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Walking
Planning a long distance walk

03/11/2022 10 mins read

There’s nothing more exciting than heading out the door on an adventure, especially walking a long-distance path. Here's everything you need to know to walk one of Britain's National or Regional trails or, plan your own multi-day route.

Walking
Best autumn walks in the Lake District

27/10/2022 North West 5 mins read

Autumn in the Lake District is a feast for the eyes. An array of reds, yellows and oranges span the horizon and cover the ground. Here are some of the best autumn walks to be enjoyed in the Lake District this season.

Walking
The Ten Tors Challenge

10/10/2022 South West 5 mins read

The Ten Tors Challenge is an annual challenge organised by the British Army for young people to navigate the wilds of Dartmoor. It's a multi-day adventure that tests stamina, navigation and mental toughness - for both the participants and the volunteer. We speak to OS Champion Fi Darby about her experience.

Walking
Northumberland Coast Path

10/10/2022 North East 15 mins read

The Northumberland Coast Path offers some stunning coastal walking. The 62-mile (100km) waymarked route is the best way to experience this beautiful, varied landscape. Broken down into stages, here’s everything you need to know in order to walk the path. .

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Walking the Cambrian Way

16/08/2022 Wales 5 mins read

The Cambrian Way is a 298-mile walk from south to north Wales (Cardiff and Conwy), coast to coast, through incredible upland and mountain scenery. Tackle it in one go or break it down into sections, find out all you need to know about walking the Cambrian Way in this comprehensive guide.

Walking
10 best NC500 walks

15/08/2022 Scotland 10 min read

The Northern Highlands of Scotland are home to the most remote and dramatic landscapes in Britain and there is one epic route which encapsulates it all, the North Coast 500 (NC500). Popular with both drivers and cycle tourists, we break this iconic journey up into sections and share our 10 best NC500 walks along the route for you to enjoy.

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10 best YHA walks

10/08/2022 All of Great Britain 10 min read

We’ve teamed up with the Youth Hostel Association (YHA) to bring you a selection of short walks from popular YHA locations across the nation. Not only do these routes make beautiful walks but the hostels make the perfect pitstop to refresh and refuel.

Swimming
5 of the best places to walk and swim

29/07/2022 All of Great Britain 5 minutes read

​What could be better than walking to your favourite wild swimming spot, taking a refreshing dip and drying off on your walk back. This new fitness craze will see you exploring new places while staying fit and healthy throughout the summer. Here are some of our favourite wild swim walks.

Cycling
Leave the car at home

13/06/2022 10 mins read

By walking or cycling instead, you'll see a positive impact on your health and happiness, the environment and your wallet. Find out how you can swap shorter car journeys for active travel and make a real difference.

Safety
Safety tips for walking outside

31/05/2022 10 mins read

Our friends at Lifesystems share expert advice on how to stay safe in the outdoors. Here is everything you need to know about safety when walking in the outdoors and how you can better prepare yourself for your next adventure.

Accessibility
Best stile-free walks in Britain

25/05/2022 All of Great Britain 10 min read

We asked our friends at Access TOG and Access The Dales to share their favourite stile-free walks. Whether you're a wheelchair user, a family with a buggy or recovering from an injury, these accessible routes make it easier to enjoy the great outdoors. Here are the best stile-free walks in Britain.

Sustainability
Walk to School Week

13/05/2022 5 minutes read

For whatever reason, we have got into the habit of driving our kids to school, even if it is only half a mile away. OS Champion Glyn Dodwell gives us 10 great reasons why we should walk them to school instead. Celebrate Walk to School Week and challenge yourself to leave the car at home.

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