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distance 7.8km Vertical gain +59m Vertical drop -61m duration 2h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Rutland

This Rutland walk follows a clockwise route around the Hambleton Peninsula created in 1976 when the reservoir initially opened. The route uses concessionary paths for much of the way. Views across the Reservoir can be enjoyed throughout.

Walking Old John & Beacon Hill ( Download : )
distance 13.79km Vertical gain +230m Vertical drop -228m duration 4h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Newtown Linford - Leicestershire

This circular walk in rural Leicestershire climbs two of the county's most popular hills - Old John and Beacon Hill. In addition, the route includes visits to Ulverscroft Priory and the pretty village of Newtown Linford.

distance 22.07km Vertical gain +150m Vertical drop -145m duration 6h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Long Whatton and Diseworth - Leicestershire

A lengthy Leicestershire walk in the north west of the county. The walk visits a number of historic villages using paths, lanes and a section of old railway line. There are some opportunities for refreshments during the walk.

distance 7.13km Vertical gain +192m Vertical drop -191m duration 2h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Leekfrith - Staffordshire

The Roaches are a dominant feature of the North Staffordshire landscape and this walk provides a perfect introduction to this rugged area. An integral part of the Peak District National Park, this gritstone edge has superb views over the surrounding area.

distance 15.35km Vertical gain +80m Vertical drop -88m duration 4h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Woburn - Bedfordshire

A fairly level Bedfordshire walk starts from Woburn and passes through the extensive grounds of Woburn Abbey to reach Eversholt. The return route includes the opportunity to have lunch in Milton Bryan and a further section of walking through the Abbey's extensive parkland.

distance 17.73km Vertical gain +475m Vertical drop -472m duration 6h10 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Lancashire

Ths Forest of Bowland offers some of the finest walking in Lancashire. However some of the moorland sections can be quite boggy after rain. A good sense of direction is required certainly during the first section of this walk. Refreshments are not available during this walk so make sure you take food and water.

distance 6.8km Vertical gain +186m Vertical drop -175m duration 2h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Macclesfield Forest and Wildboarclough - Cheshire

This Peak District walk explores the quieter side of the Staffordshire Roaches visiting the rocky cleft of Lud's Church before exploring the moorland and woodland of Back Forest. The views into Cheshire are excellent. Route finding is fine provided you take care when descending from Roach End.

Walking Stanage & Ughill Moor ( Download : )
distance 20.8km Vertical gain +414m Vertical drop -417m duration 6h55 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in South Yorkshire

This lengthy Peak District walk demonstrates the variation in countryside that makes Sheffield such a pleasant place from which to walk. It includes reservoirs, great views, a pretty valley and wild moorland.

distance 5.39km Vertical gain +28m Vertical drop -38m duration 1h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Merseyside

The City of Liverpool offers the walker many sights to explore. This walk takes in the key attractions and provides the basis for a half day introduction to the City.

distance 11.56km Vertical gain +246m Vertical drop -245m duration 3h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Brendon and Countisbury - Devon

Starting from Malmsmead, this walk in the Exmoor National Park includes sections in Devon and Somerset. The main focus of the route is areas associated with the Lorna Doone novels. However expect much more with valley and moorland walking in this excellent Exmoor walk.

distance 13.12km Vertical gain +350m Vertical drop -345m duration 4h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Selworthy - Somerset

Selworthy Beacon and North Hill are the main objectives of this walk from Bossington, Somerset. The route offers a variety of Exmoor scenery with coastal hills, views of high moors and the interesting village of Selworthy.

Walking Cannock Chase from Milford ( Download : )
distance 11.4km Vertical gain +155m Vertical drop -155m duration 3h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Berkswich - Staffordshire

The heathland of Cannock Chase in Staffordshire offers plenty of walks. This route starts from Milford, near Stafford, and visits some of the highlights of the area including the Stepping Stones and Seven Springs.

distance 10.82km Vertical gain +202m Vertical drop -184m duration 3h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Haworth' Cross Roads and Stanbury - West Yorkshire

Top Withins is an excellent objective for a walk from Haworth in the South Pennines. The Brontë family have strong associations with Haworth and this walk onto the moors perhaps gives you the chance to experience the landscape that dominated their writing.

distance 10.78km Vertical gain +5m Vertical drop -7m duration 3h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Hoveringham - Nottinghamshire

This circular Nottinghamshire walk explores a section of the River Trent and the surrounding countryside. The route includes the villages of Gunthorpe, Caythorpe and Hoveringham.

Walking Win Hill & Hope Cross ( Download : )
Win Hill & Hope Cross
distance 12.73km Vertical gain +369m Vertical drop -369m duration 4h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Bamford - Derbyshire

Win Hill occupies a strategic position and as such offers great views over the heart of the Peak District.

distance 14.49km Vertical gain +330m Vertical drop -328m duration 4h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Langsett - South Yorkshire

This Peak District walk explores the moors to the northwest of Sheffield and visits an area that sees relatively few walkers. Do select a clear day as navigation can be difficult in poor visibility.

distance 10.85km Vertical gain +94m Vertical drop -94m duration 3h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Ault Hucknall - Derbyshire

Hardwick Hall offers many different walking paths.
This particular walk is a good introduction to both the hall and the Rowthorne and Teversal Trails. Lovely walk through different landscapes, relatively flat and easy going except for the hill in Hardwick There are several variations incorporating other routes including Pleasley Country Park.

distance 20.64km Vertical gain +263m Vertical drop -263m duration 6h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Baslow and Bubnell - Derbyshire

This is a varied walk skirting the Chatsworth Estate through woods and moorland.

Uffington White Horse and Wayland's Smithy
distance 5.07km Vertical gain +79m Vertical drop -79m duration 1h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Woolstone - Oxfordshire

This short walk on the North Wessex Downs offers wonderful and the chance to explore some fine ancient monuments including the Uffungton White Horse, Uffington Castle and Wayland's Smithy Long Barrow.

distance 11.95km Vertical gain +75m Vertical drop -68m duration 3h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in High Halstow - Medway

This Kent walk takes you onto the southern shores of the Thames Estuary. The route is easy to follow (apart from the start). The area visited during the walk provided Dickens with the perfect scene for his prison huls in his novel 'Great Expectations'.

Walking Hill walking from Hexton ( Download : )
distance 18.93km Vertical gain +186m Vertical drop -190m duration 5h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Hexton - Hertfordshire

The northern end of the Chilterns almost seem to be a geological afterthought as they straddle the Bedfordshire Hertfordshire border. Starting from Hexton this walk offers mile after mile of beautiful countryside with the hilltops steeped in ancient history.

distance 11.03km Vertical gain +79m Vertical drop -80m duration 3h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in St. Paul's Walden - Hertfordshire

This Hertfordshire walk mainly uses old green lanes to go through a varied landscape of fields, woods and hedgerows to arrive at the Holt and then by footpaths to Cuckolds Cross. After that there is a section of larger arable fields where you join the Hertfordshire Way to reach Whitwell, an expanded village with an interesting older centre. The final leg passes through a rare breeds farm and The Bury, birthplace of the late Queen Mother.

distance 8.29km Vertical gain +201m Vertical drop -203m duration 2h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Disley - Cheshire

This Cheshire walk starts from Disley and explores Lyme Park including Cage Hill. The route keeps to low level paths so is ideal for those cloudy days when the bigger hills are covered in mist.

Walking Lyme Park from Poynton ( Download : )
distance 16.41km Vertical gain +334m Vertical drop -327m duration 5h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Poynton-with-Worth - Cheshire

A route that takes in the delights of the countryside surrounding Lyme Park

Walking Kettleshulme & Sponds Hill ( Download : )
distance 12.3km Vertical gain +362m Vertical drop -356m duration 4h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Pott Shrigley - Cheshire

The Cheshire sector of the Peak District National Park is often seen as uninteresting and this route goes some way to dispel this myth. The route does have a couple of lengthy steep ascents towards the end but effort is rewarded with excellent and varied landscapes. Conditions underfoot can be very wet after heavy rain so appropriate footwear is essential.

distance 8.8km Vertical gain +124m Vertical drop -124m duration 2h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Southstoke - Bath and North East Somerset

A Somerset walk in the northern part of the county. The undulating route explores the hills and valleys to the south of Southstoke using field paths, the course of an old railway and tracks.

distance 16.68km Vertical gain +534m Vertical drop -528m duration 6h00 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Belstone - Devon

A demanding Dartmoor walk that requires careful navigation and preferably good weather. The route uses a section of the Tarka Trail, visits some ancient monuments and visits the summits of a number of granite tors.

Walking The Chilterns above Tring ( Download : )
distance 18.18km Vertical gain +243m Vertical drop -247m duration 5h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Aldbury - Hertfordshire

National Trails and Long Distance Paths crisscross the Chilterns in this area. This Circular Walk makes use of short stretches of at least five such to provide a beautiful and varied walk through Chiltern woodland, on Chiltern chalk downs with wide vistas from the scarp edge of the hills, along a stretch of the historic Grand Union Canal, and through one of the prettiest villages in Hertfordshire.

distance 11.36km Vertical gain +242m Vertical drop -241m duration 3h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Ashford in the Water - Derbyshire

This Peak District walk starts in the pretty village of Ashford-in-the-Water and explores the limestone country lying to the south of the Wye Valley. The routes visits the remains of Magpie Mine, the village of Over Haddon and uses mainly field paths to complete the route.

distance 10.24km Vertical gain +39m Vertical drop -39m duration 3h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Aspenden - Hertfordshire

A pleasant circular Hertfordshire walk starting from the village of Aspenden near Buntingford. The route featues an abandoned village, a Roman Road and a moated house. Aspenden has pub for those requiring refreshment at the end of the walk.

distance 9.94km Vertical gain +198m Vertical drop -202m duration 3h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Craswall - Herefordshire

This Herefordshire walk offers some wonderful views of the Black Mountains without too much ascent. The route follows tracks and paths north of Craswall and includes the opportunity to visit the remains of Craswall Abbey. Despite the title, an ascent of Hay Bluff is not included but could easily be added to the route.

distance 11.45km Vertical gain +422m Vertical drop -420m duration 4h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in West Buckfastleigh - Devon

This Dartmoor route uses a section of the Two Moors Way. The route follows paths and tracks although a good sense of direction is needed in what can be an unforgiving landscape. After wet weather, streams may be in spate so care is needed crossing them.

distance 6.73km Vertical gain +198m Vertical drop -189m duration 2h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Firle - East Sussex

This East Sussex walk takes you onto the South Downs for spectacular views north at Firle Beacon. The walk also offers the opportunity to visit Charlestown Farmhouse with its bohemian décor and associations with the Bloomsbury set.

distance 16.34km Vertical gain +122m Vertical drop -125m duration 5h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Newby and Scalby - North Yorkshire

The North York Moors route uses a coastal section of the Cleveland Way north of Scarborough and returns along the route of the old railways.

distance 10.77km Vertical gain +64m Vertical drop -60m duration 3h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Little Chalfont - Buckinghamshire

This walk along the River Chess starts from Little Chalfont in Buckinghamshire and walks east through pleasant surroundings before turning west to Chenies and a return to the start.

distance 4.81km Vertical gain +212m Vertical drop -213m duration 1h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Cheshire

A short walk in the Cheshire sector of the Peak District National Park. Shutlingsloe is known as the Cheshire Matterhorn and offers some excellent views.

distance 17.64km Vertical gain +163m Vertical drop -157m duration 5h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Twyford and Thorpe - Leicestershire

This circular walk to the east of Leicester follows a section of the Leicestershire Round. The walk visits the villages of Somerby, Thorpe Satchville, Owston and, of course, Twyford.

Windy Gyle from Coquet Valley
distance 11.61km Vertical gain +385m Vertical drop -381m duration 4h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Alwinton - Northumberland

Windy Gyle is the key objective for this walk in the deserted hills of Northumbria. Starting in the beautiful Coquet Valley the walk crosses wild moorland and includes a section of the Pennine Way.

distance 13.6km Vertical gain +451m Vertical drop -449m duration 5h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Hayfield - Derbyshire

Kinder Low and Mount Famine are combined in this Peak District walk from Hayfield. This circuit on the western edges of the Kinder Scout plateau concentrates on these interesting outliers, which despite their modest height, offer good views and pleasant walking.

Walking A short walk around Settle ( Download : )
distance 8.77km Vertical gain +319m Vertical drop -311m duration 3h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Settle - North Yorkshire

This short walk explores the limestone scenery to the east of Settle and includes the area in the vicinity of Attermire Scar.

distance 14.37km Vertical gain +36m Vertical drop -13m duration 4h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Tower Hamlets - England

The Regent's Canal provides a watery escape from the bustle of the streets of London. Starting at Limehouse this walk takes you across London finishing at Little Venice. In general the route is easy to follow and any lileky problems are dealt with in the walk decsription.

distance 14.3km Vertical gain +234m Vertical drop -226m duration 4h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Taddington - Derbyshire

A circular Peak District Walk that inclues a number of the highlights of the area to the west of Bakewell. The route includes sections along the River Wye, visits Monsal Head, uses a section of the Monsal Trail and Great Shacklow Wood. The walk does have a sting in the tail as there is a lengthy ascent towards the end of the walk.

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.

Walking Newnham, Northamptonshire ( Download : )
Newnham, Northamptonshire
distance 11.63km Vertical gain +121m Vertical drop -120m duration 3h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Northamptonshire

This is a good walk at any time but really good in spring when the bluebells are out in Badby Woods and butterflies are exploring the hedgerows. The route passes through some scenic Northamptonshire villages and includes small stretches of the Nene and Knightley Ways.

Walking Dullingham Circular ( Download : )
distance 6.55km Vertical gain +41m Vertical drop -37m duration 2h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Dullingham - Cambridgeshire

Discover the start of Constable's river Stour.

Walking Saddleworth Edges ( Download : )
distance 14.94km Vertical gain +363m Vertical drop -354m duration 5h10 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Saddleworth - Manchester

Absolute belter of a walk around 3 reservoirs with views from the top of Saddleworth moor, climbing down a cascading waterfall, all utterly stunning.

Walking Fernilee Reservoir ( Download : )
distance 4.54km Vertical gain +65m Vertical drop -65m duration 1h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Hartington Upper Quarter - Derbyshire

Very easy walk with a choice of well sign-posted routes through the woods on the north side of the water. Suitable for playing Gruffalo Woods with the kids! It's not worth taking scooters as the uneven ground will undoubtedly tip them off and bikes are not allowed.

Walking Coombe Hill from Wendover ( Download : )
distance 5.96km Vertical gain +124m Vertical drop -126m duration 2h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Wendover - Buckinghamshire

An easy Chiltern walk that rewards your efforts with some fine views across the Chiltern escarpment and across the Vale of Aylesbury. The paths and bridleways are generally clearly signed.

Cameley and Hinton Blewett from Litton
distance 9.06km Vertical gain +54m Vertical drop -63m duration 2h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Bath and North East Somerset

This Somerset walk takes you through unspoilt countryside sheletered beneath the slopes of the Mendip Hills. The route includes tracks, footpaths and quiet country lanes.

distance 9.94km Vertical gain +8m Vertical drop -8m duration 2h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Richmond upon Thames - England

The Thames Path provides easy walking and interesting surroundings. The section from Barnes to Richmond covered by this walk also includes the option to Visit Kew Gardens and enjoy the riverside 'attractions' at Richmond.