Julia Bradbury on Helvellyn in the Lake District

Julia Bradbury on Helvellyn in the Lake District

Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy some of Britain’s best walks – without leaving the comfort of their sofa.

Presenters Julia Bradbury and Ore Oduba will host a peak-time television special showcasing 100 favourite walks, ranging from the West Highland Way to the Ridgeway.

The 2½-hour programme will air on ITV, and will feature the finest rambles, scrambles and ambles across the countryside and through cities to bring viewers the ultimate guide to the beautiful British outdoors.

Based on the results of the largest survey ever conducted into the UK’s hiking habits, the top 100 have been voted for by more than 8,000 walking enthusiasts.

Famous faces, including Cath Tyldesley, Ade Edmondson, Katherine Kelly, Larry Lamb, Janet Street-Porter and Robert Bathurst, hit the trails to reveal their own favourite walks, which feature in the countdown.

They are joined by walking experts, nature aficionados and members of the public with stories to provide a vivid insight into the hikes, the history and the hidden stories behind the trails.

The bumper rundown visits locations such as the picturesque Rye to Camber Sands walk in Sussex, Scafell Pike in the Lake District, historic Oxford and numerous other beauty spots in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland before revealing Britain’s favourite walk.

Ms Bradbury, famed for popularising Alfred Wainwright’s Lakeland walks with a television audience, said: “Walking is one of Britain’s best loved pastimes, with around nine million of us enjoying pulling on our hiking boots and heading for the great outdoors every month.

“This could be your next big adventure; you’re going to be blown away.”

Sports presenter and Strictly Come Dancing winner Ore Oduba added: “From one end of the country to the other, from the mountains to the sea – we’ve pretty much covered every bit of Britain that there is for hikers to explore.”

Britain’s Favourite Walks: Top 100 will be broadcast on ITV from 7.30-10pm on Tuesday 30 January.

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