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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

Sports Direct.com

High St, Scunthorpe DN15 6HB, UK – 0344 332 5253

One of the shops that sell more modern looking clothes. If you want something from a real reliable brand, this is your store.

The Wardrobe Man

29 Exeter Rd, Scunthorpe DN15 7AU, UK – 07802 452341

John has fitted 3 wardrobes for me over the last few years in different properties. He offers an excellent service, is polite and trustworthy.

Scunthorpe Outdoor Market

Scunthorpe DN15 6SX, UK

Ok for the odd bits and ftuiy and vedge trip

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 country. 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..

Camping and Caravaning

Normanby Hall Country Park

Normanby Rd, Normanby, Scunthorpe DN15, UK – 01724 720588

Season pass is great value, lots to see and do for children. A great place to have fun outdoors, we find something new everytime we visit. In warm days take swimsuits and towels for the kids - they will love the water park!! The museum of farming is small but well laid out with lots of interesting artifacts, we took around 30 minutes to wander around, could have happily spent longer. The walled garden is a delight. Lots of places to enjoy a picnic, we use the cafe for ice creams, but they do sell more. Landtrain fairly priced, mini rail at weekends. All staff are friendly. We always leave looking forward to our next return. Highly recommended for families.

Lovely country park setting. Good for walks, pic-nice and great gun for kids and families.

The Normanby Hotel

Normanby Hotel, 9-11 Normanby Rd, Scunthorpe DN15 6AR, UK – 01724 289982

I've stayed here 5 times, and it's always a lovely warm, welcoming place. Clean and comfortable accommodation. Superb breakfast with a huge choice to meet all tastes. Looking forward to my next visit.

rooms were very clean, and well set up, the staff were very friendly and helpful, the full English breakfast was very good they also had a wide range of other breakfast options

San Pietro

11 High St E, Scunthorpe DN15 6UH, UK – 01724 277774

Brilliant. Free glass of prosecco at check in. Room great. Staff fantastic. Restaurant 2-star Rosette. The devil is in the detail. And these people get it right! We came here for a wedding anniversary. Right at the end of the meal a plate with cookies brought to our table with "Happy Anniversary" written in chocolate as well as a card from the staff. Totally unexpected. Highly recommended.

Another visit here. Food had to be sent back due to more fat then meat on my dish. This was quickly resolved without question. As ever will return

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!