Type of Website: Walking Portal

* AllTrails

‘AllTrails is your guide to the outdoors! Whether you are using alltrails.com or the AllTrails app, you can easily find trails near you. With over 75,000+ hand curated trail maps, along with trail reviews and photos crowdsourced from a community of outdoor enthusiasts just like you, AllTrails makes exploring the outdoors a breeze.‘ (iFootpath, some walks of which have been referenced in Open Paths and Trails, is now part of AllTrails.)

* Backpacking in Britain

'This Site is about backpacking mainly in mountainous and remote regions of England, Wales and Scotland, but also covers a few low-level routes and day walks. The backpack routes are mostly self-designed and exclusively wild-camped. The Trips&Photos section lists all the routes by date and area.'

* go4awalk.com

'Brilliant Walks and Walk Ideas ... conceived, researched and described by walking experts to make sure you have a really fantastic day on Britain's hills, fells and mountains.'

* GPS Cycle & Walking Routes

Detailed coverage of about 1,000 walks 'including descriptions, elevation profiles, interactive maps and GPS downloads'.

* Walkhighlands

'Walkhighlands' misson is to encourage the enjoyment of walking through being the best information source and social network for walkers in Scotland. In doing so we also aim to help the small, local tourism businesses so vital to Scotland's rural economy through providing low-cost, highly-targetted advertising.'

* Walking Britain

'With nearly 15,000 pages of walking information, including many walk descriptions, "Walking Britain" is dedicated to the footpaths that cross the landscape ... The aim is to make this the best walking site in Britain with a wide variety of walks and your input is always welcome ...'

* Walking in the United Kingdom

Link to the Wikipedia Category listing six Subcategories and twenty-seven Pages. (Individually named paths, trails and related walks are referenced here under their name.)

* Walking Pages

'Here at Walking Pages our mission is to provide a user friendly information resource for people who enjoy recreational walking in the countryside. We hope to give you ideas for places to go for a walk either locally or, if you are planning a holiday, anywhere in the British Isles.'

* Walkingworld

'On Walkingworld you can find over 7500 routes, contributed by more than 400 walk authors. This huge library of carefully prepared guides means you can find a selection of walks, of varying lengths and grades, pretty well anywhere in the country. The walks come in a unique format making them very easy to follow, with photographs to illustrate every important decision point and a proper OS 1:25,000 Explorer map.'

* www.Walking-Routes.co.uk

'Here you will find 1000's of UK web pages detailing on-line walking routes, hiking trails, route directions, route maps, GPS Routes, GPX routes etc. Some may have a theme, e.g. dog walks, pub walks, river walks, city walks, railway walks, canal walks, circular walks etc. The numbers in parenthesis, after each county or area name, indicate the number of links within that area.'

*Curious About ... ?

'Discover UK Towns and Cities ... Self-Guided Walks Purchase Online! ... A 16-page, colour booklet downloaded to your computer, or a pre-printed copy sent to your nominated address.'

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*Geocaching Association of Great Britain

‘The Association was established in 2003 to provide a national geocaching organisation and serve as a UK point of contact for geocachers, landowners, the media and others with an interest in geocaching.’

*Ordnance Survey GetOutside

Walking 'The ultimate outdoor activity: You can walk almost anywhere at any time, discover new places and keep fit'

*OutDoors RouteBuilder

'OutDoors GPS makes it really easy to enjoy the great British countryside in confidence, so you can spend less time staring at maps and more time stretching your legs. There's no reason to ever get lost again. Simply create a route on Ordnance Survey maps ... and go' Access to over 30,000 routes already created over the last few years. App designed for iPhone and iPad.

*Shepherds Walks

'Walker's Store ... Self Led Walking Guides ... Courses & Guided Walks ... Events ... Holidays ... Blog ... Education ... News' ... Northumberland, with some offerings in Cumbria and The Borders.


'Aims to make it easy to get into outdoor activities and sports by bringing events, charity challenges, activities & holidays, clubs, expert advice, online shops, local shops, local specialists and accommodation all together under one roof.'

*Treasure Trails

'Treasure Trails create fun and unique ways for you to get outside and explore. We currently have over 1,100 Treasure Trails throughout the UK and are writing more every day.'

*Walking Places

'Walking Places is your place on the web to store and publish your walking journals, diaries and guides. Whether you keep a record of the walks you do with the dog or write a daily diary of your long distance walks, we want you to tell the world about it, through the medium of Walking Places.'

ALERT 'Due to external time pressures, Walking Places, has had to close its doors to new journals, at least for the time being. This was not an easy decision to make, and apologies to anyone hoping to share their experiences. Hopefully this situation will change in the not too distant future ... [18 March 2020]


'Hello and welcome to the forum. Feel free to discuss any issues relating to walking and hiking in the UK here. Remember to bookmark this site and come back often to help make this a lively community and great resource for all ... Please do not advertise or promote your products or website on the boards (although you can put a link to your walking related site in your sig). Active members are welcome to include a link to their walking related website in our Links section where we'd normally expect a reciprocal link in return ...'

*Walks Around Britain

Companion Website to the TV Series Walks Around Britain, first broadcast in January 2016: 'Each season is based on sharing our passion for short walks - with seven programmes each featuring two short walks from around Britain, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands.'


'Whether you’re a weekend rambler, like to walk once a month or a group planning its next charity hike, WalkScene is the website for you. We’re continually adding to our a growing list of detailed walking routes from around the country and further afield.'


'Welcome to Scotland, land of the brave and fearless. It is also land for the adventurous walker, camper and intrepid explorer. www.walkscotland.com is a comprehensive list of walking tours, mountain treks and adventure spots for walking, treking and camping in Scotland's beautiful hills, trails and mountains.'


'Where2Walk presents the best walks in the Yorkshire Dales, the best walks in the North York Moors , the best walks in the Lake District and where best to stay to fully enjoy them ... Each walk is FREE to use, to follow and download ... '

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