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Walk magazine summer 2013 cover

Welcome to the winter issue!

Don your woolly hat, because you’ll want to explore every winter wonderland featured in this issue. From seal pups to wild ponies, we uncover the extraordinary wildlife still active in Britain’s splendid wintry scenery. Also inside, we reveal 20 astonishing ways walking could change your world, chat to Kate Adie about the Great War, and hike the stunning Shropshire Way. Plus, there are reviews of the latest winter jackets, competitions to win a Baltic cruise and a top-of-the-range camera, and the moving tale of a man who walked from Cornwall to London as a 'leather tramp'. Enjoy!

Dominic Bates

Winter wonderlands

Bryher, Scilly

Our landscapes take on a whole new splendour in their winter 'coats'. In our cover feature, we round up some of the very best spots to explore this season on foot – including the Isles of Scilly. Otherwise known for their subtropical microclimate, these islands bear the brunt of large swells rolling in across the Atlantic. A coastal walk on Bryher, the westernmost inhabited island, when the waves are pounding the shore and there’s a howling gale, is unforgettable.

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