TV presenter and outdoors enthusiast Julia Bradbury backs Northumberland pub group's walking break campaign
TV presenter Julia Bradbury had stepped up to support a North East pub group that's encouraging people to enjoy being outdoors.
The Inn Collection Group's Walk Inn breaks combine the best of an idyllic inn stay with self-guided walking routes in some of the UK's best-loved walking destinations.
Julia said: “Pubs and walking – they're two great British institutions and together are a match made in heaven.
“Now that there's an end in sight to travel restrictions with UK pub stays set to resume from May 17, we're all looking forward to a change of scenery and what better way to experience this than pulling on your walking boots and setting off to explore some of the best scenery the UK has to offer – while staying in a pub.
“I can't wait to be heading out on a trail which will end at a welcoming, family friendly pub, where I know grand grub and my favourite drink will be waiting for me – just the perfect combination after a day's walking.
She added: “With light at the end of the tunnel for lockdown restrictions easing, now's the perfect time to plan where and what we'll be doing when we can. Local businesses like our pubs and the network of food and drink producers who supply them need our support right now, which is why I'm delighted to be stepping forward with The Inn Collection Group and their Walk Inn breaks.”
A staycation boom has been forecast for Northumberland as lockdown is eased but uncertainty remains about foreign travel.
Kate Bentley, rooms director for The Inn Collection Group, said: “We have seen a surge of demand for outdoor breaks which market intelligence from VisitEngland also confirms.
“People are looking forward to being able to enjoy the freedom and wellness benefits of being outdoors and experiencing somewhere new once travel restrictions are lifted.
“Walking ambassadors like Julia, along with our newfound connection to walking built through lockdown, has rekindled a love of the outdoors and walking for so many of us.
“Our Walk Inn breaks will encourage people of all walking abilities to discover new places and scenery that is literally on the doorstep of our inns."
The group has inns across Northumberland, County Durham, Cumbria and North Yorkshire.
For more information visit www.inncollectiongroup.com