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Claire

Welcome back to the Pine Marten

Welcome back to the Pine Marten

The first confirmed sighting of a wild pine marten in England has been made in more than a century.

 

Claire

Make July your Flower Meadow Month

Make July your Flower Meadow Month

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.

Claire

Walking’s Feathered Friends

Walking’s Feathered Friends

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?

Claire

Walk this way: Waymarks Decoded

Walk this way: Waymarks Decoded

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.

Claire

Keep your heart happy with a walk

Keep your heart happy with a walk

 British Heart Foundation is urging people to get active this summer as it publishes a report that shows that the UK is lagging behind its European counterparts.

Claire

The Wonder of our Woodlands

 With spring well and truly underway, our woodland trees are now starting to come into full leaf...and to demonstrate their full glory. If you’d like to understand more about the trees you see whilst out rambling, help is at hand.

 

Claire

Silver walkers may be prolonging their lives

Silver walkers may be prolonging their lives

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.

Claire

May is National Walking Month

May is one of the busiest walking months. With spring flowers bursting forth plus longer, warmer days everyone shrugs away the winter hibernation mode and has the urge to stride back out into the great outdoors. Here are some of the month’s key events...

Claire

What is your favourite Spring Flower?

One of the many things that we love about the arrival of spring is the fact that woodland floors burst into colour. Throughout winter woodlands can feel quite stark, with bare branches of trees and the woodland floor seemingly bereft of plant life. No wonder then that spring is such a welcome sight as Mother Nature works her magic and starts the cycle of life.

Claire

Unpowered exoskeleton improves walking efficiency

Unpowered exoskeleton improves walking efficiency

 Engineers have created the first unpowered exoskeleton boots that allow humans to walk whilst expending less energy. It would be easy to assume that humans have perfected the art of walking through evolution and learning, but it appears that science has more to offer. The boots make human walking seven percent more efficient, giving hope for those who have difficulty getting around.

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