Spring into summer

As spring has now arrived and we dust off and clean our walking boots in preparation for a summer of gorious walking here is a round up of some of the best walks in the UK.

Epping Forest is always a clear favourite for people living in London and you can click here to find over 40 walks in Epping Forest.

If you prefer to go further a field then The Pennine Way, Britain’s oldest and best-known National Trail, which is 50 years old this year, offers some spectacular walking. Click here for details.

For long distance walkers the John Muir Way in Scotland gives people the opportunity to walk coast to coast across. Since it’s such a long walk (215 km), it’s important to pack right and you can find a guide on what you need here.

If you love the coast but not the distance then you could try this beautiful walk in Felixstowe. This is a thoroughly enjoyable 4 mile walk from Felixstowe Beach to Landguard Fort and back through Landguard Nature Reserve. Click here for the full walking route.

For more walking ideas Field & Trek, the outdoor clothing and equipment company that specialises in camping, walking and skiing gear has included Walks And Walking in it’s list of the Top 17 Walks In The UK.

And finally don’t forget to look after your feet! Your feet are your most important tools when you’re exploring the great outdoors. It’s impossible to enjoy even the most beautiful and interesting walks if these parts of your body are injured and sore. This gives you a huge incentive to keep your feet in tiptop condition, and the following advice should help you to do precisely this.

October walking news

10 Simple Ways To Get A Major Health Boost From Walking

10 Simple Ways To Get A Major Health Boost From Walking I have been very kindly added to this guide – watch the video and download the free PDF for some great tips and advice!

Walks And Walking – Felixstowe Ferry Walking Route

Walks And Walking – Felixstowe Ferry Walking Route This is a super simple child friendly walking route to Felixstowe Ferry in Suffolk and back via the raised banks circling Felixstowe Ferry Golf Club.

Mountain Warehouse Charity Challenge 2014 Winner Announced

Mountain Warehouse Charity Challenge 2014 Winner Announced This year, UK outdoor retailer Mountain Warehouse re-launched its successful Charity Challenge competition with an increased prize donation of £10,000 up for grabs. This year’s competition attracted over 400 entries and over 60,000 social media shares.

Walks And Walking – Landguard Fort Felixstowe Walking Route

Walks And Walking – Landguard Fort Felixstowe Walking Route This is a thoroughly enjoyable 4 mile walk from Felixstowe Beach to Landguard Fort and back through Landguard Nature Reserve.

Walks And Walking – Pro Force Phantom Camo 250 Sleeping Bag

Walks And Walking – Pro Force Phantom Camo 250 Sleeping Bag The Highlander Pro-Force Camo 250 from Sleeping Bags Outlet is a 3 to 4 season sleeping bag for camping in colder conditions.

While Wandering – A Walking Companion Book Review

While Wandering – A Walking Companion Book Review ‘A book to start your heart and feet beating for the road’ The Times With its stories of strolling, poems about pavement-pounding and wonderings on wandering, this is the indispensable collection for the flâneur and the rambler – and everyone in between.

Walks And Walking – Timberland Earthkeeper Newmarket Boots

Walks And Walking – Timberland Earthkeeper Newmarket Boots It was quite timely that I received the Timberland Earthkeeper Newmarket Boots from JD Sports because we were just about to go on a short walking holiday to Felixstowe and the walks we planned were mainly coastal, along sea walls and shingle beaches.

Walks And Walking – England Coast Path In Sight

Walks And Walking – England Coast Path In Sight The Ramblers is celebrating the recent government announcement that the English Coast Path will soon be open for all to enjoy.

Walks And Walking – MacWet Sports Short Cuff Gloves

Walks And Walking – MacWet Sports Short Cuff Gloves The Premium MacWet Sports Gloves are perfect for the outdoors. I already have a pair of the MacWet Long Cuff Sports Gloves and they are amazing – extremely tough, comfortable and resilient so I was very pleased to get the short cuff version.

Walks And Walking – My Favourite UK National Parks

Walks And Walking – My Favourite UK National Parks Breathing in crisp fresh air to clear your mind of the stresses and strains of every day life is one of the main reasons why people enjoy walking so much.

August Walks

Walks And Walking – The Ramblers One Coast For All

Walks And Walking – The Ramblers One Coast For All The Ramblers is celebrating today’s news that the government has committed to creating a path around the entire Isle of Wight coastline.

Walks And Walking – Latest Offers From English Heritage

Walks And Walking – Latest Offers From English Heritage English Heritage’s online shop offers unique gifts inspired by our country’s rich history.

Walks And Walking – Mountain Warehouse Kids Walking Gear

Walks And Walking – Mountain Warehouse Kids Walking Gear Mountain Warehouse very kindly sent me some kids walking gear to review and Tedi was super excited to have some proper walking clothes, ‘just like Daddy’.

Walks And Walking – Field And Trek Top 17 Walks In The UK

Walks And Walking – Field And Trek Top 17 Walks In The UK Field & Trek, the outdoor clothing and equipment company that specialises in camping, walking and skiing gear has included Walks And Walking in it’s list of the Top 17 Walks In The UK.

English Heritage Castles

Click the link for more beautiful English Heritage castles to visit, and don’t forget to enter SG10W at the checkout to get your exclusive Saga discount.

Walks And Walking – My Favourite UK National Parks

Breathing in crisp fresh air to clear your mind of the stresses and strains of every day life is one of the main reasons why people enjoy walking so much.

June Walks

Walks And Walking – Top 3 Walks In Epping Forest

Walks And Walking – Top 3 Walks In Epping Forest As the good weather now appears to be with us I thought I would put together my top 3 walks in Epping Forest that are a little more ‘off the beaten track’. Whilst most people flock to Wanstead Park or High Beach during the weekends […] More here: Walks And Walking – Top 3 Walks In Epping Forest

Mountain Warehouse’s Charity Challenge is back for 2014

Mountain Warehouse’s Charity Challenge is back for 2014 Last year, UK outdoor retailer Mountain Warehouse launched its first ever Charity Challenge competition. Over 660 intrepid outdoor adventurers entered to win £5,000 for their chosen charity. This year the competition is back and it’s bigger and better with a prize pot of £10,000. The 2013 Charity Challenge competition […] More here: Mountain Warehouse’s Charity Challenge is back for 2014 appeared first on WalksAndWalking.

Essential Gear and Accessories for Walking

Essential Gear and Accessories for Walking Walking has amazing benefits – it helps you maintain a healthy weight, it strengthens your bones, lifts your mood, and improves your balance and coordination. And for all the benefits it provides, you can do it almost anywhere, and anyone of any fitness level can do it. However, no […] More here: Essential Gear and Accessories for Walking appeared first on Walks And Walking.

Walks And Walking – Hay Bluff Walking Route

Walks And Walking – Hay Bluff Walking Route This is a 12 mile linear walk in Wales to Hay Bluff and back, with a starting point being Hay-On-Wye and covering a good section of Offa’s Dyke Path in the Brecon Beacons. Now, I’m not a big fan of what I would describe as being ‘there […] More here: Walks And Walking – Hay Bluff Walking Route appeared first on Walks And Walking.

Walks And Walking – Newburn Farm Kington Walking Route

Walks And Walking – Newburn Farm Kington Walking Route I was staying at Newburn Farm Kington for a few nights during the Hay Festival in Hay-On-Wye, Wales and it really was a treat. A wonderful family run Bed and Breakfast in the glorious Herefordshire countryside, and only a short drive up to the Brecon Beacons. […] More here: Walks And Walking – Newburn Farm Kington Walking Route appeared first on Walks And Walking.

3 Easy Ways To Get Fit – Walking, Running and Cycling

3 Easy Ways To Get Fit – Walking, Running and Cycling I recently read three really inspiring stories on the Saga Blog which all seem to follow the same theme; easy ways to get fit and keep fit as you get older. The first article was about walking around Blencathra in the Lake District, the […] More here: 3 Easy Ways To Get Fit – Walking, Running and Cycling appeared first on Walks And Walking.

Walks And Walking – Top 3 Walks in Stratton Dorset

Walks And Walking – Top 3 Walks in Stratton Dorset The top 3 walks in Stratton Dorset include Jackman’s Cross to Grimstone Down, Bradford Peverell to Penn Hill and The Sydling Valley to Frampton. The A37 Dorchester to Yeovil road skirts around the village of Stratton, some three miles north-west of the Dorset county town. This is Thomas […] More here: Walks And Walking – Top 3 Walks in Stratton Dorset appeared first on Walks And Walking.

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Hay Festival

Walks And Walking – Hay Festival Walks 2014

Hay Festival Walks 2014 – 22nd May – 1st June. For 27 years Hay Festival has brought together writers from around the world to debate and share stories in the staggering beauty of the Brecon Beacons National Park and is summarised perfectly by Bill Clinton’s phrase, it’s ‘The Woodstock of the mind".

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Craghoppers and the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund – HOPE Video

A powerful film, which revisits the plight of the critically endangered, mountain gorillas in Rwanda and the team of people who are responsible for their survival. Produced by Craghoppers and voiced by Sir David Attenborough.

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Walks And Walking – The Ramblers Get Walking Week

The Ramblers have now completed another successful short walks festival (3 – 10 May).

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St Catherines Oratory

St Catherines Oratory Isle of Wight

On a recent trip to the Isle of Wight it is worth popping up to the Pepperpot, more widely known as St Catherines Oratory.

St Catherines Oratory Isle of Wight is a distinctive medieval tower built in 1328. Although octagonal on the outside it only has four inner walls and stands on one of the highest points of the Island.

It forms part of a series of cliff top monuments known as the Tennyson Heritage Coast and is jointly owned by English Heritage and the National Trust.

If you are looking for a longer walk then try the Bembridge Trail, an 11 mile linear walking route across the Isle of Wight from Shide in Newport to Bembridge Point.

For walks like this it is worthwhile buying a good pair of walking boots like the ECCO Biom Terrain Walking Boots

If you are looking for a really lightweight but highly stable pair of walking boots for the summer then the ECCO Biom Terrain Walking Boots are quite a safe bet.

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.