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Visits to the Website555
Overview

'Click on the List of Paths link to view a list of the LDPs known to us. We have over 1,300 routes with details "available online" on this site and more are being added so you may find it easier to use the search facilities ...'

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The UK Trailwalker's Handbook [Cicerone]

Country/Region
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www.ldwa.org.uk

Visits to the Website410
Overview

'The LDWA is an Association of people with the common interest of walking long distances in rural, mountainous or moorland areas. By joining the LDWA, you will meet other like-minded long distance walkers and gain access to information on walking events and long distance walking routes all over the UK.'

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www.ldwa.org.uk/bedsbucksandnorthants

Visits to the Website449
Overview

'Greetings fellow walkers and welcome to BBN. Our group covers the three counties of Beds, Bucks and Northants, a large geographical area with a wide range of landscapes both natural and altered by man. The Chilterns have great views in all directions and some short but steep "ups". We offer two Challenge walks each year to entice you to our part of England and Social walks on most Thursdays and Sundays. Do come and join us - you can be sure of a warm welcome AND a good walk.'

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www.ldwa.org.uk/Calderdale

Visits to the Website162
Starting fromAround and About
Overview

'The Group on the West Yorkshire border with Lancashire are from a catchment area with the postcodes HX & OL14 and have a programme of social walks which is published in Strider ... Prospective members of the LDWA are welcome to join one of the social walks for a trial period, but should be aware that walks are around 20 miles at a reasonable pace and that it is advisable to make contact with the Leader beforehand to confirm details. All walks are to the strength of the slowest walker.'

Locality
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www.ldwa.org.uk/Cleveland

Visits to the Website373
Starting fromCleveland
Overview

'Established since 1982, we are a friendly bunch who welcome new members and visitors alike. We have been doing one social walk each month; however from 2012 we will be doing two walks a month, one of which will be a shorter walk around 16 miles ... We walk on the Cleveland Hills, North Yorkshire Moors, Yorkshire & Durham Dales, Coast and the Lake District.'

County (Historic)
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www.ldwa.org.uk/cornwallanddevon

Visits to the Website200
Overview

'Our first group walk was held on 23rd March 1980, since then we must have collectively walked many thousands of miles and are still going strong! ... You will find our walks programme on this website. It is also published in the LDWA national magazine Strider, on the national LDWA website and in our own group magazine "Footnotes".'

County (Historic)
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www.ldwa.org.uk/cumbria

Visits to the Website98
Overview

'We are a small group numerically but are favoured by easy access to vast areas of magnificent countryside. Most of the members live in or around Carlisle, Keswick and Penrith so our walks usually feature the Lake District, Northern Pennines and Border Country. Currently we have a monthly social walk at which LDWA members and their guests are guaranteed to receive a friendly welcome. We are also pleased to welcome any non-LDWA members interested in learning more about us and the Association. It is suggested that anyone wishing to join one of our walks should contact the Walk Leader or Walks Secretary before the walk to confirm details ...'

County (Historic)
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www.ldwa.org.uk/Dorset

Visits to the Website260
Overview

'The Dorset Group of the LDWA was founded in 1993. The Group organises regular social walks nd two challenge walks each year, one being the Dorset Doddle, a 32 mile walk along the coastal path from Weymouth to Swanage.'

County (Historic)
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www.ldwa.org.uk/eastlancashire

Visits to the Website265
Overview

'Our main social walks are at the weekend, normally a Sunday, and these average twenty miles in length. This would take about eight hours to complete and all walkers need to carry enough food and drink to last the day. We like to visit different areas eg the West Pennine Moors, Lune Valley, Yorkshire Dales etc ...'

County (Historic)
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www.ldwa.org.uk/EastYorkshire

Visits to the Website122
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Details of the activities of this Area's Group - including the Group Walks, usually held weekly on a Wednesday, and their Challenge Events.

County (Historic)
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www.ldwa.org.uk/essexandherts

Visits to the Website312
Overview

'If you look in our calendar, you will see some of the events organized by our Group. Only members of the LDWA are automatically allowed to participate in our social walks but, by arrangement, we welcome visitors who are not members. As our name implies, we cover substantial distances on our walks and maintain a brisk pace across country using footpaths that may not be as well maintained as we would wish.'

County (Historic)
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www.ldwa.org.uk/heartofscotland

Visits to the Website237
Overview

'The Heart of Scotland Group of the Long Distance Walkers Association arranges walks roughly in the area of Perth & Kinross, Fife, Angus, Tayside and Stirling ... LDWA members and friends, whether from the area or not, are warmly invited to come on the walks.'

County (Historic)
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www.ldwa.org.uk/isleofwight

Visits to the Website167
Overview

'The IOW LDWA Group was re-formed in April 2013 after a seventeen-year lapse ... A wide variety of coastal and inland walks have now been established to attract walkers of all ages. Distances from 10 to 73 miles are covered, and a 24 hour round-the-island walk is programmed each year for the same day (and direction) as the Round the Island Yacht Race.'

Locality
County (Historic)
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www.ldwakent.org.uk/ldwakent.html

Visits to the Website294
Overview

'One of the earlier groups in the Association, Kent Group of the LDWA was established in 1974. It is an active group with over 100 current members.'

County (Historic)
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www.ldwa.org.uk/lakeland

Visits to the Website303
Overview

New Group formed in 2014 by the amalgamation of the former Westmorland and North Lancs and the Morecambe Bay & Bowland LDWA Groups.

County (Historic)
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www.ldwa.org.uk/lincolnshire

Visits to the Website85
Overview

'Lincolnshire Group are drawn from a catchment area with the postcodes DN, LN, PE, LH13, NG31,32,33,&34. and have a varied programme of social walks which is published in Strider. Any member of the LDWA can walk with the Group and can if they wish elect to have Lincolnshire as the Group of their choice. Prospective members of the LDWA are welcome to join one of the social walks for a trial period, but should be aware that walks are around 20 miles at a reasonable pace and that it is advisable to make contact with the leader beforehand to confirm details.'

County (Historic)
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www.ldwa.org.uk/London

Visits to the Website180
Overview

'Join us for 20 mile day walks with a pub lunch in the country a train ride from London.'

[From the History of the Group] 'London Group? "After talking to several members in the London area it appears there may be scope for a London group. That does not mean walks around Piccadilly Circus, Big Ben and Waterloo Station. The idea would be to form a local group from members in the London region to walk, basically, wherever they want to. There is in fact a great deal of countryside around London, and considerably more just beyond. If anyone is interested please contact ...".

Country/Region
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www.marchesgroupldwa.eu

Visits to the Website266
Overview

'Our members belong to the LDWA who live along the Welsh Marches and in the English Counties of Shropshire and Herefordshire.'

County (Historic)
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www.ldwa.org.uk/NorfolkAndSuffolk

Visits to the Website229
Overview

'We are an active group and hold four events per year which are open to everyone to participate ...'

County (Historic)
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www.ldwa.org.uk/NorthWestGrampian

Visits to the Website177
Overview

'We are a new (September 2015), but very enthusiastic group, serving a relatively large area of Northern Scotland, centred roughly between Inverness and Aberdeen and reaching down through the Cairngorm National Park to the northern borders of our sister group Heart of Scotland.'

County (Historic)
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www.ldwa.org.uk/NorthYorkshire

Visits to the Website100
Overview

'We are a friendly bunch who gather at least twice a month to tramp over the moors, dawdle in the dales or even cruise the coast from time to time. Our emphasis is on sociable walks and our enterprising walk leaders aim to cover the diversity of Yorkshire’s scenery often using little-known paths. Why not give us a try?'

County (Historic)
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www.ldwa.org.uk/northumbria

Visits to the Website369
Overview

'Caters for many kinds of walking, from an organised challenge event to informal strolls. The only criterion is that all walks should be enjoyable, provide friendship, exercise and stimulation for the body and mind.'

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www.southwalesldwa.org/wp/

Visits to the Website278
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Where do we walk? 'Anywhere in South Wales and adjacent areas. We are indeed fortunate in covering an extremely varied area of countryside extending from the Wye Valley in the east, through to the Gower Peninsular in the west; this, of course, includes the Brecon Beacons National park and all the other mountains, valleys, coastal and farmland areas in between.'

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www.ldwa.org.uk/staffordshire

Visits to the Website171
Overview

'New members and guests are invited to join us on any of our walks and are assured of a warm welcome. There will be a pub stop on the day walks unless stated.'

County (Historic)
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www.ldwasussex.org.uk

Visits to the Website220
Overview

'We organise walks and events in East and West Sussex - and occasionally further afield. Walks vary in length but are normally between 15 and 25 miles, depending upon the season. They offer a challenge and the opportunity to explore new areas and meet new people. You are most welcome to join any walk in the programme.'

County (Historic)
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www.thamesvalleyldwa.org.uk

Visits to the Website294
Overview

'We have a fine selection of social walks throughout the year. Most are in Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, or Berkshire, though we occasionally stray further afield. Naturally, the River Thames and the Chiltern Hills feature in many of our walks, which we aim to make friendly and enjoyable outings with a leader to guide us through the day. On most of our walks, unless it says otherwise in the programme, you should bring food and drink for lunch and snacks. If the leader has planned for the group to eat lunch in a pub this will be clearly stated in the programme.'

County (Historic)
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www.ldwa.org.uk/Wessex

Visits to the Website136
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'The Wessex Group walks cover footpaths over all terrains over a large area of Southern England mainly centred on Hampshire but regularly include areas of adjoining counties. Our popular social walks are held twice monthly (usually the 1st and 3rd Sundays), are between 15 and 25 miles, and almost always include a pub stop of approx. 1 hour for refreshments/lunch.'

County (Historic)
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www.ldwa.org.uk/wiltshire

Visits to the Website179
Overview

'We organise walks throughout Wiltshire and regularly venture into Gloucestershire and Somerset. We are particularly pleased to see new members, making every effort to make them feel at home, and hopefully take an active part in the group ... Throughout the year we generally walk on the first Sunday of the month, starting at 9am prompt, and generally cover around 18 to 20 miles ... Our midweek walks take place on the third Thursday of every month and are between 12 and 16 miles. These walks start at 9.30am ...'

County (Historic)
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www.ldwa.org.uk/YorkshireCoast

Visits to the Website243
Starting fromAround and About
Overview

'The Yorkshire Coast Group is based in and around Scarborough on the East Coast of North Yorkshire. We have around 70 members from all walks of life and give a friendly welcome to anyone who would like to join us.'

Locality
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www.ldwa.org.uk/ldp/public/maps.php

Visits to the Website216
Overview

'Maps are available both in paper and in digital forms.You can buy maps online from this site and maps are listed on each long distance path (LDP) route's page and walking event page with direct "buy online" links ...'

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  1. Aberdeenshire
  2. Adur & Worthing
  3. Allerdale
  4. Alnwick
  5. Amber Valley
  6. Angus
  7. Antrim Newtownabbey
  8. Argyllshire
  9. Armagh Banbridge Craigavon
  10. Arun
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  12. Ashford
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  17. Barnet
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  22. Bassetlaw
  23. Bath & North East Somerset
  24. Bedford (Borough)
  25. Belfast
  26. Berwick-Upon-Tweed
  27. Berwickshire
  28. Bexley
  29. Birmingham
  30. Blaby
  31. Blackburn with Darwen
  32. Blackpool
  33. Blaenau Gwent
  34. Blyth Valley & Wansbeck
  35. Bolsover
  36. Bolton
  37. Boston
  38. Bournemouth
  39. Bracknell Forest
  40. Bradford
  41. Braintree
  42. Breckland
  43. Brecknockshire
  44. Brent (Borough)
  45. Brentwood
  46. Bridgend
  47. Brighton & Hove
  48. Bristol
  49. Broadland
  50. Bromley
  51. Bromsgrove
  52. Broxbourne
  53. Broxtowe
  54. Burnley
  55. Bury (Lancashire)
  56. Buteshire
  57. Caernarfonshire
  58. Caerphilly
  59. Caithness
  60. Calderdale
  61. Cambridge (City)
  62. Camden
  63. Cannock Chase
  64. Canterbury
  65. Cardiff
  66. Carlisle
  67. Carmarthenshire
  68. Castle Morpeth
  69. Castle Point
  70. Causeway Coast Glens
  71. Central Bedfordshire
  72. Ceredigion
  73. Charnwood
  74. Chelmsford
  75. Cheltenham
  76. Cherwell
  77. Cheshire East
  78. Cheshire West and Chester
  79. Chesterfield
  80. Chichester
  81. Chiltern
  82. Chorley
  83. Christchurch
  84. City of Aberdeen
  85. City of Dundee
  86. City of Edinburgh
  87. City of Glasgow
  88. City of London
  89. Clackmannanshire
  90. Colchester
  91. Comhairle nan Eilean Siar
  92. Conwy
  93. Copeland
  94. Corby
  95. Cotswold
  96. County Durham
  97. Coventry
  98. Craven
  99. Crawley
  100. Croydon
  101. Dacorum
  102. Darlington
  103. Dartford
  104. Daventry
  105. Denbighshire
  106. Derby (City)
  107. Derbyshire Dales
  108. Derry City Strabane
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  110. Dover
  111. Dudley
  112. Dumfriesshire
  113. Ealing
  114. East Ayrshire
  115. East Cambridgeshire
  116. East Cornwall
  117. East Devon
  118. East Dorset
  119. East Dunbartonshire
  120. East Hampshire
  121. East Hertfordshire
  122. East Lindsey
  123. East Lothian
  124. East Northamptonshire
  125. East Renfrewshire
  126. East Riding of Yorkshire
  127. East Staffordshire
  128. Eastbourne
  129. Eastleigh
  130. Eden
  131. Elmbridge
  132. Enfield
  133. Epping Forest
  134. Epsom & Ewell
  135. Erewash
  136. Exeter
  137. Falkirk
  138. Fareham
  139. Fenland
  140. Fermanagh Omagh
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  142. Flintshire
  143. Forest Heath
  144. Forest of Dean
  145. Fylde
  146. Gateshead
  147. Gedling
  148. Gloucester (City)
  149. Gosport
  150. Gravesham
  151. Great Yarmouth
  152. Greenwich
  153. Guildford
  154. Hackney
  155. Halton
  156. Hambleton
  157. Hammersmith & Fulham
  158. Harborough
  159. Haringey
  160. Harlow
  161. Harrogate
  162. Harrow
  163. Hart (Hampshire)
  164. Hartlepool
  165. Hastings
  166. Havant
  167. Havering
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  170. High Peak
  171. Hillingdon
  172. Hinckley & Bosworth
  173. Horsham
  174. Hounslow
  175. Huntingdonshire
  176. Hyndburn
  177. Inverclyde
  178. Inverness-shire
  179. Ipswich
  180. Isle of Anglesey
  181. Isle of Man
  182. Isle of Wight
  183. Isles of Scilly
  184. Islington
  185. Kennet
  186. Kensington & Chelsea
  187. Kettering
  188. Kincardineshire
  189. King's Lynn and West Norfolk
  190. Kingston upon Hull
  191. Kingston upon Thames
  192. Kinross-shire
  193. Kirkcudbrightshire
  194. Kirklees
  195. Knowsley
  196. Lambeth
  197. Lancaster
  198. Leeds
  199. Leicester (City)
  200. Lewes
  201. Lewisham
  202. Lichfield
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  204. Lisburn Castlereagh
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  206. Luton
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  208. Maldon
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  210. Manchester
  211. Mansfield
  212. Medway
  213. Melton
  214. Mendip
  215. Merioneth
  216. Merthyr Tydfil
  217. Merton
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  219. Mid East Antrim
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  222. Mid Ulster
  223. Middlesbrough
  224. Midlothian
  225. Milton Keynes
  226. Mole Valley
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  234. Newcastle upon Tyne
  235. Newcastle-under-Lyme
  236. Newham
  237. Newport
  238. Newry Mourne Down
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  240. North Devon
  241. North Dorset
  242. North Down Ards
  243. North East Derbyshire
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  245. North Herefordshire
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  247. North Kesteven
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  253. North Tyneside
  254. North Warwickshire
  255. North West Leicestershire
  256. North Wiltshire
  257. Northampton (Borough)
  258. Norwich
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  260. Nuneaton & Bedworth
  261. Oadby & Wigston
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  263. Orkney Islands
  264. Oxford (City)
  265. Peeblesshire
  266. Pembrokeshire
  267. Pendle
  268. Perthshire
  269. Peterborough
  270. Plymouth
  271. Poole
  272. Portsmouth
  273. Preston
  274. Purbeck
  275. Radnorshire
  276. Reading
  277. Redbridge
  278. Redcar & Cleveland
  279. Redditch
  280. Reigate & Banstead
  281. Rhondda Cynon Taf
  282. Ribble Valley
  283. Richmond upon Thames
  284. Richmondshire
  285. Rochdale
  286. Rochford
  287. Ross-shire & Cromarty
  288. Rossendale
  289. Rother (Sussex)
  290. Rotherham
  291. Roxburghshire
  292. Rugby
  293. Runnymede
  294. Rushcliffe
  295. Rushmoor
  296. Rutland
  297. Ryedale
  298. Salford
  299. Salisbury
  300. Sandwell
  301. Scarborough
  302. Sedgemoor
  303. Sefton
  304. Selby
  305. Selkirkshire
  306. Sevenoaks
  307. Sheffield
  308. Shepway
  309. Shetland Islands
  310. Shrewsbury
  311. Slough
  312. Solihull
  313. South Ayrshire
  314. South Bucks
  315. South Cambridgeshire
  316. South Derbyshire
  317. South Gloucestershire
  318. South Hams
  319. South Herefordshire
  320. South Holland
  321. South Kesteven
  322. South Lakeland
  323. South Lanarkshire
  324. South Norfolk
  325. South Northamptonshire
  326. South Oxfordshire
  327. South Ribble
  328. South Shropshire
  329. South Somerset
  330. South Staffordshire
  331. South Tyneside
  332. Southampton
  333. Southend-on-Sea
  334. Southwark
  335. Spelthorne
  336. St Albans
  337. St Edmundsbury
  338. St Helens
  339. Stafford (Borough)
  340. Staffordshire Moorlands
  341. Stevenage
  342. Stirling
  343. Stockport
  344. Stockton-on-Tees
  345. Stoke-on-Trent
  346. Stratford-on-Avon
  347. Stroud
  348. Suffolk Coastal
  349. Sunderland
  350. Surrey Heath
  351. Sutherland
  352. Sutton
  353. Swale
  354. Swansea
  355. Swindon
  356. Tameside
  357. Tamworth
  358. Tandridge
  359. Taunton Deane
  360. Teignbridge
  361. Telford & Wrekin
  362. Tendring
  363. Test Valley
  364. Tewkesbury
  365. Thanet
  366. The Scottish Borders
  367. The Vale of Glamorgan
  368. Three Rivers
  369. Thurrock
  370. Tonbridge & Malling
  371. Torbay
  372. Torfaen
  373. Torridge
  374. Tower Hamlets
  375. Trafford
  376. Tunbridge Wells
  377. Tynedale
  378. Uttlesford
  379. Vale of White Horse
  380. Wakefield
  381. Walsall
  382. Waltham Forest
  383. Wandsworth
  384. Warrington
  385. Warwick (District)
  386. Watford
  387. Waveney
  388. Waverley
  389. Wealden
  390. Wellingborough
  391. Welwyn Hatfield
  392. West Berkshire
  393. West Cornwall
  394. West Devon
  395. West Dorset
  396. West Dunbartonshire
  397. West Lancashire
  398. West Lindsey
  399. West Lothian
  400. West Oxfordshire
  401. West Somerset
  402. West Wiltshire
  403. Westminster
  404. Weymouth & Portland
  405. Wigan
  406. Wigtownshire
  407. Winchester
  408. Windsor & Maidenhead
  409. Wirral
  410. Woking (Surrey)
  411. Wokingham
  412. Wolverhampton
  413. Worcester
  414. Wrexham
  415. Wychavon
  416. Wycombe
  417. Wyre (Lancashire)
  418. Wyre Forest
  419. York (City)

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