Christmas Walking Inspiration

posted by cw on Wednesday, December 23, 2009

If after feasting on turkey, Christmas pudding, mince pies, rich cheeses, chocolate and all the other Christmas goodies, you feel bloated and sluggish then check out the guided walking routes available to download within ViewRanger. With thousands of routes to choose from, you should find an inspiring route nearby.

With a typical Christmas dinner of turkey and pudding clocking up almost 1,500 calories – that is over half of a man’s recommend daily calorie intake and three quarters of a woman’s - the UK Government has teamed up with the Ramblers to try to bring back the traditional Christmas Day walk.

They are both calling on families across the country to burn off their Christmas dinner and be more active over the festive season and haved released their top ten English walks to inspire families to get on their feet.

They include a walk round famous London landmarks, a trek through the Birmingham bog that Tolkein based the hobbits’ Shire home on, as well as a wildlife walk in Highfield Country Park, Manchester. See the full list here.

However, if you're in need of more inspiration, then you can also turn to ViewRanger's massive library of over 5000 guided walking routes across England, Scotland and Wales?

From your mobile phone handset, via the mobile network or WiFi, you can search for routes near your GPS location or around any area of map, browse the route details to find a route that fits your needs, and then download that route direct to your handset. Once on your phone, then ViewRanger can guide you along the route. Most routes include photos at key waypoints.

Find out how to search for and download routes here:

Whilst you are out and about, don't forget that you can record your trip and any photos that you take along the way - turning them into a ViewRanger TravelLog that you can share on the web and through Facebook.

I've already spotted several walks around Cambridge and around North Dorset that I shall be exploring this holiday season!



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