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distance 12.91km Vertical gain +40m Vertical drop -39m duration 3h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Chelmondiston - Suffolk

This circular walk through the countryside of Suffolk includes a section alongside the River Orwell. The route takes you inland passing Erwarton Hall and the fine church at Church End to the banks of the Orwell from where you can see Felixstowe Docks. The walk then heads north along the Orwell following the Stout and Orwell Walk.

distance 10.12km Vertical gain +205m Vertical drop -242m duration 3h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in East Dean and Friston - East Sussex

This linear walk from East Dean to Eastbourne includes many of the highlights along the East Sussex coast in this area. A frequent bus serrvice can be used to return to the start.

distance 8.02km Vertical gain +18m Vertical drop -18m duration 2h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Oare - Kent

This Kent walk explores the marshes, creeks and tideways on the south side of the River Swale. On the far side of the water is the Isle of Sheppey and in season the area is an excellent place for watching birdlife.

distance 8.4km Vertical gain +165m Vertical drop -162m duration 2h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Studland - Dorset

A short Dorset walk that takes in some of the wonderful geological features of the Jurrassic Coast close to Studland. The walk also provides wonderful views across Swanage Bay.

distance 10.66km Vertical gain +558m Vertical drop -552m duration 4h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Kettlewell with Starbotton - North Yorkshire

This Yorkshire Dales walk has two ascents as you traverse the hills from Wharefdale to Littondale and back again. In complete contrast the final section is level walking following the Dales Way beside the River Wharfe.

distance 16.47km Vertical gain +294m Vertical drop -309m duration 5h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in North Yorkshire

This linear North Yorkshiore walk connects Scraborough and Filey using the Cleveland Way. There is a regular bus service connecting the start and end.

distance 7.55km Vertical gain +27m Vertical drop -36m duration 2h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in West Sussex

Starting from Amberley, this West Sussex Walk explores the River Arun visiting the villages of North and South South Stoke. The return route follows sections of the Monarch's Way and the South Downs Way.

distance 17.71km Vertical gain +160m Vertical drop -164m duration 5h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Hexton - Hertfordshire

Starting from Hexton this walk on the borders of Befordshire and Hertfordshire offers mile after mile of beautiful countryside with the hilltops steeped in ancient history. The route includes sections of the Icknield and John Bunyan Ways.

distance 16.1km Vertical gain +222m Vertical drop -220m duration 5h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in LCPs of Fylingdales and Hawsker-cum-Stainsacre - North Yorkshire

A North York Moors walk that explores the moorland west of Jugger Howes.

Walking Bowderdale and the Calf ( Download : )
distance 17.23km Vertical gain +481m Vertical drop -473m duration 6h05 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Cumbria

The Howgill Fells offer excellent walking with few other people sharing the landscape. This walk follows Bowderdale deep into the area before climbing steadily to the highest point in this group of fells. The return route offers grandstand views as you follow a lofty ridge back to the start.

distance 8.76km Vertical gain +213m Vertical drop -190m duration 3h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Macclesfield Forest and Wildboarclough - Cheshire

A Staffordshire walk that explores the valleys and high ground to the west of the Roaches.

distance 9.71km Vertical gain +132m Vertical drop -120m duration 3h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Hartington Town Quarter - Derbyshire

This Derbyshire walk starts from the village of Hartington and explores three limestone Dales. The route follows the River Dove and also includes a section through drystone walled fields above the village.

distance 18.93km Vertical gain +229m Vertical drop -265m duration 5h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Little Chalfont - Buckinghamshire

This Chilterns walk takes in parts of the Chess Valley walk at the start and end of the route and a section of the Chiltern Way in between. There is a variety of scenery with undulating landscapes, pastoral scenes of grazing animals, fields of wild flowers in summer, a cricket pitch, a golf course, a quarry, two churches and the shallow chalk stream of the River Chess.

distance 17.89km Vertical gain +116m Vertical drop -111m duration 5h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Keynsham - South Gloucestershire

This linear Somerset walk includes typical English countryside, quiet villages, old buildings and historic churches. The route runs from Keynsham to Bath along the northern fringes of the Mendip Hills, and its proximity to both Bath and Bristol ensures that it is well served by public transport.

distance 6.33km Vertical gain +271m Vertical drop -265m duration 2h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Charmouth - Dorset

This linear Dorset walk follows the South West Coast Path from Charmouth to Seatown. The coastal scenery on this part of the Jurassic Coast is dramatic and the walk includes the highest point on the Dorest Coast at Golden Cap.

distance 16.27km Vertical gain +389m Vertical drop -389m duration 5h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Bilsdale Midcable - North Yorkshire

This North York Moors walk takes you into the wild open moorland of this National Park. The route is mostly along well defined tracks and paths but do choose fine weather to enjoy the view.

distance 15.18km Vertical gain +257m Vertical drop -259m duration 4h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Holmesfield - Derbyshire

This Peak District walk crosses Ramsley Moor, Big Moor and Flask Edge in the moorland to the west of Holmesfield. The route offers some fine views.

distance 19.7km Vertical gain +63m Vertical drop -63m duration 5h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Rearsby - Leicestershire

This Leicestershire walk starts from the attractive village of Rearsby and explores the countryside and villages lying to the east. The route also includes a section of the Leicestershire Round.

distance 19.35km Vertical gain +302m Vertical drop -306m duration 6h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Farndale East - North Yorkshire

A North York Moors walk that offers miles of easy walking around Farndale. There is some uphill walking at the start but the rewards are some wonderful views.

distance 15.71km Vertical gain +230m Vertical drop -230m duration 5h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Helmsley - North Yorkshire

This North York Moors walk starts from Helmsley and takes in Beck Dale, the River Rye & Rievaulx Abbey before joining the final stage of the Cleveland Way from Rievaulx Bridge back to Helmsley.

distance 20.14km Vertical gain +499m Vertical drop -500m duration 6h55 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Cold Kirby - North Yorkshire

This North York Moors walk includes a further stage in the series of circular walks on the theme of the Cleveland Way. This route takes in a short section of the Cleveland Way between Cold Kirby and Rievaulx Bridge and provides an excellent taste of the scenery in this area.

distance 13.48km Vertical gain +265m Vertical drop -268m duration 4h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Haslemere - Surrey

This Surrey walk combines two well know local landmarks in a circular walk. The route starts from Haslemere and climbs onto Gibbet Hill before continuing to take in the Devil's Punchbowl, which is a depression of sandy heath.

distance 12.39km Vertical gain +479m Vertical drop -471m duration 4h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Cheshire

A Cheshire walk that explores the area around the Macclesfield Forest. The route includes Shutlingsloe, views towards Wildboarclough, the Cat & Fiddle and the Macclesfield Forest

distance 10.46km Vertical gain +359m Vertical drop -363m duration 3h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Hope Woodlands - Derbyshire

This Peak District walk comes with a warning as it's not suitable for those who don't like scrambling along the side of vertical banks or who are not happy crossing streams. It is undoubtedly easier to do the walk by going up Blackden Brook - rather than coming down it - and it is easier in good, dry weather. The reward is some great views!

distance 10.01km Vertical gain +244m Vertical drop -235m duration 3h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Lyme Handley - Cheshire

Lyme Park in Cheshire is popular with visitors yet this walk explores quiet paths and tracks to the south of the Country Park. Navigation is generally easy and the reward for your efforts are some fine views.

distance 11.14km Vertical gain +254m Vertical drop -247m duration 3h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Lyme Handley - Cheshire

This Peak District walk starts from Lyme Park and explores the moors lying to the south of this grand stately home. There is a short section of road walking along a quiet country lane.

Walking Rossendale Ramble ( Download : )
distance 19.83km Vertical gain +511m Vertical drop -504m duration 6h55 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Cheshire

This Cheshire Walk was produced to assist fundraising for the Rossendale Trust. The route covers a section of the Gritstone Way and other scenic parts of Cheshire. Some of the route lies within the boundaries of the Peak District National Park.

distance 12.8km Vertical gain +83m Vertical drop -77m duration 3h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Woburn - Bedfordshire

This fairly level Bedfordshire walk starts from Woburn and passes through the extensive grounds of Woburn Abbey to reach Eversholt. The return route includes a further section of walking through the Abbey's parkland.

distance 2.67km Vertical gain +25m Vertical drop -25m duration 0h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Hanbury - Staffordshire

This Staffordshire stroll visits the site of the largest non-nuclear explosion in the world - the Fauld Crater. It is an easy walk and offers an interesting diversion for an hour or so.

distance 6.24km Vertical gain +4m Vertical drop -7m duration 1h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Hammersmith and Fulham - England

This linear London walk follows the River Thames upstream between Putney Bridge and Barnes Bridge.

distance 8.55km Vertical gain +25m Vertical drop -30m duration 2h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Broughton Hackett - Worcestershire

Crossing a variety of Worcestshire countryside, this circular walk starts from the village of Broughton Hackett and continues along a section of the Millennium Way through the village of White Ladies Aston. The route then continues through open countryside for the return to the start.

distance 14.75km Vertical gain +524m Vertical drop -524m duration 5h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Edale - Derbyshire

This Peak District walk starts from Edale village and climbs onto Kinder Scout via Ringing Roger. The route provides rough moorland walking on relatively quiet paths and includes Upper Grindsbrook, Crowden Brook and Edale Cross before descending Jacob's Ladder on the return to Edale.

distance 11.31km Vertical gain +323m Vertical drop -316m duration 4h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Leekfrith - Staffordshire

This North Staffordshire walk starts from Tittesworth Reservoir and climbs onto the Roaches, a popular rocky escarpment in the Peak District National Park. The return includes the summit of Hen Cloud before crossing typical Staffordshire countryside.

distance 5.3km Vertical gain +96m Vertical drop -86m duration 1h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Haworth' Cross Roads and Stanbury - West Yorkshire

A short walk that visits the Bronte Bridge and includes some wwalking on the Haworth Moors.

distance 12.34km Vertical gain +355m Vertical drop -356m duration 4h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Rainow - Cheshire

This walk visits the highest point in Cheshire, Shining Tor, and continues to Windgather Rocks, which are popular with climbers. Starting from Lamaload, this route offers varied content and some great views in the high moors of Cheshire and parts of Staffordshire.

distance 13.79km Vertical gain +369m Vertical drop -370m duration 4h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Hope Woodlands - Derbyshire

This Peak District walk starts from Birchen Clough and follows Fair Brook onto the Kinder Scout Plateau. Following the northern edge of the plateau there are good views towards Bleaklow. The final section of the walk follows the Snake Path from Ashop Head back to the start.

distance 13.42km Vertical gain +362m Vertical drop -359m duration 4h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Cutcombe - Somerset

This Somerset walk visits the highest point on Exmoor, Dunkery Beacon. Starting from Wheddon Cross, the highest village on Exmoor, the walk includes a variety of scenic interest including wooded combes and wild moorland.

distance 15.44km Vertical gain +314m Vertical drop -314m duration 5h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Macclesfield Forest and Wildboarclough - Cheshire

Shining Tor is the highest point in Cheshire and the first objective of this Peak District walk. Crossing the border into Staffordshire the walk continues across Axe Edge Moor offering excellent views. The walk uses high moorland paths for most of the way and is best saved for a clear day.

distance 12.79km Vertical gain +344m Vertical drop -345m duration 4h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Hartington Upper Quarter - Derbyshire

This circular walk explores the Goyt Valley and the ridge lying the west. The route includes some steep climbs but offers excellent views throughout. Some paths may be muddy after periods of prolonged rain.

distance 5.28km Vertical gain +302m Vertical drop -303m duration 2h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Buttermere - Cumbria

A short Lake District ridge walk that includes two Wainwrights. Surrounded by higher fells, the ridge between Ard Crags and Knott Rigg offers some wonderful Lakeland scenery.

distance 3.78km Vertical gain +212m Vertical drop -175m duration 1h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Little Wenlock - Telford and Wrekin

This Shropshire walk takes the direct approach to the summit of the Wrekin near Telford. The views are good especially on clear days and it makes a perfect half day walk.

distance 3.33km Vertical gain +133m Vertical drop -133m duration 1h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in West Lulworth - Dorset

Lulworth Cover and Durdle Door are two of the best known features of Dorset's Jurassic Coast. This short walk includes some uphill walking but the path is good and well graded.

distance 16.53km Vertical gain +888m Vertical drop -889m duration 6h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Lakes - Cumbria

The Fairfield horseshoe includes seven other Lake District fells. Low Pike, High Pike, Dove Crag and Hart Crag form the outward route with the return over Great Rigg, Heron Pike and Nab Scar back to Ambleside via Rydal. This is a high level route so choose a good day to make the most of the views.

distance 7.37km Vertical gain +34m Vertical drop -35m duration 2h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Bolton Abbey - North Yorkshire

This walk follows the River Wharfe from Bolton Abbey to Barden Bridge in the Yorkshire Dales. One of the highlights of the walk is the Strid, a narrow rocky defile, through which the River Wharfe thunders through. The walk has few gradients and includes some pleasant woodland.

distance 5.82km Vertical gain +62m Vertical drop -59m duration 1h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Iwerne Minster - Dorset

A gentle exploratory ramble along nearby footpaths with pleasant views. Nothing onerous.

Walking Crinkle Crags ( Download : )
distance 11.39km Vertical gain +740m Vertical drop -742m duration 5h00 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Lakes - Cumbria

Crinkle Crags summits lie facing the summits of Langdale Fell separated by Mickleden Beck River valley.

Walking Langdale Pikes ( Download : )
distance 10.58km Vertical gain +770m Vertical drop -770m duration 4h50 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Lakes - Cumbria

A hike to four summits discovering a wide range of this part of the Nation Park Lake District. The Park Lake District trails aren't waymarked. There are very few signs but the pathway is straightforward as there aren't many crossings. It is, however, preferable not to leave the trail, especially in foggy weather.

Walking Holme Ground - Black Crag ( Download : )
distance 12.73km Vertical gain +629m Vertical drop -672m duration 5h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Coniston - Cumbria

A pleasant hike, to the west of Ambleside, across hills overlooking Windermere and Coniston Lakes.

distance 15.86km Vertical gain +897m Vertical drop -891m duration 6h40 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Patterdale - Cumbria

An inevitable hike, to the most popular peak of the Lake District, Helwellyn. A hike made all the more pleasant by passing along two lakes: Red Tarn Lake and Grisedale Ran Lake.

distance 8.67km Vertical gain +784m Vertical drop -784m duration 4h20 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Borrowdale - Cumbria

To the west of the Cumbrian Mountains, both Great and Green Gable summits offer a pleasant hike.