• Caves And Cakes In Castleton     

    Making the most of a wet week in the Peaks
    From the window of our holiday cottage, I can see the whole route.Across the fields to Lose Hill; along the ridge via Hollins Cross; up and over Mam Tor; then a steep descent from Winnats Head into Castleton, followed by a well-earned visit to one of its many teashops.
    Church Stretton - Long Mynd was rated
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    This walk starts from and returns to Church Stretton railway station, taking in Pole Bank, the highest...
    Haydon Bridge to Hexham was rated
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    After a steep climb out of Haydon Bridge, there is a short walk along the ridge with fine views over...
    A day at the seaside - Margate to Ramsgate was rated
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    This walk explores two vintage British seaside towns - Margate and Ramsgate, on the Kent coast.
    River North Esk Circular was rated
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    A lovely walk along the River North Esk.
    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...
    Bakewell to Haddon Hall and back was rated
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    Bakewell to Over Haddon thro Lathkill Dale onto Conksbury Bridge.
    Yeoford to Copplestone - along the Tarka Line was rated
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    The Tarka Line, from Exeter to Barnstaple, passes through some beautiful Devonian scenery.
    Blaenau Ffestiniong was rated
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    Varied scenery, with valley and riverside stretches, quiet country roads, views of the mountains of Snowdonia...
    Loch Beoraid was rated
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    I love exploring Lochaber.
    Aber Falls was rated
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    Jarrold Short Walks No. 14, Snowdania Walk No. 7, to the beautiful Aber Falls.
    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...
    Armathwaite Circular was rated
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    A short walk (4 1/4 miles) off the Leeds-Settle-Carlisle railway line from Armathwaite Railway Station...
    Wells to Cley was rated
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    A lovely section of the North Norfolk Coast Path, easy terrain, and with options to cut short at Stiffkey...
    Cardiff City was rated
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    Big little city, capital of Wales.
    Out and about on the North Downs was rated
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    Londoners, don't despair!
    Looking for ponies near Brockenhurst was rated
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    Brockenhurst is a great place from which to explore the New Forest.
    A view of the Ouse Valley Viaduct was rated
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    The Ouse Valley Viaduct is an icon of Sussex.
    A walk through history - Ironbridge Gorge was rated
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    Ironbridge Gorge is famous for the eponymous bridge - the first iron bridge in the world - and there's...
    A circular walk around Ogmore-by-Sea was rated
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    This route starts and ends at Ogmore-by-Sea on the South Wales coast.
    Laxey beach to Snaefell Summit was rated
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    A very rewarding shore to summit walk.
    Berwick-Upon-Tweed to Eyemouth was rated
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    A bit of a 'pinch' this one as it's the southern end of the Berwickshire Coast Path but it's a lovely...
    Bourne Bridge to Pinmill was rated
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    A riverside walk with splendid views of the River Orwell in Suffolk.
    St. Davids to Solva was rated
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    This is a classic stretch of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, cliff-top walking but without being too strenuous...
    Mirfield Circular over Dalton Bank was rated
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    Another circular walk from the Leeds-Huddersfield railway line.

  • Good Journey Grows As Car-free Interest Rises   

    Frome-based non-profit social enterprise Good Journey has just doubled in size.
    Growing its small, friendly team to four employees, this expansion reflects the growth of public interest in sustainable, car-free leisure travel.With climate change increasingly in the news, people are keener than ever to find ways to reduce their personal impact.

    Hillsider
    04 Jul 2019

    Yes, But There Are Dull Bits...
    Walk: Fan Fawr from Storey Arms

    Looks good on the map, but on the ground, not so much. The section between Fan Llia and the start of the climb up Fan Frynach is a long tedious slog down across rough ground, followed by walking along the track which is seriously eroded and with lots of loose rocks and stones.

    The River Crane walk was rated
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    This walk in southwest London follows the River Crane from Twickenham to Feltham.
    Corrour to Rannoch - a remote walk in Scotland was rated
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    This walk is a great way to appreciate the lonely, wild landscape around Rannoch Moor.
    A circular walk from Kingham was rated
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    This is a long circular walk from Kingham Station, through Foxholes Nature Reserve, past Bruern Abbey...
    Brighton to Lewes (Jugg's Road) was rated
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    Walk from Brighton to Lewes using the pre-1770 road which was allowed to green over when the toll road...
    The Zennor Coastal Circular was rated
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    This is a great spot for walking, with fantastic coastal scenery and a lovely patchwork of fields leading...
    Snaelfell to Laxey 'off piste' in places! was rated
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    From Snaefell to Laxey across the open moor at times - you could use the obvious footpath to the south...
    Todmorden to Hebden Bridge was rated
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    A Linear walk from Todmorden bus or rail station to Hebden Bridge, following parts of the Todmorden Centenary...
    Exmouth to Sidmouth was rated
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    This is one of the most enjoyable sections of the Jurassic Coast.
    Wetherby Circular via Thorp Arch was rated
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    A very gentle circular stroll from Wetherby along a section of old railway line and wide tracks that's...
    Eglwysbach was rated
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    After initial steep climb walk settles down, some tarmac, mostly fields and tracks, stunning mountain...
    Conflict between Ridiculous and Sublime was rated
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    A walk from Thames to Thames through Teddington and Bushy Park.
    Twickenham to Putney was rated
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    This riverside walk takes in some of the nicest stretches of the Thames Path.
    Ancient woods in an ancient city was rated
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    Oxleas Wood, deep in southeast London, is a welcome green space for nearby residents, and is well worth...
    The Parkland Walk was rated
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    Need a bit of fresh air in London?
    Parks, palaces and Portobello Road was rated
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    Walking is the best way to see London and with public transport everywhere, you can start and finish...
    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...
    Ladybower from Bamford via High Neb was rated
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    A varied walk of beauty - both natural and man-made.
    Plumpton Rocks - Wetherby to Follifoot was rated
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    Plumpton Rocks, what a wonderful site.
    The Hope Valley Skyline Walk southern half was rated
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    The southern section of the iconic Hope Valley skyline walk.
    Fan Fawr from Storey Arms was rated
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    From Storey Arms, you head east up to the Brecon Beacons, right?
    Circular walk around Sonning Common was rated
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    This walk starts and finishes at The Bird in Hand, a country pub that welcomes walkers, dogs etc The...
    Kyle of Lochalsh to Balmacara was rated
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    The rail line Inverness-Kyle of Lochalsh offers a very scenic day out.
    Loughrigg Fell and Lingmoor Fell was rated
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    Two of the Lake District's lesser lights star in this walk from Ambleside.
    Buckden Circular was rated
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    A 12 mile circular route from Buckden along well defined RoW's.
    Faraid Head, Sutherland was rated
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    A gentle taster of North West Sutherland's remote coastal scenery, with fine sandy beaches and views...
    Blakeney Point on the Norfolk Coast was rated
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    This walk takes you along one of the finest sections of the north Norfolk coast - around Blakeney Nature...
    A Chilterns walk from Hitchin was rated
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    This route explores the super Chilterns scenery.
    Coniston to Elterwater via Little Langdale was rated
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    A beautiful walk in the lower fells, often quieter than the main summits, and great for those days when...
    Calstock to Cotehole was rated
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    A Cornish walk without the coast!
    A three-day Lake District walk was rated
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    A three-day Lake District walk covering a wide area.
    A River Gipping walk was rated
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    This walk along the River Gipping takes you through some traditionally lovely Suffolk countryside....

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    Abergele - Tower Hill was rated
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    Have a great day out in Abergele.
    Brentford to Marble Hill House was rated
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    The walk goes from the little town of Brentford, where the Brent River meets the Thames, along the Thames...
    The Cheviot was rated
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    The Cheviots Hills are the main attraction of the Northumberland National Park.
    Tan y Bwlch to Blaneau Ffestiniog was rated
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    This walk makes use of the Ffestiniog Railway: www.festrail.co.uk.
    Mirfield Circular was rated
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    A circular walk from Mirfield railway station up Dalton Bank and following old railway lines, river and...
    Mirfield to Dewsbury along old railway lines was rated
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    A walk for the times when the fields are full of mush!
    Newgale to Druidston Haven was rated
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    This is a short section of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail, combining beach and cliff walks...
    Eglwyseg Mountain was rated
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    This is a ridge walk north of Llangollen is a rewarding day out.
    Across Knoydart - Glenfinnan to Inverie was rated
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    This two-day walk must rank as one of Scotland's finest.
    The Skirrid from Pandy was rated
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    A circular walk over Ysgyryd Fawr (the Skirrid) via the Beacons Way, Offa’s Dyke Path, and the last...
    A trip to Twmpa and Hay Bluff was rated
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    The northern reaches of the Brecon Beacons offer some great, lower-level routes.
    Martlesham Creek and the River Deben was rated
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    Ignore the footpath marked on the map; it's not possible to walk right along the River Deben in Suffolk...
    Tintern to Chepstow was rated
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    A half-day walk in the Wye Valley taking in Tintern Abbey, Piercefield Manor house, Chepstow racecourse...
    Circular Walk Speeton to Hunmanby Gap was rated
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    A circular walk from Speeton North Yorkshire to Hunmanby Gap alond footpaths and sands.
    The Malvern Hills was rated
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    Walking in the Malvern Hills is all about the views.
    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...
    Capel Curig was rated
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    This relatively short and undemanding route has fine views over the surrounding mountains and valleys...
    The Kilpatrick Hills: Loch Humphrey and Duncolm was rated
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    The Kilpatricks are surprisingly remote, heather-clad hills and moorland above Dumbarton, a few miles...
    Dartmouth to Stoke Fleming was rated
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    A walk from the stunning town of Dartmouth over to Stoke Fleming.
    Watermillock to Aira Force was rated
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    A walk from Watermillock to Aira Force with great views over Ullswater.
    In the heart of Thomas Hardy's Dorset was rated
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    A walk for anyone wishing to explore this quite area of rural Dorset.
    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...
    A walk around the coast from St David's was rated
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    St David's is about as far west as you can get in Wales.
    The Rhinog ridge was rated
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    Think there is no wilderness left in the UK?
    Manorbier to Tenby - the Pembrokeshire Coast was rated
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    The Pembrokeshire Coastal Path stretches for 188 glorious miles around the southwest corner of Wales...

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    Marsden 7.5 loop was rated
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    A walk taking in canals, moorland, reservoirs, hills and rivers all in one relatively short walk.
    Ben Macdui from the north was rated
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    Ben Macdui, Scotland's second highest mountain, rises up on the eastern side of the mighty Lairig Ghru...
    Up Box Hill the easy way was rated
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    A gentle meander up towards Mickleham Downs, this walk gives you fantastic views from Box Hill without...
    Colwall to Ledbury was rated
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    Walk across the Malvern Hills to Ledbury Station.  Return by train or walk back.  Colwall is easy to...
    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...
    A walk through Epping Forest was rated
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    Epping Forest is one of those patches of green that make London such a great city for people who love...
    Arundel pub walk was rated
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    This walk takes in the scenic downland town of Arundel and the river Arun.
    Walk to Holy Island was rated
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    Holy Island, also known as Lindisfarne, lies just off the Northumberland coast.
    Largo Law was rated
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    Largo Law is a great little hill overlooking Fife's coastline.
    Robin Hood's Stride and the Hermit's Cave was rated
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    A short stroll in the heart of the White Peak, the southern half of the Peak District.
    Pen Cerrig-calch and Pen Allt-mawr was rated
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    Pen Cerrig-calch and its neighbour Pen Allt-mawr are popular for the views north across to bigger hills...
    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...
    Circuit in Central Beacons, including Fan y Big was rated
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    From Blaen-y-glyn, along Craig y Fan Ddu, to Fan y Big, and return past the Upper Neuadd Reservoir and...
    The Pentland Hills was rated
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    Just outside Edinburgh is a line of hills that make for a great day trip from the capital.
    North Berwick Law was rated
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    From the station walk south and up hill using the A198, as far as the traffic lights on Law Road where...
    Wallyford to Musselburgh was rated
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    A fairly low-level walk up a raised beach, past some farmland, through a woodland, along a disused railway...
    Two rivers - the Dove and the Manifold was rated
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    This route from Hartington follows the valleys of two nearby rivers, the Dove and the Manifold.
    A circular walk around Hawkshead was rated
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    This walk explores the forests around Hawkshead and Near Sawrey, where Beatrix Potter's house is found...
    Grindleford to Hathersage - the Hard(er) Way was rated
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    An energetic expedition for connoisseurs of grit - and just those who love the very best of Peak District...
    The Campsie Fells from Lennoxtown was rated
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    Just north of Glasgow, the Campsie Fells make an excellent day trip from the city.
    South Downs Way: Housedean Farm to Pyecombe was rated
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    This section of the South Downs Way begins some 20 miles west of Eastbourne (the start of this National...

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