Get Walking This Summer with Free Maps from

July 25, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
25 July 2007 – Families are being encouraged to explore the British countryside on foot this summer, with car hire price comparison site teaming up with walking specialist to offer 56 free maps of walks across the UK. Part of the Family Active 2007 campaign, the walks vary from summer strolls to adventure hikes, all selected to offer something for all abilities.

From the Scottish Highlands to the Welsh Valleys, the Lake District to the West Country, all maps come with easy to follow instructions and information on the distance, ascent, time, plus a difficulty grading. The maps are also provided with a commentary to support each route.

The maps can be downloaded from, with each walk categorised by individual UK regions.

Gareth Robinson, marketing director of, said: “Family Active is all about encouraging families to make the most of the summer holidays, whether they are at home or away. Go4awalk has selected a great range of new walks for 2007, revealing some of the most stunning regions of the UK. With maps for all abilities we hope that more families will be able to take up this offer and discover more of what the British countryside has to offer.”

Family Active 2007 also features special offers at UK attractions, including Chester Zoo, Camelot, Eureka! and JORVIK, together with a 20% saving on the new rapid language learning sensation CDs, Earworms. Information on cycling is also available through a partnership with Everyday Cycling, plus there are travel tips to help summer car hire go smoothly.

For full information on Family Active 2007 visit

About was launched in February 2003 and grew to become one of the UK’s leading online car hire companies by 2006, when it also booked its 100,000th customer.

In 2007 the company re-launched its site to create the first major online price comparator in the travel industry. Using the latest technology the new site now searches over 40 different car hire websites, providing an impartial comparison of the best prices available.

Websites searched include Alamo, Thrifty, Sixt, Holiday Autos, Opodo, EBookers, and EasyCar, with the site quickly comparing prices and allowing customers to refine their search by car type or provider.

The site also features over 6,000 links to useful tourist information sites, plus over 2,700 pages of travel information in a mini-guide format.

To book or for further information visit

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