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Category Adur & Worthing
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'In 2007, Adur District Council and Worthing Borough Council took the decision to work in partnership. The original goal was to create a single, senior officer structure and shared services across the two councils and to deliver savings and efficiencies for both councils. This innovative, groundbreaking project, the first of its kind nationally, was supported from the start by Improvement and Efficiency South East who, since then, have gone on to share this approach with many other councils regionally and nationally ...'

Category Allerdale
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'Specially designed "doorstep walk" guides have been created which suggest simple walking routes in each of the towns in the borough. All the suggested walking routes are are easily accessible and follow good footpaths. The aim is to encourage people to do at least 150 minutes of gentle exercise per week to improve their overall health.'

Category Amber Valley
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'The Amber Valley area offers many opportunities for walkers, horse riders and cyclists of all abilities to get out and about.  There's a wide variety of way-marked routes that include spectacular scenery, quaint villages and fascinating local history.'

Category Arun
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Access to details of the wide range of 'green spaces' throughout the Arun District, including: Beautiful Parks, Cemeteries, Community Orchards and Local Nature Reserves.

Category Ashfield
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'The district consists of three towns and many smaller villages situated in beautiful countryside that offers expansive views, especially from the highest points in Nottinghamshire, which sit within Ashfield.'

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'Discover Barrow on Foot, a selection of walking leaflets are available here for you to download ...'

Category Basildon
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'Crays Hill, Little Burstead, North Benfleet, Ramsden Crays circular walks. Norsey Wood, Wat Tyler Nature Trails.'

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'Walking is one of the best physical activities you can do and there are many opportunities available. Whether you want to walk and talk with a group of like minded people at a leisurely pace or take a more energetic walk on your own in some of the borough's beautiful open spaces and countryside there is plenty of guidance to get you going.'

Category Bassetlaw
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'Bassetlaw District Council, Clumber Park National Trust and Bassetlaw PCT have joined up to promote the Department of Health Change4Life message to "Eat Well, Move More and Live Longer!" The Walking in Bassetlaw ... booklet contains information on Health Walks, Independent Walks, Cycling, Pedometer Loan Scheme and much more ...'

Category Blaby
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'The Council has a wide range of fantastic green spaces, these provide the opportunity for an enjoyable walk, a family day out and to keep in touch with nature.'

Category Bolsover
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'Set amongst attractive countryside, the district is served by a network of accessible trails and walks. These walks meander through towns and villages incorporating disused railway tracks and public rights of way. Each trail has its own information leaflet detailing each walk and highlighting the interesting features en-route.'

Category Brentwood
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Find a local park or countryside site ... Keep active ... Stay safe, healthy and well ...

Category Broadland
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'Broadland is one of the most beautiful districts in the country, made up of many contrasting landscapes. To the east lies part of the world famous Broads, Britain's finest wetland with some two hundred kilometres of navigable waterways. To the west you can explore the gentle rolling landscapes and many beautiful unspoilt villages, with picturesque flint cottages, churches and houses.'

Category Bromsgrove
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'Bromsgrove has over 70 parks and open spaces, these range from small pretty gardens for sitting and relaxing, woodland areas for long walks and rambling to formal town parks ...'

Category Broxtowe
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'Explore the beautiful borough of Broxtowe on foot  ...'

Category Burnley
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'Why not put your best foot forward and take a walk around some of Lancashire’s forgotten countryside. Burnley has some great walks for everyone. Whether you want an easy ramble or a more strenuous hike the waymarked footpaths that criss-cross Burnley reveal historic landscapes, hidden valleys and beautiful views.'

See also

Explore Burnley

Category Carlisle
Type of Website
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'There are many miles of footpaths running through Carlisle’s green spaces, creating safe and well-maintained corridors for you to explore a very green Carlisle. Many of these green spaces are connected by an extensive public rights of way network, meaning that you can walk from one side of the city to another easily, often without needing to walk near busy roads.

Category Charnwood
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Access PDFs of about a score of walks around and about Charnwood; also a number of related documents.

Category Cherwell
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'We publish a pack of 12 full colour circular walk leaflets to aid exploration of hidden North Oxfordshire.'

Category Chorley
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'There are many significant parks and open spaces in the Borough covering over 300 hectares, many of which have historical connections. Together with river valleys, country parks and nature reserves they offer a wide variety of leisure activities.'

Category Copeland
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'Copeland is very well placed for walking. You can enjoy an amble around one of the many villages and hamlets or undertake something more challenging like the "coast to coast walk". With most of the borough within the Lake District National Park you are guaranteed great countryside and endless opportunities for refreshment stops and overnight accommodation.'

Category Corby
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'You will find lots of useful information about how you can become more active through walking and appreciate what Corby Borough has to offer in the way of local parks and open spaces.'

 

ALERT This Entry originally contained Links to details of the 34-mile Around Corby Walk. See instead now the description in GPS Cycle and Walking Routes.

 

ALERT Also, the Corby Area is now serviced by  North Northamptonshire Council.

See also

Around Corby [GPS Cycle and Walking Routes]

Category Craven
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'Great walking routes are spread across the whole of Craven. Gentle town and village trails explore the heritage and hidden treasures of Craven. Circular walks, from a short riverside stroll to a day out on the fells, an ideal way to venture into the surrounding countryside, or take the bus or train and walk back. Strenuous day walks and challenges are for the more adventurous include the Three Peaks, a 26 mile walk over the summits of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough.' ALERT A Section 'Walking in Craven' seems no longer to be accessible via the Council Website.

Category Crawley
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Gardens and Parks 'Crawley has eight well-kept gardens for residents and visitors to enjoy' ... Nature Conservation 'Explore our nature conservation areas and discover the many different species of plants and animals.'

Category Derbyshire Dales
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'Picturesque villages and bustling market towns with historic buildings, speciality shops and local produce ...wooded valleys overlooked by spectacular crags and cut by sparking rivers. The Derbyshire Dales has all of this - a perfect choice for a day out, a weekend break or a longer holiday.'

Category East Devon
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Comprehensive guide to East Devon's countryside sites and events from the East Devon Countryside Team.

See also

Countryside Annual Review [East Devon District Council] (PDF)

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'The small towns and villages stand in an area of natural beauty, with winding country lanes, nestling in shallow valleys of many rivers and streams that criss-cross the District ...'

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'A network of footpaths and bridleways allow you to plan anything from a short walk to a full days hike. '

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'A Warm Welcome awaits you in East Staffordshire, the home of St. George's Park, The National Brewery Centre and Capital of The National Forest ... Hand in hand with the industrial heritage of Burton upon Trent, you will discover some of the most beautiful countryside in the Midlands with lush fields and pretty villages, award-winning restaurants and cosy pubs alongside the River Trent and our meandering canal network.'

Category Epsom & Ewell
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'The Borough of Epsom & Ewell is very fortunate in having large areas of countryside set aside as public open space ... The Borough also has many parks, the main ones being shown ...'

Category Erewash
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The River Erewash 'gives its name to the Erewash Valley, which has a rich industrial history, and the local government district and borough of Erewash, which was named after the river when the former borough of Ilkeston and urban district of Long Eaton were united with some of the surrounding rural areas in 1974'.

Category Exeter
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Overview

Exeter Walking Map [PDF] ... Self-guided Walks.

Category Fareham
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'There are a number of self-guided walks around the Borough, varying in difficulty and duration.'

Category Fylde
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Tranquil Rural Beauty 'Surrounding Lytham and St Anne's, this unspoiled scenery should not be missed. You’ll find hamlets, small villages and market towns each one with their own attraction and many tracing back hundreds of years ...'

See also

Visit Lytham St Annes

Category Gosport
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Includes access to descriptions of some two dozen Parks and Open Spaces throughout the Borough of Gosport.

Category Harborough
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'There are lots of fantastic walking routes in the local area and we can help you find the perfect walks for you.'

Category Harrogate
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'The Harrogate district has an abundance of green space. A wide variety of parks, gardens and open spaces offer landscaped areas, floral beds, nature trails or green open space for relaxation or play ...'

Category Hart
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'The Hart district has a wealth of outstanding countryside and open spaces. The council’s Countryside Services manages many of North Hampshire’s important nature reserves and wildlife areas. There are some excellent natural habitats to visit including heathland, woodlands, wet meadows, marshes and Hampshire’s largest fresh water lake at Fleet Pond. Whether you are looking for somewhere to take a stroll or would like to take part in a guided walk, Hart’s open spaces have something for you.'

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'We have produced a set of maps based around the following main business sites in Hinckley, offering walks of varying lengths and based around Hinckley’s main business sites. The walks are designed to easily fit into your day, for example your lunch break, to help you improve your health: [1] Harrowbrook Industrial Estate - - - : [2] Wheatfield Industrial Estate - - - : [3] Sketchley Meadows Industrial Estate - - - : [4] Nutts Lane/Logix Industrial Estate - - - : [5] Hinckley Town Centre'

Category Huntingdonshire
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Parks, Nature Reserves and Green Spaces around and about Huntingdon. There should also be access here to an extensive Huntingdonshire District Council Countryside Guide - but note that this is dated 2008.

Category Hyndburn
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'Here in Hyndburn, nestling in the foothills of the western edge of the Pennines, we’re lucky to have right here on our doorstep lots of stunning countryside, moorland hills, woodlands, meadows, parks and open spaces, many among the best in the UK.'

Category Maidstone
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Walk Maidstone:  (1) Around the Town  'We’ve put together a pack with eight different walks around Maidstone. They’re a great way to explore the different areas of the town, each with their own character and feel.';  (2) Along the River  'We’ve been working with the Medway Valley Countryside Partnership and have put together three walks that run along the river.'

Category Malvern Hills
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Overview

'On foot, hitting the trail, rambling…is there any better way to experience the Malverns than heading out for a walk in some of England’s finest countryside? We don’t think so, which is why we’ve put together a fantastic range of downloadable walks and a walking app highlighting some of the best of the area.'

Category Mole Valley
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'Mole Valley lies at the heart of the Surrey Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The area is served by an extensive network of footpaths and is well known as a centre for excellent walking ... Mole Valley District Council has been involved in promoting recreational routes throughout the district. Routes lead from the towns into the surrounding countryside to the North Downs and Greensand Hills with ample opportunity to picnic in the beautiful landscape or to use the village pubs.'

Category Monmouthshire
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'There are many walks and trails to help you explore the countryside, villages and market towns of rural Monmouthshire. Many of the long distance routes can be walked in full, in stages or adapted to be circular walks ... Local routes include the Usk Valley Walk, the Three Castles Trail and the Monnow Valley Walk. A selection of existing circular walking routes across Monmouthshire and the Wye Valley are available ... ' Note At the time of Review details of a Monmouthshire Walking Toolkit were not accessble.

Category New Forest
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'Wild ponies and cattle, together with the diverse landscape, draw many people to the New Forest for walking. There are a number of walks to take in the New Forest. Many of the routes are clearly marked and there are places of interest to visit along the way. Leaflets on walking are available from the New Forest Visitor Information Centre ...' (or download PDFs of five Walking Routes in the New Forest).

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'Our district has a wealth of woodlands, parkland, heath and countryside for you to explore on foot ... As well as lots of routes and paths for you to explore, there are various walking and rambling groups who embark on organised walks and trips around the countryside, which you're welcome to join.'

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'There are many fantastic trails throughout the district, some easy going low level walks, to the more adventurous peaks of Ashover Tor. There are footpaths suitable for all ages and abilities with breathtaking views to be had. When visiting our area don't forget to snap the countryside, public houses and other features which can be sent to us to share on our social media accounts.'

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'Explore North Herts using walks and cycle routes.'

Category North Kesteven
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''Discover a variety of countryside scenes, ancient woodlands and delightful villages.'

Category Rother
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'There are many opportunities to enjoy green open space in the District. Rother District Council manages a variety of open spaces as do the District's Town and Parish Councils ... Most of Rother is designated for its quality countryside with a good network of quiet roads and public footpaths to explore ... Rother is home to some of the most stunning coastline on the South Coast and generations of families have enjoyed days out and holidays here for many years.'

Category Rugby
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Parks and Open Spaces 'Rugby Borough Council manages more than 300 hectares of leisure open space throughout the borough.'

Category Runnymede
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Explore our Borough  'Runnymede Rivers ... Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspaces (SANGs) ... Visit Our Parks ... Walking Routes'

Category Rushcliffe
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'Rushcliffe is largely rural, with a diverse landscape. Fragments of wildlife-rich habitats are found within the farmed landscape, woodland areas, ponds, the Grantham Canal and small pockets of species-rich grassland.'

Category Ryedale
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'Ryedale’s natural landscape is stunning, varied and perfect for walkers of all abilities ... We commissioned a series of trail maps, with driving directions and detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you. These are all available to download from our partner AllTrails.com – enjoy!'

Category Sedgemoor
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Parks & Open Spaces including details of: Barrow Dunes Local Nature Reserve ;  Wildlife & Biodiversity.

Category Sefton
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'Walking Routes and Ideas'

Category Selby
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Access to details of a wide range of walks and walking locations around and about Selby.

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'With a National Park and two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, pretty market towns and a dramatic coastline, Somerset West and Taunton offers visitors some of the finest landscapes in South West England to explore and enjoy. It is the perfect place for outdoor activities, and has a number of great attractions, exceptional accommodation, shopping and events to discover.'

Category South Derbyshire
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'South Derbyshire has large areas of picturesque open countryside that is popular with those who want less strenuous walking. For those seeking more challenging terrain, the Peak District is just a short drive away.'

Category South Holland
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'South Holland is a wonderful District to explore on foot.  There is a good network of footpaths and quiet country lanes that enables both the casual explorer and the outdoor enthusiast to enjoy the open farmland and waterside areas of the District ... From short circular village routes to long river bank trails there is something for all ages and abilities.  Together they offer an insight into the beautiful landscape that the District has to offer.'

Category South Norfolk
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'Download maps of walking and cycling routes where you can get out and enjoy the South Norfolk countryside.'

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'Details of countryside, canalside, village and town footpaths and walking trails can be found ... '  ALERT The South Northamptonshire Area is now administratively part of West Northamptonshire Council

Category South Ribble
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'There are a range of walks and rambles of varying lengths which have been prepared in locations within South Ribble.'

Category St Albans
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'We provide and maintain around 60 Green Spaces and play areas across the City and District of St Albans. Our green assets, including parks, play areas and nature conservation sites are a great place to relax and unwind.'

Category Stafford
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'Walking is free and you can choose to do it at your own pace, with someone else or in a group. You may be trying to gain or build confidence to go for a walk, or want to explore Stafford Borough and find varied, beautiful routes on your doorstep. This webpage is intended to direct you to information and support; to help engage and connect you with your local community at a pace that you feel comfortable with.'

 

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'The Horticulture Service manages 17 walks covering 108 miles of the Staffordshire Moorlands with dedicated walk leaflets. These can be downloaded...'

Category Surrey Heath
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Review of Walks and Walking Services within the District - including accessibility information for some of the Walks.

Category Tendring
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'Tendring has beautiful countryside, rural areas and villages to explore.'

Category Test Valley
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'If you are keen to explore the beautiful Test Valley, there is no better way than to go by foot or cycle ... '

Category Thurrock
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Access to details of the Parks and Countryside in Thurrock, as well as Walking related activities.

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'Tonbridge and Malling has everything you need for a great day out: Visit our country parks; Visit woods and walks; Areas of Outstanding Beauty; Visit Tonbridge Castle ...'

Category Warrington
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'Health walks ... Self-guided walks ... Parks and nature walks ... Trail walks ... Public rights of way.'

Category West Devon
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'West Devon is home to many popular walking routes suitable for all. From flat, short strolls to longer walks, whichever route you choose, they all pass through stunning scenery and can easily be linked to visitor attractions and accommodation.'

Category West Lancashire
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'The Parks and Countryside Service plan and organise a number of guided walks throughout the year. These take place at locations throughout West Lancashire and vary in length from short 1hr long health walks between 1-3 miles in length to all day country hikes that can be anything up to 12 miles long. We have created maps and route information for some of these walks and you can find them here.'

Category West Lindsey
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'There is so much to see in West Lindsey and a great way of experiencing this is by walking and cycling around the various routes in the area ... The walks are in and around the various towns in West Lindsey and include the history and beauty of the area.'

Category Wyre
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Overview

'Wyre Council has put together a programme of activities designed to encourage people to improve their health and wellbeing and explore the natural and cultural heritage of Wyre. There's something for everyone including guided walks, health walks, wildlife walks, green activities, fun activities for families, heritage walks, park activities and open days.'

Category Wyre Forest
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'We are fortunate to have some beautifully picturesque areas in Wyre Forest in which to walk. Whether you walk to get somewhere or just to enjoy your surroundings, prefer to walk with a guide or do your own thing we have brought together a selection of links and information for you to explore.'

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