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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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How to Choose Footwear for Walking

How to Choose Footwear for Walking

Up epic hills, down coastal paths, trudging through bogs – we love hiking, but it takes tough gear to withstand an outing into the wild.

Buying a pair of walking shoes can be a minefield of complicated design buzzwords and seriously painful prices – but we can happily inform you that you can most definitely purchase a fantastic, lightweight, durable pair that is worth every penny.

Whether you’re a competitive mountaineer or simply out for a summer stroll, everyone can benefit from our footwear buying guide (courtesy of Charles Clinkard) to help you find shoes that will keep up with you.

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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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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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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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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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Two National Parks to Get Bigger

Two National Parks to Get Bigger

Two of England’s National Parks are set to get bigger from August 2016, following an announcement from DEFRA. Yorkshire, Cumbria and Lancashire will share the largest area of almost continuous National Park land following a decision to extend the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District.

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