The Times Britain’s Best Walks – a free competition

The nice people at Harper Collins have kindly sent to me a copy of The Times newly published book – Britains Best Walks. To win a copy of this book all you have to do is tell me how many Long Distance Walks have I done in the UK. All the information is on my webpages at

To enter all you have to do is leave a reply here or on facebook, stating the number of walks I’ve done – btw not all the long distance walks are on the main site, some are on the blog. The winner will be chosen at the end of December so you have plenty of time to search for the answer. In the event of a tie I’ll put on a shirt. My last free giveaway included a mini hamper and only a few entered the competition. Have a go this time please.

It’s a beautiful book to enjoy at your leisure. Postage and packing will be paid for in the UK. Good luck all - there are no catches, no gimmicks, it’s free to the winner.

Christopher Somerville has covered the length and breadth of the UK on foot, and has written and broadcast about its history, landscape, wildlife and people for over 25 years. Now, in this extensive new volume, he selects his top 200 routes from his hugely popular Times column, A Good Walk.
More than just a basic guidebook, this is a meditation on our relationship with the landscape and a celebration of all that Britain has to offer. From Cornwall to Shetland via Pembrokeshire and Borrowdale, this is the most comprehensive collection of walks in the United Kingdom available in one book, and features trails to suit all skill levels and preferences, whether you want a gentle ramble to the pub or something much more challenging.

Each of the featured walks contains:

  •   Detailed description as featured in The Times column
  •   Postcode and OS grid reference start point
  •   Instructions on how to get there
  •   Distance and grade so readers can suit walks to their ability, fitness and mood
  •   Simple step-by-step walk instructions
  •   Beautiful colour photograph for each walk
  •   Full colour, clear and up-to-date map
  •   Food and accommodation details for the hungry traveller

About the author:
Christopher Somerville is a Times journalist with over 25 years’ experience writing and broadcasting about country walks and tougher hikes. He has also written extensively about life in remote rural and island communities from Scotland to Crete, by way of the Faroes, made music in Irish pubs and frequented festivals both locally and internationally. He is the author of Somerville’s 100 Best British Walks, Where to See Wildlife in Britain and Ireland, Best Wild Places and The January Man.


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15 Responses to “The Times Britain’s Best Walks – a free competition”

  1. Neil Faulkner Says:

    I think you’ve done 13 long walks Pete.

    All the best,


  2. Neil Faulkner Says:

    Actually, can I change it to 12?


  3. Tom Selwood Says:

    Must be about 331. Cheers.

  4. Tom Selwood Says:

    Changed the figure to 20.. Cheers again.

  5. Norm selwood Says:

    I think 14 long walks, that’s if you count Malvern at 19.5 miles, if not then 13…

  6. Jean Says:

    I think 15, 16 if you count one section of the Pembrokeshire coast path

  7. pete Says:

    Thanks for the replies so far….331….I wish

  8. Jon Says:

    21 long walks I reckon

  9. Sue Melvin Says:

    13 on your blog but there must have been some since then?? Wouldn’t that book look nice in my guest lounge? ;-)

  10. Ridge Says:

    Since 12, 14, 15 & 16 have all been picked I’ll try Neil’s first guess of 13

  11. pete Says:

    You can choose whatever number byou like Mark. In the event of a tie a draw is made

  12. pete Says:

    You can get the answer by totting up the numbers between the blog and the main site Sue. You’re right it would look nice in the guest lounge :-)

  13. pete Says:

    only one answere Jean – which is it to be? Are you from Facebook or the forum? Can you tell me your user name so I know it’s a genuine entry

  14. Bono Says:

    Is it 15.176? Ie you returned for cake and tea?

  15. pete Says:

    Yep. Plenty of tea and cake. It’s compulsory

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