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Essex and British walks – Discover Britain through walking with the Royal Geographical society with IBG

Arial view of two tree island to southend Essex
Arial view of two tree island to southend Essex

Discover Britain through walking with the Royal Geographical society with IBG

Explore the history, nature and views your Country has to offer by walking. And it couldn’t be easier since the Royal Geographical Society has done all the hard work for you – all you have to do is download all the information you need from their website http://www.discoveringbritain.org get your walking boots on, and get moving… And what better time to be thinking about walking than in February. We all need to blow the cobwebs off that the winter entangles us in, and if you, like me, need to lose a few pounds but cannot do it by dieting, then getting moving is the answer. It can also help with the lack of energy we can feel by the short days of winter and lack of sunlight that we suffer.

Not only that, these walks can be done anytime, Winter or Summer, and at your own pace. Perhaps take a friend or family and enjoy the sights together. Take a camera, send photos to magazines or your local newspaper – all good fun!

You can travel to these walks or find one near your home – and be amazed at what natural delights are on your doorstep and they are not strenuous walks, giving more people the chance to walk them from 2 mile City or Town walks, to 2-6 mile countryside or seaside walks.

The website is easy to use, and you can choose walks by region, setting or landscape. You can see route maps for the walks, with points of interest shown with photos and information, reviews from people who have tried the walk, links to relevant external websites if you would like to find out even more and a complete photo gallery. Downloads include audio commentary, a children’s activity sheet to get them involved along the walk, a complete walking route, a route script so you can read all about what you are seeing along the walk, and a walk summary.

See my local Essex walk here: http://www.discoveringbritain.org/walks/region/east-of-england/essex-estuary.html which takes you from Benfleet to Leigh on sea. I am also pleased to say that I supplied the aerial photo of Two Tree Island for this walk.

About RGS-IBG

The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) is an educational charity and the learned society and professional body for geography and geographers.

The Society was founded in 1830 and has had a long and distinguished history in scientific research and exploration and in sharing new knowledge with a wide range of audiences. Today the Society is a leading world centre for geography and geographical learning – supporting research, education, expeditions and fieldwork, public enjoyment of geography and the transfer of knowledge to policy.

Members support the Society’s work through their subscriptions, have access to a wide range of activities and receive the Geographical Magazine. Membership is open to everyone who has an interest in the world around them (www.rgs.org/joinus).

So, do something new today and get moving!

Sandra 🙂

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