Eight everyday adventures on the National Cycle Network

Sustrans is the custodian of the National Cycle Network and the charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle in the UK. Working with a wide network of volunteers, supporters and policy-makers, they aim to create a society where the way we travel creates healthier places and happier lives for everyone. This article was first…

Gear Guides: how to layer for hiking adventures

Heading out hiking? Make sure you are wearing the appropriate layers and you can be prepared for any weather conditions. We spoke to IGO Adventures, an adventure travel company for people who want to get more out of life, to get top tips on what to wear for hiking, walking, or any other challenge. One…

Enjoy a walk in nature!

Modern day living in today’s hyperconnected society can be draining even at the best of times. Sometimes it’s essential just to slip away from the weekly work cycle and escape the city. Stepping away from Facebook, turning off the smartphone and reconnecting with nature revitalises and rejuvenates. With its thumping soundtrack and inspiring visuals, this…

Getting fit in the cold – Doing it safely, and a few benefits

Well once again snow has washed across the United Kingdom – is it just me or do we seem better at coping with it now? – and with a lot of the day now conducted at sub-zero temperatures, motivation to get out and about plummets, people sticking it out in front of the TV, waiting…

Enjoy the autumn walking and hiking season!

Fall – or autumn, it doesn’t really matter, call it what you want – is the best season of the year to go out walking. It’s not just the vivid colours from the different leaves on the ground or the amazing opportunity to pick up conkers that make it number one, but also the opportunity…

Summer hiking: feel on top of the world with our top 5 hikes

Hiking is awesome in the summer. It is also the perfect complement to the months of sports-dominated TV. Getting outside, breathing in cool, fresh air, with the freedom to embrace your wanderlust can make you feel fantastic. Watching sport is also much more satisfying when you have been a little active yourself!  So while athletes…

Why you should get your walking boots on and get outdoors

Whether you’re looking to lose weight, improve stamina or are just recreationally enjoying the great countryside, walking has benefits for your whole lifestyle. It’s free for a start (once you’ve kitted yourself out of course), so invest in some walking boots and get outdoors… Does walking count as exercise? Absolutely! Significant research has been conducted…