Type of Walk: Boundary Walks

www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Boundary-Walks/

Category:Boundary Walks
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The Category Boundary Walks is a subset of Particular Types of Walks in the UK. Click HERE to find a List of the Titles of all of the Boundary Walks Entities which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

stocksbridge-walkers.org.uk/barnsley-boundary-walk/

Category:Barnsley
Distance (miles)73
Overview

'Twelve short walks joined together to form a continuous route of 73 miles (117Km) in length. This walk mainly runs through the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley but also passes through parts of Kirklees, Wakefield, Doncaster and Sheffield.'

See also

Barnsley Boundary Walk [GPS Cycle & Walking Routes]

bradfordsmillenniumwaywalks.weebly.com

Category:Bradford
Distance (miles)45
Overview

'Circular walk encompassing much of the idyllic countryside that surrounds the City of Bradford in West Yorkshire. The walk was devised by five volunteers from the Bradford Countryside Service as a suitable way for Bradford to commemorate the new millennium.'

www.essexwalks.com

Category:Chelmsford
Distance (miles)21
Overview

'Circular footpath encircling Chelmsford.'

Description from

Essex Walks

www.crowboroughtowncouncil.gov.uk/download/boundary-walk-map/

Category:Wealden
Distance (miles)10
Overview

'Crowborough is the largest and highest inland town in East Sussex, set within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and bordering the Ashdown Forest. The gorgeous countryside around the town is a walkers’ paradise.' Usually held early May.

Description from

Crowborough Town Council

www.sites.google.com//site/dartmoorancientboundarywalk/home

Category:West Devon
Distance (miles)50
Overview

'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.'

Description from

Ian & Caroline Kirkpatrick

www.ldwa.org.uk/Vermuyden/W/76/doncastrian-way.html

Category:Doncaster
Distance (miles)33
Overview

'A walk around the old County Borough of Doncaster following a route from the urban fringes to open fields, river banks and green lanes towards the settlements of Barnby Dun and Dunsville returning through Sprotbrough and along the River Don ... The route which follows Public Rights of Way, with short sections on roads, was devised by Pat White of Doncaster Wayfarers in the early 1970's.'

See also

Doncastrian Way [GPS Cycle & Walking Routes] | The Doncastrian Way [Bringing Up The Rear]

www.denbydale-walkersarewelcome.org.uk

Category:Kirklees
Distance (miles)14
Overview

'The actual Boundary Walk uses private land and is only used once every seven years with the kind permission of the landowners. It must not therefore be used at any other time. The Boundary Way described ... therefore used the nearest public rights of way to the boundary - on footpaths, lanes and, by necessity in places, on roads.'

www.epyntway.org

Category:Brecknockshire
Distance (miles)50
Overview

'Permissive path which follows the boundary of the Sennybridge Training Area and is available for use at all times by walkers, horse riders and cyclists ... As indicated by the presence of red flags, Sennybridge Defence Training Area (SENTA) is a danger area closed to the public under military by-laws. The Ministry of Defence allows public access to the area by means of the Epynt Way, a permissive bridleway encircling SENTA and normally open to the public at all times, regardless of Red Flag status.'

Description from

The Epynt Way Association

exeter.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/walking-in-exeter/exeter-green-circl...

Category:Exeter
Distance (miles)12
Overview

'Provides a great walking experience within the boundaries of Exeter - from green countryside valley parks to the pavements of quiet leafy suburbs.'

Description from

Exeter City Council

See also

Exeter Green Circle [Devon Walks with GPS]

www.herefordshiretrail.com

Distance (miles)150
Overview

'A long distance path using existing public rights of way to give a circular tour around our county' Alert 'The Trail was the outcome of efforts by Herefordshire Council, Advantage West Midlands, the European Union and The Countryside Agency to enrich the rural economies of the towns and villages en route. Sadly Herefordshire Council has failed to make any effort to waymark the route or tackle a long series of obstacles. The path is blocked by cereals, oil seed rape, overgrown and broken stiles, and many of the signs are broken.' [Wikipedia 1 September 2017]

Description from

Herefordshire Ramblers

See also

Herefordshire Trail [RambleFest]

www.thehertsmereway.org

Category:Hertsmere
Distance (miles)50
Overview

'Around the inside of the boundary of Hertsmere Borough (in Hertfordshire, in the UK) using public rights of way wherever possible, and divided into several walking legs from locations with public transport links.  There is also a network of support routes to provide a wide variety of loop, figure of eight and linear walking opportunities of many different lengths.'

Description from

Ian Hardy

www.gov.uk/government/publications/salisbury-plain-imber-range-perimet...

Category:West Wiltshire
Distance (miles)30
Overview

'Follows the perimeter of the Imber Firing Range Danger Area ... The route is marked with waymarkers following mostly defined tracks and paths ...'

Description from

Defence Infrastructure Organisation [Ministry of Defence]

greenbeltrelay.org.uk/green_belt_way.htm

Distance (miles)222
Overview

'The path has been developed over the last 16 years and in conjunction with a long distance charity run called the Green Belt Relay organised by Stragglers Running Club from Kingston-upon-Thames.' Relay usually held Mid May.

Description from

Sean Davis

tfl.gov.uk/modes/walking/loop-walk

Category:Bexley
Distance (miles)152
Overview

'Walking the London Outer Orbital Path (the LOOP for short) is a great way to get to know London better. At nearly 152 miles (245 km), some like to think of it as the "M25 for walkers" — but it’s a world away from the motorway and has been thoughtfully divided into 24 well marked, bite-sized stages. Weaving around the capital the LOOP is mainly on flat or gentle sloping surfaces with only some sections requiring a bit more puff!'

Description from

Transport for London

See also

London Loop [Mark Moxon]

mendipring.org.uk

Category:Mendip
Distance (miles)117
Overview

'Long distance path in 9 legs using public footpaths and other rights of way to follow as closely as possible the boundary of the Somerset (UK) local government district of Mendip'

Description from

Mendip Ramblers

www.jumadesign.co.uk/milestonesite/oxford-walk.html

Category:Oxford
Distance (miles)5
Overview

'Part semi-rural, part "Arcadian", part inner urban near the city centre. For those generally familiar with Oxford, the walk offers a considerable variation on the routes used by other general and themed guided walks (which abound) and identifies items very largely unknown and unseen even by long-standing city residents ...'

Description from

The Milestone Society

www.mkramblers.org.uk/links.htm

Category:Milton Keynes
Distance (miles)60
Overview

'Uses existing footpaths.  A new Waymarker has been placed along the route. When you see the Oakleaf symbol just follow the direction of the arrow on the host waymarker.'

Description from

Ian Andrews Milton Keynes & District Ramblers

See also

Milton Keynes Boundary Walk [Pete's Walks]

en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Sarum_Way

Category:Salisbury
Distance (miles)32
Overview

'Does a complete circle around Salisbury. The route uses existing public roads, public rights of way and some newly created permitted paths. Some sections of the footpath are waymarked by a metal plate attached to wooden posts which show a picture of the cathedral spire.'

Description from

Wikipedia

See also

Old Sarum Way [GPS Cycling & Walking Routes]

www.oswestryround.co.uk

Distance (miles)33
Overview

'Delightful and challenging 33-mile route combining Offa’s Dyke Path and the Montgomery and Llangollen canals to form a circular walk around the border town of Oswestry. The guide book and annual challenge to complete the route are in support of Cancer Research UK and Lingen Davies Cancer Fund.'

www.helvellyn.com/patterdale_boundary_walk.html

Category:Eden
Overview

'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.'

Description from

Helvellyn.com

www.friendsofthepeak.org.uk/boundary-walk/

Category:High Peak
Distance (miles)190
Overview

'Stretching from the moorland tops of the South Pennines to the gentle limestone scenery of the Derbyshire Dales, the route embraces the urban edges of Sheffield and Oldham, as well as Staffordshire's rugged moorland and the undulating slopes of Cheshire. Follow the route along existing footpaths, tracks, quiet lanes, former railway lines and a canal towpath. Enjoy some quiet and little known corners of the national park. Walk it in day stages or tackle it all in one go ...' Launched in June 2017.

www.visitpenistone.co.uk/walks/penistone_boundary_walk.html

Category:Barnsley
Distance (miles)15
Overview

'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 ... '

Description from

Visit Penistone

www.ldwa.org.uk/EastLancashire/W/1897/rochdale-way-guide.html

Category:Rochdale
Distance (miles)45
Overview

Detailed description (2 October 2011) 'produced to (a) update the route around the Rochdale Way and (b) hopefully get more walkers / non walkers to enjoy the scenery / views around the Rochdale Borough. Whether for just for a few miles, or the full 45 miles. It follows where possible the original route of the Rochdale Way "a circular walk", created by Richard Catlow, John Cole and Martin Riley, the last update of which was the second edition in 2004 / 2005. At the present time Rochdale Council have no plans to produce any further updates ...'.

Description from

Steve Baker East Lancashire LDWA

www.lintonpc.kentparishes.gov.uk/rogation-sunday-boundary-walk/

Category:Maidstone
Distance (miles)8
Overview

'The Thirteenth Annual Linton Parish Boundary Walk will take place on Rogation Sunday, 1st May 2016. Why not come along? See the fantastic views, talk to friends and neighbours, and enjoy a pleasant, not-too-challenging walk ...'

Description from

Linton Parish Council

sites.google.com/site/aylesburyanddistrictramblers/new-home-page/the-r...

Category:Aylesbury Vale
Distance (miles)12
Overview

'One of three walks that circumnavigate Aylesbury. It is the shortest of the three being just 12 miles long and can easily be done in 2-3 mile stretches using public transport. It was opened in 2000 and follows the edge of Aylesbury Town Parish. The route is waymarked and easy to follow.'

www.rushcliffe.gov.uk/leisure/placesofinterest/rushcliffe100walk/

Category:Rushcliffe
Distance (miles)62
Overview

'Circular walk, 100km long, around the Borough of Rushcliffe. It was devised by a member of staff at Rushcliffe Borough Council - who has verified the route by walking it.'

Description from

Rushcliffe Borough Council

www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/salisbury-countr...

Category:Salisbury
Distance (miles)61
Overview

'A route around Salisbury across varied downland, ancient woodlands and a number of chalk stream valleys following age-old tracks. Public transport access into Salisbury is available at a number of points as is refreshment, there being 20 public houses along the way.'

www.sevenshiresway.co.uk

Category:Cotswold
Distance (miles)234
Overview

'Walk around the Oxfordshire country boundary. The route criss-crosses the boundary taking the walker into seven shires from Gloucestershire to Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Wiltshire.'

Description from

Elaine Steane

www.sheffield.ramblers.care4free.net/SCW%20historical%20notes.htm

Category:Sheffield
Distance (miles)54
Overview

'You can walk all the way around the edge of Sheffield. The Guide Book includes maps showing the 10 sections of the Sheffield Country Walk - just over 54miles (87.3km) in total.' ALERT The Website 'Welcome to Sheffield', formerly referenced here, no longer seems to carry information about this Walk. So I have cited instead a description from David Sissons. Note also the Map in the Entry in Walking Englishman.

Description from

David Sissons

See also

Sheffield Country Walk [GPS Cycle & Walking Routes]

www.iannesbitt.co.uk/index.php?/projects/the-boundary-project/

Category:Sheffield
Overview

'During February and March 2013 artist Bob Levene and artist / filmmaker Ian Nesbitt went on a walk following the Metropolitan District Boundary Line of Sheffield City. 65 miles and 75 hours over 9 days of walking down streams, over farmland, through industry and up the M1. Following a clearly defined "non-route" regularly meant scrambling up bracken, sinking into bogs, negotiating industrial complexes and generally being places with a complete lack of walking infrastructure ...' ALERT Unfortunately, the 'Boundary Walk' Website itself cited here seems no longer.

Description from

Ian Nesbitt & Bob Levine

southyorkshireway.co.uk/index.html

Category:Doncaster
Distance (miles)170
Overview

'Two new long distance trails in South Yorkshire. 170 miles around the boundary & 98 miles through the centre - stunning countryside, towns & history ... The final routings of both routes are now available on this website so it can be walked from April 2014 ... As the South Yorkshire Way is across Public Rights of Way, on-going maintenance and improvements of the paths are delivered on the ground by the four local councils - Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield - and the Peak District National Park - who each look after their own sections.'

Description from

South Yorkshire Way

www.sussexborderpath.co.uk

Category:Chichester
Distance (miles)137
Overview

'Footpath route nearly 150 miles long around the inland boundary of the county of Sussex, first devised and published in 1983 by Ben Perkins and Aeneas Mackintosh. The county owes its origins to the kingdom of the South Saxons and can claim to have one of the longest inland county boundaries from Emsworth to Rye.'

Description from

Sussex Area Ramblers

www.tameside.gov.uk/countryside/walksandtrails

Category:Tameside
Distance (miles)40
Overview

'A 40 mile circular walk, broadly following the Borough boundary, through varied and attractive countryside, linking together the several river valleys and country parks, as well as many other areas of interest. The route crosses or links with a number of other trails. It is well served by public transport, enabling the walk to be split into easy stages. Available from the visitor centres and Tourist Information office, the Tameside Trail Booklet can be purchased on-line.'

Description from

The Tameside Citizen

www.jont.org.uk/paths.htm

Category:Tandridge
Distance (miles)50
Overview

'The path is a circular walk around the Tandridge District boundary and was developed in 2000 to commemorate the millennium.'

Description from

Jon Taylor

www.sussex.ac.uk/webteam/gateway/file.php?name=boundary-walk-leaflet.p...

Category:Brighton & Hove
Distance (miles)2
Overview

'Enjoy the beautiful countryside around campus on our Boundary Walk. It's free, it's a great way to keep fit, and there's always something interesting to see.'

Description from

University of Sussex

www.visitpenistone.co.uk/walks/thurgoland_boundary_walk.html

Category:Barnsley
Distance (miles)9
Overview

'Offering a unique chance to experience the diverse nature of part of the Barnsley Borough. A mixture of tranquil open fields and dense woodland are interlinked with disused railways and winding country lanes to provide a varied and interesting route around the boundary of the South Yorkshire village of Thurgoland.'

www.visitthecotswolds.org.uk/things-to-see-and-do/outdoor-activities/w...

Category:Stroud
Distance (miles)11
Overview

'The W.A.S. Way (Walk Around Stroud) is Gloucestershire’s newest way-marked trail. An ambitious 11-mile route, it follows public footpaths around the entire town boundary.'

Description from

Discover Stroud District

ramblersyorkshire.org/wakefield-ramblers-revive-the-wakefield-way/

Category:Wakefield
Distance (miles)70
Overview

'Circular walking route around the Wakefield Metropolitan District, visiting Wintersett Reservoir, Newmillerdam, Woolley, Bretton Hall, Bank Wood, Horbury Bridge, River Calder, Gawthorpe, Bottom Boat, Stanley Ferry, Aire & Calder Navigation Canal, Pontefract Park and East Hardwick.' Ramblers Routes has accessible for Members descriptions of 5 mile or so chunks of the Way.

www.wgc100.org/centenary-walk/

Category:1: 11-25 Miles
Distance (miles)12
Overview

Celebrating 100 Years of Welwyn Garden City in 2020 'The circular walk takes in some beautiful locations around Welwyn Garden City, including Stanborough Lakes, Mill Green, The Commons Nature Reserve, the site of the Panshanger Aerodrome, Tewin Bury, Digswell, Sherrardspark Woods, Brocket Hall and Lemsford. There is a one mile accessible circular trail around The Commons and part of the Nature Reserve.'

Description from

Welwyn Garden City Centenary Foundation

www.visitwesterham.org.uk/whats-on/w-beating-the-bounds

Category:Sevenoaks
Distance (miles)12
Overview

Held Early May.

Description from

Visit Westerham

www.walkingenglishman.com/ldp/wolverhamptonring.html

Category:Wolverhampton
Distance (miles)29
Overview

A great way to discover Wolverhampton [1] Not too many stiles and steep hills - - - : [2] Cafes and pubs along the way - - - : [3] Easy access by bus - - - : [4] Fine views of the city centre ALERT Link changed to Walking Englishman.

Description from

The Walking Englishman

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