Spring Walks 2014

If you are planning your summer walking holiday for this year then you may be interested in a glorious week, or few days at least, hiking along the Somerset Coast Path.

Get this essential guide to the Somerset Coast Path written by Damian Hall: Somerset Coast Path National Trail Guide

It’s the perfect time of the year to visit Epping Forest so click here for the latest Epping Forest walks and click this link for a complete list of walks in Epping Forest.

Did you know that you can stay at Leeds Castle in the stable yard courtyards? Read this review of staying at Leeds Castle with Classic British Hotels.

If you are journeying further North this Summer then read this brilliant guide to Lake District Hiking Holidays With Children or if you’re going it alone for your holiday then here are the 3 best mountain walks in Scotland.

Go Outdoors Walking Blog Awards

2014 GO Outdoors Independent Walking Blog Awards

Vote for Walks And Walking to win the 2014 GO Outdoors Independent Walking Blog Awards: CLICK HERE

The Telegraph Outdoor Adventure and Travel Show 2014

Walks And Walking – The Telegraph Outdoor Adventure and Travel Show 2014 is the UK’s No.1 show for outdoor pursuits in London 13th – 16th February.

Historic footpaths at risk of being lost forever

Historic footpaths at risk of being lost forever if not officially recorded as public rights of way by 2026 – read this report by the Ramblers.

Bodnant

Bodnant Garden National Trust is one of the few NT properties that allows dogs onto their grounds with lots of paths, nooks and crannies to explore.

Lyme Regis
The Lyme Regis walking festival takes place in Dorset between the 9th and 16th February 2014.

Winter Walks Across The Clwydian Range
The Clwydian Range Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is a perfect place for a winter weekend walk for groups and families alike.

Mountain Warehouse Waterproof Walking Jackets
Mountain Warehouse Waterproof Walking Jackets – the Canyon Womens Waterproof Jacket and the Antarctic Extreme Mens Down Jacket.

Scilly Walks 2014

The Scilly Guide To A Simple Holiday

The 2014 guide to Scilly has just been published by Wolf Rock, sharing stories of treasured moments on the islands, captured by Booker Prize writers and award winning photographers. A sensory journey through the Isles of Scilly, the guide will lure you in with the timeless words of Michael Morpugo, former Children’s Laureate, and keep you hooked with the memories of author and sea writer Sam Llewellyn as well as Booker Prize nominee Jim Crace.

The tale of one family’s love of this archipelago is told by Carolyn Mendelsohn, 2013 Professional Photographer of the Year, with a heartfelt picture book story of visits to the islands with her husband and children. Commissioned by the Islands Partnership to bring new life to its marketing, Wolf Rock gathered together thirty groups of locals and friends to the islands to model, shoot, scribble, proof and ferry, making the guide true to the experiences that are enjoyed every day, and holiday. Cornwall based photographer, and frequent visitor, Phil Nichols spent four days on the islands, capturing the unspoilt archipelago. His images very much reflect the feeling of being on the islands, through landscape, laughter and the islands’ offer.

More of a book than a holiday guide, small enough to pop in your handbag and large enough to read with tired eyes at bedtime, Scilly’s 2014 guide promises to cut through the hard sell of most holiday destinations, offering you a snapshot of what could be a place to you long to visit, again and again. For travel information ios-travel.co.uk and to request a brochure click here: The Scilly Guide To A Simple Holiday.

Teva Walking Boots

Win a pair of Teva Trail Winter Walking Boots

Read my Teva Chair 5 Trail Walking Boots Review and enter my competition to win a pair of mens or ladies walking boots – Teva Trail Winter Walking Boots

The Teva Chair 5 offer superior comfort and fit with ultra gripping White Spider Rubber soles and removable liners. The Teva Chair 5 winter walking boots come with 250g of 3M Thinsulate insulation removable liners that are also great for indoor use. The waterproof outer shell is made with fully sealed seams and the sole is made from their White Spider Rubber, which has a reassuring ‘stickiness’ to it that gives a really superior grip. The Chair 5 also scrunches down to the size of a normal pair of shoes so fit easily into a rucksack without taking up as much room as a normal pair of walking boots.

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Winter walks in the south

Winter Walks In London And The South East

If you are looking for the best coastal paths, inland countryside tracks and winter walks in London and the South East then check out this list that I found on the National Trust website. I’ve also added some of my own recommended walking routes.

Epping Forest Warlies Walk

This is an easy 3 mile circular walking route in Epping Forest around Warlies Park House and Gardens.

Character Farm Cottages Langton Herring

The Character Farm Cottages Langton Herring near Weymouth Dorset offers the perfect rural walking holiday retreat for walkers to enjoy easy access to the coast or inland hills.

Keep your feet warm this winter

The new SOLE Insulated Response footbeds are recommended for winter boots, hiking shoes and mountaineering boots. They’ll help your posture and keep your feet warm this winter.

And something to plan for next year… Walk Scilly 2014 is a 7 day walking festival offering a series of themed walks across the islands’ 60 miles of pathways from the 12th to 18th April.

Win Walking Shoes

Win A Pair of Walking Shoes

Want to win a pair of Thor walking shoes (or ladies equivalent)?

Here’s how:

Simply sign up to receive our email updates here and I will pick a winner at random to win a pair of Thor walking shoes on December 1st 2013. Want to INCREASE your chances to win? Simply follow Walks And Walking on Twitter and look out for the competition tweets

DickiesStore Christmas Gift Guide

The end of the year is fast approaching, bringing with it cold weather, winter holidays and, of course Christmas. Avoid the jam-packed shopping centres and last minute gift buying by ordering online from Dickiesstore.co.uk!

The Festival of Winter Walks

The Festival of Winter Walks is between 21 December 2013 to 05 January 2014 and has been running for the last 25 years. There are 954 walking routes available so you’re sure to find a Ramblers walk near you during the festival if you use the Group Walks Finder.

Winter Walking Holiday Austria

Within easy access of Innsbruck airport, Tyrol is home to an abundance of varied Winter Walking Holiday Austria paths in quiet picturesque valleys.

Mountain Warehouse Waterproof Walking Jackets

With the winter months soon approaching and the autumn chills already setting in now is a very good time to start considering purchasing a coat from the new range of Mountain Warehouse Waterproof Walking Jackets.

Winter Walks in Epping Forest

With animal welfare, wildlife management, forestry management and natural grazing projects at its heart, Epping Forest continues to offer the young and the old an opportunity to glimpse wilderness on their doorstep whilst offering a range of outdoor activities and even a few that are usually found inside.

The parks and open spaces that make up the 6,5000 acres of Epping Forest and its wide and all inclusive land is open to cyclists, horse riding and hikers of all ages and what better way than to engage one of many Epping Forest walks and cycle routes.

There are many ways you can partake in Epping Forest Walks, aside from the guided tours and venturing out into the plains, woods and navigating your own way around Epping Forest, There are organised Epping Forest Health Walks on Tuesdays and Thursdays with a Centenary walk in mid September.

Epping Forest Centenary Walk – This Epping Forest Centenary Walk includes a map and descriptive walking route for this popular annual walk organised by the Friends of Epping Forest.

Weymouth Walks

Character Farm Cottages Langton Herring Weymouth

Weymouth is an absolute haven for anyone looking for a walking holiday in Dorset. We had the immense pleasure of staying at Character Farm Cottages Langton Herring, just outside of Weymouth, which was off-the-beaten-track enough to enjoy a truly rural retreat but only 15 minutes or so drive to all of the main sightseeing attractions and walking routes.

Hardys Monument Dorchester

An enjoyable 8 mile circular Dorset walk from Martinstown near Dorchester to Hardys Monument walking route and Maiden Castle.

Langton Herring Walking Route

Easy 3 mile circular Langton Herring Walking Route from Lower Farm Cottages to the Fleet Lagoon Nature Reserve and back via the Elm Tree Inn.

Abbotsbury Walking Route

This is an 8 mile circular walking route from our base at Lower Farm Cottages in Langton Herring near Weymouth up to Abbotsbury and a good look around Abbey Barn and Tythe, St Catherines Chapel and St Peters Abbey before heading back along the various Dorset country lanes to Langton Herring.