Every Landscape has a Story to Tell

Mid Craven Fault, Settle © Tony Stephens

Every Landscape has a Story to Tell

Kelston Round Hill, Saltford © Rory Walsh RGS-IBG Discovering Britain

Every Landscape has a Story to Tell

Ben Nevis © Helen Rawling RGS-IBG Discovering Britain

Every Landscape has a Story to Tell

London Bridge artwork © Rory Walsh RGS-IBG Discovering Britain

Every Landscape has a Story to Tell

Lavender fields, Shoreham © Thomas Alexander

Every Landscape has a Story to Tell

Approaching the Falkirk Wheel © Rory Walsh RGS-IBG Discovering Britain

Every Landscape has a Story to Tell

Dungeness © Caroline Millar RGS-IBG Discovering Britain

Discover the stories of Britain through walks

Find a walk near you

From a longer walk to a quick stop-off...

  • 3-5 hrs

Walks

  • A longer walk: 3-8 miles
  • 1-2 hrs

Trails

  • A short stroll: 1-3 miles
  • 15 mins

Viewpoints

  • A quick stop-off: 0-½ mile
  • 5 mins

Aerial

  • Britain from the Air

...from the city to the seaside...

Urban

Rural

Coastal

Discovering Britain brings geography alive for everyone. Break a long car journey by stopping at a viewpoint, find a short family trail or really get stuck into the landscape on a longer walk.

Nicholas Crane, President, Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)

...discover what's on your doorstep or go further afield

Literary landscapes

The only thing better than curling up with a good book of a winter evening is getting out for a bracing walk beforehand.

Why not combine the two with one of our literary walks? Whether it's Hardy in Dorset, Coleridge in the Quantocks, the Brontes in Haworth or Wordsworth in the Lakes join us to explore the places that inspired our literary heroes.

Stuck in the middle

viewpoint

Why is there a farm in the middle of the M62 at Scammonden, West Yorkshire?

  • 15 mins

Soulless suburb or urban utopia?

trail

Explore Milton Keynes, Britain's largest New Town, now it is 50 years old

  • 1 hr 30 mins
  • 2 ½ miles

Soaring pinnacles and secret caves

walk

Find out how the rocky wonderland of Dovedale was created

  • 4 to 5 hours
  • 6 ½ miles

From Shetland to Southend, Brecon to Belfast, Discovering Britain has been created by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) to delve deeper into Britain's landscapes