Grab the new marvellous new issue of the UK's best-selling outdoors magazine – now officially one of the fastest-growing magazines in the UK too!Read More
Grab the new bumper new issue of the UK's best-selling (and fastest-growing) outdoors magazine and fall in love with the best hobby in the world!Read More
Grab the new bumper new issue of the UK's best-selling (and fastest-growing) outdoors magazine and get all your #walk1000miles launch clobber free!Read More
On sale Thursday 9 December
Grab the new beautiful new issue of the UK's best-selling (and fastest-growing) outdoors magazine and walk through winter wide-eyed with wonder!Read More
On sale Thursday 9 November
Grab the new beautiful new issue of the UK's best-selling (and fastest-growing) outdoors magazine and get a Christmas message from the Queen!Read More
On sale Thursday 12 October
Grab the new stunning issue of the UK's best-selling (and fastest-growing) outdoors magazine and enjoy a deep dive into walkers’ favourite season.Read More
On sale Thursday 14 September
Grab the latest issue issue of the UK's best-selling (and fastest-growing) outdoors magazine and set sail on the high seas of ancient history, using the simplest of time-travelling devices: the footpath.Read More
On sale Thursday 17 August
Grab the latest issue issue of the UK's best-selling (and fastest-growing) outdoors magazine and you'll be armed with masses of ideas to turn this into a summer to remember after all.Read More
On sale Thursday 20 July • With subscribers from 17th
Want to know a secret? How about a few dozen? Because the latest issue of Country Walking is stuffed with them. From secret doors in the Lake District through through which those really in the know disappear in high summer, to the coves, bays and beaches you stand a chance of having all to yourself, we're in the business of delivering you a magical summer on foot.Read More
Going abroad this summer? Why?
In shops Thursday 22 June – order now and get it delivered free on the day of release.
Never mind which book, record and luxury you'd take – the question is WHICH paradise island would you want to be washed up on? The answer – as the new issue of the UK's best-selling outdoors magazine will leave you in no doubt – is this one, where beach upon beautiful beach fringes walking country more diverse and delightful than (dare we say it?) any other in the world (we did!). Let us be your guide from the Scilly Isles to Highlands via the county of squires and spires, with 27 new routes, a bonus guide to sleeping outdoors and tests of walking shoes and shorts inside. It's going to be a wonderful summer!
Our new issue is bursting with big adventures on a small scale!
Out Thursday 25 May
Walks into wilderness that will set your senses tingling and still see you back in time for tea (or prosecco, or ale, or cake). On hill, on heath, by river and in all corners of the country – we're believers in the wonder of the one-day expedition and its power to pack your memory with treasures. We've also got the full lowdown on a brand new and brilliant 190-mile trail in the peak district, Adam Hart-Davis on whimsical wanderer Heath Robinson, Christopher Somerville on rewilding, 27 new walks from Cornwall to the Cairngorms to set summer's pulse racing and a summer spotting ticklist to enhance any walk. Enjoy!
It's also your exclusive opportunity to get your money-can't-buy #walk500miles 'I'm doing it!' badge for free (no postage charge or anything), which qualifies you to 15% off at Cotswold Outdoor and Snow + Rock for the whole year!
It's the big one! Country Walking turns 30 this month and we're celebrating with a very special issue of the UK's best-selling and fastest-growing outdoors magazine.Read More
The amazing places it can take you (yes, you!) and the incredible things it can do for you along the way
Our wonderful country – a wonderful new you
In shops Thursday 30th March (with subscribers from 27th)
It might be the most spectacular and beautiful edition of Country Walking ever! Indeed how could it fail to be when it's dedicated to the wonders of walking? You won't be surprised to hear it's packed with incredible photography and features, but what might is how accessible these cinemascope vantage points are with our accompanying step-by-step walking guides. It's also the launch of our #walk500miles campaign – which challenges all-comers to change their life by walking 500 miles by the end of summer (or the end of the year). Thanks to our friends The Proclaimers not only is 500 miles the defining unit of awesome, but the required daily mileage takes you right to the scientifically-verified sweet-spot where the amazing health benefits start tumbling in like you've hit the jackpot on a feelgood fruit machine. The new issue could also pay you back in ££s thanks to automatically qualifying you for a 15% discount at Cotswold Outdoor. Just present your tablet edition in store and watch the savings roll in. Enjoy!
• Special issue dedicated to 'The Wonders of Walking'
• Launch of #walk500miles, the even more accessible sequel to the record-breaking #walk1000miles challenge (25k+ participants)
• Your Progress Tracker's inside (it's also your entry ticket to competitions throughout the year)
• Exclusive 15% discount off all gear in every Cotswold Outdoor store on presentation of this issue only
• Free supplement: the Gear Test Yearbook
What will you do next?
In shops 3 March
What would you like to do next? See more of? Get better at? Whatever your ambition, Country Walking is here to help. Whether you dream of trying your first hill, walking a long-distance trail, taking on a thrilling ridge or exploring the wildest reaches of Britain, in here you’ll find the fullest, frankest and friendliest advice on how to do it.
We’ve taken some of the most common ambitions of the walking world and built a step-by-step series of suggestions for each one that will help you get started, get confident, get better and eventually feel like an expert.
So let’s get cracking. You’re about to turn your dreams into plans. (Even if your dream is to GO ON A WALKING HOLIDAY WITH JULIA BLUMMIN' BRADBURY!)
• Win a holiday in the South Downs with Julia Bradbury
• Try out our spring walker's spotting ticklist
• Get a #walk1000miles Ruff neck tube, mug, t-shirt, badge & more!
• Best rucksacks for day walks
Preorder your copy today from free overnight delivery: click the mags-direct option after clicking the button below.
This year we're going to be heroes!
In shops from 2 Feb
Britain is full of heroes, and you can be one of them with the new issue, dedicated to the people, places and gear that make walking WONDERFUL. We promise you'll be inspired, and whether it's to do something as huge as a record-breaking achievement or as humble as climbing Snowdon for the first time; saving a small corner of the country from the scourge of litter, or walking 1000 miles, it all starts with a single step. And if you think you’re just not made of hero stuff, take the British landscape as your example. No great shakes on a global scale, but knockout at inspiring adventure, art and invention. Britain might be little, but we don't have to be little Britons. Let's be heroes!
• WIN ONE OF 1000 FREE #walk1000miles BADGES (or order as many as you want!)
• LAST CHANCE TO GET YOUR 2017 PROGRESS TRACKER (your entry ticket to all our competitions)
• FEATURE-PACKED HEROES EDITION
• 27 ROUTE CARDS + OS MAPS
It's the big one!
In shops 5 January
Walking offers the most incredible combination of instant and incremental rewards and we think everyone can benefit – which is why the new issue is dedicated to two BIG things: short walks with incredible wows, and the launch of our epic 2017 Walk 1000 miles campaign. So whether you're just getting started in the outdoors and don't know your map from your elbow, whether you wonder if you can manage 3 miles or whether you really could hit 1000 this year, there's loads in here to get you going and keep you going! From the most beautiful view in the south of England to the most incredible 3.5 miles in Wales, the inspiring tale of the 1000-mile supergran, the giants of Loch Lomond, and from Trainspotting to the Tatras – we promise, you will not be able to contain your feet!
Inside this month:
• Win one of two gear makeovers in out £1000+ competition
• Free incredibly useful 36-page #walk1000miles launch handbook
• Your 2017 Progress Tracker
• Julia Bradbury on her new series
• 27 route cards + OS maps
Why should I care about #walk1000miles anyway?
Winter stretches out before us, but don't panic! We've got 95 ideas to see you through every day until Spring, and putting this sumptuous beauty of an issue together has got us champing at the bit to get out there. Bag yourself a ringside seat for winter in the most beautiful places in the country! We've also got features on London's burgeoning network of orbital footpaths, the real places that inspired Tolkien's fantasy lands on his 125 birthday, the mouthwatering prospect of winters walk by the crashing coast or tranquil country lanes, a huge test of waterproofs and much, much more – including the climax of 2016's #walk1000miles campaign (are you featured in it?) and your chance to get a progress tracker for next year's campaign!
Inside this month:
• FREE 2017 CALENDAR
• FREE AMAZING WALKS MINI-MAG
• YOUR 2017 #WALK1000MILES PROGRESS TRACKER
• LONG-DISTANCE PATHS HANDBOOK
It's going to be a wonderful winter...Read More
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!
Just as the original summiteers of Everest saw fit to do their training on Snowdon (a mountain an eighth the size) so all Britain's high – and not so high – places have an ability to punch way above their weight.
Whether through their atmosphere or profile, local significance or their place in a thousand personal stories, this country has dozens of hills with gigantic hearts, and we've made it our mission this issue to single the very favourites out. We've also got a sparkling plan for that inevitable rainy day in Snowdonia, two time-travelling adventures in the Lake District and the Surrey Hills, a big test of rucksacks for autumn and winter (or that long-distance path you've been planning), some astonishing stories of what walking a little every day can do for – and a ticklist of all the counties' high-points if you fancy a truly loopy adventure. Anyway, step inside! The views are wonderful!
Just a taste of what's inside...