Image from Conic HIll courtesy of Andrew Magee.
The Society’s geographical walks project Discovering Britain has teamed up with one of the world’s leading travel publishers with the aim of encouraging more people to explore the vast range of UK landscapes. Bradt Travel Guides have an established reputation for publishing guides to unusual places all over the world. Yet this July, Bradt have chosen Britain as their ‘Destination of the Month’.
From dramatic scenery and picturesque parks, to elegant architecture and places that reveal a rich history, Britain is home to a host of destinations that rival holiday destinations all over the world. With this in mind, the Discovering Britain team has collaborated with Bradt to shine a light on what our own back yards have to offer.
Among the featured locations is Conic Hill, in the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. Loch Lomond is renowned for its glistening lochs and pristine glens, and the scramble up Conic Hill is rewarded with breath-taking views over Lomond’s many islands.
Another British highlight that Bradt and our team have featured is the small Suffolk village of Dunwich. This quiet coastal spot has an eerie story to tell; a whole town was swallowed up by the sea and a stroll along the beach today allows visitors to trace the trail of its ghostly remains.
A new Discovering Britain viewpoint has been specially created with the help of Bradt’s travel guide Slow Travel Cheshire by Kate Simon and Suzanne King. The chosen spot is Beeston Crag, an imposing spot on the Cheshire Plain that has the ruins of a 13th century castle nestled on its summit. But that’s not all; the Crag has many more secrets waiting to be uncovered…
To discover them, and many other hidden treasures, visit the Discovering Britain website and read the full Bradt article.
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