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Classic Journeys: Walking through British Culture and History - Part II

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Classic Journeys: Walking through British Culture and History - Part II

<p>One of the best ways of exploring the history, culture and landscape of Britain is to walk it. Walking gives us the opportunity to slow down, to appreciate the world through which we normally race.

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One of the best ways of exploring the history, culture and landscape of Britain is to walk it. Walking gives us the opportunity to slow down, to appreciate the world through which we normally race. The physiological benefits of longer distance walking are many, including an increased sense of well-being. If you have ever wanted to go on a walking journey in Britain, but have been reluctant or unsure about how to start, this course will help you to prepare for it.


SUGGESTED READING

  • Sandra Bardwell and others - Walking in Britain, (Lonely Planet 2001)
  • Peter Mortimer - Broke Through Britain, (Mainstream Publishing 2000)


COURSE OUTLINE

  • The landscape of Britain.
  • Why walk? The benefits.
  • Exploring the trails of Britain.
  • Historical themes.
  • Preparation for a walking journey.
  • Independent and guided walks.
  • Participants sharing their travel experiences.
  • Walking equipment and clothing.
  • The Cotswold Way.
  • The Yorkshire Wolds.
  • South Downs Way.
  • Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast.
  • Montacute House.


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Have a greater understanding of the requirements for their intended walking travels in Britain.
  2. Know the duration of their selected walks.
  3. Know how and where to book accommodation.
  4. Have a list of interesting walks they can participate in while in Britain.