Wiltshire Ramblers

at the heart of walking in Wiltshire

Equipment Reviews

Gear We AreGear We Are was launched at the beginning of September 2010 with just one aim: to tell people what’s good – and what’s rubbish – in the world of the outdoors.

 

Their reviewers are not paid a penny, so you can be sure that they will tell it like it is. They always try to match the reviewer to the product to give a ‘real-world’ review and explain how a product made their lives better.

So, if you are looking to get some new equipment and would like to read some independent advice take a look at Gear We Are by clicking here.

Walking Partnership

Walking

Ramblers Worldwide Holidays offer a wide selection of walking holidays to some of the most delightful and unspoilt regions of the world; from the hidden corners of the Balearics to the far-flung fjords of New Zealand. Share the pleasure of good company in gorgeous surroundings and return home fit and refreshed, with lasting memories.

Ramblers Countrywide Holidays offer a wide selection walking, hiking and rambling holidays in some of the most wonderful parts of the UK. From the rugged and remote Orkney Islands to Jersey’s sandy beaches; the legendary rock formations of Giant’s Causeway to the dramatic cliffs of the Cornish coast, discover a whole new Britain on your doorstep!

The National Trails website provides information on over 2,500 miles (4,000km) of the nation's favourite rambles, offering some of the best walking experiences in the country.

South West TrainsA selection of great walks, over a wide range of distances, the start and finish points of which are all railway stations on the extensive South West Trains network.

Visit www.Walking-Routes.co.uk for hundreds of links to UK web pages which carry online walking routes, hiking trails, route directions, route maps, etc ... .

Walkingworld has more than 4,000 walking routes for subscribers to choose from. Every walk is printable and comes with an easy-to-follow photographic guide and an Ordnance Survey map. Digital maps are also available for those with a GPS and Memory-Map software.

Wheelchair SymbolWalks with Wheelchairs is the only UK website totally dedicated to providing free information on routes that are suitable for wheelchair users throughout the UK. The walks on their database have been tried and tested by wheelchair users, or those knowledgeable about routes in the great outdoors.

Walks with Buggies is dedicated to providing free information on routes that are suitable for parents with buggies and young children.

Local Information

WiltshireWiltshire, England - a county of contrasts and diversity. Steeped in history, yet alive to the present - Wiltshire repays the time you spend here with interest.

Explore lively market towns, rolling open scenery, stately homes and magnificent gardens plus experiencing the bustling city culture of Swindon and Salisbury.

VisitWiltshire offers a great range of quality assured accommodation with splendid Wiltshire hotels, friendly B&Bs, self-catering cottages, camping and caravan sites. There are attractions galore, the most famous of which is Stonehenge, interestingly different local shops, quaint tea rooms, gastro pubs, restaurants and events throughout the year.

Whether it's indoors or outdoors, tucked up with a book, walking or cycling, Wiltshire is waiting to welcome you, again, and again.

 

Health and Fitness

Health experts agree that 30 minutes brisk walking on most days of the week is sufficient to improve fitness. That might seem a lot at first but walking can be incorporated into your everyday life more easily than any other activity. You don't need any special gear and you can do it wherever you are. It raises your energy levels, works off calories and doesn't cost a bean! In these pages you will find a 10-week programme to follow. It can help people who feel they are not active enough to change their day to day habits through the simple activity of walking more.

Walking the way to Health Initiative LogoThe Walking the way to Health Initiative (WHI) website is for everyone with an interest in 'walking for health'. It offers information, support and encouragement to complete beginners as well as existing walkers.

 

 

 

Tick AlertThe Tick Alert campaign aims to raise awareness of tick-borne diseases both at home and abroad. Ticks are second only to mosquitoes for carrying disease to humans. Changes in farming practices and global warming mean that there are more ticks in the countryside in many parts of the UK and Europe. Diseases are contracted from the bite of infected ticks. The primary illnesses to be aware of are Lymes disease in the UK and Tick Borne Encephalitis (TBE), which is potentially fatal and currently endemic in 27 countries in mainland Europe, including many established and new holiday destinations for outdoor tourism. Travellers and holidaymakers visiting rural areas are at risk from tick bites, as are those spending time in public spaces including beer gardens, picnic spots and parks and gardens. High risk groups are those participating in camping, hiking/trekking, cycling, climbing and other outdoor activities and pursuits. More information can be obtained by visiting the NHS Direct website.