Devon’s the ‘place to be’ for walking and cycling
Posted on: 14 January 2016
A short video promoting Devon’s stunning network of walking and cycling trails to people around the world has been released.
The video kick-starts a campaign to encourage ramblers, cyclists, tourists and locals to take advantage of the county’s wonderful variety of walking and cycling trails.
It also encourages people to highlight Devon for walking and cycling this year on the ‘#PlaceToBe’ Twitter feed.
The short video has been created, in collaboration with Visit Devon, and shares the fantastic walking and cycling routes Devon has to offer.
The film will be used across social media to encourage people to spread the word, and get more people using the trails.
With miles of traffic-free walking and cycling trails set in spectacular natural landscapes, Devon is presented as the ultimate destination for an active getaway for all the family.
Whether viewers are in the market for a leisurely stroll to take in the vistas, a family-friendly cycle ride to the beach, or an adrenaline-fueled adventure, there are plenty of fun-filled options to choose from.
The film encourages people to stretch their legs on the South West Coast Path, discover the delights of the traffic-free and family-friendly Exe Estuary Trail or challenge themselves to pedal the 100 mile Devon Coast to Coast route.
For those of us who live here, we may know that we are lucky, but do we make the best of what is on our doorstep?
Councillor Andrea Davis, Devon County Council’s Cabinet Member responsible for Improving Health and Wellbeing said: “Devon’s natural environment provides the most wonderful opportunity for people of all ages and abilities to get out and about to discover new interests and places, all of which can have a very positive effect on improving our health and well-being.”
Councillor Stuart Hughes responsible for Devon’s cycle route network, said: “Being outside and enjoying somewhere special helps us feel happier and more connected to nature, whether that’s on an off-road trail or more challenging route.
“Devon has an exceptional variety of multi-use routes set in some of the country’s most beautiful natural landscapes.
“We’re looking forward to showcasing this fantastic walking and cycling offer both inside and outside Devon.”
The campaign will use shortened versions of the film to target families, older couples and keen cyclists, encouraging them all to find their #PlaceToBe on a walking and cycling holiday in Devon.
For further information, go to visitdevon.co.uk.
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