• Added in the last seven days

    Wild Walking In The Northern Cambrians

    A guest blog post from Maurice Kyle on wild walking in the Aberystwyth hinterland
    Largely neglected by walkers because of its proximity to National Parks both north and south, the scenery of the northern part of the ‘Elenydd’, the Cambrian Mountains of mid-Wales, is nevertheless wild and stunning.
    Dewsbury circular via Ossett was rated
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    7.5 mile walk along Calderdale Greenways (converted disused railway lines) & canal towpath.
    The Portland Railway Walk was rated
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    Follow the route of a disused railway for an enjoyable walk from Weymouth to Portland.
    Crewe and Nantwich was rated
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    Two short, distinct walks for softies, which can be combined using Valley Brook Sustrans cycleway / footpath...
    Ringmer - Saxon Cross - Lewes was rated
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    A walk encompassing beautiful South Downs scenery, involving a short, steep climb, followed by a long...
    Looe to Polperro along the Coast Path was rated
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    This is a popular walk of about 5 miles which takes you to the Village of Polperro, where there are regular...
    Penmaenmawr and Druid's Circle was rated
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    Once again Pathfinder Guide No. 32, Walk No. 21, Panoramic views over mountains of Snowdonia, Carneddau and...
    Harrison's Rocks from Eridge was rated
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    This walk circuits the sandstone crags of Harrison's Rocks, popular with climbers but good for walkers...
    Rowsley to Bakewell via Nine ladies Stone Circle was rated
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    A fairly easy walk on good paths and tracks visiting an interesting old stone circle which, in legend...
    Around the Isle of Purbeck - Swanage to Worth Matravers was rated
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    There's lots to enjoy on the Isle of Purbeck (which is actually a peninsular) and this walk takes you...
    Clough Head and Stybarrow Dodd was rated
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    This walk from Threlkeld covers the peaks that lie just north of Helvellyn, Clough Head, Watson's Dodd...

  • Added in the last two weeks

    From Westerham to Chartwell was rated
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    This is one of many great walks that provide city-worn Londoners with a day in the countryside.
    Beer to Lyme Regis along the Jurassic Coast was rated
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    Enjoy a 5-6 hour stomp from the beautiful fishing village of Beer along the stunning Jurassic Coastline...
    Frinton to Walton - the posh end of Essex was rated
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    This walk takes in some of the finest coastline in Essex - miles and miles of unspoilt sandy beaches...
    St Michael's Way was rated
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    Cross country route from St Ives to Marazion taking in Knill's Monument, Trencrom Hill and St Michael's...
    A circuit from Newton St Cyres was rated
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    For some walkers, Devon means Dartmoor or Exmoor.
    Wem circular was rated
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    A circular walk from Wem station, passing two historic halls.
    Whernside - one of Yorkshire's Big Three was rated
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    Whernside is one of Yorkshire's Three Peaks, along with Ingleborough and Pen-y-ghent.
    The Gritstone Trail was rated
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    The Gritstone Trail is a fantastic three-day walk in the beautiful Cheshire countryside.
    Helvellyn and Fairfield - two of the finest in one walk was rated
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    Helvellyn is one of England's most finest peaks, and deserves to be treated as such.
    Watermillock to Aira Force was rated
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    A walk from Watermillock to Aira Force with great views over Ullswater.
    Giggleswick/Settle Circular was rated
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    9 mile circular route from either railway station on 'the other side of the line'.
    St. Justinian to St. David coast path was rated
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    This is another short but rugged section of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path.
    Glenfinnan to Inverie was rated
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    A 3-day hike, to the most remote pub in mainland Britain, with easy public transport connections.
    Across the Divide - Hope to Edale was rated
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    This short walk traverses border land between the limestone dales of the White Peak and the rocky edges...

  • Walking In The Chilterns

    A guest blog post from Kieran Seale, founder of walkbyrail.co.uk
    As the worst of the Covid pandemic draws to a close, what better time to encourage people to get out into the countryside for a walk? As a resident of northwest London, I have a special advantage in doing that - an urban rail network that reaches right into the heart of the countryside.

    Dartmoor

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    Exeter North South
    Rhyd Ddu to Beddgelert was rated
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    A new multi-use recreational path through a variety of landscapes with (on a clear day) fantastic views...
    Two days on the Ridgeway was rated
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    Swindon and Reading might not sound like classic walking destinations, but between the two towns is a...
    Camden town to Little Venice was rated
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    This walk takes you through some of North London's most interesting areas - from trendy, bustling Camden...
    Castle Hill Nature Reserve - car-free thanks to cooking oil! was rated
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    This short walk is close to several other car-free walks on the site, but worth highlighting on its own...
    Follifoot to Spofforth via Plumpton Rocks was rated
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    This is a fab walk for pre-high school kids of about 4 miles (but see note in Waypoint 10).
    Ripon to Fountains Abbey and Studley park was rated
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    Lovely views over Fountains Abbey and the surrounding countryside without paying the entrance fee.
    Wansfell - the scenic route from Ambleside to Windermere was rated
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    This dinky little walk is the best way to travel between two of the Lake District's tourist hotspots...
    Tan y Bwlch to Blaneau Ffestiniog was rated
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    This walk makes use of the Ffestiniog Railway: www.festrail.co.uk.
    Dartmoor North to South was rated
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    This classic two day amble across the wilds of the West Country is blessed with excellent public transport...
    Osterley Park to Brentford was rated
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    Osterley Park is one of the last country house estates within London.
    Cambridge to Grantchester was rated
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    This is an easy walk, flat all the way, with little town walking involved.
    Haworth to Hebden Bridge was rated
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    The South Pennines are perfect car-free walking territory.
    The Devonport Leat - a short walk from Princetown was rated
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    Princetown is the perfect place from which to explore the middle reaches of Dartmoor.
    Arundel pub walk was rated
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    This walk takes in the scenic downland town of Arundel and the river Arun.
    The River Crane walk was rated
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    This walk in southwest London follows the River Crane from Twickenham to Feltham.

  • Added in the last four weeks

    The Long Mynd was rated
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    The Long Mynd - the Long Mountain in Welsh - in Shropshire is much loved by tourists and locals alike...
    Cheddar Gorge in the Mendip Hills was rated
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    Cheddar Gorge probably the most famous area in the Mendip Hills, with its caves and cheese factories...
    Hergest Ridge and Hanter Hill was rated
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    A walk in two countries!
    Disley to Lyme Park circular walk was rated
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    This is a very pleasant and easy walk.
    A Chilterns walk from Hitchin was rated
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    This route explores the super Chilterns scenery.
    A River Gipping walk was rated
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    This walk along the River Gipping takes you through some traditionally lovely Suffolk countryside....
    Caernarfon, castle and town walls was rated
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    Begins at Lon Eifion, which at its start follows the Welsh Highland Railway, then leaves Lon Eifion to...
    Glastonbury Tor was rated
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    A short walk to a well known landmark - Glastonbury Tor.
    North Downs Way: Boxhill to Reigate was rated
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    This stage of the North Downs Way starts in the River Mole valley and climbs steeply to the top of Box...
    A coastal classic - Scarborough to Filey was rated
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    Being a collection of islands, Britain is spoilt when it comes to coastal scenery.
    Cullen to Portsoy was rated
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    This walk follows the coastline along the Moray Firth.
    Rhyl-Rhuddlan-Rhyl was rated
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    Very straightforward level walk up West bank of River Clwyd and return along East bank, could make a...
    The river Roach in Essex was rated
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    This long walk explores the countryside around the river Roach in Essex.

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