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Cumbrians called to get walking into the 'frame of mind'
4:20pm Wednesday 5th September 2012 in News
People are being encouraged to dig out their walking boots and step out in the area’s beauty spots as the National Trust launches its Great British Walk 2012.
The celebration of the nation’s love of walking, which runs from the beginning of September to November 4, aims to inspire everyone to make the most of the scenery on their doorstep.
John Atkinson, the National Trust’s lead ranger for the South Lakes, is ‘Walking Champion’ for Cumbria during The Great British Walk. He said: “We’ve got loads of great walking events and downloadable trails across Cumbria over the next two months. I manage 10,000 acres of one of the most beautiful areas in the world.
“Throughout the Great British Walk, you’ll also find giant picture frames at various walking hotspots – Wray Castle, Tarn Hows, Sizergh Castle, and Crow Park in Borrowdale.
“The frames are sited so that when you look through them you see a fantastic view of the walking landscape and, of course, you can get a friend to take your photo ‘in the frame’.”
For details of walking events and downloadable walks visit:www.nation altrust.org.uk/visit/local-to-you/north- west/ and www.ntlakesoutdoors.org.uk