Creative Christmas Competition
Send in the digital photographs you took whilst out on the Trails over Christmas (with a caption so we know where you were) or a poem or limerick. Let us know whether you are in the under 16 or adult group. There will be prizes for the best 10 in each group and we will show the entries on the web site throughout January and February.
email us at Cheltenham - Good Luck! Jane
We have had a busy year in National Trails and will be pressing forward with more improvements to the network in 2007. Work has been continuing on replacing stiles, improving signage, building bridges and dealing with the inevitable weather-damage to name but a few tasks. We hosted a vist by a group of South Koreans who were keen to use our experience to help them develop National Trails in their country.
We attended a successful Outdoors Show in Birmingham in March where many of you will have had the chance to talk to some of our National Trail Officers.
The South West Coast Path National Trail was voted the 'best trail' in Britain by the readers of Country Walking - a real testament to the hard work of the Trail team, the land managers and highways authorities involved.
There has been a lot of activity on the Welsh National Trails in 2006. Two new National Trail Officers have been appointed - Helen Tatchell for the Glyndwrs Way and Rob Dingle for Offa's Dyke Trail. Both of these Trails now have web pages on the National Trail website, providing information to our users in the same format as the majority of the Trails, as well as a welsh language version.
Our website developers have also been busy and have introduced Really Simple Syndication (RSS) Leads to our site - click here for more information about this and also downloadable GPS coordinates for attractions and accommodation along the Trails. An example of this on the Cleveland Way pages and more explanation can be found here.
We have also developed a screensaver which you can download on to your computers and enjoy some of the beautiful photographs we have of the Trails. We hope you will take advantage of this using the following link. National Trail Screensaver
One of the first tasks for the New Year will be the analysis of the on-line User Survey for 2006 and the preparation for the 2007 face to face survey which we hope will be completed during the summer.