#Walking

Why Has the School Run Become Controversial?

Joe Irvin | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Parents
Joe Irvin

In the past week there has been a spate of news stories related to walking to school. From harmful air quality, to traffic congestion and dangerous parking outside school gates, the school run has become a contentious issue.

Lumiere London - Shining Light on Pedestrianisation

Joe Irvin | Posted 17.01.2016 | UK
Joe Irvin

Lumiere London has shown what is possible - and desirable - when streets are closed to traffic and walking put first. It is a great example of how we can bring the magic back to our streets and show how our streets can be enjoyed when they are not traffic-dominated.

Mindful Walking With Your Toddler

Andrew Robinson | Posted 08.01.2016 | UK Parents
Andrew Robinson

If I was walking to the shop on my own to buy some milk, I would have also been on an automatic, robot-mode walking at an incredibly fast pace with one thought and one thought only: to purchase the milk and walk back in an equally fast pace, without a care for anything or anyone at all. Milk would have been the only care.

'The GR1: Spain's Sendero Histórico' by John Hayes, a Review

Matthew Hirtes | Posted 29.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Matthew Hirtes

Photograph by Cicerone Guides/schmuides. In the digital age we live in, do we really need to reserve space in our luggage for a book? If the title in...

Great Weekend Getaways - Ascot and Windsor, Berkshire

Joanne Shurvell | Posted 15.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Shurvell

On the borders of Windsor Great Park, less than an hour from London, Coworth Park, a luxurious Georgian country house hotel, was the ideal base for our hiking and history mini-break. And, if we'd been in the mood for a horsey weekend, there's an equestrian centre on site where we could have arranged an escorted horseback ride or lessons. Or just up the road is the famous, 300 year-old Ascot Racecourse.

Diet is Half the Solution to Childhood Obesity - Physical Activity Plays an Important Part Too

Joe Irvin | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Parents
Joe Irvin

It's difficult to open a newspaper at the moment and not read about the proposed 'sugar tax'. As we know, this is an attempt to tackle the ballooning childhood obesity problem. What you might not know is just how big the problem is.

The Girl Who Shouldn't Have Become a Runner

Laura Maisey | Posted 03.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Maisey

I've now been a runner for nine months and am training for a marathon but it wasn't until yesterday, chatting to a friend, that I realised what an unlikely journey this has been. I am now stronger, physically and mentally, than I've probably ever been.

Walking Steps Back Onto the Agenda - Hoorah!

Joe Irvin | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Joe Irvin

People today walk almost a third less than they did just twenty years ago. Whilst for our grandparent's generation, walking to school was the norm, nowadays it's becoming more and more uncommon.

How To Focus When Your Mind Is Full Of Thoughts

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Mindfulness – the art of focusing your attention to the present moment - is a way to develop peace and happiness in our lives according to Thich Nha...

Beat The Tube Strike With This Fantastic London Underground Walking Map #WalkLondon

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 09.07.2015 | UK

As the Tube strike seems ever more likely, it looks like those of us unable to work from home on Thursday could be in for a rough ride. But help i...

Night Walking

Dixe Wills | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dixe Wills

Over many years of wandering across country at night, I've picked up a few insights into how to do it better. I share these with you now. The fact that there's a nice round number of tips is purely accidental, though admittedly pleasing.

I'll Always Walk Alone

Lisa Edwards | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Edwards

Thinking about it, though, I've always gone on solo walks. As one could in the seventies, I roamed around on my own in the Welsh countryside from about the age of eleven. No one thought anything of it, then.

It's Okay to Hate Running

Sophia Eribo | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sophia Eribo

That's it. No more. I've decided a clean break is for the best. Like a failed relationship, I've experienced the anger, the sorrow, the resignation...

Walking to School: One Way to Defuse the Childhood Obesity Timebomb

Joe Irvin | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Parents
Joe Irvin

Over the next 10 years, pupil numbers are going to increase. The walk to school is in long-term decline and it would impact greatly on future generations if something so vital to the health of our children became a thing of the past.

Labour Has a Better Plan to Fix 'Pothole Britain' and Boost Cycling and Walking

Michael Dugher | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK Politics
Michael Dugher

Another five years of this neglect and falling investment will only make things worse. That's why Labour has set out a new and better plan to help all road users, including motorists, cyclists and bikers.

Why Walking the London Marathon is Miles Better Than Running It

Nina Barough CBE | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Sport
Nina Barough CBE

I have a huge respect for the people who do the training and complete the race. The dedication and discipline it takes is amazing... I know, I've done it, but that doesn't change the fact that it's better for you to walk the Marathon than run it.

Feeling Unhappy? Get Walking!

Mercedes Ngoh | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mercedes Ngoh

Walking is a great metaphor for getting unstuck and moving forward - you can only walk when you put one foot in front of the other. You don't worry you cannot cover the distance because you learn that's all you have to do, keep putting that foot forward.

How to Find Peace in the Big City

Alice Stevenson | Posted 31.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Alice Stevenson

The terrifying financial burdens that come with living in London, the sense of it increasingly becoming a steel and glass playground for the super wealthy, can make us ordinary Londoners feel disenfranchised. The huge pressure to achieve and succeed, if not just survive, leaves little scope for moments of awe and genuine peace in our frantic minds.

Planet Appetite: Walking Festival in Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

Rupert Parker | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Tenerife is the Canary Island famous for its sandy beaches and year round sunshine, but its Walking Festival is a good introduction to over 1500 km of hiking trials and there's plenty of luxury accommodation to salve your weary limbs and make your stay a comfortable one.

Which is Better... Running or Walking?

Dr Sally Norton | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sally Norton

We all know that adding exercise to your lifestyle is one of the biggest steps you can take in improving your health. And one of the simplest (not to mention cheapest) forms of exercise is to go running or walking.

Falling in Love....

Lisa Regan | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

The first class will always be hard and you will feel slightly at a disadvantage but not knowing the lay of the land. I remember a couple of years ago trying a step aerobics class, (now back then I didn't have the professional like rhythm I have now......)

Go on, Pamper Yourself With an All-Weather Walk!

Nina Barough CBE | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Nina Barough CBE

It's here again: Blue Monday - the start of the third week in January is allegedly the most depressing day of the year. There's no actual scientific evidence to back this up but it's the kind of theory that feels true whether there's any real science behind it or not.

Learning to Be Kind to Me

Ruby Wax | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Ruby Wax

I've decided, in the deluded spirit of making resolutions in the new year, to try and change an aspect of my lifestyle; I'm going to dip my toe in the water of an attempt to be kind to myself. My problem is I can't tell when I'm being nice to myself and when am I just being a lazy pig, so I never stop with the self-flagellation to keep going. If I thought about what's the greatest thing I could do for myself, I'd tell you it was 'to never have to get out of bed'. I'm my happiest when I have a virus and have an excuse to lie there without the nagging mother in my brain screaming, "Get your ass up and out".

Giving Thanks for My 16th Floor Apartment View

Orlagh McCarron | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Orlagh McCarron

I may or may not dive into the Black Friday madness in a bid to score Christmas gift bargains and have them shipped homeward by airmail in what I would like to think of as ample time, in reality this will probably fare differently.

Barging With Fingal

Mike Gerrard | Posted 31.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Gerrard

Fingal is a slow mover but then he is 85 years old. Fingal is a Belgian barge that somehow ended up rusting in the Corpach boat yard in Fort William in the Scottish Highlands, the south-western end of the Caledonian Canal.