Region: East of England

! Ashfield KEY
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! Babergh KEY
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! Basildon KEY
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! Bedford KEY
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The Category Bedford is a subset of Bedfordshire.

 

The following Bedford Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- North Bedfordshire Ramblers

! Braintree KEY
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The Category Braintree is a subset of Essex.

 

The following Braintree Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Braintree District Council

! Breckland KEY
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The following Breckland Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- The Brecks

! Brentwood KEY
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! Broadland KEY
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! Broxbourne KEY
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The following Broxbourne Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Broxbourne U3A

- Walking for Health - Broxbourne

! Cambridge KEY
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! Castle Point KEY
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! Central Bedfordshire KEY
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The following Central Bedfordshire Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Leighton - Linslade U3A

! Chelmsford KEY
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The Category Chelmsford is a subset of Essex.

 

The following Chelmsford Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Walking for Health - Chelmsford

! Colchester KEY
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The Category Colchester is a subset of Essex.

 

The following Colchester Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Walking for Health - Colchester

! Dacorum KEY
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The following Dacorum Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Walking for Health - Dacorum

! East Suffolk KEY
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East Suffolk District was established on 1 April 2019, following the merger of the existing Suffolk Coastal and Waveney districts.

! Epping Forest KEY
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! Fenland KEY
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! Great Yarmouth KEY
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! Harlow KEY
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The following Harlow Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Harlow U3A

! Hertsmere KEY
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The following Hertsmere Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Walking for Health - Hertsmere

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The following Huntingdonshire Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Walking for Health - Huntingdonshire

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! Nottingham KEY
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! Rochford KEY
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The following Rochford Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Walking for Health - Rochford and Castle Point

! South Norfolk KEY
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! Southend-on-Sea KEY
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! Stevenage KEY
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The following Stevenage Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Walking for Health - Stevenage

! Tendring KEY
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! Thurrock KEY
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The following Watford Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Walking for Health - Watford and Three Rivers

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The following Welwyn Hatfield Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Welwyn-Hatfield U3A

! West Suffolk KEY
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The following West Suffolk Entities do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Newmarket U3A

 

On 1 April 2019 Forest Heath District Council and St Edmundsbury Borough Council was replaced by a single district council called West Suffolk Council.

* The University of the Third Age - East of England
Overview

'Our region includes the six counties of Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire. We are a very diverse region, from isolated rural villages to city metropolis, from agriculture to service industry, manufacturing to technology and the people are excitingly diverse too. We have 6 Universities within our region including Cambridge, Anglia Ruskin, Essex, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and East Anglia.'

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U3A Regions

* Walking for Health - East of England
Overview

'Walking for Health is England’s largest network of health walks ... helping people across the country lead a more active lifestyle.'

*Abberton & Langenhoe Parish Council
Overview

'Walks around the Parish of Abberton & Langenhoe by our Footpath Officer.'

Description from

Gordon Davis

*Abbots Langley Parish Council
Overview

Local Footpath Walks 'Eight walks around the Parish. Of varying lengths, the walks take in many of the local points of interest. Easy maps and directions, along with historical background make this an ideal guide for newcomers to the area, or for those that want to know more about the local area and its history.'

*Active Norfolk - Walking
Overview

'Welcome to Active Norfolk - the County Sports Partnership for Norfolk! We aim to provide the single source of activity information for players, organisers, supporters and media. We are working in partnership with all of Norfolk's local authorities, Public Health Norfolk and Sport England to increase participation in sport and physical activity.'

Description from

Active Norfolk

*Aldenham Country Park
Overview

'Once in the park you may explore our lakeside walks, nature trails, outdoor play areas, picnic areas and visit 100 Aker Wood. Aldenham is a haven for a wide diversity of flora and fauna and is a great place for photography and wildlife watching. The walks are self guided but take a look at our Wildlife page to see the animals and plants you might find here so you can learn as you explore.'

Description from

Aldenham Renaissance

*Anglian Water Parks
Overview

'Whether you are out for a gentle stroll or a serious hike, head to one of our water parks to breathe in the fresh air and enjoy the scenery on offer which includes, grasslands, wild flowers and woodlands. As you walk our trails be on the lookout for the wide range of wildlife that make their home with us, including insects, mammals and amphibians.'

Description from

Anglian Water Services

*Ashridge Estate
Size (acreage)2000
Overview

'With 2,000 acres of mature woodland to explore you can while away the hours amongst our magnificent beeches and mighty oaks.'

Description from

National Trust

See also

Ashridge Boundary Trail [GPS Cycle & Walking Routes]

*Aylsham - Walkers Are Welcome
Overview

'Aylsham is at the heart of 2 long distance paths and a number of circular walks:

* The Marriotts Way starts (or finishes) in Aylsham and runs 26 miles to Norwich.

* The Weavers' Way which runs through the Broads to Aylsham and then north towards Cromer through rolling farmland and then onto the rugged North Norfolk Coast, linking eventually with the North Norfolk Coastpath and the Peddar's Way.

* The Bure Valley Footpath traces the Bure Valley River to Wroxham.'

*Basildon & District Rambling Club
Overview

'We are an independent friendly group of people who enjoy walking and will always offer you a warm welcome. We are based in the Basildon Borough Council area, but have numerous members from Chelmsford, Brentwood and Southend areas.'

*Basildon Council
Overview

'Crays Hill, Little Burstead, North Benfleet, Ramsden Crays circular walks. Norsey Wood, Wat Tyler Nature Trails.'

*Bedford Borough Council
Overview

'There are over 980 kilometres of Public Rights of Way in the Bedford Borough area, linking towns and villages to the diverse countryside and landscape of the county. The Borough Council is responsible for the management of this access network, which consists of 600 kilometres of Public Footpaths, 350 kilometres of Public Bridleways and 34 kilometres of Public Byway (BOATS). There are also a number of promoted routes ranging from village walks to regional trails.'

*Bedford Cemetery
Size (acreage)37
Overview

The Friends of Bedford Cemetery 'organise walks, exhibitions and other events and activities ... The Cemetery was known as Bedford Cemetery until the new Cemetery at Norse Road was opened in 1987, when the name was changed to Foster Hill Road Cemetery to avoid confusion'.

Description from

Friends of Bedford Cemetery

See also

Bedford Cemetery [Parks & Gardens UK]

*Bedfordshire Walking Festival
Overview

Usually held Mid September.

*Belhus Woods Country Park
Overview

'A diverse landscape of ancient woodland, grassland and lakes ... A circular walk, set up with the help of the Woodland Trust, follows the boundary of the estate and takes in five public access sites, including Belhus Chase.'

Description from

Thurrock Council

See also

Belhus Woods [Essex Country Park] | Belhus Woods Country Park [GPS Cycle & Walking Routes]

*Berkhamsted Town Council
Overview

'Berkhamsted lies on the western edge of Hertfordshire, bordering the Chiltern Hills ... Together with the adjoining village of Northchurch it is separated from other towns and villages by lovely countryside, all of it in the Metropolitan Green Belt and much of it classified as being an area of outstanding natural beauty.'

*Bishop's Stortford & District Footpaths Association
Overview

'We have published several booklets recommending walks on circular and linear routes, and are currently working on a project to produce more of these walks in a widening circle of up to an 8-mile radius around town.  We also publish monthly walks on our website.'

*Bowers Marsh Reserve
Size (acreage)660
Overview

'An ancient landscape alive with the sights and sounds of wildlife. This grazing marsh has played a vital role in the lives of people and wildlife for centuries. Now, after careful restoration, it's ready and waiting for you to explore and enjoy. There are 4 miles (6 km) of nature trails for you to explore on foot, three viewing points and two picnic areas.'

Description from

RSPB

See also

Bowers Marsh Walk [Essex Walks]

*Brandon Country Park
Overview

'From the visitor centre at Brandon Country Park you can follow a number of trails, cycle routes and walks that take you through the park and the surrounding Thetford Forest.' ALERT Website Links changed.

Description from

Brandon Country Park

*Braughing Parish Paths Group
Overview

'Formed in 2004 with the encouragement of the Parish Council Committee to promote the enjoyment of the Public Rights of Way in the Parish and to monitor their maintenance. There are 37 Rights of Way in the Parish totalling over 21 miles ... In 2007, using a grant from the Parish Paths Partnership and a donation from Glaxo Smith Kline, the Paths Group produced a map leaflet showing the public rights of way in the parish and four suggested walks.'

*Brentwood Borough Council
Overview

Find a local park or countryside site ... Keep active ... Stay safe, healthy and well ...

*Broadland District Council
Overview

'Broadland is one of the most beautiful districts in the country, made up of many contrasting landscapes. To the east lies part of the world famous Broads, Britain's finest wetland with some two hundred kilometres of navigable waterways. To the west you can explore the gentle rolling landscapes and many beautiful unspoilt villages, with picturesque flint cottages, churches and houses.'

*Broads Authority
Overview

'The Norfolk and Suffolk Broads is Britain's largest protected wetland and third largest inland waterway, with the status of a national park. It's also home to some of the rarest plants and animals in the UK. The Broads Authority was set up in 1989, with responsibility for conservation, planning, recreation and waterways.'

*Broxbourne Woods National Nature Reserve
Overview

'Charming ancient woodland, diverse wildlife and rich history make Broxbourne Woods National Nature Reserve (NNR) a truly magnificent place to be. As Hertfordshire’s only NNR, Broxbourne Woods is a very large area of sessile oak and hornbeam woodland at the northern most part of its natural range.'

*Bushey and District Footpaths Association
Overview

'With the incorporation of the Watford Fieldpath Association, the BADFA area greatly increased. It now is roughly bounded by Borehamwood, Harrow, Rickmansworth, Chenies, Chesham, Berkhamsted, Hemel Hempstead, St Albans, Radlett; but focuses mainly on Bushey, Aldenham, Watford, and Watford Rural "parishes".'

*Cambridge Ramblers
Overview

'Our walks are typically in Cambridgeshire and neighbouring counties. We normally walk on most Saturdays and many Mondays.'

*Cambridge University Botanic Garden
Overview

'The Garden offers all-year interest and seasonal inspiration. Whatever time of year you visit, you will always discover something to intrigue and captivate. Each week, the Head of Horticulture selects some of the plants at their best - you can find these on her Plant Picks Trail ... Best of all, returning to visit throughout the year reveals the dynamic passage of the seasons and nurtures a deep knowledge of the Garden and its collections. The Seasonal Trails  ... will help you plan your return visit.'

Description from

University of Cambridge

*Cambridge University Rambling Club
Overview

'There's no need to sign up in advance for the vast majority of our walks - to join a particular ramble, just turn up at the time and place indicated on the termcard! ... University staff, former students, Anglia Ruskin students and people completely unconnected to the university are all very welcome! While the majority of our members are current Cambridge University students, we do have several regular members who are not.'

*Cambridgeshire Gay Outdoor Club
Overview

'The Cambridgeshire Group generally walk on the 1st Sunday of each month. We're a friendly group and always look forward to seeing a new friend joining us. Sometimes a new friend may be nervous being their first time along, but everyone will be welcoming and you'll soon be at ease ...'

*Central Bedfordshire Council
Overview

'What better way to enjoy Central Bedfordshire than by walking through it for free! ... '

*Chafford Gorges Nature Park
Size (acreage)200
Overview

''Features of the gorges include: Well surfaced paths but some steep inclines; A variety of habitats, including grassland, meadow, ponds and woodland; A variety of plants and wildlife, including orchid, bats, newts and glow worms; Picnic areas at Warren Gorge set within meadows and beside lakes.'

Description from

Thames Chase

*Chelmer Valley Local Nature Reserve
Size (acreage)39
Overview

'This 16 hectare (39 acre) site runs along the eastern banks of the River Chelmer for approximately 2.5km from Valley Bridge down to Victoria Road.' ALERT Links changed.

Description from

Visit Chelmsford

*Chelmsford YHA Local Group
Overview

'We have weekends away about once a month to Youth Hostels and bunkhouses around the country, occassional local Sunday walks, and various social events in and around Chelmsford. Also there are longer trips such as New Year in the Peak District, Easter in the Lake District or a week in Scotland. Most trips are based around hill walking, and we also have some cycling weekends and other outdoor activities.'

*Cheshunt Park
Size (acreage)235
Overview

'This large Green Flag accredited park is the green heart of the Borough with a large part of the 235 acres covered by a wildflower meadow with hay cut once a year.'

Description from

Borough of Broxbourne

*Clare - Walkers Are Welcome
Overview

'Clare is beautifully situated in the Upper Stour Valley and there are literally dozens of footpaths and bridleways waiting to be explored, as well as a unique range of heritage assets, including the ruins of a Norman castle, Victorian railway buildings, a Wool Church, a country park and the River Stour.'

Description from

Clare Walkers

*Clare Castle Country Park
Overview

'Situated to the south of the picturesque, historic town of Clare, just two minutes' walk from the town centre, Clare Castle Country Park is a beautiful quiet area to relax, play, get close to nature and learn about Clare's fascinating history.'

See also

Clare-UK

*Colchester Ramblers
Overview

'We have an active walks programme throughout the year with walks on both Wednesdays and Sundays. During the summer we also have Friday evening walks to gently ease you into the weekend.'

*Comberton Ramblers
Overview

'The Comberton Ramblers Group walk on alternate Sundays. Walks are from 4 - 7 miles, usually ending near a public house. We are a friendly / informative group and enjoy exploring the varied countryside in this area.'

*Cromer - Walkers Are Welcome
Overview

'Cromer has welcomed walkers since time immemorial, fresh air – huge panoramas of land and sky. We are the gateway to a variety of trails and paths – There are walks that are buggy, wheelchair and dog friendly. When walking is done, we have places to eat, play and rest.'

Description from

Walk Cromer

*Croxley Green Parish Council
Overview

'Croxley Green has eighteen designated public footpaths and a number of others which have yet to be formalised. The footpaths vary markedly in nature from short "cut through" urban footpaths between local roads to ambling rural footpaths.'

See also

Croxley Green Boundary Walk [Croxley Green Residents Association]

*Dedham Footpath Group
Overview

'This guide is designed to allow visitors and residents to enjoy the large number of footpaths that exist in and around the historic village of Dedham, in north-east Essex. Many of the views that you will see have been immortalised in the pictures of John Constable RA, who lived in the neighbouring village of East Bergholt, and attended school in Dedham ... '

Description from

Dedham Parish Council

*Dedham Vale AONB
Overview

'The valley retains a locally characteristic, rural landscape with a rich diversity of wildlife and habitats. In the AONB, key landscape features have been retained and Constable’s views are still largely apparent. The majority of the land in the valley is still farmed despite development pressures, and supports a viable and diverse agriculture with a mix of farm sizes ... The designated area of the AONB is just 90 kilometres square and stretches upstream from Manningtree to within one mile of Bures. The remainder of the Stour Valley landscape is mostly of as high a quality as that within the AONB designation, and representations to extend the AONB continue.'

*Discover Suffolk
Overview

'Discover a comprehensive list of coastal walks, circular walks, long distance routes and organised walks.'

*Discovering Britain - East of England
Overview

'Big skies, fenland landscapes, historic wool towns and nearness to mainland Europe are just some ingredients in the East of England's distinctive character. Explore the fascinating mudflats of the Thames estuary in Essex or retrace fenland history from bogs to beans. Discover bustling market towns or historic cities such as Cambridge. Find out why the east coast is disappearing and seaside resorts are changing.'

*East Herts Council
Overview

'The small towns and villages stand in an area of natural beauty, with winding country lanes, nestling in shallow valleys of many rivers and streams that criss-cross the District ...'

*East Herts Footpath Society
Overview

'An independent walking and campaigning group with a membership of 300+ households, mostly living in East Hertfordshire.'

*Ely Country Park
Overview

'To help you get the most out of your visit, special waymarkers have been placed around the Country Park marking out two trails which will help you to discover some spectacular views and wildlife of international importance. The walks called Kingfisher (long trail) and Bulrush (short trail) highlight the best of the natural fen landscape including the Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) where you can test your bird spotting skills ...'

Description from

Visit Ely & East Cambridgeshire

See also

ELY Wildspace

*Epping Forest
Size (acreage)6000
Overview

'London’s largest open space, at approximately 6,000 acres. The forest stretches 12 miles from Manor Park in east London to just north of Epping in Essex. '

Description from

City of London Corporation

*Epping Forest Outdoor Group
Overview

'Was formed over 50 years ago as a Group for those people who want to do a range of activities in the outdoors. We don't specialise but will try nearly anything. We arrange something for most weekends, with walking and cycling being our most frequent activities, but also have a range of social events which our members might put on the programme.'

*Essex County Council
Overview

'Walking is a popular recreational pursuit and the greenest form of transport available. Regular walking can help improve your health and we work in partnership with many other organisations to promote and encourage it ... Visit Essex is the official tourism site covering the county. The section Walk Essex provides maps and information on five circular routes taking you through some of the county's most attractive towns, villages and countryside.'

*Explore West Norfolk
Overview

'Explore the rural areas of West Norfolk’s heritage and natural environment attractions into themed experiences. Evoke sense of heritage by captivating castles, medieval churches, famous historic houses and heritage sites. With its beautiful rolling countryside enjoy some wonderful walking routes, or take bike for cycling expeditions around the countryside. West Norfolk provides fine nature reserves and outstanding opportunities for bird watching.'

*Eye - Walkers Are Welcome
Overview

'Welcome to the Eye Outdoors Group ! We are an active group of people who run walks and cycle rides for anyone interested in getting fit, remain fit or just love the outdoors – and all in good social company. In 2018 we gained the “Walkers are Welcome” national accreditation – the first to do so in Mid-Suffolk and the third town in the county of Suffolk.'

Description from

Eye Outdoors Group

*Fairlands Valley Park
Size (acreage)120
Overview

'Enjoy a cycle or walk through this popular park in Stevenage. There are several pretty lakes with waterside cycling and walking paths to enjoy.'

Description from

Stevenage Borough Council

*Fenland Ramblers
Overview

'Based in Wisbech covering northern Cambridgeshire. The title of our Group might suggest that our walks are based in Fenland, however, this is not necessarily true. Whilst we do occasionally walk within Fenland, we often venture further afield into other parts of Cambridgeshire as well as Norfolk, Suffolk, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire, all generally within an hour's drive of Wisbech.'

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