It’s the most spectacular season and we’ve got simply the most spectacular issue of Country Walking to go with it! Dedicated to Curious Britain, we’ve scoured the country for the best trails with the best tales – and discovered a shed-load of stuff that knocked us sideways! Get your copy and prepare to discover a strange and fascinating side to this most beautiful time of year with storied about ancient woodland, lost paradise, moonrise kingdoms, eerie hills and secret islands. Plus there’s our exhaustive buyer’s guide to autumn and winter gear, 27 brilliant new walks and 20 inventions you won’t believe people came up with. Don’t miss the best – and most curious – Country Walking yet!
Never mind the politics, go for a walk instead. And not just any walk, but a walk that scientists and psychologists will confirm is more calming and more beautiful than any other: a walk by water. Ever since our days as thirsty cavemen, we’ve craved a landscape with a water-feature at its centre, and the stories in this month’s issue are about walking at its (literally) reflective best. And whether you find yourself drawn to the sky-lakes of Snowdonia, the long and lovely unfurling of the Esk in the Lake District, an immersive experience on Dorset’s Jurassic Coast, the simple pleasures of a placid canal or one of our many other opportunities by lake, loch and llyn, you can be sure of ultimate refreshment with the new August issue.
Plus: free inside this issue – ‘Better with a Dog’, a 24-page mini-mag from the CW editorial team all about walking’s perfect partnership. All the advice, kit and resources you need to get the most from man’s best walking buddy.
See Britain’s best views and experience our world-beating walks with the new July issue.
Our bumper new edition is a National Park special and comes with a free extra camping mag, #walk500miles progress tracker and chance to claim a free challenge badge
WALK BRITAIN’S BEST VIEWS
We reveal the best view in each National Park – and there’s a cut-out-and-follow route card to every one
GUIDE TO THE NATIONAL PARK EXTENSIONS
This summer the Lake District and Dales are growing to almost touch! And there’s a beautiful new Langdale and Borrowdale to discover…
WHERE NATIONAL PARK RANGERS GO ON THEIR DAYS OFF
The quiet corners of the National Parks that are guaranteed oases of calm this summer – starting with a neglected corner of the Pembrokeshire NP
THE NATIONAL PARK THAT NEVER WAS
The true story of the Welsh wonderland that got away – and the walks that’ll help you disappear into it today
ONE EXTRAORDINARY WAR WALK
100 years on, nothing will take you closer to the experience of the fallen of World War I like this reflective ramble in the beautiful countryside of the Somme
BRILLIANT PICS ON YOUR PHONE
Take stunning shots your friends will oooh after and you’ll want to frame – we’ve got the low-down from a pro
WALKING SHOES TESTED
Give the boots a rest and be ready for any spontaneous walking adventure with a pair of all-terrain walking shoes
NOW’S THE PERFECT TIME!
To start something amazing this summer – commit to walking 500 miles and a free badge is just the start of the benefits you’ll enjoy!
BEAUTIFUL, PRACTICAL, TRIED AND TRUSTED
All our routes and features – from our weekend guide to a perfect two days in Norfolk to all 27 route cards are walked by us and checked by local experts.
PLUS 32-PAGE CAMPING INSPIRATION SUPPLEMENT
Featuring some of the best stories on nights under the stars you’ll ever read, including Stuart Maconie in the Lake District….Robert Macfarlane in Norfolk, Julia Bradbury on the O2… and many more!
In our July discover swallows and amazons land. Arthur Ransome’s tales of childhood boating capers captured the nation’s imagination – now adventure in the Lake District locations of the classic books.
Plus: In search of ley lines.What are ley lines, from where did the idea originate and does scientific research support their existence? Ian Vince examines the evidence.
Light in photography. Illuminating tips on how to make your image shine as the Countryfile Photographic Competition launches.
Mountain playground. How will a five-year-old fare in the Cairngorms? Rudolf Abraham takes his young daughter to the Highlands for an action-packed weekend.
BEHIND THE HEADLINES. Are mountain deaths and rescue incidents increasing
Plus Great Days out and much more…