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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.

distance 11.99km Vertical gain +101m Vertical drop -100m duration 3h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Moutiers-en-Puisaye - 89 - Yonne

Across the woods and the fields, passing the ponds, you will discover areas where the earth has been shaped into artistic creations and pottery.

Mills and Menhirs along the river Yerres
distance 10.4km Vertical gain +47m Vertical drop -49m duration 3h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Brunoy - 91 - Essonne

This hike mostly takes place along the Yerres, a tributary of the Seine, and also includes a section in the Forest of Senart and an urban section. There you can enjoy the charm of this river and the beautiful houses around it, admire two ancient watermills and come cross no fewer than four standing stones along the way.

distance 9.74km Vertical gain +58m Vertical drop -58m duration 2h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Northamptonshire

Seven miles of glorious Northamptonshire countryside through 3 attractive villages and passing by the impressive Drayton Hall.

distance 11.37km Vertical gain +306m Vertical drop -305m duration 4h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Bauduen - 83 - Var

A very enjoyable loop on the peninsula of Bauduen alongside Lake Sainte Croix.

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 10.89km Vertical gain +366m Vertical drop -366m duration 4h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Chinley' Buxworth and Brownside - Derbyshire

This Peak District walk provides a useful introduction to walking in this part of the National Park.

distance 16.99km Vertical gain +528m Vertical drop -532m duration 6h05 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Raphaël (Var) - 83 - Var

Very beautiful hike close to Agay which enables you to discover the Estérel away from the usual routes.

Springs, fountains and wash houses
distance 15.19km Vertical gain +168m Vertical drop -171m duration 4h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Sainte-Colombe-sur-Loing - 89 - Yonne

This hike is themed by springs and wash-houses. The water flowing from the springs supplies the groundwater of the Parisian Basin on the one hand, and the Seine by way of the Loing River on the other hand. It’s a very well-marked path (#7), through an unspoiled natural environment. This track can also be done on horseback or mountain bike. It is listed on the departmental walking and hiking map (PDIPR) established by the department of the Yonne.

distance 8.61km Vertical gain +310m Vertical drop -305m duration 3h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Lautenbachzell - 68 - Haut-Rhin

An original route to get to Lac du Grand Ballon avoiding the road. You will discover beautiful trees, a waterfall and views over the Petit Ballon and the Black Forest along the way.

distance 16.83km Vertical gain +215m Vertical drop -217m duration 5h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Jouy-aux-Arches - 57 - Moselle

A beautiful circuit along the Mosel through the charming villages bordering it, namely:
Jouy-aux-Arches, Corny-sur-Moselle, Novéant-sur-Moselle, Dornot and Ancy-sur-Moselle.

distance 13.02km Vertical gain +351m Vertical drop -347m duration 4h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Lauret - 34 - Hérault

Circuit on the eastern slopes of the Causse de l'Hortus visiting its sites of interest: Lafous mill, Embruscalles lake, Mas Neuf, the archaeological site of the Causse rock with a view of the entire Gard plains and the pre-Alps beyond, Mont Lozère, Aigoual and more...

distance 10.13km Vertical gain +1251m Vertical drop -1256m duration 5h50 Very difficult Very difficult
Starting point Starting point in Aiguines - 83 - Var

The Imbut trail is a hike that lets you discover the Verdon in the heart the gorge and the river bed. Extraordinary landscapes await you but this hike is difficult and certain sections on the cliffs (Chemin Vidal) and through rocks (section until the Baou Beni), require a good level of physical fitness. Be careful of vertigo!
The altitude calculated by the software is a little high, it's closer to about 800m.

distance 9.25km Vertical gain +568m Vertical drop -573m duration 4h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Ollioules - 83 - Var

A beautiful hike to the heights of Ollioules and Sanary, off the beaten track. Exceptional views over the on the coast of La Ciotat in Porquerolles, and the interior of La Cadiere d'Azur in Revest, the chain of the Sainte Baume ridges and the gorges of Ollioules.
The path alternates between shaded areas in the Mediterranean scrubland and parts where the sun heats the limestones of the La Colle massif.

distance 14.54km Vertical gain +215m Vertical drop -215m duration 4h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in South Cadbury and Sutton Montis - Somerset

The walk follows the Corton Ridge and offers great views across the Somerset Levels and the Dorset Hills. It has great historic significance as Cadbury Castle is reputed to be Camelot King Arthur's Castle. You also cross the ancient medieval village of Whitcombe. It's an up and downer and can be boggy in wet weather. As an incentive there are two great pubs you can call in at!

Walk along the former bed of the Rhine: from the drawbridge to the Ecluse Le Corbusier
distance 6.45km Vertical gain +14m Vertical drop -14m duration 1h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Kembs - 68 - Haut-Rhin

Before the construction of the Canal of Alsace (1928), the Rhine extended its arms east of the Huningue Canal (1806) over a wide area of 1km to 2km. From the Rhone Canal on the North Rhine to the Barre d'Istein on the Old Rhine, along paths and trails often in the protected areas of the "Little Alsatian Camargue.", you'll discover numerous natural and industrial sites related to the history of the Rhine.
Begin with a stroll between the drawbridge of Kembs (1831) and l'Ecluse Le Corbusier (1961).

Tour of Lake Paladru
distance 17.88km Vertical gain +449m Vertical drop -447m duration 6h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Charavines - 38 - Isère

A day's walk, quite lovely and varied. You start by going through the Grand Platon Forest, then going along the south-east bank of the lake with beautiful views over the lake. You change banks and go along the Feydelière and Véronnière marshes ('Marais' - protected sites). The return is via the north-west bank of the lake with beautiful views over Chartreuse and, if the weather is clear, Mont Blanc.

distance 13.47km Vertical gain +663m Vertical drop -662m duration 5h25 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Marseille - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

A walk with breathtaking views of four coves (calanques)

distance 11.78km Vertical gain +321m Vertical drop -317m duration 4h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Chambon-sur-Lac - 63 - Puy-de-Dôme

A circuit that forms a figure of 8 around Lac Chambon, with panoramic views of the lake and the Sancy range, the Valley of Chaudefour and a section through Murol via its castle.

distance 5.76km Vertical gain +76m Vertical drop -85m duration 1h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Sauveur-en-Puisaye - 89 - Yonne

This trail, dedicated to Colette, was opened in 1993 by the pupils of the Colette college of Saint-Sauveur en Puisaye. Along this trail, everything recalls the works of this author, born in Saint-Sauveur en Puisaye in 1873. The author has described her birthplace so well - that even though she has given other names to the villages and characters, you can sense her literature at every corner.

distance 7.51km Vertical gain +300m Vertical drop -300m duration 2h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Marseille - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

A walk to the coves (calques) of Luminy estate in Marseille with exceptional views

distance 4.91km Vertical gain +27m Vertical drop -27m duration 1h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Great Bradley - Suffolk

Discover the start of the river Stour, Constable's country

distance 5.48km Vertical gain +22m Vertical drop -24m duration 1h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Stetchworth - Cambridgeshire

A lovely walk around the Cambridgeshire border.

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.

distance 10.11km Vertical gain +113m Vertical drop -115m duration 3h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Lainsecq - 89 - Yonne

You will see no less than 8 fountains and 6 wash-houses on this rather easy hike, ideal for family walks. A few picnics spots are available here and there, to take a break and enjoy a relaxing moment (Fountain of the Moon, of the Pisserotte .....) Even though there are some hills along the way, it is a very pleasant walk with a lot of historical heritage spots to be discovered.
Also good for mountain biking.

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.

distance 6.75km Vertical gain +47m Vertical drop -43m duration 2h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Amand-en-Puisaye - 58 - Nièvre

A rather short bucolic walk.
Le Tacot path passes nearby the ochre and clay quarries where a protected species of toad "Le sonneur à ventre jaune", the yellow bellied toad hides away. Easily identified thanks to its yellow and black striped belly, and its heart-shaped pupils, no doubt, remnants of its prince charming days..... Its bright yellow colour, signifying toxicity is a means of protection against its predators.

distance 22.34km Vertical gain +321m Vertical drop -326m duration 7h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Ashmansworth - Hampshire

This North Wessex Downs ridge walk includes the highest points in Hampshire and Berkshire and outstanding views along the way. The return is through some attractive, rural villages nestling on the chalk downs. The outward leg makes much use of the Wayfarer's Walk, whilst the return leg uses some of the Test Way.

distance 22.34km Vertical gain +300m Vertical drop -296m duration 2h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Thury (Yonne) - 89 - Yonne

A mountain biking route for anyone who loves bike rides and discovering natural and architectural heritage. You're in for a treat! But be prudent!

distance 13.25km Vertical gain +157m Vertical drop -155m duration 4h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Treigny - 89 - Yonne

Leaving from the fairground, you will walk along paths that have a mysterious past and are steeped in legends.

distance 10.51km Vertical gain +117m Vertical drop -112m duration 3h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Druyes-les-Belles-Fontaines - 89 - Yonne

From the old medieval castle, discover a village built between an old, partly dried-up marsh and a cliff. Druyes Valley offers a green setting that contrasts with the chalky rocks that support the ruined building.

The Gardon Gorges
distance 11.37km Vertical gain +210m Vertical drop -215m duration 3h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Collias - 30 - Gard

A walk beginning above the Gardon Gorges and continuing down along Gardon River. Please note that part of the route crosses an area destroyed by fires in 2017.

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.

The Seven Locks of Henri IV.
distance 9.59km Vertical gain +35m Vertical drop -35m duration 2h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Rogny-les-Sept-Écluses - 89 - Yonne

A whole new way to discover the story of the construction of the Canal de Briare! With this hike you can follow a part of its water supply system and come back along the old route to the incredible monument that we today know as the Seven Locks.

distance 20.39km Vertical gain +644m Vertical drop -647m duration 7h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Villevocance - 07 - Ardèche

Climb and ramble along the ridges above Annonay. Beautiful view of the Alps and Pilat.

The Rocher du Long Boyau and the Gorges du Houx
distance 10.05km Vertical gain +72m Vertical drop -76m duration 3h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Fontainebleau - 77 - Seine-et-Marne

From the Ermitage de Franchard, this is a very varied hike which will take you past old sandstone quarries, the Gorges du Houx and the charming Mare aux Pigeons. On the route are several vast viewing points, numerous spectacular rocks and the curious Grotte du Serment cave.

N.B. The elevation and the time shown appear to be under-estimated: count on about 250 meters and 4 hours of walking.

Les Gorges de Franchard and l'Antre des Druides
distance 5.7km Vertical gain +52m Vertical drop -52m duration 1h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Fontainebleau - 77 - Seine-et-Marne

Starting from an old retreat which has been visited since the 11th century, this hike allows you to explore the Gorges de Franchard and the surrounding areas. Winding through rocks and several rock shelters such as the well-known Antre des Druides.
N.B. The difference in altitude is probably higher than stated: roughly 100 metres and a 2 hour walk.

The “Circuit des 25 Bosses” (the 25 Bumps Circuit)
distance 14.56km Vertical gain +214m Vertical drop -212m duration 4h40 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Le Vaudoué - 77 - Seine-et-Marne

As the name suggests, is this route ascends 25 mounds that form a circuit of the of the Trois Pignons forest. A hike amid the rocks that makes an excellent training run before mountain hikes in the summer.
N.B. The elevation is underestimated: between 800 and 900 metres total cumulative change in altitude. It’s difficult to find a larger change in altitude in the Ile-de-France, unless you want to take the steps up and down the Eiffel Tower three times on the trot. Expect to be walking for 6 to 7 hours.

distance 12.14km Vertical gain +297m Vertical drop -301m duration 4h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Edensor - Derbyshire

Really lovely varied walk starting at Calton Lees and climbing up to Calton Pastures with great views over the surrounding area of Bakewell and Chatsworth House. After passing the house climb through Stand Wood and return to the car park via Beeley.

distance 11.1km Vertical gain +368m Vertical drop -280m duration 4h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Staveley-in-Cartmel - Cumbria

This circular walk in the South Lakeland offers fine views of Lake Windermere and the surrounding fells from the summit of Gummers How. The walk also includes woodland and open countryside.

distance 11.96km Vertical gain +569m Vertical drop -567m duration 4h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Châteauneuf-de-Chabre - 05 - Hautes-Alpes

A walk through gorges is always pleasant, and in those of Méouge it's a real joy.

distance 10.8km Vertical gain +7m Vertical drop -7m duration 3h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Leigh-on-Sea - Southend-on-Sea

A walk across salt marshes with numerous birds and returning inland via the ruined Hadleigh Castle. Highly accessible from London as the Fenchurch Street line takes under an hour to get you to the start.

Crimpiau from Capel Curig
distance 6.07km Vertical gain +279m Vertical drop -282m duration 2h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Capel Curig - Conwy

The minor Snowdonia summit of Crimpiau provides an excellent walk from Capel Curig. The route crosses quite mountainous terrain and the view down Llyn Crafnant is one of the great panoramas in the area. Do make sure you are suitably equipped for this walk.

distance 10.13km Vertical gain +554m Vertical drop -551m duration 4h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Laroque-des-Albères - 66 - Pyrénées-Orientales

Hike to discover the fountains of Laroque-des-Albères: the Font dels Simiots and amazing animals which, according to legend, kidnapped babies and came to settle near the fountain after being dislodged from Arles-sur-Tech; the Font de la Vernosa, a well-preserved, beautiful fountain from where one has a magnificent view of the plain of Roussillon.

The Véroncle mills
distance 10km Vertical gain +310m Vertical drop -301m duration 3h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Gordes - 84 - Vaucluse

The route leads up the Véroncle canyon then down the south-facing slopes of the Monts de Vaucluse.

distance 12.87km Vertical gain +557m Vertical drop -553m duration 5h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Paul-de-Fenouillet - 66 - Pyrénées-Orientales

Very nice circuit that will take you over grazing areas that are still used.
The last part of the circuit overhangs the gorges of Galamus.

distance 5.89km Vertical gain +156m Vertical drop -157m duration 2h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Castleton - Derbyshire

This Peak District walk follows a relatively low level circuit of the head of the valley offering good views of the Great Ridge. You are also able to see the large landslip on the flank of Mam Tor.

High Cup Nick from Cow Green Reservoir
distance 20.86km Vertical gain +275m Vertical drop -278m duration 6h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Forest and Frith - Durham

This is a fairly undemanding walk through a wild North Pennine landscape. The route visits two outstanding natural features - High Cup Nick and Cauldron Snout - using a section of the Pennine Way. There are no route finding issues even in poor visibility.

distance 11.96km Vertical gain +311m Vertical drop -306m duration 4h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Pasaia - Province de Guipúzcoa

Superb hike for passing a lovely afternoon and enjoying an evening in old San Sebastien, eating tapas and pintxos.

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