The July issue of Britain's best-selling and fastest-growing outdoors magazine (and seventh fastest-growing mag in the whole UK!) is all about our glorious COAST. It's perfectly timed for the height of summer and the fast-approaching completion of the epoch-making 2,975-mile England Coast Path, and promises a beachball-sized batch of the most refreshing walks in the country! With 27 brand new route cards complete with Ordnance Survey maps, award-winning features and photography from the coast all around our beautiful country, a huge test on walking shoes and all the latest from the walking challenge that's got over 50,000 people walking 500 miles this summer and 1000 miles this year, it's a family-size companion to a summer of seaside adventure!
DOING ANYTHING INCREDIBLE THIS SUMMER?
Now is the perfect time to start walking more. Not just because the days are long, the countryside's abloom and even the pavements feel springy, but because time and again walking is revealed by scientific study to be the best all-round exercise you can do – strengthening bones, boosting energy and mental function, keeping the most annoying and the most serious ailments at bay, and just bringing out the happiest, healthiest, glowingest version of you. It feeds your mind and starves your insecurities, fills your head with memories and turns back the clock the moment you start doing it.
And the great thing is the sportsfield starts right outside your door and you don’t even need to get changed – any kind of mile is a good mile and you can start once you’ve finished that cup of tea.
It’s brilliant because repays you in the short-term (‘I feel better for that walk’) and cumulatively (‘I never used to be able to do that!’), because it’s free, fun and flexible and you were lucky enough to live in a country with the best public footpath network in the world. In fact the only thing that could make it any better in fact would be a readymade friend-group and a spur to motivate you even when the sofa’s exerting an extra-powerful gravitational pull. And that’s where our 500-mile challenge comes in – and whether you want a summer to remember, you’re new to our challenges and want to take the rest of the year, or you’re doing #walk1000miles and your campaign needs a turbo-boost we urge you to join in.