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News Articles
04 May 17the people's ponchoA durable, lightweight, stylish and compact alternative to traditional waterproofs ideal for walkers with 10% Discount.
04 Mar 17AZ Adventure Series MapsConvenient 1:25000 OS maps in booklet form covering the National Trails of Britain.
25 Jan 17Walking in the AireA new book by Lee Senior featuring 14 walks in the Aire valley.
18 Nov 16West Yorkshire's Wild SideTwo new books in the 'Wainwright' style featuring Calderdale and moorland walks.
28 Oct 16The Dales WayFirst edition of this excellent new guide from Trailblazer with detailed maps and information.
26 Oct 16Mystery PictureCan anyone help with providing the location featured in this painting. Could be anywhere in the UK.
25 Oct 16Dog-friendly walksA new book with 24 walks in Shakespeare country ideal for walkers with or without dogs.
23 Oct 16Pilgrim Paths of GBA new book providing a detailed insight into seven pilgrim trails in the UK.
11 May 16Cols & Passes of BritainAnother tick list for walkers? This wonderful book contains details of 2002 cols and passes in the British Isles.
06 Nov 15Looking for somewhere to stay?Choosing accommodation for your walking holiday has never been so good with many more alternatives now available on the Internet.
30 Jul 15Wales Coast Path Northern Eye Books has just released two series of books featuring this lengthy long distance coastal footpath.
22 Jul 15My favourite coastal walk The new issue of Reader's Digest contains one of my favourite coastal walks which is featured on this website. Read more about my choice.
20 Sep 14Photographer's Guide to the Peak DistrictThis book provides assistance to help walkers improve their photographic skills detailing suitable locations within the Peak District plus lots more info.
01 May 14KEEN's Madison Ladies Walking ShoeKEEN's Madison walking shoes have been tested in Morocco's Atlas Mountains. Extremely lightweight these shoes are worth a close look.
07 Mar 14Walking Britain's Facebook PageThere is now a dedicated Facebook Page for Walking Britain which will provide updates and newsworthy items connected with walks and walking.
05 Feb 14Dog-friendly holidays in DorsetWonderful pet friendly self catering holidays on the Dorset Coast. Enjoy your holiday with your dogs. A variety of walks from the doorstep.
29 Jan 14Balearic Outdoor HolidaysHolidays for singles, couples & groups on Mallorca, Menorca & Ibiza. Great prices from a family business providing walking holidays to be enjoyed, not endured.
23 Jan 14OS Active MapsThe British climate is not a good friend of paper maps. Ordnance Survey Active maps offer complete weather protection. Check out how a sample performed.
16 Jan 14Berghaus Faroe Softshell JacketDressing in layers has many advantages in the variable British climate. This gear review looks at this softshell jacket designed for summer.
05 Dec 13Special offer, Luxury Cottages in Dartmoor7 nights for the price of 5 with savings of up to £350 when staying at Holwell Farm Luxury Cottages near Widecomebe in the Moor, Dartmoor.
13 Nov 13Walking the Jurassic CoastThe Jurassic Coast offers some great walking with a spectacular coastline and excellent facilities such as accommodation.
12 Nov 13Merrell Mattertal Boots A multi-purpose boot with high performance in all conditions. Excellent design combined with durable materials make these a first choice walking boot.
10 Nov 13Brasher Hillmaster II Womens BootsThese best sellers in the UK have now been enhanced with many new features that include a better fit for ladies feet.
07 Nov 13New Site DesignPreview how Walking Britain will look in the near future and other news.
09 Jan 13Cambrian MountainsA great place to walk in central Wales that has yet to be discovered. Check out Walking Festival & guide services available in this part of the UK.
29 Nov 11Yaktrax Pro Ice Grips for ShoesWhen its icy underfoot why not try these ice grips. Easy to attach to shoes or boots, they act like chains on car tires and provide extra confidence.
04 Sep 11North Face Resolve JacketThis new jacket has many new technical features including waterproofing and an internal mesh for moisture wicking.
21 Jul 11Keen Ladies' SandalsThe right footwear is vital when walking. These innovative sandals offer comfort and protection with an 'edgy' design and feature a great choice of colours.
21 Feb 11Montane Extreme SmockThe Montane Extreme Smock is a Pertex and pile base layer, mid layer and outer layer all rolled into one. Check the review.
06 Jun 10Coast to Coast PathThe latest edition of the Trailblazer guide has just been published. Packed with trail maps and information this is a useful addition to your library.
04 Jun 10Keen Newport PackA versatile lightweight pack ideal for day walks & other uses. The pack has been around the world, to work on a daily basis and for shopping.
03 May 10Walker's TrainWhat do you do when faced with trains which don't encourage tourists to use The West Highland Line and doesn't cater for walkers & cyclists?
16 Jan 10Salomon BootsThe Cosmic 4D GTX Hiking Boot from Salomon has got a great review despite its cost. Learn more about this offering from a great boot manufacturer.
01 Nov 08Hunter OriginalSo what makes Hunter so much better than all the other brands of wellington? Fashionable, comfortable and functional.
31 Oct 08Caterpillar ColoradoThe classic Caterpillar Colorado style caught my eye. Having worn them for a month, they are fantastic tough boots.
24 Jul 08Fit Flop WalkstarsKeeping your legs fit for walking is as important as general fitness. These sandals are designed to improve all important leg muscles for days in the hills.
05 Jul 08Merrell ChameleonThis review puts Chameleon shoes through their paces. A robust hiking shoe, they offer protection from uneven terrain & the elements.
06 May 08Merrell BootsEvery walker needs comfortable boots. These new boots from Merrell provide great support and are suitable for both sexes.
28 Jan 08Protect Your FeetSorbothane Insoles are designed to absorb foot impact shock across a wide range of outdoor activities. Start looking after your feet.
26 Jan 08North Bucks WalksThe first foray into publishing by Walking Britain contributor Allan Friswell. Read the review of this worthwhile venture.
22 Jan 08Pembrokeshire CoastThis book is the featured prize for the January 2008 My Favourite Walk Competition. Read the review.
18 Jan 08Favourite WalksResult of the first month's competition has been announced covering the walks submitted to the end of December 2007.
18 Jan 08Website ArchivingThe British Library was in touch a few days ago and has selected Walking Britain as a web site worthy of archiving for posterity.
26 Nov 07National TrailsThis excellent new book from Cicerone is first prize in the new Walks Competition.
15 Nov 07Photo Competition UpdateThe gallery with the entries for the 2007 photo competition has now been added to the site.
25 Oct 07Murder in the Lakes?Michael Wood's recent novel 'The Fell Walker' is based in the Lake Dsitrict, the Scottish Highlands and Manila.
05 Oct 07Footwear ReviewShould travel shoes and similar products be considered as serious footwear for walking?
09 Sep 07Walking in KentA book review of Cicerone's latest offering covering the 'Kentish Alps'.
02 Sep 07Inner VisionsInsights into the wild worlds of the UK's foremost outdoor photographers.
22 Aug 07South Downs WayA book review covering the 2nd edition of this wonderfully detailed guide.

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