Walks

Explore Hikideas to find the best walking routes near you. There are hundreds of local walks to discover, from short scenic coastal trails, nature country walks to hiking trails up some pretty big mountains. On each walk page you will be able to see a map of the walk, directions to follow and pictures. If you’d prefer a circular walk, make sure you select return to start to yes. You can check out the latest walks below or use our walk finder above to find walks that interest you.

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Traverse of Mont Joly and Aiguille Croche
distance 14.06km Vertical gain +955m Vertical drop -903m duration 6h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Gervais-les-Bains - 74 - Haute-Savoie

A good ridge walk starting from the Bettex telecabin station at Mont d'Arbois and finishing at Le Signal telecabin station above Les-Contamines-Montjoie.

Walking Lac de Peyre ( Download : )
Lac de Peyre
distance 5.18km Vertical gain +488m Vertical drop -484m duration 2h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Le Reposoir - 74 - Haute-Savoie

A short uphill walk from the Col de la Colombiere to the lake and back. Nice scenery but can be popular.

Walking Col de la Fenetre ( Download : )
distance 12.44km Vertical gain +394m Vertical drop -1094m duration 4h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Les Contamines-Montjoie - 74 - Haute-Savoie

This walk starts from the top of the gondola at Le Signal. It is an interesting walk, up to and through the Col de la Fenetre. The descent takes you back down through alpine pastures and into the valley leading back to Les Contamines-Montjoie.

⚠️ Please note that you need to park at (A) and not (D) for this walk ⚠️

distance 12.12km Vertical gain +205m Vertical drop -204m duration 3h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Lockton - North Yorkshire

An interesting walk around and then through the geological feature known as The Hole of Horcum. There is a detour to the ruin of Skelton Tower and from there good views of the steam engines running on the North Yorkshire Moors Historical Railway. The rim of the hole has the remains of Iron Age earth workings taking the form of dykes.

Walking Circuit of Monte Bersaio ( Download : )
Circuit of Monte Bersaio
distance 16.74km Vertical gain +1272m Vertical drop -1267m duration 7h50 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Sambuco - Province de Cuneo

Circular hike from the beautiful village of Sambuco in the Valle Stura, Provence of Cuneo. The high point is Monte Bersaio directly above the village. The majority of the walk is through high alpine meadows. If done in late June or early July there will be a profusion of wildflowers and the final meadows, just below the summit of Monte Bersaio, are full of Edelweiss.

Little Stand, The Crinkles and Bowfell : Circular walk from Cockley Beck
distance 13.84km Vertical gain +820m Vertical drop -820m duration 5h55 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Dunnerdale-with-Seathwaite - Cumbria

A lovely walk taking in the excellent and interesting Crinkle Crags and with great views down Great Langdale, over to the Scafell group and south down the Duddon Valley. The start up Little Stand and the descent from Ore Gap are without the heavily trodden paths now common in the Lake District.

There are a few small parking spaces near Cockley Beck heading west towards Hardknott Pass. Please park sensibly so other walkers and climbers and get in too.

Walking Angle Tarn and Rest Dodd ( Download : )
Angle Tarn and Rest Dodd
distance 10.34km Vertical gain +558m Vertical drop -551m duration 4h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Patterdale - Cumbria

A steady climb up to Angle Tarn from Hartsop via Boredale Hause followed by a stroll along a ridge with great views over to Helvellyn then up to Rest Dodd dropping down to Hayeswater and back to the car park.

Around Grassington and Hebden
distance 7.48km Vertical gain +71m Vertical drop -68m duration 2h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Grassington - North Yorkshire

The first part of this circular walk is along River Wharfe and the second one on High Lane, which offer you beautiful points of view of the valley.

Through Louth and Hubbard's Hill
distance 5.02km Vertical gain +55m Vertical drop -49m duration 1h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Louth - Lincolnshire

Hubbard's Hills was donated to the town of Louth by the trustees of Auguste Alphonse Pahud, and opened to the public on 1 August 1907.

Walking Chatsworth House walk ( Download : )
Chatsworth House walk
distance 4.89km Vertical gain +22m Vertical drop -22m duration 1h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Derbyshire

Chatsworth is home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire and has been passed down through 16 generations of the Cavendish family.

A part of Lymm Heritage Trail
distance 5.27km Vertical gain +22m Vertical drop -24m duration 1h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Lymm - Warrington

Using a part of Lymm Heritage Trail, this circular walk will take you around Lymm Dam. It was created in 1824 by a dam built during the construction of what is now the A56 road.

Walking Cae Clyd to Manor Mawr ( Download : )
Cae Clyd to Manor Mawr
distance 11.19km Vertical gain +487m Vertical drop -486m duration 4h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Ffestiniog - Gwynedd

This walk will lead you at the top of Manod Mawr passing by the National’s Treasure Caves, which was used to store valuable paintings during WW2.

A part of Pembrokeshire Coast Path
distance 6.42km Vertical gain +89m Vertical drop -84m duration 2h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in The Havens - Pembrokeshire

This circular walk is between Broad Haven and Druidston Haven and uses a part of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. The walk can be done in both ways.

Walking Four falls trail ( Download : )
Four falls trail
distance 8.29km Vertical gain +226m Vertical drop -233m duration 2h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Ystradfellte - Powys

This trail leads you to Sgwd-yr-Eira, Sgwd y Pannwr, Sgwd Isaf Clun-Gwyn and Sgwd Clun-Gwyn.

Circular walk in Mendip Hill
distance 6.29km Vertical gain +171m Vertical drop -167m duration 2h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Shipham - Somerset

Walk through Rowberrow Warren which is a beautiful woodland, set on a hillside with large paths.

distance 9.48km Vertical gain +16m Vertical drop -13m duration 2h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Dorset

A circular walk from Tuckton/Wick to Hengistbury Head using path along the river Stour and Christchurch harbour.

Walking St. Catherine Chapel ( Download : )
St. Catherine Chapel
distance 4.19km Vertical gain +72m Vertical drop -72m duration 1h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Abbotsbury - Dorset

Easy walk with a short climb to St Catherine's Chapel, which is based on a small hill. At the top, it offers a nice 360° viewpoint.

Tall Trees Trail alternative
distance 2.8km Vertical gain +10m Vertical drop -10m duration 0h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Brockenhurst - Hampshire

A flat circular walk with views of two enormous redwoods and using a part of the Tall Trees Trail.

Walking Cowdray Castle ( Download : )
Cowdray Castle
distance 2.8km Vertical gain +14m Vertical drop -14m duration 0h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Midhurst - West Sussex

Visited by King Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I, Cowdray Castle was partially destroyed by fire in 1793.

Southease, Rodmell and Lewes Brooks
distance 9.61km Vertical gain +85m Vertical drop -82m duration 2h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Beddingham - East Sussex

Using a part of the South Down Way, this circular walk goes through Southease, Rodmell, along the River Ouse and include one steep hill.

Walking Loop in Slindon Estate ( Download : )
Loop in Slindon Estate
distance 2.14km Vertical gain +19m Vertical drop -19m duration 0h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Slindon - West Sussex

This walk in Slindon Estate is very easy and flat. Slindon Estate is 3500 acres of Sussex woodland, farmland, downland, and pretty villages all divided by paths, hedges, lanes and tracks leading up to the top of the downs.

distance 13.03km Vertical gain +229m Vertical drop -223m duration 4h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Rosedale East Side - North Yorkshire

A pleasant and interesting circular walk from Rosedale Abbey. Farmland, open moors and the remains of the old iron ore mine workings and railway. Lovely half way tea room at Dale Head Farm.

Gunnerside Gill and Kisdon Force
distance 21.57km Vertical gain +570m Vertical drop -574m duration 7h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Melbecks - North Yorkshire

A walk of two distinct halves.
The first part of the walk ascends gently along the side of Gunnerside Gill, to take in the remains of the abandoned lead mines. It crosses the moor to Swinner Gill mine where a short detour takes in a waterfall and cave. The walk then curves around towards the village of Keld.

The second part of the walk descends to the waterfalls and then through the gentle valley curving around into Swaledale where it passes through typical Yorkshire Dales farmland.

distance 11.88km Vertical gain +373m Vertical drop -373m duration 4h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Bilsdale Midcable - North Yorkshire

A circular walk passing through farmland, onto the open moors and up to the ridge with the dramatic Wainstones. Return via the peaceful hamlet of Urra, passing the farm at Bilsdale Hall. Good refreshments in the Buck in at Chop Gate.

Lordenshaw Hill Fort, The Simonside Hills and Burgh Hill
distance 13.14km Vertical gain +386m Vertical drop -380m duration 4h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Whitton and Tosson - Northumberland

A circular walk with a lot of interest. From the prehistoric rock art, bronze age burial cairns and iron age hill fort at Lordenshaw, to the lovely scenic walk over the Simonside hills, to the iron age hill fort overlooking Great Tosson through to the tranquil return through the Simonside forest.

Aiguille Verte and Lac de Lessy circular walk
distance 12.66km Vertical gain +1068m Vertical drop -1074m duration 6h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Le Grand-Bornand - 74 - Haute-Savoie

A circular walk starting and finishing at the ski resort of Chinaillon; between Le Grand-Bornand and the Col de la Colombiere. A varied and interesting walk with great scenery, wildlife and options to take in Roc des Tours.

Walking Lacs Jovet out and return ( Download : )
Lacs Jovet out and return
distance 18.03km Vertical gain +1043m Vertical drop -1043m duration 7h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Les Contamines-Montjoie - 74 - Haute-Savoie

From Les Contamines-Montjoie; an out and return walk to the Lacs Jovet, joining and following the Tour du Mont Blanc trail for most of the way. There are more challenging alternatives to this walk to make it longer, more circular or technically harder; these are described in the useful information section.

Walking Riederhorn circular walk ( Download : )
Riederhorn circular walk
distance 12.73km Vertical gain +862m Vertical drop -854m duration 5h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Bitsch - Valais

A circular walk from a small parking area on the road named Fure (Marked Fure on Swiss map 3324T) which is above Ried-Morel. It takes a higher path above the Massaweg towards Stausee Gibidum, climbs to the Villa Cassel and then the top of the Riederhorn. The descent is through the forest. A pleasant and interesting excursion.

Hangebrucke, Belalp, Stausee Gibidum and the Massaweg
distance 22.75km Vertical gain +1983m Vertical drop -1977m duration 11h15 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Riederalp - Valais

A Circular walk from Ried Morel (alternatively Morel or Riederalp) taking in an easy descent through woodland to glaciated rock scenery and the hanging bridge over the Massa which is the water flowing from the Aletsch Glacier. Then crossing peaceful alpine pastures to make the ascent up the steps to Hotel Belalp before dropping again on paths and roads to the dam at the end of Stausee Gibidum. The final section follows the scenic Massweg trail back to Reid Morel.

Bettmerhorn and back from Ried-Morel
distance 18.75km Vertical gain +1737m Vertical drop -1736m duration 9h30 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Riederalp - Valais

An out and back walk to the summit of the Bettmerhorn starting at Ried-Morel (or alternatively, Riederalp, Bettmeralp or Morel)

distance 9.17km Vertical gain +205m Vertical drop -197m duration 3h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Goathland - North Yorkshire

An easy circular walk around the lovely village of Goathland. You will see steam trains on the lines, two small waterfalls and have the chance to take refreshments at a unique country pub.

distance 9.49km Vertical gain +32m Vertical drop -26m duration 2h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Whitegate and Marton - Cheshire

An accessible, easy and varied walk that crosses woods, fields and makes the most of the lovely Whitegate Way. Free parking at Whitegate station and a lovely coffee shop run by volunteers.

Gordale Scar, Malham Tarn and Malham Cove: Circular Walk
distance 13.08km Vertical gain +214m Vertical drop -213m duration 4h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Malham - North Yorkshire

A great circular walk from Malham village, taking in Janet's Cave / Foss, Gordale Scar, Malham Tarn, the limestone pavement at the top of Malham Cove and the cove itself before finishing back at the car. Consistently interesting and varied scenery.

distance 14.2km Vertical gain +160m Vertical drop -152m duration 4h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Castle Eden - Durham

The full tour of Castle Eden Dene taking in all the best parts with varied and interesting scenery:- Old buildings, open country, ancient woodland, the North East coastline, a magnesium limestone dene with its craggy outcrops, a meandering river and steep-sided gorge. There is a multitude of flora and fauna; if you are quiet you may see squirrels and/or deer. Starts and finished near the Castle Eden Inn which is well known for its good beer and good food.

Walking Deepdale circular ( Download : )
distance 15.09km Vertical gain +912m Vertical drop -910m duration 6h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Patterdale - Cumbria

A good climb up to Fairfield for all round views and a stretch for the legs

Walking Win Green & Tollard Royal ( Download : )
distance 15.19km Vertical gain +266m Vertical drop -263m duration 5h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Donhead St. Mary - Wiltshire

A walk from Wiltshire's highest point and through the villages of Tollard Royal and Berwick St James

Walking Blea Tarn and Side Pike ( Download : )
Blea Tarn and Side Pike
distance 5.96km Vertical gain +258m Vertical drop -255m duration 2h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Lakes - Cumbria

An out and back walk from the Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel car-park. The Hotel car parking is available for non Hotel users but you will need to purchase a parking ticket from a machine.

Lingmoor low level circular
distance 14.72km Vertical gain +361m Vertical drop -356m duration 5h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Lakes - Cumbria

A good circular walk around Lingmoor fell with plenty of interest which is a great choice if the higher fells are shrouded in cloud.

The walk takes in the Langdale and Little Langdale Valleys, explores a disused slate quarry and passes a working slate quarry. The walking and route finding are easy, the views are good and there are places on the way to buy refreshments. As a circular walk it can be started from a variety of places along the route.

Col des Annes to the Refuge Gramusset and back via Col de Borne Ronde
distance 8.9km Vertical gain +633m Vertical drop -633m duration 4h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Le Grand-Bornand - 74 - Haute-Savoie

A circular walk to the Gramusset Refuge through great limestone scenery.

Lingmoor low level circular
distance 14.72km Vertical gain +361m Vertical drop -356m duration 5h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Lakes - Cumbria

A good circular walk around Lingmoor fell with plenty of interest which is a great choice if the higher fells are shrouded in cloud.

The walk takes in the Langdale and Little Langdale Valleys, explores a disused slate quarry and passes a working slate quarry. The walking and route finding are easy, the views are good and there are places on the way to buy refreshments. As a circular walk it can be started from a variety of places along the route.

distance 8.9km Vertical gain +34m Vertical drop -34m duration 2h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Sandon - Essex

3 village circular walk through Howegreen, Great Baddow, and Sandon

Along pavements, footpaths and bridleways and across fields.

distance 8.9km Vertical gain +136m Vertical drop -133m duration 2h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Croxton Kerrial - Leicestershire

A 9km walk, starting and finishing at the Geese and Fountain.

distance 5.53km Vertical gain +133m Vertical drop -134m duration 1h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Cawthorne - South Yorkshire

A steady uphill walk across farmland and through woodland providing views in High Hoyland back down towards Cannon Hall and Cawthorne. An easy downhill return across farmland.

Circular walk starting from Kneesall & including Laxton, Nottinghamshire.
distance 11.87km Vertical gain +79m Vertical drop -74m duration 3h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Kneesall - Nottinghamshire

This circular walk of 7.3 miles starts & ends at the carpark behind St Bartholomew's Church, Kneesall NG22 0AD. It includes pasture and crop fields, and some woodland. Fine elevated views can be seen of the undulating countryside, especially near the Golden Hill trig point. Interesting features include the village of Laxton - the last village in the UK to farm using a medieval strip system. Nearby are Motte & Bailey earthworks. T

distance 9.39km Vertical gain +91m Vertical drop -83m duration 2h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Henley-on-Thames - Oxfordshire

A circular walk from Henley-on-Thames Station with a lovely pub, The Flower Pot, halfway. Returning through a deer park with spectacular views of the Thames and the Chilterns.
Good parking at Henley-on-Thames station.

Ebrington Loop - from the Ebrington Arms Pub
distance 10.91km Vertical gain +127m Vertical drop -121m duration 3h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Ebrington - Gloucestershire

Hidden Gem: A circular walk from a lovely village pub.

The walk takes in the lovely rolling Cotswold fields, before a view of Foxcote Manor and a walk along the top of the Cotswold Escarpment, taking in breathtaking views North out as far as Birmingham and Coventry.
Drop down to the lovely National Trust property at Hidcote for tea and cake, before a return through fields and hamlets to sit by the pub fire with a well earned pint.

distance 4.66km Vertical gain +20m Vertical drop -21m duration 1h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Craster - Northumberland

A very short and easy amble along the shoreline to the dramatic Dunstanburgh Castle. For these reasons it is very popular.

distance 7.3km Vertical gain +571m Vertical drop -932m duration 3h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in La Clusaz - 74 - Haute-Savoie

A great pointy summit with a cross on top and good views followed by a descent of Borderan Combe. This could easily be done in reverse and/or without the use of the cable cars.

Summit of Orsiere from la Gutary. A circular walk
distance 9.98km Vertical gain +847m Vertical drop -840m duration 4h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Manigod - 74 - Haute-Savoie

This circular walk will take you through the steep-sided wooded valley beneath the Aiguille de Manigod. It then brings you up into pastures before making the steep ascent to Sur le Freu and the more gentle ascent to the top of Orsiere via la Riondaz. The descent takes you back through pastures before heading back down through the forest to the start. Great views towards Manigod and the mountains behind Annecy, Mont Charvin.

Lac de Tardevant and the summit of L'Ambrevetta and Tardevant
distance 12.97km Vertical gain +1146m Vertical drop -1143m duration 6h25 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in La Clusaz - 74 - Haute-Savoie

A great walk for the family. You can choose between going to the lake and back or going right up to the top. The latter is easier than it looks and is actually less steep than the ascent to the lake.You will be rewarded with magnificent views.