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Architecture One: Brutalism - Behold the Beauty?

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Maybe, like me, in addition to enjoying wide open landscapes, beautiful skies, rivers, hills and mountains you see when out walking you also love looking at our built infrastructure. Whether it be an ornate manor house, Saxon church or Victorian villa they can add to the walk's enjoyment as well as give us a better understanding of a place and its history as well as what life is like in that place today.

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Richard

Capture Better Landscape Pictures, 9# Tips to Create Super Results

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We have all done it – taken a picture when out in the beautiful countryside only to be disappointed when we look at it in the cold light of day. You probably feel that the camera did not capture what you saw and felt and, well, it just doesn’t look that good. Now here’s the crunch, a picture that doesn’t communicate your feeling and the moment is less about the camera and the poor light, and more about what you included in the image and how you took it. After all, cooks do not say that the great food they served was because they own an excellent oven and knives. Good photography is like good cooking - more about how and what you do than the tools you use. So, here’s a few tips that may help you create beautiful landscape pictures that you will enjoy sharing with your friends and family.
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Richard

20 Walking and Hiking Snippets

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Many of us love walking and find it good for mind, body and soul. Whether we walk to work, school or the shops, explore your local footpaths and parks or stride out in one of our beautiful national parks and AONBs, there is no doubt that walking is good for us. And from the feedback we receive at iFootpath, we know that whether you walk alone, with friends & family or your furry companions - people love walking.

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Richard

Four Types of Camera, Which one Works Best for You?

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Have you wondered what camera would be best for you when in the outdoors? Should you use a smartphone or upgrade to a compact, DSLR or mirrorless camera?

This blog post is my personal view of which cameras are best for taking pictures when you are in the outdoors, based on my own experience and the research I did when recently buying a camera.

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Richard

Five Walking Guide App Myths….

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Tens of thousands of people enjoy using the iFootpath App and other walking guide Apps to successfully follow great walks in the UK whether the walks are nearby to where they live or further afield. They gain the confidence to find & enjoy wonderful hikes and strolls by themselves or with family & friends. Often, however, we hear that many people are put off using a walking guide App because of Myths about what an App can or can't do. We've presented below some answers to the more common worries that people have mentioned to us through email and social media...

So, if you are reluctant to use a walking guide App have a quick read through... if you do not find the answer to your worry or fear about walking with the help of an App please contact us and we will try our best to help.

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How Dogs Protect Our Hearts

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Regular followers of the iFootpath blog, will know that I am often singing the praises of our canine pals. Who can blame me? Dogs are wonderful walking companions and you don’t have to look far to find scientific studies that show the many health benefits of dog ownership. The latest paper comes from Sweden, revealing how dog owners have a lower risk of cardiovascular disease…
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