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The best walks in Yorkshire

We're not biased at all but... Yorkshire is the best county in England! And it has some amazing walks and trails.

Read The Trails Shop guide to the best walks in Yorkshire.

International Women's Day

Looking back through the history of the access movement in the UK the main players are often men, which is no surprise given the way society was in the early part of the 20th century. But women are there if we look hard enough.

Christmas Gift Guide 2023

It's nearly Christmas. One of the best things about Christmas is giving loved-ones presents that they really like. Christmas shopping can be tricky though, and we're here to help.

National Trails acorn waymarker post

Happy National Trails Day!

Saturday 3rd of June is National Trails Day and here at The Trails Shop we plan to celebrate in style! Find out what makes the UK's trails so special and enjoy a weekend discount on selected books and maps.

Trees covered in pink blossom

Making the most of the Easter holidays

There is a definite feel of spring in the air, daffodils are out and the sun is shining, in between the showers! Easter is almost upon us, and traditionally it’s the time that people start doing more outside. Made any plans yet?

The Trails Shop Christmas Gift Guide 2022

It’s that time of year again… At the Trails Shop we love Christmas. We love getting together with family and friends and exchanging presents. But, as always, what to give them?

How Difficult is the Cotswold Way Walk?

The Cotswold Way route runs between the market town of Chipping Campden and the city of Bath, passing through picturesque villages, close to historic sites. Here we look at how difficult this 102 mile trail is compared to other walks in Britain.

Great Walks on the England Coast Path

The England Coast Path - Your Adventure Starts Here

The England Coast Path, once complete, will be the longest coastal trail in the world! We talk to Andrew Cloy, author of new guidebook Great Walks on the England Coast Path.

How to choose a long distance trail guidebook from The Trails Shop

How to choose a long distance trail guidebook

Planning a long distance trail but not sure which guidebook is best? Our guide to the top trail guidebooks compares mapping, format, size and features. Everything you need to start planning your adventure!

The best daffodil walks this Spring

Nothing says spring like a Daffodil! If like Wordsworth you're a sucker for a daffodil then we have just the map for you. We've listed places you can visit to get a great view of our favourite yellow flower.

Dust those boots off, the sun has come out!

Just when we thought it would never stop raining spring has arrived. All of a sudden the sun has come out, daffodils are in bloom, birds are singing, and our thoughts are turning to going for a walk.

Taking a dip?

Wild swimming, swimming in the river, taking a dip: whatever you call it there is nothing as invigorating as an outdoor swim in cold water, surrounded by nature. Little wonder that this is an increasingly popular way to keep active.

Choosing the right walking companion – your drink bottle

We all know how important the right walking companion is on walk. But have you considered the importance of the right water bottle?

Finding a walk near you

At this point in lockdown, you may feel you have exhausted all the walks you know in the local area. So why not use our useful guide to online resources that will help you find and plan a new local walk or discover local green space that you didn’t know existed!

1000 Mile Socks - choosing the right pair

It can be daunting looking at all the options for walking socks – they all seem so technical, which are the right ones for you?

Here’s our guide to help you choose the right pair.

What to do about blisters

Most of us will have had a blister at some point - they can be disproportionately painful and even a small one can seriously spoil a good walk, but what can you do about them?