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Most popular places for a walk revealed

Copyright law Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Edale, at the beginning of the Pennine Way, is Britain’s favourite place to begin a hike

Britain’s favourite spot to start a walk is Edale in the Peak District, according to the Ordnance Survey( OS ).

Data from the mapping organisation’s app and online service saw the busiest parts of the country for hikers.

At the start of the Pennine Way and within easy reach of Manchester and Sheffield, the Derbyshire village was the most popular starting point.

Travel writer Roly Smith said Edale had “just about everything”.

“It’s a beautiful hollow, which stands in the shadow of Kinder Scout, the highest part of the Peak District, and one of my favourite places on earth.”

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