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Claire

Seven Sweltering Summer Facts

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After what has felt like an endless winter, at last summer is on the horizon. Love it or loathe it, we are heading into those months defined by lighter evenings, BBQs, flip-flops, beaches and ice-creams. It’s that time of year when you can almost feel nature growing beneath your feet and see it bursting all around. One of my favourite things about the summer months is that it is much simpler to go out walking; there is no need to wrap up in layer after layer of outer clothes, no muddy boots to clean when you get home and no muddy dog to contend with (well, unless she has sniffed out a year-round swamp somewhere!). To help get you in the mood, here are seven sweltering facts about the summer season…

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iFootpath Insight: Empowering Children through Walking

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There’s no doubt that walking with our children offers lots of potential benefits to their physical and emotional health, but wouldn’t it be nice to know how to maximise this potential? In this month’s guest blog, we are delighted to get real insight and detailed advice from NLP Therapist, Debbie Kinghorn. Debbie has more than 15 years of experience in psychology, coaching and communications and specialises in helping children and their parents with anxiety, bullying and confidence building. Discover Debbie’s simple methods and top tips to empower your children before, during and after a walk…

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iFootpath Expert: How to use less or no mobile data when following a walk with the iFootpath App

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The iFootpath App gives you access to hundreds of detailed walking guides with GPS powered maps showing your location and the walking guide route.  More than 90,000 people use iFootpath walking guides but some potential users are put off by the perception that the App requires lots of data and an internet connection to operate. This article explains a little more about how the iFootpath App works and how a user can follow an iFootpath walking guide using little or no data.
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Claire

Seven Walks to Celebrate 60 Years of Beauty in the Surrey Hills

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2018 marks the 60th anniversary of the designation of the Surrey Hills as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). As part of the year-long celebrations, the Surrey Hills team has commissioned six beautiful illustrations, capturing some of the iconic views of the Surrey Hills. Here at iFootpath, we are happy to be able to point you in the direction of seven walking guides that will give you chance to see those very same views in real life too…

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iFootpath GPS Maps: The Best in the Business

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GPS Maps are the cornerstone of App-based navigation aids and walking guides, but not all GPS Maps are born equal. They vary enormously in terms of the way the data is gathered, their quality and their level of detail. iFootpath GPS Maps have several points of difference that we think makes them the best in the business. Let’s explore what’s behind our detailed maps and data…

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Ten of the Best: City Trails

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Think of European cities steeped in heritage and culture, and too many of our minds jump straight to places abroad like Rome, Paris and Bruges. There is no need to travel so far though, as Britain is home to plenty of cities brimming with interesting architecture, culture, folklore and history. If you want to take a break from walking in the countryside mud, simply fancy trying something a little different, or want to expand your mind with some home-grown heritage and culture, then look no further than iFootpath’s city trails…

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iFootpath Expert: Become a Guest Walk Author

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If you love following iFootpath walking guides via our dedicated App, have you ever considered writing a walking guide to share? Becoming a Guest Walk Author is easier than it may first sound and it is really rewarding to know you are helping others discover the routes you love. Find out what is involved, tips from our current authors and how you can even earn vouchers for your efforts…

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Discover York: The 2018 Best Place to Live in the UK

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This weekend saw the announcement of this year’s Sunday Times annual coveted award of Best Place to Live in the UK. The lucky overall winner for 2018 is the city of York. As the Sunday Times explains, this mini metropolis has a rich history and grand ambitions to be one of the best-connected hubs in Europe, with cool cafes, destination restaurants and innovative companies. So why not discover a slice of what York has to offer, with these two iFootpath walks…

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Join the Big Spring Beach Clean 2018

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The problem of ocean plastic pollution is coming into the ever-sharper focus of public attention, with images of vast floating plastic rafts and injured fish and mammals shocking the nation. Many of us may be wondering what we can do to help. Well you need wonder no more, this April there is the perfect opportunity to get involved with the Big Spring Beach Clean 2018…

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The Intriguing World of Pub Signs

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Pubs signs are a familiar sight across the whole of the UK in towns, cities and villages. As well as acting as an invitation to today's travellers and local residents, they can give us clues to the age of the buildings they advertise, and many also tell tales of fascinating British history and folklore…
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