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Popular walking areas to get new signs

Posted 17 July 2012
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Popular walking areas to get new signs
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Counties that attract plenty of walkers and mountain bikers will be among those whose boundaries will be marked by more attractive signs under new government plans.

Culture secretary Jeremy Hunt has revealed Cornwall, Cumbria, Derbyshire, Devon, Norfolk and North Yorkshire will pilot the move, which aims to offer a more attractive welcome for visitiors.

Mr Hunt said: "The current signs greeting visitors as they travel around are dull, often boring and do little to entice tourists," adding that they will be replaced with new signs that "highlight the things that make them special".

This could include having colour photographs attached - something that may alert outdoor lovers to the fine features of the counties they are visiting.

People who like to go walking in Cumbria may enjoy one trek that takes in the boundaries of three counties at once.

Walkers around the Wrynose Pass above Little Langdale might encounter the Three Shires Stone by the roadside, which marked the pre-1974 meeting of Cumbria, Lancashire and Westmorland's boundaries.

A path from here forms a mountaion pass walk below Pike of Blisoo to the head of Great Langdale via Oxendale.ADNFCR-2803-ID-801409531-ADNFCR