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The Ramblers Association now have a greatly improved website which is an exceptional rescource for all walkers, hykers and young families wanting to go for walks with young children. This site lists everything from historical walks to guided walks and really audious walks.

Find A Walk Near Me by Walking Britain is a truly excellent and free resource. Just enter where you are or where you would like to walk - and print out directions. The walks are graded and you can buy a specific map of the area at the same time. These are proper OS maps and weather proofed if required.

I always think of walking as one of the few activities you can do for free - and now you can with this guide!

Walking, Hiking and Outdoor Shops

Cotswold Outdoor London - Piccadilly

23/26 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London W1J 0DJ, UK – 020 7437 7399

I appreciate the convenience of Cotswold Outdoor Piccadilly, as I can cycle there to buy outdoor equipment at short notice. The in-store selection is great, and all the best brands of equipment feature there. If I search online for "the best hiking shoe/the best water filter/etc.", Cotswold's invariably has it. The staff are always positive and happy to help. I have always had pleasant experiences with issues such as returns and applying a discount retroactively.

Usual selection of stock and helpful staff. This chain always has good staff who know their stock. It's refreshing.

Snow+Rock

Covent Garden, 4 Mercer St, London WC2H 9QA, UK – 020 7420 1444

The best shop for mountain gear I have ever dealt with. Ask for Daniele (Italian gentleman) who is super knowledgable on the gears that you want. I needed gears for my mount Elbrus climbing and he helped me with every single details. Knowledge is power and Daniele in this store is an asset for customer experience. Thank you and for sure will visit this shop again for my next trip upgrade.

The Runners Need shop on the 3rd floor is great. I was looking for new running shoes and the person there talked me through all the options, did a free test recording my run to see what type of shoes would be best, and then offered impartial advice while I tried 4 pairs. I bought some Brooks which came as a suggestion after I explained what I liked and didn't like about the various others I'd tried on.

Cotswold Outdoor London - Covent Garden

8 Southampton St, London WC2E 7HA, UK – 020 7379 3060

Best helped I've received buying boots. Didn't miss any details. Superb

Good outdoor store, always pop in there. Unfortunatelynot always can find something, but then going online

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Another good one. Walkingworld has huge library of guides with a good selection of walks, of varying lengths and grades, pretty well anywhere in the UK. The walks come in an excellent format making them very easy to follow, with photographs to illustrate every important decision point and a proper Ordnance Survey map.

A modist annual subscription gives you unlimited access to all the walks. However you can Pay As Go by downloading indiviual walks.

Crucially you can also find walks France, Spain, Norway, Portugal and Australia!

Camping and Caravaning

Under Arches Homeless Camp

Mansell St, London EC3N 4DX, UK

Dog People is such a great website if you have dogs who go on holiday with you. Just enter your location and everything from dog friendly Bed and Breakfasts and Hotels to dog friendly walks and beaches come up. The Dog People site covers Bed & Breakfast, Holiday Parks, Hotels, Self Catering, Pubs & Food, Days Out. Enjoy!
'Walks with Buggies' is a must for walking parents with young children, babies or even grannies and grandpas! If you would like to walk around Clerkenwell+St+Paul or London just select your nearest town, length of walk and type of walk. You will not only be able to download detailed OS maps free of charge but you can read reviews of walks and their ratings - and add your own afterwards! Enjoy