Customers could be walking straight to your doors thanks to a new million-pound campaign.

Hundreds of pubs near walking trails will benefit from the Great Walks of England campaign that is to be showcased to overseas tourists on the Great National Walks website

The initiative is funded by Visit England and the private sector with support from the British Beer & Pub Association, Cask Marque and Stay in a Pub.

It will promote rural and coastline walks, cosy pubs, locally-brewed beers, local food and quality accommodation.

Stay in a Pub's Paul Nunny said: "According to Visit England one of the top three 'must dos' listed by inbound tourists is to visit an English Pub. Using this funding from Visit England to promote pubs and pub accommodation is an open invitation they are likely to accept."

Meanwhile, pub operator Brakspear has made its Pub Trails available as an app. The circular walks, which start and finish at a pub, are now linked to a total of 19 pubs across Brakspear's Oxfordshire and Berkshire heartland.

Brakspear chief executive Tom Davies said: "Many of our pubs are located in beautiful spots and our customers like to explore the surrounding countryside, particularly in autumn when the weather is generally perfect for a good walk followed by a warming pint or bite to eat.

"Launching the Pub Trails as an app extends their reach, particularly to younger walkers."