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Walking in the Wye Valley

Chepstow Walkers are dedicated to promoting the Lower wye Valley and Forest of Dean for everyone to enjoy the great outdoors. They have a diary of guided walks led by Ramblers and Monmouthshire county council. They have a Walking Festival between 12th -14th April 2014 where for a one off fee of £5 people can join any walk and as many as they wish, parking and transport to and from start points for linear walks.

West Highland Way app newly available for Android phones.

For the first time, a guide to Scotland's West Highland Way long distance path is available for Android phones and tablets. People can use it to plan their route and accommodation in advance and also day-to-day as they walk the route. The app can display a map of the route overlayed with the locations of essential facilities such as hotels, hostels, B&Bs, campsites, shops, transport links, etc. Users can move around the map and touch a location to see information about the facilities there, including links to the appropriate website for further information. So people can find the best accommodation options and link straight to their websites for contact details and booking. The app can also display detailed information about the distance of each day's walk, including height ascended and descended. It presents a sample 8-day itinerary and allows users to modify this to suit their preferences for accommodation and distance per day. All this makes it easy to plan the walk in advance, but the app is also useful when actually walking the route. It uses GPS positioning to display the current position on the map of the route. The user can touch any other point on the route to see the distance to walk to it. All the information already mentioned about accommodation, etc is available for people who haven't booked everything in advance. There is also a diary feature so people can record their experiences as they walk and (optionally) send them to their friends.