www.ofs.org.uk

Distance (miles)65
Overview

'The Way's 65 miles run through the unspoilt countryside along the western side of Oxfordshire ... The idea behind the Way was to form a link between the Oxford Canal towpath, the Oxfordshire Way, the Thames Path and the Ridgeway.'

There is a Guidebook - The D'Arcy Dalton Way across the Oxfordshire Cotswolds and the Thames Valley by Nick Moon - but you might have difficulty locating a copy.

Description from

Oxford Fieldpaths Society

See also

D'Arcy Dalton Circular [Barry Cornelius] | The D'Arcy Dalton Way [Carl Sprake]

wyewalker.com/d3-the-daffodil-way/

Category:Forest of Dean
Distance (miles)10
Overview

'This area is famous for its wild daffodils, and in March every year the local villages of Kempley and Dymock get together to provide teas, and guided walks. You can find the dates this is happening in the forthcoming year here.'

The Website of the Friends of the Dymock Poets summarises the history of the Way - and of the The Dymock Poets' Paths

Description from

The Wye Walker

www.lbbd.gov.uk/residents/leisure-libraries-and-museums/parks-and-coun...

Overview

'This green corridor, known as the Dagenham Corridor, runs from Hainault to the River Thames and includes the Eastbrookend Country Park, the Chase Local Nature Reserve and the Beam Valley Country Park.'

www.daleshighway.co.uk

Category:Bradford
Distance (miles)90
Overview

'Across the glorious high country of the Yorkshire Dales. Walk this spectacular landscape from Saltaire to Appleby-in-Westmorland ... and back on England's most beautiful train journey along the Settle-Carlisle line.'

Description from

Friends of A Dales High Way

See also

Published Guides available from Skyware Press

www.dalesway.org.uk

Category:Bradford
Distance (miles)80
Overview

'Long distance footpath of about 80 miles (128 km) situated in the north of England and running from Ilkley to Bowness-on-Windermere.'

Description from

The Dales Way Association

www.crosthwaiteandlyth.co.uk/damsonwalks.php

Category:South Lakeland
Overview

'Valerie Harrison with her husband John ran the Crosthwaite Post Office for many years until they retired in 2005. In 1999 she published the book DAMSON COUNTRY - Walks around the Lyth and Winster Valleys. It is now sadly out of print but she has allowed us to publish it on the Crosthwaite and Lyth web site virtually in its entirety. The words, maps and excellent illustrations are as they were in the book.'

www.visitcheshire.com/things-to-do/walk-the-dane-valley-p55521

Category:Cheshire East
Distance (miles)5
Overview

'A route from Brereton Heath Local Nature Reserve, crossing the River Dane through to the pretty village of Swettenham.'

Description from

Visit Cheshire

www.ldwa.org.uk/ldp/members/show_path.php?path_name=Dane+Valley+Way

Category:High Peak
Distance (miles)41
Overview

'Extends from the River Wye and Pavilion Gardens in Buxton to the confluence of the River Dane with the River Wheelock at Middlewich - a measured distance 40.6 miles. After the first 3 miles of climbing the rest of the route is generally downhill.' Note that Discover Cheshire no longer seem to provide access to a description of the full route via their Website.

See also

A walker's guide to the Dane Valley Way : a walk from Buxton to Middlewich following the River Dane as closely as present paths allow (South and East Cheshire Area of the Ramblers' Association, 1999) [The Chronicle Series] | Dane Valley Way [GPS Cycle & Walking Routes]

www.hants.gov.uk/thingstodo/countryside/finder/danebury

Category:Test Valley
Overview

'Danebury is one of the most extensively studied hillforts in Europe. "Iron Age" describes the period between the end of the Bronze Age and the start of the Roman period (700BC - AD43). Evidence found suggests that the Fort was built 2500 years ago and occupied for nearly 500 years.'

Description from

Hampshire County Council

www.walkingpages.co.uk/trails_paths/ldpdanelawway.html

Category:Lincoln
Distance (miles)60
Overview

'The walk connects Lincoln and Stamford, two of the five "burghs" of the ancient Danelaw. Although the route is mainly within Lincolnshire it does stray briefly into Rutland at a particularly attractive section associated with John Clare, the poet.'

Description from

Walking Pages

explorekent.org/activities/darent-valley-path/

Category:Bexley
Distance (miles)19
Overview

'The beauty of the Darent Valley has inspired generations of artists and writers eager to capture the essence of this classic English countryside with its rolling hills, luxuriant meadows and picturesque riverside villages.'

Description from

Explore Kent

www.ldwa.org.uk/ldp/members/show_path.php?path_name=Dart+Valley+Trail

Category:South Hams
Distance (miles)17
Overview

Can be 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.

www.dartford.gov.uk/by-category/transport-and-streets/walking

Category:Dartford
Overview

'The Heath, one of the last remaining lowland heaths in the south-east, is registered Common Land and is designated as an area of Local Landscape Importance, Site of Nature Conservation Interest ...'

Description from

Dartford Borough Council

www.dartford.gov.uk/by-category/leisure-and-culture2/parks-and-open-sp...

Category:Dartford
Overview

'There are so many great walks around Dartford that it's only fair to share so we've produced a series of wonderful walks for you to enjoy.'

Description from

Dartford Borough Council

www.sites.google.com//site/dartmoorancientboundarywalk/home

Category:West Devon
Distance (miles)50
Overview

'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.'

Description from

Ian & Caroline Kirkpatrick

dartmoorwalker.co.uk/all-walks/

Category:Devon
Overview

'I've been lucky enough to have grown up on Dartmoor and after a spell in the military, I returned to live on the moor. As a teenager, many of my weekends were spent walking for enjoyment and in more recent years I have rediscovered that joy of walking on Dartmoor ...'

Description from

Dartmoor Walker

www.richkni.co.uk/dartmoor/walks_all.htm

Category:Devon
Overview

'Walking on Dartmoor is excellent. Different tastes and experiences are catered for. For the less demanding walker there are car parks from which brief, pleasant excursions can be made. For the more hardened explorer many miles over hard ground can be tramped in challenging conditions ...'

Description from

Richard Knights

www.dartmoorway.co.uk/ww/index.php

Category:Teignbridge
Distance (miles)108
Overview

'The Dartmoor Way Walking Route is a 108 mile-long circular route which winds its way around the natural beauty of Dartmoor National Park, linking hamlets, villages and towns along its length. Most of the route is on a separate alignment (footpaths) to that of the cycling route (minor roads).' Virtual launch scheduled for September 2020.

www.discoverdartmouth.com/things-to-do/dartmouth-town-trail-p2175303

Category:South Hams
Distance (miles)1
Overview

'A two hour gentle walk around the town of Dartmouth taking in historic features of interest.'

Description from

Discover Dartmouth

www.discoverdarwin.co.uk/darwin-town-trail/

Category:Shrewsbury
Distance (miles)3
Overview

'Darwin was born at Mount House in Shrewsbury on 12th February 1809 and spent the first 27 years of his life in the town. Darwin's early life inspired his fascination with the natural world leading to his theories of evolution. Much of Shrewsbury remains unchanged since Darwin's time, indeed he would still recognise much of town ... '

Description from

Darwin's Shrewsbury

www.davaway.org.uk

Category:Morayshire
Distance (miles)24
Overview

'Links the historic towns of Forres and Grantown-on-Spey. The total distance from the centres is 24 miles (38km), of which 22 miles (35 km) are in open countryside. Almost all of the route follows the old Highland Railway line and is off road and safe from traffic ... On a clear day as you cross Dava moor you are rewarded with views to the north over the shire counties of Nairn, Inverness, Moray, Ross & Cromarty, and Sutherland whilst to the south the Cromdale Hills and the Cairngorm Mountains dominate the skyline.'

Description from

The Dava Way Association

www.dawleyheritage.co.uk/heritage-trail

Overview

'The Dawley Trail is a self-guided heritage walk which aims to bring alive much of the parish's rich history and culture. On the ground is a wealth of surviving buildings, artefacts, and often humble commemorations to an era of industrial enterprise, as well as the lives of important local characters ... '

Description from

Dawley Heritage

www.forestryengland.uk/kielder-castle/deadwater-walk-kielder

Category:Tynedale
Distance (miles)5
Overview

'The summit of Deadwater Fell lies at just under 1900 feet (571 metres) and straddles the border between Scotland and England. The spectacular panoramic views from the top are now available not only for cyclists to enjoy but also walkers,'

Description from

Forestry England

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/River_Dearne

Category:Barnsley
Distance (miles)30
Overview

'The River Dearne is a river in South Yorkshire, England. It flows roughly east for more than 30 kilometres (19 mi), from its source just inside West Yorkshire, through Denby Dale, Clayton West, Darton, Barnsley, Darfield, Wath upon Dearne, Bolton on Dearne, Adwick upon Dearne and Mexborough to its confluence with the River Don at Conisbrough ... The upper Dearne is followed by the Dearne Way, a footpath through the countryside from Dearne Head to Barnsley. The lower Dearne Valley is confusingly now also called Dearne Valley and is a regeneration area.'

www.deddington-arms-hotel.co.uk/circular-walks-around-deddington

Category:Cherwell
Overview

'Walking Around Deddington was the title of a series of articles by Ralph Elsley published in the Deddington News in 1994. He has up-dated them and they are reproduced here with his kind permission. There is also a new Deddington Circular Walk published by the Cherwell District Council.' Unfortunately the Walks seemed to have disappeared from the Deddington OnLine Site, so I have replaced the Link.

Description from

Deddington Arms

www.deeestuary.co.uk/walk.htm

Category:Flintshire
Overview

'The Dee Estuary and surrounding area offer outstanding opportunities for combining birdwatching and walking. Note that a high spring tide can completely cover both the beach and marsh so take that into account when planning your walk ...'

Description from

Richard Smith Dee Estuary Birding

www.denbighshirecountryside.org.uk/dee-valley-way/

Category:Denbighshire
Distance (miles)15
Overview

'Follows the course of the River Dee between the picturesque towns of Corwen and Llangollen.'

Description from

Denbighshire County Council

kittiwake-books.co.uk/the-dee-way-p-107.html

Category:Wirral
Distance (miles)142
Overview

'The route follows the River Dee along the Welsh or English sides of its estuary, through the historic city of Chester, the borderlands, Llangollen and the stunning Dee Valley, passing beautiful Llyn Tegid at Y Bala to the river's source in the mountains of southern Snowdonia.'

Description from

David Berry

www.fancyfreewalks.org/G.London/Richmond-Barnes-Kew.pdf

Distance (miles)11
Overview

''A parkland and riverside walk through history, easily accessed by Underground, bus or car, this circular walk is a huge adventure.'

Description from

Fancy Free Walks

www.deesideway.org

Distance (miles)41
Overview

'Path running from near the centre of Aberdeen, oil capital of Europe, to Ballater, in the Cairngorms National Park, famous for its Victorian Heritage and links to Balmoral Castle.'

dementiaadventure.co.uk

Overview

Organize or support various walks around the UK.

Description from

Dementia Adventure

www.dengie.org.uk

Category:Maldon
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.

Description from

The Dengie Hundred

www.derbyshire.gov.uk/leisure/countryside/access/local-access-forum/de...

Category:Derbyshire
Overview

'We set it up as a joint forum with Derby City Council following consultation with 304 organisations with related interests. It covers all of Derbyshire to the south and east of the Peak District National Park. The national park and the area of the county in the north west around Buxton and Glossop is covered by the Peak District Local Access Forum.'

Description from

Derbyshire County Council

www.derbycanal.org.uk/the-route-map/

Distance (miles)14
Overview

'The Derby & Sandiacre Canal ran from the river Trent at Swarkestone and climbed through 3 locks to the Trent & Mersey Canal and Swarkestone Junction on the Trent & Mersey canal thence to Sandiacre on the Erewash canal, with a line to Little Eaton where it met a plateway.'

www.derbynomads.co.uk/dnway.html

Category:Erewash
Distance (miles)50
Overview

'Recreational Route circumnavigating the City of Derby. It has been created to celebrate 75 years of Derby Nomad Ramblers which was established in September 1935.'

Description from

Derby Nomad Ramblers

www.derbyshire.gov.uk/leisure/countryside/access/access-for-all/access...

Category:Derbyshire
Overview

'Access Derbyshire is an initiative aimed at improving countryside access for all people. Our 300km of greenways are predominantly accessible for wheelchairs, mobility scooters and anyone who wants easy access to the beautiful Derbyshire countryside.'

Description from

Derbyshire County Council

www.derbyramblers.org.uk/articles/walking-routes/72-the-derbyshire-gri...

Category:Derby
Distance (miles)56
Overview

'Conceived by members of the Derbyshire Area Rambler's Association in 1970. The route starts at Derby Cathedral and ends in Edale. Much of the way follows the eastern Gritstone edges. A booklet was published by Thornhill Press ... Unfortunately this booklet is now out of print ... The booklet is available to download ... Please note that the booklet was published some 20 years ago.'

www.derbysheritagewalks.com

Overview

'Based in the heart of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site, Derbyshire Heritage Walks offers guided walks for small groups around Derbyshire and the Peak District. With over 25 years experience of leading guided walks around many of the key sites in the World Heritage Site, and over 30 years experience of walking the Peak District, Derbyshire Heritage Walks are experts in the history and heritage of the area.'

Description from

Adrian Brown

www.derbyshire.gov.uk/leisure/countryside/access/rights-of-way/rights-...

Category:Derbyshire
Overview

'What's over 3,000 miles long but countywide and free to use? The answer is Derbyshire's Rights of Way Network, made up of rights of way, bridleways and byways ... To view rights of way in Derbyshire please visit the Derbyshire Maps website. Please note that the rights of way information is not viewable at a scale larger than 1:10,000.'

Description from

Derbyshire County Council

www.norfolk.gov.uk/out-and-about-in-norfolk/norfolk-trails/short-and-c...

Category:Breckland
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

www.discovernorthernireland.com/about-northern-ireland/destinations/wa...

Overview

'We're on the Trail ... to discover the rich natural and built heritage of a city and its hinterland that is unrivalled in Ireland. Trace the story of this vibrant Walled City and see the ever changing skyline of a city constant in the warmth of its welcome.' Alert Have now developed several 'heritage trails' within Derry.

Description from

Discover Northern Ireland

www.alltrails.com/trail/england/derbyshire/derwent-edge-walk

Category:High Peak
Distance (miles)10
Overview

'What makes Derwent Edge particularly special for me are the rocky tors that are sprinkled along the route. These weathered gritstone outcrops form all manner of wonderful shapes, with equally colourful names - Salt Cellar, Cakes of Bread and Wheelstones. It is difficult and even unfair to select favourites, but the walk along Derwent Edge is truly wonderful. It's a good long walk and high enough that you can feel the air and space around you ...'

Description from

AllTrails

www.visitambervalley.com/get-active/derwent-valley-heritage-way-long-d...

Category:High Peak
Distance (miles)55
Overview

'Stretching from Ladybower Reservoir in the north to Shardlow in the south, the walk through the valley offers varied scenery and a way-marked route. Passing through the Peak District National Park via Chatsworth Park and the breath taking scenery around the Derbyshire dales and Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site, the riverside path continues to Journey's End where the Derwent flows into the River Trent.'

See also

National Heritage Corridor [Derwent Valley Trust]

www.durham.gov.uk/article/3691/Railway-paths

Distance (miles)12
Overview

'Extremely popular linear route between Consett and Swalwell, with fabulous views across the Derwent valley.'

Description from

Durham County Council

www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/things-to-do/visit-the-city/walks/Pages/self-g...

Category:City of London
Distance (miles)2
Overview

'This route has been designed to take you through the City and explore some of the latest developments in architecture. From start to finish the walk will take about 90 minutes at an average walking pace.'

Description from

City of London Corporation

www.fancyfreewalks.org/SurreyWest.html

Category:East Hampshire
Distance (miles)10
Overview

'This remarkable walk takes you on an excursion on rarely-used paths into Hampshire to visit that picturesque string of lakes in the forest. On the way, you pass through an ever-changing landscape of deep wooded valleys, heather-topped crests and moors.'

Description from

Fancy Free Walks

www.trustfordevizes.info/group_activity/blue_plaque_scheme

Category:Kennet
Distance (miles)2
Overview

'Devizes is full of buildings of historic importance. The Trust has placed Blue Plaques on many of them, giving brief details ... ' (Unfortunately, the Link to the 'Town Trail' seems to have disappeared.)

Description from

Trust for Devizes

www.exploredevon.info/accessible-walks/

Category:Devon
Overview

'These pages are designed to encourage the family group out into rural areas on safe and easily accessible paths, which have been chosen to exclude stiles, steps or any obstruction which would cause difficulty to those with limited mobility.'

Description from

Devon County Council

www.devon.gov.uk/prow/devon-countryside-access-forum/

Category:Devon
Overview

'The Forum is a voluntary body with fifteen members, appointed following advertising, to represent land managers and owners, users of land and those with other interests. The Forum will advise the local authority and other bodies on access issues and will also consider wider strategic issues such as the Rights of Way Improvement Plan.'

Description from

Devon County Council

www.devon.gov.uk/prow/parish-paths-partnership-scheme/

Category:Devon
Overview

'The Parish Paths Partnerships Scheme is an initiative to ensure that the entire rights of way network is legally defined, properly maintained and well publicised. It has the support of the National Association of Local Councils and is Devon County Council funded.'

Description from

Devon County Council

www.devon.gov.uk/prow/

Category:Devon
Overview

'To find out more about your local footpaths, bridleways and byways please use the Interactive Map showing all the public rights of way in Devon ...'

Description from

Devon County Council

www.visitplymouth.co.uk/things-to-do/attractions/landmarks-and-trails

Category:Plymouth
Distance (miles)4
Overview

'The Heritage Trail links historic and cultural points of interest in Devonport. It is a great way to explore the local area, once an important town in its own right. The Trail also offers a way-marked detour from the popular South West Coastal Footpath; starting at Admiral's Hard in Stonehouse to connect with the Plymouth Waterfront Walkway and the Cremyll Ferry - linking Devon and Cornwall.'

Description from

Visit Plymouth

www.royalparks.org.uk/parks/hyde-park/things-to-see-and-do/self-guided...

Category:Westminster
Distance (miles)7
Overview

'Takes visitors through four of the most beautiful parks in the world: St James's Park; Green Park; Hyde Park; Kensington Gardens.'

Description from

The Royal Parks

www.explore-inverness.com/regions/north-of-inverness/dingwall-historic...

Overview

'Easy access to outstanding countryside for hill walking and trails, Dingwall provides a great base from which to explore many interesting and varied attractions including world class golf courses, local distilleries and breathtaking mountain scenery.' Note that the original Website referenced here - Dingwall, the Market Town - I could no longer find; so I have replaced the Link.

Description from

Explore Inverness

www.walkinginengland.co.uk/surrey/leatherhead.php

Category:Mole Valley
Overview

'Leatherhead sits at the gateway to the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), some of the finest countryside in Britain ... The Countryside around Leatherhead includes farmland, common land, woodland, chalk downland and riverside. Some of it is of high biodiversity value, including Sites of Special Scientific Interest and a National Nature Reserve. There 'are not only great countryside walks but also Town Trails to enjoy ...'

www.culture24.org.uk/places-to-go/london/tra46697

Overview

'The Discover London Trails are "Insider Guides" that take Londoners and visitors to new places all over the capital. Pursue a special interest or explore one of London's villages. It's all there for you to enjoy. At the heart of each trail are London's smaller museums and galleries – there are over 100 in all, and these trails take you to more than half of those.'

Description from

Culture24

www.visitlancashire.com/things-to-do/culture-arts-and-heritage/churche...

Category:Lancaster
Distance (miles)2
Overview

'Trace the story of faith in Lancaster from Roman times to the present day through its rich heritage of faith sites and buildings.'

Description from

Visit Lancashire

See also

Churches and Sacred Sites [Visit Lancashire]

www.stowmarket.co.uk/stowmarket-walk.html

Category:Mid Suffolk
Distance (miles)2
Overview

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

Description from

Edwin Hayward

www.divinedartmoorwalks.co.uk

Category:Devon
Overview

Exploring the odd and interesting on Dartmoor National Park  'Dartmoor National Park in Devon has a rich variety of landscape, from moorland and tors, to forests and reservoirs. It spans 368 square miles (953 sq.km)  and is approximately 22 miles (35 km) east to west and 24 miles (38km) north to south. Add that a wealth of history and archeological remains and you will always find somewhere interesting to explore.'

Description from

Gillian Adams

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/divis-and-the-black-mountain

Category:Belfast City
Overview

'The mountains rest in the heart of the Belfast Hills, which provide the backdrop to the city's skyline. The rich, varied archaeological landscape is home to a host of wildlife. There are walking trails along a variety of terrain: through heath, on stone tracks, along boardwalks and road surface.'

Description from

National Trust

odiham-society.org/publications/walks-and-trails/

Category:Hart
Distance (miles)5
Overview

'Circular walk from Odiham canal basin through Broad Oak hamlet and across the farmland of Dogmersfield Park estate, returning by canal towpath.'

Description from

Bob Venus The Odiham Society

www.bookscumbria.com/shop/4/26/

Category:Allerdale
Overview

'Keswick and the Northern Lake District fells are renowned as a centre of excellence for walkers and hikers. From flat strolls along the old railway line, over the beautiful bridges and past the meandering River Derwent, to gruelling hikes over some of the toughest (and highest) fells in England, the area has walks for everyone and every walking ability ...' Alert Website unavailable at Review; linked to alternative.

Description from

Paul Buttle and DoKeswick.com

See also

Books Cumbria

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dollis_Valley_Greenwalk

Category:Barnet
Distance (miles)10
Overview

'Long distance footpath in the London Borough of Barnet between Moat Mount Nature Reserve in Mill Hill and Hampstead Heath. The route is designed to act as a link between the Capital Ring and the London Loop, and between the many green spaces and wildlife corridors along the way.'

Description from

Wikipedia

www.ldwa.org.uk/Vermuyden/W/76/doncastrian-way.html

Category:Doncaster
Distance (miles)33
Overview

'A walk around the old County Borough of Doncaster following a route from the urban fringes to open fields, river banks and green lanes towards the settlements of Barnby Dun and Dunsville returning through Sprotbrough and along the River Don ... The route which follows Public Rights of Way, with short sections on roads, was devised by Pat White of Doncaster Wayfarers in the early 1970's.'

See also

Doncastrian Way [GPS Cycle & Walking Routes] | The Doncastrian Way [Bringing Up The Rear]

www.walkingpages.co.uk/trails_paths/ldpdonningtonway.html

Category:Cotswold
Distance (miles)62
Overview

'Walk linking the pubs of the Donnington Brewery in a circular path through rural Gloucestershire. Most Donnington houses offer bed and breakfast facilities, enabling you to walk distances of your choice. The Donnington Way is a true Cotswold delight for the rambler who thrives on well-kept countryside, hidden villages and good beer.'

The Donnington Way: a History of Donnington Brewery and Walk Between the Donnington Inns (Walkabout Series) by Colin Handy (Reardon Publishing, 2012). Amazon offer a Kindle Edtion of this Guide.

Description from

Walking Pages

www.visit-dorset.com/things-to-do/activities/walking

Distance (miles)10
Overview

'Wide and sweeping coastal views are combined with quiet valleys on this splendid walk ... The walk is 10 miles long but can be shortened by finishing at Sutton Poyntz.'

Note: There is a Leaflet Dorchester to the Sea at Weymouth which was published by West Dorset District Council a few years ago. However, the Author (John Sissons) is planning to issue a revised 'improved' version in the near future. Dorchester Tourist Information Centre should have the latest information.

Description from

Visit Dorset

www.ldwa.org.uk/Dorset/W/6978/dorset-doddle.html

Distance (miles)32
Overview

'Consists simply of the coastal path from Weymouth to Swanage, possibly with diversions where the path has fallen away or is dangerous. Anyone expecting a gentle stroll along the cliffs will be in for a shock, but the route has stunning views and is a true classic. The distance is about 32 miles, passing through the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site over some of the most beautiful coastal scenery in England, but including some tough climbs on the way.' Held Late August.

Description from

LDWA Dorset

www.dorset-ramblers.org.uk/the-dorset-jubilee-trail/

Category:South Somerset
Distance (miles)90
Overview

'Runs from Forde Abbey on the Somerset border in the west, across Dorset to Bokerley Dyke in the north-east on the Hampshire Border. It avoids existing trails and popular rights of way and seeks out little known paths in order to open them up for all to enjoy. The Trail winds through quiet villages, passes rural churches and offers extensive views over the rolling downs and secret valleys that make Dorset so special.'

Description from

Dorset Area Ramblers

www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/countryside-coast-parks/rights-of-way/dorset-...

Category:Dorset
Overview

'The Forum has 21 members - 18 independent members and 3 representatives of Dorset County Council, Bournemouth and Poole Borough Councils.'

Description from

Dorset Council

www.snapthepeaks.co.uk/Walks/Dovedale_Circular/dovedale_circular.htm

Distance (miles)7
Overview

'Photo guide to walking in the Peak District, illustrated with maps and photographs.'

Description from

Snap the Peaks

www.walklakes.co.uk/walk_168.html

Category:Eden
Distance (miles)7
Overview

'The fells surrounding the Dale are not the highest or most famous, yet they deserve more of an accolade as the views are stunning ... This Walk takes you to the top of the following hills: Little Hart Crag, High Hartsop Dodd, Hartsop Above How, Hart Crag, Gale Crag, and Dove Crag; and includes 5 Wainwrights, 3 Hewitts, 3 Nuttalls, 6 Birketts, and 1 sub Dewey.'

Description from

WalkLakes

www.downhamvillage.org.uk/downham_visitor_information.html

Category:Ribble Valley
Overview

'Downham has long had a reputation as an attractive village, often quoted as the most beautiful village in Lancashire. It may have rivals but it certainly is largely unspoilt – no television aerials or obtrusive satellite dishes, no overhead wires or roadside yellow lines, and minimal signing in the village. There is an old world charm with the setting of the church on the crest of a limestone ridge above the village, Downham Hall behind the church on the same ridge and cottages neatly arranged at both the top of church brow and another group around the main street and village stream.'

Description from

Downham Village

www.westsussex.gov.uk/leisure-recreation-and-community/walking-horse-r...

Category:Guildford
Distance (miles)37
Overview

'Waymarked level route, open to walkers, horse riders and cyclists. It links the North Downs Way at St Martha’s Hill, Surrey with the South Downs Way near Steyning, West Sussex.'

Description from

West Sussex County Council

www.drakestrail.co.uk

Category:West Devon
Distance (miles)21
Overview

'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.'

Description from

Devon County Council

www.southglos.gov.uk/Documents/The%20Dramway.pdf

Distance (miles)9
Overview

'The Dramway Path is a 9-mile linear walk that follows sections of the route of a nineteenth century tramway which carried coal from Coalpit Heath in the Bristol coalfield down to the River Avon.'

www.heritagepaths.co.uk/pathdetails.php?path=77

Category:Inverness-shire
Distance (miles)17
Overview

Military Road/Drove Road between Tomich and Jenkins Park.

Description from

Heritage Paths

stourhales.camra.org.uk

Category:Dudley
Distance (miles)10
Overview

'Dudley & South Staffordshire CAMRA and Stourbridge & Halesowen CAMRA in conjunction with Dudley Borough Council Leisure and Tourism Development Department have produced a Real Ale Trail. The Black country is a little corner of beer heaven and this guide highlights just some of the many great pubs that we have in Dudley Borough.'

Description from

Stourbridge and Halesowen CAMRA Branch

www.alltrails.com

Category:Dudley
Overview

Three towpath walks which formerly were briefly described on the Canal & River Trust Website with links through to what is now the AllTrails Site, but now having relevant descriptions only on the latter Site:

* Dudley No 1 Canal to Fens Pool (6 miles)

* Along Dudley No. 2 Canal from Bumble Hole to Coombswood Bridge (6 miles)

* A walk along the Dudley Canal from Bumble Hole to Dudley Tunnel (7 miles)

Description from

AllTrails

www.dudley.gov.uk/resident/planning/historic-environment/town-trails/

Category:Dudley
Overview

'Several leaflets can be downloaded ... which give a brief history and guide to some of the important buildings and places within towns in the Dudley Borough, including suggested routes for walks.'

www.alltrails.com/trail/england/london/the-duke-of-york-and-potters-ba...

Category:Hertsmere
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

www.dukeswoodoilmuseum.com

Overview

'Dukes Wood is a marvellous example of cooperation between the Oil industry and the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. It combines an area of ancient and secondary woodland with what was the site of the UK's first oilfield ...'

Description from

Dukes Wood Oil Museum

www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/planning-and-environment/walking-cycling-an...

Category:Bolsover
Distance (miles)32
Overview

'Runs across north Nottinghamshire, to the Derbyshire and Lincolnshire borders, through the former ducal estates of Clumber, Welbeck and Thoresby which were established using profits made from the region’s industrialisation. The area, between Worksop and Mansfield is still known as "The Dukeries"; follow the waymarking along the trail to link sites of historic and industrial interest, and Sherwood Forest itself.' This is a multi-user route, described in nine PDFs by Nottinghamshire County Council.

www.dulaisvalley.org

Distance (miles)12
Overview

'The Dulais Valley is an ex-coal mining community situated at the northern boundary of Neath Port Talbot and is on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park ... The trails on this site will help you to learn more about the valley and its history. Explore the links ... to see school trails, village trails, a time line and other useful information.'

Description from

Dulais Valley Partnership

www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk/leisure-parks-events/countryside-facilities-...

Overview

'West Dunbartonshire Council has produced a map showing eight popular routes in the Dumbarton area.'

Description from

West Dunbartonshire Council

www.nature.scot/12-wildlife-walks-dumfries-and-galloway

Overview

'Dumfries & Galloway is the perfect place to see amazing wildlife in unspolied, natural habitats and whatever time of year you choose to visit there is always something new and exciting to witness. The glorious unspoilt coastline, varied terrain and numerous tranquil lochs provide backdrops for some captivating wildlife walks ...' ALERT I have needed to change the Link from that originally referenced here.

Description from

Scottish Natural Heritage

dumfries-house.org.uk/attractions/estate-walks

Category:East Ayrshire
Distance (miles)2
Overview

'Our newly created woodland walks mean that moving around the estate will always involve a wander through our magnificent, mature policy woodlands.'

Description from

Dumfries House

See also

Knockroon [Wikipedia]

www.walkhighlands.co.uk/borders/dun-rig.shtml

Category:Peeblesshire
Distance (miles)15
Overview

'A fantastic hill walk from Peebles, taking in the four peaks surrounding Glensax with extensive views in all directions. Peat bogs in places.'

Description from

Walkhighlands

www.dundeewomenstrail.org.uk

Category:City of Dundee
Distance (miles)3
Overview

'Celebrates just a few amazing women whose lives touched this city. Join us as we take a walk in some great women's shoes ...'

www.dundonaldcastle.org.uk

Category:South Ayrshire
Overview

'All parts of the castle are accessible to the reasonably fit, but the visit does involve a climb of about 30 metres up a winding path to the top of the castle hill. On a clear day the hill commands very extensive views, including the Isle of Arran, the mountains of the Southern Highlands and much of the central Ayrshire plain.' ALERT Unfortunately, I can no longer find the Walking Guide on the Castle's Website.

Description from

The Friends of Dundonald Castle

walkscottishborders.com/route/duns-town-trail/

Category:Berwickshire
Distance (miles)4
Overview

'The Duns Town Trail has been set up by Scottish Borders Council and Scottish Borders Tourist Board. The aim is to welcome the visitor to Duns and provide an added dimension to local history and a flavour of the town's development ... We hope you will enjoy walking around the Town Trail and trust that you will have a pleasant stay in Duns.'

Description from

Walk Scottish Borders

See also

Duns Town Trail [Scottish Borders Council]

www.exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk/enjoying/travel/Car-free-ideas

Distance (miles)5
Overview

'The Dunster Mill Tea Rooms and Gardens in Mill Lane are set idyllically alongside the river next to the historically important mill where stone ground flour is produced and on sale. The owners specialise in home baking, everything is home-made and of course you find a cup of Twinings tea.'

However, the original Link for this Walk seems to have disappeared.  So I have replaced it with a Link to ExploreMoor which has details of Walks around and about Dunster.

Description from

ExploreMoor

www.discoverdunster.info

Overview

'Situated on the north eastern edge of Exmoor National Park, along the West Somerset coastline.' ALERT Unfortunately, at Review I could no longer discover any recent information about the Dunster Estate on the Crown Estate's Website.  So I have had to replace the Link used here.

Description from

The Crown Estate

www.durhamheritagecoast.org

Category:Sunderland
Distance (miles)11
Overview

''From Sunderland to Hartlepool, the Durham Heritage Coast has emerged from its industrial past to an area worthy of Heritage Coast status with one of the finest coastlines in England ... '

www.durham.gov.uk/article/3691/Railway-paths

Category:Durham [City]
Overview

'Come and experience Durham's railway legacy. The railway paths - former railway lines - are attractive countryside routes that can be used by walkers, wheelchair users, horse-riders and cyclists.'

Description from

Durham County Council

www.caithness.org/geography/walksincaithness/Durnesswalkingnetwork.pdf

Category:Sutherland
Overview

'The area covered by the Durness path network may seem largely wild and remote in character but it remains a working landscape that is also highly important for wildlife and plants ... Please keep to the routes as described in the Booklet and respect the area's life and work.' ALERT The Link has been changed from that formerly used.

Description from

Durness.org: The Past and Present of Durness

www.dylanthomasbirthdaywalk.co.uk

Category:Carmarthenshire
Distance (miles)2
Overview

'Enjoy the magnificent views of the estuary, Dylan's boathouse, the Gower, north Devon, Caldey Island and Tenby.'

Description from

Bob Stevens

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dylan_Thomas_Trail

Category:Cardiganshire
Distance (miles)25
Overview

'Runs through places associated with the poet Dylan Thomas in Ceredigion, west Wales. It was officially opened by Aeronwy Thomas, in July 2003. The trail is marked by blue plaques and information boards in Lampeter, Aberaeron, and New Quay.'

Description from

Wikipedia

www.dymchurchheritagegroup.co.uk/#/the-heritage-trail/4578358853

Distance (miles)2
Overview

'Starting at the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway station, the trail features 30 buildings ranging from single cottages to an old gaol.'

Description from

Colin and Margaret Walker Dymchurch & District Heritage Group

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