Exploring on foot
Enjoy a local walk, a linear walk by bus or train, or a long-distance hiking adventure.
There’s no better way to explore the UK than by foot. You’re never far from a footpath. England and Wales have an epic network of 140,000 miles of footpaths and Scotland has a right to roam.
You don’t need any special kit for walking, just some comfy footwear. It’s easy to find your way with a map app like OS Maps or Viewranger, or if you prefer paper you can get discount OS maps from Dash4it.
Walking is a great way to relax, stay healthy and get to know your local area better. There are probably footpaths within a mile of two of where you live still waiting to be explored. Search for local routes on Ramblers or GetOutside.
Heading to the school or shops on foot will help cut traffic and keep you fit. Browse the local shops, enjoy a cuppa in a café and skip the gym! For trips to the market or supermarket a trendy trolley will come in handy.
Walking days out
Walking to the bus or train is a great way to start a trip – the adventure begins as soon as you step out the door. If you’re visiting one of the attractions on our site, the journey planner will show you the walking route to/from the bus or train. Many of the car-free adventures on Good Journey include suggested walks and maps.
All you need are some walking boots/shoes, a mac, a pack and a snack. It’s best to travel light, but some attractions will look after luggage or try stasher.com.