'The Way's 65 miles run through the unspoilt countryside along the western side of Oxfordshire ... The idea behind the Way was to form a link between the Oxford Canal towpath, the Oxfordshire Way, the Thames Path and the Ridgeway.'
There is a Guidebook - The D'Arcy Dalton Way across the Oxfordshire Cotswolds and the Thames Valley by Nick Moon - but you might have difficulty locating a copy.
Kempley, Forest of Dean
'This area is famous for its wild daffodils, and in March every year the local villages of Kempley and Dymock get together to provide teas, and guided walks. You can find the dates this is happening in the forthcoming year here.'
Around and About, Barking & Dagenham
'Across the glorious high country of the Yorkshire Dales. Walk this spectacular landscape from Saltaire to Appleby-in-Westmorland ... and back on England's most beautiful train journey along the Settle-Carlisle line.'
Published Guides available from Skyware Press
Crosthwaite, South Lakeland
'Valerie Harrison with her husband John ran the Crosthwaite Post Office for many years until they retired in 2005. In 1999 she published the book DAMSON COUNTRY - Walks around the Lyth and Winster Valleys. It is now sadly out of print but she has allowed us to publish it on the Crosthwaite and Lyth web site virtually in its entirety. The words, maps and excellent illustrations are as they were in the book.'
Brereton Heath Nature Reserve, Davenport Lane, Brereton, Congleton, Cheshire East
'A route from Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve, crossing the River Dane through to the pretty village of Swettenham.'
Buxton, High Peak
'Extends from the River Wye and Pavilion Gardens in Buxton to the confluence of the River Dane with the River Wheelock at Middlewich - a measured distance 40.6 miles. After the first 3 miles of climbing the rest of the route is generally downhill.' Note that Discover Cheshire no longer seem to provide access to a description of the full route via their Website.
A walker's guide to the Dane Valley Way : a walk from Buxton to Middlewich following the River Dane as closely as present paths allow (South and East Cheshire Area of the Ramblers' Association, 1999) [The Chronicle Series] | Dane Valley Way [GPS Cycle & Walking Routes]
Nether Wallop, Test Valley
'Danebury is one of the most extensively studied hillforts in Europe. "Iron Age" describes the period between the end of the Bronze Age and the start of the Roman period (700BC - AD43). Evidence found suggests that the Fort was built 2500 years ago and occupied for nearly 500 years.'
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.'
Crayford Ness, Bexley
'The beauty of the Darent Valley has inspired generations of artists and writers eager to capture the essence of this classic English countryside with its rolling hills, luxuriant meadows and picturesque riverside villages.'
Dartmouth, South Hams
Described in two Parts. The first Part follows the route up the right-hand side of the Dart from Kingswear - across the river from Dartmouth itself - to Greenway. (It is also possible to walk up the left-hand side of the River direct to Dittisham, but this is not so interesting.) The second Part continues from Dittisham up to Totnes.
Dartford Heath, Dartford
'The Heath, one of the last remaining lowland heaths in the south-east, is registered Common Land and is designated as an area of Local Landscape Importance, Site of Nature Conservation Interest ...'
Around and About, Dartford
'There are so many great walks around Dartford that it's only fair to share so we've produced a series of wonderful walks for you to enjoy.'
Rundlestone, West Devon
'Bringing to light a 50 mile hike around the ancient boundary of Dartmoor as stated in the year 1240 ... I'd like to emphasize the walk was not designed as a race; there is no time limit. You may start and finish the walk at points most convenient to you. The submission of a short report at the finish will entitle you to a certificate and the opportunity to purchase a badge.'
'I've been lucky enough to have grown up on Dartmoor and after a spell in the military, I returned to live on the moor. As a teenager, many of my weekends were spent walking for enjoyment and in more recent years I have rediscovered that joy of walking on Dartmoor ...'
Dartmoor National Park
'Walking on Dartmoor is excellent. Different tastes and experiences are catered for. For the less demanding walker there are car parks from which brief, pleasant excursions can be made. For the more hardened explorer many miles over hard ground can be tramped in challenging conditions ...'
Dartmouth, South Hams
'A two hour gentle walk around the town of Dartmouth taking in historic features of interest.'
Darwin Gate, Shrewsbury
'Darwin was born at Mount House in Shrewsbury on 12th February 1809 and spent the first 27 years of his life in the town. Darwin's early life inspired his fascination with the natural world leading to his theories of evolution. Much of Shrewsbury remains unchanged since Darwin's time, indeed he would still recognise much of town ... '
'Links the historic towns of Forres and Grantown-on-Spey. The total distance from the centres is 24 miles (38km), of which 22 miles (35 km) are in open countryside. Almost all of the route follows the old Highland Railway line and is off road and safe from traffic ... On a clear day as you cross Dava moor you are rewarded with views to the north over the shire counties of Nairn, Inverness, Moray, Ross & Cromarty, and Sutherland whilst to the south the Cromdale Hills and the Cairngorm Mountains dominate the skyline.'
Dawley, Telford & Wrekin
'The Dawley Trail is a self-guided heritage walk which aims to bring alive much of the parish's rich history and culture. On the ground is a wealth of surviving buildings, artefacts, and often humble commemorations to an era of industrial enterprise, as well as the lives of important local characters ... '
Kielder Castle, Tynedale
'The summit of Deadwater Fell lies at just under 1900 feet (571 metres) and straddles the border between Scotland and England. The spectacular panoramic views from the top are now available not only for cyclists to enjoy but also walkers,'
'The River Dearne is a river in South Yorkshire, England. It flows roughly east for more than 30 kilometres (19 mi), from its source just inside West Yorkshire, through Denby Dale, Clayton West, Darton, Barnsley, Darfield, Wath upon Dearne, Bolton on Dearne, Adwick upon Dearne and Mexborough to its confluence with the River Don at Conisbrough ... The upper Dearne is followed by the Dearne Way, a footpath through the countryside from Dearne Head to Barnsley. The lower Dearne Valley is confusingly now also called Dearne Valley and is a regeneration area.'
'Walking Around Deddington was the title of a series of articles by Ralph Elsley published in the Deddington News in 1994. He has up-dated them and they are reproduced here with his kind permission. There is also a new Deddington Circular Walk published by the Cherwell District Council.' Unfortunately the Walks seemed to have disappeared from the Deddington OnLine Site, so I have replaced the Link.
Deddington Circular Walk [Cherwell District Council]
Around and About the Dee Estuary, Flintshire
'The Dee Estuary and surrounding area offer outstanding opportunities for combining birdwatching and walking. Note that a high spring tide can completely cover both the beach and marsh so take that into account when planning your walk ...'
Richard Smith Dee Estuary Birding
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