A-Z of Walks

Walks listed by walk title

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back to topAvebury, The Ridgeway, West Kennet and Silbury Hill

A walk through ancient history on the gorgeous chalk downlands of Salisbury Plain.

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back to topBen Nevis (from Glen Nevis Visitor Centre)

Britain's highest mountain is an achievable climb and worth the effort for the marvellous views.

back to topBerkeley, Stone & Ham

A historic castle and deer park, easy walking and panoramic views make for an ideal half-day out.

back to topBlack Hill and Hay Bluff

A ridge walk along Black Hill to Hay Bluff with magnificent views all the way.

back to topBossington, Hurlston and Selworthy

Coast, moor and woodland with a chocolate box village scene on the way.

back to topBrecon Beacons 4 waterfalls - alternative route (from Penderyn)

Alternative route to see these four impressive waterfalls - starting with one where the path passes behind the cascade.

back to topBrecon Beacons 4 waterfalls walk (near Ystradfellte)

Any one of these waterfalls would be worth a visit, but this walk takes in all four - and a lot else.

back to topBrecon Four Peaks (Corn Du, Pen y Fan, Cribyn, Fan y Big)

Known as the Horseshoe Walk, this circular route traverses four peaks, including the highest in south Wales.

back to topBrimscombe, Golden Valley & Thames & Severn Canal

The Golden Valley offers a delightful sample of Cotswold beauty enhanced by canal and riverside walking.

back to topBurrington Combe - cliffs, swallets and caverns

Gorge, cliffs, caves and sink holes add excitement to a pleasant heath and woodland walk.

back to topBurrington Combe and Cheddar

Two gorges, clifftop, heath and woodland - with Cheddar's tourist facilities to break the journey.

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back to topCader Idris (Cadair Idris) via the Fox Path

One of the more challenging paths up Cadair Idris, I used it as a return route. Don't go this way in bad weather.

back to topCader Idris (Cadair Idris) via the Pony Path

A popular route climbing steadily to the summit. Return on the same path or (if conditions are good) try the Fox Path.

back to topCastle Combe and Nettleton

A country walk around one of England's prettiest villages - one that time forgot.

back to topCastle Crag (from Rosthwaite)

Just too small to be a mountain, but challenging enough for an afternoon. Don't miss these views over Borrowdale.

back to topCheddar Gorge and Cliffs

Cheddar is a popular tourist centre and may be very crowded in the peak holiday season; but this walk takes you away from the crowds and allows you to view the gorge from different angles.

back to topCorfe Castle, Church Knowle and Knowle Hill

CORFE CASTLE is a focal point in the Purbeck region of Dorset and a popular tourist destination. This walk enables you to get away from the crowds and view the sights from a different perspective. And what a perspective it is as you walk along the ri

back to topCotswold - Horsley & Kingscote

Woodland, wildflower, meadows - a sample of Cotswold prettiness with some history along the way.

back to topCotswold Way 1: Bath to Tormarton

The Cotswold Way starts from the historic city of Bath and follows Cotswold scenes past a noted Civil War site and a stately home.

back to topCotswold Way 2: Tormarton to Wotton-under-Edge

The effort expended on the ups and downs of this walk is rewarded by gorgeous views and find countryside.

back to topCotswold Way 3: Wotton-under-Edge to Coalley Peak (Nympsfield)

Pretty Cotswold scenery with some excellent viewpoints and pleasant woodland sections.

back to topCotswold Way 4: Coalley Peak (Nympsfield) to Painswick

This section of the walk starts from the Coaley Peak Viewpoint on the B4046 road near the village of Nympsfield (GR 793015). The walk takes in the stunning viewpoint of Haresfield Beacon and ends in the beautiful town of Painswisk.

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back to topDartmeet, Laughter Hole and Bellever Tor

Moor, woodland, tors, pretty villages, riverside walks and lots of stepping stones.

back to topDovedale and Milldale

Dovedale is a famously pretty part of the Peak District. This walk combines a very popular route with an optional extension taking in a quieter part of the river. The walk can be halved in length by turning back when you get to Milldale (i.e. staying

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back to topEbbor Gorge and Wookey Hole

Birdsong accompanies you through most of this walk through woodland, gorge and heathland.

back to topElterwater, Colwith Force and Skelwith Force

One of Lakeland's prettiest lakes and villages, two impressive waterfalls - and Little Langdale.

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back to topFord and Slaughterford

Woodland and meadows, with historic associations - plus the mystery of the boots!

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back to topGrabbist Hill and Wootton Courtney

Marvellous views over the Bristol Channel and a brief sample of Exmoor's beauty.

back to topGrasmere and Rydal Water

A popular Lakeland village, memories of William Wordsworth and Rydal Water and Grasmere lakes.

back to topGrassington (Grass Woods, Bastow Woods, and River Wharfe)

A pleasant walk from the National Park Centre via country roads, fields and woodland, looping back via a long riverside path.

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back to topHelvellyn (from Patterdale)

From the beauty of Grizedale, the path rises steadily to the awesome challenge of Striding Edge. It's easy after than!

back to topHorner Woods and Horner Water

This walk passes mostly through woodland but includes some superba viewpoints and riverside sections.

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back to topLacock Abbey, Bowden Park & Bewley Common

Starting from the historic village of Laycock this walk traverses part of the pretty Avon valley.

back to topLeckhampton Hill and Cobberley

A walk through classic Cotswold scenery with commanding views and ancient monuments.

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back to topMalham (Janet’s Fosse, Goredale Scar, Malham Tarn, Ing Scar, Malham Cove)

The Malham area is justly popular with walkers, but this walk offers some solitude between the popular highlights. Some sections are challenging, but the rewards are worth it.

back to topMarloes Peninsular Walk 1: Broad Haven to Dale

The views get better and better as you follow the Pembrokeshire Coast Path round to Dale.

back to topMarloes Peninsular Walk 2: Dale - St Anns Head - Dale

A glorious clifftop walk past a historic location and returing to delightful Dale.

back to topMarloes Peninsular Walk 3: Dale to Marloes

A peaceful clifftop walk with stunning views of beaches and islands.

back to topMarloes Peninsular Walk 4: Marloes to Broad Haven

This final section includes the highest cliffs on the walk and continous views across St Brides Bay.

back to topMaud Heath Causeway

Following a route provided by a mediaeval benefactor, this historic walk takes in some stunning views.

back to topMonsal Trail (Monsal Head to Millers Dale)

The Monsal Trail extends further, but this walk takes in a lovely section featuring two tunnels, a grand house, some historic mills and a stunning viaduct.

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back to topOld Man of Hoy (from Rackwick car park)

This walk starts from the public car park near the beach and Rackwick and climbs steeply to join the main route (which starts further back on the main road, but has no parking). The cliff-top path provides exhilarating views as a prequel to the amazi

back to topOld Rag Mountain - Shenandoah National Park

A mostly moderate climb up a beatiful, tree-clad, mountain; but with a challenging section near the top.

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back to topPen y Fan and Corn Du from Nant Cwm Llwch

A varied walk in beatiful scenery, including the two highest peaks in South Wales.

back to topPortland Coast Path Circuit (Round Island Walk)

A continous clifftop walk with views of Chesil Bank and the Dorset coast.

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back to topScafell Pike from Seathwaite Farm

A challenging, but achievable route up England's highest mountain. The views are worth it.

back to topScafell via Eskdale and Burnmoor Tarn

Climb from the beauty of Eskdale to the challenging heights of England's 2nd highest mountain.

back to topSelworthy to Minehead

Starting from the classically pretty village of Selworthy this walk follows the South West Coast path back into Minehead.

back to topSkiddaw from Keswick

Strating from Keswick town, this route skirts Latrigg's lower slopes and heads straight for Skiddaw summit, passing Little Man on the way.

back to topSkomer Island

Close encounters with rare seabirds, stunning views, seals and the possibility of dolphins - a walk to take slowly, enjoying each step.

back to topSnowdon via Pyg Track and Railway Path

Taking the tougher route first, this walk takes you to the highest point in Wales then gently down to Llanberis for rest and refreshment.

back to topSomerset Coal Canal

This walk touches frequently on former Somerset Coal Canal but it also includes a variety of scenic views and historic sights.

back to topSt Mary's circuit (Isles of Scilly)

I started the walk from Porthcressa Bay in Hugh Town, but the footpath goes all the way round the island and can be picked up at any point on the way. The route mounts clifftops and drops to the beach-side, but is never very steep. However, it is une

back to topStanley Force, Eskdale & Boot

A walk through woodland to a fine waterfall with a return route through beautiful Eskdale.

back to topStanton Drew and Pensford

Starting and ending near Stanton Drew stone circle, this walk follows an easy route alongside the River Chew.

back to topSugar Loaf (near Abergavenny)

The views get better and better as you climb the moderate slopes of this distinctive conical peak.

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back to topTalybont waterfalls walk

Spacious vistas, a sobering memorial and a lovely walk beside river and waterfalls make this a memorable walk.

back to topTarn Hows from Coniston via Low Yewdale

Starting from Coniston, walk alongside Yewdale Beck, through woodland to the incomparable Tarn Hows.

back to topTarr Steps and Withypool (River Barle)

An easy circular route through pretty Exmoor scenery via the longest clapper bridge in the country. (NB: THE STONES OF TARR STEPS WERE SWEPT AWAY IN THE 2012 FLOODS AND WILL REMAIN INACCESSIBLE UNTIL THE BRIDGE IS REBUILT)

back to topThe Old Man of Coniston via Goats Hause

Climb to the top of the peak that dominates Coniston and return to the village to celebrate your achievement.

back to topThe Railway Children Circular Walks 1: Crawley Down

A true family walk, sampling the Sussex countryside and one of its favourite visitor attractions.

back to topThe Railway Children Circular Walks 2: Sharpthorne to Stonehill Rocks

Woodland, reservoir and viewpoints, plus the Bluebell Railway and other memories of the age of steam.

back to topThe Railway Children Circular Walks 3: Stonehill Rocks to Mill Place Farm

A walk past Stonehill rocks, Weit Wood Reservoir and the infant River Medway and always within range of the Bluebell Railway.

back to topThe Railway Children Circular Walks 4: Horsted Keynes to Highbrook

A short walk close to the Bluebell Railway line - but pretty, whether or not you steam trains.

back to topThe Railway Children Circular Walks 5: Horsted Keynes Bluebell Railway & village

A shorter or longer option family walk close to Horsted Keynes station

back to topThe Railway Children Circular Walks 6: Treemans & Horsted Keynes

Woodland, field and farm close to The Bluebell Railway.

back to topThe Railway Children Circular Walks 7: Freshfield and 'The Sloop' pub

Sort and longer versions of this walk include sections of the Sussex Border Path and views of river and steam railway.

back to topThe Railway Children Walk 1: Three Bridges to Crawley Down

The first leg of a continuous walk through the sussex countryside following the Bluebell Railway.

back to topThe Railway Children Walk 2: Crawley Down to Kingscote Down

This 2nd leg of the walk partly coincides with the Sussex Border Path and takes in history and simple beauty.

back to topThe Railway Children Walk 3: Kingscote to Sharpthorne

A walk through forest, alongside an old railway tunnel and close to the West Hoathly heritage village

back to topThe Railway Children Walk 4: Sharpthorne to Horsted Keynes station

Continuing this walk through the Sussex countryside and railway history, this section ends at the Bluebell Railway's most famous station.

back to topThe Railway Children Walk 5: Horsted Keynes station to Treemans Road

Starting at Horsted Keynes Bluebell Railway station, this short walk gives frequent views of the popular steam railway.

back to topThe Railway Children Walk 6: Treemans Road, to The Sloop, Freshfield

A pleasant family walk through field and farm, with the added interest of The Bluebell Railway.

back to topThe Railway Children Walk 7: The Sloop, Freshfield to Sheffield Park station

This last leg of the walk includes many sightings of the Bluebell Railway and ends at Sheffield Park station.

back to topThe Railway Children Walks

A series of walks in the sussex countryside, devised in collaboration with, and always close to, The Bluebell Railway.

back to topThreshfield (Skirethorns Lane, Height Farm, Threshfield Moor)

This walk follows a quiet country road up through a classic Dales landscape, then returns via footpaths over moorland and marsh. You will see birds, but may not meet any people on this route.

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back to topValley of Rocks, Watersmeet & Lynmouth

The sights you pass on this route are worthy attractions in their own right - but there's beauty to enjoy on the way.

back to topVanishing Streams (Afon Nedd & Afon Mellte)

A fascinating walk through classic limestone scenery, with rivers that do the stangest things!

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back to topWatersmeet, Lynmouth, Lynton & Valley of the Rocks

I have visited these places individually, but combining them into one continuous walk makes for a delicious scenic experience. The walk takes in 4 gorges of which 3 contain rivers (Hoar Oak Water, East Lyn and West Lyn rivers) and one has been left h

back to topWest Bradley, Pennard Hill & West Pennard

A pleasant stroll through the Somerset countryside with glimpses of Glastonbury Tor.

back to topWoodchester and Selsley Common

Touching and crossing the Cotswold Way, this walk puts you in touch with the beauty of these Gloucestershire hills.

back to topWotton-under-Edge and Tyndale monument

A local favourite that combines woodland and heath with amazing views and a historic tower.

back to topWye Valley Walk 10: Redbrook Bridge to Chepstow

This final leg includes some of the prettiest sections of the Wye Valley, but also some of the stiffest climbs!

back to topWye Valley Walk 1: Hay-on-Wye to Middlewood (Clock Mills)

Starting from historic Hay-on-Wye and passing through field and woodland, this is an easy start to the Wye Valley Walk.

back to topWye Valley Walk 2: Middlewood to Sugwas Pool

A varied walk uphill, down dale and through villages - but never far from the beautiful River Wye.

back to topWye Valley Walk 3: Sugwas Pool to Hereford

Field, village and (mostly) riverside meadows lead to the historic city of Hereford.

back to topWye Valley Walk 4: Hereford to Fownhope (or Capler Camp)

Following the Wye from Hereford, this section also passes the River Lugg (much more beautiful than its name!)

back to topWye Valley Walk 5: Fownhope via Capler Camp - circular

Part of the lovely Wye Valley Walk, this section includes 3 designated SSSI's (Sites of Special Scientific Interest)

back to topWye Valley Walk 6: Capler Camp to Ross-on Wye

This leg of the Wye Valley Walk is less hilly, but no less attractive than earlier sections.

back to topWye Valley Walk 7: Ross-on-Wye to Goodrich

Leaving Ross-on-Wye to pass over Chase Hill and continue through woodland scenery to return to the Wye at Kerne Bridge.

back to topWye Valley Walk 8: Goodrich and Symonds Yat - circular

A castle, a pretty village, one of the prettiest stretches of the River Wye, pubs at either end... wgat more could you want!

back to topWye Valley Walk 9: Symonds Yat to Redbrook Bridge

Symonds Yat is the lovely start point for this riverside walk to and past the historic city of Monmouth.