Posted on February 28, 2023 in Magazines

Great West Way Travel Spring/Summer 2023

Explore England’s Great West Way with the latest edition of the Great West Way Travel Magazine.

The Spring/Summer 2023 issue is now available for free at greatwestway.co.uk/travelmagazine. Launched in time for English Tourism Week 17 – 26 March 2023, the digital magazine offers an immersive experience for curious visitors, complete with stunning panoramic virtual tours and captivating drone footage.

With direct links to relevant websites and videos, as well as maps and guides, the magazine makes it easy to transition from inspiration to planning a trip for this year. This issue focuses on sustainable and slow travel, showcasing the many responsible modes of transport available along the Great West Way, from boats and trains to bikes and walking. Discover 10 reasons to visit this summer, including exploring Windsor and the River Thames, or climbing the high mainmast on Brunel’s SS Great Britain in Bristol.

The Travel Magazine also features a seasonal events calendar, gourmet guide, hotels guide, and articles on historic train stops, museum gems, and smartphone apps for self-guided tours. And don’t miss the 10 great picnic spots from Richmond Park to Kennet & Avon Canal and picnicking amongst the stones at Avebury Circle in Wiltshire.

Great West Way Travel Magazine

ISSUE HIGHLIGHTS

MY GREAT WEST WAY
Interview with Great West Way local, Graham Dillamore, deputy head of gardens and estates at Historic Royal Palaces, sharing his highlights of living on the Great West Way.

THE WAY FORWARD
From the UK’s first CO2-neutral venue on the River Thames to a brand new dining concept in Bristol and delicious new artisan gelato in Malmesbury, we take a look at what’s new and exciting on the route.

TOP 10 FAMOUS FACES BORN ALONG THE GREAT WEST WAY
Discover some of our special royalty and internationally acclaimed actors and authors who were born along the Great West Way route.

WHATS NEW IN OUR MUSEUMS
We bring you the lowdown on some of themany wonderful museums with upcoming exhibitions and events you won’t want to miss.

PICNIC SPOTS ON THE GREAT WEST WAY
The Great West Way offers countless choices for an al fresco lunch stop, with the opportunity to sit and enjoy stunning views with a glass of fizz enjoying delicately cut sandwiches atop a gingham rug. We hope you enjoy our eight best picnic spots.

THE GREAT WEST WAY’S TEA SHOPS
From traditional British-style tearooms to modern, hipster coffeehouses, the vast array of quaint independent shops along the Great West Way is an absolute delight for tea aficionados.

10 BRILLIANT REASONS TO VISIT THE GREAT WEST WAY THIS SUMMER
With 3 of Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the longest cycling and walking tunnel and the largest public park in the UK, and Britain’s only naturally warm waters, do you need a better reason to visit – paragliding above the Wiltshire Downs perhaps?

SPORTING EVENTS ON THE GREAT WEST WAY
From cricket to motor racing, rugby to athletics, mountain biking to rowing, there are plenty of opportunities to get active or inspire your sporting break on the Great West Way.

TOP TEN DAYS OUT WITH THE KIDS
From splish-splashy water parks to wonderfully wild safari parks there’s plenty of choice along the Great West Way for family days out.

SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVALS
Don’t miss out on the incredible music festivals kicking off on the Great West Way this summer. From dance fests like Glastonbury and Boomtown to groovy jazz at Cheltenham Jazz Festival.

The virtual edition of the Great West Way Travel Magazine will be distributed through the Great West Way newsletter and its social media channels, reaching over 30,000 people per week, as well on 10 digital magazine platforms including ISSUU, Yumpu and Readly.

The magazine will also be distributed to 100+ Great West Way Official Tour Operators, VisitBritain’s international offices and through VisitEngland’s marketing channels. For more information, visit: www.GreatWestWay.co.uk

Read on your favourite digital magazine platform: ISSUU, Yumpu, Readly, PocketMags & Pressreader

For editorial enquiries: jessica.way@contistamedia.co.uk