Bear Grylls Unveils Top 10 Amazing #OMGB Memories Around Great Britain
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Bear Grylls, whom you know from such adventures as encouraging President Obama to eat some previously eaten salmon and for Kate Winslet to rope down the side of a cliff, is touting the grandeur that is Great Britain.
The famed television personality and renowned adventurer offered some thoughts on the nation, which is just one more slice of encouragement offered by Visit Britain’s #OMGB campaign.
Back in January, TravelPulse’s Janeen Christoff reported on the push that aims to spotlight what it touts as the “Home of Amazing Moments.” Part of the campaign was the hashtag #OMGB that it hopes will continue to take over the Internet and a website that houses some of the campaign’s specifics.
When it comes to Grylls, you certainly get a person who has seen some amazing and exciting things from around the world, but it’s Great Britain that remains close to his heart. Here he is via YouTube:
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Grylls states: “We truly live in the most incredible country…spectacular and always beautiful…and it’s where I learnt so many of the skills I use on adventures around the world. I hope you enjoy this home that I am so proud of and share your amazing adventures in Britain using #OMGB.”
That’s not all, because the man who has done it all has 10 #OMGB moments he was willing to share. Here they are as offered via press release:
"1. Climbing Ben Nevis in the Scottish Highlands
I’ve spent much time here, scaling the highest mountain in Britain, and it’s where my dad learnt to climb!
2. Paragliding around the Sugar Loaf peak in the Black Mountains, Wales
One of my favourite things has to be flying around in my powered paraglider, riding the winds and soaring through the mountains near my Welsh home.
3. Reaching the summit of Pen y Fan in the Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales
The views from the highest summit in south Wales are so impressive and I love the little lake under the north face, half way up the mountain.
4. Enjoying the isolation of Ben Loyal in the Scottish Highlands
This is my favourite mountain in Britain, on the north coast of Scotland, and where I met my wife Shara!
5. Climbing and caving at Malham Cove in the Yorkshire Dales, England
The Yorkshire Dales are amazing and have been shaped by some fierce forces of nature, including this inspiring limestone formation that you can get inside… and up on top of!
6. The views from Skiddaw in the Lake District National Park, England
This is the first mountain I climbed with my wife Shara. It’s one of the largest fells in the Lake District and the walk up from Keswick has superb vistas.
7. Walking the Llyn Peninsula Coastal Path, Wales
Chilling out in Wales, lying in the long grass, with Shara and our three boys beside me - this is when I am happiest. The rest of our year is so busy, so we tend to holiday just us as a family on our small island hideaway in Wales, where we have limited communication and no mains power or water. This nearby coastal walk, also known as the Edge of Wales Walk, is spectacular.
8. Sea cliff climbing at Culver Downs, Isle of Wight
I used to run up to Yarborough Monument here when I was training for the military, and some of my earliest, fondest memories are of making boats and learning to climb with my dad on the sea cliffs. These were the foundation stones for all my love for adventure, and that closeness with him.
9. Snowdon by foot - not train! Snowdonia, Wales
Adventure is at the heart of what we love as a family and hiking in stunning Snowdonia is a favourite. We also have a few of our Survival Academies nearby.
10. Scrambling in The Cuillin mountains on the Isle of Skye, Scotland
These rocky mountains - where I guided Hollywood actor Ben Stiller for my TV show Bear’s Wild Weekends - are widely considered the most challenging and rugged terrain in Britain."
Obviously, some opportunities will mandate a more adventurous soul than others, but you don’t need to be a renowned journeyman to glean some of what this remarkable nation has to offer, because much of what Grylls has suggested can be experienced by even the most timid of travelers.
If you do happen to traipse just a bit out of your comfort zone, you will get an unforgettable story to take with you when you return home. From quaint ambles amid gorgeous locales to paragliding over picturesque scenery, there is so much to see and enjoy.
The above is just an exciting start.
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