. . . conceived, researched and described by walking experts to make sure you have a really fantastic day on Britain's hills, fells and mountains.
Whether you want to walk alone, with friends or with your partner & chlidren in The Lake District, The Yorkshire Dales, The Peak District or Snowdonia in North Wales, Ramble with a Pub half-way round or at the end, Hike on a National Trail or Long Distance Path or simply walk elsewhere in this beautiful island, finding your perfect walk is really easy.
The Yorkshire Three Peaks route was changed during the winter of 2012 after a number of challengers ended up waist deep in boggy ground. Our route guide has been amended to reflect this change - so don't risk attempting this walk without all the very latest route information . . . [more]
We are busy creating a version of go4awalk.com for your Blackberry, Kindle, iPhone, iPod Touch and Android Mobile/Cell Smart Phone called go4awalk Mobile. With go4awalk Mobile you will be able to have all your Walks and Peak Bagging Maps & Tick Lists on your iPhone, Kindle, iPod Touch, Android. Where you can view them and use them without the need for a mobile/cell phone signal or internet connection and without excessively depleting your Mobile/Cell Handset's battery!
STOP PRESS: Now with downloadable GPS Waypoints . . . [more]
Walkers and Hikers have been classifying UK mountains ever since Sir Hugh Munro first created his list of 'Munros' in 1871 - usually with the intention of climbing to the top (or 'bagging') them all. Now, with go4awalk.com, you can record which Mountains, Peaks, Tops and Hills you have climbed, when you bagged them, who you went with, the route taken, what the weather/conditions were like and any other comments you might want to make to remind you of your fantastic day in the hills . . . [more]
The Lake District is one of the most beautiful places to go walking in Britain - but it can rain rather a lot shrouding the tops in mist. So here is a collection of Lake District walks you can do when the rain falls and the clouds are low . . . [more]
Just imagine going wherever you want whenever you want, no ties, no schedules, no stress! Windermere one day, the beautiful Cornish Coast the next, watching the sunset in the Alps or touring the beautiful English Cotswold villages, the choices really are endless and every day a different experience and a holiday to truly remember . . . . . . [more]
Winner of Photo of the Month (POTM) goes to Ray Crowe for this fabulous picture of the Snowdon Horseshoe featuring Y Lliwedd (on the left) and Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), Crib Goch and Garnedd Ugain (Crib y Ddysgl) (on the right) reflected in Llynnau Mymbyr near Plas Y Brenin, Capel Curig, Snowdonia . . . [more]
The basics of weight loss are really quite simple - you have to burn off more calories each day than you consume.
Sadly, for most of us, achieving this is really quite difficult . . . [more]
If you have ever fancied Walking all 214 Wainwrights but are not sure how to go about it, here's a series of 59 walks that any reasonably fit person can do that bags them all! . . . [more]
Our unique Interactive Walk Selection Maps mean you can quickly find your perfect walk - even when you're not sure of a place name or how to spell it . . . [more]
An unnecessary 'gadget' . . . or a valuable navigational system every serious walker should carry?
Separate the facts and the falsehoods . . . [more]
The Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge Walk is one of the oldest established walks in the UK. Not surprisingly, the great popularity of the route is exerting an ever increasing toll. But now you can help maintain the path for future generations of walkers . . . [more]
Wainwright Walks is a four-part 1st series and six-part 2nd series of programmes on BBC2 and BBC4 featuring routes up 10 different Lake District mountains following in the footsteps of famous fell-walker Alfred Wainwright . . . [more]
All you need is a little practice and a sense of humor.
Mike Knipe leads you through the basics . . . [more]
SARLOC is a smartphone application developed by Russ Hore, from the Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Team.
Russ designed the app to help his colleagues deal more quickly with incidents in which a walker needing help was unable to give his/her location . . . [more]
The snack that's long been the must-have, quick energy fix for generations of walkers is suddenly at the centre of much disquiet amongst some environmental groups. Conservationists have warned recently that discarded banana skins are posing a major litter problem that threatens to ruin the wild beauty of Ben Nevis . . . [more]
Walkers who visit areas with bad mobile phone access can now register with a new service that allows 999 calls to be made via a text message. Heather Morning, safety adviser with the Mountaineering Council of Scotland, is urging walkers and climbers to register for this service in advance and not to wait for an emergency . . . [more]
Personal Locator Beacons (PLBs) - handheld devices that use satellite technology to pinpoint the location of a user - can now be used on land in the UK. Until now, these products could be used only on ships or aircraft. Following an announcement in December by OFCOM (who regulate the use of these types of product in the UK), the use of PLBs on land in the UK became legal from 12 January 2012 . . . [more]
Two seas, three National Parks and some England's finest scenery - what more could you want?
Well here's a complete set of GPS Waypoints to help you find your way . . . [more]
What do three of our iconic mountain peaks - Mount Snowdon, Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis - have in common with Jordan's Wadi Rum valley and the Coruh River in Turkey?
The answer is that they all feature on the latest list of endangered destinations published recently by travel magazine Wanderlust. Whilst this at first may seem rather surprising, it's perhaps not so given the popularity of these mountains amongst walkers . . . [more]
You don't need GPS to walk in the British Isles but it can be useful to check your location - particularly when the mist descends. So here's over 6,000 downloadable GPS Waypoints which you can upload into your GPS Device or covert into a variety of formats (including .gpx). All you need is a GPS Cable and some FREE software . . . [more]
All 214 Wainwrights mapped on to a satellite image of the Lake District National Park. It can take a little time to load on some computers - but when it does - WOW! . . . . . . and don't miss The Munros of Scotland, the Mountains in England and the Mountains in Wales . . . [more]
And to celebrate - here are a series of downloadable/uploadable GPS Waypoints covering the whole path from Edale in The Peak District all the way to Kirk Yetholm in Scotland . . . [more]
10 reasons why you should go Peak Bagging.
Self-confessed owner of a 'special pencil' Mike Knipe offers a wry look at how to get started . . . [more]
Our 9 point grading system gives you a clear indication of the type of walk you will encounter so you can judge if its right for you and your kids . . . [more]
Every go4awalk.com walk route comes with clear easy to follow route instructions and its very own highly detailed 1:25,000 large scale companion map. And if you want to try it out first and for free - then download and walk one of the 56 FREE sample walks available from the link in our regular monthly Newsletter . . . [more]
Despite some shortcomings, many walkers now find that a GPS device can be an exceptionally useful navigational tool. So it's interesting to hear that Galileo, Europe's own version of the US Global Positioning System, received a welcome and unexpected boost recently . . . [more]
The National Trust has been making the news in recent weeks following the publication of its report, Natural Childhood. Produced by Stephen Moss - a naturalist, author and the original producer of BBC's Springwatch - the report reviews the current literature on a condition known as 'Nature Deficit Disorder'. . . . [more]
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