''Circular walk exploring the varied countryside south of the historic city of Lancaster.' See also the Note on the East Lancashire LDWA Site itself.
'A walk through Greenwich Park from the Blackheath Gate on Charlton Way (53 bus) to the Park Row Gate (adjacent National Maritime Museum). The meridian is marked in a number of places.'
Janet Digby London Footprints
Map of Greenwich Park [The Royal Parks]
'Between 1971 and 1998 Belfast City Centre was the setting for many tragic incidents of the sectarian conflict in Northern Ireland (The Troubles). This unique walking tour of the City Centre visits the actual sites of some of the most significant events.'
'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 ...'
'The walk begins at Chancery Lane underground station and ends at Tottenham Court Road underground station. The walk will take about three hours to complete, depending upon the time spent in gardens.'
'This walk explores some of Islington's many and varied squares and other garden spaces ... The full walk is about 7km (4 miles) long and takes about two to three hours to complete, depending upon the time spent in gardens.'
'Explores nearly 2000 years of London's history, with gardens built around Roman remains and church ruins, the gardens of city livery companies, and those made in churchyards and on bombsites after WW2.
'Be prepared is a very sensible approach to life so I would not suggest anyone attempting this walk without careful planning but even with the top in cloud and a section of the path covered in snow it was impossible to get lost ...'
'The Full Circle will take 4 to 5 hours. You can of course join or leave the route at various places ... '
Peter Andrew and Timothy Law
'A delightful walk through a delightful part of the county, The Abberley Circular Walk is a fantastic way of experiencing spectacular countryside. There is so much to see on this walk at any time of year.'
'Although the Abbey Flyer links two major population centres in South-West Hertfordshire, there are parts of the line that can still be described as truly rural, and when the sun is sunshine you may be pleasantly surprised just how nice this part of Hertfordshire can be!'
'The beautiful Yorkshire countryside, with its gently sloping hills, valleys and amazing scenic views, is home to some of England's greatest abbeys. The Abbey Trail links seven of these historic buildings at Kirkstall, Fountains, Byland, Rievaulx, Lastingham, Rosedale and Whitby into a great long distance path with an ecclesiastical and historical theme.'
The Abbey Trail by Clive Newsome (Sigma Press, 2003)
'Links up three famous Yorkshire Abbeys (Fountains Abbey, Jervaulx Abbey and Bolton Priory) as well as visiting three Yorkshire castles (Ripley, Bolton and Middleham).' Book obtainable from Dales Court Press
'A walk through history would be the best way to describe this lengthy ramble through rural Staffordshire. The walk takes you to the historic village of Abbots Bromley, where many traditional activities still thrive, before circling the famous woodlands of Bagot Forest, now owned by the Forestry Commission.'
'The Aber Valley, which was originally part of Glamorgan, but now in its post-mining era is part of the County Borough of Caerphilly, is made up of Abertridwr village and the more northerly village of Senghenydd both original mining communities with an extensive history of events that made the Valley what it is today. The valley has subsequently been in decline since the closure of the pits, the major employer in the area for over a century. This has continued, exacerbated by the economic decline within the valley itself ...'
'The vision for Aberdeen's Core Paths Plan is to "form a complete paths network throughout the City, encouraging healthy and sustainable access opportunities for all". The Core Paths Plan will form a key part of outdoor access provision and will help to support wider national, regional and local policy objectives on health, recreation, education, economic development, social inclusion, community development, sustainable transport and tourism.'
'The trails explore Aberdeen's cultural and natural heritage, improve access to the countryside, the urban area and promote walking for health.'
'A network of coastal and inland paths between Cullen in the North and St Cyrus in the South.'
Aberdeenshire Coastal Trail [Visit Scotland]
'There’s a whole world of wonderful walks out there in Aberystwyth and Ceredigion, and we're putting together a handy guide to help you get your boots muddy! With so much beautiful countryside to explore in the area, and with Snowdonia National Park only 30 minutes drive away Aberystwyth welcomes walkers, and provides the ideal base for a bit of exploring ...'
'The Access to Nature Cornwall Project is in essence about inspiring local people of all ages to learn more about and enjoy the natural spaces around them ... This website is a legacy for the project, creating a space in which users can continue to learn and interact with their local environment, and a place to keep you inspired in the future. The website has nature trail maps and activity packs for each town; bringing alive the nature and green spaces in and around the town you live in ...'
'Dartmoor has walks to suit everyone, no matter what your experience, level of fitness, or mobility. The Authority along with Dartmoor for All have produced the Easy-Going Dartmoor publication which can help those who are less mobile or who have very young children, make the most of what Dartmoor National Park has to offer.'
'This section of the Website highlights the countryside sites within Denbighshire, which provide differing levels of easier access routes for people with varying levels of mobility, allowing everyone the chance to explore the diverse and outstanding landscape of Denbighshire.'
'Like many towns in North East Lancashire, Accrington owed much of its growth and prosperity to the development of the textile industry - a fact reflected both in its architecture and design. Accrington's greatest development took place during the 19th century, growing rapidly from a small village of 3,000 people in 1801 to 10,000 by the middle of the century and reaching its peak in 1911 when it was an industrial town with 45,000 inhabitants.'
'For the last fifty years West Birmingham Hostelling Group and its successor, the Across Wales Walk Association, have organised the Across Wales Walk: an event now recognised as one of the regular classics of the challenge walking calendar ... The Across Wales Walk is open to both walkers and runners. Whilst we welcome those attempting completion in fast times, the event is not a race.' [And note the Section Across Wales Walk: The Hard Truth!] Usually held Early September.
'A look at the outstanding achievements of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, whose work led to improved transport ... The first section of the Grand Union Canal was opened in 1794. This walk passes two points of particular interest along it. The Hanwell Flight of six locks is an impressive 'staircase' that raises the canal 53ft (16m) in just over 600yds (549m). Three Bridges, although belonging to the railway age, also involves the canal. Here Brunel contrived a unique construction where rail, road and canal all cross each other.'
'Traffic free route that runs from Cwmbran in the south, through Pontypool and up to the Blaenavon World Heritage Site in the north.'
'Peaceful route through Leeds and out past Kirkstall Abbey, Bramley Fall, Rodley, Calverley Woods, Apperley Bridge, Buck Wood at Thackley, Shipley, Hirst Wood, Dowley Gap and the Three and Five Rise Locks at Bingley.'
'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.'
The Airedale Way by Douglas Cossar
'During the mid 18th century William Aislabie owned estates at Studley Royal, Laver Banks and Hackfall. He and other members of the Aislabie Family created a picturesque landscape to delight their guests and transported them by carriage and on horseback through this sublime countryside on byways and tracks ...'
'For cyclists and walkers along the former railway line between St Albans and Hatfield. It is an important link in the local sustainable transport network and forms part of Route 61 of the National Cycle Network.'
'Sets the town into its surrounding environment with the gently flowing River Arrow and villages of Exhall, Wixford and Oversley Green.' Note that the Download Trail document (foot of left-hand column) could not be downloaded.
Walking in and around Alcester 'Alcester has much to offer ramblers and walkers. There are great opportunities to explore the town, countryside and surrounding villages.' Unfortunately the four Walks formerly referenced here no longer seem accessible via the Alcester Website.
'Circular route in the north Wiltshire Downs, just 5½ miles (9km) southeast of the centre of Swindon.'
'This is the longest and perhaps most challenging and rewarding walk in the series, allowing walkers to enjoy isolated and remote countryside. There is considerable variety of landscape including woodland, lush meadows and the light terrain characteristic of the Suffolk Sandlings.'
Descriptions of sixteen places associated with the naturalist and evolutionist - many accompanied by a downloadable Audio Clip.
'Take a walk along this three hour audio trail and discover fascinating tales of young love and sibling rivalry and how the coal mining industry of the area made the Palmer-Morewood wealthy landowners ... The audio trail contains short excerpts taken from a series of interviews with local people who have knowledge and memories of places along the route.'
'A walk across Hampshire from Portchester to Winchester.'
Guidebook compiled by Richard Charles Kenchington Footpath Secretary of the Eastleigh Ramblers.
'This long distance trail, of anything between 45 and 60 miles, stretches the length of the Cumbrian District of Allerdale, from Seathwaite in the Lake District to Grune Point on the Solway Firth.'
Diary of a walk by Peter & Jeanne Donaghy, and John & Gillian Laidler during June 2005.
'Parkland, woodland, river valley and pastureland using footpaths and minor roads.'
'This short walk takes us around Alnmouth, explores the estuary of the River Aln, Hipsburn, Lesbury,Foxton Hall and back via Alnmouth golf course.' Note that the original Link referenced here seems to have disappeared.
'Alnmouth is a small, picturesque village situated at the mouth of the River Aln, on the Northumberland coast. It is located within the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which stretches from the Borders in the north to Amble in the south of the region ... Alnmouth Parish Council produced a guidebook of eleven walks around the picturesque village of Alnmouth. It is available from Tourist Information Centres.'
'The parkland estate of the Dukes of Northumberland, with an 18th-century prospect tower and two former monasteries.'
Walks & Trails [Northumberland Estates]
'A fairly challenging walk along a disused railway track, now a nature reserve, and through ancient woodland.'
'The Millennium Trail links footpaths around the town with illustrated boards that give information on the history of Alresford, its inhabitants, wildlife and countryside setting. The walk is about one mile and is suitable for wheelchair users and pushchairs.'
Roy Gentry About Alresford
'Long but gentle walk visiting Selborne and Chawton, which inspired Jane Austen (writer) and Gilbert White (naturalist).'
2011 update of entry in the Time Out Book of Country Walks Volume 2
'We hope you enjoy this walk around Alton in Hampshire looking at your surroundings and that it will enable you to form an opinion of "artistic" things in public spaces ... Things you may ask yourself about individual sculptures you discover may include - do you like its location; what is it made of; does it have a use; is it there simply to be looked at; can you climb on it; how would you describe it to a friend; how large (or small!) is it; is it old or new; does it depict a famous person or notable event.' Unfortunately the Website originally cited here was unobtainable at the time of Review; so I have replaced the Link.
Tony Cross and Claire Ewin
'This scenic new trail around the Alwen Reservoir follows the shoreline and takes you through forest plantations and up onto Mynydd Hiraethog with stunning landscape views from high on the moorland.'
'Walk through woodland, across farmland and along the towpath of the Ashby Canal. If you are looking for quiet relaxing enjoyment of the Leicestershire countryside, this walk will suit you.'
'Takes you over ancient packhorse passes, through bustling villages, alongside flashing waters, and to the tops of summits that visually give many Alpine peaks a run for their money.'
'This walk passes through some of the most beautiful countryside in Bedfordshire. Explore the well-wooded and undulating landscapes of the Greensand Ridge, which offers exhilarating views over the surrounding countryside ...'
'A walk and car trail in the Tredegar area - birthplace of the famous politician Aneurin (Nye) Bevan (1897-1960); Labour Member of Parliament for Ebbw Vale (1929-1960).'
'There are many ways to discover Suffolk's medieval churches but by bike or on foot you can savour the delights of the countryside at close quarters. There is a real sense of achievement to be had from walking or cycling between churches, quite apart from the gorgeous views on the way ... '
Angels & Pinnacles A Celebration of Suffolk Churches
'Walking trail following the county boundary of Norfolk and Suffolk, gently meandering from Great Yarmouth through to Thetford.'
'Selection of ten circular walks from every corner of the island ... short, hilly, coastal, heritage, walks beside Roman remains, porpoise and seal watching walks, bat, moth, wildlife and bird watching walks. All these walks have something in common. You will find some of the most captivating coastal scenery in Britain.'
'The Definitive Map and Statement are the legal record of the public's rights to use footpaths, bridleways and byways. Public rights of way mapping based on the Definitive Map is available using the Online Mapping application.'
'The Anglezarke Amble is a Challenge Walk taking in Rivington, Anglezarke and Turton Moors, through an area known locally as "Little Lake District". There is a choice of distances, either 16 or 24 miles.' Usually held Mid February.
'You can enjoy access rights responsibly on most land, but many people prefer to use paths. We have developed paths and path networks to make it easier for you to enjoy the outdoors. We have created path networks around the main towns, where most people live ... We have also prepared a Core Paths Plan for Angus. This identifies a basic framework of paths throughout Angus. Over the next few years we will try to signpost all the core paths and make them accessible.'
'The towns of Angus are well preserved, unspoiled and full of character and each has their own Heritage Trail showing many interesting buildings and features ... Whether you are looking to find out more about family from this area or would like to enjoy a fantastic heritage trail, we look forward to welcoming you to Angus.'
'Winds an enchanting course down the Vyrnwy valley from Pont Llogel to Pontrobert.The way marked route runs in harmony with sections of Glyndŵr's Way, giving walkers various options including a 16 mile figure-of-eight excursion from Pont Llogel, plus two circular walks from Pont Llogel or Pontrobert.'
'Annan's location on the Solway Firth has always been of great importance - today it is the site of the Annan Shore Walk '
The Walking Booklet: 'The Royal Burgh of Annan has a long colourful history, and these walks explore the history of the area as well as the rich countryside around the town. The walks take you along peaceful riverbanks, through woods and along the edge of the Solway Firth.'
'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.'
Sulwath Connections Landscape Partnership
'The annual 100 mile event is the LDWA's flagship event. Held every year in a different part of the country, to coincide with the Late May Bank Holiday, up to 500 people gather to walk 100 miles in 48 hours. In order to enter all these people will have completed a qualifying event beforehand. The first 100 mile event held was the Downsman 100 in 1973. Since then, with the exception of 2001 when foot and mouth closed the countryside, there has been an event every year.'
'Nearly 2,000 years ago, the Antonine Wall was the north-west frontier of the Roman Empire. Built on the orders of the Emperor Antoninus Pius in the years following AD 140, it ran for 40 Roman miles (60 km) from modern Bo'ness on the Firth of Forth to Old Kilpatrick on the River Clyde. Over time, the industrial and commercial heartland of Scotland has grown around it yet, unbelievably, one-third of its total length is still visible today. Archaeological excavations have demonstrated that much of the rest survives well beneath both fields and urban areas.'
The Antonine Wall Frontiers of the Roman Empire
'Insight into three of the most historic settlements in the Borough of Antrim ... Follow the trails and learn about the characters, events and places that that shaped Antrim, Randalstown and Crumlin.'
'The route is in place through permission of landowners. It is mostly off-road through fields which are usually grazed by sheep or cows. For safety reasons dogs are not allowed even if on a lead. Hills are exposed and mostly covered in heather or tussocky grasses. Good footwear and advance preparation are strongly advised.'
'The walk is situated adjacent to Antrim, a town steeped in history and with many places of interest. The aim of the walk is to encourage people of all ages to walk for leisure and good health.'
'Old coffin routes which were used in time past by burial parties going to Clachan Church at Applecross Bay. There are various cairns along the route which indicate where the procession would have rested and possibly drank to the deceased. They are both very long coffin roads and it is entirely understandable that people would need frequent rests along the way.'
'Applecross is an excellent location for coastal, mountain and forest walks, with a range of route lengths available to suit all levels of fitness and physical ability. The area's network of paths is being expanded and improved under the Partnership Scheme.'
'Why not go for a walk and then have lunch or tea at The Galley? We have six walks to choose from. All walks are on reasonably level ground, but some parts might be wet or soft under foot. Where possible the walks use circuits rather than out and back and alternative, often shorter, routes are given on some.'
'The Archaeological Way programme is aiming to develop an 11 mile (18.5km) multi-user trail between Pleasley Pit Country Park and Creswell Crags, to provide a key missing section of the Derbyshire - Nottinghamshire trails network. Phase 1, from South Shirebrook to Poulter Country Park, was opened to the public in spring 2015.'
'If you are a visitor to the area, or indeed a local and want to spend a little time finding out more about the history and heritage of the local towns and villages then the Walking Guides ... are perfect for you.'
Note As part of the translation of Ards Borough Council into Ards and North Down Borough Council, these Walking Guides should now be accessible via the Publications Section of the Visit Strangford Lough Website.
'Well signposted upland pathway of 24 miles from Barmouth in the south to Llandecwyn in the north. The route is divided into three sections, each with a leaflet; Southern: Barmouth to Tal y Bont (8 miles) Central: Tal y Bont to Harlech (13 miles) Northern: Harlech to Llandecwyn (12 miles).'
'The Way is mostly on quiet lanes, tracks, and pathways all of which are waymarked with the Buzzard logo. Please note there are no cafes or facilities along The Way.'
'Living history epitomises Ardwick, an area rich in architectural features and cultural heritage. Originally a small village and bounded by the River Medlock, Ardwick can trace its origins back to 1282. By the early 19th century, Ardwick was an elegant suburb and its Georgian splendour is still on show at Ardwick Green, alongside one of Manchester's oldest churches St Thomas's Church, built in 1741 ...'
Victoria Baths Neighbourhood Regeneration Project
'Arlesey is a Bedfordshire village situated in the Hiz valley within easy reach from Cambridgshire, Hertfordshire and beyond, by bus, train or car.'
Arlesey Conservation for Nature (ACORN)
'There are four circular walks which are colour coded, named (Hare, Gloucester Cattle, Skylark & Salmon) and are approximately 4.5 to 5 miles long, so allow about 2.5 hours for each one (or go crazy and do all four). The directions for all walks begin and end at the main map board, which is adjacent to the side wall of The Red Lion. All walks have kissing gates and bridges. It may be helpful to refer to the Ordnance Survey, Outdoor Leisure 14. What you see will vary from season to season. Some of the walks may be a little muddy at times but there will always be good cheer and hearty food and drink available back at The Red Lion when you return.'
Arlingham and the River Severn, Gloucestershire [Christopher Somerville]
'Since 1972 the Arlington Bluebell Walk and Farm Trail has developed into seven interesting walks over three working farms.' Latest Dates 2 April - 8 May 2016.
'Armagh is the oldest City in Ireland, and with that comes a lot of history, myth and legend. Armagh City was effectively established by Saint Patrick back in 445AD, this event was to have a profound effect on the City's future development.'
'Like many historic cities, the best way to see Armagh City is on foot, from its hilltop cathedrals and narrow city streets, to its open Demesne and historic ancient fortress ...'
'A short walk around some of Bennett’s fictional locations in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent.'
'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
'Objective was to create a reasonably long walking trail that would take ramblers through some of the most attractive parts of the Mid-Wirral peninsula and, at the same time, keep road-walking down to a minimum.'
'The Arun and Rother Connections (ARC) Project 'is a landscape-scale project being delivered by a partnership made up of seven organisations. The main aim of the project is to promote a rich and thriving river system where wildlife flourishes and where people value and enjoy the landscape and natural and cultural heritage of the Arun and Rother rivers and their surrounding environment in West Sussex'.
'The River Rother flows from Empshott in Hampshire, England, to Stopham in West Sussex, where it joins the River Arun.'
'An interesting walk on good paths following the route of the royal procession from Ascot through Windsor Great Park and offering a "surprise" view of Windsor Castle.'
One of 15 Car-Free Walks Around Reading.
Supporters of Oxfam
'Circular walk of about two miles starting from Stadhampton. It takes in the attractive parkland that was once part of the Dormer family estate.'
Beautiful England Walks and Photos
'Now forming part of the new National Forest, this area was once an industrial landscape, ravaged by mining. The route runs from Measham to Moira passing through countryside which is rich in social and industrial history ...'
'A green link from the city centre to Ashton-under-Lyne, bordered by an interesting mix of modern and industrial architecture. Improvements to the towpath have made it into a pleasant route, accessible to walkers, cyclists and wheelchair users.'
'There are countless places to walk from Auchendean. So many that they can't possibly be listed, but here are a few of our own favourite walks to whet your appetite! Click on the links for more details of each walk or look at this excellent site - WalkHighlands.'
'A walk through ancient history on the gorgeous chalk downlands of Salisbury Plain.'
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