Experts pick Shropshire for Britain's Great Views
The Ramblers has named the Stiperstones in Shropshire as one of Britain's most stunning viewpoints in its new book 'Walk Britain's Great Views'.
For the first time ever Britain's walking charity, renowned for its walking expertise, has compiled a book of walks that showcase Britain's best views, all of which can only be reached on foot.
Britain's walking charity has described the ridge, North West of Church Stretton, as "an area of overlap and ambiguity, where accents merge, landscapes shift, and stories of supernatural and heroic deeds abound".
The Shropshire route is one of 50 walks, the creme of the 140,000-strong Ramblers members favourite walks, that will be published in a glossy guidebook 'Walk Britain's Great Views' in May. Each walk is accompanied by top quality photographs, maps, seasonal tips and expert commentary.
Tom Franklin, chief executive, said "Our members are passionate about walking so who better to recommend the best places in Britain to see a great view on a walk. Each walk is graded by difficulty and outlines the best time of year to go so you can see at a glance which walk is best for you. A great view is something that stays with you for the rest of your life, especially if you've walked for it".
And if you want to join a Ramblers walk why not take part in the Ramblers programme of summer strolls which run from June to September. Hundreds of after-work strolls will take place, ranging from three to seven miles, in cities and countryside alike. All are free, open to all and designed to suit all tastes from family friendly walks to strolls for people in their 20s and 30s. Log on www.ramblers.org.uk for further information.
Date Posted: 22nd April 2009