• 16 Apr 2018

    Rubbish On The Walk
    Walk: Dewsbury circular via Ossett

    It can ruin a walk, agreed, but at least people are beginning to realise the damage plastics cause.The best option would be to notify the local council, so they can look into the issue (although how high up their priority list it will be in these austere times, I don't know).

    16 Apr 2018

    Rubbish Dump Not Beautiful Riverside Walk
    Walk: Dewsbury circular via Ossett

    The walk could be lovely if it wasn't for the litter and the trees covered with ragged pieces of plastic. The trail looked more like a rubbish dump. I wonder if the majority of user actually have any love and respect for their home and environment to leave it like that.

    Kingley Vale - the oldest yews in England? was rated
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    This walk in West Sussex passes through Kingley Vale, a site famous for its yew trees - claimed to be...
    Tatton Park, National Trust was rated
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    Even on a foggy, frosty day, this walk, on the same rail line as my walks at Delamere and Northwich...
    Manorbier to Tenby - the Pembrokeshire Coast was rated
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path stretches for 188 glorious miles around the southwest corner of Wales...
    Seend and Seend Cleeve was rated
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    Is Wiltshire our most underrated walking county?
    Wells to Cley was rated
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    A lovely section of the North Norfolk Coast Path, easy terrain, and with options to cut short at Stiffkey...
    A coastal classic - Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove was rated
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    This walk passes two of England's most famous coastal features - Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door.
    A South Somerset stroll was rated
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    This circular walk takes in the sights of the lovely little town of Bruton.
    Canal walk - Uxbridge to Rickmansworth Stations was rated
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    Leisurely 3 to 4 hour canal walk.
    Frinton to Walton - the posh end of Essex was rated
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    This walk takes in some of the finest coastline in Essex - miles and miles of unspoilt sandy beaches...
    Stanton Moor and the Nine Ladies was rated
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    Stanton Moor, in the White Peak, is famous for its prehistoric ruins - over 70 burial mounds have been...
    Disley to Lyme Park circular walk was rated
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    This is a very pleasant and easy walk.
    A circular walk around Hawkshead was rated
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    This walk explores the forests around Hawkshead and Near Sawrey, where Beatrix Potter's house is found...
    Rhyd Ddu to Beddgelert was rated
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    A new multi-use recreational path through a variety of landscapes with (on a clear day) fantastic views...
    Around Maiden Newton was rated
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    This walk is one of many pleasant country walks accessible via the Wessex Railway line from Bristol to...

  • The Southern Upland Way

    It's easy when you know how...
    The Southern Upland Way is Scotland’s longest footpath and Britain’s longest coast to coast path.Passing through some magnificent scenery, this magnificent walk provides – perhaps more than any other long distance path –  the opportunity for some solitude while walking.

    Car-free Walking In Devon

    From coast to moor and back again
    With its sheer variety of landscapes and places to visit - from rolling moors to beautiful beaches, cathedral cities and quaint villages - it’s easy to see why Devon is much-loved by holidaymakers. Although some parts can be very rural, it is possible to enjoy a car-free holiday and still take on some of the best walks the county has to offer.
    11 Apr 2018

    Walk In One Day
    Walk: A moorland adventure

    It would be a very long day, and you'd probably need good weather.Given the winter we've had, it might be very wet going up there. You could set out (early) and go for it, and have a back-up plan to cut across around waypoint 10/11 if time is pushing on.

    10 Apr 2018

    Advice On This Walk
    Walk: A moorland adventure

    Plan to do this in two weeks time.It is suggested with an overnight stop?Hoping to do it within a day - feasible for a group of moderately fit but inexperienced 40 somethings?!

    Ladybower, Win Hill & Hope was rated
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    This is a Peak District walk of many parts, combining moderately steep moorland with forest walking and...
    A moorland adventure was rated
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    This route is a circuitous way to the highest summit of the moor, taking in some of the wilder places...
    Brighton to Lewes (Jugg's Road) was rated
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    Walk from Brighton to Lewes using the pre-1770 road which was allowed to green over when the toll road...
    The Kilpatrick Hills: Loch Humphrey and Duncolm was rated
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    The Kilpatricks are surprisingly remote, heather-clad hills and moorland above Dumbarton, a few miles...
    Scouting around Kendal was rated
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    Many walkers pass straight through Kendal and head for the inviting peaks of the Lake District.
    Abergele - Tower Hill was rated
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    Have a great day out in Abergele.
    Shibden valley walk was rated
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    A 7.5 mile walk around the Shibden Valley, with fantastic views, some hills and varying paths (from bridleways...
    Bakewell to Haddon Hall and back was rated
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    Bakewell to Over Haddon thro Lathkill Dale onto Conksbury Bridge.
    Glastonbury Tor was rated
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    A short walk to a well known landmark - Glastonbury Tor.
    Cnicht and the Moelwyns from Nantgwynant was rated
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    Cnicht, set in the heart of the Moelwyn hills, is a marked contrast to the busier peaks in Snowdonia...
    A walk through Epping Forest was rated
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    Epping Forest is one of those patches of green that make London such a great city for people who love...
    Lledr Valley was rated
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    This riverside walk follows the Lledr Valley, south of Moel Siabod.
    Avoncliff, Iford and Freshford was rated
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    This walk follows two rivers - the Avon and the Frome.
    Marsden 7.5 loop was rated
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    A walk taking in canals, moorland, reservoirs, hills and rivers all in one relatively short walk.
    Marble Hill to Bushy Park was rated
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    A riverside and park walk through SW London suburbs, with lots of scenery and history.
    Ebbor Gorge was rated
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    A fairly hilly walk, but the view is well worth the climb ...

  • ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    A moderate, walk (countryside) starting in North Yorkshire, England, about 11.50km (7.15 mi) long, duration: ~3:30h.
    11.5km (7.1 miles)
    North Yorkshire, England

    Win A Pack Of Top Bothy Top Trumps

    Each quarter we enter everyone who submits a car-free walk to our website into a prize draw
    For the April to June 2018 prize draw we will be giving away five packs of the trumps card game, 'Top Bothy'.  Top Bothy is a fun celebration of Scotland's unique heritage of rural sanctuaries used by ramblers, hill-walkers and mountaineers.

    Carolyn Evans
    03 Apr 2018

    Difficulty Rating
    Walk: Newgale to Solva

    This is truly a beautiful walk with stunning views, however the difficulty rating is definitely not 'Leisurely'. To say there are 'several brief but strenuous climbs' is an understatement. They are constant and not a lot of 'flat' walking in between.

    Ripon to Fountains Abbey and Studley park was rated
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    Lovely views over Fountains Abbey and the surrounding countryside without paying the entrance fee.
    Kennet and Avon exploration was rated
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    This route loops around the Kennet and Avon canal, from Bradford on Avon to Monkton Coombe, then back...
    Glaramara from Seatoller was rated
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    From April to October, the Borrowdale Rambler bus runs between Keswick and Seatoller, opening up a whole...
    Circular Tour Around the River Yar was rated
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    One of my favourite Spring walks on the Island.
    Falmer to Lewes was rated
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    A half day walk taking in some of the best view points on the South Downs.
    Along the Afon Llugwy was rated
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    There are loads of great walks from Betws-y-Coed – the perfect way to warm up for an assault on Snowdonia’s...
    Rannoch to Fort William was rated
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    Easy to moderate walk over 3 days designed for walkers starting at Rannoch Station and ending at Fort...
    Llanfairfechan to Penrhyn Castle was rated
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    At last, fine weather forecast, too windy for cycling though, so, after 3 months, thought I would ease...
    River North Esk Circular was rated
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    A lovely walk along the River North Esk.
    Loggerheads, Cilcain and Moel Famau was rated
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    Once again the old faithful Pathfinder Guide No. 32, Walk No.25, 8 miles, 5 hours, although it took me...
    Bolton Abbey Circular via Simon's Seat was rated
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    A circular walk in a very popular tourist area of Yorkshire.
    St Catherine's Lighthouse, Niton was rated
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    A gentle walk, with a climb up a road on the way back, to the Isle of Wight's most southerly point....
    Newgale to Solva was rated
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    The Pembrokeshire Coast Path, one of the National Trails, lies mainly within the National Park.
    Amble to Alnmouth was rated
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    A pleasant stroll through the coastal area of Northumberland.
    Tan y Bwlch to Blaneau Ffestiniog was rated
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    This walk makes use of the Ffestiniog Railway: www.festrail.co.uk.
    Exmouth to Sidmouth was rated
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    This is one of the most enjoyable sections of the Jurassic Coast.
    The Skirrid from Pandy was rated
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    A circular walk over Ysgyryd Fawr (the Skirrid) via the Beacons Way, Offa’s Dyke Path, and the last...
    Llangollen, Castell Dinas Bran and Valle Crucis Abbey was rated
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    Once again, the old faithful Pathfinder Guide No. 32 'North Wales, Snowdon and Offa's Dyke'.
    Imber village was rated
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    This walk is something a bit special.
    The Cheviot was rated
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    The Cheviots Hills are the main attraction of the Northumberland National Park.
    Snowdon from Pen-y-Pass to Llanberis was rated
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    There are many routes up Snowdon/Yr Wyddfa (more than the eight of popular opinion!) but one of the best...
    Hartington to Wolfscotedale was rated
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    Start the walk from Hartington, near the bus stop. A pleasant 5.5Mile walk, along the River Dove, via...
    Hebden Bridge Circular via Stoodley Pike was rated
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    Fairly simple but pleasant amble to a prominent local monument.
    Wansfell - the scenic route from Ambleside to Windermere was rated
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    This dinky little walk is the best way to travel between two of the Lake District's tourist hotspots...
    Bosham to Emsworth was rated
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    This walk combines two pleasant coastal towns with some good coastal scenery around Chichester Harbour...
    Llangernyw was rated
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    A short walk which packs in a lot, visit St.
    Carr Mill Dam from Ashton-in-Makerfield was rated
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    A full-day circular walk from Ashton around Carr Mill Dam and back via part of Sankey Valley Park....
    Cumbrian coast from Millom to Silecroft was rated
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    This coastal walk explores the wild western coast of Cumbria.
    Chipstead ramble was rated
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    A country stroll ideal for a Sunday afternoon, less than an hour's train ride from London.

  • Seven Fun Walking Trips For Kids

    Out and about across the UK with little ones
    Some of the greatest childhood memories are made while playing outside, but it can take a bit of encouragement to get children interested in something new.Walking trips are an excellent way for children of all ages to get some exercise, explore nature, bond with their family, and enjoy just being a kid.
    Grisedale low-level walk was rated
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    A walk for the elderly and less abled.
    St. Justinian to St. David coast path was rated
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    This is another short but rugged section of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path.
    Lathkill Dale from Youlgrave was rated
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    Walking and the Peaks go together like the almonds and jam in a Bakewell Pudding.
    A day at the seaside - Margate to Ramsgate was rated
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    This walk explores two vintage British seaside towns - Margate and Ramsgate, on the Kent coast.
    A coastal classic - Scarborough to Filey was rated
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    Being a collection of islands, Britain is spoilt when it comes to coastal scenery.
    Pen Y Fan Horseshoe was rated
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    This is a demanding walking on very good qualitiy paths affording fine views over the Brecon Beacons It...
    The Grey Corries from Corrour was rated
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    The Grey Corries offer some of the finest hiking in the Scottish highlands.
    Grindleford to Hathersage - the Hard(er) Way was rated
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    An energetic expedition for connoisseurs of grit - and just those who love the very best of Peak District...
    Around the Slaughters was rated
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    The villages of the Cotswolds are beloved of coach parties and rich types, but the walking is great too...
    Dartmoor North to South was rated
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    This classic two day amble across the wilds of the West Country is blessed with excellent public transport...
    Along the River Blyth from Halesworth was rated
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    This varied walk offers the best of walking in East Anglia with gentle riverside scenery, farmland and...
    The Camel Trail - Bodmin to Wadebridge was rated
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    The Camel Trail stretches from the town of Bodmin right along the River Camel to Padstow.
    Whitby to Runswick Bay was rated
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    Another coastal classic in North Yorkshire, from Whitby to Runswick Bay.
    The Jurassic Coast from Sidmouth to Seaton was rated
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    The Jurassic Coast is a World Heritage Site and there's no better way to explore than by foot.
    Wetherby Circular via Thorp Arch was rated
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    A very gentle circular stroll from Wetherby along a section of old railway line and wide tracks that's...
    Arnside to Leighton Moss was rated
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    A lovely walk that takes to around Arnside Knott and across Silverdale to The RSPB reserve at Leighton...
    Little Caradoc and Caer Caradoc was rated
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    A route from Church Stretton station to Caer Caradoc and Little Caradoc. If you're feeling energetic...
    Morrone from Braemar was rated
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    Morrone - known as Morven to some - is the peak just to the south of Braemar.
    Colwyn Bay, Llanddulas, Llysfaen circular was rated
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    Enjoy beautiful views of the surrounding countryside of Llanddulas, Llysfaen and Old Colwyn, with plenty...
    The Parkland Walk was rated
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    Need a bit of fresh air in London?
    Bollington and Rainow was rated
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    A short walk in a lovely part of Cheshire, with a moderate climb.
    A three-day Lake District walk was rated
    ★★★★★ ★★★★★
    A three-day Lake District walk covering a wide area.