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canalrivertrust.org.uk/see-and-do/walking

Visits to the Website924
Overview

'Canals and rivers offer accessible walking routes at all times of year. Aside from lock flights, your path is level and there’s little chance of getting lost! The unfolding scenery of a canal-side stroll also takes some beating. Where else could you find such a mix of wildlife, architecture, countryside and of course, the thing that brings it all to life, narrowboats.'

Walks described here by
See also

Canal Routes [Peter Hardcastle] | Better Towpaths for Everyone [Canal & River Trust]

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Views of 'Full' Record1200

www.canalandriversidepubs.co.uk

Visits to the Website459
Overview

'In this comprehensive guide to waterway pubs, you will find: Pubs that are canal or riverside or a short walk within the waterway corridor; Pubs on waterway cruising rings; Many pubs included that are not shown in other canal and waterway pub guides; A developing photo reference of every pub; Pubs that are on or near waterways abandoned or under restoration.'

Country/Region
Views of 'Full' Record477

www.canalroutes.net

Visits to the Website189
Overview

'Almost every British canal, whether navigable, derelict or under restoration is described here. Many river navigations (including all of the Norfolk Broads waterways) are also included.Each waterway also has a detailed description of its route. Where possible, we have included up to date instructions on where to find interesting features along the waterway. Brief descriptions on how to reach these features are often included.'

Description from

Peter Hardcastle | CanalRoutes.org

Country/Region
Views of 'Full' Record498

www.coolcanals.com/things-to-do/walking/

Visits to the Website553
Overview

'There are over 2,000 miles of canals and rivers meandering every contour of England, Wales and Scotland. An unhurried parallel world, where you can completely switch off, ditch the daily grind and discover the slowest treasures of beautiful Britain.  Go for a walk, a bike ride with the kids, a day out in the open air or have fun simply messing about in boats. '

Country/Region
Views of 'Full' Record784

www.meanderholidays.co.uk

Visits to the Website206
Overview

'Offer a range of self guided walking holidays which follow the beautiful waterways of England, Scotland and Wales.'

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www.penninewaterways.co.uk/canals.htm

Visits to the Website171
Overview

'Pennine Waterways is an independent non-profit-making website about the canals of the area ... Pennine Waterways is not connected with The Canal and River Trust (or the former British Waterways) and has no responsibility for the maintenance of canals or towpaths. I cannot provide information about moorings. Please do not email me about canal or towpath maintenance or about moorings ...'

County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record377

www.scottishcanals.co.uk/activities/walking-running/

Visits to the Website375
Overview

'Walking along a canal path can give you a completely different view on a place, even somewhere you know well. Enjoy well maintained paths and a traffic free atmosphere, ideal whether you choose to run or walk.'

Description from

Scottish Canals

Country/Region
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www.waterways.org.uk/waterways/introduction_to_the_waterways

Navigate the Website>>> Full A-Z Listing
Visits to the Website125
Overview

The 'Full A-Z Listing' provides for each Canal its Name, Navigation Authority (if any), and its (boat navigation) Status: Derelict, Open, Partly Open, Proposed Restoration, Restoration Proposed, Restored, Semi-Navigable, Under Restoration.

See also

Towpaths Policy | Walking Alongside the Waterways [The Inland Waterways Association]

Country/Region
Views of 'Full' Record342

Newton Poppleford,

www.exploredevon.info/activities/walk/short-walks/potter-otter/

Visits to the Website265
Distance (miles)6
Overview

'The East Devon Way, one of the County's long-distance recreational walking routes, stretches for nearly 40 miles between Exmouth and Lyme Regis inland of and parallel to the South West Coast Path. There are a number of places where the two can be linked, thus creating a series of long-distance circular walks throughout East Devon ...'

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County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record562

Granary Wharf, Leeds & Liverpool Canal,

www.walkingpages.co.uk/trails_paths/ldpairedaleway.html

Visits to the Website399
Distance (miles)50
Overview

'The idea behind the Airedale Way is that it provides a link between Leeds and the Yorkshire Dales by following, as far as possible, riverside paths.'

Description from

The Airedale Way by Douglas Cossar

Walks described here by
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1613

Great Yarmouth Railway Station,

www.norfolk.gov.uk/Leisure_and_culture/Norfolk_Trails/Long_distance_trails/Angle...

Visits to the Website614
Distance (miles)93
Overview

'Walking trail following the county boundary of Norfolk and Suffolk, gently meandering from Great Yarmouth through to Thetford.'

Walks described here by
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1206

Moffat,

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annandale_Way

Visits to the Website499
Distance (miles)55
Overview

'Long-distance walking route following the river Annan from source to sea ... The Annandale Way has been designed to be achievable in 4 to 5 days, with overnight stops envisaged in small market towns and villages: Moffat; Johnstonebridge / Annandale Estate; Lochmaben or Lockerbie and Annan. There is also the option of doing a shorter 2 or 3 day circuit or day walks by using local public transport.'

Description from

Sulwath Connections Landscape Partnership

Walks described here by
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record812

Gwuanceste Hill, near Builth Wells,

www.herefordshireramblers.org.uk/page11.html

Visits to the Website350
Distance (miles)35
Overview

'Following the River Arrow from its source in the uplands of Powys, descending through Herefordshire hill country via Newchurch to Kington, and finally, through black and white villages of Pembridge and Eardisland to Leominster.'

Printed Guide available from Ramblers Mortimer Group

Description from

Herefordshire Ramblers

County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record960

Aveton Gifford,

www.southdevonaonb.org.uk/explore/walks-trails/avon-estuary-walk

Visits to the Website365
Distance (miles)8
Overview

'Downstream from Aveton Gifford, the river Avon winds through its beautiful and secluded valley to the sea. This fine walk traces its course, and you are rarely out of sight of the river, or its rich birdlife.'

Description from

South Devon AONB

County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record603

Around and About Eckington and Pershore,

www.worcestershire.gov.uk/directory/37/walks_in_worcestershire/category/111/cate...

Visits to the Website524
Overview

'Riverside walks never fail to be interesting, as rivers are havens for wildlife of all sorts and anything could drift past. Colourful narrowboats, shy waterbirds, the splash of a fish, eerie reeds as they sway in the breeze, if you stay alert all sorts of sights and sounds will delight you. These two fully waymarked walks along the River Avon will not disappoint, whatever time of year you visit. There are no stiles to negotiate on either walk.' Note that the URL originally used here has been replaced by another.

County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1815

Salisbury Cathedral Close,

www3.hants.gov.uk/longdistance/avon-valley-path.htm

Visits to the Website405
Distance (miles)34
Overview

'Long-distance walking route that takes you from Salisbury – one of the most beautiful cathedral cities in England – to Christchurch Priory and the sea. It was opened in 1992 and runs from Wiltshire due south through Hampshire to finish in Dorset. The Path is named after the river whose course it follows.'

Walks described here by
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record895

Bewdley,

www.worcestershire.gov.uk/directory_record/2557/bewdley_river_and_rail_circular_...

Visits to the Website454
Distance (miles)8
Overview

'Gives you the opportunity to explore the Severn Valley by following the route of the river Severn four miles upstream from Bewdley to the hidden gem that is Upper Arley village. The return leg offers the opportunity to return to Bewdley; either under your own steam by walking back along the opposite bank of the river or by steam power utilising the historic Severn Valley Railway.'

Walks described here by
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record758

Gas Street Basin,

www.canalroutes.net/Birmingham-and-Fazeley-Canal.html#Route

Visits to the Website232
Distance (miles)15
Overview

'The Birmingham and Fazeley Canal is a canal of the Birmingham Canal Navigations in the West Midlands of England. Its purpose was to provide a link between the Coventry Canal and Birmingham and thereby connect Birmingham to London via the Oxford Canal.'

Description from

Canal Routes

Walks described here by
See also

Birmingham & Fazeley Canal [Canal Guide] | Birmingham and Fazeley Canal [Wikipedia]

County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record560

Bishop's Stortford,

www.walksaroundstortford.org.uk

Navigate the Website>>> Walks >>> Featured Walks >>> Walk 13
Visits to the Website758
Distance (miles)8
Overview

'This is a linear walk along the scenic River Stort from Bishop’s Stortford to Harlow and returning by bus.'

County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record880

Rowhill Nature Reserve, Aldershot,

www.blackwater-valley.org.uk/about_path.html

Visits to the Website465
Distance (miles)23
Overview

'Follows the River Blackwater from its source in Rowhill Nature Reserve to Swallowfield, where it joins the River Whitewater to become the Broadwater for a short stretch before flowing into the River Loddon.'

County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record704

Macclesfield Riverside Park, Tytherington,

www.bollinvalley.org.uk/sites-and-trails/bollin-valley-way.aspx

Visits to the Website494
Distance (miles)25
Overview

'Recreational path shadowing the course of the River Bollin. The route starts at Macclesfield Riverside Park and finishes in Partington giving walkers a feel of the valley's variety. It takes in fields and woodlands, towns and villages, passes around Manchester Airport and ends up in the industrial area near the Manchester Ship Canal.'

Description from

Bollin Valley Partnership

See also

Bollin Valley Way [GPS Cycle & Walking Routes]

County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1113

The Haven,

microsites.lincolnshire.gov.uk/upload/public/attachments/986/BostonWaterwaysWalk...

Visits to the Website634
Distance (miles)12
Overview

'Follows some of the waterways of Boston including The Haven, the Hobhole drain and the Maud Foster drain, as well as passing through two nature reserves (Havenside and Hobhole Bank). A great walk to see a variety of wildlife. The walk uses drain and river side paths which may be muddy in places.'

Walks described here by
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1012

Bude,

www.oliverscornwall.co.uk/oliverscornwallcountrysiderivers.html#Bude

Visits to the Website229
Overview

Four walks around and about the Bude Canal.

Walks described here by
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record565

Inverness,

www.scottishcanals.co.uk/activities/walking-running/caledonian-canal/

Visits to the Website278
Overview

'The area around the Caledonian Canal is superb walking country. With breathtaking scenery and so much wildlife, there is always something to enjoy. Take a relaxing stroll along the towpath, hike the Great Glen Way long distance route, or climb Britain's highest mountain. Watch the Great Glen Ways video and you will be persuaded!'

Description from

Scottish Canals

See also

The Caledonian Canal Walks [Explore Inverness]

County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record464

Carnforth,

www.visitlancashire.com/dbimgs/Carnforth%20Canal%20Walks.pdf

Visits to the Website535
Overview

'Explore the glorious countryside near the Lancaster Canal'

Description from

Lancashire County Council, Lancaster City Council and the Lune Valley Initiative

County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1120

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