Across the UK
'Walks and Walking in Britain: Walking Books, Accommodation, Maps, Walking Holidays, Free Walks ... Here You Can Access Over 16,000 Walks Across Britain ...' Note 'Bestwalks.com is now under new ownership and we are planning lots of exciting developments to the website ...' (2016)
'Canals and rivers offer accessible walking routes at all times of year. Aside from lock flights, your path is level and there’s little chance of getting lost! The unfolding scenery of a canal-side stroll also takes some beating. Where else could you find such a mix of wildlife, architecture, countryside and of course, the thing that brings it all to life, narrowboats.'
'This site documents some Great British walks providing route details, maps, pubs, features and folklore. Although predominately focused on Norfolk and Suffolk, there are walks from a wide selection of other regions.'
'Click on the List of Paths link to view a list of the LDPs known to us. We have over 1,300 routes with details "available online" on this site and more are being added so you may find it easier to use the search facilities ...'
The UK Trailwalker's Handbook [Cicerone]
'Get your walking shoes on and come and enjoy some of our wonderful walks through the finest countryside.'
The Trust operates in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. There is a separate National Trust for Scotland.
'Our Reserves are wonderful places to get closer to the natural world. As well as beautiful birds, you'll find fascinating flowers, graceful deer, delicate damselflies and stately trees, to name but a few ...'
'Charity that works with communities, policy-makers and partner organisations so that people can choose healthier, cleaner and cheaper journeys and enjoy better, safer spaces to live in. All over the UK, we make a positive difference to people's lives.'
'Welcome to my website. My name is Tim Bertuchi and one of my favourite pastimes is walking / hiking and most of the current content of the site can be found in the Walking section which has photos and descriptions of the walks I have done ...'
'With nearly 15,000 pages of walking information, including many walk descriptions, "Walking Britain" is dedicated to the footpaths that cross the landscape ... The aim is to make this the best walking site in Britain with a wide variety of walks and your input is always welcome ...'
'With around 25,000 visits each day, this is the most popular free content web site for walking in Great Britain on the Internet. There are reports of all the walks covered with full statistics and all with complimentary pictures'
Link to the Wikipedia Category listing six Subcategories and twenty-seven Pages. (Individually named paths, trails and related walks are referenced here under their name.)
'Here at Walking Pages our mission is to provide a user friendly information resource for people who enjoy recreational walking in the countryside. We hope to give you ideas for places to go for a walk either locally or, if you are planning a holiday, anywhere in the British Isles.'
'On Walkingworld you can find over 6500 routes, contributed by more than 450 walkers from all round Britain. This huge library of carefully prepared guides means you can find a good selection of walks, of varying lengths and grades, pretty well anywhere in the country.'
Many walks described within their woodlands. If you do not have a specific area in mind, perhaps best to 'Search the Woodland Trust' using keywords such as path, trail, walking, etc: 'All of our woods are free to visit'. You could also download the PDF detailed guide Visit Woods - A Walk in the Woods produced in conjunction with the Scottish Paths For All Partnership (though the "Visit Woods" Website itself seems no longer accessible).
'At Action Medical Research, we offer some incredible events whatever your ambitions, sporting ability or location. You will receive excellent support before and during your event in the knowledge that you will be helping to stop suffering in children. Every event helps fund medical research to treat sick babies and tackle premature birth, to make life better for children with disabilities, and to target a group of rare diseases that together severely affect many forgotten children.'
'Alpine Exploratory exists to discover the best mountain walking in Europe - the most beautiful mountains and the most spectacular routes - and to give clients enjoyable and satisfying holidays based on this research We place great importance on a friendly, efficient and positive approach to all aspects of organising holidays.'
'Memory Walks will be taking place across England, Wales and Northern Ireland to raise money for a world without dementia. We need thousands of people to walk with us – because arm in arm, step by step and pound by pound, we will get there.' Usually held September.
'An annual biological pilgrimage that celebrates "our place" within the biodiversity machine we call evolution. Although the inspiration for this walk is to provide a shared experience for non-religious people, our common origins belong to us all and so we warmly extend an invitation to anyone.' Usually held early Summer.
'Welcome to my walking diary, which I started in January 2013 in order to store memories and revisit happy days spent on the fells and elsewhere ...' Includes a brief description of the walk, (delightful) photographs, and a route map for - so far - some 250 walks, concentrating on the Lake District, North Yorks and East Yorks, but with some walks elsewhere.
'Hi. I like walking in the UK and from 2001 onwards I have been busy trying to do as many National Trails, LDPs, Regional Routes and Local walks as possible. Occasionally a mountain climb, or cycle ride gets chucked into the mix and I will bung the details up on my site - the general tone involves mockney and some self deprication!'
'This is a site to share baby friendly walks and walking routes, connect with other outdoor parents, find baby friendly outdoor groups and activities and review the kit that helps get ourselves and our little ones out the door.'
'Created and led by the Outdoor Industries Association, Britain on Foot™ is a campaign to inspire our nation. A campaign that’ll encourage more people in Britain to get active outdoors and one that aims to support the many hundreds of local, regional and national Outdoor initiatives already in place today while in the long run, gain national recognition as a simple call to action - "It's Great Outdoors!"'
'Not knowing what to expect when you get to a wood is particularly difficult for people with disabilities where stiles, gates, toilets and other facilities might be unsuitable for wheelchair or scooter users. That’s why VisitWoods is working with volunteers and partner organisations such as DisabledGo and Fieldfare Trust, to provide online access guides that give visitors the information they need to decide for themselves if a wood is suitable to visit or not ...' Note that the Website originally cited here seems no longer accessible.
'We have been offering walking and cycling holidays here in the Cotswolds and across the British Isles since 1993. A sister company, World Walks, offers self-guided walking and cycling holidays in Europe and beyond.'
'Discover hikes and treks in the UK and abroad and sign up for the experience of a lifetime. Take on a charity challenge, get fit, soak up the stunning scenery and fundraise to join the fight for every heartbeat.'
'BHS Ridemaps provides a map of riding routes with waymark information intended to enable you to explore new country with your horse ... Many routes shown have been developed for riders or multi-use ... Most routes use bridleways or other rights of way where horse use is allowed.'
'Almost every British canal, whether navigable, derelict or under restoration is described here. Many river navigations (including all of the Norfolk Broads waterways) are also included.Each waterway also has a detailed description of its route. Where possible, we have included up to date instructions on where to find interesting features along the waterway. Brief descriptions on how to reach these features are often included.'
Peter Hardcastle | CanalRoutes.org
'As the name implies this club runs I.V.V. accredited permanent trails (year rounds) in the capital cities of England Wales and Scotland:  Westminster . . . :  Cardiff - - - :  Edinburgh City - - - :  Edinburgh Britannia ... All city trails are easily accessible by public transport, they all either start and finish at a rail or Underground station which have good week and week-end services.'
'A Challenge Event is a walk mostly on footpaths and other Public Rights of Way (PROWs), across open fields and moors, avoiding tarmac as much as possible. The challenge is to the individual, e.g. 30 miles in 10 hours, it is NOT a race. The distances include at least one option over 20 miles - commonly 25, 26.2 ( Marathon) - with walks over 50 miles, e.g. 62 miles (100 kilometres) in 26 hours giving qualification for the LDWA's "flagship" Event, held over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend in a different part of the country each year, namely, a Hundred Miles in 48 hours, with a limit of 500 participants.'
Christian Aid Sponsored Walks 'Register for a sponsored walk and help fight poverty step by step. Our walks are not only a fantastic family day out, they also make a real difference to people living in poverty across the world.'
'There are over 2,000 miles of canals and rivers meandering every contour of England, Wales and Scotland. An unhurried parallel world, where you can completely switch off, ditch the daily grind and discover the slowest treasures of beautiful Britain. Go for a walk, a bike ride with the kids, a day out in the open air or have fun simply messing about in boats. '
'Walking is a great way to exercise. It can be done at any pace and all of the family can take part. It's a fun, safe activity that helps you get in shape while raising money for Diabetes UK. Since diabetes can increase the risk of foot problems, we recommend the use of good-fitting walking shoes that are wide and deep, as well as wearing cotton socks. So why not join in, meet new people and have some fun? ...'
'I continue to offer my pesonal knowledge of the beautiful countryside of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales and to advise the best options both for independent travel and for guided tours. I am able to "tailor" any of the walking and hiking tours and holidays to suit your requirements; in terms of days, mileage walked, hotel or B&B category or location.'
'Whatever your age or ability there’s a walk for you. We’ve got fun festive-themed walks that the little ones will love; leisurely strolls under 5 miles for people new to walking; and longer walks for those that want more of a challenge over the Christmas break. For those of you who may be short on time or want a gentler stroll, why not join a health walk? Walking for Health and Let's Walk Cymru in Wales are also part of the Festival of Winter Walks.' Held Mid December - Early January.
'A family-run business, has been organising top quality walking breaks for the past 30 years, and has built up an enviable reputation for professionalism, customer care and (above all) enthusiasm, friendliness and approachability ... '
'This is a geocaching resource website and blog that maps the geocache trails across the UK – England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It is also a useful resource for anything geocaching including links, geocaching news, useful tips and snippets of geocaching information. As you zoom in more trails will show. Click on the map marker to see useful information about the trail and links to geocaching.com.'
'Geotrails and Building Stone Walks produced and published by the Geologists' Association and its Local and Affiliated Groups (arranged in regions). In due course there will be a link to the British Geological Survey (BGS) interactive GeoBritain which will show locations. The BGS Map already shows the BGS Holiday Geology Guides.'
'Have you ever dreamt of doing something amazing for your favourite charity? Have you ever wanted to push yourself and give something back for a cause close to your heart? Or do you just want to undertake one of the most amazing physical challenges of your life? ... Welcome to Global Adventure Challenges ...'
Some 3000 'free walks in the UK, which are brought together from many different websites, for you to see on an easy to view map. The walks are also listed by OS Explorer Map. So whether you're looking for a one off walk, or planning a walking holiday, start your search here ...' Unfortunately this Website seems to have disappeared.
'At HF Holidays we have over 100 years' experience organising outdoor holidays ... Every year over 50,000 guests choose to travel with us to destinations all over the world which makes us Britain's largest walking and outdoor leisure holiday specialists offering a fantastic range of Walking, and Leisure Activities holidays.'
Website 'derived from its French equivalent ( Visorando ). Here, walkers can choose among more than 900 selected walks and download a PDF for free, with precise descriptions and walking maps. We also developed some tools to let users create their own walks and get the pdf automatically. We encourage them to share their walks to the community'.
'I am walking around the coast of Great Britain, starting at Tower Bridge in London (that well known coastal resort) on Monday 6th April 2015 and walking anti-clockwise. This isn’t a world first as other people have done it before, although with so many islands, estuaries and no defined coastal path the whole way round, it’s difficult to be precise about anything. I have reckoned on taking one year and covering approximately 6000 miles.' On 13 June 2016, Lucy had reached Penzance, having walked so far a total of 2574 miles.
Every step moves us closer to beating MS 'Whether you choose to walk in the UK or beyond, your efforts will make a real difference to people who live with MS every day. Whatever your preference or ability, we have the challenge for you!'
'This site has grown from the Walk Eryri website (that was established way back in 2004) and the author’s desire to create a home for all the excellent free walking routes created online by indy websites and other organisations. We intend to provide the UK’s largest single database of mapped and fully explained free routes, not just some route plot with a sentence, with a route plotter to follow ...'
Directory arising from the Arts Council (England) funded research project "Thinking in Three Dimensions", completed in July 2008. Descriptions with Website Links of some seventy Trails - though no doubt some of the Links will need updating.
'From marathon to skydives, bake sales to gala dinners, we've got an event for you. By taking part in a fundraising event for the NSPCC, you'll be helping us to make sure that every child has a childhood they deserve.'
'OutDoors GPS makes it really easy to enjoy the great British countryside in confidence, so you can spend less time staring at maps and more time stretching your legs. There's no reason to ever get lost again. Simply create a route on Ordnance Survey maps ... and go' Access to over 30,000 routes already created over the last few years. App designed for iPhone and iPad.
'Welcome to our Routes Section where you can find the best hill and mountain walking routes and scrambles in Britain complete with a base map, photographs, a description and - in most cases - a GPX file which you can download to help you follow the walk using a GPS or smartphone ... ' However, I could not find the 'Routes' section when reviewing this Entry.
'Choose your location and walk for Parkinson's! We have a variety of UK walks you can take part in, from family friendly 2-mile walks to more challenging mountain treks, or why not organise a walk of your own?'
'Phototrails is here to help everyone discover and enjoy access to the countryside, tailored to their own needs and preferences. This website aims to help all lovers of the countryside to find locations where they can enjoy the enormous benefits of recreation in the great outdoors. Fieldfare staff and volunteers explore the length and breadth of the country to bring you an up-to-date guide to the accessibility of countryside sites and trails.'
'Here we have listed the best pubs in the UK, linked into short walks. You can be sure that the pubs are good ones with real ale and some amazing interiors. Some are many hundreds of years old with important and interesting histories. This site has been optimised for smartphones ...'
'Intended for anyone who loves walking in the countryside and wishes to find Accommodation, Restaurants, Pubs, Public Transport and other services. Initially for long-distance footpaths, we are extending Ramblefest to include short walks in the National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty ...'
'We created Ramblers Routes – an online library of high-quality walking routes – to give walkers the freedom to walk at their own leisure along safe, inspiring and interesting trails across Britain. Ramblers Routes are designed for walkers by Ramblers volunteers and a unique feature is that any route developed by one volunteer is then checked on the ground by another before it's given our stamp of approval.'
'The UK boasts some of the World’s very best scenery, picturesque villages, pleasant strolls and exhilarating treks. The Ramblers Worldwide Holidays programme of UK holidays and short breaks provides walking adventures from rugged hikes around the Orkney Islands to pleasant walks along the South Coast. From the easiest of ambles, to sightseeing strolls taking in our natural heritage and history, good day hikes in moorland and hill country to some of the most challenging guided mountain walks anywhere in the world, you'll find it here.'
'This is a collection of journals written by Colin and Mark, two brothers from Brum, as they wander across various bits of the UK. Now, if you are looking for a formal walking guide with lots of helpful directions and great information on tourist attractions you may be disappointed. On the other hand, if you want to have a more personal view of the aches and pains (and of course the fun) of a long distance hike then choose a journal from Our Diaries and enjoy the read! '
'Specialises in walking and outdoor leisure activity holidays based in the UK at some truly outstanding destinations including the English Lake District, Ribble Valley, Yorkshire Dales and Peak District. Each of our Guided and Private Group walking holidays and leisure breaks is fully guided by professional walking leaders, offering people who love the great outdoors an unforgettable, rich experience.'
My walk around the British coastline, in stages 'I started in Kings Lynn, on the Lincolnshire/Norfolk border, on April 18th 2010. I have been walking clockwise round the coast of mainland Britain, in stages, since then.'
'Across the country many organisations and local councils have produced websites and guides to their local public sculpture and monuments. We include some here; if you come across others that we haven't listed please let us know ...'
'We design self-guided walking holidays that enable the visitor to sample the countryside and the history of Britain. Our routes bring alive the descriptions of writers like William Wordsworth, Thomas Hardy, Boswell and Johnson. Visit places where Roman legions marched and fierce battles were fought. On every tour there is great historical interest as well as natural beauty ...'
'We work with land owners who, for a variety of reasons, want to pass on responsibility (and often liability) for the management of an area of land. Ahead of taking responsibility and "ownership" we will identify and secure appropriate long-term funding (often in perpetuity) and management regimes, ensuring that the site has a sustainable future as green open space and crucially that it delivers against our charitable objectives. We now have ownership or long term management responsibility for over 2,000 ha of land with more than 50 spaces across England and are currently working on taking our first sites in Scotland.'
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