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iFootpath and DogWalksYorkshire Become One

iFootpath and DogWalksYorkshire Become One

iFootpath is pleased to announce that it is now the proud owner of another excellent walking website, DogWalksYorkshire. As current iFootpath customers know, our mission in life is to make walking accessible, fun and stress-free for seasoned walkers and newcomers alike. When we first came across the DogWalksYorkshire website we were pleased to find like-minded folk with a similar ethos, albeit specifically aimed at dog walkers in Yorkshire. When we learned that the current DogWalksYorkshire team were looking to pass on the baton to someone that could take their website forward, we were pleased to step up and offer to do just that.

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WANTED: Walking Ambassadors for West Sussex

WANTED: Walking Ambassadors for West Sussex

This summer we are working in West Sussex to help promote the area to visitors and to encourage more people to take up walking, both visitors and local residents. As part of this project, we will be creating 10 new West Sussex Weekends walking guides, beautiful routes exploring the West Sussex countryside, towns and villages. We need each walk to be fronted by a volunteer walking ambassador, someone that will put their name, face and story to the walk to encourage younger people and families to visit West Sussex and catch the walking bug…

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Walking is Key in How to Stay Young

Walking is Key in How to Stay Young

A recent two-part BBC documentary explored the latest scientific research into how to stay young in both body and mind. Episode 2 concentrated particularly on helping the brain to stay young. The findings, statistics and latest advice made a fascinating watch and it revealed good news for walkers!

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Expert Advice…Surviving the Pollen Season

Expert Advice…Surviving the Pollen Season

The hay fever season is upon us. It is an often under-estimated condition, but those that suffer will know all too well that is can be extremely debilitating and turn a bright sunny day into a miserable one. Anyone, from the very young to the elderly can suffer and in the worst cases it drives individuals to hide away indoors to avoid the dreaded pollen. Allergy UK explains the condition and provides some helpful advice for sufferers.

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Go Wild and Get Happy

Go Wild and Get Happy

Walking is good for you. Seasoned walkers will tell you this time and time again, but it’s nice to have it confirmed by scientific studies from time to time. The latest evidence comes from The Wildlife Trusts via an impact study of its 30 Days Wild campaign. The UK’s first month-long nature challenge saw sustained increases in participants’ happiness and health through connections with nature such as feeding the birds and countryside walks.

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iFootpath features in Surrey Life Magazine

iFootpath features in Surrey Life Magazine

The April edition of Surrey Life magazine includes an article by Christine Howard, Chairman of the Surrey Hills Society, on using technology to enhance your walking experience. We are delighted that iFootpath gets a mention as one of the best innovations in countryside technology.

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Walking with a Spring in your Step

Walking with a Spring in your Step

We may have had a topsy-turvy winter, warm and wet one day then cold and windy the next, but Mother Nature is not one to let that stand in her way. There’s no denying that spring is waiting just around the corner. With flowers erupting through the woodland floor and the dawn chorus building from the tree tops, spring is starting to take hold. Spring is the season when nature bursts back into life in an explosion of sight, sound and colour. What better invitation to get out and explore?

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Waveney Ferry Opens Up a Watery Adventure

Waveney Ferry Opens Up a Watery Adventure

Waveney River Centre has teamed up with iFootpath to bring you a delightful new walking excursion on the Norfolk-Suffolk border. And to make it even easier, you can simply download the guide and follow it using the iFootpath app. The walk offers plenty to keep the whole family entertained, from a ride on the river ferry and the bustling boat life of Oulton Broad, to the expansive views and wildlife of the Carlton Marshes nature reserve, all topped off with a visit to a telescopic church and a delicious lunch at the Waveney Inn. It’s sure to become a firm favourite.

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Sharing Paths with a Smile

Sharing Paths with a Smile

This February the South Downs National Park Authority (SDNPA) is encouraging everyone to get into the happy and courteous spirit of sharing our paths with a smile. When you pass by or bump into other people in the great outdoors, it is the perfect opportunity to give them, and you, a warm glow by sharing a simple hello!

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The Remarkable Polecat Comeback

The Remarkable Polecat Comeback

Polecats, a native carnivore which was almost wiped out in the last century, have made a remarkable recovery, conservationists say. A nationwide survey, carried out by Vincent Wildlife Trust, has revealed that they have now spread into areas where they have not been seen for 100 years.

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Celebrate Love Your Pet Day with a Special Walk

Celebrate Love Your Pet Day with a Special Walk

Love Your Pet Day is celebrated every year on 20 February. It’s easy to get caught up in all life throws at us…working, commuting, school runs, visiting relatives, housework and gardening. Sometimes our pets get a little lonely when we are busy doing other things in our lives. So Love Your Pet Day is one day when we are reminded to spend more quality time with our furry friends. And if that furry friend is a dog, then a special walk might be just the ticket.

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New Year, New Look

New Year, New Look

We just wanted to let everyone know that iFootpath has had a quick makeover to celebrate the dawn of 2016. We hope you like the new look but don’t worry, the new logo and icon have simply been added to the same much-loved website and App. Nothing else has changed.

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Weather Winners and Losers in 2015

Weather Winners and Losers in 2015

Every year the weather in the UK follows a unique pattern and the various highs, lows and extremes bring a combination of challenges and support for our wildlife. So how did 2015 fare?

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Christmas Holly...with Flowers not Berries

Christmas Holly...with Flowers not Berries

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.

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iFootpath features in Five Best Apps for Getting Active

iFootpath features in Five Best Apps for Getting Active

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.

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In the Footsteps of Giants

In the Footsteps of Giants

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...

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Walking in West Sussex? There’s an app for that…

Walking in West Sussex? There’s an app for that…

Discover the West Sussex countryside this winter with ten new specially mapped digital walks. And to make it even easier, you can download the walks and follow them using an app.

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Brighten up your walks...introducing Kubixl Hats

Brighten up your walks...introducing Kubixl Hats

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.

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New Long Distance Fundraising Trail for Sussex Hospices

New Long Distance Fundraising Trail for Sussex Hospices

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.

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Walking in a Woodland Wonderland

Walking in a Woodland Wonderland

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.

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