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Hadrian's Wall voted most healthy
Hadrian's Wall
The wall stretches 84 miles from Cumbria to Tyneside
The countryside around Hadrian's Wall has been voted the healthiest tourist attraction in England.

Sport England's Everyday Sport Campaign, which aims to tackle the problem of child obesity, praised the variety of physical activities.

Visitors to the area can walk, cycle or pony trek along the 84-mile length of the wall, according to the campaign.

The Roman barrier, which stretches from Bowness-on-Solway to Wallsend, is a World Heritage Site.

Vineet Lal, communications director for Hadrian's Wall, said: "A World Heritage Site may not usually be considered a place to keep fit, but visitors will find many healthy ways to explore Hadrian's Wall country.

"A typical holiday or day out could involve walking along Hadrian's Wall Path National Trail, pony trekking across the beautiful countryside or cycling along Hadrian's Cycleway.

"Perhaps the best thing about the abundance of fresh air and activity is that the children can burn off extra energy, making for a peaceful journey home."

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