Region: South West England

'Covers the counties of Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire and Gloucester, and so is the largest geographical Region in England.'

Category South West
Description from

U3A Regions

Visits to the Website730
Views of 'Full' Record1013

'Relax and enjoy your guided or self guided walking holidays in the peaceful countryside of the West Country of England ... Discover the Cotswolds set amidst gentle rolling countryside and enjoy Somerset with its picturesque Mendip Hills. Also the beautiful Wiltshire Downs and its heritage together with the contrasting scenery of Exmoor with its coastline, heather moors and wooded combes ...'

Category South West
Visits to the Website423
Views of 'Full' Record1949

'Small independent publisher based in Gloucestershire near the historic town of Tewkesbury. We publish descriptions of long walks having strong local connotations and a depth of feeling for the old footpath ways through the countryside.'

Visits to the Website924
Views of 'Full' Record1675

'Welcome to Culm Valley Publishing. Based in the heart of the West Country, CVP specialises in walking guidebooks for Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset. Our spectacular coastlines, historic towns and, of course, Exmoor, Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor are included, together with the Quantocks, the Mendips, the Blackdown Hills and many other areas of outstanding natural beauty. All the walks in our books are circular.'

Visits to the Website690
Views of 'Full' Record1434

Self-guided walks to purchase online for a selection of cities and towns in South-West England.

Category South West
Visits to the Website657
Views of 'Full' Record1129

'Think of windswept moorlands, secret coves, lush green fields and an historic mining industry, not to mention smuggling in the days of old! Explore the prehistoric landscapes of Dartmoor and Exmoor. Find unusual trees and plants and learn about why they are there. See how the Great Western Railway opened up the Southwest for trade and tourism. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Quantocks and discover how they have been described by poets. '

Category South West
Visits to the Website730
Views of 'Full' Record1254

'We are the largest and most experienced self guided walking holiday company in the South West of England. Regional specialists for walking holidays and luggage transfers along the UK's longest and best loved National Trail, the 630 mile South West Coast Path.'

Category South West
Visits to the Website1257
Views of 'Full' Record1683

'Foot Trails is Britain's leading creator of authentic and indulgent rural walking experiences. Our tailor made independent hiking tours and guided walking holidays are based in indulgent English (UK) country pubs ... '

Category South West
Description from

Alison Howell

Visits to the Website1771
Views of 'Full' Record1222

'A celebration of the South West Coast Path ... with 100 popular circular walks focused around the Coast Path in Somerset, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall. Its aim is to raise vital funds through these sponsored walks which will to be used for improvements to the Coast Path and will help Children's Hospice South West provide care and support to children who are living with life-limited conditions and their families in the South West.' The Celebration was held 20-28 September 2014.

Category South West
Visits to the Website643
Views of 'Full' Record1417

'Discover the beauty of our countryside as well as working up a thirst and appetite with our pub walks. Here you will be able to find the walks (which we have tried and tested) within each county. You will be able to download a PDF which gives you information about the walk and associated pub.'

Category South West
Description from

Hall & Woodhouse

Visits to the Website1165
Views of 'Full' Record3820

’We organise social walks and challenge walks.  Our geographical area is Somerset, Bristol and Gloucestershire with a stomping ground of the Mendips, Cotswolds and the Forest of Dean though sometimes we stray further afield.  Non-members are welcome to try one or two walks prior to joining the LDWA.’

Category Bristol
Visits to the Website5
Views of 'Full' Record60

'Based on the coastal path in St Mawes Cornwall we are specialists in providing walking holidays on the 630 mile South West Coastal Path.'

Category South West
Visits to the Website741
Views of 'Full' Record1227

'South West Lakes Trust is the region's largest combined environmental and recreational charity. Its 50 inland water sites, spread across Devon, Cornwall and West Somerset, attract in the region of 2m visits annually ... With 150 km of paths in varied terrain, we can cater for all the family’s needs.'

Category Devon
Description from

South West Lakes Trust

Visits to the Website744
Views of 'Full' Record1355

'Specialises in landscape interpretation guides within South-west England; (Cornwall, Devon, Jurassic coast, Dorset, Somerset, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Cotswolds and Oxfordshire). Landscape themes include: geology, ecology, historical landscapes (urban & rural), architecture, geography and archaeology.'

Visits to the Website554
Views of 'Full' Record1089

‘Our Health Walks are led by trained Health Walk Leaders and are a great way of getting exercise and meeting people. From beginners to challenging walks there are walks suitable for everyone. So why not take a health walk and enjoy the countryside?’

Category South Somerset
Visits to the Website3
Views of 'Full' Record77

'Specialises in self-guided, walking / hiking holidays and short breaks. We will move your luggage on for you, so that you can enjoy your walk pack free. Our walking tours cover a wonderful range of landscape and terrain in England's Westcountry (Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire and Somerset) and the Pembrokeshire Coast Path in Wales.'

Category South West
Visits to the Website714
Views of 'Full' Record1388

'The Full Circle will take 4 to 5 hours. You can of course join or leave the route at various places ... ' ALERT The Website originally cited here has closed. So I have replaced the Link.

Category South Somerset
Distance (miles)12
Starting fromTemplecombe
Visits to the Website1141
Views of 'Full' Record3471

'Circular route in the north Wiltshire Downs, just 5½ miles (9km) southeast of the centre of Swindon.'

Category Kennet
Navigate the Website>>> Aldbourne Circular Route [PDF]
Distance (miles)12
Starting fromNear Aldbourne
Description from

The Ridgeway National Trail

Visits to the Website1539
Views of 'Full' Record5225

'Long-distance walking route that takes you from Salisbury – one of the most beautiful cathedral cities in England – to Christchurch Priory and the sea. It was opened in 1992 and runs from Wiltshire due south through Hampshire to finish in Dorset. The Path is named after the river whose course it follows.'

Category Salisbury
Distance (miles)34
Starting fromSalisbury Cathedral Close
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website969
Views of 'Full' Record1735

'Circular route taking in the iconic Bath Two Tunnels. The route also uses National Route 24 and National Route 4, along the Kennet & Avon Canal back in to Central Bath ... Both tunnels are well lit, have a sealed surface and are wide enough for pedestrians and cyclists to comfortably use the route in harmony.'

Navigate the Website>>> Download the Route Map [PDF]
Distance (miles)13
Starting fromOldfield Park Railway Station
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website1181
Views of 'Full' Record1618

'Links the Dorset Coast Path, the final and most easterly section of the 572 mile South-West Coast Path, with the Solent Way running from Milford-on-Sea to Emworth. This creates a continuous 652 mile route from Minehead in Somerset to Emsworth on the Hampshire-Surrey border.'

Category Purbeck
Distance (miles)37
Starting fromSwanage
Description from

Leigh Hatts

Visits to the Website979
Views of 'Full' Record1660

'Off road route between the cities of Bristol and Bath. The path is open to walkers and cyclists and access is provided for disabled users. The Path is many things to many people - an integral commuting route, an attractive leisure path and an important wildlife corridor.'

Category Bristol
Distance (miles)13
Starting fromSt Phillips Road, Bristol
Description from

Avon Frome Partnership

Visits to the Website945
Views of 'Full' Record1696

'This is a circular route in a pleasant corner of West Devon. The walking is not strenuous and takes place over a variety of footpaths, woodland paths, moorland and quiet roads. The short route [7½ Miles] visits 9 Crosses and the longer route [12½ Miles] takes in a further 4. For each cross visited, a link will take you to the appropriate page on our site for further information. Links are also provided to the notes ... for other points of interest.'

Category West Devon
Distance (miles)13
Size (acreage)140
Starting fromNorsworthy Bridge, Burrator Reservoir
Description from

Dartmoor's Crosses

Visits to the Website919
Views of 'Full' Record1424

'Until the 1970s a branch railroad in the Camel Valley linked Padstow and Wadebridge with the main line at Bodmin and with the old Southern Railway route to Waterloo.  Now it is an 18-mile hiking, horse riding and cycling trail, extended to Wenford Bridge on a former quarry tramway, again alongside the river.'

Category West Cornwall
Navigate the Website>>> Camel Trail
Distance (miles)18
Starting fromPadstow
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website1319
Views of 'Full' Record1726

'This circular walk takes in the hamlets and villages of Minterne Magna, Cerne Abbas, Nether Cerne, Godmanstone, Forston and Charminster.'

Category West Dorset
Distance (miles)26
Starting fromDorchester
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website881
Views of 'Full' Record2576

'The only off-road event for runners or walkers that follows a scenic course on sections of the Cheltenham Circular Footpath, Cotswold Way and Winchcombe Way.' Usually held Mid June.

Category Cheltenham
Distance (miles)26
Starting fromCheltenham Racecourse
Description from

Cheltenham Challenge

Visits to the Website1268
Views of 'Full' Record3255

'This walk was first invented by Rowland Janes in 1986 as a linear walk from Maes Knoll to The Oozles (Blackberry Hill), via Knowle Hill, relying on the regular bus service along the A37 to return walkers to their starting point. It was published in "The Natural History of The Chew Valley" (1987) ...'

Distance (miles)17
Starting fromPensford
Description from


See also

Three Peaks Walk [GPS Cycle & Walking Routes]

Visits to the Website686
Views of 'Full' Record2194

'Joining the two Wessex cities of Winchester and Salisbury.'

Category Salisbury
Distance (miles)24
Starting fromSalisbury Cathedral
Walks described here by
See also

Clarendon Way [Rambling Man]

Visits to the Website1138
Views of 'Full' Record1734

'In the Footsteps of the Romantic Poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 - 1834), walk 36 miles through the stunning Somerset countryside of the Quantock Hills, the Brendon Hills and Exmoor, a landscape that inspired Coleridge to produce some of his best known work.'

Category Sedgemoor
Distance (miles)36
Starting fromNether Stowey
Description from

Visit Exmoor

Visits to the Website1081
Views of 'Full' Record2098

'The Colliers Way - Route 24 of Sustrans National Cycle Network - is a recreational path extending 23 miles through beautiful rolling green landscape. It starts just outside the Georgian City of Bath and extends from the Limpley Stoke Valley at the north, to the Frome Valley at the south.'

Distance (miles)23
Starting fromDundas Aqueduct
Visits to the Website815
Views of 'Full' Record1616

'The Community Forest Path (CFP) was devised in association with the Forest of Avon with the avowed intent of leading people out of the city into the countryside ... The original map of the Community Forest Path is now out of print, so these maps, which have more in common with vector diagrams than they do with conventional plans are offered as a substitute, pending a new official leaflet.'

Category Challenge Walks
Navigate the Website>>> CTTC Green Man Challenge >>> The Route [PDF]
Distance (miles)45
Starting fromClifton Suspension Bridge
Description from

Closer to the Countryside

Visits to the Website863
Views of 'Full' Record2412

'Walk to Swanage and take a train back to Corfe Castle. A challenging hike through a dramatic landscape rich in history, on paths and tracks that have been used by feet and wheels for many thousands of years ...'

Category Purbeck
Distance (miles)12
Starting fromCorfe Castle
Visits to the Website972
Views of 'Full' Record1726

'This route climbs gently to Penbury Knoll then drops down into the small hamlet of Pentridge before crossing Bokerley Dyke onto Martin Down National Nature Reserve. The site is a butterfly watchers dream.' ALERT Could not now discover details of this Walk on the Council Website at Review.

Category East Dorset
Distance (miles)12
Starting fromCranborne Manor Garden Centre, Cranborne
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website921
Views of 'Full' Record1907

Described in two Parts. The first Part follows the route up the right-hand side of the Dart from Kingswear - across the river from Dartmouth itself - to Greenway. (It is also possible to walk up the left-hand side of the River direct to Dittisham, but this is not so interesting.) The second Part continues from Dittisham up to Totnes.

Category South Hams
Navigate the Website>>> Dartmouth to Greenway | Dittisham to Totnes [PDFs]
Distance (miles)17
Starting fromDartmouth
Description from

South Devon AONB

Visits to the Website823
Views of 'Full' Record1808

'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.'

Category Boundary Walks
Distance (miles)50
Starting fromRundlestone
Description from

Ian & Caroline Kirkpatrick

Visits to the Website845
Views of 'Full' Record2554

'Cycling and walking route linking Tavistock with Plymouth. This important part of Devon's recreational route network runs through superb countryside with attractive scenery along the western edge of Dartmoor together with much historical and heritage interest. But the trails aren't just about Drake - they take you through wooded river valleys and across open moorland, up close to fascinating wildlife and history.'

Category West Devon
Distance (miles)21
Starting fromTavistock
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website928
Views of 'Full' Record1708

'A walking route through the heart of the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, linking to the South West Coast Path, the beautiful Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site and the Exe Estuary.'

Category East Devon
Navigate the Website>>> Explore >>> The East Devon Way
Distance (miles)40
Starting fromExmouth
Description from

East Devon AONB

Visits to the Website1089
Views of 'Full' Record1607

'From the remains of the old foundries in Hayle to the engine houses scattered throughout the landscape, the reminders of Cornwall's industrial heritage are everywhere along this Trail.' Hayle to Truro.

Distance (miles)24
Starting fromHayle
Description from

Cornwall Council

Visits to the Website340
Views of 'Full' Record926

'A river valley walk between source and sea along the beautiful River Exe.'

Category Teignbridge
Distance (miles)48
Starting fromStarcross
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website989
Views of 'Full' Record2191

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

Category Exeter
Distance (miles)12
Starting fromBarley Lane, Dunsford Road
Description from

Exeter City Council

See also

Exeter Green Circle [Devon Walks with GPS]

Visits to the Website702
Views of 'Full' Record1667
Navigate the Website>>> The First and Last Trail [PDF]
Distance (miles)25
Starting fromLand's End
Description from

Cornwall Council

Visits to the Website762
Views of 'Full' Record1531

'Starting at Evershot, the second highest village in Dorset, this walk meanders close to the River Frome towards Poole Harbour.'

Category West Dorset
Distance (miles)16
Starting fromEvershot
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website947
Views of 'Full' Record2250

'The Frome Valley creates an important green corridor through the villages and farmland of South Gloucestershire and the dense housing of northeast Bristol. The parks, woodlands, meadows and waterways provide welcome recreational space for people and a valuable environment for wildlife. The Frome Valley Walkway is an important recreational path running along the river connecting communities and open spaces.'

Distance (miles)18
Starting fromCastle Park
Visits to the Website909
Views of 'Full' Record1521

'The Grand Western Canal Country Park and Local Nature Reserve meanders through beautiful mid-Devon countryside and quiet villages between Tiverton and Lowdwells (near the Somerset border).'

Category Mid Devon
Distance (miles)11
Starting fromTiverton
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website1028
Views of 'Full' Record1935

'A beautiful purpose built cycle track running between Okehampton and Lydford. Itʼs part of the National Cycle Network route 27 Devon Coast to Coast and runs through Dartmoor National Park. There are spectacular views from Meldon Viaduct and Lake Viaduct, idyllic pubs offering an array of food and of course you can always treat yourself to a Devon cream tea on route.'

Category West Devon
Distance (miles)18
Starting fromOkehampton Station
Description from

Devon Cycle Hire

Visits to the Website1064
Views of 'Full' Record1785

'Walking route being developed ... along existing public rights of way, through the ancient landscape and varied, stunning scenery between the World Heritage Sites of Avebury and Stonehenge.' Unfortunately at the time of Review the 'Great Stones Way' Website was inaccessible; so I have replaced the Link with one to the LDWA Website.

Category Swindon
Distance (miles)45
Starting fromBarbury Castle
Description from

The Friends of the Ridgeway

Walks described here by
See also

The Great Stones Way by Steve Davison (Cicerone, 2014)

Visits to the Website1199
Views of 'Full' Record3007

'A walk of approx 15 miles through the beautiful countryside of NE Somerset, and its border with Wiltshire. The trail takes in the valley containing the geological "Hardington Fault" from which the ancient churches take their collective name. A section follows the Macmillan Way and the river Frome.'

Category Mendip
Distance (miles)15
Starting fromNorton St Philip
Description from

Tony Day Parish of Hardington Vale

Visits to the Website693
Views of 'Full' Record1618

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

Category West Wiltshire
Navigate the Website>>> Salisbury Plain (Imber Range Perimeter Path) [PDF]
Distance (miles)30
Starting fromBratton Iron Age Hillfort Car Park, near Westbury
Description from

Defence Infrastructure Organisation [Ministry of Defence]

Visits to the Website982
Views of 'Full' Record1785

'Walking trail encompassing parts of Torbay, South Hams and Teignbridge ...'

Category Torbay
Navigate the Website>>> John Musgrave Heritage Trail
Distance (miles)35
Starting fromMaidencombe
Description from

South Devon Ramblers

Visits to the Website991
Views of 'Full' Record2369

'Links the Severn Way to the Cotswold Way and enters the Parish of Yate to the north of Yate Rocks, taking walkers through fields to Brimsham Park and then across to Sodbury Common. There are also footpaths around The Common, some of which suit wheelchair users and pushchairs. You can download a detailed Jubilee Way walking leaflet from South Gloucestershire Council via which you can download additional detailed maps of the area.'

Navigate the Website>>> Jubilee Way Walking Leaflet [PDF]
Distance (miles)16
Starting fromAust
Description from

Yate Town Council

Visits to the Website572
Views of 'Full' Record1879

'Runs from King Alfred's Tower in Penselwood to Ham Hill Country Park ... The Leland Trail links with the Monarch's Way at Ilchester and the Liberty Trail and the River Parrett Trail at Ham Hill.'

NOTE that at Review the Links to the 'References' in the Wikipedia article seemed to be broken; but Somerset County Council write that 'a guide to the Leland Trail is available from South Somerset Tourist Information Centres'.

Category South Somerset
Distance (miles)28
Starting fromKing Alfred's Tower, Penselwood
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website894
Views of 'Full' Record2096

'Trail between Ham Hill in Somerset and Lyme Regis in Dorset, England.'

Category South Somerset
Distance (miles)28
Starting fromHam Hill, near Stoke sub Hamdon
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website927
Views of 'Full' Record3001

'Joining the limestone of the Cotswolds to that of the Mendip Hills. It is a connecting route between the Cotswold Way at Cold Ashton and the West Mendip Way at Shipham. Between the two, the route passes through the valleys and villages south of Bath. Except for an ascent at each end, the walk is mostly flat and not strenuous.'

Distance (miles)36
Starting fromCold Ashton
Walks described here by
See also

Limestone Link [GPS Cycle & Walking Routes]

Visits to the Website682
Views of 'Full' Record2943

'Footpath across the Mendip Hills from Weston-super-Mare to Frome. It is divided into two sections. The West Mendip Way was opened in 1979 and starts at the Bristol Channel at Uphill Cliff. It climbs the Mendip escarpment affording views over the Somerset Levels. It then crosses the central Mendip plateau leading down to Cheddar Gorge and on to Wells ... From there the East Mendip Way continues through Shepton Mallet to Frome. The Mendip Way connects with the Macmillan Way, Monarch's Way, and Samaritans Way South West.'

Category North Somerset
Distance (miles)50
Starting fromUphill
Walks described here by
See also

Mendip Ways [LDWA] | West Mendip Way [LDWA]

Visits to the Website841
Views of 'Full' Record2562

'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.'

Category Salisbury
Distance (miles)32
Starting fromSouth Newton
Walks described here by
See also

Old Sarum Way [GPS Cycling & Walking Routes]

Visits to the Website759
Views of 'Full' Record1674

'This new (2010) long distance walking route follows the course of the River Avon by linking existing rights of way from Pewsey to Salisbury. In Salisbury the trail connects to the existing 34-mile Avon Valley Path to Christchurch. The trail is accompanied by a walking guide.'

Category Kennet
Navigate the Website>>> List of Paths >>> Pewsey Avon Trail
Distance (miles)28
Starting fromPewsey
Description from

Chris Cole

Walks described here by
See also

Pewsey Avon Trail by Chris Cole (Hobnob Press, 2010)

Visits to the Website784
Views of 'Full' Record3140

'The route travels from Wareham to Corfe Castle, then eastwards to Ballard Down, then south and westwards along the South West Coast path to Chapman's Pool, then north to Corfe Castle.'

Category Purbeck
Distance (miles)28
Starting fromWareham
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website1049
Views of 'Full' Record1912

'Long-distance footpath, following the route of the River Parrett in Somerset, England. The trail, which is 50 miles (80 km) long, runs from Chedington in Dorset to the mouth of the river in Bridgwater Bay where it joins the West Somerset Coast Path.'

Category West Dorset
Distance (miles)50
Starting fromChedington
Walks described here by
See also

River Parrett Trail [Discover South Somerset]

Visits to the Website852
Views of 'Full' Record1934

'In Cornish "Forth an Syns", in English "The Saints Way", this trail was also known as the "Mariners Way". The 30 mile trail links two important harbour towns, Padstow on the north coast and Fowey on the south.'

Category West Cornwall
Navigate the Website>>> Saints Way
Distance (miles)30
Starting fromPadstow
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website986
Views of 'Full' Record2108

'Route across Cornwall linking the harbours of Boscastle on the Atlantic Coast and Looe on the English Channel. The Way  traverses the rugged and picturesque landscape of Bodmin Moor, visits the world-famous Jamaica Inn, and follows scenic paths beside the rivers Valency, Fowey and West Looe.' Frank Squibb sadly passed away at the start of 2013 and his Website now seems no longer accessible.  So I have replaced the Link with one from Visit Cornwall.

Category West Cornwall
Distance (miles)37
Starting fromBoscastle
Description from

Frank Squibb

Visits to the Website770
Views of 'Full' Record2338

'Whilst much of the Coast Path is quite strenuous there are many sections that are much gentler, and are suitable for people with mobility problems, pushchairs, wheelchairs and mobility scooters ...'

Category South West
Visits to the Website1417
Views of 'Full' Record1686

'A walk along the Coast Path is a great way to work up a thirst and appetite to make the most of the many pubs found close to the path. Although the region is justly famous for cider, the local breweries are also famous for their ales. To find more pub walks, use the WalkFinder tool and tick pubs.'

Category South West
Visits to the Website1143
Views of 'Full' Record1209

'Choose from our library of days out by train walking guides, from beginners to advanced - all easily accessible from a South West Trains station ... ' ALERT South Western Railway is the new operator of 'South West Trains'. There is some walk information appears on their Site - but it seems not the Series of Walks formerly described by SWT.

Category South East
Visits to the Website1142
Views of 'Full' Record3695

'St Mary's is the largest of the Isles of Scilly and has the islands' capital, Hugh Town. Hugh Town occupies the low area of the island and has sandy beaches on both sides. To the east the main island has a mixture of rocky cliffs and sandy beaches whilst to the west the Garrison is mostly rocky, with a garrison wall running around it.'

Category Isles of Scilly
Distance (miles)10
Starting fromSt Mary's
Visits to the Website839
Views of 'Full' Record1391

'Hens Sen Peran (Truro to Bodmin via Newquay)'

Category West Cornwall
Navigate the Website>>> The St. Piran Trail [PDF]
Distance (miles)35
Starting fromTruro
Description from

Cornwall Council

Visits to the Website761
Views of 'Full' Record1674

'Discover theTamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty along this 30-mile walking route. Waymarkers guide you through scenic woodland, historic river quays and rural villages.'

Category Plymouth
Distance (miles)30
Starting fromTamerton Foliot
Description from

Tamar Valley AONB

Visits to the Website1015
Views of 'Full' Record1667

'The Tarka Trail is one of the country's longest continuous traffic-free walking and cycling paths, and forms part of the Devon Coast to Coast Cycle Route.'

Category North Devon
Distance (miles)30
Starting fromBraunton
Walks described here by
See also

Tarka Trail [Wikipedia] | Tarka Trail [North Devon Biosphere]

Visits to the Website1103
Views of 'Full' Record1767

'The Rivers Thames and Severn are once again connected - this time by footpath. The footpath, known the Thames & Severn Way, has been marked out by volunteers from the Cotswold Canals Trust. It mainly follows the towpaths of the Stroudwater Navigation and Thames & Severn Canal between Framilode and Lechlade, but in places deviates on to other rights of way, such as the Thames Path.'

Category Stroud
Distance (miles)45
Starting fromFramilode
See also

The Cotswold Canals Walk [Countryside-Matters, 2013) and Exploring the Thames & Severn Canal (Cotswold Canals in Pictures)

Visits to the Website938
Views of 'Full' Record3215

'Wessex – that well kept secret in southwest England - of Devon, Dorset, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Somerset and Wiltshire ... What about walking along the incredible footpaths that criss cross this wonderful landscape? Some of these paths are long distance but can be accessed along the way for shorter breaks.'

Category South West
Visits to the Website611
Views of 'Full' Record1175

'Free walking routes with maps in Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Exmoor, Bath & NE Somerset. GPS friendly maps with waypoints for our routes.'

Category South West
Description from

Trevor Walker

Visits to the Website675
Views of 'Full' Record1670

'In April 2007, inspired by the writings of Thomas Hardy, I travelled on foot from Win Green to Weymouth. The journey was one of great contrast, reaching to the very heart of Hardy country. Along the way I passed through landscapes associated with the novels, poems and short stories: Cranbourne Chase, the valley of the Stour, the chalk ridge south of the Blackmoor Vale, the Frome valley, the coastal uplands ... '

Category North Dorset
Distance (miles)40
Starting fromWin Green, near Shaftesbury
Description from

Southern Walks

Visits to the Website799
Views of 'Full' Record1677

'Between Okehampton and Plymouth along the western edge of Dartmoor; the route is waymarked except where it crosses open moorland.'

Category West Devon
Distance (miles)36
Starting fromOkehampton
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website782
Views of 'Full' Record1612

'Figure-of-eight trail centred on Winchcombe. The way marked trail is designed to show walkers the hidden gems of the northern Cotswolds. The landscape is constantly changing and reveals the charm of the Cotswolds.'

Category Tewkesbury
Distance (miles)42
Starting fromAbbey Terrace, Winchcombe
Visits to the Website1001
Views of 'Full' Record2734

'Linking the Cotswold Way at Winchcombe with the Oxfordshire Way at Bourton-on-the-Water the Windrush Way goes over the hills with only the remains of "lost" medieval villages en route to the River Windrush in Bourton, whereas its sister route, the Wardens' Way, winds through the villages. The waymarked Wardens' Way and Windrush Way (both 14 miles and shown on OS mapping) therefore provide alternative high and low level routes respectively from Winchcombe to Bourton-on-the-Water.'

Category Tewkesbury
Distance (miles)28
Starting fromWinchcombe
Walks described here by
See also

Warden's Way | Windrush Way [GPS Cycle & Walking Routes]

Visits to the Website711
Views of 'Full' Record1679

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  10. Arun
  11. Ashfield
  12. Ashford
  13. Aylesbury Vale
  14. Babergh
  15. Banffshire
  16. Barking Dagenham
  17. Barnet
  18. Barnsley
  19. Barrow-in-Furness
  20. Basildon
  21. Basingstoke Deane
  22. Bassetlaw
  23. Bath North East Somerset
  24. Bedford (Borough)
  25. Belfast
  26. Berwick-Upon-Tweed
  27. Berwickshire
  28. Bexley
  29. Birmingham
  30. Blaby
  31. Blackburn with Darwen
  32. Blackpool
  33. Blaenau Gwent
  34. Blyth Valley Wansbeck
  35. Bolsover
  36. Bolton
  37. Boston
  38. Bournemouth
  39. Bracknell Forest
  40. Bradford
  41. Braintree
  42. Breckland
  43. Brecknockshire
  44. Brent (Borough)
  45. Brentwood
  46. Bridgend
  47. Brighton Hove
  48. Bristol
  49. Broadland
  50. Bromley
  51. Bromsgrove
  52. Broxbourne
  53. Broxtowe
  54. Burnley
  55. Bury (Lancashire)
  56. Buteshire
  57. Caernarfonshire
  58. Caerphilly
  59. Caithness
  60. Calderdale
  61. Cambridge (City)
  62. Camden
  63. Cannock Chase
  64. Canterbury
  65. Cardiff
  66. Carlisle
  67. Carmarthenshire
  68. Castle Morpeth
  69. Castle Point
  70. Causeway Coast Glens
  71. Central Bedfordshire
  72. Ceredigion
  73. Charnwood
  74. Chelmsford
  75. Cheltenham
  76. Cherwell
  77. Cheshire East
  78. Cheshire West and Chester
  79. Chesterfield
  80. Chichester
  81. Chiltern
  82. Chorley
  83. Christchurch
  84. City of Aberdeen
  85. City of Dundee
  86. City of Edinburgh
  87. City of Glasgow
  88. City of London
  89. Clackmannanshire
  90. Colchester
  91. Comhairle nan Eilean Siar
  92. Conwy
  93. Copeland
  94. Corby
  95. Cotswold
  96. County Durham
  97. Coventry
  98. Craven
  99. Crawley
  100. Croydon
  101. Dacorum
  102. Darlington
  103. Dartford
  104. Daventry
  105. Denbighshire
  106. Derby (City)
  107. Derbyshire Dales
  108. Derry City Strabane
  109. Doncaster
  110. Dover
  111. Dudley
  112. Dumfriesshire
  113. Ealing
  114. East Ayrshire
  115. East Cambridgeshire
  116. East Cornwall
  117. East Devon
  118. East Dorset
  119. East Dunbartonshire
  120. East Hampshire
  121. East Hertfordshire
  122. East Lindsey
  123. East Lothian
  124. East Northamptonshire
  125. East Renfrewshire
  126. East Riding of Yorkshire
  127. East Staffordshire
  128. Eastbourne
  129. Eastleigh
  130. Eden
  131. Elmbridge
  132. Enfield
  133. Epping Forest
  134. Epsom Ewell
  135. Erewash
  136. Exeter
  137. Falkirk
  138. Fareham
  139. Fenland
  140. Fermanagh Omagh
  141. Fife
  142. Flintshire
  143. Forest Heath
  144. Forest of Dean
  145. Fylde
  146. Gateshead
  147. Gedling
  148. Gloucester (City)
  149. Gosport
  150. Gravesham
  151. Great Yarmouth
  152. Greenwich
  153. Guildford
  154. Hackney
  155. Halton
  156. Hambleton
  157. Hammersmith Fulham
  158. Harborough
  159. Haringey
  160. Harlow
  161. Harrogate
  162. Harrow
  163. Hart (Hampshire)
  164. Hartlepool
  165. Hastings
  166. Havant
  167. Havering
  168. Hereford (City)
  169. Hertsmere
  170. High Peak
  171. Hillingdon
  172. Hinckley Bosworth
  173. Horsham
  174. Hounslow
  175. Huntingdonshire
  176. Hyndburn
  177. Inverclyde
  178. Inverness-shire
  179. Ipswich
  180. Isle of Anglesey
  181. Isle of Man
  182. Isle of Wight
  183. Isles of Scilly
  184. Islington
  185. Kennet
  186. Kensington Chelsea
  187. Kettering
  188. Kincardineshire
  189. King's Lynn and West Norfolk
  190. Kingston upon Hull
  191. Kingston upon Thames
  192. Kinross-shire
  193. Kirkcudbrightshire
  194. Kirklees
  195. Knowsley
  196. Lambeth
  197. Lancaster
  198. Leeds
  199. Leicester (City)
  200. Lewes
  201. Lewisham
  202. Lichfield
  203. Lincoln (City)
  204. Lisburn Castlereagh
  205. Liverpool
  206. Luton
  207. Maidstone
  208. Maldon
  209. Malvern Hills
  210. Manchester
  211. Mansfield
  212. Medway
  213. Melton
  214. Mendip
  215. Merioneth
  216. Merthyr Tydfil
  217. Merton
  218. Mid Devon
  219. Mid East Antrim
  220. Mid Suffolk
  221. Mid Sussex
  222. Mid Ulster
  223. Middlesbrough
  224. Midlothian
  225. Milton Keynes
  226. Mole Valley
  227. Monmouthshire
  228. Montgomeryshire
  229. Moray
  230. Nairnshire
  231. Neath Port Talbot
  232. New Forest
  233. Newark Sherwood
  234. Newcastle upon Tyne
  235. Newcastle-under-Lyme
  236. Newham
  237. Newport
  238. Newry Mourne Down
  239. North Ayrshire
  240. North Devon
  241. North Dorset
  242. North Down Ards
  243. North East Derbyshire
  244. North East Lincolnshire
  245. North Herefordshire
  246. North Hertfordshire
  247. North Kesteven
  248. North Lanarkshire
  249. North Lincolnshire
  250. North Norfolk
  251. North Shropshire
  252. North Somerset
  253. North Tyneside
  254. North Warwickshire
  255. North West Leicestershire
  256. North Wiltshire
  257. Northampton (Borough)
  258. Norwich
  259. Nottingham
  260. Nuneaton Bedworth
  261. Oadby Wigston
  262. Oldham
  263. Orkney Islands
  264. Oxford (City)
  265. Peeblesshire
  266. Pembrokeshire
  267. Pendle
  268. Perthshire
  269. Peterborough
  270. Plymouth
  271. Poole
  272. Portsmouth
  273. Preston
  274. Purbeck
  275. Radnorshire
  276. Reading
  277. Redbridge
  278. Redcar Cleveland
  279. Redditch
  280. Reigate Banstead
  281. Rhondda Cynon Taf
  282. Ribble Valley
  283. Richmond upon Thames
  284. Richmondshire
  285. Rochdale
  286. Rochford
  287. Ross-shire Cromartyshire
  288. Rossendale
  289. Rother (Sussex)
  290. Rotherham
  291. Roxburghshire
  292. Rugby
  293. Runnymede
  294. Rushcliffe
  295. Rushmoor
  296. Rutland
  297. Ryedale
  298. Salford
  299. Salisbury
  300. Sandwell
  301. Scarborough
  302. Sedgemoor
  303. Sefton
  304. Selby
  305. Selkirkshire
  306. Sevenoaks
  307. Sheffield
  308. Shepway
  309. Shetland Islands
  310. Shrewsbury
  311. Slough
  312. Solihull
  313. South Ayrshire
  314. South Bucks
  315. South Cambridgeshire
  316. South Derbyshire
  317. South Gloucestershire
  318. South Hams
  319. South Herefordshire
  320. South Holland
  321. South Kesteven
  322. South Lakeland
  323. South Lanarkshire
  324. South Norfolk
  325. South Northamptonshire
  326. South Oxfordshire
  327. South Ribble
  328. South Shropshire
  329. South Somerset
  330. South Staffordshire
  331. South Tyneside
  332. Southampton
  333. Southend-on-Sea
  334. Southwark
  335. Spelthorne
  336. St Albans
  337. St Edmundsbury
  338. St Helens
  339. Stafford (Borough)
  340. Staffordshire Moorlands
  341. Stevenage
  342. Stirling
  343. Stockport
  344. Stockton-on-Tees
  345. Stoke-on-Trent
  346. Stratford-on-Avon
  347. Stroud
  348. Suffolk Coastal
  349. Sunderland
  350. Surrey Heath
  351. Sutherland
  352. Sutton
  353. Swale
  354. Swansea
  355. Swindon
  356. Tameside
  357. Tamworth
  358. Tandridge
  359. Taunton Deane
  360. Teignbridge
  361. Telford Wrekin
  362. Tendring
  363. Test Valley
  364. Tewkesbury
  365. Thanet
  366. The Scottish Borders
  367. The Vale of Glamorgan
  368. Three Rivers
  369. Thurrock
  370. Tonbridge Malling
  371. Torbay
  372. Torfaen
  373. Torridge
  374. Tower Hamlets
  375. Trafford
  376. Tunbridge Wells
  377. Tynedale
  378. Uttlesford
  379. Vale of White Horse
  380. Wakefield
  381. Walsall
  382. Waltham Forest
  383. Wandsworth
  384. Warrington
  385. Warwick (District)
  386. Watford
  387. Waveney
  388. Waverley
  389. Wealden
  390. Wellingborough
  391. Welwyn Hatfield
  392. West Berkshire
  393. West Cornwall
  394. West Devon
  395. West Dorset
  396. West Dunbartonshire
  397. West Lancashire
  398. West Lindsey
  399. West Lothian
  400. West Oxfordshire
  401. West Somerset
  402. West Wiltshire
  403. Westminster
  404. Weymouth Portland
  405. Wigan
  406. Wigtownshire
  407. Winchester
  408. Windsor Maidenhead
  409. Wirral
  410. Woking (Surrey)
  411. Wokingham
  412. Wolverhampton
  413. Worcester
  414. Wrexham
  415. Wychavon
  416. Wycombe
  417. Wyre (Lancashire)
  418. Wyre Forest
  419. York (City)

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