The Royal Geographical Society’s new walking project, Discovering Britain, shares the extraordinary stories behind Britain’s landscapes with interactive routes on ViewRanger. All 24 Discovering Britain routes in the South West of England are now available to download and follow in the ViewRanger app; complete with turn-by-turn directions, facts, photographs and audio files. More than 200 Discovering Britain routes in total will be published in ViewRanger over the coming months, covering the whole UK, so keep an eye out for further announcements.
From the secrets of Stonehenge to King Arthur’s castle, here's our top 5 of the new routes in South West England:
Length: 0.86 miles
Romantic castles on dramatic cliffs, noble knights and cunning conjurors, clashing swords and crashing waves – Tintagel is tightly bound up with the legend of King Arthur. Discover the stories behind the legend’s birthplace with this short route.
Length: 1.47 miles
Bristol may be famous for its balloons, bridges and boats, but look closer and the city is a beating heart of alternative culture. This trail follows some of the arteries, exploring the city’s history.
Length: 1.75 miles
Explore one of England’s oldest and best-loved seaside resorts. From buckets and spades to fish and chips, uncover the surprising origins of some of our holiday favourites.
Length: 1.06 miles
Just two miles north east of Stonehenge lies a mysterious, massive monument. Unlike its more famous relation, there’s no gift shop or entrance fee. At first sight there’s not much to be seen…but explore this place on foot and it’ll start to reveal some of its incredible secrets.
Image: Babbacombe Beach by Lilly Trott/Shutterstock.
Length: 2.89 miles
A dramatic walk along the South West Coastal Path near Torquay. Explore this dramatic coastline of steep cliffs and hidden coves. Did you know that Queen Victoria visited this bay several times? If it’s good enough for her, it’s good enough for us!
Explore the full South West England collection here.