Civil Parishes in England

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The Category Civil Parishes in England is a subset of Civil Parishes and Communities. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all of the Civil Parishes in England which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

www.abbertonandlangenhoepc.org.uk

Overview

'Walks around the Parish of Abberton & Langenhoe by our Footpath Officer.'

Description from

Gordon Davis

www.abbotslangley-pc.gov.uk/footpath-walks/

Overview

Local Footpath Walks 'Eight walks around the Parish. Of varying lengths, the walks take in many of the local points of interest. Easy maps and directions, along with historical background make this an ideal guide for newcomers to the area, or for those that want to know more about the local area and its history.'

www.alburyparish.info

Overview

'Albury has much to offer the visitor, but the surrounding countryside is also of special interest to walkers and to those on horseback. There are well marked bridle paths over the heaths and the footpaths, too, are well signposted.'

www.appletonpc.org.uk/footpaths.html

Overview

'Appleton Parish Council asked us to provide some circular walks that residents can enjoy by walking from the Parish Hall. They are intended to entice you to see some or even all of the network of paths within the Parish ... '

www.choosehowyoumove.co.uk/walks/asfordby-parish-walks-walk-1/

Overview

'Asfordby Parish consists of three villages, Asfordby, Asfordby Valley and Asfordby Hill, which are situated to the north of the River Wreake near to the market town of Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire ... Land to the south of Asfordby is characterised by water meadows and wash-land areas while the valley setting is emphasised by rising, mainly pasture, land to the north.'

Description from

Choose How You Move

www.astoncantlow.com/clubs-groups/sports-fitness/walking/

Overview

'Aston Cantlow Parish is a beautiful place to walk in the countryside and it is excellent exercise to help to keep you fit & healthy ... You can download lots of local walks from Aston Cantlow in PDF format that were produced in conjunction with the Aston Cantlow Parish Path Volunteers.'

www.baildontowncouncil.gov.uk/local-publications.html

Overview

'Baildon is a fantastic place to walk. Although Skipton claims the title "Gateway to the Dales", many think that Baildon could just as easily hold that accolade.'

www.barnackparishcouncil.org

Overview

Descriptions of a series of circular walks issued by Parishes in Barnack Ward.

www.barringtonvillage.btck.co.uk/Footpathsandwalks

Overview

'Barrington has an extensive network of public rights of way / footpaths which are maintained by a small group of volunteers ... Maps of the footpaths can be found in the church and a large display can be found outside the church and at the village hall. A number of circular walks from Barrington with maps can be accessed ...'

www.berkhamstedtowncouncil.gov.uk/town-guide.html

Overview

'Berkhamsted lies on the western edge of Hertfordshire, bordering the Chiltern Hills ... Together with the adjoining village of Northchurch it is separated from other towns and villages by lovely countryside, all of it in the Metropolitan Green Belt and much of it classified as being an area of outstanding natural beauty.'

www.bostonspapc.org.uk/Local_Walks_26749.aspx

Overview

'The Parish Council has published a selection of circular walks which ... you will be able to print off and take with you on your walk. They are all included in the new Welcome Pack which we hope to give to all newcomers to the village. ...'

www.boxleyparishcouncil.org.uk/walks.php

Overview

Download from the Website PDFs of walks around and about Boxley: 'You can leave your comments and feedback about each of the walks using the feedback form provided.'

Note also: Vinters Valley Nature Reserve 'is your local wildlife oasis tucked away between the Vinters Park and Grove Green housing estates and also close to Vinters Community School ... You are welcome to visit on any day of the year and spend some time exploring the reserve on one of the many pathways provided, or just to sit and breathe in the quiet atmosphere on one of the seats dotted around the reserve'.

Walderslade Woodlands 'There are numerous paths, and you can spend hours peacefully walking along them, imagining that you are deep in rural Kent rather than just a few hundred metres from a motorway.'

broadhembury-pc.gov.uk/?page=parish-footpaths

Overview

'The East Devon parish of Broadhembury, with a population of some 700, lies partly within the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). It includes the historic and picturesque village of Broadhembury and surrounding hamlets of Kerswell, Luton, Colliton and Dulford.'

www.brockworth-pc.gov.uk/Brockworth-Parish-Council/brockworth_walks-23...

Overview

'Walking leaflets are available from Brockworth Community Centre, or download ...' Five circular walks of from 2.5 to 5.0 miles.

www.bromhamwiltshire.org/the-village/4584197583

Overview

'There are some excellent walks around the village and its surroundings, detailed in a booklet developed by the Bromham Footpaths Group. This is a band of dedicated walkers who meet every Thursday morning and spend a couple of hours exploring and re-visiting our byways and footpaths before returning to a local hostelry for tales of derring-do!'

stocksfieldpc.org.uk/localinformation/walks

Overview

'A guide to some interesting and pleasant walks in and around the villages of Broomley and Stocksfield, Northumberland. All the walks described on this page start at Stocksfield Station.'

www.bmpc.info/footpaths.html

Overview

'The parish of Buckland Monachorum is located between Plymouth and Tavistock about 10 miles north of Plymouth city centre and on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park within the Borough of West Devon ... Part of the parish falls within the National Park and the rest of it is within the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.'

See also

Buckland Abbey, Garden & Estate [National Trust]

www.buckleburyparish.org/about-bucklebury/walks

Overview

'Bucklebury is a village and civil parish in West Berkshire, England. The village is about 5 miles (8 km) north-east of Newbury and ranges between 1 and 3 miles north of the A4 road. It has a population of 2,066. Bucklebury Common is just over 1 square kilometre (0.39 sq mi) and is one of the major village commons in the ceremonial and historic county of Berkshire.'

See also

Bradfield, Bucklebury, Stanford Dingley [Fancy Free Walks] (PDF)

burrator.gov.uk/walks-in-the-parish/

Overview

'Here, we have detailed a few walks that have been walked by Parish Councillors over the years ... Burrator is one of the largest and most sparsely populated Parished in England, over 5945 hectares. Ancient manors and hamlets are found at Hoo Meavy, Meavy Barton, Goodameavy, Lovaton and Welltown. There are four larger settlements within the Parish: Meavy, Sheepstor, Dousland and Walkhampton.'

burwashparish.org.uk/local-walks/

Overview

'We have miles of footpaths and bridle ways in the Parish and all will take you through beautiful, rolling countryside ... I have almost 20 walks starting from Burwash with many of them connecting the local villages. There are a mixture of long and shorter walks some of which intertwine, but each have their own character. I decided it would be a good idea to share the walks and by creating a Website it would give all fellow walkers the opportunity to enjoy the wonderful scenery and views available in this area.'

Description from

Burwash Parish Council

www.cawthorne.org.uk/Local_Walks_8159.aspx

Overview

'If Cawthorne was situated in the Cotswolds or even the Yorkshire Dales, it would be a tourist "honeypot", as it is it remains one of South Yorkshire's treasures and a vital lung for the more developed local areas.'

www.clevedon.gov.uk/visitors.aspx

Overview

Visitor information for Clevedon, including access to PDFs of two Heritage Walks: [1] Beach, pier and conservation area - - - : [2] St Andrew's Church and Poet's Walk

www.coleorton.org.uk/walks_and_footpaths.html

Overview

'The parish of Coleorton has an extensive network of public footpaths. Some say this is because workers at Coleorton Hall would walk the shortest distance across the fields from their outlying cottages. But looking at some of the footpaths on the map they seem much more random. We also have parts of The Ivanhoe Way which is a circular route around Leicestershire and the Mining Heritage Trail.'

www.croxleygreen-pc.gov.uk/index.php/environment/places-spaces

Overview

'Croxley Green has eighteen designated public footpaths and a number of others which have yet to be formalised. The footpaths vary markedly in nature from short "cut through" urban footpaths between local roads to ambling rural footpaths.'

See also

Croxley Green Boundary Walk [Croxley Green Residents Association]

www.deal.gov.uk/Deal-TC/local_walks-13592.aspx

Overview

'Deal is charming to explore on foot, from gentle walks following the sea to Sandwich or Kingsdown, to more demanding long distance footpaths... A great way to discover Deal’s fascinating and notorious past of smugglers, revenue men, women of the night, murders and shipwrecks is by following the historic town trail.'

www.doddiscombsleigh.org/walks

Overview

Two short walks - with variations - starting from the NoBody Inn in Doddiscombsleigh.

www.downendbromleyheath.org/community-walks/

Overview

'The idea to produce some Community Walks arose from the Community Plan consultation which highlighted the fact that many people did not know where the local open spaces, playing fields and parks are or the potential walks they could do in our area. We are very lucky that we have good access to green space and countryside from Downend and Bromley Heath. Each of the walks starts from one of the Open Spaces in our Parish so we hope you will get to know these and that lots of you will then be able to stride out and enjoy the walks we have chosen.'

ecclesfield-pc.gov.uk/walks/walks.html

Overview

'The Parish of Ecclesfield covers an area of about 22 square kilometres of north Sheffield and is one of the most highly populated Parishes in the North of England. It comprises much of Ecclesfield and all of Chapeltown, High Green and Grenoside.'

www.eccleshallparishcouncil.co.uk

Overview

'Eccleshall has a very extensive Parish, the second largest in the County, comprising some 20,000 acres. There are 134 public rights of way in the Parish listed by the County Council and set down in the DEFINITIVE MAP. Considerable work has been undertaken by the Parish with the agreement of Landowners, farmers and Staffordshire County Council to improve the network of Rights of Way. Stiles have been installed, finger pointer posts, waymarking and bridges built ...'

edingtonwiltshire.org.uk/visiting-the-area-2/walks/

Overview

'Edington is situated on the northern escarpment of Salisbury Plain ... It is surrounded by very attractive countryside which offers an excellent variety of footpaths, many of which offer spectacular views from Salisbury Plain.'

www.eshparishcouncil.gov.uk/html/parishwalk.html

Overview

'In 1997 Esh Parish Council launched its leaflet "Esh Parish Walk", with funding from the Parish Paths Partnership ... The walk takes approximately 3 hours to complete and apart from a steep climb near the start, is not strenuous.'

www.florevillage.co.uk

Overview

'Flore now has some nominated local walks to do around our village ...'

frensham-pc.gov.uk/parishwp/our-countryside/walks-and-cycle-routes/

Overview

'These walks were compiled by Waverley Borough Council and are intended to help you enjoy Frensham Common and encourage greater understanding of the area.'

www.frindsburyextra-pc.gov.uk/Walks.htm

Overview

'Owing to the way that the rural district's boundaries are drawn, Frindsbury Extra (which is basically a continuation of the parish of Frindsbury in Strood) has the villages of Wainscott, Upper and Lower Upnor plus other outlying settlements while Frindsbury parish, which contains the parish church of All Saints, does not. Nonetheless, Frindsbury Extra parish, with its neat rows of houses stretching down the hill on whose crest the boundary is now drawn, still contains some six thousand inhabitants, and is the third largest population centre in the district.'

www.galleywoodparishcouncil.gov.uk/walks.htm

Overview

'Galleywood is very fortunate in having a network of footpaths and bridleways, totalling 23 km (14 miles): these are set out on the free Galleywood Parish Footpaths Map (3rd Edition). Galleywood Parish Council is very pleased to release walks 1-6 of our "new look" walk leaflets for 2014.'

www.grampound.org.uk/for-the-visitor/walks-around-grampound/

Overview

'The ancient township of Grampound, together with the hamlet of Creed, lies in the centre of Cornwall, sheltered in the beautiful valley of the River Fal. Settled since prehistoric times, from within the ancient parish of Creed and the old manor of Tybesta, Grampound grew as a main crossing place of the Fal, a focus for travellers and traders moving betwen west Cornwall and England. Thus Grampound became one of the most important towns in Cornwall and has a rich and vibrant history.'

www.greasley.org

Overview

'Enjoy the delights of Greasley's beautiful countryside through this series of Monday evening walks.'

www.grimsarghparishcouncil.org/our-village/walks-around-grimsargh/

Overview

'The countryside around Grimsargh is very picturesque and brimming with interesting wildlife. We are hoping that increasing numbers of people will get out & about to appreciate it. It is our intention to develop a series of walks around Grimsargh and the surrounding delightful countryside areas ... '

www.guildensutton.org.uk/Guilden_Sutton_environment.html

Overview

'As a village on the outskirts of Chester, Guilden Sutton is linked by a series of footpaths including the Longster Trail reaching from Pipers Ash to Helsby Hill. These paths provide a valuable resource for everyone and the information included here is to help make that possible.'

hadlowpc.co.uk/local-walks/

Overview

'Hadlow has a range of footpaths, walks and countryside trails for you to explore. In particular, two routes are available for leisure walkers to follow ...'

See also

Hadlow River Walk [Kent County Council]

hagleyvillage.org

Overview

'Hagley is a large village and civil parish in Worcestershire, England. It is on the boundary of the West Midlands and Worcestershire counties between the Metropolitan Borough of Dudley and Kidderminster. As of December 2016 it had an estimated population of 6,097.' [Wikipedia]

www.hassocks-pc.gov.uk/visitors/walks/

Overview

'The area around Hassocks provides ample opportunity to get out and explore the countryside, with its lovely villages and the nearby South Downs.'

Description from

Leslie Campbell

www.hayletowncouncil.net/discover-hayle/town-walks-and-information-lea...

Overview

Information on walks around and about the town including a series of leafles covering interesting features in and around Hayle - both historic and present-day.

www.hockley-essex.gov.uk/footpaths/

Overview

'Been for a walk lately? – How about a stroll through the ages along the Centenary Walk or celebrate with Royalty on the Jubilee Walk! You might just be surprised at the number of attractive walks that are situated in the Hockley parish and now you will be able to easily identify them ... !'

www.ivybridge.gov.uk/local-information/leisure-and-tourism

Overview

'There is an array of formal and informal leisure opportunities available in and around the town, and, of course, the vast wilderness of Dartmoor National Park and the tranquil South Hams countryside offer both families and the serious walker a plethora of inspiring routes.'

www.kelvedon.org.uk/village-circular-walks/

Overview

'A series of leaflets depicting circular walks of varying lengths and styles has been developed by Kelvedon Parish Council. There are six routes available ... These leaflets are available to download ... in the original (full colour) or printer-friendly (black and white) versions.'

kingswoodparishcouncil.gov.uk/footpaths/

Overview

PDFs of four Walks - each of about 3.7 miles in length: 'Kingswood is fortunate in having in excess of 19 miles of Public Footpath. Historically these were used as routes to work, places of worship and of course short cuts to Public Houses and other very necessary destinations ...'

www.lissparishcouncil.gov.uk

Overview

'Leaflets can be downloaded here or packs are available from Liss Parish Council Office at £3.50 per pack.'

littlebealings.onesuffolk.net/about-little-bealings/walks/

Overview

PDF of Leaflet offering 'four circular walks (Blue, Green, Orange and Red) all starting at Bealings Village Hall. The Car park at the Hall can be very busy so please contact the Secretary Bealings Village Hall to avoid disappointment'.

www.loggerheadsparishcouncil.co.uk/Pages/45/Walks+in+Loggerheads+Paris...

Overview

'The Parish of Loggerheads has a large number of stunning walks, there are numerous public footpaths zig zagging their way through our beautiful parish. We have an active Footpaths Committee who make sure that any blocked footpaths or damaged styles and waymarkers are reported to Staffordshire County Council ... '

www.overstrandparishcouncil.org.uk/our-village/overstrand-walks/

Overview

'The Village Visitor Guide -  available from the Village Shop, the Cliff Top Café or the Parish Clerk - is a perfect starting point to familiarise yourselves with the layout of the village and immediate area.'

www.pertonparishcouncil.gov.uk/walkers-maps/

Overview

'Short walks exploring the hidden parts of Perton. Based on the 40/45-minute walks offered twice a month by Perton Walk and Talk. Each walk can be completed in less than one hour.'

www.parish-council.com/Pirbright/index.asp?pageid=16673

Overview

'Pirbright is a great place for walkers, with its acres of commonland and rich network of footpaths, originally created to link farms to each other and to the church and centre of the village ... (A) pamphlet of nine local walks was commissioned by the Parish Council as an aid to residents and visitors wishing to explore our attractive village and the surrounding countryside.'

rotherfieldparishcouncil.co.uk/Footpaths_in_the_Parish.aspx

Overview

'A few years ago a series of leaflets were published giving details of circular walks in the Parish. Paper copies are now in short supply but scans of these leaflets may be accessed by clicking on the links ... Listed are the distances involved and the start/finish points for the walks.'

www.saxmundham.org/touristinfo/

Overview

'Take a walk around Saxmundham following the Town Trail, or search out some of the many footpaths.'

shinfieldparish.gov.uk/about-shinfield-parish/shinfield-parish-volunte...

Overview

'The Shinfield Parish Volunteer Group have created six leaflets, each one about a different walk that you can do in the parish. The walks are generally short and not too taxing.'

www.silsoeparishcouncil.org/about

Overview

'Six walks varying in length from 3.0 to 6.7 miles have now been compiled, tested, described and plotted on maps, photographed and published in individual "envelope"-sized pamphlets ... a full set of which can be obtained from village shops and pubs. However if you prefer you can download the walks individually from this Website.'

www.southstoke.org.uk/in-around-south-stoke/walks/

Overview

'All the walks begin at St Andrew's Church South Stoke. They vary in length but in the main are circular (ring) walks. No special equipment is required, but stout walking shoes are recommended as well as liquid refreshment.'

www.stoke-pc-worcs.gov.uk/?q=node/13

Overview

'Welcome to the website for the North Worcestershire communities of Stoke Heath, Stoke Pound, Stoke Prior and Stoke Works ... There are a number of walks in the Parish that enable visitors to experience all aspects of life in our Parish. The parish has the services of a Footpaths Officer who is responsible for the management of footpaths in the Parish.'

stondon-pc.gov.uk/the-parish/stondon-local-walks/

Overview

'Stondon is a thriving village situated in mid Bedfordshire. Like many villages there is a lot more to Stondon than you might think! The village includes areas known as Lower Stondon & Upper Stondon - we prefer to call it Stondon.'

www.suttonbengerparishcouncil.gov.uk/walks-around-sutton-benger/

Overview

'Here we have a selection of walks around the Parish of Sutton Benger beautifully drawn and handwritten by our very own Sutton Benger Wainwright, Norman Davis ...'

www.talatonparishcouncil.co.uk/Core/Talaton-TC/Pages/Village_Walks_1.a...

Overview

'Walks around Talaton: Use them or lose them !'

Description from

Chris Harwood

www.tatworthandfortonparishcouncil.org.uk

Overview

'6 circular walks within the parish which have been prepared by members of the Footpath Committee with the help of volunteers under the Parish Paths Partnership Scheme (P3).'

www.tring.gov.uk/walks-in-around-tring/

Overview

'Contains a number of walks in and around Tring. Each walk has a leaflet which you can download and print out.'

www.westmoors-pc.gov.uk/West-Moors-PC/Village_Trail_2627.aspx

Overview

'This "trail" is an attempt to describe some of the features in West Moors - based on a journey from south to north along Station Road, then a diversion down Pinehurst Road. There are some snippets of history buried in the script which show that there's more to the village than might be supposed!'

www.westleighparish.org/page8.html

Overview

'Three walks for a Summer's evening ... Westleigh has numerous footpaths, and several forgotten byways suitable for circular walks, short enough for an evening stroll, longer routes to build up a thirst and right out into the sticks to earn a slap up supper.'

www.wickhambishopsparishcouncil.org/neighbourhood-plan/maps/

Overview

'Parish Walks - enjoy, explore and walk our picturesque village.'

www.wickhamparishcouncil.org/Visitor%20info/Wickham%20Walks.html

Overview

'Some [self-]guided walks are being developed to raise awareness of the rights of way in our Parish.'

wickhambrook.org/local-walks/

Overview

Details with maps of over thirty walks around and about Wickhambrook.

witchfordpc.org/open-spaces/

Overview

'Back in 2001, the Parish Council published a leaflet detailing six walks around the village and surrounding area. This was updated in 2010 with a further four walks, which you can explore by following the links.'

Description from

Terry King

www.withyhamparishcouncil.org.uk/Footpaths.aspx

Overview

Details of eight suggested Walks around and about the Parish.

witley-pc.gov.uk/parish-area/walks-in-the-parish/

Overview

Fourteen 'Discovery Walks in and around the Parish of Witley – walks of various lengths exploring the historic landscape, wildlife and built heritage of the civil parish of Witley, Surrey'.

www.wythall-parish-council.org.uk/local-groups-information/countryside...

Overview

'Wythall is situated in the north east corner of Worcestershire, within the District of Bromsgrove and the County of Worcestershire. The village shares borders with Solihull and Birmingham and has a population of over 12,000 spread amongst several areas which includes Majors Green and parts of Walkers Heath.'

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