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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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