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Why do your Duke of Edinburgh’s Award?

04/02/2022 5 mins read

Lucy Atkins of Two Blondes Walking is the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Manager at Trinity School, Teignmouth and explains why doing your DofE is a great idea and what it involves.

How to start walking - top tips for beginners

12/01/2022 10 min read

Walking is one of the simplest yet effective ways to get fit and healthy outside. But getting started is often the hardest part. Emma Yoxall shares how she got into it and offers 5 tips for beginners to help get started.

All about the Thames Path

05/01/2022 London 10 mins read

Ordnance Survey's guide to the Thames Path, one of Britain's National Trails running for 184 miles along the banks of the river Thames. Discover everything you need to know about the Thames Path including maps and information on the Thames Path extension.

Walk 1000 miles with OS Maps

21/12/2021 10 mins read

Take on the challenge of walking 1000 miles in a year. Find out how to get started, discover new walks and record your progress with OS Maps. We also share our top tips to help you stay motivated.

Gear guides
What to wear walking

15/12/2021 10 mins read

You can wear almost anything out walking but having the correct clothes and shoes will keep you comfortable, warm and dry. Here's a checklist of essential hiking clothes to answer that all important question "what to wear out walking?"

Best British long-distance walks

13/12/2021 10 mins read

If there’s one thing Britain excels in, it’s long-distance walks. We’ve taken some of the best lesser-known routes from the book, Epic British Walks, to help you plan the hike of your dreams. Find route information and suggestions for day trips.

Gear guides
What to take walking

03/12/2021 10 mins read

There's a fine line between having the right equipment to keep you safe and comfortable on a walk and being so weighed down with unnecessary kit you'll struggle. Our hiking checklist will help you get kitted out with essential gear for a long day on the trail and tell you what to take on a walk.

10 best hill walks in Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park

11/11/2021 Scotland 10 mins read

Loch Lomond and the Trossachs has a staggering 41 mountains over 2000 ft to climb. Kate Hopper gives us 10 of her favourite hill walks in the area.

5 of the best walks in the Cairngorms

11/11/2021 Scotland 5 mins read

There is nowhere like the Cairngorms National Park. It's the UK’s largest with its ancient Caledonian Pine Forest, famous mountains and hidden hills. There are plenty of fantastic walks for you to discover. Here are five of the best.

Woodland wonders

11/11/2021 5 mins read

Adelle Rowe tells us how her local woodland helped her overcome her fears of walking in the wilds and how new visitors have brought new love and new nature to the forest.

10 best waterfall walks

22/10/2021 10 min read

Waterfalls are a great place to visit for a leisurely stroll and we're lucky enough to have many across Great Britain. Find waterfall walks near you including details of each route. Our OS GeOutside Champions share with us 10 of their favourites.

Britain's secret summits

22/10/2021 All of Great Britain 10 mins read

We take a look at Britain's secret summits where you can escape the crowds and enjoy some of the best hill walks around. Our friends at Keela recommend their favourite routes to help you reach the top.

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