The National Trust has launched its search for the nation's favourite National Trust walk, backed by a line-up of celebrities, including the comedian Omid Djalili, the best selling crime-writer Val McDermid and Time Team's archaeologist Francis Pryor.
As part of the National Trust's nationwide Festival of Walking, sponsored by PruHealth, eight celebrity supporters have nominated their favourite routes across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The celebrities' walks cover more than 30 miles and range from Adam Hart-Davis' invigorating walk along the Devonshire coastline, Paul Rose's route through the spectacular scenery of the Lake District to some lesser known walks in the gardens and parks. Toyah Willcox chose Capability Brown's sweeping parkland, Croome Park in Worcestershire.
As well as videos of the stars lobbying for their chosen walk the National Trust are encouraging people to submit their own favourites. From October 20th, the public can join the debate online at www.nationaltrust.org.uk./walkingfestival.
Everyone who nominates their own favourite will be entered into a prize draw to win National Trust walking boots.
Private medical insurance news: 19 October 2011