Ancient woods, dramatic clifftops, wild parklands, trails and landscaped gardens. You're spoilt for choice when it comes to finding a walk at our places
Find your walk
There are hundreds of walks across the country to enjoy. Explore the map and find one near you.
Find a walking trail
We've teamed up with our official walking partner Cotswold Outdoor to pull together some tips to help you get the most out of a spring walk. From navigation to equipment, we've got everything covered.
If you get lost, you can find your bearings by locating south by using a watch with hands. Line up the hour hand with the sun. Then mark the point between the hour hand and 12, and that will be south.
Get home in daylight
Face the sun and stretch out your arm. Hold your fingers together and work out how many fingers you can fit between the bottom of the sun and the horizon. Each finger-width accounts for about 15 mins of daylight.
Engaging children in nature
If you're walking with children look for ‘faces’ in nature. You might see one in the knot of a tree or in an odd-shaped puddle. This is a great way to encourage children to notice of the beauty of the natural world around them.
Take plenty of snacks with you on a long walk. Trail mix and flapjacks are both good options because they are great energy boosters and easy to carry.
Keep the water out
Take duct tape to patch up broken boots and a bin bag to cover or line the inside of your pack in case it rains. Check your jacket is waterproof before you go. Droplets should sit on top of the fabric or roll off. If a dark patch appears, it might be time to get some re-proofing spray.
Wearing layers makes it much easier to regulate your body temperature. It might be tempting to bundle up in a thick jumper when you leave the house but you'll probably get warm pretty quickly once you start walking. Make sure you carry a warm layer in your rucksack though.
Please take litter home with you
Litter not only damages the landscape it also poses a threat to wildlife. It can also fuel wildfires. That’s why we’re asking you to keep hold of your litter until you find a bin, or please take it home with you.
" Spring is a magical time to go walking. The flowers start popping their heads through the ground, trees blossom and birds chatter. It feels as if the world is being given a fresh start. "
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