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Cycle in safety

With the return of longer daylight hours and warmer, dryer weather many recreational cyclists will be heading out on the roads again. Here are our top 10 things you need to know for a safe ride.

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12th Apr 2019
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How to make the most of a summer forage

Primrose Matheson shares her wisdom for foraging this summer and recommends what we should be looking out for.

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1st Jun 2017
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Autumn walking in Epping Forest

David Knockton enjoys the challenge and autumn glory of the annual Epping Forest Centenary Walk.

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2nd Oct 2013
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Fife Coastal Path

Explore the east coast of Scotland on this walk from Crail to St Andrews.

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8th Aug 2013
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Walking in Madeira: The Historic Levadas

The famous levada canals offer some of the best walking opportunities for ramblers and hikers in Madeira.

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25th Apr 2013
Agatha Cheng
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£250,000 to improve the South West Coast Path

To celebrate their 40th anniversary, The South West Coast Path are aiming to raise £250k next Spring to give some much needed TLC to the South West Coast Path

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9th Nov 2012
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Camping with Grandchildren

Autumn in the great outdoors surrounded by family and special discounts from the Camping and Caravanning Club.What could be better?

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16th Oct 2012
Gareth Hargreaves
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Favourite autumnal walks

Popular author and walker Richard Williamson shares his love of the route over Lavington and Duncton commons in West Sussex.

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5th Oct 2012
Gareth Hargreaves
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Walking the County High Points of England - Norfolk

Walker and author, David Bathurst, scales Cromer Ridge - the highest point in Norfolk

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24th Jul 2012
David Bathurst
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Walk with Mary Taylor: Charlotte Bronte’s Friend and Inspiration

Fascinating guided walks led by ‘Helen’s Heritage Walks’ celebrating the life of Mary Taylor, ‘Rose Yorke’ of Charlotte Bronte’s novel Shirley.

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10th Jul 2012
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Walking: Exercise for all ages

Fitness and exercise? Now the worst of the weather is behind us it's time to give the old joints a spring clean.

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17th Apr 2012
Gareth Hargreaves
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Britain's best winter walks

Wrap up warm and stretch your legs with our pick of the UK's best walks across Britain's breathtaking scenery.

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13th Dec 2011
Gareth Hargreaves
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This summer’s top 5 coastal walks

Explore the natural beauty of good old Blighty this summer on one of these coastal walks

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14th Jul 2011
Rhian Mainwaring
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Top 5: Picnic accessories

Invest in some picnic accessories for a summer of al fresco dining!

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7th Jun 2011
Rhian Mainwaring
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Bird Quiz: Sharpen your knowledge on birds and help the RSPB this weekend!

The RSPB need our help with the world’s biggest ever wildlife survey, the Big Garden Birdwatch. Hone your bird-watching skills with our nifty bird quiz, just jot down the names of the numbered birds – answers at the bottom of the page!

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27th Jan 2011
Rhian Mainwaring
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Walk the Hadrian's Wall trail

The coast to coast National Trail that takes in city and country as well as Roman ruins.

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7th Jul 2010
Mark O'haire
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A guide to the perfect BBQ

The Great British summer wouldn’t be the same without strawberries and cream, sporting disappointments and of course, a few barbecues.

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14th Jun 2010
Mark O'haire
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Walking: Highlights of the South Downs Way - pt 3

We complete our trail along the South Downs Way, taking in the A286 via Crown Tegleaze and Littleton Farm.

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30th Apr 2010
Mark O'haire
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Walking: Highlights of the South Downs Way - pt 2

We continue our trail along the South Downs Way from Exton to the A286 for Cocking taking in Old Winchester Hill and Queen Elizabeth Country Park.

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21st Apr 2010
Mark O'haire
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Walking: Highlights of the South Downs Way - pt 1

Experience some of our finest countryside between Winchester, first capital of England, and the white chalk cliffs of Eastbourne in part one of this fascinating walk.

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16th Apr 2010
Mark O'haire
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A guide to walking holidays

From beginner rambles to expert walking hikes, follow the 50connect guide to planning the perfect trail.

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25th Jan 2010
Mark O'haire
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Britain's top coastal walks

From windy cliff-top scrambles to seaside strolls, Martin Wainwright's coastal walks all have one thing in common, a healthy dose of sea air.

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28th Jan 2009
Gareth Hargreaves
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Newcastle Gateshead coast walks

Beautiful sea views and great coastal paths make Tyne and Wear a must for all walkers.

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17th Nov 2008
Gareth Hargreaves
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Walk the Antonine Wall

Highlights of the ancient trail from Carriden on the Forth to Old Kilpatrick on the Clyde.

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13th Nov 2008
Gareth Hargreaves
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Spot Red Squirrels

Go nuts for the native nutkin during Red Squirrel Week.

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9th Oct 2008
Gareth Hargreaves
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Discover the thrill of open water sailing

Nothing beats the feeling of open water sailing and navigating the waves.

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9th Jul 2008
Gareth Hargreaves
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A walk around Dinas Head, Wales

A circular walk around an 'island' on the north Pembrokeshire Coast Path.

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30th Jun 2008
Gareth Hargreaves
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Rooks Crannies & Ducks

The weather holds out for Basil Turner as a solitary stroll turns into an opportunity to meet Chilterns locals.

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25th Mar 2008
Gareth Hargreaves
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Ha-Ha: A wall is no laughing matter

Basil Turner investigates the origin and purpose of walls.

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25th Mar 2008
Gareth Hargreaves
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A Celebration Of Local Food At Covent Garden

Michael Wale visits Covent Garden Market and finds local food producers.

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8th Feb 2008
Gareth Hargreaves


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