New statistics show that
North West residents are foreigners when it comes to local landmarks
THE British Heart Foundation (BHF) can reveal that some of
the North West’s world renowned landmarks are going unvisited by residents
living just a stone’s throw away from the famous sites.
With a third of people in the North West choosing not to take a short break in
the UK 2015 (32%), the BHF is encouraging people to go off the beaten track
and get exploring their local area with its programme of walks and treks, to
help raise money for heart research.
Top 10 UK destinations North West residents have never visited:-
||Name of destination
% of residents in the
North West who haven’t visited
||Isle of Wight
||Angel of the North
Top of the list of local landmarks left
unvisited is Hadrian’s Wall. Although the iconic barricade is renowned across
the globe, 74% of people in the North West have failed to see it for themselves.
Also, 24% of North West residents have never taken in the stunning scenery and
picturesque landscape of the Lake District. But it’s not just the countryside
that local people are taking for granted. 20% of locals have never even been to
Adam Brockett, BHF Events Manager said:- “The North West is bursting with
incredible must-see destinations and it’s a real shame that they’re going unseen
by people who live in the region, which is why we’re encouraging residents to
sign up to one of our treks. Signing up to a BHF trek is a fun and healthy way
to make the most of your local scenery and iconic heritage sites.
Including a range of terrains and distances, you will also be helping fund life
saving research that will benefit the estimated 902,000 people in the North West
who suffer from heart and circulatory disease.”
Included in the BHF’s programme of treks in the North West is the BHF’s
Hadrian’s Wall Hike, which takes place on 7 May 2016, where trekkers take on 9 miles
across the most challenging section of the historic wall.
Other options include the 8 Peaks Challenge in the Lake District on 2 September.
Set against the dramatic backdrop of the famous National Park, you will be put
to the ultimate test as you tackle some of the most rugged mountains in England,
climbing over 1600m in a single day.
Every pound raised from a BHF trek will
make great strides in the fight against heart disease.
By signing up to take on a ramble to remember, you will be helping us win the
fight against heart disease. To find out more, visit:-