We have great pleasure in presenting below the new articles and new walks published during September 2016.
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…
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…
Walking in the towns, villages and countryside of England has inspired many great literary works from Winnie the Pooh to Dracula and the many books that feature the super sleuth Sherlock Holmes..
We know you love walking and everyone loves a holiday. But have you ever considered putting the two things together and taking a dedicated rambling break? Our friends at Headwater offer a huge choice of walking holidays, either guided or self-guided. Travel across France, Italy and Spain, discover central Europe, explore the Med, and visit Latin America and the Caribbean too. Headwater has kindly provided this guest blog to help you get prepared…
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...
|Sussex Hospices Trail Part 15: Etchingham to Burwash Common||A 7 mile linear walk from Etchingham rail station to Burwash Common forming the 15th stretch of the Sussex Hospices Trail. The route, entirely within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, includes...|
|Sussex Hospice Trail Part 22: Horsham to Billingshurst||A 10 mile linear walk from Horsham rail station to Billingshurst rail station in West Sussex, forming Part 22 of the Sussex Hospices Trail. This long distance walk takes in both the undulating countyrside...|
|Barnett Demesne and the River Lagan||This 1.5m route explores the historic estate in Lagan Valley Regional Park near Belfast, through meadows and woodland. Barnett Demesne is the home to tree and plant collections with semi-natural features...|
|Grindleford and Hathersage||Derbyshire, Peak District - The walk follows a mixture of surfaced tracks, pavements and unmade paths through fields and woodland (the latter of which can get muddy). You will need to cross one stile along the route (which is on the...|
|Inspiring Views Trail||A 5.5 mile circular walk within the Surrey Hills which celebrates the Inspiring Views art project, visiting a number of beautiful viewpoints and discovering the sculptural benches and poetry inspired by these...|
|Ramsbury and Littlecote House||A 5 mile circular walk from the gorgeous village of Ramsbury in Wiltshire. The route crosses the River Kennet before joining the peaceful woodland tracks and field edge tracks that guide you around the rolling...|
|Leyburn and Wensley||A 6 mile circular walk from the village of Leyburn in the Yorkshire Dales. At 6 miles this may seem a fairly long walk, but its climbs are gentle and the stunning views around Wensleydale are well worth making...|
|Sussex Hospices Trail Part 21: Balcombe to Horsham||An 11 mile linear walk from Balcombe rail station to Horsham rail station in West Sussex, forming the 21st stretch of the Sussex Hospices Trail. The route takes in the High Weald Landscape of the Sussex countryside...|
|Gradbach, the Roaches and Luds Church||A walk from the tiny Staffordshire hamlet of Gradbach (with its mill) and up over open moorland to the high ridge of the Roaches with its magnificent views. Also there is an option to visit the magical ravine...|
|Reeth Round||A 3.5 mile circular walk from the village of Reeth in the Yorkshire Dales. If you want a fairly short walk in the Dales, with just a few climbs and you (and your dog) don’t mind hopping over dry stone walls...|
|Robin Hood's Bay and Stoupe Brow||A 6 mile circular walk from Robin Hood’s Bay on the North Yorkshire coast. Beginning with a wide easy to follow path, the walk offers a good steady climb opening up magnificent views of the North Sea, the...|
|Millington and the Wolds||A 5 mile circular walk from the village of Millington in the Yorkshire Wolds. This walk has it all, a pretty village, dog-friendly pub, a real feeling of wide open space and plenty of green paths, fields...|
|Sussex Hospices Trail Part 26: Halnaker to Chichester||A 10 mile linear walk from Halnaker crossroads to Chichester rail station in West Sussex, forming the 26th and final stretch of the Sussex Hospices Trail. This stretch of the trail is packed with interest...|
|Sussex Hospices Trail Part 13: Battle to Robertsbridge||A 6.5 mile linear walk from Battle rail station to Robertsbridge rail station forming the 13th stretch of the Sussex Hospices Trail. This route takes you through the streets of the historically important...|
|Capelaw Hill and Bonaly||Midlothian - Edinburgh. There are several climbs and descents throughout, including a few steep sections. There are no stiles on route but you will need to negotiate a couple of gates. You will be sharing the paths with sheep so...|
|Haighton Manor and Fulwood Park Wood||A 4 mile circular pub walk from Haighton Manor near Preston in Lancashire. Haighton Manor is a real gem, ideal for refreshments before or after your walk. The walking route explores the area to the south...|
We have been adding lots of new listing to our Accommodation Directory...... And more are being added every week. So if you are looking for accommodation that's great for walkers or you would like us to add (we do all the work) your B&B, Campsite, Hostel or Hotel, then please pop along.
We know that many of you are worried about how long your battery will last when out following a walk with the iFootpath App on you smartphone. We have found one realtively low cost solution that may help - it's a phone case with a built in extra battery. Click here to see the one that Richard bought for his iPhone 5s.
That's all for this month.
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