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Visiting Nottingham? Get off the bus and take a walk!

Nottingham City Transport is telling its passengers to 'get off the bus and take a walk.' A slightly unusual message for the city's principal bus company and the UK's 2014 Bus Operator of the Year you might think? But a message that has the best intentions at heart for its thousands of loyal customers.Aimed at inspiring local people to get out and enjoy Nottingham’s fantastic countryside and the city’s hidden gems, NCT  has partnered with the popular website and app – iFootpath – which creates and publishes walking guides for everyone to enjoy – whether a casual rambler, dog walker or a more serious regular hiker.  Together, they’ve created six walking guides specifically designed to work around the NCT network.

We’ve always known that there are some fantastic walks on our network, and now iFootpath has given us the opportunity to highlight some of the best ones to our passengers,” says NCT Marketing Manager, Anthony Carver-Smith. “Each walk starts and ends at bus stops on our more frequent services, and the guides written by iFootpath give directions, photographs and advice to follow on the way.”

The co-founder of iFootpath, Richard Jemmett, explains more about this 21st Century way of enjoying our city and countryside.

iFootpath brings together the best of bo

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th worlds – old and new. We have carried forward the most popular features of traditional printed walking guides - beautiful photographs, rich descriptive text, and we’ve added all the benefits of new technology. With our app, the GPS data plotted on live maps means you can follow your own progress as you are walking the

route and it helps to prevent any wrong turns. It also makes it easy to track and upload routes of your own.”

You can browse the Nottingham City Transport Collection at:

Richard Jemmett continues, “All of these trails are hugely enjoyable! The start and end points for Wollaton Park are in different places, for example, so it gives you a chance to explore fully without having to traipse back to the car park! Travelling to each walk by bus is an exciting way to begin the adventure, and a relaxing way for tired legs to journey home.”

With NCT Grouprider tickets enabling up to two adults and three children to travel from only £4.50 at weekends and during school holidays, these exciting new trails are set to become hugely popular with families over the summer.

7 August 2015

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The length (in miles) of a walk is an approximation of the overall of the walking guide, not a measure of the distance "as the crow flies" between any two points. This is based on the GPX file that was created when the author walked the route and rounded to the nearest mile.length

Grade (Boots)

The grade of a walk is an indicator of how difficult it is to walk. This does not take into account the walk length but does suggest how challenging the walk will be. An easy walk, graded as 1 (and shown as 1 walking boot) indicates a walk that is essentially flat, has no sharp hills to climb, has no stiles or other obstacles, is easy to navigate (probably along a well-worn path) and is suitable for most levels of fitness. Do be aware that the level of stamina required will vary and you should only walk within your limits - the indication of walk length will help with this. A difficult walk, graded as 5 (and represented by 5 boots) indicates a walk that is strenuous and involves steep ascents and/or descents. It may be technically challenging involving difficult terrain or obstacles.

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