Cleobury Mortimer, South Shropshire
'Shropshire's long distance bridleway (for use by those on foot, bicycle and horseback). Comprising over 100 miles of rural bridleways and quiet country lanes, this trail takes you through some of Shropshire's most beautiful and unspoilt countryside.'
Hassocks Railway Station, Mid Sussex
Tonbridge Castle, Tonbridge & Malling
'Jane Austen was born at Steventon in Hampshire on 16 December 1775 to George and Cassandra Austen. Her father had been born in Tonbridge in 1731, and there are many family links to the town ...'
Alton and Chawton, East Hampshire
'This website is all about the walking trail that links Chawton, where Jane Austen lived, to Alton where she often visited. The route of the trail is available on a free leaflet available locally or downloadable as a PDF.'
Hathersage, Derbyshire Dales
'This circular film and literature walk takes you to the places visited by Charlotte Bronte that appear in Jane Eyre. You can also recreate the famous scene from Pride & Prejudice "on location" above Stanage Edge and visit the grave of Robin Hood’s sidekick Little John. Explore a Romano-British village, Norman fort, historic church and breathtaking moors on the way.'
Village Trails [Peak District National Park]
Streatley, Central Bedfordshire
'The trail starts on the beautiful Chiltern Hills, which are reputed to be John Bunyan's delectable mountains. It continues through some of Bedfordshire's most attractive and scenic countryside taking in a variety of nostalgic places, full of interest and intrigue, connected with John Bunyan.'
High Beach, Loughton, Epping Forest
'With his remarkable story as inspiration the John Clare Walk recreates, “in the spirit of John Clare", the poet’s trek northwards from High Beach in Essex to Helpston, the village of Clare’s much loved first home and the site of Clare Cottage.'
Haydon Bridge, Tynedale
'Born in Haydon Bridge, John Martin became the most popular artist of his day. His paintings are frequently based on biblical stories, reflecting his religious upbringing. They are set in dramatic landscapes, possibly inspired by the countryside of his youth. The Trail visits many of the places associated with John Martin ...'
Fisherrow, East Lothian
'It is now possible to walk the length of the East Lothian coast, almost 73km from Edinburgh to the Borders, leaflets are available ... with the route broken down into shorter sections, with opportunities to link into other paths and circular walks along the coast. The routes now form part of the long distance walking and cycling route of the John Muir Way which stretches 134 miles or 215km across Scotland's heartland, running between Dunbar and Helensburgh in the west.'
The John Muir Way [Scottish Natural Heritage]
Witham Railway Station, Braintree
'Links the towns of Braintree and Witham. It is linear and can be walked in either direction. The start/end point in both towns is the railway station. The walk also provides a link between two former railway lines, the Flitch Way (Braintree to Bishops Stortford) and the Blackwater Rail Trail (Maldon to Witham).'
Winslow, Aylesbury Vale
'The Walk takes in the villages of Addington, Adstock, Padbury, Hillesden, Middle Claydon, Botolph Claydon, Quainton, North Marston and East Claydon to reach Addington again and retrace to the finish. The route's highest point at over 500ft is near Woad and Quainton Hills.'
The John Schorne Peregrination Michael Mooney [John Merrill Walk Guides, 2009]
Around and About, Bath & North East Somerset
'The JLAF was established in July 2003 pursuant to a duty set out by the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000. Appointments to the JLAF are made so that there is a balance between landowner, user and other interests within the membership ... The JLAF's voluntary membership includes a variety of interests, including those of land managers, users and one Councillor from each authority involved .'
City of Bath, Bath & North East Somerset
'In the early days many rich Sephardic Jews came to take the waters for their health and to effect easy introductions amongst high society in the social mix and informality of Bath that they could not obtain at home. Jewish visitors came from as early as 1730 and lodged for periods in Bath ... It is interesting to note that the pattern of settlement was very similar to that other spa town of Richmond in Surrey, in both period and type. Early Jews in both places were rich Sephardim who came with both health and social agendas to fulfill.'
Bedford England, Bedford (Borough)
'The Jewish community of Bedford was always a small but interesting community and this tour gives a good insight into their life and times as well as touching on wider aspects of Bedford's life and landmarks.'
Brackley, South Northamptonshire
'Brackley is a very small market town, in rural Northamptonshire, on the main road between Northampton and Oxford. Until after the War, the town was little larger than a large village, with a market place and 2 - 3,000 residents ...'
Around and About, Bradford
'Bradford has a proud history. It was the wool capital of the world (a trade which originated in Yorkshire in the 14th century, based on the Cistercians and their superior woolly sheep), and part of the cradle of the Industrial revolution - a city full of "Yorkshire grit". These are some of the titles that apply to Bradford. However, at first glance the Jewish connection to Bradford seems a strange one ...'
Brighton Railway Station and Viaduct, Brighton & Hove
'This trail illustrates the fascinating and extensive Jewish Heritage of Brighton and Hove and demonstrates that it is among the most important Jewish heritage locations in the country. The trail falls into two linked trails - the Brighton Trail and the West Brighton and Hove Trail.
Bury St Edmunds, St Edmundsbury
'While the 20th and 21st centuries offer little evidence of any Jewish activity in Bury St Edmunds, Moyses Hall serves as a prominent reminder of the town's Jewish heritage and, today, the Hall and its museum are a key tourist attraction.'
Around and About, Canterbury
'There is a rich Jewish history to be discovered in Canterbury both from the medieval and modern period. The sites of the medieval Jews are readily traceable and there are strong historical associations with more modern buildings such as the County Hotel ...'
'Cheltenham remains an elegant and attractive town which continues to draw visitors from around the world for its fine buildings and ambiance. Most of the sites of Jewish interest lie around the centre of the town. The synagogue is of exceptional interest due to the acknowledged beauty and historical interest of its interior and should be visited ...'
Around and About, Dover
'The origins of the Dover Jewish community are surrounded in some mystery. The community may have begun in the medieval period, though the evidence is incomplete.'
Medieval Jewry, Eastgate Street, Gloucester (City)
'Gloucester has an unexpected and fascinating Jewish history linked to the military and port history of the city ... '
High Street, Guildford
'Until very recently, with little documentary evidence of its existence, the medieval Jews of Guildford would have merited little more than a footnote in a history of Anglo-Jewry. However, an exciting archaeological discovery in 1996 changed all that, when the remains of what’s believed to have been a 12th century synagogue were unearthed in the town.'
Hull School of Art and Design, Kingston upon Hull
'The history of Hull as a Jewish centre and transmigration port for Jews is a very important and intersting one. This tour of Jewish Hull has been researched and written by the Hull Jewish Archive Committee over the last two years and was launched as an attractive guide and map. We are very pleased that the Committee has kindly agreed to additionally place their trail on the JTrails web-site for personal enjoyment and research.'
Hull Jewish Archive Committee | National Anglo-Jewish Heritage Trail
Around and About, Leeds
'Leeds Historian, Murray Freedman, has written a history and trail of Jewish Leeds, and details its history from small beginnings in the early 19th century, to its height as one of the leading Anglo-Jewish communities. While Leeds has declined from its pre-War importance, it is still a leading Jewish center in England out-side of London and Manchester.'
Lincoln Cathedral, Lincoln (City)
'Lincoln was, in the Middle Ages, one of the most important of the English Jewish communities In its heyday, in the late 12th century, it was second only to London in importance in both financial and population terms. It remained a prominent Jewish centre right up to the General Expulsion of the Jews in 1290. It had some notable scholars. Jews subsequently re-settled the City in very small numbers from the 18th century onwards. A new Jewish congregation was finally re-founded in 1992.'
Around and About, Northampton (Borough)
'One of the leading medieval communities in England, Northampton's Jews were given the boot in 1290. However, seven centuries later they would return to give the boot to Northampton.'
Around and About, Oxford (City)
'Home to some of the most celebrated scholars and academics of all time, since the days of the Domesday Book, Jews have made a vital contribution to both Oxford the university and Oxford the town.'
Around and About, Richmond upon Thames
'While many would not immediately associate Richmond and its surrounds with a significant or even rich Jewish history it is replete with Jewish associations going back to the late 17th century ...'
'The Jewish heritage and history of Sheerness and Blue Town is fascinating and virtually unknown in this still remote part of England. The Jewish community in Blue Town grew up alongside the Naval Dock Yard during the Napoleonic Wars and echos of this past can still be detected in the western part of Blue Town next to the old Dock Wall.'
Around and About, Stroud
'Stroud's main claim to note has been as a woolen and worsted producing town in the west of England. The town lies quite dramatically on the steep flanks of a valley and is surprisingly remindful of one of the old woolen towns in the north of England ...'
Old Jewry, City of London
'London has always been the center of Jewish life in this country and is the oldest place of Jewish settlement in England ... '
Buckingham Palace, Westminster
'Marks Her Majesty the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. This 37 mile walking and cycling route is exactly 60 kilometres long - one kilometre for each year of Her Majesty's reign.'
Leicester Square, City of Westminster, Westminster
'Essential London — you really couldn’t be anywhere else. A classic collection of the capital’s most iconic landmarks awaits you ...'
Aust, South Gloucestershire
'Links the Severn Way to the Cotswold Way and enters the Parish of Yate to the north of Yate Rocks, taking walkers through fields to Brimsham Park and then across to Sodbury Common. There are also footpaths around The Common, some of which suit wheelchair users and pushchairs. You can download a detailed Jubilee Way walking leaflet from South Gloucestershire Council via which you can download additional detailed maps of the area.'
Burrough on the Hill, Melton
'Starts at Burrough Hill Country Park, taking in the rolling hills of High Leicestershire, through Melton Mowbray to Melton Country Park, then across open countryside to the beautiful Vale of Belvoir before ending at Brewer’s Grave.'
Jumbles Country Park, Bolton
'Enjoy a short stroll around Jumbles Reservoir in this pretty country park in Bolton. The park is set within the beautiful West Pennine Moors with a lovely waterside footpath around the reservoir. There are also good facilities with a visitor centre and cafe. The Park is located just a couple of miles north east of Bolton city centre, near to the Lancashire village of Chapeltown. If you have time you could continue your walk along the Witton Weavers Way to the nearby Wayoh Reservoir and Nature Reserve.'
The park is located just a couple of miles north east of Bolton city centre, near to the Lancashire village of Chapeltown. If you have time you could continue your walk along the Witton Weavers Way to the nearby Wayoh Reservoir and Nature Reserve. - See more at: http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/jumbles-country-park-walking-route#sthash.R74UU3KW.dpu
Jumbles Country Park [GPS Cycle & Walking Routes]
Bromham, Bedford (Borough)
'Walk between Bromham, Oakley and Stevington highlighting the geological features of the Jurassic limestone landscape.'
'Recreational walking route which travels the length of Northamptonshire and more! The termini are Banbury in Oxfordshire and Stamford in Lincolnshire, two historic market towns separated by beautiful undulating countryside lying over rocks from the Jurassic Age (145 - 195 million years old).'
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