Win a Grand American Adventures walking tour to celebrate the release of A Walk in the Woods

In cinemas 18 September 2015    

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The stunning Appalachian Trail is undoubtedly one of Earth’s greatest treks. Based on Bill Bryson’s best-selling travel memoir, the new film A Walk in the Woods highlights the incredible scenery that the trail has to offer. To celebrate the film’s release on 18 September, we’ve teamed up with with small group specialists Grand American Adventures to give one lucky reader the chance to experience it first-hand.

In the film, Robert Redford stars as Bill Bryson (alongside Nick Nolte and Emma Thompson),as he embarks upon an adventure to reconnect with his homeland after returning from two decades in the UK. Along the way he and his old buddy Katz (Nolte) encounter weird and wonderful characters and face hilarious trials and tribulations as they learn that some roads are better left untravelled.

Following in the footsteps of Bill Bryson, the winner will take to the wilderness and explore breath-taking landscapes on a once-in-a-lifetime 10-day ‘Appalachian Trail Walk’ tour with Grand American Adventures, who specialise in small group tours of the Americas. With unrivalled knowledge and experience, they are committed to bringing you the finest adventures available.

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Terms & Conditions: 18-years and over only. Promotion closes at 23:59 on Sunday 27 September 2015. There is one prize of a single place on the Grand American Adventures ‘Appalachian Trail Walk (camping)’ tour in the USA. The promotion is open to readers of The Independent and the i. The prize includes nine nights camping on a twin share basis with all camping equipment provided (excluding sleeping bag), meals whilst camping (all other meals paid locally), all transportation whilst on tour and the services of two professional tour leaders. The details of the tour are subject to change. The prize also includes return economy flights from London to Boston. All other expenses including travel insurance are excluded. Please note that suitable travel insurance coverage is compulsory. Travel and tour must be taken between 1 July and 30 Sept 2016, subject to availability. Eight weeks’ notice must be given to Grand American Adventures prior to departure. It is the prize winner’s responsibility to ensure that they have an EU valid passport with minimum six month validity beyond the return date for the duration of their stay in the USA, that they are eligible to enter the USA and obtain the correct documentation for travel to US (including any visas or ESTA). If the prizewinner wishes to cancel their trip once booked, they must provide four weeks advance notice or may be liable for cancellations charges incurred by Grand American Adventures. The prize tour is subject to availability and all standard booking conditions apply. The winner will be the first entry selected at random after the closing date and will be contacted by Friday 2 October 2015. The prize is non-transferable and there is no cash alternative. Only one online entry per person. Usual promotion rules apply, see For further information, please write to Customer Care, The Independent, Northcliffe House, 2 Derry Street, London, W8 5TT. Promoter: Grand American Adventures.