Here at TT we love walking and our resolution is not only to walk more ourselves, but to give you inspiration to walk more too! Our latest newsletter sums it up -we really want to keep supplying you all with great Treasure Trails to inspire and entertain groups of families and friends.
Our walks are mostly on footpaths, pavements and tracks, but we do have a great selection of Trails that include walking along other surfaces! There are too many to name them all, but here are just a few for starters.
Head to Scotland to enjoy the Pitlochry Trail which includes a walk across a dam and stunning views up the loch. The route of the Trail heads over a footbridge too. Pitlochry is a holiday destination set in the heart of Scotland and ideally located for touring the country, it counted Queen Victoria amongst its earliest visitors! It is only 75 minutes from Edinburgh and from Pitlochry it takes just 95 minutes to Loch Ness, we think you could build a brilliant walking holiday around these iconic places!
Or if Scotland is too far afield, how about trying the Tynemouth Treasure Trail which finishes with a walk along the beach? Or walk in the footsteps of saints and invaders on the island of Lindisfarne.
If you like walking on beaches, we have lots of Trails to choose from including Old Hunstanton in Norfolk and numerous Trails along the Jurassic Coast in Dorset. Barry Island and Porthcawl Trails both have sections which are alongside the beach on promenades and breakwater walls.
Sticking close to water you could try the Upton Warren Trail in the heart of Worcestershire that is a circular walk around a man-made lake and you definitely need your wellies at this time of year.
Or how about attempting the Cable Car Mission which starts on one side of the Thames and finishes on the other with a walk across the Royal Victoria footbridge half way round – a real experience!
Sometimes the end of a Trail is a real highlight and many of our coastal Trails include walks along our historic piers with Whitby West Cliff ending at the lighthouse at the end of the pier!
And if you still need some inspiration, how about these facts and figures to inspire you… the average Treasure Trail will burn 500 to 600 calories, but only if you don’t indulge with ice creams or pub stops along the way!
Amanda Ingham 30th December 2013
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