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Berghaus Remote II 30 Rucksack user Al Chester kindly agreed to review a Berghaus Remote 30 Rucksack of us. Here are his words about the rucksack: The opportunity to review the Berghaus remote 30 arose after seeing a post on Twitter from, never […]

Godiva Awakes - The Homecoming

In just under a week the Coventry Ring Road, an urban motorway normally reserved for the exclusive use of vehicular traffic, will be open to pedestrians and cyclists as part of the Godiva Awakes – The Homecoming promenade: “On Saturday […]

No Fixed Abode

We get regular requests to publish promotional content created by third parties, as well as invitations to promote products or websites that have no natural fit with walking…  However, we recently received an invitation to review Charlie Carroll's new book […]

All Change at New Street Station

From April 28th travellers using Birmingham's New Street Station will see the first internal results of the huge regeneration project there, which is just reaching its halfway stage. Network Rail have been heavily promoting the changes that will ensue – […]

Liverpool on

Liverpool on

24 April 2012 by martin 0 comments

As of this week, we’re delighted to announce that we (finally!) cover walking routes in Liverpool here on It's been a long time coming, and we've received a lot of encouragement from our users and potential users to get […]

The Great British Walking Challenge

Our friends at Living Streets are organising a challenge for walkers of Britain this May. Here's what they have to say about it: This May, national charity Living Streets is urging people across the country to take to their feet […]

Ideas in Transit

Ideas in Transit

7 March 2012 by martin 2 comments

Last year academics at the University of the West of England interviewed a number of users as part of the first phase of their Ideas in Transit research project. This year they are looking to investigate motivations and experiences […]

Walking across America

Walking across America

26 October 2011 by martin 0 comments

Regular users Lucy and Nick Russell are taking sabbaticals from work in order to complete a 6-month walk across America. They are hoping to raise money for their charity The Pamir Trust, and to raise awareness of the Pamir […]

London ranks among worst European cities for air pollution

There’s a lot of talk at the moment about the shocking state of London’s air (and failure to improve it). There is a lot of good work going on in London, funded by various Boroughs and TfL, but questions have […]

Rohan announces StrideFit

Rohan announces StrideFit

7 September 2011 by martin 0 comments

Rohan – purveyors of outdoor clothing, equipment and footwear – have announced a new programme to help people walk for exercise more and in some case start walking for fitness in the first place. The initiative is based on research […]

Watch the Frackulous video review of our iPhone app

We came across this great little video review of our iPhone app yesterday, from the nice people at Frackulous. As they say: “Walking does not kill polar bears, does not encourage laziness, and does not result in you getting stuck […]

Can you help Charlie?

Can you help Charlie?

28 July 2011 by martin 0 comments

Charlie Doherty contacted us yesterday for help with a problem he was experiencing with our new iPhone app. During our conversation, it transpired that Charlie, along with his mum, is at the beginning of a 4 week expedition to cycle […]

City worker in rain

The UK is experiencing one of the wettest summers ever. But have you got your waterproofs packed? City worker Adam of GO Outdoors explains why waterproof clothing is so essential for this summer. Wherever you go in London, you have […]

Front page of App Store

And not just the navigation section, but the whole thing!

Likelihood of recommendation

The 2011 user survey results are in. It ran for 3 weeks in June, and many thanks to the 338 people who completed it. Some headline results: Nearly 70% said that had encouraged them (at least once) to walk […]

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