'This booklet was produced by the Stepping Stones Project, based at Leicestershire County Council and Active Together at Oadby and Wigston Borough Council. The booklet contains 10 lunchtime walks (1hr or less) within the Borough that range from the treed avenues of the University area to the countryside on your doorstep.'
Six short walks around and about the campus of the University of Leicester.
'Oakham, the county town of Rutland, is a classic English market town, mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086. It has a castle, market place, butter cross and stocks, a famous old school, all in close association with a magnificent parish church and arranged in a rectangular shape around which the town has grown ...'
Six walks around and about the local bus Route 41, operated by Sargeants: 1 - Walton to Kington; 2 - Titley to Kington; 3 - Presteigne to Kington; 4 - Norton to Knighton; 5 - Knucklas to Knighton; 6 - Five Turnings to Knighton. Note that these specific Walks no longer seem to be promoted on the (re-engineered) 'Shropshire Walking' Website - but you might be able to download details from the Offa's Dyke Path National Trail or Car Free Walks Websites.
'We are an independent voluntary organisation that provides information and other services to people who enjoy exploring the heritage and countryside of the England-Wales border. We seek to promote and protect the 1200-year-old Offa's Dyke and the Offa's Dyke Path.'
Offa's Dyke Path [National Trails]
'This route was originally a Waggonway coming from Cowdenbeath and Crossgates to St David's Harbour in Inverkeithing Bay. It was used to export coal and minerals from the mines around Cowdenbeath and Crossgates for shipping from Inverkeithing. The Fordell Railway was still in use in 1939.'
'This page is designed to give you a taste of old Harwich by showing you a few of its old buildings in a route that should take you about 30 minutes on foot. '
'Walk from Amesbury which follows footpaths to Old Sarum giving good views across Salisbury to the famous Cathedral spire. The return route crosses the beautiful Woodford Valley.'
'Does a complete circle around Salisbury. The route uses existing public roads, public rights of way and some newly created permitted paths. Some sections of the footpath are waymarked by a metal plate attached to wooden posts which show a picture of the cathedral spire.'
Old Sarum Way [GPS Cycling & Walking Routes]
'To celebrate our twenty-fifth anniversary we published a book containing 25 of our favourite walks. We have now decided to publish these walks on our web site so they will be available for all to enjoy ... If you have enjoyed one or more of these walks why not show your appreciation by making a donation to Oldham Mountain Rescue ?'
'There are some areas of Oldham where you can enjoy the land without having to stay on footpaths. Most of these open access areas are moorland and common land within the hills of the South Pennines.'
'A number of pieces of art have been installed along the length of the Huddersfield Canal through Oldham, to reflect images of life on the canal. These have been designed by a number of local artists, with the inspiration from local school children. They fall into three areas: gateways features along the length of the canal, a mural in Dobcross and play areas in Diggle.'
'In 2015 the Oldham Way is to be relaunched with hopefully our Real Oldham Way being adopted, thereby removing the road sections and perambulating through Moston Brook which is well on the way to be a new country park!'
'This page is for those who like to walk on the coast but prefer round walks to linear ones. This is the format: descriptions, Oliver's Diary, detailed route directions, GPS data and information about parking, refreshments, interest etc. As at November 2015 a total of 46 walks are included here, listed in a counter-clockwise direction, starting at Northcott Mouth, and finishing at Kingsand. From time to time I shall add other walks, probably in a random order ...'
'This is the (almost) complete guide to the Cornish Coast Path. It carries Descriptions of each of 36 suggested stages, Oliver's Diary, Notes of Interest on and off the Coast Path, GPS Data and Useful Information on parking, transport, refreshments and more. Where possible I have included features on places of interest along the way ... '
'Where can Games-goers in need of a few hours' escape find a decent walk in varied surroundings that's only a hop, skip and jump away from Olympic Park? Opting for the bustle of markets and the open atmosphere of London's waterways, we set off in search of breakfast at a market stall, a chat with the animals in the city farm and some quality idling by canal and river.'
'The Visitor to Omagh will absorb quite a bit of the town's history and character in the course of this little walk, which should take about an hour. Omagh has been a market town, a garrison town, and the county town of Tyrone since 1768 ...'
'Feed your curiosity with over 200 gardens to explore in this magical two-day event. Gardens range from the historic and traditional to the new and experimental and can be discovered across 27 London boroughs.' Latest Dates 18-19 June 2016.
'This is our own annual challenge event with a choice of three distances - 30, 24 or 14 miles. It is based in Cilcain near Mold and is highly regarded attracting upwards of 100 participants most years.' Latest Date 17 September 2016.
'The Core Paths Plan includes a suite of maps showing the core paths for each area or island. The Plan and accompanying maps can be viewed by following the links ...'
'The Land Reform Scotland Act 2003 requires each Local Authority to set up at least one Local Access Forum to advise it, any other person or body who asks for advice, on issues that arise in relation to the management of outdoor access. Local Access Forums have a key role to play in outdoor access. It is hoped they will become valued new local institutions – independent, expert and trusted – that can help access authorities, land managers and access users.'
'Covering most of Orkney, these guides offer a variety of walks taking in historical sites, dramatic scenery, wildlife and things you might find along the way. Easy to follow maps along well established paths and trails.' Unfortunately the Website originally referenced here seems no longer available; so I have replaced the Link.
'Follows the River Great Ouse between Buckingham and Milton Keynes.'
'We have created a series of archaeology audio trails around the Yorkshire Dales ... Our aims are to increase your enjoyment of the Yorkshire Dales and to help you understand more about the unique cultural landscape of the area created through the interactions of people and nature over thousands of years.'
'Cardiff's parks and green spaces make this one of the greenest cities in the UK ... With the Taff Trail passing through a number of parks and green spaces, it provides opportunities for circular walks. These include Bute Park, Hamadryad Park, Cardiff Bay Wetland Reserve, Hailey Park, and Forest Farm Country Park ... '
'Walking route along the higher ground around the outside of the original Aylesbury Ring to produce a walk with goods views through pleasant countryside and passing through many of our delightful villages and towns.'
'Walker Dunelm is Inside Croydon‘s non-resident rambler who has devised, and walked, a series of countryside ambles in and around the local area. To help you plan your local rambles, we have collated ... links to each of the walk articles.'
'A linear walk through the North Downs from Woldingham station to Hurst Green station, passing the historic High Street in Old Oxted and Oxted Mill.'
'Designed to guide the visitor through the city's most attractive and historic streets, the map is an introduction to Oxford's architecture and a celebration of the development of the city over a thousand years.'
The Oxford Canal is 'a long-distance route, following the towpath for 77 miles from Oxford to Hawkesbury. The gentle engineering of the canal, with few lock flights, means that the walking is always easy, and the scenery is stunning'. The Walk itself can (also) begin 'near Hawkesbury Village at Hawkesbury Junction, also known as Sutton Stop, where it connects with the Coventry Canal, four miles from the centre of Coventry'.
Oxford Canal [Canal Guide]
'Oxfordshire has featured in many blockbuster films and TV programmes over the years. Follow in the famous footsteps of Harry Potter, Inspector Morse, Lyra and others and explore some of those magical locations around the city and county. Download a trail ...'
'CPRE Oxfordshire created the 50 mile circular walk as part of its 75th birthday celebrations, and to highlight the importance of the Green Belt, which was created around Oxford 50 years ago.'
'Since its foundation in 1926, Oxford Preservation Trust has sought to protect Oxford's green setting for the benefit of all. The Trust now owns over 900 acres of land in and around Oxford - some let to tenants and some maintained by the Trust as public amenity land. Public access is encouraged where ever this is compatible with good land management and practice. In keeping with sound environmental management much of our land is grazed for at least part of the year.'
'These pages describe three walks around Oxford. Each walk explores different aspects of the history and architecture of both the city and the university.'
Unfortunately, the original Link for this Entry seems to have disappeared; so I am pointing you to an alternative ...
'OCAF meets two to three times per year and main meetings are open to the public ... Expressions of interest for new members are always welcomed all through the year.'
'Full day walking expeditions in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside with a qualified walking group leader. Included in the adult ticket price is your informative educational booklet to the expedition and your transport to and from the start point.' Also offer expeditions at a range of destinations nationally (and internationally).
'Winds through Oxfordshire from Bourton-on-the-Water in Gloucestershire to the banks of the River Thames in Henley.'
'Oxhey Woods Local Nature Reserve in South Oxhey, Watford, consists of approximately 100 hectares of principally, ancient semi-natural woodland, much of which has been wooded since the last ice age some 10,000 years ago. The woods contain a number of walking routes ranging in difficulty, but the highlight is a one kilometre easy access trail ...'
'A fun day out exploring the beautiful countryside in and around the Skelmanthorpe and Deffer Wood area.'
'A project to walk or run all the paths of Oxfordshire and to provide web pages documenting the paths. By path, I mean a public right of way. But I'll have to walk/run other highways to get to these paths ... Oxfordshire County Council say there are 2600 miles of paths.'
'This woodland walk takes you over Esher and Oxshott Commons in Surrey through surprisingly wild peaceful country, considering its proximity to London and the A3 trunk road. The walk can be shortened after Esher Common by a more direct route straight back to the car park.'
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