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Jan
2018
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OS Maps feature in ITV’s Britain’s Favourite Walks next week

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.

Photo (c) ITV BRITAIN’S FAVOURITE WALKS : TOP 100

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.

Photo (c) ITV BRITAIN’S FAVOURITE WALKS: TOP 100

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/

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5 Responses

  1. Bob Walters

    What a delight? I was taken back to September 1965, when I spent a month at Eskdale Green Mountain Outward Bound School, and was fortunate enough to walk around over Scafell Pike, The two Gables, through Scarth Gap into Buttermere Village and then over Buttermere Moss to Honister. Camping by Black Sail Youth Hostel and by Sty Head Tarn, “Threading the Needle”, just to mention a few o the highlights. My wife, not normally one for such walks, has asked me to sort a visit to several places mentioned; The Lakes, The Peaks, the Yorkshire Dales and the coast of the West Country as starters, the onto Scotland and Wales in 2019. Good news, since we are now in our early 70s.

  2. Teresa Freshwater

    Hi there, Will there ever be a book published to accompany the itv 100 favourite walks programme? Not everyone wants to be glued to their phone while on a walk.

    1. Hi Teresa

      There aren’t plans that we’re aware of for a book. A book of all 100 walks would be a pretty hefty tome to carry on a walk though – OS Maps on the phone and a paper map would be the best combination and more lightweight!

      Many thanks
      Gemma

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