There is much going on in the world of walking with lots of great initiatives, articles and stories. There’s a host of organisations promoting their programmes and successes. And some great individuals with well stocked social media accounts providing stunning images, inspiration and excellent tips for others to follow.
At Walking Pace we want to shine a light on a range of walking experiences and perspectives – from organisations and individuals. And to share these amongst the walking community – and beyond to new audiences and potential walkers.
The “higher, harder, longer, faster” space is well promoted (though we are still keen to get this out there). But we are always on the look out for new perspectives, new ideas and approaches and projects and individuals who are pushing the boundaries of access to walking. For new and under-represented groups – or brilliant solutions to overcoming barriers. And we want to share stunning walks that all can enjoy.
To this end we published our first Guest Blog from Every Body Outdoors’ Steph Wetherell last week which received a wonderful response – definitely worth a read if you have not yet! We will be regularly posting guest blogs so please do get in touch so that we can highlight your walking story too.
By popular request we will also be providing a regular newsletter profiling stories related to walking that you may have have missed, along with upcoming dates for the diary. If you have a story or event to profile then please do get in touch through firstname.lastname@example.org or on X @walking_pace_uk.
Sign up for the newsletter below as the first one will be coming out shortly, but in the meantime here are four different approaches to walking you might enjoy.
How to spot history on a map
British broadcaster and anthropologist, Mary-Ann Ochota reveals some of the most common archaeological clues and historic symbols you’ll spot on a map.
Huge SlowWays Trail around Great Britain
Drafted from 451 linked #SlowWays routes, this beauty connects our island’s National Parks, National Landscapes, National Scenic Areas and National Trails.
Urban Walks Series 2024
Urban Walks is a London-based series that engages with those outside academia to look at a wide variety of issues facing urban life. All walks are free and open to the public.
Little Feet – Elmer the Patchwork Elephant
Living Streets launches Little Feet – Elmer, an activity pack for schools and nurseries designed to introduce the benefits of walking to young children and their families.