Terms and Conditions

About us

Welcome to the Discovering Britain website ('this site'). This site is operated by the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers) of 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR, United Kingdom ('we', 'us', 'our', 'RGS-IBG'). See our other contact details www.rgs.org/contact. We are a registered charity in England & Wales with registration number 208791. Our VAT number is 676367882.


Your use of this site


This is a non-commercial website. You are free to browse our Discovering Britain activities and download the activity resources for free. When out walking, you should adhere to the Countryside Code, which ensures that the public respect, protect and enjoy the countryside. The five main sections of the Code relating to members of the public are: a) be safe, plan ahead and follow any signs; b) leave gates and property as you find them; c) protect plants and animals and take your litter home; d) keep dogs under close control; and e) consider other people. Further details can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-countryside-code


The digital maps on the website are licensed to RGS-IBG from Ordnance Survey. This licence permits RGS-IBG to grant you a perpetual, non-exclusive licence for the use (‘Your Use’) of the digital maps for your non-commercial personal purposes. The routes superimposed on the digital maps are the intellectual property of RGS-IBG. Your Use permits you to use the features and functions of the digital mapping on the website to browse the available activities. Your Use also allows you to save and print a route map for an individual walk as a PDF document provided in the ‘downloads’ tab. You must not copy, save or print the digital map data in any other way.


The copyright and other intellectual property rights in all content included on this website is either owned by us or licensed to us. You may view, download save and print out content for your own private use or educational purposes. All copies of any part of the content material must bear an acknowledgement of the copyright of the owner of the material. Copyright, trademark and other proprietary notices must not be removed. The content of this site may not be reproduced in any form for commercial purposes. For use of images on this site not copyrighted by the Royal Geographical Society with IBG, you should read the original copyright license of that image or contact the image provider.

Misuse of site

You must not use any mechanism, device, software, script or routine to affect the proper functioning of the site. You agree not take any action that places an unreasonable burden or excessive load on our system(s). You agree not to infect the site with any computer programming routine (e.g., any virus, worm, time bomb, cancelbot or trojan horse) that may damage, interfere with, delay, intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information.

Fair use of site

You must not use this site to transmit or upload or otherwise publish any material that is defamatory, abusive, obscene, of a harassing nature or in any other way offensive; or material that infringes anyone else's copyright or other intellectual property rights, or that infringes any right of privacy, confidentiality or legal privilege.

Linking to our site

You do not need our permission to link directly to pages on this site. However pages from this site must load into the user's entire window without being "framed" in any way by other content; and you may not incorporate content (for example, an individual image) into any page on your website without our prior written consent. Please email us at [email protected] to inform us of a new link.


Our responsibility to you

Accuracy of information

We make every effort to ensure that the content of our walks and the other information appearing on this website is accurate and up-to-date. However, errors and omissions do occur, and you should not take the accuracy of the information for granted. None of the material contained in this site is to be relied upon as a statement or representation of fact. On occasions, construction works, weather conditions or other irregular circumstances may affect the walk routes and users may need to find an alternative route. We cannot be held liable for any accident or injury suffered while on one of our walks.


Every effort has been made to locate copyright holders of material included on this website in order to obtain their permission to publish it, as well as displaying the correct copyright notice for images that we have used on this site. However, if you believe any material is being used in breach of copyright, please contact [email protected] with details.

Links to third party sites

Any links to third party websites are provided to you only as a convenience. The inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement of that website and we are not liable for the content of any site to which we link.

Data protection

We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of personal information. Personal information such as name and email address that you submit to us via the contact form on the website is treated under our privacy policy. If you have any requests concerning your personal information or any queries with regard to these practices please contact us by e-mail at [email protected].

Provision of service

We agree to provide you with reasonable support by telephone or email during normal working hours for the purpose of assisting you to maintain your access to the site. If you contact us for any reason, we may retain copies of any letters or emails, and may record written details of any telephone conversation with you. We will not make any audio recording of telephone conversations.


Other terms

Changes to these terms

We reserve the right to change these terms at any time. The terms displayed on the site when you visit will be the terms that apply to you for that visit.

Governing Law

Any dispute or claim concerning or arising from this website is to be determined in accordance with the law of England and Wales, and the courts of England and Wales are to have exclusive jurisdiction in determining such disputes or claims.