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Britain's great views : 50 walking routes to Britain's most spectacular views


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Could you name Britain's 50 best viewpoints? A great view is something you savour for the rest of your life, especially if you've walked for it. No-one knows this better than the Ramblers Association, which leads over 20,000 walks each year across the country. Drawing on its matchless knowledge of Britain's footpath network, the RA has cherrypicked 50 of Britain's top vistas, and devised walking routes that do them justice. The views cover the full cross-section of British landscapes - from remote shell-sand beaches in the Highlands to London's big city skyline. The one thing the they all have in common in that the spots you need to see them from can only be reached on foot. Discover Britain's 50 finest viewpoints, via 50 superb walks. Explore our island's benchmark landscapes with the help of full-colour maps and foolproof route descriptions, all road-tested by RA members. Read expert background on the terrain, its monuments and cultural associations, backed up by 100 specially commissioned photographs. Depend on first-hand reviews of places stay, eat and drink for each route, and tips on how to reach its start by public transport. Be inspired to go where no car can.

The Ramblers' is Britain's biggest walking organisation with almost 140,000 members across England, Scotland and Wales. It has been working for walkers for 70 years, and is dedicated to: Safeguarding Britain's unique network of public paths; Providing information to help plan a walk and enjoy it in safety and comfort; Increasing access for walkers - establishing statutory rights of access to the outdoors; Protecting the countryside and green spaces from unsightly and polluting developments; Educating the public about their rights and responsibilities and the health and environmental benefits of walking.

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