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Beginner's Guide to Map Reading and Grid References
Beginner's Guide to Map Reading and Grid References
It's not too difficult to use a compass and map to find your position and your route when out hiking....
Geographical Sites & Their Use in an Emergency
Geographical Sites & Their Use in an Emergency
This article looks at how to use landmarks and geographical sites as a means of identifying your position if lost...
How Popular is Hiking?
How Popular is Hiking?
Walking is something almost all of us can do, and its popularity continues to rise as more people - both older and younger - come to love it....
New to Walking as a Hobby
New to Walking as a Hobby
How starting out as a walker couldn’t be any simpler. The flexibility and different styles of walking activities and how walking can mean very different things to…...
Paying Attention to the Weather
Paying Attention to the Weather
All walkers need to be very aware of the weather - not only the forecast, but remaining alert to the sky for any possible changes....
Planning Your Walk
Planning Your Walk
How it is important to plan your walking trip before you go. Things to take into consideration to ensure that your trip is enjoyable and as safe as possible....
Transport and Accommodation for Walkers
Transport and Accommodation for Walkers
How to search for public transport to popular walking destinations. The different styles of overnight accommodation and what they may/may not include...
Types of Walking Route
Types of Walking Route
The different categories of walking routes for you to enjoy. Who’s responsible for looking after and maintaining the routes, where applicable, and ways of finding out…...
Wainwright and the Lake District Walks
Wainwright and the Lake District Walks
Alfred Wainwrights seven-volume Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells are still the definitive guides to walking in the Lake District, for both novices and veterans....
What Do You Want from Hiking?
What Do You Want from Hiking?
Before you start seriously walking and hiking, it's worth asking yourself what you want to gain from it, and what your goals are....
What to do if You Become Lost
What to do if You Become Lost
What to do if you become lost when out hiking and how you should stop and assess the situation as opposed to walking on aimlessly ensuring that your basic survival…...
What to do in an Emergency
What to do in an Emergency
The importance of staying calm when out walking in an accident or emergency situation. Knowing what you should and shouldn’t do and getting your priorities right....
What to Take with You on a Walk
What to Take with You on a Walk
The kinds of things you should take with you if planning a day long walking trip. What to pack to meet your basic needs and ensuring that you carry additional relevant…...
Why Start Hiking?
Why Start Hiking?
There are many reasons people start hiking, but simply being out in the raw countryside and gaining exercise are the leading ones....
Why the Countryside Code Matters
Why the Countryside Code Matters
The Countryside Code - formerly the Country Code - has been around for over half a century - does it still have anything to tell us?...
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