Walk the World and link your historic town to the Olympic nations

Join in the challenge to find international connections which take you around the world without leaving the UK and put your local town on the map!

Walk the World is part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad's Discovering Places campaign to inspire individuals, groups and communities across the UK to discover and promote their local environment. The aim of the project is to find links between the UK and the 206 Olympic and Paralympic participating nations. Through a new website www.walktheworld.org.uk you are encouraged to explore their neighbourhoods, find evidence of links to the 206 nations and send in your findings. So far there has been a great response, people have been finding everything from Senegalese street names in Liverpool to Russian sheep in Suffolk and the grave of a West Indian slave in Edinburgh. These are just a few of the unexpected links that have been found so far. Now you too can reveal international connections between your historic town and the competing nations.

Walk the World offers everyone an easy and exciting way to get involved in the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. Links are everywhere - in buildings and monuments, place names and street names, plants and animals, people and communities, so look around you and send in your findings to www.walktheworld.org.uk  and put your home town on the map at the same time!

You can find out more about how to get involved in Walk the World at www.walktheworld.org.uk or by watching the BBC slideshow at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-16572812