Tune into ITV at 7.30pm on Tuesday 30 January to see the nation’s favourite 100 walks revealed across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland*. Alongside National Trust and The Ramblers, we teamed up with ITV last year to encourage outdoors enthusiasts to vote for their favourite walks, and now the results are set to be revealed.
Over two and a half hours, presenters Julia Bradbury and Ore Oduba will showcase rambles, scrambles and ambles across the UK’s cities, countryside and coastline. We’re extremely pleased to say that four of our GetOutside champions will also be featuring in the programme, accompanying Julie and Ore on their walks. Look out for Two Blondes Walking in their favourite environment, Dartmoor; Zoe Homes (AKA Splodz) in Scotland; Phoebe Smith, wild camper and extreme sleeper; and the Get Out With the Kids family tackling the Chilterns.
Throughout production we’ve been working with the ITV team to provide maps and plot the routes in our OS Maps service. We’ll be making all of the routes available during the show next week as the top 100 are revealed – so that you can follow them yourselves. We’ll keep Britain Favourite Walks on our GetOutside site so that you can find a route to try out at any time.
“Walking is one of Britain’s best loved pastimes, with around nine million of us enjoying pulling on our hiking boots and heading for the great outdoors every month…this could be your next big adventure – you’re going to be blown away.” – Julia Bradbury
From the West Highland Way to the Ridgeway and almost everywhere in between, the results of the largest survey ever conducted into the UK’s hiking habits, saw more than 8,000 walking enthusiasts place their votes.
Famous faces including Cath Tyldesley, Ade Edmondson, Katherine Kelly, Larry Lamb, Janet Street Porter and Robert Bathurst hit the trails to reveal their own favourite walks, which feature in the countdown. They are joined by walking experts, nature aficionados and members of the public (and GetOutside Champions!) with extraordinary stories to provide a vivid insight into the hikes, the history and the hidden stories behind the trails.
Tune in to Britain’s Favourite Walks: Top 100 from 7.30pm on Tuesday 30 January and then check out the walks at os.uk (page link will be available from Tuesday evening).
*Yes, we know that’s the UK – see our blog on the topic! https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/blog/2011/08/whats-the-difference-between-uk-britain-and-british-isles/