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Walkhighlands launches new IKEA walk


Today Walkhighlands has finally added coverage of perhaps the most popular weekend walk in all Scotland, the route around IKEA in Glasgow.

The exploration of the Swedish home superstore is planned to be just the first in a new series of routes which will focus on walks relevant and accessible to more people.

“We hope this will help to counter the idea that Walkhighlands is only for those who love to get out in the outdoors on their weekends, ” said site co-founder, Paul Webster. “We already feature several great city walks, and we hope that our new routes in and around major shopping centres will help the website to reach a whole new audience.”

In keeping with their existing features, the walk features a detailed description of the route, complete with photography along the way and full Ordnance Survey mapping. The site plans to also add ‘bagger’s maps’ so that our users can mark which shopping centre walks they have completed on their own personal map of Scotland, to run alongside their existing Munro-bagging maps. “We’ll also add advice on the appropriate gear and clothing for these routes to ensure people are properly prepared,” added Webster. “For example, whilst hooded tops may be fine on a woodland ramble, they are could lead to your ejection from the Bluewater Shopping Centre.”

The full IKEA route – including Ordnance Survey mapping – can be found online on the Walkhighlands website here: IKEA walk.

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