakeland route makes such a memorable run or walk.

Places to go
South West Coast Path: 10 of the best spots

08/03/2023 South West 10 mins read

The South West Coast Path stretches from Minehead in Somerset to Poole Harbour in Dorset. OS Champion, Bel Dixon, shares her favourite spots to enjoy on the stunning South West Coastal Path.

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