As 2016 draws to a close, we’d like to thank all of you for your ongoing support of iFootpath. The iFootpath community of walkers is such a wonderful group of people and every day we are warmed by your lovely stories of how you enjoy following the walking guides we create. A particular thanks to our walk sponsors, clients that have commissioned us to create walking guides on their behalf, our guest authors that kindly create walking guides and those of you that help us by posting Facebook stories, writing App reviews and re-tweeting our stories. We would also like to wish everyone a happy new year, filled with plenty of walking opportunities!
iFootpath continues to grow and every one of you that uses the website and App inspires us to continue our work to build the best collection of UK guides. We now have more than 49,000 registered users and more than 860 walking guides. In 2017, our ambition is to reach 1,000 walking guides, to add new features to the iFootpath website and App and to grow the customer base towards 100,000. The more people that use iFootpath and buy the App, the more funds we have to invest in developing and maintaining the technology and travelling around the country to create new walks.
Many of you have asked what else you can do to help and support us. Spreading the word is really helpful, telling your friends, family and colleagues all about iFootpath. You may also want to join write a review of the App (to encourage more people to join in) or share your own walking stories in our Facebook group. We don’t want to raise the price of the App nor introduce an annual fee or ‘pay per walk’ model as we are committed to keeping the App as accessible to as many people as possible. Having said that, more funds would be useful to help us grow the collection of walking guides, so if you would like to donate a little extra (just £1 from everyone would go a very long way) you can do so using the links at the end of the newsletter.
Happy New Year everyone!
Below are the new articles and new walks published during December 2016....
When Richard Louv penned his 2005 book, Last Child in the Woods, little did he know that his phrase ‘Nature Deficit Disorder’ would strike such a chord and become a modern buzzword. When did you last kick through the leaves, run your hands through the soil or watch garden birds? Well if your answer isn’t today or yesterday, then you may need to remedy that. Find out about the disorder, its symptoms and our six recommended treatments…
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Below we have listed the walks that were published during December 2016.
|Hutton-le-Hole and Lastingham||A 5 mile circular walk from the idyllic village of Hutton-le-Hole in North Yorkshire. This walk is ideal if you want a taste of the wild North York Moors, stunning views and a couple of relatively steep climbs...|
|Great Bookham Common Trail||A 2.5 mile easy-access circular trail around Great Bookham Common in Surrey. The common is managed by the National Trust, was mentioned in the Domesday Book and comprises grassland plains, mighty oak woods...|
|Hovingham and the Howardian Hills||A 5 mile circular walk from the village of Hovingham in North Yorkshire. This is a very pretty and quiet walk just off the usual tourist route. It starts from the quintessentially Yorkshire village of Hovingham...|
|Up Marden Loop||With expansive views all the way, this walk of just under 5 miles takes you round a lovely part of the South Downs in West Sussex, starting and ending at the village of Up Marden. There is one moderate climb...|
|Thornton Reservoir and Bagworth Heath Woods||A 6 mile circular walk from the village of Thornton in Leicestershire. The route is a real countryside classic, starting with a circuit around Thornton Reservoir with lots of wildlife to enjoy. Leaving the...|
|Melton Country Park Trail||A 2 mile circular easy-access walk through a beautiful country park in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire. The country park opened in 1990, following work to build a dam and embankment across Scalford Brook as...|
|Broad Chalke and Fifield Downs||A 7 mile circular walk from the village of Broad Chalke, near Salisbury in Wiltshire. This peaceful journey explores the rolling chalk downs within Cranborne Chase AONB, with plenty of nature and glorious...|
|Ullesthorpe and Claybrooke Mill||A 4.5 mile circular walk from the village of Ullesthorpe in south Leicestershire. The village itself has lots of interest, including an impressive old mill, and the route explores the surrounding countryside...|
|Walderton and Adsdean Loop||A relatively short walk in West Sussex, this 3 mile circuit is partly through woods but also providing expansive views down to Chichester Harbour and The Solent in places. There are two moderate climbs, one...|
|Boston and Witham Way Country Park||A 4.5km (3 mile) circular walk from the town of Boston in Lincolnshire. There’s a bit of something for everyone on this walk…pretty views of the river, a magnificent church, boat-life, wildlife, cobbled...|
|Kingsclere and Hannington||A 6 mile circular walk from the pretty village of Kingsclere in Hampshire. The route heads south, exploring the beautiful rolling Hampshire Downs with peaceful tracks and beautiful views throughout. Halfway...|
|Leafield and Field Assart||This is an easy 4 mile circular walk taking in the Oxfordshire villages of Leafield and Field Assart. The walk is flat but there are several stiles and one kissing gate to negotiate. The walk is along byways...|
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.
In December we added the following accommodation listings to the directory.
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