www.dedhamvalestourvalley.org/publications/walking-guides/

Category:Babergh
Overview

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

Description from

Dedham Vale AONB

www.gainsboroughtrail.org.uk

Category:Babergh
Distance (miles)12
Overview

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

www.scotborders.gov.uk/directory_record/7459/paths_around_galashiels

Category:Selkirkshire
Distance (miles)16
Overview

The twelfth (and longest) of 12 Routes :'Galashiels lies in the central area of the region next to the historic town of Melrose. The town was built up around the Gala Water. The routes follow varied terrain from riverside to open hill and follow a section of the Southern Upland Way.'

Description from

Scottish Borders Council

www.scotborders.gov.uk/download/downloads/id/678/galashiels.pdf

Category:Selkirkshire
Overview

'12 routes in the Galashiels area, most of which have links into the town centre.  The routes are especially suitable for walkers ...'

Description from

Scottish Borders Council

See also

Galashiels Town Trail [Scottish Borders Council]

www.rspb.org.uk/reserves-and-events/reserves-a-z/ken-dee-marshes/

Overview

'An exciting nature watching opportunity to view spectacular red kites in lovely scenery is now attracting the attention of walkers, cyclists, wildlife lovers and birdwatchers in Dumfries and Galloway and from much further afield.'

Description from

RSPB

See also

ALERT Unable to raise the Website originally cited here at Review.

walk2012.co.uk

Distance (miles)187
Overview

'Long distance path created to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic Games. It starts in Weymouth and Portland at the National Sailing Academy and it finishes in London at the Olympic Stadium.'

Description from

Mark Stanley

eastsuffolklines.co.uk/walks

Category:East Suffolk
Distance (miles)7
Overview

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

Description from

East Suffolk Line Walks

www.clacks.gov.uk/culture/walks/

Distance (miles)9
Overview

'Visit Forestmill via the Lade footpath returning via the old Alloa to Dunfermline railway line.'

Description from

Clackmannanshire Council

See also

Gartmorn [Forestry Commission Scotland]

newcastlegateshead.com/explore/gateshead

Category:Gateshead
Overview

'FREE led walks taking place across the borough - come and Get Walking in Gateshead!'

Description from

Gateshead Council

www.gayton-northants.co.uk/about_gayton/gaytonwalks/index.html

Overview

'Three booklets of local walks have been published by the Gayton Walkers Group.'

Description from

Gayton Walkers

www.geddington.net/walks/

Category:Kettering
Overview

'The original drawings and text of the walks were done by Ian Spencer in 1993. Ian was a Parish Councillor and Footpath Warden.  Some of the text has been updated ...'

Description from

Geddington.net

countryparks.warwickshire.gov.uk/directory-record/60/geocaching

Category:Warwickshire
Overview

'Geochaches can be found in or around Warwickshire Country Parks, for example: [1] Burton Dassett - - - : [2] Hartshill Hayes - - - : [3] Kingsbury Water Park - - - : [4] Ryton Pools - - - : [5] Kenilworth Greenway - - - : [6] Offchurch Greenway - - - : [7] Stratford Greenway ...'

www.lincolnshireramblers.org.uk/walk-books-leaflets.html

Category:Lincolnshire
Overview

'Starting in 2008 Geoff Mullett of Grimsby-Louth Ramblers Group devised, walked and wrote up 11 new walks around Lincolnshire, located in the territories of the 11 Ramblers Groups in Lincolnshire.'

See also

ALERT Website Link changed from original; cf Geoff Mullett.

www.earthheritagetrust.org/pub/category/the-geopark-way/

Distance (miles)109
Overview

'The aims of the Geopark Way project were to establish a long distance Landscape and Geology walking trail through the Abberley and Malvern Hills Geopark, and to write and publish an accompanying trail guide. The project was conceived from the aspiration to highlight geology, landscape and associated heritage within the Abberley and Malvern Hills Geopark and to make these accessible to all.'

librivox.org/wild-wales-by-george-borrow/

Category:Wales
Overview

'During 1854 travel writer George Borrow journeyed right across Wales on foot. He recorded his interaction with the Welsh people, its language and scenery. Today you can follow in Borrow's footsteps using this app. Read his vivid accounts of Welsh life in the mid 19th century and uncover just how much change has taken place during that time.' ALERT Website Link changed at Review.

Description from

LibriVox

www.georgeherbert.org.uk

Category:Salisbury
Distance (miles)4
Overview

'George Herbert is said to have walked to and from Salisbury Cathedral twice a week. While the exact route he took isn't known, it almost certainly took him across the water meadows. We can still do this walk today.'

www.southwark.gov.uk/parks-and-open-spaces/parks-information/park-trai...

Category:Southwark
Overview

'The Ice Age tree trail is a guided walk around Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Park, taking in 34 species of tree ...'

Description from

Southwark Council

www.trailsnorthwales.info/trails-2/

Category:Caernarfonshire
Distance (miles)8
Overview

'A "character building" walk of steep climbs that rewards you with the best views in North Wales.'

Description from

Trails North Wales

gifttonature.org.uk/walks-rides/

Category:Isle of Wight
Overview

'Gift to Nature is the flagship conservation project of the Island 2000 Trust. Gift to Nature is passionate about the Isle of Wight’s wildlife, from our famous Red Squirrels to obscure tiny rare bees. Since 2002 we have created and cared for a variety of conservation sites across the Island. Join us, we want to share our lovely sites and all of the Island’s beautiful countryside so we have produced trail maps and lead guided walks to encourage everyone to get out and explore our fantastic Island.'

Description from

Natural Enterprise

rivergippingtrust.org.uk/walking-the-river

Category:Ipswich
Distance (miles)18
Overview

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

Description from

River Gipping Trust

See also

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

www.bridgendbites.com/downloads.aspx

Distance (miles)33
Overview

'Scenic long distance path in South Wales. It follows public footpaths, bridleways, forest tracks, common land and quiet lanes along the ridgeline from Margam Country Park, near Port Talbot, through spectacular upland and valley scenery to Caerphilly Castle.'

Walking in the South Wales Valleys by Mike Dunn (Cicerone, 2012) offers '32 day routes and 2 weekend backpacking routes (the Coed Morgannwg Way and Glamorgan Ridgeway) across the valleys, ridges and coast of South Wales'.

Description from

Bridgend County Borough Council

www.glasgow.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=19039

Category:City of Glasgow
Overview

'Glasgow's Built Heritage is diverse and following heritage trails is a great way to explore it ...' Note that the Link provided here is different from the one originally used, which seems to have disappeared. I hope the new one is persistent - but I fear it may not be ! (Try 'Parks & Leisure' - or similar - on the main Glasgow City Site if there are further problems.)

Description from

Glasgow City Council

www.glasgow.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=17847

Category:City of Glasgow
Overview

'The aim of Glasgow City Council's Core Paths Plan is to ensure that important paths and routes are recorded and promoted, helping to achieve a "connected Glasgow" where residents and visitors can move easily around the path network on foot, by bike, by horse or any other non-motorised means - including "water paths" for rowers, canoeists and other non-motorised water users.'

Description from

Glasgow City Council

peoplemakeglasgow.com/discover/historic-glasgow

Category:City of Glasgow
Overview

'Heritage Trails exist throughout Glasgow. They are a great way of exploring the city, and finding out a little more about some of the sites and monuments along the way. These walks are also a great form of exercise.'

Description from

Glasgow City Council

www.montwt.co.uk/audio-trail-glaslyn-bugeilyn

Category:Montgomeryshire
Distance (miles)6
Overview

'An entertaining and informative tour of an outstanding landscape in the north Cambrians, taking in the superb viewpoint of Foel Fadian and the two very different lakes of Glaslyn and Bugeilyn.'

www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/glazebrook-trail...

Category:Wigan
Distance (miles)11
Overview

'Linear route following the footpaths close to the Pennington and Glaze Brooks, from Pennington Flash Country Park in Leigh, to the Manchester Ship Canal at Cadishead.’

www.heritagepaths.co.uk/pathdetails.php?path=74

Category:Inverness-shire
Distance (miles)7
Overview

'At Fassfern, there is ample parking by the stone bridge on the old road. From here, the route is signposted on the east bank of the burn and is waymarked through the forest on to the open ground of Gleann Suileag ... Despite the proximity to the public road, this area gives a great feeling of isolation.'

Description from

Heritage Paths

www.epsom.townpage.co.uk/glee.htm

Category:Epsom & Ewell
Distance (miles)13
Overview

'Walk around the Borough of Epsom and Ewell. There is a shortcut at the southern end of the walk which reduces the distance to around 10 miles.'

www.glenaffric.info/walks-around-glen-affric.html

Category:Inverness-shire
Overview

'The Glens surrounding Strathglass are a walker's paradise offering some of the most spectacular routes in the Scottish Highlands. While many visitors come to climb the Munros, those wishing less strenuous walks are well catered for by a combination of forest tracks and old stalker's paths.'

Description from

3 Glens Internet

www.heritagepaths.co.uk/pathdetails.php?path=3

Category:Inverness-shire
Distance (miles)8
Overview

'This path is a very old road linking Badenoch with upper Speyside.  It must have been used for hundreds of years as there are ruined townships located throughout the area ...'

Description from

Heritage Paths

www.heritagepaths.co.uk/pathdetails.php?path=39

Category:Inverness-shire
Distance (miles)9
Overview

'This route is only suitable for those with some hillwalking experience, particularly in winter and spring when the hills are snow-covered. On a dry summer day, however, it should present no problems.’

Description from

Heritage Paths

www.glenlivetestate.co.uk/outdoor-activities/walking

Category:Banffshire
Overview

'From gentle short strolls to challenging long distance walks. We’ve pulled together a variety of our favourite walking adventures so that everyone can enjoy the freedom that comes from being outside and exploring the wonders of Glenlivet. '

Description from

The Crown Estate

www.gloucesterdocks.me.uk/canal/canal.htm

Category:Gloucester
Overview

'This site highlights the main features of Gloucester Docks and the 16 mile ship canal link to Sharpness Docks and the sea. Brief details are given about the history of what can be seen today, with many comparisons of old and recent views. Information is also provided about facilities of interest to visitors, vessels and people associated with the waterway and plans for developments.'

Description from

Hugh Conway-Jones

www.gloucestercivictrust.org

Category:Gloucester
Overview

'We aim to present interesting and educational content on Gloucester's heritage and history. Make the most of your visit to Gloucester with a Guided Walk or read an essay or historic leaflet ... .Self Guided Walks are available from St Michael's Tower and Gloucester Tourist Information Centre'

Description from

Gloucester Civic Trust

www.visitgloucester.co.uk/dbimgs/watersidewalksingloucester.pdf

Category:Gloucester
Distance (miles)6
Overview

'The four walks range from 1.5-5.5 miles and take in little known and glorious countryside on the doorstep of Gloucester ... '

Description from

Developed within the Severnside Project.

www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/highways/communities-and-parishes/glouceste...

Category:Gloucestershire
Overview

'Offers strategic advice and comment to the County Council and Natural England on the improvement of access. This Forum consists of interest groups such as walkers, cyclists, equestrians, disabled users and landowners.  It advises the county council regarding access to the countryside and public rights of way matters.'

Description from

Gloucestershire County Council

www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/highways/public-rights-of-way/

Category:Gloucestershire
Overview

The Definitive Map and Statement is the 'legal record of the public rights of way and shows the routes of each public footpath, bridleway, restricted byway and byway open to all traffic in the county. You can view:

*The original map at Shire Hall during office hours (no need to book an appointment);

* Rights of Way Map Online 'This is not the definitive map but our attempt to show the data in an electronic format'.

www.countryside-matters.co.uk/glosway.html

Category:Monmouthshire
Distance (miles)100
Overview

Guidebook to 'a footpath through Gloucestershire between Chepstow and Tewkesbury passing through Gloucester, Stow on the Wold and Winchcombe'.

Description from

Countryside-Matters

See also

Gloucestershire Way [Walking Pages]

www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/content/glyme-valley-way

Distance (miles)16
Overview

'Walk from Chipping Norton, following the path of the River Glyme, to Woodstock.'

Description from

Oxfordshire County Council

www.nationaltrail.co.uk/en_GB/trails/glyndwrs-way/

Category:Radnorshire
Distance (miles)135
Overview

'It begins at Knighton on the English border and meanders through the open moorland, rolling farmland, woodland and forest of Mid Wales, through the town of Machynlleth, which was the capital of Wales in 1404, finishing by the Montgomeryshire Canal in Welshpool.'

Description from

National Trails

www.gnollestatecountrypark.co.uk

Size (acreage)240
Overview

'Provides a haven for wildlife within a stone's throw of the centre of Neath. Why not enjoy one or all three  of the Gnoll Wildlife Walks that help you explore the Park and discover its wildlife.'

www.visitpembrokeshire.com/articles/walking-on-the-golden-road

Category:Pembrokeshire
Distance (miles)7
Overview

'WalkingThe Golden Road is a stirring experience. It takes you along the Preseli ridge across wild moorland following a route that is said to date back to the Neolithic period, 5000 years ago.'

www.glasgowlife.org.uk/communities/good-move

Category:City of Glasgow
Overview

'People coming along to our walks are enjoying getting out, meeting new people and taking in the sights of the city's parks and gardens.'

Description from

Glasgow Life

www.gordano-footpath-group.org.uk

Category:North Somerset
Distance (miles)26
Overview

'Walk around the Gordano Valley; taking in the coast path between Portishead and Clevedon, a route along the Tickenham Ridge and exploration of the Wraxall, Abbots Leigh and Portbury areas.'

Description from

Gordano Footpath Group

www.innerlondonramblers.org.uk/index.php/ideasforwalks/self-guided-wal...

Category:Enfield
Distance (miles)10
Overview

'The walk quickly enters real countryside and encompasses some wide views. It penetrates some way into Hertfordshire until the old centre of Cheshunt is reached, then uses the New River to take the walker back into Greater London. The extensive grounds of Forty Hall, where there are refreshment opportunities, are visited and the route finally goes via Hillyfields Park back to Gordon Hill.'

Description from

Mike Biggs Inner London Ramblers

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gordon_Way

Category:Aberdeenshire
Distance (miles)12
Overview

'This challenging long distance route runs from the Bennachie Centre to Suie in the west. Allow a day to complete the full trail.'

Description from

Wikipedia

See also

The Gordon Way [Aberdeenshire Council]

griffmonster-walks.blogspot.com/2010/11/norfolksuffolk-coast-gorleston...

Category:Great Yarmouth
Distance (miles)14
Overview

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

Description from

Griffmonsters Great Walks

www.thegowersociety.org.uk/the-gower-way

Category:Swansea
Distance (miles)35
Overview

'It was always designed to take the walker away from the more popular coastal areas and to introduce the quieter but no less interesting aspects of inland Gower. At 56 km length, the route extends from Worms Head Rhossili across the lordship of Gower to Penlle'r Castell high on Mynydd y Gwair.'

Description from

The Gower Society

www.ldwa.org.uk/SouthManchester/M/604/goytvalley-challenge.html

Category:High Peak
Distance (miles)25
Overview

A new challenge event: 'There will be two routes of 24.5 and 13 miles, to be completed in 10 hours from the Burbage Institute, Buxton (SK044729).' Held Early October.

Description from

LDWA - South Manchester

www.southnorthants.gov.uk/info/3/leisure-and-culture/190/walking-in-so...

Category:Milton Keynes
Distance (miles)13
Overview

'Follows the Grand Union Canal towpath and then takes to undulating farmland and villages. It is named after the Dukes of Grafton who were large land-owners in the southern part of the county throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.'

Description from

South Northamptonshire Council

See also

Grafton Way [GPS Cycle & Walking Routes]

www.waterways.org.uk/waterways/canals_rivers/grand_union_canal_leicest...

Category:Daventry
Distance (miles)41
Overview

'The Leicester Line of the Grand Union Canal runs from Norton Junction on the main line of the Grand Union Canal to the River Soar Navigation at West Bridge in Leicester. The Canal is 41.2 (66.5 km) miles long and has 41 locks. There are arms to: Welford (1.6 miles - 2.6 km - 1 lock - joins at Welford Junction) and  Market Harborough (5.5 miles - 7.7 km - no locks - joins at Foxton Junction).'

See also

Leicester Line Canal Walk [LDWA]

www.threerivers.gov.uk/egcl-page/bridleways-cyclepaths-and-footpaths

Category:Three Rivers
Distance (miles)5
Overview

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

www.britishwalks.org/walks/Named/GrandUnionCanalWalk.php

Category:Westminster
Distance (miles)147
Overview

'The Grand Union Canal runs for 147 miles from Paddington right into the heart of Birmingham. As it links the two biggest cities in Britain it was a major transport link before the coming of the railways, although nowadays it is almost exclusively used by pleasure craft.'

Martin Loach has produced a detailed photographic description of the route.

Description from

BritishWalks.org

www.devon.gov.uk/grandwesterncanal/activities

Category:Mid Devon
Distance (miles)11
Overview

'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).'

Description from

Devon County Council

devoncyclehire.co.uk

Category:West Devon
Distance (miles)18
Overview

'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.'

Description from

Devon Cycle Hire

www.granthamcanal.org

Category:South Kesteven
Distance (miles)33
Overview

The route from Trent Lock to Grantham divided into six walks (plus a dozen circular walks).

Description from

Grantham Canal Society

www.visitlakedistrict.com/things-to-do/jennings-adventure-ale-trail-gr...

Category:South Lakeland
Distance (miles)16
Overview

'Grasmere and Great Langdale are separated by a long ridge of low fells ... Exploring the crest of this ridge makes a fascinating and exciting walk. There are a number of ways of tackling it, but arguably the best way to do it, is to split it over two days. Doing it this way rather than walking it in one long day gives plenty of time to relax and enjoy the experience with some classic real ale from Jennings!'

Description from

GoLakes and Jennings Brewery

greatbradley.weebly.com/village-footpaths.html

Category:West Suffolk
Overview

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

www.gcrailway.co.uk/the-railway/walks-around-the-line/

Category:Charnwood
Overview

'The Great Central Railway line nestles in the beautiful Leicestershire countryside between Charnwood Forest and the Wolds. Walks form the line are gentle and can be completed in a couple of hours, give or take the odd pub break! There are some gentle climbs but for the most part a pair of walking boots or sturdy shoes should get you through. The GCR publishes a detailed guide of the walks ... to assist you and is available from the Shop at Loughborough Central.'

Description from

Great Central Railway

www.rugby.gov.uk/directory_record/259/great_central_walk_runs_from_new...

Category:Rugby
Distance (miles)5
Overview

'Completed in 1899 and cutting straight through the middle of Rugby is the path of the Great Central Railway ...  The route is no longer a railway line but a nature reserve known as the Great Central Walk. Rugby Borough Council looks after 95 acres of it.'

Description from

Rugby Borough Council

www.leicester.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/parks-and-open-spaces/our-par...

Category:Leicester
Distance (miles)4
Overview

'Scenic walking and cycling route. Its path follows the line of the former Great Central Railway, which was once one of the most important main lines in Britain ... The Great Central Way forms part of Sustrans national cycle network route 6 that runs from Dover to Inverness. Within the city it is now a 4 mile tarmac path with very minor gradients and it provides a route for people to follow for commuting, exercise and those who have an interest in nature.'

www.highland.gov.uk/greatglenway/

Category:Inverness-shire
Distance (miles)79
Overview

'Spans 79 miles/127km between Fort William and Inverness, can be walked in 5-6 days, staying overnight in the various communities within the Glen.'

Description from

Highland Council

www.sustrans.org.uk/find-a-route-on-the-national-cycle-network/great-n...

Category:Bradford
Distance (miles)3
Overview

'The Great Northern Railway Trail is a work in progress, but the completion of the first section over two spectacular viaducts opens up the potential for day rides [and walks] in this beautiful corner of Bronte country ... Although there are plans to extend the railway path via Denholme and Thornton to Queensbury, it currently ends just south of Hewenden viaduct.'

Description from

Sustrans

www.shelford.org/walks.htm

Overview

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

www.ldwa.org.uk/ldp/members/show_path.php?path_name=Great+Stones+Way

Category:Swindon
Distance (miles)45
Overview

'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.

Description from

The Friends of the Ridgeway

See also

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

www.ldwa.org.uk/ldp/members/show_path.php?path_name=Great+Wessex+Way

Category:Salisbury
Distance (miles)165
Overview

'The route touches on The Hardy Way, The Wessex Heights Walk, The Wessex Ridgeway, The Jubilee Trail, The Stour Valley Way, The Wareham Forest Way, The Purbeck Way, The South West Coast Path, The South Dorset Ridgeway, The Monarch’s Way and The Macmillan Way but there are many significant sections that are off such trails. Inevitably with a route of this length there is going to be some overlapping but the route as a whole stands as a distinctive new path.'

www.great-yarmouth.co.uk/things-to-do/walking.aspx

Category:Great Yarmouth
Distance (miles)9
Overview

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

Description from

Great Yarmouth Tourism

greatyarmouthtramtrail.weebly.com

Category:Great Yarmouth
Overview

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

Description from

Vauxhall Links

www.unitedutilities.com/about-us/recreation-sites/

Overview

'Greater Manchester is internationally renowned for its industrial heritage, but you don’t have to travel far from the big city to find yourself among a green and pleasant land. Many of our Mancunian reservoirs are in spectacular settings - from rugged moorland and wildflower meadows to verdant valleys and ancient woodland. Explore another side to the city – perfect for active days out ...'

Description from

United Utilities

www.cityoftrees.org.uk/tree-trails

Overview

'We've identified and created a number of tree trails across Greater Manchester that you can explore.'

tfl.gov.uk/modes/walking/green-chain-walk

Category:Greenwich
Distance (miles)50
Overview

'A necklace of gems - sapphire rivers, emerald parks and fields with silver leaved woodlands on the crests of hills.'

Description from

Transport for London

www.greenlondonway.com

Category:Newham
Distance (miles)110
Overview

'A different way of looking at London: a walking route of over 110 miles encircling London - and divided into 18 separate and easily manageable sections.'

Description from

Bob Gilbert

greenspacescaerphilly.co.uk/walking

Category:Caerphilly
Overview

‘All our green spaces are ideal places to take a walk. They each offer something different - different routes, different terrain, different habitats. In Caerphilly county borough you're never far from a bit of peace and tranquillity, a place to unwind from the pressures of daily life and somewhere to recharge your batteries. Each of our country park pages has a section on the various walks and trails within each park that will get you started.‘

www.walkingclub.org.uk/walk/greenford-to-osterley/

Category:Hounslow
Distance (miles)8
Overview

'Offers a brisk stroll close to London.'

Description from

Saturday Walkers Club

www.heritageinverclyde.co.uk/projects/project-two

Category:Inverclyde
Distance (miles)3
Overview

'Made up of 21 plaques which are situated in pavements across the central area of Greenock, highlighting historic locations in the town as well as famous local people in Greenock’s past, notably James Watt and Abram Lyle.'

Description from

Heritage Inverclyde

www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/info/82/countryside/434/walking/2

Distance (miles)40
Overview

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

explorekent.org/activities/greensand-way/

Category:Waverley
Distance (miles)108
Overview

'Outstanding days out for long distance walkers tackling the whole route from Haslemere, in Surrey, through to Hamstreet, in Kent. There are also many opportunities for anyone wishing to sample shorter sections in the two counties.'

Description from

Explore Kent

www.exploredevon.info/activities/walk/short-walks/the-greenway-walk/

Category:Torbay
Distance (miles)7
Overview

'Links the beaches and buses of Torbay with the National Trust's historic Greenway House and Garden on the River Dart.  It passes through some superb landscapes and offers spectacular views over both Tor Bay and the Dart. The route is waymarked - look out for the colourful little waymark plaques featuring a boathouse.'

Description from

Devon County Council

www.greenwichmeridiantrail.co.uk

Category:Lewes
Distance (miles)273
Overview

'Inaugurated in 2009, to coincide with the 125th anniversary of the Greenwich Meridian, the walk begins at the splendid monument to King George V at Peacehaven in East Sussex and ends ... on the coast at Sand le Mere in East Yorkshire.'

Description from

Graham and Hilda Heap

www.londonforfree.net/walks/

Category:Greenwich
Distance (miles)3
Overview

'Greenwich is home to the National Maritime Museum, the Royal Observatory, the Royal Naval College and the historic Queen's House, as well as offering many other unique attractions and highlights.'

Description from

London for free

www.greenwoodforest.org.uk

Category:Mansfield
Overview

'Walkways, Bridleways & Cycleways ... Break Free ... Walking for Health ... Walks & Activities'

Description from

The Greenwood Partnership

www.visitcheshire.com/things-to-do/the-gritstone-trail-p49561

Category:Cheshire East
Distance (miles)35
Overview

'Stretches from Disley in the north to Kidsgrove in the south.  In between walkers can enjoy outstanding views, industrial heritage, historic monuments, fascinating follies and abundant wildlife.'

Description from

Cheshire East Council

www.choosehowyoumove.co.uk/walks/groby-parish-walks-walk-1/

Overview

'There are 2 different walks in the Groby area: 3.5 miles and 6.5 miles.'

Description from

Choose How You Move

grosmont.wales/walks-around-grosmont/

Category:Monmouthshire
Overview

'"The most beautiful village in Britain" is how Jan Morris, the acclaimed travel writer, described Grosmont, with its ancient church and castle. Situated near the Welsh Border with England it lies in the valley of the River Monnow between the Brecon Beacons National Park and the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Beauty.'

Description from

Grosmont, Wales

www.gsa.ac.uk/visit-gsa/tours/

Category:City of Glasgow
Overview

''The Glasgow School of Art City Walking Tours invite you to investigate art, architecture and design, from Mackintosh's Glasgow and the legacy of his contemporaries on the "Glasgow Style" tour, to the "Glasgow Miracle" tour, revealing the contemporary arts scene and remarkable creative regeneration of the post-industrial city.'

Description from

The Glasgow School of Art

www.surreyhills.org/discover/walking/

Category:Guildford
Distance (miles)2
Overview

'This walk shows how easily the hustle and bustle of the town centre can be left behind. A few minutes walking are all that is required to reach the beautiful and tranquil riverside environment of the River Wey Valley. Allow 30 mins to an hour depending on walking speed. Parts of the route, especially the towpath, may be uneven in places and muddy in winter.'

Description from

Surrey Hills AONB

guildfordwalks.org.uk/home.php

Category:Guildford
Overview

'Guildford is rich in history. It has a fine collection of buildings covering Saxon, Medieval, Tudor, Georgian, Victorian and 20th Century architecture, making it an ideal place for a visit. Make the most of your visit with a guided walk around Guildford.'

www.ldwa.org.uk/ldp/downloads/GustavHolstWayLeaflet.pdf

Category:Stroud
Distance (miles)35
Overview

'Medium distance rambler’s route from Cranham to Wyck Rissington, via Cheltenham and Bourton. Each of these places has some association with the composer, and the broad stretch of Cotswold country between them was also well known to Holst, who records several pleasant days spent walking in the uplands and dales.' ALERT Details of the Route no longer seems accessible on the Holst Birthplace Museum Website; so I have replaced the Link with one to an outline PDF courtesy of LDWA.

See also

Gustav Holst Way [GPS Cycle and Walking Routes] | The Gustav Holst Way Frank Partridge (Reardon Publishing, 2014)

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