The Outdoor Trust is proud to be working in partnership with The Outdoor Guide to get more people active outdoors. By creating attractive and accessible new walkways near to where people live the Trust is connecting more people directly to some of the best outdoor experiences.
The Trust is responsible for one of the oldest and most popular walkways in Britain – The 22km Jubilee Walkway in London dedicated to Her Majesty The Queen’s Silver Jubilee. It took 17 years of negotiation to agree access along the south bank of The River Thames between Lambeth Bridge and Tower Bridge but The Queen’s Walk is now arguably one of the best places to walk in London.
In 2012 the Trust also created The Jubilee Greenway, a 60km route connecting up many of the venues used for The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The route was dedicated to The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and was opened by Her Majesty with a special marker outside Buckingham Palace. Both routes are enjoyed by more than 3 million people per year.
A new walkway is currently being created by the Trust in Windsor and will be ready to celebrate the moment Her Majesty potentially outreigns Queen Victoria as Britain’s longest reigning monarch on 9th September 2015. The 6.3km route connects 63 poiints of interest symbolically recognising Her 63 years as Queen.
The Trust has recently agreed with The Commonwelath Games Federation to create a network of Commonwealth Walkways as a permanent legacy of The Queen’s Baton Relay. The next Commonwelath Games will be hosted in 2018 by The City of The Gold Coast in Queensland Australia. In advance, The Queen’s Baton will visit all 71 nations and territories of The Commonwealth and the Trust will work with each place to leave a permanent Commonwelath Walkway for people to enjoy.