Home    What's new    Search    Contact Us   Sign in / Register
· You are here: Home • Our work • Engaging wider audiences »
About us Our work What's on Geography today Press & Media News Join us
Royal Geographical Society (with IBG): the heart of geography
Britain from the Air »
Collections events
Community collaborations
Discovering Britain
Discovering events
Hidden Journeys
Regional Theatres Programme
Travel Photographer of the Year (TPOTY)
21st Century Challenges

Discovering Britain

From the mountains and glens of the Scottish Highlands to the rolling downland of Southern England; from Cornwall’s jagged coast to the flat fenlands of East Anglia. Every landscape has a story to tell about why Britain is as it is today.

Discovering Britain is a series of geographically themed walks that bring these stories alive, inspiring everyone to explore and learn more about Britain. The walks engage the brain as well as the feet as they explore how our amazing towns, cities, countryside and coast have been shaped by people, historic events, the economy, and the forces of nature.

Self-guided walks

The walks are completely free, self-guided and suitable for all ages and abilities. Visit Discovering Britain for over 100 walks, each with downloadable audio guides, full directions and further information.

Guided walks

Some of Discovering Britain walk creators organise guided walks along their routes..

Tyranny and treason - David Flintham

  • Sunday 15 November 11.00am-1.00pm
  • Guided walk (central London)

Re-live the drama of the English Civil War in the heart of London and discover how it shaped the landscape.

Walk begins at Trafalgar Square and finishes at Marble Arch.

Free, advance booking required: d.flintham@googlemail.com


The walks are designed to be fun, informative and inspiring. They are completely free, self-guided and suitable for all ages and abilities. Prepare to discover something new and to be surprised by what is right on your own doorstep.

Our ambition is to create more than 100 inspirational and informative walks that bring our islands’ geography and history alive. We are creating new walks and adding to the website all the time.

Visit Discovering Britain to get your journey started.

· Accessibility statement
· Terms and Conditions, and Cookie use
· Contact Webmaster
· Download Adobe Reader
· RGS-IBG is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

Bookmark and Share