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'The "Breath of Fresh Air" route was devised by Norman Thomas of the East Lancashire Long Distance Walkers Association. It was adopted as an official way-marked footpath in 2010 in recognition of N ...
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'The path is extremely well defined by the passage of the estimated 125,000 visits per year.'


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''The modern parish of Abbas and Templecombe was formerly two separate estates and villages.  The more northerly one was held from Saxon times by Shaftesbury Abbey and thus known a ...
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'Needwood Forest was a large area of ancient woodland in Staffordshire which was largely lost at the end of the 18th century ... The forest was on extensive lands owned by the Berk ...
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'Encompasses both vibrant urban areas and beautiful countryside, taking you on a peaceful route through Leeds and out past Kirkstall Abbey, Bramley Fall, Rodley, Calverley Woods, Apperley Bridge, B ...
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'The whole circuit or "long route" is 17.5 miles long and it is advised to allow eight to nine hours to complete it but you could take much longer if you take time to enjoy the vistas and places of ...
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'The route mainly follows broad tracks through rolling downland countryside rich in history from prehistoric to recent times.'


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'Look out for the stone at Blaxhall after which Stone Farm is named. A notice on the garden wall of the house explains its legendary origin ... At the world famous Snape Maltings the route ...
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'The quiet corner of Hampshire through which this walk passes seems like the kind of countryside in which nothing much happened ...'


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'The "Amble", as we call it, takes in much of the finest scenery in the West Pennine Moors and although the cotton towns on either side are relics of our industrial past, they are only seen from a ...
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'Follow The Archaeological Way and you'll be walking in the footsteps of history! You are now in an ancient landscape of Stone Age hunting camps, Romano-British Settlements and Medieval De ...
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'The Way traverses Ardudwy, an ancient commote, (an administrative area in the Middle Ages). It visits each of the parishes bordering Cardigan Bay and crosses the geological formation of Cambrian R ...
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'Arrowe Park - Storeton - Thornton Hough - Lees Lane, Neston - Parkgate & onto Gayton - Barnston via Heswall - Arrowe Park via Thingwall.'


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'Ashby St. Ledgers is a small Northamptonshire village which is located north-east of Braunston and is probably most famous as the place where the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 was hatched - ...
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'Newtonmore offers the visitor a wide range of activities within the village lying at the southern end of the Spey Valley in the Cairngorms National Park. Newtonmore is at the heart of the Scottish ...
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'The original route was devised by members of the Mid Cheshire Footpaths Society and commemorates the life and work of Jack Baker, onetime footpaths officer for Cheshire County Council. Th ...
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'Why not use our Challenge to raise funds for your own charity? With four separate walks, ranging from a leisurely two hour guided walk to the full Bala Challenge, there is something for e ...
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Six circular walks have also been created to link with The Millennium Trail: [1] Town and Down (5 miles) - - - : [2] Shabden & Upper Gatton Parks (7 miles) - - - : [3] North Downs Ridg ...
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'There are no facilities en route and the walk must be completed in one day of 10 to 12 hours walking, so the route is really only practical for fit and experienced walkers.'


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'This virtually flat path connects Bath to the Midford Valley, following the track-bed of the former Somerset and Dorset Railway. It incorporates the Devonshire Tunnel and Combe Down Tunnel; the lo ...
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'The linking waymarked Forest of Mercia Timberland Trail (9 miles and on OS mapping) is a circular walk in the Forest of Mercia north of Walsall.'


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'Guide leaflets to both the walk and cycle routes are available at either church, or can be downloaded ... and can be used to start the route at either St Peter's or St Paul's. They feature maps of ...
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'This Trail runs from Newport to Bembridge via the lovely village of Brading. Highlights include splendid views of Arreton and Brading Downs and a pleasant stretch along the River Yar. The trail fi ...
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'Situated between Canterbury, Herne Bay, Whitstable and Faversham, the Blean covers an area of 11 square miles and is one of the most distinctive areas of ancient woodland in England, more than hal ...
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'The canal is now regarded as running from the BCN [Birmingham Canal Navigations] Main Line at Old Turn Junction (near the National Indoor Arena [Barclaycard Arena]), Birmingham to the Coventry Can ...
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'The Blackwater Valley is maintained as an open space along the borders of the English counties of Berkshire, Hampshire and Surrey. It runs for approximately 30 km, from the source of the River Bla ...
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'The walk starts at Marsden Church GR 047 117. The route is then via the Wessenden Valley to reach the A635 at Isle of Skye, Digley Reservoir, Holme Village, Black Hill, Saddleworth Moor, Standedge ...
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'A contemporary Ashbourne resident wrote "On Tuesday 3rd December 1745, at night, the vanguard of the rebels came from Leek to Ashbourne. They were in number 2000, horse and foot. On Wednesday morn ...
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'The route is along the Canal Road corridor, here expect some surprises with hidden gems of green space, some with long distance views ... Beyond Shipley the route along the Leeds Liverpool canal p ...
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'This former Northampton to Market Harborough Railway is now a car free "linear" park surrounded by beautiful scenery and rich in natural and historical heritage. It provides a 14 mile long walking ...
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'For the most part, this walk is on well drained fields and minor roads. However, inevitably in a low-lying coastal region you will encounter some wet ground, notably below Lidham Hill and later be ...
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'The Bristol & Bath Railway Path was constructed on the bed of the former Midland Railway by cycling charity Sustrans between 1979 and 1986 ... Today the Path is owned by Bristol City ...
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'A circuitous route linking up separate woods follows age old trails, paths and green lanes through a magnificent and diverse woodland setting ... There are plenty of signed and unsigned paths ...
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'This right of way over Addie Hill has evidently been in use for very many years by the general public in a two-way traffic between Keith or Newmill and Buckie, and the places intermediate. Indeed ...
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'We are a couple of enthusiastic walkers who have spent many a long hour walking on Dartmoor and in doing so have built up a modest album of photos. Many of these are of the various crosses on and ...
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'Martin Mere is only a 15 minute walk away, or alternatively why not try our Wetlands and Waterways Walks. You can make these as long or as short as you want depending on how fit ...
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'The Navigation starts in Wakefield, where there is an end-on junction with the Aire and Calder Navigation and runs upstream through Mirfield, after which there is a junction with the Hudd ...
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'Hikers, beware summer vacation time when there can often be far too many cyclists for comfort, particularly between Padstow and Wadebridge. Horses and walkers are supposed to take precedence over ...
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'Camulodunum is the Roman name for the ancient settlement which is today's Colchester, a town in Essex, England. Camulodunum is claimed to be the oldest town in Britain as reco ...
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'Reaching the car I had walked 14.8 miles. I had found parts of this walk on the landward side of the island rather dull however it had been nice to be able to walk all around the island and it ...
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'The Trailway is named after Charles Castleman, a Wimborne Solicitor, who was responsible for building the original railway line and the first to connect Dorset to the wider rail network. The South ...
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Note that there are several variations possible around and about this Walk - the 23 miles covering the widest extent of what was originally devised as a horse riding trail.


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The Lesser Celandine 'Early flowering small woodland plant which can grow in the most shaded part of the wood because the overhead canopy is not yet formed. The leaves are heart to kidney ...
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'Has been broken into five sections starting at the village green in Galleywood, south of Chelmsford. The anti-clockwise route then visits Sandon, Springfield, Broomfield and Writtle before ret ...
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'The Sperrins are the largest area of upland in Northern Ireland. If you have time don't miss a walk to Sawel and Dart Mountains, the highest points in the County ... The final section of ...
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'Charnwood Forest is an upland tract in north-western Leicestershire, England, bounded by Leicester, Loughborough, and Coalville. The area is undulating, rocky and picturesque, with barren ...
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'Walkers will find the Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation towpath easy to follow throughout the length of the Navigation, and obvious where it changes from one bank to the other. It can b ...
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'The route was lengthened and turned by Judith Gradwell for Avon County Council into an anti-clockwise 16.5 mile circular walk starting and ending in Pensford. ACC published the walk in leaflet for ...
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'The trail mainly follows public footpaths and other marked trails, including part of the Staffordshire Way, but visitors should note that some of these have steep sections and muddy, uneven terrai ...
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'The route is only partially marked on OS mapping and it is not clear which paths to follow between Cawk and Ulverston.'


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'The Clarendon Way crosses the Test Valley between Kings Somborne and Houghton. It starts beside the waters of the Itchen in the heart of Winchester and ends near the Avon at Salisbury Cathedral. I ...
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'The Clarion House was built to be a non-profit making co-operative with any excess money to be used in spreading the word of socialism ... The present and last Clarion House is one of sev ...
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'Offers commanding views over much of South West Cambridgeshire, as it follows the top of an escarpment. The walk passes through the deserted medieval village of Clopton, from which it takes it ...
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'Walking is a great way to experience the Trail. The walk is traffic free with the exception of a small residential road in the village of Beachlands. It is recommended that the middle section of t ...
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'Tracing the route of old railways and quiet lanes, this relaxing and mainly traffic-free environment is excellent for walking and cycling, with large sections suitable for wheelchair users and som ...
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'From the earliest days of life on earth, dinosaur footprints have been found here; while evidence of human habitation dates back to almost as far as the end of the last Ice Age. Travelling around ...
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'Before starting the walk, however, there are two conditions to be met - physical fitness and organisational skills. First the fitness, for, although the walk is an old military road built by the n ...
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'The path starts at Hazel Grove and heads east towards Marple where you can enjoy waterside stretches along the Macclesfield and Peak Forest Canals and views of the River Goyt. You then begin the a ...
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'The objective of "Where the paths meet" is to use words and pictures to explore and share a life closer to the walking pace of Bible days, and draw lessons both for practical life and more especia ...
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'The railway opened in 1880 and became known as the Cuckoo Line because traditionally, the first cuckoo of spring was released from a cage at Heathfield Fair. The line was axed under the B ...
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'The Explore Kent full-colour guide to the Darent Valley Path is an excellent introduction to the delights to be discovered along the way including the many historic houses and gardens open to the ...
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'From the Moray Firth this unusually varied railway walk winds its way from sea level up to Dava summit at 1050 feet (320 metres) before descending into Strathspey. Along its length it passes throu ...
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'Made up of five sections, this clearly waymarked trail crosses a varied landscape rich in history and wildlife. Experience peaceful paths, quiet villages and friendly pubs. Explore ancient castles ...
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'It takes you through part of Richmond Park, so vast that you think you are in open country, then along the River Thames alongside the UNESCO Word Heritage Site of Kew Gardens and back through Rich ...
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'No building has taken place on the line of the canal except in the city centre. The path which is there is suitable for both walking and cycling. Disabled access is available from; Swarkestone to ...
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'The Derwent Valley Railway was opened in 1867 and carried passengers and goods between Newcastle and Consett until the line closed in 1962 ... There are numerous viaducts, the most impres ...
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'New sections of Drake’s Trail include iconic features such as Gem Bridge, replacing an older viaduct, and Grenofen Tunnel. The Trail also includes the long-established Plym Valley Trail, and creat ...
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'This is part of the long distance drove route between Wester Ross and on to the Corrieyairack and further south. The section between Glenmoriston and Strathglass was used for driving stock during ...
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The Dulais Valley 'is one of the famous "valleys" of the south Wales coalfield. It was a dynamic mix of farms and mines, terraced cottages and welfare halls, choirs and bands - many of whi ...
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'Rough moorland tracks and paths, very boggy in places.'


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'The coastal path that runs along much of the coast leads you through a wonderful mosaic of great natural, historical and geological interest with dramatic views along the coastline and out across ...
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'There is also a detailed guide available, The Dylan Thomas Trail, which helps you walk the route but also describes the poet’s time in the area.'


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'Starting and finishing at Ealing Broadway, served by British Rail, London Underground and local buses, it is particularly suited for a Bank Holiday outing or for a local outing for West Londoners. ...
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'The route was created by Friends of the Ecclesbourne Way * with assistance from the Amber Valley and Derbyshire Dales groups of the Ramblers, and Derbyshire County Council.  From ...
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'It is possible to complete the Eden Valley Walk in a single day, but many walkers prefer to take the route in stages, returning to enjoy the changing landscape throughout the seasons.'


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'The trail links three of Britain's most important battlefields: Edgcote (1469) in Northamptonshire; Cropredy Bridge (1644) in Oxfordshire; Edgehill (1642) in Warwick ...
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'The ancient woods, classified as dating from before the 17th century, are carpeted with the flowers of bluebells, anemones and wild garlic in spring and turn spectacularly russet, orange and gold ...
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'The Emley Boundary Walk or the ancient beating the bounds was revived in 1863 and the most recent walk took place in 2014. They are usually held every seven years and the next is in 2021. ...
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'Rolling countryside, with generally very gentle climbs and descents throughout.'


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'The final maps show the route of the England Coast Path along this stretch of coast and the adjoining land that is coastal margin, as approved by the Secretary of State on 18 July 2013. ALERT 'A c ...
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