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March 2021

Walkingworld app update

With the gradual easing of lockdown we should be able to travel further afield for walks and, in time, be able to stay in other parts of the UK. We hope then that Walkingworld will prove its worth and enable you to find a good selection of walks wherever you happen to be.

The mapping that downloads to the app comes direct from Ordnance Survey and so is guaranteed to be right up to date. OS mapping is constantly updating its mapping with new roads, housing estates and, occasionally, changes to rights of way. So it's great to know that every download to the app consists of the latest possible OS map.

At the end of this month Ordnance Survey is making a technical change to how we access these maps through the app. We have updated the Android and Apple apps to use the new method but of course the app on your device will only reflect this change if you have the latest app update. If you have an older version then the OS mapping download will probably fail.

Many people have their devices set to automatically update when new app versions are available and, as our updates have been available for several weeks now, that should have happened in the background. But if you are not sure you can go to Settings on the device and look under your installed apps for any pending updates.

Micro map cases raise £200 for Mountain Rescue
Our experimental ‘micro-map cases' - essentially a transparent A6 badge holder with a lanyard - have proved to be incredibly popular. As a result we are delighted to report that our local Mountain Rescue team will be receiving a donation of £200. With charity collections over the last year severely curtailed, raising money for any charity has been a real challenge, and Mountain Rescue is no exception. So these extra funds are very welcome.

Teams across the country are expecting to be very busy once the hills and mountains are ‘opened up' again. If you are planning an outing in any remote area there is some very good advice on the AdventureSmart website. Having a paper map is very much one of the recommendations.

If you fancy having one of these 'micro map cases' the cost to you is £3.50, including postage to mainland Britain. We'll continue to give any profit to our local Mountain Rescue team. Please place your order here. Sorry, we won't be able to deliver outside mainland Britain.

Dales & Downs
2021 is set to be the year of the great British break, but which corners of our beautiful isle will you choose to explore? Inntravel have recently introduced self-guided walking holidays in the Yorkshire Dales and the South Downs - two very different regions, but each with their own unique charm…

One of just ten National Parks in England, the Yorkshire Dales offer walkers some of the most spectacular scenery anywhere in the country, from striking castle ruins to dramatic waterfalls and from fast-flowing rivers to verdant slopes crisscrossed with drystone walls. Inntravel's 6-night route focuses on Wensleydale, one of the Dales' prettiest valleys, and features three welcoming and high-quality places to stay.

In the South Downs, Inntravel's new route offers the best of both worlds: leading from undulating chalk countryside to picturesque coast. The early days are all about far-reaching views and fine hospitality, while from your final base in the pretty village of Bosham, you have access to thriving nature reserves and the historic walled city of Chichester.

Inntravel add regularly to their collection of UK walking holidays - sign up to their email newsletter to stay informed, or visit to browse all their self-guided trips. You can also discuss your travel plans with their expert team at

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Member news
Lockdown re-opening permitting, John Webb is planning a Keswick Week (29th May - 3rd June) for his embark2 group aimed at those experiencing the loss of a partner. The week is open to non-members of embark2 so Walkingworld members are welcome. The week is themed around Wordsworth. The cost is £395, five nights, including four evening meals. There is another Cotswold 5 day walking tour planned in October.