All paths lead nowhere, so it is important
to choose a path that has heart.

- Carlos Castaneda




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Below are some sites, in no particular order as yet, which may be of interest. If you know of any which might suit Treadsoftly please let us know by email at

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British Mountaineering Council The BMC "...exists to protect the freedoms and promote the interests of climbers, hillwalkers and mountaineers..."
The Ramblers' Association The RA's emphasis remains on defending and extending access - but they also intervene on conservation/land protection issues.
Mountain Forum Excellent and growing network, primarily academic, with some very useful stuff in their online library. See for example the thought-provoking piece Do walkers need farmers? by Paul Hesp.
British Upland Footpath Trust A charitable trust with a practical emphasis whose overall aim is to "improve the quality and standard of footpath work and maintenance in the uplands".
Countryside Council for Wales The Countryside Council for Wales is the Government's statutory adviser on sustaining natural beauty, wildlife and the opportunity for outdoor enjoyment in Wales and its inshore waters.
Centre for Alternative Technology A great Eco-Centre project in West Wales looking at sustainable living.
Snowdonia Weather Stations Project This is here because we love Snowdonia. Check out current weather in the Snowdonia National Park in North Wales with live web camera images.
Sierra Club The monster (600,000 members) US organisation heavily involved in many conservation battles. - The website of Wilderness Travel Website of Backpacker magazine with some interesting stuff from a North American perspective
Treadsoftly Same name but no connection with our project - other than a shared concern with the environment and great taste in names. This is a Canadian 'environmental education company inc' with a zillion pages on the web.