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How do you find great pub food, places for your kids to play, somewhere nice to walk your dog, and park a campervan, all within 5 miles of a motorway exit?

With collie Jem, Lezli and David Rees have trekked over a thousand miles creating walks and tracking down traditional inns for drivers, families and dogs to enjoy on their journey. Anyone who drives on the motorways of England, Scotland and Wales will benefit from this guide to walks within 5 miles of motorway exits. All of the UK is covered, from Exeter to Perth and Swansea to Canterbury.

Motorway walks and breaks App

Use this App to get more fun for your fuel, see more of the countryside, take a healthy break, or enjoy a relaxing pub lunch.

Each section features a 30 to 45 minute walk – together with a slideshow of views along the walk, and selected pub or café along the way. Activities for children are included, from bouncy castles to nature trails. There’s also a map of the area, together with latitude and longitude coordinates for your Sat Nav.

All of the walks are suitable for dogs, and those with assistance dogs will find details of accessible paths and disabled facilities – for example, RADAR, a key that is made available to registered disabled people which enables them to access locked disabled WCs and facilities.

Most of the listed pubs are traditional inns serving high quality food at realistic prices. Landlords, chefs and opening times can change, so phone numbers are given for you to check in advance to avoid disappointment. All of the pubs welcome well-behaved canines.

Discover the birthplace of Thomas Crapper just off the M18; a field full of Henry Moore sculptures at the north end of the M1, a massively haunted house off the M4, or a completely deserted adventure playground that’s brilliant for kids over 21 off the M3. If you want more than mileage from your petrol, this is the book for you!

Motorway walks and breaks App by Lezli Rees

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