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Win 1 of 5 collections of Bill Bryson Books to celebrate the film’s release of A Walk in the Woods

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Best hikes in the world - A Walk in the Woods, in cinemas September 18

Bill Bryson is one of the world’s greatest travel writers, renowned for his humorous tales from around the globe. One of Bryson’s most loved books A Walk in the Woods is coming to cinemas on September 18, as we join him, played by Robert Redford and his friend, Stephen Katz (Nick Nolte) as they trek the stunning AppalachianTrail. To celebrate the film’s release we take a look at some of the world’s best hikes and give you the chance to win an amazing collection of Bill Bryson books (worth £40)!

Inca Trail: At only 26 miles long it isn’t the longest of hikes but it’s one packed full of jaw-dropping sights ranging from lush jungles to mountain ranges. Located in Peru, this is one journey that really pays off when you finish, waiting for you is the awe-inspiring mysterious lost city of the Incas, Machu Picchu.

Baker Historical Trail: This is a hike you may not have heard but one you’ll definitely want to try! The trail only opened officially in 2013 and follows the footsteps of explorer and its namesake Sir Samuel Baker. Travellers begin their trip in Gondokoro, the new capital of South Sudan journeying through wild Africa, taking in various stunning waterfalls ending in Lake Albert, Uganda,  

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Grand Italian Trail: Covering 3,700 miles this trail takes you through drastically different landscapes from sun-drenched coastlines to snow-capped mountains. A fair bit of planning is required if doing a thru-hike (walking the entire route from start to finish) as it begins in Trieste in North East Italy and finishes in Northern Sardinia!

The South West Coast Path (UK): A little closer to home but still spectacular is this 630 mile route can that might take a fast walker 30 days but most other people several weeks. Exmoor national park marks the starting point as walkers hug the coast through Devon, Cornwall and Dorset taking incredible heritage sites and geological wonders along the Jurassic coast.

Appalachian Trail: Where better place to end than on the iconic journey that Bill Bryson wrote about in his 1998 book, A Walk in the Woods. The longest continuous footpath in the world, the Appalachian Trail stretches along the East Coast of the United States, from Georgia to Maine, through some of the most eye-catching and celebrated landscapes in America. The film brings to life the sweeping lush valleys and sweeping backdrops to a truly unforgettable hike. 

Competition closing date

Sunday, 11 October 2015 - 11:59pm

Competition prize

For your chance to win 1 of 5 collections of Bill Bryson Books (worth £40); simply just answer the question below:-


Andrea Labe, Jon Dodsley, Mark Rewhorn, Don Cuthberrt and Beverley Marsh

This competition is now closed. Congratulations to all our winners!

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