Peel, Isle of Man
The Isle of Man Coastal Path was 'inaugurated some 25 years ago though Jenkinson suggested it in his guide of 1874 !'.
Isle of Man Coastal Path by Aileen Evans (Cicerone, 2007)
Hammersmith Underground Station, Hammersmith & Fulham
'This walk was originally researched and drawn up by members of the West London Anarchists & Radicals Group (since defunct), who guided about 30 people around the walk on Friday 3 May 2001. The walk was part of the Mayday Festival of Alternatives. The walk lasted about 2 hours and at the end we finished off with a few pints in one of Hammersmith's oldest pubs, The Dove. In August 2004 the walk was retrodden as a roving South London Radical History Group event ...' Note that the Hammersmith Palais - referenced early in the Walk - was demolished in 2012, and there have no doubt been several other changes over the last ten years or so.
'The farthest corner of the Isle of Thanet is arguably where the east coast of England meets the south coast, though the gently curving coastline makes it hard to identify a precise turning point. This gentle walk along the coast passes 3 historic seaside towns and many bays and beaches.'
Rathlin Island, Moyle
'WalkNI.com is delighted to announce that four new quality walks on Rathlin Island, the most northerly inhabited island in Ireland, have recently been added to the website.The Ballyconaghan, Kebble Cliff Walk, Kinramer North Walk and Kinramer Trail join the already existing Rathlin Trail and Roonivoolin Walk to provide walkers with just under 20 miles of walking on the island. '
'The Ravenber is a challenging coast-to-coast walk from Ravenglass in Cumbria to Berwick-upon-Tweed, England's northernmost town. Following existing rights of way, the route leads the walker through terrain of dramatic contrasts. It passes first through the mountain heart of Lakeland, and traces the Roman road over the High Street Range; it crosses the pastoral Eden Valley, climbs the high Pennine, and heads towards the remote fell country of Northumberland. The vast northern forests and rounded heights of the Cheviot Hills give way to the leafy valley of the River Till, and finally the traveller follows the banks of the mighty River Tweed to reach the North Sea at Berwick.'
Coast to Coast on the Ravenber Way: A Walk Across Northern England from Coast to Coast Ron Scholes (Sigma Press, 2011)
Burwardsley, Cheshire West and Chester
'No visit to Cheshire would be complete without climbing Raw Head, the highest point of the Sandstone Trail at 227m .'
'We are a local voluntary group that gives slide show presentations and hold exhibitions on Rayleigh's rich and varied history. Talks are given to local clubs, groups, organisations and societies and the slides are taken from our archive of over 5000 images dating from 1860 to the present.'
Derwenthaugh Park car park, Winlaton Mill, Gateshead
'Circular walking route through the beautiful countryside of the lower Derwent Valley in Gateshead and County Durham, where there are many opportunities to see magnificent red kites and a variety of other wildlife.'
Lancaster Castle, Lancaster
'Follows a beautiful and historic route around the North of Lancashire. Totalling just over 100 miles it is designed to be walked in seven days, but for less ambitious hikers huge enjoyment can be taken from exploring smaller sections of the route ... Directions are detailed and the book includes a great deal of fascinating information and stories about places passed along the way.'
Red Rose Trail by John Rowe
Eston, Redcar & Cleveland
'Celebrates the iron and steel history of the Borough. Linking Eston and Skinningrove the trail follows public footpaths passing industrial sites. One aspect of the trail is that it recognises the commitment of many of the villages and community groups that are promoting the importance of heritage in their area.'
Around and About, Redditch
'The aim of the site is to develop walks related to Redditch history and existing historical artefacts and buildings and I have created a range of walks in the Redditch area which I am steadily extending ...'
'This Project aims to enhance and stimulate public understanding of Canals: by encouraging you to visit these wonderful places, by guiding and informing your presence, and by illuminating history that does not immediately or easily reveal itself.' Note that the Audio Trail Link did not function on review - so I have replaced it with one to the Canal Society Website which had a brief description of the Trail on its (rather long) Home Page.
Around and About, South Lakeland
'The Reflections on History project explored the industrial archaeology of the Windermere catchment, looking at how humans have shaped the landscape around them. We investigated woodland industries, fulling mills, a quarry, mining remains and iron production sites through four community archaeology surveys.'
'You'll find Jacobite connections in an atmospheric old house and a moorland fairy well, on this walk.'
'The Core Paths Plan identifies the paths and routes that the public feel are the most important in the area for providing access by non-motorised means ... The Plan shows routes that are surfaced paths, dirt tracks, grass paths, pavements and minor roads. Access points have been shown to the National Cycle Network and to rivers and lochs in the area ... Not every route is suitable for everyone and therefore the plan also includes information about each route which will help you to decide whether a route is suitable for you or not.'
Mossey Green Lane, Ketley, Telford & Wrekin
'In 1999, the late Mr John Slater, a long time resident of Ketley created a circular walk around the parishes of Ketley and Lawley & Overdale. Mr Slater had a keen interest in local history and created the route on which historical points of interest relating to the Ironmasters, Richard and William Reynolds would be identified.'
Around and About, Rhondda Cynon Taf
'Notable sites have been linked by a series of heritage walks in Pontypridd, Aberdare and Llantrisant and by Driving Trails around the Borough, all of which can be downloaded from this site.'
Around and About, Rhondda Cynon Taf
'The nice thing about the Valleys is there is so much of them. So you can cycle on the Taff Trail. You can walk on the Ridgeways. Relax by the rivers. Or paraglide off the cliffs. However you like to escape the stress of modern life you can probably do it here. And we are only 10 minutes away from a motorway!'
Trehafod, Rhondda Cynon Taf
'Explores the famous Rhondda Valleys of South Wales. This scenically beautiful route starts in Trehafod, and follows a clockwise circuit visiting Mynydd y Glyn, Mynydd Dinas, Mynydd William Meyrick, The Bwlch and Ferndale before returning to Trehafod via the iconic Tylorstown Tip. The route provides extensive views of the South Wales valleys and the Brecon Beacons to the north. The route has approximately 5000 feet of ascent.' Latest Date 14 May 2016.
Parc Penallta, Hengoed, Caerphilly
'A walk around the Caerphilly Basin across the Rhymney Valley. The walk follows countryside paths, rural lanes, through Beech woodland and across panoramic mountain tops.' Waymarked.
Bute Town, Caerphilly
'Linear walk which winds along the floor of the Rhymney Valley, following the river from its headwaters to the southern plains. There are many bus and train stops along the route – so it need not be walked in a single outing. The walk forms part of the Valleys Regional Park, a network of visitor facilities and accessible countryside activity routes across the Valleys.'
'Join the RIBA guides on one of our 2 hour walking tours and discover more about one of the UK's greatest cities. From Georgian terraces and the world famous docks to grandiose commercial developments and civic monuments, the city is alive with architecture and buildings that chart 300 years of history and development. On our tours you'll discover the architecture and history of Liverpool and explore key buildings and public spaces to learn the story of Liverpool past, present and future.'
Around and About, Ribble Valley
'Geological sites and landforms are protected in the same way as important biological sites. Nationally important locations are listed as Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSls) while regionally there are RIGS (Regionally Important Geological and Geomorphological Sites) which in Lancashire are known as Geodiversity Heritage Sites (GHS) ... The Ribble Way provides a ready-made excursion into many of the geological landscapes of Lancashire and the Yorkshire Dales. These short geotrails provide a way of exploring them. A geological guide to the whole route is planned for the future.'
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