'Tells the story of Paddington's past and its regeneration. The area's industrial heritage, medical and scientific pioneers, engineering and military history, royal and literary connections is charted through 22 pieces.'
'This 9 mile circular walk is ideal for anyone who has a spare half day in Padstow and would like to see some of the surrounding countryside. The walk starts and ends in the Padstow and passes through farmland to the coast path at Trevone before following the coast path back to Padstow.'
'This is a fairly long walk but with plenty to enjoy along the route. The scenery is beautiful throughout, with open farmland under the wide Essex sky, paddocks full of friendly horses, tumbledown farm buildings, distant views of St Nicholas Church, Canewdon and then a walk through the village itself; then there are views across the River Crouch towards Burnham, followed by a lovely walk on top of the sea wall alongside Paglesham Pool and Paglesham Reach ...'
'In 1996 the Linby and Papplewick parish paths partnership (P3) was created to maintain the footpaths and rights of way in the two parishes. Since then considerable work has been carried out - to upgrade the surface of the paths, provide stiles and waymarks, and to rebuild the ancient bridge over the River Leen. Funding from Nottinghamshire County Council and the Countryside Agency was used for the work to be carried out. Since 2010, all paths in Papplewick and Linby have been maintained directly by the County Council.'
'Linear green walkway, in the London Boroughs of Haringey and Islington, which follows the course of the railway line which used to run between Finsbury Park through Stroud Green, Crouch End, Highgate and Muswell Hill to Alexandra Palace.'
'Paston Way is a 22 mile walk between Cromer and North Walsham, discovering the area's beautiful medieval churches. Each church has its own hidden history and one was even moved brick by brick from a cliff top to save it from the sea. To visit all 14 of the fine churches on the Paston Way, the trail covers 29.5 miles.'
'Eyemouth lies on the rugged Berwickshire coastline on the east side of the region. The routes described in the booklet include the Berwickshire Coastal Path and woodland and riverside walks as well as sites with an historic interest.'
Eyemouth Town Trail [Scottish Borders Council]
'Peebles lies on the western side of the region below the hills of Tweeddale. Included in the guide is the John Buchan Way between Broughton and Peebles.'
Peebles Town Trail [Scottish Borders Council]
'To mark the end of our Paths to Crime two year project to catalogue the 19th Century Quarter Sessions Court Rolls we are planning to launch a series of trails via our website. Working with Bedford Borough Council's rights of way team we have created walks around Harrold and Odell (pdf) and Sharnbrook (pdf'
'A series of 47 circular walks of varying length and difficulty, taking in the varied countryside of East Sussex, promoted by the County Council ... They also seem to be aimed at promoting the patronage of local businesses.'
Circular Walks [East Sussex County Council]
'On the first Saturday of July every year The Patterdale Parish Parish Boundary Walk takes place ... This annual event is a lot of fun for those taking part and raises much needed funds for St Patrick's Church in Patterdale and the Patterdale Church of England Primary School ... There are 3 separate walks covering from 7 to 30 miles to encourage more people to take part.'
'This is an amazing new pilgrim and heritage way created for the 21st century, which starts in the market town of Todmorden in West Yorkshire and retraces the steps of St Paulinus until it reaches the historic city of York.'
'Transition Chesterfield have produced a series of 6 leaflets of car-free walks in the Peak District for people who don't have cars or who want to leave them at home. These have been funded by the Peak District National Park Authority's Sustainable Development Fund, and are supported by Peak Connections ... Please note that some bus times have radically changed since these were first published, so check them before setting out. You can do this by by route number at: http://www.derbysbus.info/times/'
'This fabulous and challenging walk is the distance of a marathon but it would be a travesty to run it like an athlete; much better to stroll and take in all the beauty on offer.'
'The Canal is in two distinct parts. The upper section, one of the highest summits in the country, runs along the valley of the River Goyt and the lower along that of the River Tame. Separating the two is Benjamin Outram's splendid stone Marple Aqueduct together with its slightly higher railway viaduct neighbour running parallel. At Marple Junction the Macclesfield Canal, 30 years junior to the Peak Forest line, is encountered. Between the junction and the aqueduct is the magnificent flight of 16 locks rising over 210 feet (64m).'
'This invitation to come on pilgrimage to Eyam comes from the church and people of Eyam because we would like to share our story and our village with you. That is why we have developed the Peak Pilgrimage – to help you have a wonderful experience of the Peak District National Park, then of Eyam, and also of God along the way ...'
'The Peak District has walking for everyone, ranging from strolls along gentle limestone dales with their crystal clear rivers to airy walks along the unique gritstone 'edges' with their wonderful views. At the northern end, expeditions onto forbidding high heather moorland are possible. It's a great place to be, whatever the weather! With the Peakwalking site, I aim to inspire you to pull on your boots, get walking and explore this wonderful little bit of England ...'
Note Site however apparently not updated since February 2012.
'Footpath route designed to link the communities of the Humberhead Peatlands. The walk includes the first permissive paths across the famous Thorne and Hatfield Moors, wildlife sites of national and European importance.'
'Starts in Suffolk at Knettishall Heath Country Park and follows the route of a Roman road to Holme-next-the-Sea on the north Norfolk coast. At Holme the Peddars Way meets the Norfolk Coast Path as it runs from Hunstanton to Cromer.'
'The town’s centrepiece is its magnificent Norman castle, standing proudly at the head of a rocky ridge and surrounded on three sides by water. It is one of the finest and best preserved strongholds in the country ... The Main Street, which runs the length of the old town, is ideal for strolling and browsing ... There are gentle walks along the Mill Pond (look out for kingfishers and otters) and to the remains of Monkton’s Benedictine Priory.'
Pembroke Town Guide [Pembroke Town Council]
'Gentle strolls and wheelchair access walks, perfect for families with pushchairs too, are available right across Pembrokeshire.'
Walks for All [Pembrokeshire Coast National Park]
'From St Dogmaels in the north to Amroth in the south, the trail covers almost every kind of maritime landscape from rugged cliff tops and sheltered coves to wide-open beaches and winding estuaries.'
'Walk with the Coastal Bus: There are bus services covering the entire stretch of the Pembrokeshire Coast ... Vew the timetables for any of these services.'
'A great series of four easy circular walks from two to five miles. Most are easy walking and include sections along the Leeds & Liverpool Canal towpath and through Alkincoates Park Nature Reserve. Admire the views whilst you watch beautiful wildlife and plants.'
'Annual charity walk around the stunning Pendle countryside - using its finest hostelries as way-points. The sponsored walk is a combination of countryside and road-walking which provides epic views of the Pendle area. The full route is around 12 miles, but can be as short as 6 miles ... Raising funds for Pendleside Hospice.' Usually held mid June.
'An ever popular route is The Pendle Way. Starting at the Pendle Heritage Centre in Barrowford this route circles the district but is split into eight manageable “chunks”.'
'Gloriously varied and unspoilt countryside awaits those who walk Pendle's own "Three Peaks". Ideal for a long weekend, Pendle, Boulsworth and Weets Hills offer three enjoyable walks in this undiscovered corner of Lancashire.'
'Parish boundaries were very important, and marked the limits of land ownership. Nowadays these can be easily found from maps, but before, it was necessary for everyone to know where these boundaries were in case of dispute. An annual tradition emerged of Beating the Bounds which was linked to the church as a religious ceremony known as "Rogationtide" to pray for good crops throughout the year ... '
'You are invited to "take the train for a walk" ! Organised by the Penistone Line Partnership (PLP), these walks are promoted by the RAMBLERS' ASSOCIATION to encourage use of the train service to visit some of South & West Yorkshire's finest countryside. Walks also take place in North Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire.'
'On the northern fringe of Swansea, and within sight of the M4 motorway, lies Penllergare Valley Woods. It is a secret and magical place. A place where you can enjoy the sound of birds, delight in the profusion of wild flowers, discover evidence of exotic plantings and uncover for yourself the hidden features of a grand design ...'
Penllergare Valley Woods [City and County of Swansea]
'Adventure for walkers, horse riders & mountain bikers. Explore the hills & valleys of the Pennines following old packhorse routes, drovers roads & newly created bridleways.'
'268 miles of chasing the Pennine Mountain tops along the rugged backbone of England, from the Peak District through the Yorkshire Dales and over Hadrian's Wall to the Cheviots. Amongst the finest upland walking in England.'
'This walk takes you through the Enys Estate on tracks and rural roads to the Norway Inn. Visit St Piran’s Well before using tracks and paths to the Royal Oak and a millennium path to the station.'
'Penshurst is a small unspoilt village in beautiful countryside situated in an area known as "The Weald of Kent". It lies between two rivers and is famous for an ancestral home once owned by Henry VIII. Old timber-framed buildings and converted oast houses afford interest to visitors but traditions such as cricket, still played on one of England’s oldest pitches, and the village fair are still very much part of the community today.'
'Enjoy wild flowers, wooded countryside and fine views on this route which takes you along a flat, former railway line to the beach and harbour at Pentewan.'
'This is a challenging route in the Midlothian hills surrounding the south of Edinburgh City and is easily accessible from the City itself. It includes the highest and finest of the hills in the Pentlands including Carnethy Hill, East Kip and West Kip.' Note that the Link had to be changed at the time of Review with the loss of the specific walk description.
'This challenging 15-mile linear walk traces a route between the Vyrnwy and Tanat Valleys, trodden in centuries past by pilgrims, quarrymen and drovers. It's an undulating route with long climbs linking the valley floors with huge tracts of open moor-land.'
'The route follows the Shropshire Union Railway for 2.5 miles. The Railway was opened in 1849 and ran from Wellington to Stafford.'
'This guide shows the locations of six individual circular walks within the Peterborough City boundaries and gives factual information about how to prepare for walking and its health benefits ...'
'This new (2010) long distance walking route follows the course of the River Avon by linking existing rights of way from Pewsey to Salisbury. In Salisbury the trail connects to the existing 34-mile Avon Valley Path to Christchurch. The trail is accompanied by a walking guide.'
Pewsey Avon Trail by Chris Cole (Hobnob Press, 2010)
'The Phoenix Greenways link the Five Pits, Silverhill and Pleasley-Teversal Trails. You can enjoy these easy-access off-road routes and quiet lanes to visit countryside and local attractions. Many of these trails and country parks were old pits and railways and like the Phoenix rising from the ashes, nature is once again flourishing with our care.'
'Thame to Princes Risborough: A 5 mile shared use path for walkers, cyclists, wheelchair users and horseriders.'
'Explore Roman remains, Iron Age earthworks and more on this circular walk along field paths and minor roads.'
'The Pilgrimage Route is open to all and makes a very pleasant and energetic day out! It utilizes the Greenway through Newham, joins the Limehouse Cut to the yachting basin, takes the Regents Canal to Victoria Park and then follows the Lee Canal past the Olympic site and on to Waltham Abbey ... As this ride is mostly on off road paths and tracks it is also suitable for walkers.'
Pilgrimage Way [GPS Cycle & Walking Routes]
'Follow a medieval route from the shrine of St Swithun at Winchester Cathedral, weaving across the landscape by way of Bishop's Waltham and Southwick to Portsmouth in the footsteps of the Miquelots, pilgrims who made the long journey to worship St Michael in Normandy.'
'Almost 28,000 Pillboxes were built in 1940/41 but now it is estimated only about 20% remain and many of these are in a poor condition. There may only be 1000 left in good condition. Their survival is threatened, even though interest in pillboxes is growing, and many more are likely to disappear. This website is a record of ones I have seen and how you can find them on walks throughout the country.'
War Walks [Pillbox Study Group]
'Pitlochry, in the heart of Highland Perthshire, is a walker's paradise. With its excellent network of well-marked routes, ranging from gentle strolls to challenging hikes, and surrounded by dramatic scenery, there is something for everyone to enjoy.'
'All Forum meetings are open to the public and you can find out where and when the next meeting is on the agendas, meetings and minutes page along with copies of meeting minutes.'
'Enjoy the outdoors with a short stroll or long walk through one of Plymouth's country parks, nature reserves, woodlands or local parks ... Circular walks in Plymouth ... Long distance walks.'
'Over the last two years the Peak & Northern Footpaths Society has received an increasing number of requests from the general public and members for information about walks suitable for people with limited mobility and a range of disabilities, for those who use wheelchairs, and for those with children in pushchairs and buggies ...'
'Walk between the idyllic village of Millington and the larger town of Pocklington. The Yorkshire Wolds Way (joined by the Minster Way and Chalkland Way) is followed for over 3 miles as it climbs on to one of the chalky escarpments that so characterise the Wolds – the views are particularly impressive to the west, York and its flatter Vale ...'
'Start your walk at St. Michaels' Church in the High Street. If you have taken the bus here, the church is adjacent to the small bus station. There is a newly built courtyard at the side of the church where you can look down onto the Afon Tyleri, the Tillery River, and out across the imposing valley covered in trees ...'
'If you do not know Cardiff, this walk will be something of an eye-opener, as it takes in some major iconic British buildings like the Senedd (Welsh Assembly), the Millennium Stadium and Millennium Centre, two cathedrals – one of them occupying the oldest cathedral site in the British Isles – some of the most interesting parkland in Britain and a waterfront that is a reminder that this was once one of the largest ports in the world.'
'Cwmaman was a well-known coal-mining village which, at one time boasted several collieries. Until the 19th Century, Cwmaman was virtually uninhabited, with around 40 farm workers living in and around the community by 1841. By the end of the 1840s, the first coal pits were sunk and Cwmaman began to transform into a thriving industrial settlement ... '
'Start the walk in the Rose and Crown pub car park. This is a traditional pub and, like other pubs with the same name, it is thought that the name comes from the end of the War of the Roses and the celebration of the new monarch, Henry VII ... After all these years the pub is still well visited, even though it is quite isolated. If you decide to have a quick drink before you start the walk, your next stop is Eglwysilan Church, which stands next door - eglwys is Welsh for church (compare eglise in French and iglesia in Spanish) ...'
'It is difficult to comprehend the huge changes that the South Wales Valleys have undergone during the last 250 years and Merthyr Tydfil is probably one of the best examples of this ... '
'Start at Llanerch at the small memorial to the 176 people killed in February 1890. Llanerch is located above Pentrepiod and will give you a panoramic view of the Cwm Ffrwd Oer Valley and where your walk will take you down to Pontypool ...'
'The "lovely, ugly town "of Swansea is the birthplace of Dylan Marlais Thomas, one of the most famous poets writing in the English language in the Western World during the twentieth century ... Because of its industrial importance, the city was heavily bombed during the Second World War and Dylan wrote a short story "Return Journey" in which he bemoans the loss of the town that he turned his back on in his youth ... '
'With the assistance of grant funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Glasgow City Council we have recently produced three Heritage Trail leaflets for Pollokshields to celebrate our 20th anniversary.'
'Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, the largest in Britain, is an awesome testament to the genius of its designer, Thomas Telford. It took 10 years to build at a cost of £47,000, using local sandstone and iron cast at the Plas Kynaston foundry, near Wrexham ...'
Four circular walks between 1.5 miles and 5.5 miles from Pontsticill Station on the Brecon Mountain Railway.
Brecon Mountain Railway - Taf Fechan Reservoir Walk [WalksAndWalking]
Working for a Round Harbour Trail 'There are now five way marked linear walks around the harbour and a sixth that will be way marked shortly. Each walk is described by a leaflet that can be bought from local tourist information offices or downloaded from the walks page of this web site where there are also another 13 circular walks highlighting some of the key points of the trail.
'The Definitive Map records the location and status of all recorded public rights of way. A Definitive Statement goes with the map and gives the start and end points and sometimes decription of the route.'
'A 7.7 mile Walk along part of the Raad ny Foillan - the coastal path all around the Isle of Man - from Port St Mary to Port Erin, taking in the splendor of The Calf of Man and The Sound along the way.'
The Website has an 11 minutes October 2012 YouTube video recording of highlights of this Walk.
'Portglenone Forest continues a history of mature woodland cover since ancient times, which protects the woodland flora and fauna. As such, the 26 hectare main area contains extensive colonies of ancient woodland flower species - Bluebell, Wood Anemone, Wild Garlic and many broadleaves and riverside walks.'
Portglenone Enterprise Group
'An excellent 7.5 mile walk which takes in Portland Bill, the quarries, Verne Prison and give a variety of great views, including views over Weymouth Bay, Portland Harbour and a fantastic view along the Jurassic Coast to St Alban's/St Aldhelm's head. No ascents or descents of any significance.'
Access to PDF of Architecture Heritage Trail Leaflet which 'has been published by the Trust in cooperation with Portobello Amenity Society to increase local knowledge and appreciation of Portobello's history and architecture'.
'Uses several of the key sites along the banks of the River Tees, where nature is reclaiming land previously used by heavy industry. Passing through Portrack Marsh Nature Reserve, along historic footpaths, using the river crossing of the Tees Barrage and Newport Bridge, and with good links to other sites in the area, there is something for everyone along the route.'
'The Ports of Call project has created a series of walking trails, artwork and historical interpretation with members of the communities surrounding the Royal Docks in London.'
'Packed with centuries of history, dazzling architecture and famous points of interest, Portsmouth is the perfect place to discover by foot or on a coach with one of our expert guides from Portsmouth Tourism Guiding Service ...'
Based on 'a paper back written by Leslie Turner in 1993, it describes ten excellent walks around Potterne ... The walks are all circular and are well detailed with information and local history ... We have tried to keep as close as we could to the original book while adapting it to the Website'.
'A series of walks looking at local countryside and making use of local footpaths. If you are interested in furthering your knowledge and understanding of the local environment in and around Potters Bar, then these walks should appeal.'
'Suggests a few walks for those interested in visiting the ancient settlements and antiquities such as stone rows and stone circles on Dartmoor. The walks featured are all based on the use of public transport.'
'Check with TravelineSW before travelling !'
'18 walks providing an enjoyable way to improve your health and fitness. These walks have been chosen so they can easily fit into everyday life and become part of your normal routine. The walks have been graded to help you choose which are the most appropriate for you. Parking is available at all locations.'
'The Town Trail is intended to give the visitor a taste of this historical and architectural heritage which still exists largely intact, and to introduce the quiet character of this unspoilt and picturesque town.'
'"Greenway" that encircles the city of Preston, linking the city to the countryside. It is both a walking and cycling route.'
Lancashire County Council
'Follow in the footsteps of a medieval priest as you walk along the ancient track known as the Priest's Way. It passes between quarries and across open fields with spectacular views along the way. The walk finishes near one of Dorset's most famous pubs, the Square & Compass.
'Explore Bedford's Priory Country Park with these three wildlife trails:  Riverside Wildlife Trail (4 miles) - - - :  Lakeside Wildlife Trail (2 miles) - - - :  Finger Lakes Wildlife Trail (1 mile).'
'This is our current list of pub walks in Cornwall. These either finish near a pub, or visit a pub along the walk route. Many of the pubs serve food sourced locally in Cornwall and real ales from the local breweries. The walks are sorted by steepness and length so you can gauge how much of an appetite and thirst you want to build up.'
'Some time ago I was asked by FANCYAPINT to devise some pub walks based on my walking routes in SE London. The plan was that they would add reviews of the pubs featured and put them onto their website. I don't know if this is ever going to happen. Meanwhile the routes and notes are available by clicking the links below. There is also a map to accompany most walks.'
Janet Digby London Footprints
Details of over fifty pub-based walks primarily in the South-East but extending into Dorset, Wiltshire, etc. (However: 'Sorry - this page has now been archived. Please visit - "Find Walks" to search our full portfolio of walks'.)
'Rutland has an extensive Rights of Way network of over 270 paths totalling more than 200 miles ... As the "highway authority" for Rutland, the County Council is responsible for maintaining the public rights of way network and keeping each individual public footpath, bridleway and byway free from obstruction. As the "surveying authority" it is responsible for preparing and keeping up to date the legal record of these paths known as the Definitive Map and Statement.'
'The Purbeck Plod was introduced in 1965 and ran yearly through to 2002. Our Group re-introduced the walk in 2008 adding the options of a 25 mile run and a 16 mile walk ... The challenge isn't just in the distance. There are a lot of climbs along the way. On the 25 mile route these add up to about 4,300 feet and on the 16 mile route, they add up to about 2,700 feet.' Challenge now usually held Late June/Early July.
'The route travels from Wareham to Corfe Castle, then eastwards to Ballard Down, then south and westwards along the South West Coast path to Chapman's Pool, then north to Corfe Castle.'
'Features a total of nine near life-sized figurative sculptures and is believed to be unique to London. It was installed in the summer of 2008, but began life much earlier. Some 20 years before nationally recognised sculptor Alan Thornhill donated the sculpture "Load" to the people of Putney which was installed close to Putney Bridge ...'
'This signposted walk runs for ten miles through the parks and suburbs of north London as it follows (roughly) the course of Pymmes Brook, a tributary of the River Lea. This guide gives you an overview of the route; for a more detailed guide to the walk, contact Barnet Council for a free trail leaflet ... As ever in London, there are excellent transport links to the start and finish points, and along the way. It's useful to pop a London street atlas in the rucksack.'
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