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Category Surrey Heath
Overview

'In the early 1980s, the Windlesham Society's Footpath and Bridleways Sub-Committee set to work to produce a series of walks leaflets.  The aim was to record every footpath and bridleway in the Civil Parish of Windlesham (which includes Lightwater and Bagshot) through a series of circular walks which almost everyone could enjoy.  They ranged in length from just over a mile to four and a half miles ...'

Description from

June Green Windlesham Society

See also

Walks in and around Bagshot [Neil Bartlett]

Category Halton
Overview

'The woods around Windmill Hill have something to offer everyone - whether it's a relaxing woodland stroll with friends, family outings, walking the dog or just enjoying the scenery ...'

Description from

Woodland Trust

Category West Oxfordshire
Distance (miles)5
Overview

'A new route being created by the Lower Windrush Valley Project that ultimately aims to provide a path from Witney through the valley to link up with the Thames Path National Trail at Newbridge.'

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Oxfordshire County Council

Category Tewkesbury
Distance (miles)28
Overview

'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.'

Description from

Walking Pages

See also

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

Distance (miles)1
Overview

'Explore Windsor at your own pace by downloading our Heritage Trail. It takes in the historic parts of Windsor, around the walls of Windsor Castle, down towards and over the River Thames and into Eton. A printed version is also available from the Royal Windsor Information Centre for a small administration fee.'

Distance (miles)6
Overview

'Loop around Windsor Great Park, once part of the royal hunting ground and now providing miles and miles of peaceful walking in amongst the hustle and bustle of East Berkshire.'

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AllTrails

Category Great Yarmouth
Distance (miles)9
Overview

'This walk is probably better known as Robinson Crusoe's walk since this is where Daniel Defoe places his character, in the novel of the same name, after being shipwrecked with a resulting walk to Great Yarmouth. Although such a stormy day would not make the best of walks, when the sun shines and the tide is out this really is a great walk.'

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Griffmonsters Great Walks

Category Wirral
Distance (miles)35
Overview

'A voyage of discovery taking in the coastline, the history, the heritage and the rural countryside of this glorious peninsula.'

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Visit Wirral

Category Wirral
Distance (miles)15
Overview

'The Rotary Club of North Wirral organised the first Wirral Coastal Walk in 1986. From the humble beginnings of a few hundred walkers, it has grown to become a well-known annual event in the Wirral calendar and probably the biggest of its kind in the North West. In 2013 over 3,000 walkers participated and raised an estimated £300,000 for local, national and international charities.' Held Mid May.

Description from

Rotary Club of North Wirral

Category Wirral
Distance (miles)12
Overview

'The Wirral is unique in that it is fortunate to have the Wirral Way which incorporates the Wirral Country Park, a stunning stretch of 12.2 miles that runs from West Kirby all the way to Hooton in Chester The Wirral Way itself is the old disused railway line that has now been turned into a stunning coastal path running along the Wirral Peninsular.'

See also

Wirral Way [GPS Cycling & Walking Routes] | Wirral Country Park [Wikipedia]

Category Fenland
Distance (miles)2
Overview

'Plug in your headphones and join us for this leisurely walk around Wisbech. Our entertaining guide will bring to life the many famous characters of this town and tell you why Wisbech became one of the most prosperous ports in the country during the 18th and 19th centuries. We will look at all the best that Wisbech has to offer, starting outside the Tourist Information Centre.'

Distance (miles)32
Overview

'Along the way you'll be exploring Lancashire's history, passing weavers cottages, Tudor halls, Victorian estates, historic villages and even Roman roads.'

Distance (miles)17
Overview

'A day-long hike across Bedfordshire heathland and forests, through Woburn's rolling deer park, reclaimed sandpit lands, spectacular wooded parkland and along the Grand Union Canal.'

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Out of the LOOP

Distance (miles)55
Overview

'Here you will find details of a walking route that will enable you, your friends and family to walk the entire circumference of Wokingham Borough, a total of 55 miles, broken into easy stages of between 4 and 7 miles.'

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Loddon Valley Ramblers

Category Wellingborough
Overview

'In AD 2000, as part of their millennium celebrations, Wollaston Parish Council erected ten Green Plaques around the village, each identifying a location of historical interest. More have been added each year, both by the Parish Council and the Wollaston Heritage Society. This walk around these Green Plaques traces Wollaston's heritage from its early beginning to the present day.'

Description from

Wollaston Parish Council

Category Selby
Distance (miles)5
Overview

'A popular walk from the historic village of Cawood. Stiles, field and riverside paths, some road sections.'

Note 'The information about this Walk is temporarily unavailable while we update the documents with new details about the routes.' [14 February 2016] (but see the AA Walk referenced in 'See Also' for an alternative)

Category Wolverhampton
Overview

'Series of historical walks which feature many aspects of Wolverhampton's past. A photograph of each point of interest is included, along with a map giving its location and a brief description.'

Category Wolverhampton
Overview

'Click on an image ... to see one of our City Trails with old photos pinned to an interactive map and take a trip down memory lane! Once the map opens, click and drag with your mouse to move around the map, double click on the map to zoom in.'

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Black Country History

Category Wolverhampton
Distance (miles)29
Overview

A great way to discover Wolverhampton [1] Not too many stiles and steep hills - - - : [2] Cafes and pubs along the way - - - : [3] Easy access by bus - - - : [4] Fine views of the city centre ALERT Link changed to Walking Englishman.

Description from

The Walking Englishman

Category Wolverhampton
Overview

'Explore Wolverhampton's past with 2 different walking trails that guide you around city centre landmarks and the 21 Lock canal network ... Enjoy the heritage of the city and improve your health at the same time!'

Description from

Wolverhampton City Council

Category Salisbury
Distance (miles)8
Overview

'Explore the Lower Avon valley taking in Old Sarum and Great Durnford on the way back to Middle Woodford.'

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Visit Wiltshire

Category East Lindsey
Overview

'Provides details of long and short distance walks in and around Woodhall Spa. All walks start and finish at Royal Square ... Royal Square is the site of the once magnificent Royal Hotel and Winter Gardens - with its vast glazed roof - that dominated the centre of the Spa until destroyed by a landmine in 1942, along with the associated shops and flats.'

Category Fenland
Distance (miles)7
Overview

'All is not what it seems in the Fens, often portrayed as a land of fog, mist and marsh. Distant horizons blend into immense and changing skies which once looked down onto the wooded islands of March and Wimblington. This walk will take you through these "woods" recognised now by local place names - Eastwood, Linwood, Hatchwood and Coneywood.'

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Visit Cambridgeshire Fens

Distance (miles)6
Overview

'This walk is about 6¼ miles long and is rated as comparatively easy. There are a few lengthy ascents (none of them steep) and it should present few problems no matter what the prevailing weather.' ALERT Changed original Link but retained original description.

Distance (miles)7
Overview

'This walk takes place in an area of the County known as the Woolhope Dome ...'.

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Herefordshire Council

Category Isle of Wight
Overview

'A series of five walks designed to help you explore some of our village's history and beautiful surroundings ... The concept behind the creation of the Web Site is, and has always been, the preservation of village history, later this changed to incorporate Island history.'

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Wootton Bridge Historical

Category Birmingham
Distance (miles)31
Overview

'After leaving Birmingham you enter the countryside and will encounter a series of locks including Tarddebigge lock flight. With 30 locks in about 2 miles, Tarddebigge is the longest in the country, and also one of the steepest.'

Category Worcester
Overview

'Come with us on a journey of discovery along the ancient historic highways & byways of Worcester, taking in the Riverside, Cathedral, Friar Street etc. Our qualified Green Badge Guides will be delighted to entertain you with amazing Tales of Triumphs & Tragedies, the escape of Charles II after the Battle of Worcester, of Hannah Snell the girl soldier, of Worcestershire Sauce & the Royal Worcester Porcelain ... We start our walks from early April and continue until the end of September.'

Category Wychavon
Distance (miles)10
Overview

‘This fantastic cycling and walking route takes you from the historic city of Worcester which is famous for its cathedral to Droitwich which is known for its spa, medieval churches, and half-timbered buildings.’

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Sustrans

Category Worcestershire
Overview

'Each year members of the Worcestershire Bat Group host a number of public bat walks, but just what is a bat walk, and what can you expect if you come along to one, and what should you bring to help you enjoy the evening? ...'

Category Worcestershire
Overview

'The Countryside Service has opportunities for people to volunteer as: [1] Tree Wardens - - - : [2] Parish Paths Wardens - - - : [3] Countryside Site Work Party Volunteers - - - : [4] Health Walks Leaders - - - : [5] Worcestershire Wardens Partnership - - - : [6] Parish Paths Partnership (P3) Scheme - - - : [7] Countryside Access Volunteers Scheme - - - : [8] Community Greenspace Team Advice and Support to Local Communities.'

Category Worcestershire
Overview

'Worcestershire County Council is responsible for the management of the public rights of way network in the county. This responsibility is carried out primarily by the Council's Countryside Service Access Team. With nearly 16,000 individual public rights of way there is a considerable range of issues to address including vegetation growth, signposting and waymarking, repair and replacement of bridges, blocked paths, stiles and gates in need of repair and drainage and surfacing problems.'

Category Wyre Forest
Distance (miles)31
Overview

'Hugging the western edge of the County as it borders Herefordshire, the Worcestershire Way really is an opportunity to explore outstanding rural landscapes.  At 31 miles, the route passes through beautiful sleepy villages and verdant steep sided valleys between the Georgian town of Bewdley and the grand spa town of Malvern.'

Category Malvern Hills
Distance (miles)8
Overview

'A circular walking route including three of Worcestershire WildlifeTrust Nature Reserves.'

Category Bassetlaw
Distance (miles)2
Overview

Details of the 'trail which covers the points of historical interest in Worksop town centre, created in 2009'.

'Worksop is the largest town in the Bassetlaw district of Nottinghamshire, England, on the River Ryton at the northern edge of Sherwood Forest.'

See also

Worksop [The Nottinghamshire Heritage Gateway]

Category Isle of Wight
Distance (miles)13
Overview

'During the course of this long walk you will pass beside pine forests, over chalk downland, across fields and rivers, between farm buildings and along the course of the former railway line before entering the historic heart of Shanklin.'

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Visit Isle of Wight

Category Salford
Distance (miles)3
Overview

'Enjoy the chocolate-box black and white timbered houses, tranquil woodlands and the birthplace of the transport revolution – The Bridgewater Canal.'

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Visit Manchester

Category Crawley
Distance (miles)7
Overview

'Footpath and bridleway linking the West Sussex towns of Crawley and East Grinstead via the village of Crawley Down.'

Description from

Wikipedia

Category Adur & Worthing
Overview

'Revealing all the wonderful and unexpected aspects of our town’s heritage, including: The oldest buildings; Houses and places associated with famous people; The beauty and ancient heritage of our Downland; The glories of our five miles of coastline, and the rich history associated with it; Smuggling, the old village, royal visitors etc; Modern Worthing – popular culture and architecture.'

Description from

Worthing Heritage Alliance

Category Winchester
Overview

Eight Walks which were 'first published in The Worthys Parish Magazine in 2012 and were written by a member of the Worthys Local History Group'.  ALERT Regrettably, the 8 Walks no longer seem to be accessible from the Kings Worthy PC Website.  However, at Review, a Google exact match string search using "Worthy Walk 1" (then 2, 3, etc) generated a PDF of the relevant Walk. I have used the Link for Walk 1 in the updated Record here.

Description from

Kings Worthy Parish Council

Category East Lindsey
Distance (miles)6
Overview

'This walk will take you from Wragby through a typical Limewoods landscape, through both established and newly planted woodland to the site of a deserted medieval village and an isolated chapel.'

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Lincolnshire County Council

Category Wychavon
Distance (miles)40
Overview

'You will be guided  by the Wychavon Way logo through a variety of landscapes. From meadows, woodlands, orchards and riverside pastures, through hidden hollows and towering hilltops with stunning views over the famous Vale of Evesham and beyond.'

Distance (miles)80
Overview

'Walk connecting The Cotswold Way to The Offa's Dyke long distance trail. The walk starts in Kington in Herefordshire and finishes near Broadway in Worcestershire.'

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Guy Vowles

Category West Oxfordshire
Distance (miles)37
Overview

'To encourage you to walk off the Christmas pudding and survive the dark days of January, we introduce you to the Wychwood Way, a 37 mile circular trail following the way-marked rights of way around the heart of the former Wychwood Royal Forest.'

Description from

Liz Clarke-Watson

See also

Wychwood Circular Walks [Oxfordshire County Council] | The Wychwood Magazine

Category Monmouthshire
Distance (miles)136
Overview

'Walk of startling contrasts from ravine gorge cloaked in woodland, through meadow and orchard, to rugged and remote uplands. Follow the Wye through the battle scarred Anglo-Welsh borders to where it pours in rocky cascades from its mountain source.'

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Wye Valley Walk Partnership

Category Powys
Overview

'The Wye Valley Walk is the long distance footpath along the river Wye from its source to the sea. The Wye Walker provides shorter circular walks along the length of the Wye – and is for those of you who want to do some walking in the country near this beautiful river in shorter bursts, as and when you have time.'

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The Wye Walker

Category South Norfolk
Overview

'The first few walks start in Wymondham and take walkers out of the town via Country Wildlife Sites and a Local Nature Reserve. They set the scene for the rest of the walks linking the heritage of Wymondham and nearby villages with the biodiversity of the surrounding countryside.'

Category Wyre Forest
Overview

'Four new Audio Trails have been developed in the Wyre Forest area. Each downloadable audio trail acts as your very own personal tour guide ensuring you follow the correct path. The audio tours offer much more than just a simple guide to the route as the description covers interesting heritage and wildlife characteristics that you can discover while on the walk.'

Category Wyre
Distance (miles)41
Overview

'Following the course of the River Wyre from its source in the Forest of Bowland to its estuary at Fleetwood.'

Description from

Let's Stay UK

Category Monmouthshire
Distance (miles)55
Overview

Details of published Guidebook describing walk 'through Gloucestershire between the rivers Wye, Severn & Thames, and linking two national trails, the Offa's Dyke Path & The Thames Path'.

Overview

'Entails eight site specific sculptures at Lagan Valley Island co-funded by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland Lottery Fund. The trail is supplemented by exhibition spaces at ISLAND Arts Centre where temporary exhibitions are accommodated.'

Description from

Island Arts Centre, Lisburn

See also

Natural Forces Sculpture Trail [Culture Northern Ireland]

Category Isle of Wight
Distance (miles)19
Overview

'Follow the Yar River Trail from its source near Niton to Bembridge Harbour.'

Category West Lancashire
Distance (miles)7
Overview

'The Yellow Hammer walking route is a very good reason to get out and about in the Ormskirk area and discover the area's wonderful public rights of way network. Ormskirk is an historic market town in the heart of West Lancashire. The trail starts and finishes at Ormskirk railway station or bus station taking you through the historic town centre and out to the rolling countryside beyond, boasting stunning views of Lancashire and Merseyside.'

Category Eden
Overview

'Run or walk on Cumbrian Fells: 23, 11.5 or 6.5 miles.' Held Early June.

Description from

Rotary Club of Upper Eden

Category Hambleton
Distance (miles)101
Overview

'Traces the River Ure from the point at which it joins the River Ouse, a few miles north of York, to its source 2,000 feet above sea level amongst the Pennine fells between Hawes and Kirkby Stephen ...'

The Yoredale Way: A 100 Mile Walk from York to Kirkby Stephen by J K E Piggin (Yorkshire Footpath Trust, 1994) is out-of-print but might be available second-hand

Category York
Distance (miles)23
Overview

'A circular walk around the outskirts of this historic city.'

Category York
Overview

'Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 ... Maintaining York's public rights of way ... Obstructions to Public Rights of Way ... PUBLIC RIGHTS OF WAY ... Public rights of way notices and registers ... Report a public rights of way problem ... THE DEFINITIVE MAP.'

 

Description from

City of York Council

Category York
Distance (miles)2
Overview

'A complete on-line guide to walking the Walls with maps, pictures and organised text.'

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The Friends of York Walls

Category Craven
Distance (miles)130
Overview

'The "Yorkshire Dales Celebration Way" is my own creation. This unique Long Distance Footpath is my tribute to this fantastic National Park. At approximately 130 miles long (depending on the various alternatives provided) it is designed to be walked in eight days. It conveniently fits it into a "one week holiday window" especially suitable to starting and finishing on a Saturday or Sunday.'

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The Walking Englishman

Category North Yorkshire
Overview

'Everyone has the right to access to the countryside in the Yorkshire National Park. Choose from our Miles without Stiles downloadable routes perfect for wheelchairs, pushchairs and a post-pub-lunch amble. You can also buy route cards at National Park Centres. To see where the routes can be found in the National Park have a look at the interactive map.'

Category Hambleton
Distance (miles)62
Overview

'From its humble source north-west of York, the Yorkshire Ouse winds its way gently through over 50 miles of fine countryside. It swallows up streams from picturesque dales and steadily swells until it unites with the River Trent to become the mighty Humber and sweeps into the North Sea.'

The Yorkshire Ouse Walk: From Source to the Sea - with Tales of the Riverbank by Ivan E. Broadhead (Meridian Books, 1999) is out-of-print but new or used copies should still be available.

Category Wakefield
Overview

'There are usually at least 60 sculptures in the landscape for you to see as well as special exhibitions and projects in the galleries and outdoors. Displays change throughout the year so call ahead if you plan to see something in particular ... You will probably need four hours to explore the furthest reaches of the Estate and sculpture displays'.

Category Craven
Distance (miles)24
Overview

'Takes on the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, usually in this order, and in under 12 hours. These peaks form part of the Pennine range, and encircle the head of the valley of the River Ribble, in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.'

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Three Peaks Challenge Ltd

Overview

'Over 600 routes with route descriptions, photographs and an Ordnance Survey route map (from OS Open Space service).'

Description from

Frank M Firth

Overview

Download from the Website PDFs of about half a dozen 'Easy Access Walks' around and about the Yorkshire Wolds Way

Distance (miles)79
Overview

'For nearly 80 miles the Yorkshire Wolds Way wends through some of the most tranquil and gentle countryside in England. From the banks of the mighty Humber estuary, along wooded slopes and through serene dry valleys, the walk climbs gently onto the airy tops of the rolling hills where on a clear day "you can see forever". Descending from the northern escarpment the final section of the Way finishes on the dramatic headland of Filey Brigg.'

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National Trails

Category York
Overview

'Reach the parts of York other visitors miss. Join one of our entertaining historical guided walks.'

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