Unseasonably warm weather across the whole of the UK is leading to some unusual sights for December walkers. With temperatures set to remain in double figures for at least another week, nature is one confused lady.
The Best of Health website has published its top five recommended mobile apps for keeping fit and healthy. We’re over the moon that iFootpath has made it into this elite collection.
Through history the best minds have found that walking, whether a quick five minute jaunt, or a long four hour trek, has helped them compose, write, paint, and create. Andrew Tate, a freelance writer and neuroscientist, has posted a super article on Canva, explaining why everyone from Beethoven and Dickens to Darwin and Steve Jobs took long walks and why you should too...
While walking on Cissbury Ring recently, we came across a bunch of people sporting some amazing colourful bobble hats. Turns out it is a small British company that we thought you’d want to hear about too...so, meet Jo from Kubixl.
A 200-mile walking trail is being developed by the Friends of Sussex Hospices to raise awareness of all 12 providers of hospice care for adults and children in Sussex and to help them raise funds. iFootpath is delighted to be the walking and technology partner for this exciting project.
You can’t beat an autumn woodland walk. The autumn colours are particularly bright this year, we are getting reports from across the country that the colour spectacle is not to be missed. Find time in the next couple of weeks to visit a woodland near you...you won’t be disappointed.
Two of England’s National Parks are set to get bigger from August 2016, following an announcement from DEFRA. Yorkshire, Cumbria and Lancashire will share the largest area of almost continuous National Park land following a decision to extend the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District.
Healthy magazine has published an article uncovering the three secrets to the happiness of the Scandinavian countries, all of whom rank amongst the UN’s Top 10 Happiest Countries. We are thrilled to find that iFootpath features in the article’s suggestions for following the principles of achieving Scandi-style satisfaction.
Our native nutkin, the red squirrel, is only found in certain areas of the UK, which is why the Wildlife Trusts are working to protect them - and encouraging you to help too. Red Squirrel Week, which runs from Sat 26 Sept to Sun 4 Oct 2015, is a great time to look out for distinctive russet fur, tufted ears and a twitching tail; red squirrels really are a captivating sight.
We have waved goodbye to August, and September is passing before our eyes. For those sun worshippers amongst you, it’s easy to become sad as you mourn the passing of the long, lazy days of summer. But please don’t despair, autumn has lots to offer and it’s a season to be loved and embraced. Here we celebrate ‘Six Reasons to Love Autumn Walks’.
There was a time when going travelling meant just three essentials on your packing list: ticket, wallet, passport...but these days many people’s key essential is the smartphone. And it’s not essential just for keeping in touch with friends and relatives while you’re away, it is also a pocket sized reference guide to all your travel needs. No wonder then that the YHA has compiled a list of the 12 Top Apps for Travelling and Backpacking...and iFootpath is one of them.
The new Queens Cafe Bar at Lilleshall National Sports and Conferencing Centre in Shropshire opens 14 September 2015, which coincides with the launch of the Lilleshall iFootpath trails.
We’re pleased to announce another accolade for iFootpath, as it makes the cut for the Clifford James best walking apps blog.
When out walking in the hills across the UK, it’s surprising how often you see birds of prey soaring in the skies above. But it’s not always easy to tell a buzzard from a red kite or a kestrel from a hobby. The BBC’s Springwatch Team has created a really helpful guide to help with these raptor dilemmas.
Holiday cottage letting company holidaycottages.co.uk has compiled a list of the best apps for family holidays and we’re delighted that iFootpath has made the cut. Having been successfully letting properties in popular UK holiday destinations for over 30 years, they certainly should know a thing or two about holidays.
South Lincolnshire Walking Festival presents 76 guided walks between 25 September and 31 October 2015. There’s no better way to discover the hidden treasures of south Lincolnshire than walking through the landscape that witnessed Bronze-age burials; Iron-age mints; Roman forts; the Knights Templar; deserted Medieval villages; castles, cathedrals and monasteries and architecture at its finest.
Nottingham City Transport is telling its passengers to 'get off the bus and take a walk.' A slightly unusual message for the city's principal bus company and the UK's 2014 Bus Operator of the Year you might think? But a message that has the best intentions at heart for its thousands of loyal customers.Aimed at inspiring local people to get out and enjoy Nottingham’s fantastic countryside and the city’s hidden gems, NCT has partnered with the popular website and app – iFootpath – which creates and publishes walking guides for everyone to enjoy – whether a casual rambler, dog walker or a more serious regular hiker. Together, they’ve created six walking guides specifically designed to work around the NCT network.
Pendle prides itself in hosting the UK's largest FREE walking festival and this year it takes place from Saturday 15th to Sunday 23rd August. Choose from 68 guided walks across the course of the 9 days and slot in an iFootpath walk while you're there.
Walking in the great outdoors has many health benefits, physical and mental, and is widely promoted as part of a healthy lifestyle. One of the small risks of walking in the countryside is the chance of being bitten by a tick. Here we uncover the truth about ticks, Lyme Disease and the precautions you can take to keep yourself (and your dogs) safe.
100 years ago colourful flower-rich meadows and grasslands were an intrinsic part of our agriculture and people’s daily lives. Meadows are grown in spring, cut in late summer and the hay is stored for use as animal feed over the winter months. Fast forward to today and over 97% of wildflower meadows have been lost. To celebrate these now very rare and special spaces and to raise awareness of their striking decline, the first ever National Meadows Day was held on Saturday 4 July and July is the perfect time to visit.
This month saw the announcement of the winner of Britain’s National Bird, a bird that represents the whole nation in its popularity, characteristics and distribution. This made me wonder...which birds would appear on the list of the walker’s best feathered friends?
Whether you're following an iFootpath walking guide or taking your own adventure through the countryside, you are bound to pass a whole range of signage marking the public rights of way. Whilst most of us understand the direction the arrows point us in, there are also some more subtle pieces of information that the signage conveys. Here, we present a guide to waymarks to help you get the most of out of your countryside walks.
We all know that physical activity plays an important role in the world of public health. A recent study, tracking the lives of more than 5,000 older men, concludes that physical activity has an important effect on life expectancy.
You’ve planned your route, have the right shoes on, comfortable clothes and a drink carrier is in your hand. But are you protected from the sun? Not many of us think about it as part of our pre-walk checklist. But it's just as important to keep your skin protected whether going out for a country ramble or doing a town trail as it is when you are spending time on a sunny beach.
I want to congratulate you on your web site/app performance, quick, reliable and easy to use. I have similar walking apps with OS Maps and ViewRanger but yours is best.
This app has totally changed my life, i absolutely love it. I did this walk yesterday, what a beautiful walk it is, i thoroughly enjoyed it and would definitely do it again, in fact i met an older gentleman who was on his 100 and something time there!! My sister and daughter cant wait to come along. The noise mentioned about the motorway is negligible and for me did not detract from the overall walk at all, the view from the top was stunning!!
So far I have downloaded 5 walks and completed 3 of them, tomorrow will be No 4. I love your website The walk descriptions are the best I have used in the last six years of rambling since I retired. This is a website I would be more than happy to pay a subscription for, instead I'll donate a sum to my favourite charity. THANK YOU.
Have deleted Pokemon Go and downloaded @ifootpathuk which is much more 'me'
I love the illustrated descriptions of each walk section. Really helps to enjoy the walk and get to know something about what I'm seeing. So much better than apps that only provide GPS co-ordinates and no photos or description. Love it!
After trying out numerous other apps I came across this one: way ahead of any of the others in every way. Much more accurate and very easy to use with great features. Would highly recommend it as THE app to use for walking.
Just wonderful, with walks for everyone: the fit, the not-so-fit, short walks, long walks, through woods, up hills (and down).
I highly recommend it, as my mum and I use it to go for walks and finish by eating at a pub. Its detailed and sometimes humorous instructions lead us easily to our destination. Also, to top this, it has interesting facts about the area we're walking in
I don't review much but this app deserves it. Downloaded some really good walks and the combination of the good descriptions and the really useful map of the walk showing where you are make it a brilliant tool. Well done and keep up the good work.
Very enjoyable and well described route. Views over the river from the warren were stunning.
Fantastic walk and amazing views. Great directions though I followed the GPS map mainly
Great walk, instructions were very detailed, perfect!
This may be the best walk I've ever done. It was certainly the best directions.
Even on a cold windy day with it trying to snow this was still an excellent walk. We managed it with our 2 children of 5 yrs and one in a all terain pram (a defo no no with a normal pram). Will be doing this one again in the summer.
Used app while visiting (it was great!)--live in Texas. Thanks!
Your app and walks are a dream to use
Did this walk this morning with our three little girls and we all love it. Great day outdoor!