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● It’s a slower way of getting around that lets you really wind down. If you’ve been working hard and sitting at a desk all year, a walking holiday is the perfect antidote.
 
● It’s cheap. Many long-distance walks are well signposted with inexpensive or free accommodation along the way, so you don’t have to book an expensive organised tour.
 
● You don’t have to be super-fit to enjoy a walking holiday. If you’re not up to marathon walks, base yourself somewhere beautiful and walk just a little each day.
 
● Walking is an unobtrusive way of being in the landscape. If you move quietly, you’ll see wildlife that you wouldn’t normally see from a car.
 
● If you’re out in the country, walking gives you a break from the built environment and pollution, and lets you breathe fresh air.
 
● You’ll be able to reach out-of-the-way places. Mountain terrain is often inaccessible to cars, but a network of tracks may be open to walkers. Being away from traffic and noise enjoying spectacular scenery can be an exhilarating experience.
 
● It’s satisfying being self-sufficient.

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