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Ten of the Best: Castle Walks

Ten of the Best: Castle Walks

Be it fairytale or gothic revival, turrets or towers, dragon-filled or the home of royalty, castles come in all shapes and sizes. What they all have in common is their imposing outlines sitting in commanding positions, clearly selling the message about the wealth and power of their owners. If you fancy playing royals for the day, we bring you ten of the best castle walks…

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Humbled by Your Support

Humbled by Your Support

In the last newsletter, we gave all iFootpath customers an opportunity to make a voluntary contribution to fund the ongoing growth of iFootpath. We are both humbled and thrilled that so many of you donated to this cause, and so far, we have received £200. We want to say a huge thank you to everyone that has contributed, it really means a lot to us. So what’s the story behind this and what next?...

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iFootpath recommended by Saturday Telegraph

iFootpath recommended by Saturday Telegraph

Walking has been featuring in lots of media lately. Whether it’s TV, magazines or newspapers, the benefits and joys of walking are being celebrated at every turn. And with all that coverage came a lovely surprise at the weekend, when iFootpath featured in the Saturday Telegraph’s Five of the Best Walking Apps…

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Six of the Best: Walks with Windmills

Six of the Best: Walks with Windmills

Windmills have a certain charm that appeals to us all, kids and big kids alike. With their graceful sails and iconic outline, they are a much-loved part of our countryside. If you fancy getting a fix of wind-powered magic, we bring you six of the best windmill walks in England…

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Six Ways to Cure Your Nature Deficit

Six Ways to Cure Your Nature Deficit

When Richard Louv penned his 2005 book, Last Child in the Woods, little did he know that his phrase ‘Nature Deficit Disorder’ would strike such a chord and become a modern buzzword. When did you last kick through the leaves, run your hands through the soil or watch garden birds? Well if your answer isn’t today or yesterday, then you may need to remedy that. Find out about the disorder, its symptoms and our six recommended treatments…

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Discover a Woodland Trust Winter Wonderland with iFootpath

Discover a Woodland Trust Winter Wonderland with iFootpath

This month, our friends at the Woodland Trust have published their Top 10 Woodland Winter Walks. And it seems that great minds think alike, because you can find 3 of these walks on the iFootpath App…

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iFootpath hosts Surrey Life’s Best Winter Walks

iFootpath hosts Surrey Life’s Best Winter Walks

We were thrilled when our friends at Surrey Life magazine got in touch to ask us to recommend ten winter walks for their readers. And with there being more than 100 iFootpath walks in Surrey, we were spoilt for choice…

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Pub Walks with Dietary Gold Standard

Pub Walks with Dietary Gold Standard

We are delighted that our friends at Salisbury Pubs have been awarded the Gold Award at the Free From Eating Out Awards 2016. The Alford Arms in Frithsden and The Royal Oak in Marlow have been recognised for their excellence in making it a breeze for people with food allergies to enjoy a superb pub meal – a subject close to my own heart. And as the pubs are partners of iFootpath, you can combine your meal out with a wonderful country ramble to work up an appetite before your meal…

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Celebrate National Tree Week

Celebrate National Tree Week

As National Tree Week – which runs from 26 November to 4 December 2016 – approaches, The Tree Council is encouraging everyone to consider how they can change views for the better by planting and celebrating trees. First mounted in 1975, National Tree Week is the UK's largest tree celebration and launches the start of the winter tree planting season.

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Get Walking for Take a Hike Day

Get Walking for Take a Hike Day

In the USA, 17th November marks Take a Hike Day. So why not support our American cousins in this celebration of all things outdoors and get out on a ramble yourself this week? After all, walkers in other countries would give their eye teeth for the UK's walking freedoms...

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iFootpath features in Essential Surrey Magazines

iFootpath features in Essential Surrey Magazines

We are so pleased to have received more press coverage this week, this time in the Essential Surrey magazines, from Sheengate Publications.

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Take Miles off Your Feet

Take Miles off Your Feet

I did some quick calculations recently and it turns out that I walk more than 1,000 miles every year. Lucky me! Great for mind, body and soul and I love every minute of it. But it also got me thinking…these feet of mine are really being put through their paces (literally!). So I thought I’d share with you my personal tried and tested ways to look after your feet and ensure that they will carry you for many more miles into the future. May I present, The iFootpath Girl’s guide to footcare for walkers…

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Time to Face Your Walking Fears

Time to Face Your Walking Fears

Today, 11 October 2016, is Face Your Fears Day. The organisers explain, “Take a moment to consider what your life might be like if you conquered some of your greatest fears. What would you do differently? Face Your Fears Day gives you the chance to stand up to your fears, overcome them, and to seize the day.”

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Green Spaces worth £2.2bn to Health

Green Spaces worth £2.2bn to Health

Green exercise in England benefits adult health to the tune of £2.2 billion a year, according to a recent study published in the journal of Preventative Medicine. Researchers from the University of Exeter Medical School and Public Health England analysed data from the world’s largest study on recreational visits to natural places, such as parks, woods and beaches. They estimated that over 8 million adults in England engage in green exercise each week, resulting in over 1.3 billion green exercise visits a year.

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Let iFootpath guide you to some Inspiring Views

Let iFootpath guide you to some Inspiring Views

iFootpath is proud to be the walking guides partner for an exciting arts project in the Surrey Hills. The Inspiring Views project commissioned five sculptors and designers to create sculptural benches at viewpoints along the Greensand Way at Gibbet Hill, Reynards Hill, Holmbury Hill, Winterfold and Hascombe Hill. Find out more about these striking sculptures and the iFootpath walks that will guide you to them…

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From Seed to Tree: How to Travel in Style

From Seed to Tree: How to Travel in Style

With harvest season upon us, it got me thinking about all things seeds. From a tiny acorn, a giant oak may grow. However magical it may seem, we all know that every beautiful old tree began life as a tiny seed. But if seeds were to fall straight off the tree and germinate at the roots of the parent, the next generation would fail and trees would be in crisis. Evolution created the answer to this conundrum and trees have developed a range of amazing techniques to ensure their seeds travel far and wide…

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Calling for Green Prescriptions

Calling for Green Prescriptions

Doctors prescribing exercise outdoors to patients would get more people doing physical activity and help reduce obesity, say councils. The Local Government Association, which represents more than 370 councils, is calling for a similar model to the "green prescription" in New Zealand that gets people outdoors, to be introduced in England and Wales...

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iFootpath recommended by Wales Outdoors

iFootpath recommended by Wales Outdoors

Wales Outdoors owner, Andy Lamb, has downloaded the iFootpath App to test it out. And his conclusion? He highly recommends it as a great walking resource! Thank you Andy for your vote of confidence. As a walking expert and outdoor professional, we really value Andy’s opinion…

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The Powerful Purpose of Purple

The Powerful Purpose of Purple

During August and September, our moorlands and heaths are transformed into a vivid shade of purple as the heather bursts into its annual bloom. But aside from being a beautiful spectacle for walkers, the heather has an important purpose. It supports lots of wildlife by providing food and habitat and it has also played an important role in human history too. Discover why bees love purple and find the best heather walks...

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Sussex Hospices Trail Takes Shape

Sussex Hospices Trail Takes Shape

An exciting new long distance walking trail, the Sussex Hospices Trail, is taking shape and is on track for completion in early October 2016. Friends of Sussex Hospices is working with partners on this ambitious project to create a new 200-mile walking trail, connecting and raising awareness of the twelve hospice providers that deliver their invaluable services across Sussex. 129 miles of the route are already published, ready for walkers to get their boots muddy for a great cause...

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