Across the UK
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.'
'Aims to make it easy to get into outdoor activities and sports by bringing events, charity challenges, activities & holidays, clubs, expert advice, online shops, local shops, local specialists and accommodation all together under one roof.'
'The last ten or so years have passed uncomfortably quickly, it seems like only yesterday that I walked my first trail in the summer of 2004; the North Downs Way. Since then, trailwalking has become something of an addiction, an addiction made stronger by the very limited times I get off work ...'
'Trekking Britain is a free resource for anyone wishing to head for the hills and mountains of Britain. The site attracts all those interested in the great outdoors. Hill Walkers, Hikers, Ramblers, Mountain Trekkers, Climbers, Photographers, Wildlife lovers, will all enjoy browsing the Site's many free resources.'
Trekking Britain [facebook]
'Service where anyone can view our catalog of fitness events across a wide range of sports, locations and providers (including many charities). We wanted to use a clean and modern layout as well as using simple search options, this way you can bring up what you want to look at with just a few clicks on your mouse ... after all, the less time you take searching for your event the more time you have to get fit!'
'Walk4Life was orginally part of the Government's Change4Life campaign that was set up to encourage families and adults to eat well, move more and live longer, by making small lifestyle changes that add up to big health benefits. Walk4Life is all about helping people move and walking is a great way to start. Almost everyone can do it, anywhere, at any time, and it’s free - you can just get out there and start walking ...' This Site is now fee-based.
'The Home Of Walking Festivals In The UK & Ireland ... Walking Festivals UK is the main resource for finding and listing walking festivals and events ... If you find your festival is not listed please submit your Walking Festival.'
'Walking Places is your place on the web to store and publish your walking journals, diaries and guides. Whether you keep a record of the walks you do with the dog or write a daily diary of your long distance walks, we want you to tell the world about it, through the medium of Walking Places ... Your help is needed! I'm trying desperately to keep this site alive and free of advertising ...'
'This is the website of “JR Hackney” otherwise known as “The Taxi Driver”. The purpose of this website is to provide you with FREE information on a whole host of walks that we have undertaken and that we recommend to you to also undertake and enjoy ... You can now view our videos on our YouTube channel.'
'Hello and welcome to the forum. Feel free to discuss any issues relating to walking and hiking in the UK here. Remember to bookmark this site and come back often to help make this a lively community and great resource for all ... Please do not advertise or promote your products or website on the boards (although you can put a link to your walking related site in your sig). Active members are welcome to include a link to their walking related website in our Links section where we'd normally expect a reciprocal link in return ...'
'We have now opened our walks section, and now have a selection of ... walks in the North Pennines, Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, Peak District, Yorkshire Wolds, the Shropshire Hills and Scotland.'
'A completely free directory of UK walks with step-by-step descriptive walking routes and maps. I hope you enjoy the walks as much as I have and find my reviews of walking clothes, walking boots and walking accessories valuable.'
'Whether you’re a weekend rambler, like to walk once a month or a group planning its next charity hike, WalkScene is the website for you. We’re continually adding to our a growing list of detailed walking routes from around the country and further afield.'
'Pilgrimages, pilgrim routes and routes of religious historical interest in the UK. Some of these routes are pilgrimages over 1000 years old whilst others are new routes visiting places of historically religious interests.'
'Take a WildWalk around your local landscape and enjoy the wonders of nature, while helping it at the same time. Note the species and habitats you see and join The Wildlife Trusts in monitoring local wildlife as part of our Living Landscapes initiative. Championed by The Wildlife Trusts, Living Landscapes is a new way of thinking big about how we manage the land for wildlife, people and the economy. By working on a landscape-scale with partners, landowners and local communities, we are bringing isolated pockets of nature together to form a network and help wildlife to recover and thrive across the UK.'
'A continuing record of my days out walking and cycling in the British Countryside (sometimes beyond!) and I hope will inspire others to discover that even with a limited amount of time to spare they can still complete our long distance trails.'
'The National Three Peaks Challenge is a well known phrase amongst the more adventurous. This challenge involves walking the highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales within 24 hours ... The three peaks are:  Ben Nevis (1,344 m or 4,409 ft), the highest mountain in Scotland;  Scafell Pike (978 m or 3,209 ft), the highest mountain in England;  Snowdon / Yr Wyddfa (1,085 m or 3,560 ft), the highest mountain in Wales ... Organised versions of the National Three Peaks Challenge are available, while many groups organise their own.'
However, we must note that the Challenge is 'putting increasing pressure on the same localities throughout the summer months, with considerable negative impact on the environment, local residents, rescue services and amenities. The National Parks/Local Authorities and landowners are responding to the impact of this event by discouraging further growth and beginning to operate a stronger management regime for it'.
'Here are our top 10 secret trails that can only be accessed by foot. This selection was carefully chosen by our experts to showcase walks which give you unique experiences. From hidden viewpoints to newly accessible coastal paths, and trails revealing the story of an old legend, we want you to explore and share the many special places we look after.'
'Donate to the Walk of Britain and support veterans with physical, mental or social injuries to develop new careers outside the military, re-integrate into society and provide long-term security for themselves and their families.'
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