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The Ramblers Association now have a greatly improved website which is an exceptional rescource for all walkers, hykers and young families wanting to go for walks with young children. This site lists everything from historical walks to guided walks and really audious walks.

Find A Walk Near Me by Walking Britain is a truly excellent and free resource. Just enter where you are or where you would like to walk - and print out directions. The walks are graded and you can buy a specific map of the area at the same time. These are proper OS maps and weather proofed if required.

I always think of walking as one of the few activities you can do for free - and now you can with this guide!

Walking, Hiking and Outdoor Shops

The Range, Gloucester

Gloucester Retail Park, Eastern Ave, Gloucester GL4 3BY, UK – 01452 305080

I love the shop with it's variety of products and good value for money. I like to go there just browse around to see what I can use to improve our home. I was shopping there last winter for my wedding decorations. I marked them down for the shopping assistants on a till as they are slow and look most of the time bored. Otherwise great shop!

I love shopping at the range. Extensive range of all kinds of things from bin bags to hot tubs & wool to dog food. Allow extra time to see everything. There is a small garden centre out the back & a nice cafe with a good range of drinks & food.

Eclipse Furniture

Eastbrook Road, Gloucester GL4 3DB, UK – 01452 336520

Excellent. I was looking for replacement table tops for a restaurant, the staff were helpful, the product was high quality at a fair price and delivered 2 days after payment. Would definitely use again. Simon.

Homebase - Gloucester

Eastbrook Rd, Gloucester GL4 3DB, UK – 0345 640 7135

Definitely gone down hill since being taken over. Much sooner use other outlets even though Homebase is closest to where I live. Seems the customer care is no longer a priority.

A quick visit to buy 2 things that we knew that we needed - in and out in 20 minutes which was good

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Another good one. Walkingworld has huge library of guides with a good selection of walks, of varying lengths and grades, pretty well anywhere in the UK. The walks come in an excellent format making them very easy to follow, with photographs to illustrate every important decision point and a proper Ordnance Survey map.

A modist annual subscription gives you unlimited access to all the walks. However you can Pay As Go by downloading indiviual walks.

Crucially you can also find walks France, Spain, Norway, Portugal and Australia!

Camping and Caravaning

Stansby Touring Park

Reddings Rd, The Reddings, Cheltenham GL51 6RS, UK – 07944 105239

Very small campsite ideally located just 15 minutes drive from Cheltenham. The facilities were very clean and tidy but rather tired and would benefit from a refresh. There are only 3 showers for the whole of the site and people were often queuing to have a wash. The reason for only 3 stats was due to how noisy the site was. On one side was a very busy main road and to another was a train track with trains running until well past midnight. Our tent was pitched on the opposite corner from both of these and we could still hear them quite loudly. Our tent backed on to a small park homes development. I think the person in the unit behind us must have had heading difficulties as they had the tv volume cranked up so high that you could be forgiven for thinking it was us with the tv on. The site warden was lovely and gave us a quick tour of the facilities when we arrived and could have been more helpful. He gave us the code for the free WiFi and details of nearby supermarkets, pubs etc. I wouldn't stay here again.

Only a one night stay to link up with family, arrived rather late and left promptly, so little time to really get a feel for site. Simple but v. clean facilities.

Dog People is such a great website if you have dogs who go on holiday with you. Just enter your location and everything from dog friendly Bed and Breakfasts and Hotels to dog friendly walks and beaches come up. The Dog People site covers Bed & Breakfast, Holiday Parks, Hotels, Self Catering, Pubs & Food, Days Out. Enjoy!
'Walks with Buggies' is a must for walking parents with young children, babies or even grannies and grandpas! If you would like to walk around Imjin Barracks or Gloucestershire just select your nearest town, length of walk and type of walk. You will not only be able to download detailed OS maps free of charge but you can read reviews of walks and their ratings - and add your own afterwards! Enjoy