Swimming against the tide of plastic - interesting article in this month from our friends at Geographical Magazine
Discovering BritainWebsite in London, United Kingdom
Happy Yorkshire Day everyone! Celebrate 'God's own country' by exploring some of our walks... https://www.discoveringbritain.org/…/yorkshire-and-the-humb…
Planning a trip to the beach this month? We've got a great competition for you! 🏖️
We’ve joined up with our friends at Faber & Faber to give away a brand new copy of 'The Pebbles on the Beach' by Clarence Ellis.
The reissue of this classic book includes a beautifully illustrated fold out identification chart and new Foreword by author Robert Macfarlane....
For your chance to win, send us a message telling us the name of the beach featured below.
The deadline to enter is Friday 31 August, the winner will be announced in the first week of September. Good luck! 😊
Last chance to enter!
It's Wednesday lunchtime - wouldn't you rather be in one of our superb National Parks? It's #NationalParksWeek and to celebrate we're giving away a set of 7 A-Z... Adventure books.
Its the second weekend of National Parks Week - a great time to try our new walk exploring the Tarr Steps in the Exmoor National Park
Rain has been forecast at last...The phrase "raining cats and dogs" might come from the Old English ‘catadupe’ meaning ‘waterfall’ or the Latin ‘catadoxa’ meaning ‘unexpected’.
For more stories about Britain's weird and wonderful weather, look out for our new 'weather walk' - coming soon!
Gentle rolling hills, like folds in a blanket - our celebration of National Parks Week continues with a spectacular view of the South Downs: https://www.discoveringbritain.org/…/britain-from-the-air-s…
#tuesdaytaster for National Parks Week - where is this road? And what could we see if we pulled over here? Find out with the full picture: https://www.discoveringbritain.org/…/britain-from-the-air-w…
National Parks Week is underway: http://www.nationalparks.gov.uk/visiting/national-parks-week
We've joined in the celebration of 'Britain's breathing spaces' with a small selection of our National Parks activities…
If you're planning to explore the #johnmuirway we've got the ideal map for you. The A-Z Adventure Atlas of The John Muir Way uses OS 1:25,000 mapping, showing b...oth the walking and cycling routes of this Scottish long-distance footpath in a convenient book, complete with index.
The John Muir Way is a 134 mile (215 km) long-distance footpath in Scotland. Named after the Scottish born conservationist John Muir, this coast to coast route connects Dunbar, his birthplace in the east, with Helensburgh on the west coast, from where he emigrated, aged 10, with his family to America. Crossing Scotland's heartland, the footpath encounters great natural beauty, stunning views and tranquil wild places; sites of historical importance and industrial heritage; grand buildings and impressive engineering; Scotland's historic capital, Edinburgh and coastal towns and villages.
What links the FA Cup, both Wimbledon Tennis Singles trophies and the 1948 Olympic Torch? Find out with our walk around a unique centre of arts and crafts..
#throwbackthursday to walking around the town that has changed hands between England and Scotland 13 times & was at war with Russia for 100 years... https://www.discoveringbritain.org/…/berwick-upon-tweed.html
School holidays are on the horizon - we can almost taste the sand in the sandwiches! This great aerial photo by Jason Hawkes is of Perranporth in Cornwall: https://www.discoveringbritain.org/…/britain-from-the-air-p…
Britain has 31 UNESCO World Heritage Sites - our friends at Bradt Travel Guides have picked a few to check out
Go exploring this summer with a visit to one of these British UNESCO sites.
#mondaymotivation - smile! Its still beach weather so a great time to enjoy the golden sands at Weymouth - https://www.discoveringbritain.org/…/so…/walks/weymouth.html
“The Black Country, black by day and red by night, cannot be matched, for vast and varied production, by any other space of equal radius on the surface of the globe. It is a section of Titanic industry, kept in murky perspiration by a sturdy set of Tubal Cains and Vulcans, week in week out” – Elihu Burritt, 1868.
Happy Black Country Day! Explore the industrial heart of Britain with our West Midlands walks: https://www.discoveringbritain.org/activities/west-midlands/