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Gear guides
Choosing the right walking boots


Good boots are an essential part of the walking kit so make sure you're choosing the best ones for you.

Horse riding
10 best places to horse ride in the UK

17/09/2015 All of Great Britain

Discover the 10 best horse riding locations in Britain.

20 things only real campers know


Whether you're an avid camper or reluctantly only sleep under canvas when forced, there are certain things that only real campers will know.

All about the Offa's Dyke Path

26/08/2015 Wales

Discover more Offa's Dyke, one of Wales' National Trails.

A beginner's guide to Nordic Walking


Nordic Walking is a fast growing outdoor activity in Britain. Discover more with this beginner's guide.

A beginner's guide to open sea swimming


An easy to read guide to open sea swimming

The dog walkers code

18/08/2015 5 minutes read

Taking a dog is a great way to get yourself out and about in the countryside. The dog walking code is a set of guidelines that have been created to help keep you, your dog, other people and wildlife safe and happy while exploring.

A beginner's guide to mountain biking


Get outside and have some muddy fun with this beginner's guide to Mountain Biking.

Places to go
Things to do in Somerset

06/08/2015 South West

A visit to the South West is never dull, so if you’re planning a trip to Somerset and you’re looking for things to do, we just hope you have enough time to take it all in!

​Llyn Peninsula – Cycling the ‘Land’s End’ of Wales

03/08/2015 Wales

After studying the OS website for a new place to go and cycle around for July’s blog post, it dawned on Steven Rittey (wheel2wheel holidays) that he had never been to the Llyn Peninsula in Wales. Read his journey:

Places to go
Discover more with National Parks Fortnight

30/07/2015 All of Great Britain

From sightseeing to extreme sports, read our short reviews on all 15 National Parks

Places to go
All about the South Downs Way

28/07/2015 South East

Situated between Eastbourne and Winchester, the South Downs Way is a designated National Trail which meanders 101 miles through some of Sussex and Hampshire’s most stunning countryside.

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