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Lakeland Lorry

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Britain's 100 Favourite Walks
« on: 16:33:14, 30/01/18 »
ITV tonight (30th Jan 2018) Britainís Favourite Walks: Top 100 with Julia Bradbury

Starts at 7:30 and runs for two and a half hours.

This new two-and-a-half-hour special for ITV pulls on its hiking boots for a countdown of Britainís favourite walks Ė featuring locations from the West Highland Way to the Ridgeway and almost everywhere in between.

Presented by Julia Bradbury and Ore Oduba, Britainís Favourite Walks: Top 100 showcases the finest rambles, scrambles and ambles across the countryside and through cities to bring viewers the ultimate guide to the beautiful British outdoors.

http://theoutdoorguide.co.uk/tog-community-blog/new-itv-programme-britains-favourite-walks-top-100-with-julia-bradbury/


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Re: Britain's 100 Favourite Walks
« Reply #1 on: 16:43:47, 30/01/18 »
Am quite looking forward to this, although I'll probably watch it in chunks via catch-up.

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Re: Britain's 100 Favourite Walks
« Reply #2 on: 22:40:16, 30/01/18 »
'twas OK.  I got the impression it was intended to be 5 or 6 hour-long programmes which they decided to mash down into the one 'special'.  The best bit was the quad amputee getting to the top of Snowdon for the first time in years.

The linked website is https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/getoutside/itvs-britains-100-favourite-walks/
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Re: Britain's 100 Favourite Walks
« Reply #3 on: 07:57:20, 31/01/18 »
Glad I recorded it ... Watching the whole programme would have been tedious  :)
Where there's a will ...

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Re: Britain's 100 Favourite Walks
« Reply #4 on: 08:51:28, 31/01/18 »
ITV get a couple of not too busy presenters and cobble together a two and a half hour program to fill the void left by no European football. At least there's enough material to fill the next three issues of Trail mag.


what next - Britain's 100 favourite sandwich fillings?

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Re: Britain's 100 Favourite Walks
« Reply #5 on: 09:01:34, 31/01/18 »
ITV get a couple of not too busy presenters and cobble together a two and a half hour program to fill the void left by no European football. At least there's enough material to fill the next three issues of Trail mag.


what next - Britain's 100 favourite sandwich fillings?
I agree  O0
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Re: Britain's 100 Favourite Walks
« Reply #6 on: 09:33:50, 31/01/18 »
Britain's 100 favourite sandwich fillings?

No debate whatsover: everyone knows it's honey-roast ham with mustard (veggie option is just the mustard)  ;)

Re 100 walks, there is an existing thread so I'll comment there.
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Re: Britain's 100 Favourite Walks
« Reply #7 on: 09:45:23, 31/01/18 »
Still can't believe Pendle only got to 86 and no Pen-y-ghent? In all honesty who thinks that Scafell Pike from Wasdale Head is a 'nice walk'? Still, I enjoyed it and it made a lovely change from soaps and Coach Trip!
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Re: Britain's 100 Favourite Walks
« Reply #8 on: 10:17:13, 31/01/18 »
Yep I thought twas a decent programme.
Even more amazingly, I have done 2 out of the top 3 walks!

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Re: Britain's 100 Favourite Walks
« Reply #9 on: 23:44:23, 31/01/18 »
Pendle Hill may only have made 86 but the accompanying commentary, suggesting with great seriousness, that the unfortunate witches were really 'very intelligent women' was hilarious.

Dyffryn Ardudwy

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Re: Britain's 100 Favourite Walks
« Reply #10 on: 10:44:01, 01/02/18 »
What we must not forget, is that this was just a random survey.
I am sure lots of us were surprised that Snowdon got beaten to second place by Helvellyn.
I would be very surprised indeed, that close to a million walkers made an ascent of Helvellyn, even though its a very popular Lakeland mountain.

According to Snowdon Mountain Railway resources in a North wales Weekly news article, last November, they carried nearly 348,000 visitors up by train, a seasonal record for the railway attraction.

Without physically counting them,  nobody here could doubt that the summit of Snowdon was without doubt the most visited summit in the Uk.


Where did ITV get their figures from, a random survey.

Helvellyn is without doubt a very popular mountain, BUT MORE FOOTFALL VISITORS THAN SNOWDON ?,  possibly, but unlikely.

Even Pen Y Fan in the Beacons, failed to get into the top ten, and we know how busy that as become.

This is just a random survey, and must not be taken too seriously.
« Last Edit: 10:47:48, 01/02/18 by Dyffryn Ardudwy »

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Re: Britain's 100 Favourite Walks
« Reply #11 on: 18:11:10, 01/02/18 »
What we must not forget, is that this was just a random survey.
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Where did ITV get their figures from, a random survey.
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This is just a random survey, and must not be taken too seriously.

Yes, yes - you've made that point!

The show wasn't an analysis of footfall on summits: it was about the popularity of routes among 8,000 members of the Ramblers.

It's confusing having two concurrent threads on the same topic: here is the other (more comprehensive) thread.
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Re: Britain's 100 Favourite Walks
« Reply #12 on: 19:04:44, 01/02/18 »
There's actually 3 Skip. T'other one here   :D

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Re: Britain's 100 Favourite Walks
« Reply #13 on: 19:20:12, 01/02/18 »


According to Snowdon Mountain Railway resources in a North wales Weekly news article, last November, they carried nearly 348,000 visitors up by train, a seasonal record for the railway attraction.



...possibly making it Britain's favourite railway journey

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Re: Britain's 100 Favourite Walks
« Reply #14 on: 19:29:03, 01/02/18 »
...what next - Britain's 100 favourite sandwich fillings?


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