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Our Favourite UK Winter Walks
As winter approaches and the nights draw in, it can be tempting to hang up your waterproofs and put away your walking boots. But with frosty landscapes, the magic of low winter sunlight and the promise of a warming pub fire at the end of a walk, we think there are plenty of reasons to carry on getting out and about this winter.
Our Favourite UK Autumn Walks
Autumn is a fantastic time to get outside and enjoy a good walk. To help you choose where to head on your autumnal adventure, we’ve rounded up our best autumn walks across the UK.
Night Walking Guide
Walking at night can feel like discovering a new world on your doorstep. Here’s our guide for some inspiration and information to get you started on your after-dark adventures.
Your Favourite UK Mountain and Hill Walking Locations
We asked you to let us know your favourite UK mountain and hill walks and based on your responses we’ve pulled together a selection of fantastic days out in the hills, covering the length and breadth of our beautiful island.
Top Accessible Walks With The National Trust
Our partners at The National Trust have picked some of their favourite accessible trails, taking in gardens, coastal clifftops and rolling countryside. Well maintained paths and easy terrain make these routes suitable for pushchairs, wheelchairs and mobility aids.
Jurassic Coast Walk: Exploring Lulworth Cove, Durdle Door and White Nothe
Named for its richness in ancient fossils, the Jurassic Coast’s beauty has also been the inspiration for works of fiction and is the real life setting of some old smugglers tales. Mammut sent Cicerone Walking Guides author and Jurassic Coast expert, Ronald Turnbull, along with local outdoor photographer Pete Elliott to explore the towering white cliffs above, the ancient fossils beneath and the secret smuggler routes of the coastal paths - here's how it went.
5 Of Our Favourite Mountains To Explore In Summer
Summer for many of us brings with it the call of the mountains. With clear days and pleasant weather promising stunning views and unchallenging conditions in which to reach them, it’s possibly the best time of year to lace up your boots and venture to higher ground.
Five Steps To Start Hillwalking
Our partners at the BMC share their five steps to getting into hillwalking.
Expert Essentials For Stress-Free Family Walking
When you’re heading out for a family walk, the last thing you want is to be caught short without the right kit when you’ve got the kids in tow.
Here’s our guide to essentials for family walking, plus a few extras which will help make your walks stress-free and fun for everyone, including you!
Making Family Walking Fun For Everyone
From multi-day family hikes to an afternoon stroll in the park, with minimal kit you can keep the whole family active and connected to nature, even on your own doorstep. Here are a few tips from the experts that’ll have them all itching to get out there and make walking fun for all the family.
Dog Walking With Core Experts
With a wealth of experience getting outdoors with and without our four-legged friends, our experts have a few tips and tricks on how to make the most of the time you spend outdoors with your dog. There’s more to walking your dog than meets the eye, so here’s what Cotswold Outdoor dog walking experts, Jon and Kate, have to say.
Footwear Tips For Dog Walkers
Our customers ask us about footwear for dog walking all the time, so we’ve put together this guide on how to choose shoes for dog walking and keep them performing at their best for as long as possible.
Ultimate Walking Essentials Kit List
Getting out for a walk may be one of the simplest forms of exercise – but that doesn’t mean you don’t need the right kit to make the most of it. Effective layering and fabrics designed for the outdoors will make sure you’re comfortable and prepared for any weather, whether it’s your local park or a woodland path. Here’s our expert kit list for taking to the trails.
Great Walks Near UK Cities
If you find yourself on lockdown in one of the UK's cities, getting your usual fix of nature is likely proving a challenge - but nature can be found in the most surprising of places. We've rounded up our favourite places to escape to nature in and around some of the biggest cities in the country, so nobody has to go without the healing powers of connecting with nature in these difficult times.