Tips for winter walking
Winter walking can be thrilling and exhilarating in the right conditions, but when there's snow lying hiking can be risky, with hidden dangers for walkers. Fresh snow can conceal icy slopes which are tricky to walk on. So it's important to be well-equipped for winter walking conditions and not to be too ambitious when there are fewer hours of daylight.
If you're well prepared, you can enjoy your walk without worrying too much about the weather!
The changing seasons reveal new facets of the landscape and wildlife, and provide new hiking challenges.
If you've enjoyed a recent walk somewhere different (or in a favourite place), why not tell others about it on Walking Stories? Even if you're on the other side of the world, enjoying summer walks!
Whether you prefer walking in cities or on mountain trails, this is a site where you can share your walking experiences and learn about new places to walk.
It's an on-line community for anyone who enjoys walking (or hiking), on routes anywhere in the world.
You'll find walking stories of all types, from mountain hikes and countryside trails, to easy walks through towns and cities. There are lots of great stories from Scotland, Japan and China, Tromso and San Francisco, Kefalonia, Spain and Peru and more. The latest stories are from Morocco, Tasmania, Kilimanjaro, Slovakia, Poland, Mexico, Denmark, Sweden and France. Some of the walks are highlighted below to help you explore the site.
City walks range from Cambridge (England) to Cambridge (Massachusetts), with fascintating walks around Paris and Brussels, San Francisco and Mexico City in America, Krakow in Poland, Gothenburg and Gävle in Sweden, Edinburgh Glasgow and Dundee in Scotland.
Anyone can access these walking stories - just CLICK ON THE MAP ON THE RIGHT to bring up a list of countries and walks.
Submit your own stories by becoming a member - for free! You can also send in comments and news items. There are easy-to-use forms to register as a member, and to submit a story.
Other site features include:
- a Gallery of additional photos for many of the stories
- a Highlights page for new visitors to get a quick idea of the coverage
- the Comment facility enabling Members to provide feedback easily on any story
- areas for Walking Clubs to share stories, photos and information among their own members
Click on stories featured below - or see the Website Story page for more recent additions.
This isn't really a walk - in fact it's the opposite. We had just finished our climb of Kilimanjaro, and had booked up a safari trip in a 4x4 to see another side of Tanzania - the national parks maintained as wild ... [more]
It's just a month now (Sept 07) until a group of us set off for Tanzania to climb Kilimanjaro via the Lemosho Route. Normally when you head off for a walk, you can just pack your rucsack the evening before (or on the d ... [more]
This was one of those unique, momentous events that I’ll never forget. A very long climb through the night, first on our ... [more]
Many of the best walks in the hills and mountains of [more]
The Great Wall is without doubt the best known and most spectacular of the many attractions across the vast country o ... [more]