January has been been great fun for us here at iFootpath as we had the busiest month ever for App sales, website visits and walk downloads to the App.... we hope that you have all had a great start to 2017 too.
Below are the new articles, new walks and new accommodation listings published during January 2017....
Windmills have a certain charm that appeals to us all, kids and big kids alike. With their graceful sails and iconic outline, they are a much-loved part of our countryside. If you fancy getting a fix of wind-powered magic, we bring you six of the best windmill walks in England…
Walking has been featuring in lots of media lately. Whether it’s TV, magazines or newspapers, the benefits and joys of walking are being celebrated at every turn. And with all that coverage came a lovely surprise at the weekend, when iFootpath featured in the Saturday Telegraph’s Five of the Best Walking Apps…
In the last newsletter, we gave all iFootpath customers an opportunity to make a voluntary contribution to fund the ongoing growth of iFootpath. We are both humbled and thrilled that so many of you donated to this cause, and so far, we have received £200. We want to say a huge thank you to everyone that has contributed, it really means a lot to us. So what’s the story behind this and what next?...
Have you ever wondered what it takes to manage a network of footpaths, bridleways and byways? Well you need wonder no more. The helpful Countryside Access Team at Surrey County Council has kindly written this month’s iFootpath guest blog. Learn all about their work, the challenges they face and how they rely on us walkers to help spot and report problems on the public rights of way…
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Below we have listed the walks that were published during January 2017.
|An Creagan Forest and River Trail||A 3.5 mile trail around An Creagán, County Tyrone, taking in the forest and Glassagh Burn, a safe and friendly place to enjoy your daily exercise and de-stress in a uniquely tranquil and picturesque environment...|
|Weston Common and Weston Patrick||A 5 mile circular walk close to the village of Lasham in Hampshire. The route explores the pretty woodland of Weston Common before heading north on a bridleway track, passing between rolling arable fields...|
|Millennium Way: Hockley Heath and Packwood House||A 4 mile circular walk from the village of Hockley Heath, near Solihull in the West Midlands. This fairly easy walk would be very suitable for a short Sunday morning ramble, taking in a short stretch of the...|
|West Harting Down Trail||A 6 mile round walk across the beautiful West Harting Down within the South Downs in West Sussex. With expansive views throughout, a large part of the walk takes in part of the South Downs Way and the Sussex...|
|Canal and Beacons View Circular||A wonderful 5 mile walk in Powys, following the well-marked Usk Valley Walk up from the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal. The route takes you up and over a ridge, with great views of the Usk Valley and over...|
|Bradda Glen and Fleshwick Bay||This Isle of Man walk of just over 4 miles, with steep climbs, takes you along the outer reach of Port Erin harbour, high above it where you will see magnificent views across the bay, to the southerly part...|
|Racton Monument Circular||A walk of around 5 miles in West Sussex, taking in Racton Monument and views of Stansted House with expansive views down to the Solent, Chichester Harbour and of the South Downs. There are three stiles to...|
|Douglas Bay and Groudle Glen||A walk of 8 miles on the Isle of Man that packs in a wide variety of terrain and features, where you will experience bracing fresh air along the promenade, a steep climb around the bay, rocky cliffs with...|
|Castell Coch Circular||A pleasant 1.5 mile stroll around the castle and woods at Castell Coch in Tongwynlais near Cardiff. The castle is well worth a look around, a real Gothic fantasy. It has lovely views over Cardiff and the...|
|Snaefell and Mines||This is a comparatively short walk of just under 4 miles, but it covers a steep climb to the highest point on the Isle of Man, gives a view of the mountain railway at its peak and a chance to examine the...|
|Tholt y Will||This 3 mile walk is through probably the prettiest glen on the Isle of Man, and goes along the wild and beautiful Sulby River and Sulby Reservoir, with views of Snaefell adjacent to the glen. It is in a beautiful...|
|Braywick Park Trail||A 2 mile circular walk around Braywick Park in Maidenhead, Berkshire. The route explores the park’s many highlights including the pretty Dell Bridge, the waterside nature reserve (with a chance for some...|
|Millennium Way: Barston and Balsall Common||A 4 mile circular walk from the picturesque village of Barston, near Solihull in the West Midlands. The route leads you through the outskirts of Balsall Common with opportunity to enjoy quiet open countryside...|
|Millennium Way: Berkswell and Carol Green||A 4 mile circular walk from the village of Berkswell, near Coventry in the West Midlands. The route takes in some attractive countryside and farmland. During the walk, you will enjoy a short section of the...|
|Port Erin and Cregneash||This is a circular walk of 7 miles from Port Erin on the Isle of Man passing close to steep coastal cliffs, and follows up with an inland route through the historic village of Cregneash. This walk is one...|
|Danby, Ainthorpe and Little Fryup Dale||A 6 mile circular walk from Danby in North Yorkshire. This walk offers a real taste of the North York Moors and one of its prettiest dales and valleys, without endless trekking across moorland, which is not...|
|Millennium Way: New End and Cookhill||An enjoyable 3.5 mile circular walk with opportunity to enjoy the attractive countryside in both Worcestershire and Warwickshire. During the walk, you will enjoy a short section of the Millennium Way, the...|
|The Wheatsheaf and Esher Commons||A 5 mile circular pub walk from The Wheatsheaf on Esher Green in Esher, Surrey. The Wheatsheaf is a 200-year-old inn which has been lovingly restored into a smart community pub, the perfect place for refreshments...|
|Burghclere and Earlstone Manor||A 4 mile circular walk from the village of Burghclere in Hampshire. This is a particularly peaceful walk, given its proximity to the A34 and the town of Newbury. The route follows bridleway tracks through...|
|Rowlands Castle and Finchdean||An easy 4 mile round trip in Hampshire, from Rowlands Castle to Finchdean and back. Through open countryside for most of the time, the route gives you expansive views and no significant hills. You will need...|
|Millennium Way: Upton Snodsbury and Broughton Hackett||The circular walk is a little over 3 miles, mostly flat across open countryside and through farmland in Worcestershire. It is an ideal gentle stroll for a sunny weekend, before taking refreshment at one of...|
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 January we added the following accommodation listings to the directory.
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