Region: East of England

Adnams Pub Walks for the 21st Century
Overview

‘What better way to spend a sunny day in Suffolk than working up an appetite on a walk through the countryside or along the coast, before finishing up at a great pub? Not much – at least that’s what we think, which is why we’re so pleased that Adnams has teamed up with the online walks library [AllTrails]  to create a series of eleven pubs walks in Suffolk!‘

Description from

Visit Suffolk

See also

ALERT Record changed at Review from one promoted by Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB.

Alban Way
Distance (miles)7
Overview

'For cyclists and walkers along the former railway line between St Albans and Hatfield. It is an important link in the local sustainable transport network and forms part of Route 61 of the National Cycle Network.'

Alde Valley Walk
Distance (miles)14
Overview

'This is the longest and perhaps most challenging and rewarding walk in the series, allowing walkers to enjoy isolated and remote countryside. There is considerable variety of landscape including woodland, lush meadows and the light terrain characteristic of the Suffolk Sandlings.'

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East Suffolk Lines

Ampthill Millbrook Circular Walk
Distance (miles)7
Overview

'This walk passes through some of the most beautiful countryside in Bedfordshire. Explore the well-wooded and undulating landscapes of the Greensand Ridge, which offers exhilarating views over the surrounding countryside ...'

Angels & Pinnacles: Heritage Trails
Overview

'There are many ways to discover Suffolk's medieval churches but by bike or on foot you can savour the delights of the countryside at close quarters. There is a real sense of achievement to be had from walking or cycling between churches, quite apart from the gorgeous views on the way ... '

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Angels & Pinnacles A Celebration of Suffolk Churches

Angles Way
Distance (miles)93
Overview

'Walking trail following the county boundary of Norfolk and Suffolk, gently meandering from Great Yarmouth through to Thetford.'

Description from

Norfolk County Council

Ash and Lee
Distance (miles)11
Overview

‘This walk cuts across the wide open, wood-spotted Hertfordshire fields, before descending into the sylvan valley of the Ash, following old railway lines and navigations to the lakes and reedbeds of the Lee valley.‘

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Out of the LOOP

Aylsham Walks
Overview

'Aylsham is a beautiful market town with the streets still arranged on the original medieval layout.'

Ayot Greenway
Distance (miles)5
Overview

'Rail trail which extends from Ayot St. Peter, just west of Welwyn Garden City and the A1(M) Motorway to Wheathampstead in Hertfordshire.'

Description from

Wikipedia

See also

The Ayots [Hertfordshire Countryside Management Service]

Basildon Walks
Overview

'Basildon is a thriving town. Surrounded by open spaces, iconic buildings and stunning examples of public art you will find that this sixty year old town isn't short of historical interest: beneath its modern open streetscape and abundant and bio-diverse green spaces can be found the remains of previous cultures going back many thousands of years ... '

Bedford Area Public Rights of Way
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.'

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Bedford Borough Council

Bedford Town Centre Guided Walks
Overview

'If you want to know more about Bedford you could do no better than take a tour led by a member of the Bedford Association Of Tour Guides, who have all undertaken a rigorous and extensive training programme culminating in both written and practical examinations.'

Benfleet Circular via Leigh on Sea Walk
Distance (miles)10
Overview

'Circular walk, based on Leigh-on-Sea railway station, includes a climb to see the ruins of Hadleigh Castle, a walk along Benfleet Downs and a return walk along Benfleet Creek alongside Hadleigh Marsh.' ALERT This Entry formerly referenced an 'Essex Pub Walk': Leigh-on-Sea & Hadleigh Castle Walk  But since the relevant Website seems no longer, I have replaced it with a 'Saturday Walkers Club' Walk. (I have retained the original description.)

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Saturday Walkers Club

Best Trails in Chelmsford
Overview

'Chelmsford is the county city of Essex, and with a rich heritage, beautiful green spaces, first-class sporting, leisure and arts facilities, shopping, dining and vibrant nightlife, there is definitely something for everyone. Situated in the heart of Essex and only 30 miles from London ... '

Description from

AllTrails

Bishop's Stortford to Harlow Walk
Distance (miles)8
Overview

'This is a linear walk along the scenic River Stort from Bishop’s Stortford to Harlow and returning by bus.'

Bishop's Way Walk
Distance (miles)9
Overview

'Following mediaeval tracks out across the fens, the Bishop's Way takes you along the route used by the Bishops of Ely to their palace in Downham.'

Description from

Visit Ely

Bittern Line Walks
Overview

'The Bittern Line railway heads north from the beautiful cathedral city of Norwich passing through the unique wetland area of The Broads to the dramatic north Norfolk coast.'

Description from

Norfolk County Council

Blue Line Trail
Distance (miles)3
Overview

'D.H. Lawrence Heritage comprises two sites in Eastwood, the Heritage Centre and the Birthplace Museum, linked by the Blue Line Trail self-guided walking tour.'

Boudicca Way
Distance (miles)36
Overview

'Long distance footpath which runs for approximately 36 miles between Diss and Norwich.'

Description from

Norfolk County Council

See also

The Boudicca Way [The Walking Englishman]

Braintree Walks
Overview

'Braintree has a long and fascinating history - emerging from a Bronze Age valley settlement as an important and flourishing market town located at the crossroads of two Roman roads ... '

Brecks Heritage Trails
Overview

'The Brecks has a rich diversity of natural and man-made landscape heritage just waiting to be explored.  Public access to it, however, remains under-developed and unstructured. The Breckland Society aims to address this by creating a series of 10 heritage trails across the Norfolk and Suffolk Brecks. These trails will be designed for walkers, cyclists and horse riders, utilising existing rights of way, including bridleways and cycle paths. The trails will be based upon circular routes of differing lengths, with each one focused on a specific heritage theme ...'

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Breaking New Ground

Brentwood Walking and Cycling
Overview

The Borough of Brentwood 'is named after the town of Brentwood which is the main development in the area. There are still large areas of woodland including Shenfield Common, Hartswood (named after its last private owner, a Mr Hart), Weald Country Park, and Thorndon Country Park. The original district council was formed in 1974 from the former area of Brentwood Urban District, part of Epping and Ongar Rural District and part of Chelmsford Rural District'.

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Brentwood Borough Council

Broads Local Access Forum
Overview

'The Forum is a semi-independent body which advises on improving public access to land within the Broads Authority's executive area.'

Description from

Broads Authority

Broxbourne Circular Walk
Distance (miles)15
Overview

'A strenuous walk through the Spital Brook valley into Broxbourne Woods National Nature Reserve and an assortment of ancient and wild woods and diverse woodland setting.'

Description from

Saturday Walkers Club

See also

Broxbourne Woods North / South Walks (Nos 26 and 27) [Hertfordshire Walker]]

Bure Valley Landscape Walks
Overview

Four Walks produced by Norfolk Wildlife Trust and Upton Walking Group 'designed to help you explore the beautiful Bure Valley Living Landscape'.

Description from

Norfolk Wildlife Trust

Bure Valley Railway Path
Distance (miles)9
Overview

'A purpose built footpath and cycle path runs alongside the entire nine mile length of the track from Aylsham to Wroxham taking cyclists and walkers through some stunningly beautiful English countryside. There are many nice paths which also spur from the our footpath and cycle way.'

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Bure Valley Railway

Burlingham Woodland Walks
Overview

'Developed since the 1990s on land owned by Norfolk County Council, the walks use Public Rights of Way and permissive paths. There are a variety of walks to suit all abilities, ranging from 1 mile to several miles, and this includes a number for wheelchair and mobility vehicles.'

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Norfolk County Council

Burnham-On-Crouch Walks
Overview

'Visitors for an afternoon, a day or much longer periods are part of the lifeblood of Burnham on Crouch. Many of our visitors return time after time to enjoy the unique atmosphere of the historic Conservation area, the top class restaurants and the constant buzz of activity on the River Crouch.'

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Marshland

Bury to Clare Walk
Distance (miles)19
Overview

'A route through the heart of west Suffolk, with its gently undulating landscape and picture postcard villages.'

Description from

Discover Suffolk

Byrhtnoth's Last Essex Visit Walk
Distance (miles)49
Overview

The Walk 'follows the Cam valley to Saffron Walden, crossing into the Pant river valley and then near Wimbish to the river Chelmer valley that it follows south via Thaxted and Great Dunmow to Chelmsford. Here the Chelmer turns east, joining the Blackwater (Panta in Roman times) to reach the head of the Blackwater estuary at Maldon, where the site of the battle is finally reached ... Links include West Anglian Way / Fen Rivers Way and Essex Way, Icknield Way Path and Centenary Circle (of Chelmsford)'.

Cambridge Modern Architecture Walks
Overview

'The buildings of Cambridge constructed since 1945 have made a substantial contribution to the built environment of the city. There can be few cities of comparable size with such an array of work by nationally and internationally renowned designers ...' Part 1 The City Centre | Part 2 Four City Walks | Part 3 The Suburbs | Part 4 The Surrounding AreaALERT Unable to raise the Walks originally cited here at Review, so Linked instead to related Site.

Cambridge Sculpture Trails
Overview

'Cambridge Sculpture Trails has created three separate sculpture walks around the city to enable you to discover this rich diversity of works of art.'

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Cambridge Sculpture Trails

Cambridgeshire Definitive Map and Statement
Overview

'The Definitive Map and Statement is a collection of certain maps and other documents which together constitute the County Council's legal record of all known public rights of way in Cambridgeshire. The council also keeps records of many of the county's permissive paths. This is where a landowner has agreed to allow the public to use a route on their land, but no legal right of way exists.'

Cambridgeshire Local Access Forum
Overview

'The main remit of the group is to advise the County Council, as well as District Councils, on the management of the County's public rights of way. The advice of the group is to ensure the continued improvement and protection of public rights of way in Cambridgeshire for the purposes of open air recreation and the enjoyment of the countryside.'

Cambridgeshire Walks (Around St Ives)
Overview

'This web site is dedicated to walks from and around our beautiful town of St Ives in Cambridgeshire. The land is flat, but with tall skies and wide horizons there's a fantastic feeling of open spaces.'

Description from

John McKinnie

Camuplodunum Walk
Distance (miles)25
Overview

'The Camuplodunum was conceived in 1974 by Derek Keeble as a 25 mile, long distance route around Colchester's town boundary to be used as a training ground for his then favourite pastime, orienteering.  On the one hand it retains its original objective as a complete long distance path. On the other hand it has been broken down into sixteen short sections between Colchester's radial bus routes for the less adventurous. Whichever way you prefer to enjoy its varied route, Colchester Ramblers hope that you share Derek's undying enthusiasm for our surrounding countryside. '

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Colchester Ramblers

Canvey Island Walk
Distance (miles)15
Overview

'I did this walk on Sunday 23rd September 2007. I had been going to walk along the Medway Valley from Strood to Maidstone but I had got up a bit too late (again) to get a suitable train and thus drove to Canvey Island instead to continue my series of walks on the Essex coast. It was a fine day with plenty of sunshine and felt quite warm for the time of the year despite a fairly strong breeze ... '

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Tim Bertuchi

Cassiobury Walks
Overview

'Over 30 walks from Cassiobury Park, Watford, UK, including Whippendell Wood, Chandlers Cross and Croxley Moor; also the Grand Union Canal North to Kings Langley (and including The Grove) and South past Rickmansworth; from a ten minute walk around the park to a three hour walk across country.'

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Raffi Katz

Castle Acre Circular Walk
Distance (miles)6
Overview

'Starting in the historic village of Castle Acre, with its Cluniac Priory and eleventh century castle, this 6 mile walk follows the Peddars Way National Trail, old drove roads and lanes. It returns to the village following the River Nar, on part of the Nar Valley Way.'

Castle Hedingham Walk
Distance (miles)10
Overview

'Walk through the gently rolling countryside around Castle Hedingham. It starts in the quiet village of Wickham St Paul, with its beautiful duckpond, before taking you north on well used footpaths through open farmland, then west through the hills and valleys outside Gestingthorpe, before descending the long slow slopes into Castle Hedingham itself, where you can go to see the remains of the Medieval Castle ...'

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Essex Walks

Castle Point Woodland Walks
Overview

Daws Heath Woodland  Three ancient woods beside the A127

Thundersley Common One of the finest surviving heaths in Essex

Shipwright’s Wood Discover the beauty of this hidden wood.

Thundersley Glen  An open woodland once used for charcoal burning.

West Wood  Explore this ancient wood which once belonged to the Dean of St. Paul’s Cathedral.

Cawdle Fen Way
Distance (miles)6
Overview

'A walk to the south of Ely takes you along the bank of the River Great Ouse, a river which has been the life blood to Ely throughout the centuries.' ALERT The PDF cited here is no longer accessible via Visit Cambridge & Beyond. The Facebook Page referenced as an alternative might give you access to the PDF instead.

Centenary Circle Walk
Distance (miles)21
Overview

'Circular footpath encircling Chelmsford.'

Description from

Essex Walks

Central Bedfordshire and Luton Joint Local Access Forum
Overview

'The Forum consists of up to 22 members, all volunteers giving their time and experience to improving countryside access for the future. Ability for each member to recognise the validity of the views of others and to seek consensus is vital, as is independence from the views of any particular organisation.'

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Central Bedfordshire Council

Central Bedfordshire Public Rights of Way
Overview

Public Rights of Way: [1] Reporting an issue - - - : [2] Background - - - : [3] Advice for farmers and landowners - - - : [4] Online maps - - - : [5] Maintenance - - - : [6] Landowner statements - - - : [7] Rights of way policy documents - - - : [8] Temporary rights of way closure - - - : [9] Byways Open to All Traffic [BOATS]

Chalgrave Heritage Trail
Distance (miles)11
Overview

'This circular trail takes you back in history as you discover Chalgrave's hidden history. It can be walked in its entirety or in sections using other footpaths to return to your starting point.'

Chatteris Circular Walk
Distance (miles)5
Overview

'Chatteris is a thriving Fenland town with many local shops and businesses. The town still celebrates its histtory with an annual History Festival and is the place to be at Christmas for the famous and splendid Chatteris Christmas lights.'

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Visit Cambridgeshire Fens

Chelmer and Blackwater Navigation Towpath
Distance (miles)14
Overview

'The Chelmer and Blackwater Navigation is the canalisation of the Rivers Chelmer and Blackwater in Essex, in the east of England. The navigation runs for 13.75 miles (22.13 km) [1] from Springfield Basin in Chelmsford to the sea lock at Heybridge Basin near Maldon. It was opened in 1797, and remained under the control of the original company until 2003. It is now run by Essex Waterways Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Inland Waterways Association.'

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Essex Waterways

Chess Valley Walk
Distance (miles)10
Overview

'Linear walk through the Chilterns following the River Chess from Rickmansworth to Chesham ...'

Description from

Chilterns AONB

Chiltern Chain Walk
Distance (miles)240
Overview

'Consists of 20 circular walks of between 10 and 15 miles, which link together to form a "chain" across the Chiltern Hills of southern England. It starts at Dunstable Downs, towards the north-eastern end of the Chilterns, and stretches south-west to Goring, where the river Thames separates the Chilterns from the Berkshire Downs.'

Description from

Pete Collins

Chiltern Way
Distance (miles)134
Overview

'It is a wandering, varied and mostly rural way stretching around the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Ordnance Survey are adding it to their maps ...'

Description from

Chiltern Society

Circular Walk from Aldeburgh to Tunstall via Snape
Distance (miles)22
Overview

'This twisting walk took me over Tunstall Forest and out towards the coast at Thorpeness. The scenery is varied and the going underfoot invariably good.'

Description from

BritishWalks.org

Clare Walks
Overview

Visit Clare - the smallest town in West Suffolk. The Tourist Information Point in Clare Library includes an Ordnance Survey map centred on Clare which shows a number of walks around and about.

Description from

Clare Town Council

See also

The Clare Town Trail [The Ancient House Museum]

Clopton Way
Distance (miles)11
Overview

'The walk connects The Wimpole Way (Cambridge to Wimpole Estate) with the Greensand Ridge Walk (Leighton Buzzard to Gamlingay Cinques) giving a long distance walk of 64 miles.'

Coast Alive! - Walks in and around Great Yarmouth
Overview

Booklet describes a series of eleven short circular coastal walks.

Coasthopper Walks
Overview

'Coasthopper shadows the Norfolk Coast Path National Trail all the way along from Hunstanton to Cromer, so it's really easy to take the bus, get off for a good walk, and rejoin the bus a bit further along the route. What's more the Peddars Way National Trail also reaches the coast at Holme next the Sea.' Note that I have replaced the original Link used here with one to WalkCromer.

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Coasthopper

Cole Green Way
Distance (miles)6
Overview

'Disused railway line that runs from Welwyn to Hertford. The pleasant off-road route is suitable for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. The link through Hertford connects to the tow path along the River Lea, taking you to Ware and beyond.'

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East Herts Council

Colne Valley Trail [Hillingdon]
Distance (miles)14
Overview

'Starts at Rickmansworth and follows the River Colne southwards ending at Colnbrook. There is a link path to Langley from Cowley Lock. Plans are in hand to extend the Colne Valley Trail further south. Originally listed as two separate routes and now combined to form a 14 mile route from Rickmansworth to Colnbrook.' Two free leaflets cover the route and are available from the Colne Valley Regional Park Visitor Centre.

See also

Colne Valley Trail [GPS Cycle & Walking Routes] | The Big Walks of London [John Merrill Walk Guides, 2008]

Constable Country Walk
Overview

'Leave your car behind and take in the countryside at the pace that Constable did himself. You can visit the locations Constable painted and the places he lived or just enjoy strolling though this fine example of an English lowland landscape.'

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National Trust.

Cross-Norfolk Trail
Distance (miles)96
Overview

'Cross-county route that begins with the Nar Valley Way in King’s Lynn on the Wash, continues with the Wensum Way and Marriott’s Way to Norwich and from here follows the Wherryman’s Way to Great Yarmouth on the North Sea coast.'

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Norfolk County Council

Dengie Peninsula
Overview

'Imagine a remote countryside edged on three sides by water - two rivers and the sea - and a great expanse of sky, sea and marshland that is The Dengie Peninsula. It lies east of Chelmsford and reaches all the way to the North Sea. To the south it is bounded by the River Crouch and the River Blackwater to the north ... ' Note that I originally referenced here PDFs accessible via the Visit Essex Website.

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The Dengie Hundred

Dereham Walks
Overview

'Dereham is a market town at the heart of Norfolk which flourished in the 7th century. It is thought that St Withburga, youngest daughter of Anna, King of the East Angles, built a nunnery and church. The town is also historically linked to agriculture being located in the middle of one of Britain’s most important farming regions. This is highlighted on many of the walks which take you across some of Norfolk’s beautiful farming landscapes.'

Description from

Norfolk County Council

Discovering Stowmarket: A Walker's Guide
Distance (miles)2
Overview

'A step by step walking guide to Stowmarket; estimated walking time: 1 hour.'

Description from

Edwin Hayward

Duke of York and Potters Bar Walk
Distance (miles)6
Overview

'Circular pub walk from the Duke of York in Barnet, Hertfordshire. A former coaching inn, built on the Great North Road, the Duke of York continues to serve the needs of many a weary traveller ... The walk also passes by Potters Bar rail station, so if you are travelling by train you can adjust the walk to start at the station and visit the pub on-route.'

Description from

AllTrails

East Suffolk Line Walks
Overview

'The stations along the line provide convenient starting and finishing points from which walkers can explore the surrounding countryside, ranging from a short stroll ... to over ten miles of remote fields and woods ... For more ambitious ramblers walks can be joined up to make a long distance trail of over 70 miles.'

Ebury Way
Distance (miles)4
Overview

'Watford disused railway walk: Ebury Way and the Croxley Green branch (and Cassiobury Park)'

Note: The description originally cited here seems to have disappeared from the Three Rivers District Council Website. So I have replaced the Link with one to a more reflective version from Karen.

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Karen's Walks

Ely Eel Trail
Distance (miles)2
Overview

'It is thought that Ely’s name relates to a time when the city was surrounded by marsh and its main trade was in eels. Eels are still caught in the River Ouse, and provided the inspiration behind the Ely Eel Trail – a series of works around the city by Elizabeth Jane Grosse that were commissioned by East Cambridgeshire District Council. '

Description from

Visit Ely

England Coast Path - Hopton-on-Sea to Sea Palling
Distance (miles)21
Overview

'The 34 km stretch of the England Coast Path (ECP) from Hopton-on-Sea to Sea Palling is now open to the public. Coastal access rights came into force along this stretch of coast on the 24 October 2016 by order of the Secretary of State.'

England Coast Path - Sea Palling to Weybourne
Distance (miles)25
Overview

'The 41km stretch of the England Coast Path (ECP) from Sea Palling to Weybourne is now open to the public. Coastal access rights came into force along this stretch of coast on 12 December 2014 by order of the Secretary of State ... Sections of it follow the existing Norfolk Coast Path between Cromer and Weybourne..'

Essex Local Access Forum
Overview

'It is likely that the Forum will often be discussing contentious issues and that their advice will guide policies and actions of the County Council. Therefore, it is vital that the membership of the forum represents a wide range of interests and is balanced between the wish to increase access and the need to protect the landscape and its economic use ... We're looking for new members to join us, please contact the Secretary for more information.'

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Essex Highways

Essex Parish Paths Partnership (P3)
Overview

'This is an ECC-funded community-based scheme that enables local volunteers to look after and/or promote their local Public Right of Way network. More information is contained in the P3 manual. If you want to volunteer, the Public Rights of Way and Localism Officer will be able to put you in touch with an existing local group, or help you start up your own group.'

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Essex Highways

Essex Public Rights of Way
Overview

The interactive Map of Public Rights of Way 'is for general purposes only. It is not the statutory Definitive Map which is held at County Hall. District, borough, town and parish councils must also keep copies for their particular areas ... In law the Definitive Map provides conclusive evidence of the existence of any Public Rights of Way shown on it. This interactive map does not'.

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Essex Highways

Essex Walks
Overview

'A free site listing rural walks in Essex countryside ... All these walks are on public footpaths, permissive paths or other land open to the public, so you never have to worry about trespassing.'

Essex Way
Distance (miles)81
Overview

'Path stretching frm Epping to Harwich ... You can walk it in stages, or make a holiday of it staying in accommodation along the way ... Along the way there are waymarks posts to help you.'

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Essex Highways

Explore Waveney Valley
Overview

'Welcome to the Waveney Valley! The river Waveney defines the border between Norfolk and Suffolk for much of its length. Although the two counties are traditional rivals, seven market towns in the broader region have come together, under the aegis of the Waveney Valley Market Towns Group, to commission a series of unique audio walks that help you explore these jewels ...'

Felixstowe and Trimley Circular Walks
Distance (miles)12
Overview

'Discover the amazing history and explore the varied landscapes of Landguard, Felixstowe and Trimley with two new walking guides produced by the Landguard Partnership and Suffolk County Council. Both walks are about 6 miles long and link together to make a very interesting and full day out.'

Felmersham Parish Walks
Overview

Six Walks in and around the parish of Felmersham ... Felmersham Circular Walk ... Radwell Circular Walk ... Parish Paths Partnership Map Board ... '

Description from

felmersham.net

Fen Edge Way
Distance (miles)8
Overview

'Take a walk through time from Roman to modern times on this pretty corner of the Cambridgeshire countryside. The walk takes you from the Roman waterway of Reach Lode, via the remains of medieaval quarries, churches and a castle, to a working Victorian windmill and a railway line disused since 1968.' ALERT The related Trail now referenced here replaces the Earthworks Way.

Fen Rivers Way
Distance (miles)48
Overview

'Walk between Cambridge and Kings Lynn following the Rivers Cam and Great Ouse. The main route mainly follows the western banks of the rivers, although there is an eastern alternative available between north of Cambridge and Ely. The route is mostly flat, with very little ascent or descent. '

Description from

BritishWalks.org

See also

Fen Rivers Way [Norfolk County Council]

Fleam Dyke and Roman Road Walk
Distance (miles)25
Overview

'The Fleam Dyke and Roman Road Walk is a waymarked route incorporating two of Cambridgeshire's ancient linear sites ... A Guide Book ... gives detailed directions and route maps and includes information on flora, fauna and places of interest along the way, illustrated with colour photographs. It also lists places to eat and drink and a number of pubs and guest houses offering accommodation along the route.'

Flitch Way
Distance (miles)8
Overview

Braintree to Little Dunmow: 'Open to walkers, cyclists and horse riders, the Flitch Way is flat and mostly traffic free. There are many public footpaths exploring the countryside just off the route.'

Description from

Sustrans

Framlingham Town Trail
Distance (miles)2
Overview

'If you see people walking around Framlingham who appear to be staring constantly at their feet, they're probably actually following the Town Trail ... Framlingham is bursting with history and hidden nooks making much of its history and interest easy to miss, so we have created the Town Trail which is a circular walk marked by metal plaques around the town which take you on a comprehensive tour of Framlingham.'

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Framlingham Town Council

Friends of Epping Forest Guided Walks
Overview

'A varied programme of walks throughout the Forest is organised by the Friends of Epping Forest. Led by knowledgeable Forest enthusiasts, these walks provide an opportunity to find out more about the Forest. Some are a gentle stroll, while others are taken at a faster pace. The walks are free, but donations to support the work of the Friends are welcome.'

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Friends of Epping Forest

Fynn Valley Walk
Distance (miles)9
Overview

'A way marked walk following the River Fynn from Witnesham to Martlesham Creek, through some of the most picturesque countryside in Suffolk.'

Description from

East Suffolk Lines

Gainsborough Line Walks
Overview

'Walk from Station to Station with our useful guides ... The Gainsborough Line is the marketing name of the Sudbury Branch Line, a single track railway line running through the rural area between Sudbury and Marks Tey in England. Prior to the Beeching Axe the line, known as the Stour Valley Railway also served Cambridge, Long Melford, Clare and Haverhill.'

Gainsborough Trail
Distance (miles)12
Overview

'Welcome to the Meadow Walk [3.5 miles] the first section of the Gainsborough Trail, named after the famous painter Thomas Gainsborough, an approximate 12.4 miles continuous walkable route which will eventually encompass the whole of the Sudbury area, giving access to the best of the countryside in Sudbury, Great Cornard, Chilton and beyond.' ALERT Now Linking to a Website for the Gainsborough Trail itself.

Garden of Suffolk Walk
Distance (miles)7
Overview

'Known locally as The Garden of Suffolk the village of Yoxford is approached across the pastures of Rookery Park, one of three country houses that surround the village.'

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East Suffolk Lines

Gipping Valley River Path
Distance (miles)18
Overview

'The Trust has reached an agreement with MARPA (Mid-Anglia Rail Passengers' Association) and Roger Wolfe of the Ramblers Association to publish two of the Station to Station Walks which follow the route of the Stowmarket Navigation.'

Description from

River Gipping Trust

See also

Gipping Valley River Path [Stephen and Lucy Dawson] | River Gipping [Wikipedia]

Gorleston to Kessingland Walk
Distance (miles)14
Overview

'Coastal walk between Gorleston and Kessingland crossing the border from Norfolk to Suffolk.'

Description from

Griffmonsters Great Walks

Grand Union Canal Towpath
Distance (miles)5
Overview

'The Grand Union Canal wends its way from London to Birmingham through city, town and country. Improvements to the towpath between Watford and Rickmansworth provide a good, flat surface for walkers, cyclists and wheelchair users.'

Great Bradley Parish Walks
Overview

Great Bradley is 'a small village on the Suffolk/ Cambridge border between the towns of Newmarket and Haverhill. There are only about 190 houses and 400 people in the village. Great Bradley comprises the main village and houses on the Thurlow Road and in East Green. There is evidence that the area has been lived in since the middle stone age about 5,000 years ago. "Bradley" is derived from "Broad Ley", the Old English (Anglo Saxon) meaning "broad wood or clearing"'.

Great Shelford Walks
Overview

'These walks have all been published in past issues of the "The Village News". They have been devised by "one man and his dog" who takes absolutely no responsibility for accuracy or for any injury or mishap that might befall any person who follows them. And please don't try to blame the dog!'

Great Yarmouth and Mautby Walk
Distance (miles)9
Overview

'This walk starts from the car park at Bure Park near the Pitch and Putt course. There are two options, either a six mile loop or a three mile extension to Mautby Church. The walk follows the bank of the River Bure and crosses Mautby Marsh before heading through farmland back to the river.'

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Great Yarmouth Tourism

Great Yarmouth Tram Trail
Overview

'This website has been built to show iconic photos of Great Yarmouth's transport heritage. It also shows a suggested trail you can follow around Great Yarmouth, based on the route of the old trams.'  The website is referenced from the Vauxhall Links Project: 'one of the first groups in the UK to receive a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) All Our Stories grant'.

Description from

Vauxhall Links

Greensand Ridge Walk
Distance (miles)40
Overview

'The route follows a ridge of greensand which rises from the clay vales on either side and is an ideal introduction to the history, landscape and wildlife of this part of the country. The 40 mile / 64 km walk starts in Leighton Buzzard and finishes in Gamlingay.'

Hadleigh to Stratford Legacy Walk
Distance (miles)75
Overview

'Designed ... to provide a lasting legacy for the 2012 Olympic Games. The route starts near the Hadleigh Mountain Bike Centre and makes a meandering route across some of the most beautiful parts of Essex to the White Water Centre near Waltham Abbey. From here the route heads south to Stratford and the main Olympic Stadium.'

Description from

Ramblers - Essex Area

See also

Hadleigh to Stratford Legacy Walk [GPS Cycle & Walking Routes]

Halesworth Town Trail
Overview

'Modern Halesworth probably dates from the middle Saxon period. There is evidence of a settlement here in 850 - 1150 AD. By the 11th Century, Halesworth had moved to the top of the ridge - to the East of the church, gradually developing and growing into the town as we know it today. This Trail will guide you around the town with notes to illustrate some of the events that occured in the history of Halesworth.'

Description from

Halesworth.net

Hanningfield Reservoir
Size (acreage)900
Overview

'Set in a picturesque part of Essex is open for visitors to enjoy a day out in the beautiful landscape ... Woodland walks, access to the Essex Wildlife Trust Visitor Centre and nature reserve, easy accessibility by road and free parking make a trip to Hanningfield Reservoir a great day out ...'

Description from

Essex Wildlife Trust

Harcamlow Way
Distance (miles)141
Overview

'Runs in a figure of eight between Harlow and Cambridge with the intersection of the two loops by Newport.' Tim actually describes the Walk in seventeen stages starting from Roydon.

Description from

Tim Bertuchi

See also

Harcamlow Way [Trailman] | Harcamlow Way [GPS Cycle & Walking Routes]

Hardwick Millennium Footpath
Distance (miles)9
Overview

'A circular walk around Hardwick to celebrate the Millennium. The walk begins and ends at the Hardwick village sign. It passes through the parishes of Hardwick, Comberton, and Caldecote, and crosses the Greenwich Meridian twice.'

Description from

Hardwick Parish Council

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