'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.'
Kirkstall Abbey, Leeds
'The beautiful Yorkshire countryside, with its gently sloping hills, valleys and amazing scenic views, is home to some of England's greatest abbeys. The Abbey Trail links seven of these historic buildings at Kirkstall, Fountains, Byland, Rievaulx, Lastingham, Rosedale and Whitby into a great long distance path with an ecclesiastical and historical theme.'
The Abbey Trail by Clive Newsome (Sigma Press, 2003)
Granary Wharf, Leeds & Liverpool Canal, Leeds
'The idea behind the Airedale Way is that it provides a link between Leeds and the Yorkshire Dales by following, as far as possible, riverside paths.'
The Airedale Way by Douglas Cossar
Barningham, County Durham
'Circular walk, using old pack-horse trails, which zig-zags its way over Barningham Moor, and then climbs over the watershed to enter the Yorkshire Dales National Park. A long climb back up and over brings you to the delights of the Stang Forest before returning to Barningham.
The Barningham Trail Ed Coles (Trailguides, 2007)
Barningham Trail [GPS Cycle & Walking Routes]
Castle Square, Lincoln (City)
'The walk connects Lincoln and Stamford, two of the five "burghs" of the ancient Danelaw. Although the route is mainly within Lincolnshire it does stray briefly into Rutland at a particularly attractive section associated with John Clare, the poet.'
Around and About Donnington, Stow-on-the-Wold, Cotswold
'Walk linking the pubs of the Donnington Brewery in a circular path through rural Gloucestershire. Most Donnington houses offer bed and breakfast facilities, enabling you to walk distances of your choice. The Donnington Way is a true Cotswold delight for the rambler who thrives on well-kept countryside, hidden villages and good beer.'
The Donnington Way: a History of Donnington Brewery and Walk Between the Donnington Inns (Walkabout Series) by Colin Handy (Reardon Publishing, 2012). Amazon offer a Kindle Edtion of this Guide.
Arnside, South Lakeland
'Path across southern Lakeland from coast to coast, beginning at Arnside on the eastern side of Morecombe Bay and finishing at Ravenglass on the Irish Sea.'
Hardy's Cottage, Higher Bockhampton, West Dorset
'Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) set most of his novels and many poems in Wessex, once an ancient kingdom of southern England. The heart of Hardy's Wessex is Dorset and the Hardy Way is a journey through some of the most unspoilt parts of this beautiful county, extending from the coast then inland to the timeless Cranborne Chase on the Wiltshire border ... We believe the Guidebook written by Margaret Marande and updated in 2015 is essential not just to follow the route, but because the many excerpts from Hardy's work provide an extra dimension of enjoyment to discovering Dorset and his magical Wessex.'
The Hardy Way [Beaminster Ramblers]
Hinton Ampner, Winchester
'Follows the River Itchen from its source close to Hinton Ampner all the way to its mouth at Woolston, Southampton.'
'The Itchen Way and the guide book are promoted by the Eastleigh Group of the Ramblers Association who are largely responsible for the creation of the route. The route was amended in 2008 when a new guide was published written by Richard Kenchington who devised the original route.'
St Helens Central Railway Station, St Helens
'This series of short walks, which form the 70 mile route of The Lancashire Trail, will take you on a picturesque tour of Lancashire through areas of beautiful countryside with meandering streams and leafy lanes. There are hidden pastures, reservoirs, canal towpaths and woodlands of this beautiful Shire-County to explore, with stunning views over Lancashire and the Cheshire Plain, culminating in a gradual climb to Pendle Hill with unsurpassed scenery all round.'
The Lancashire Trail by Brian Smailes (Challenge Publications, 2003)
Market Rasen, West Lindsey
'Walk through the Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is organised into eight stages with an alternative route ending.'
Lindsey Loop [Lincolnshire Ramblers]
'Linear walk of 40 miles through the valley of the River Monnow, from Monmouth, near its confluence with the River Wye, to its headwaters below Hay Bluff. From here the walk joins the Offa's Dyke Path National Trail, sharing the same route to the finishing point at Hay-0n-Wye.'
Guisborough, Redcar & Cleveland
'Linking the Cotswold Way at Winchcombe with the Oxfordshire Way at Bourton-on-the-Water the Windrush Way goes over the hills with only the remains of "lost" medieval villages en route to the River Windrush in Bourton, whereas its sister route, the Wardens' Way, winds through the villages. The waymarked Wardens' Way and Windrush Way (both 14 miles and shown on OS mapping) therefore provide alternative high and low level routes respectively from Winchcombe to Bourton-on-the-Water.'
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