Official Tourist Boards

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walkni.com

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'Your Definitive Guide to Walking in Northern Ireland': Walks; Top Walking Destinations; Festivals; Accommodation; Clubs & Groups; and so on ...

www.ashburton.org

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'Ashburton is a vibrant, rural Devon town and the gateway to stunning Dartmoor. "A town for all reasons" - Ashburton has something for everyone!'  Download the extensive Guide to Ashburton and Southern Dartmoor - which includes several descriptions of walks in and around the town.

www.discovercarmarthenshire.com/explore/walking-in-carmarthenshire/

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'Nestled in a gorgeous corner of south west Wales is a walkers' paradise just waiting to be discovered. Come walking in Carmarthenshire and you will be stepping into a county of breathtaking beauty with a rural and coastal scene guaranteed to stop you in your tracks.'

www.discoverdartmouth.com

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'Walking is one of the best ways to get to know an area, and get a little exercise at the same time. Walks in Dartmouth are everywhere – the town is situated on the South West Coast Path and in the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and so a range of walks accessible all year round are on offer. Choose from short easy historical trails, more moderate river walks, or challenging coastal hikes – whichever you choose, the views from every direction are rewarding. We’ve listed just a few of our top walks in and around Dartmouth for you to try.'

www.discoverflintshire.co.uk/Things-to-do/Walks---Great-Outdoors

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Downloadable PDFs of twenty-five Rural Walks plus of some other walks around and about the County.

www.discovergosport.co.uk/see-and-do/walksandcycling

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'From the tranquility of the Alver Valley and Wildgrounds to the fresh sea air and glorious views across to the Isle of Wight or busy Portsmouth Harbour, make sure you take advantage of Gosport’s wonderful green and open spaces.'

www.visitnpt.co.uk

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'With beautiful waterfall walks, country parks, towpaths, a seafront promenade and rights of way through some of the most spectacular views of Neath Port Talbot, the Brecon Beacons and Swansea, there is a huge variety of scenery to enjoy.'

discovernorthernireland.com/things-to-do/activities/walking/walking/

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'From city walks to country routes, there's plenty to take in and all at your own speed ...'

www.discover-rutland.co.uk/all/things-to-do/walks-and-trails/

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'Rutland is the perfect place for walking and has long attracted ramblers who enjoy finding their way around the tiny villages, little known tracks and country lanes. One of the best features is that you’re never far away from a great village pub!'

seesouthampton.co.uk

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'Sightseeing walks and tours in and around Southampton offer visitors great opportunities to explore and make the most of a day or short break in the area. Join one of the many guided or self-guided walks and discover the history and culture of this magnificent city.'

www.discoversuffolk.org.uk/explore-suffolk/

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'Discover a comprehensive list of coastal walks, circular walks, long distance routes and organised walks.'

www.discovertyroneandsperrins.com/activities/walking/

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'Hidden away in the heart of Ulster lies the Tyrone and the Sperrins, a dramatic environment millions of years in the making and with a thousand and one secrets awaiting to be discovered. This scenic heartland offers a complete taste of rural Ireland and features some of Ireland’s most stunning landscapes – the heather clad hills of the high Sperrins;  the rich and fast flowing rivers of the Foyle; the vastness of Lough Neagh ; and the wonderfully sculpted fields and townlands  of County Tyrone.'

www.visitpeakdistrict.com/things-to-do/activities/walking-and-hiking

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Access to details of a wide range of Great Walks, Guided Walks and Town Trails.

www.falmouth.co.uk/see-and-do/walking

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'From gentle beachside strolls to longer creekside and cliff walks, walkers of all ages and abilities will find something to suit in Falmouth.'

www.visitgravesend.co.uk

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'Nestling between the River Thames, its estuary wetlands of international importance, and the North Downs, the countryside to the east and south of Gravesend is an exceptional Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, containing Ancient Woodland and Country Parks, and historic villages of windmills, country houses and cricket on the green ...'

www.visitbala.org

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'Welcome to GoBala - THE source for Trails in the Bala & Penllyn area, where you can enjoy the stunning mountain & lake scenery of Snowdonia, whether on foot, by bike, on water or by road ...' ALERT At Review, the GoBala Website itself was inaccessible.

www.golakes.co.uk/adventure-capital/

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'Walking & Walking Routes ... Alfred Wainwright ... National Trails ... Coast to Coast Route ... Jennings Ale Trails ...'

www.great-yarmouth.co.uk/things-to-do/walking.aspx

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'Great Yarmouth is a beautiful borough to discover on foot. Many people consider Norfolk to be flat, we prefer to describe it as rolling, as there are a few hills out there to challenge walkers. Several of the National Trails originate in the borough, and there are plenty of other walks for hikers to enjoy, of all distances and difficulties ...'

www.visitisleofwight.co.uk/things-to-do/walking

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'The Isle of Wight is a walker’s dream, offering over 500 miles of well-maintained footpaths through spectacular scenery and terrain, making it the perfect place for a walking holiday or break ...'

www.letsgo.org.uk/walk/default.aspx

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'Bedfordshire's Promoted Routes and Sites.'

www.morayways.org.uk

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A Website for Paths and Outdoor Access in Moray - Click, View, and Explore  'The health benefits of getting out there and using the paths cannot be overstated. With this in mind there is a special section within the Site focusing on easy to use "health walks". These have been specifically selected to encourage more people to take regular modest exercise as a way of getting fitter.'

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The Moray Council

www.pooletourism.com/things-to-do

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'At any time of the year Poole and its neighbouring countryside provide some wonderful routes for walkers.'

www.therugbytown.co.uk/info/10011/tours_and_itineraries/10042/rugby_vi...

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Download from the Website PDFs of a range of walks around and about Rugby: Blue Plaque Tour; Pathway of Fame; Urban Walks; Town and Country Walks; Walks in the Countryside. ALERT The Website originally cited here is no longer recommended; so I have had to replace it with a Link to a Rugby Visitor Guide.

www.shropshiresgreatoutdoors.co.uk/walking/

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'Shropshire has over 3,500 miles of rights of way. A quarter of the county is designated as the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, so our long distance routes run through some of the most beautiful and varied landscapes you will find anywhere in Britain ... But it's not all long distance walks, we have some of the best circular walks in the Country.'

www.thevalleys.co.uk/explore/activities.aspx

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'If you like to stretch you legs and get out for a walk – then The Valleys is the ideal place. We have walk routes for everybody – hill top challenges, canalside strolls, circular routes picking out historic sites, trails that pick up the stories of some of our "Heroes" and a brilliant Walking Festival each September where the enthusiastic and knowledgeable guides give all walkers an extra insight into area.'

www.visit1066country.com/things-to-do/nature/walks

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'Experience the beauty of our countryside by meandering around our extensive network of walking and cycling trails.'

visitbath.co.uk/things-to-do/

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'The compact nature of Bath makes it ideal to explore on foot, with many of the city's most iconic sights all within a short walk of each other. The Kennet & Avon Canal path and surrounding nearby countryside offers the perfect setting for walks all year round – immerse yourself in the breath-taking scenery taking a picnic with you on fine days, or get cosy during the winter months at one of the many country pubs that line the routes ... '

www.visitberwick.com/what-to-do/

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'Berwick-upon-Tweed is a town of contrasts, where a history of conflict has given way to an ethos of collaboration. A big part of what makes Berwick-upon-Tweed unique is that it can’t be pinned down to having any one identity, any single main feature or even just one way of saying things. Berwick-upon-Tweed is a beautiful and exciting border-land melting pot and that’s what gives it such impressive depth of character.'

www.visitblackburn.co.uk/outdoors/walking

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'Blackburn and Darwen sits at the heart of Lancashire's Hill Country. Here you can experience the dramatic moorland, tranquil reservoirs, traditional farmland and wooded valleys. The area is a haven for wildlife and an early morning walk will often reveal a surprise in the hedgerows and woodland areas. The terrain is ideal for both short rambles and serious expeditions. The countryside provides the ideal opportunity to take life at your own pace and enjoy the great outdoors.'

www.visitbradford.com/walking.aspx

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'One of the best ways to explore Bradford district is on foot. Renowned for our rolling hills and rugged moorland, Bradford is a paradise for walkers of all abilities. You will find three Walkers are Welcome towns throughout the district, Ilkley, Baildon and Burley in Wharfedale which proves we really are walker friendly. There are lots of walks for all abilities including long distance walks or you can simply enjoy the peace and tranquility as you stroll along the canal towpaths ...'

www.visitbrighton.com/things-to-do/sports-and-activities/walking-and-h...

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'There are loads of opportunities for bracing walks and woodland strolls in and around the Sussex countryside. Some start within Brighton itself, such as the spectacular Undercliff Walk, whilst others, such as the Stanmer Park award winning walks, are a short bus or car ride away ...'

visitbristol.co.uk/things-to-do/sports-and-adventure/walking

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'Bristol and its surrounding countryside have many opportunities for those wishing to enjoy a leisurely stroll or more challenging trek. The city is often described as, "best explored on foot" due to its high proportion of pedestrian-only areas, hidden streets and numerous parks and green spaces. You can enjoy a sightseeing stroll, guided and themed tours, a longer promenade on the outskirts and a full day's trek in the nearby countryside of Somerset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire.'

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DestinationBristol

See also

Explore Bristol On Foot [ExploreWalksUK]

www.visitcambridge.org/things-to-do/sport-and-leisure/walking

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Suggested Walking Routes in Huntingdonshire, East Cambridgeshire, Fenland, South Cambs

www.visitcambridgeshirefens.org/town-walks

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'What a place to walk ... nowhere else in Britain can you see such huge skies, such wonderful dawns and sunsets. Try one of our Town Trails ...'

www.canterbury.co.uk/info/3/things_to_do

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'Discover numerous walks in Canterbury, Whitstable and Herne Bay.'

www.visitcheshire.com/things-to-do/explore-the-countryside/walking-tra...

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'Explore the stunning scenery and wildlife of Cheshire on foot, with hundreds of walks to suit all ages and abilities, there has never been a better time to enjoy breathtaking views, wild moorlands and rocky ridges.'

www.visitchesterfield.info/things-to-do/activities/walking

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'Explore the beautiful countryside of the Chesterfield Area on foot ...'

www.visit-dorset.com/explore/areas-to-visit/christchurch/things-to-do

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'Christchurch has an extensive range of guided walks and tours for you to enjoy and discover more about Christchurch's fascinating heritage and natural history'

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DorsetForYou - Christchurch

www.thisisdurham.com/outdoors/walking-in-durham

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'One of the best ways to explore everything that Durham has to offer is on foot. Whether it's a leisurely city stroll along the banks of the River Wear, or a more strenuous walk in Durham's great outdoors – our routes were made for walking ... '

www.visitdartmoor.co.uk/get-active/the-best-dartmoor-walks

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'Whether you're looking for a challenging trek across windswept moors, or just a relaxing stroll through secluded woods, you've come to the right place. Dartmoor has it all. Blaze your own trail, be a pioneer, explore and take the less trodden route. If you know your way around an OS map, download one of the many map routes ... gather your kit and head out the door.'

www.visit-dorset.com/things-to-do/activities/walking

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'Dorset is one of the finest counties in England for walking; its exceptional mix of awe inspiring coastline, ancient wooded valleys, rolling chalk downlands and secluded river valleys makes for a true rambler’s paradise!'

www.visiteastofengland.com/see-do

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'Walk through numerous walking routes of gorgeous countryside around the Region.'

www.visiteastlothian.org/activities/walking

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'East Lothian offers a great variety of landscapes for walking, with the Lammermuir Hills to the south, a coast of beaches and cliffs and an expanse of arable farmland in between ...'

www.visiteden.co.uk/outdoor-adventures/walking-in-eden

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'Eden in Cumbria - The Lake District is a paradise for walkers ... Here are some ideas for walking routes to get you started.'

www.visitely.org.uk

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'The unique fenlands in the north and east of Cambridgeshire are a landscape characterised by vast flat areas of artificially-drained land, wide views and open skyscapes. Ideal for walks and cycle rides as the absence of hills results in glorious views and sunsets!'

www.visiteppingforest.org/explore/countrycare

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PDFs of seven Countrycare Walks: [1] Abridge - - - : [2] Chigwell - - - : [3] Greensted - - - : [4] Lambourne - - - : [5] Nazeing - - - : [6] Theydon Bois - - - : [7] Sheering

www.visitessex.com/what-to-do/walk-essex.aspx

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'Our five maps illustrate circular routes meandering through some of the county's most beautiful rural areas and passing through many of its charming villages and towns. Each route has details on the area, the visitor attractions as well as listings of quality assured accommodation, should you wish to stay longer, and places to eat.'

www.fermanaghlakelands.com

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'Fermanagh is an ideal venue for walkers. With its vast array or terrains, mountains, forest and castle walks there will be something so suit all strengths, abilities and interests.'

www.visitconwy.org.uk/things-to-do/activities/walking

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'Walkers of all abilities are catered for in Hiraethog with numerous way-marked trails of all lengths and levels available – and plenty of breath taking scenery to boot.'

www.gov.im/categories/leisure-and-entertainment/walking/

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'Rugged cliffs, gentle rolling hills, picturesque glens, hidden coves and stunning views. These are just a few of the reasons that make the Isle of Man a walker's delight. Whether you enjoy a gentle stroll or a challenging hike, there is a range of footpaths and tracks for you to enjoy.'

www.visitkent.co.uk/see-and-do/active-and-outdoors/walking/

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'Kent is a place to just pick up your pack and go. Here day hikes and long distance trails deliver wide horizons, stunning scenery, rich history and an exhilarating sense of freedom ... For more than 70 walks, complete with information and downloadable guides, visit Explore Kent or check out their short walking film.'

www.visitlanarkshire.com/things-to-see-and-do/

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'Lanarkshire provides a great escape from the city of Glasgow and has an extensive walking network of local pathways and trails.'

www.visitlancashire.com/things-to-do/walking-routes

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'Walking can be the very best way to explore Lancashire’s countryside, canals, coast and towns, giving you access to stunning views, quiet lanes and rare wildlife. From the flat plains in the west through to the rugged moorland of the Forest of Bowland and on to the West Pennine Moors in the east, there will be a terrain and distance  to suit everyone.'

www.visitlincoln.com/things-to-do

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'Discover historic sites, museums, galleries, parks, gardens and more ... Explore open spaces, parks, waterways, canals and rivers ... Let us show you Lincoln with bus tours, boat trips and guided walks ... '

www.visitmanchester.com/things-to-see-and-do/tours-and-sightseeing/wal...

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'Guided Walks and Tours of Manchester ... Manchester's Green Corridor ... Manchester Walks and Trails'

www.visitmerthyr.co.uk/things-to-do/

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'If you like walking, or you just want to see a bit more of the beauty of Merthyr, going for a stroll on one of Merthyr's trails is a good way to see all that Merthyr has to offer.'

www.visitmidwales.co.uk/see/walking-and-hiking.aspx

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'Mid Wales and the Brecon Beacons, at the heart of Wales, is a long established mecca for walkers. Two National Trails, two long distance riverside walks and a number of shorter, but no less beautiful walks, explore the history of this remote and unspoilt area.'

newcastlegateshead.com

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'Perfect for visitors to NewcastleGateshead as you can explore the city on foot taking in the best sights, attractions, buildings and monuments. The guides are also great for locals, who want to discover more about the place where they live ... The walks start and end at a Metro station, so they are always easy to get to and find.'

www.visitoldham.com/activities/walking-and-trails

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'There are countless walks around Oldham and the surrounding countryside just waiting to be discovered.'

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Parks, Countryside and Canals [Oldham Council]

www.visitpendle.com/things-to-do/walking

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'Family and short walks in Pendle ... Medium length walks in Pendle ... Long walks in Pendle ... Heritage and town trails in Pendle ... Sculpture Trails in Pendle'

www.visitribblevalley.co.uk/enjoy/

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Access to PDFs of a score of leaflets describing walking routes around and about the Ribble Valley: 'Positioned in the ageless landscape of rural Lancashire, this area remains relatively unexplored, the majority of which forms part of the Forest of Bowland .. The two historic market towns of Clitheroe and Longridge are surrounded by 44 villages, the largest being Whalley, each set in serene and unspoilt countryside. It is this timeless beauty, along with the warm hospitality, which attracts visitors to return time and time again'.

www.visitscotland.com/see-do/active/walking/

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'Refresh and enliven your senses in Scotland, a country perfect for walking. Whether you want a gentle stroll in the countryside among the trees and rivers, a breezy coastal stroll along sandy beaches or a walk through the wild mountain and loch scenery, Scotland has all of this in abundance.'

visitseftonandwestlancs.co.uk

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'Sefton and West Lancashire have many routes ideal for walking ... Many of these routes feature in the extremely popular Walking and Cycling Guide to Sefton's Natural Coast. However the routes are now available to download as individual maps ... designed to enable you to discover the area's fascinating history and wonderful flora and fauna.'

See also

Sefton's Coast [Visit Southport]

www.visitsouthdevon.co.uk/things-to-do/active/walking

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’South Devon has some of the finest walks in Britain, with hundreds of miles of ancient tracks and coastal paths for you to enjoy. And with great accommodation found in every town and village throughout the region you’re not only right in the heart of the scenery, but you can literally walk out your door and start experiencing the wealth of heritage and culture without so much as turning a key in the ignition or buying a railway ticket.‘

www.visitsoutheastengland.com/things-to-do/outdoor-activities/walking

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'Whether you're a serious hiker, leisure walker, seeking an active family holiday or just wanting to get away from it all, the comprehensive range of self-led or guided walking holidays and tour operators based in South East England can offer something for everyone.'

www.visitstoke.co.uk/see-and-do/activities/adventure_and_outdoor

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'Stoke-on-Trent is one of the greenest cities in the UK with miles of rolling green open space. You're never far from one of the City's verdant parks, thriving wildlife areas, or meandering waterways ... '

www.visitswanseabay.com/listings/walking/

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'By foot or on two wheels are amongst the best ways to get to know Swansea Bay. Coast and country are at your fingertips (or toe-tips depending on which way you look at it) and here are some great ways to get exploring ...'

www.visitwestlothian.co.uk/things-to-do/

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'Whether you're in the mood for a gentle stroll or something a little more taxing, West Lothian and the surrounding area won't disappoint ...'

www.visitwinchester.co.uk/things-to-do/outdoors/

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'Once a principal place of pilgrimage, routes from all over the south converge on the ancient city of Winchester. Best explored on foot, it is the ideal base from which to combine the highlights of city life with scenic walks in some of England's finest countryside.'

www.visitwirral.com/things-to-do/activities/walking

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'With its unique location, there are so many ways to explore the undulating countryside, exceptional landscapes and dramatic coastline of Wirral - there are some great walks for walkers of all abilities.'

www.shetland.org/things/outdoor/walking

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'The official walking site for Shetland.' ALERT Website Links changed.

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Promote Shetland

www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/walking-pembrokeshire

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'If you're new to walking or if you don't want to venture too far we have included a series of short or easy walking options, some starting not far from your very own doorstep ...'

walkingtheriding.eastriding.gov.uk

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'Discover over 250 interesting routes passing through the towns, nature reserves, coastal villages and rolling hills of East Yorkshire.  Alternatively, create your own route along the region's footpaths and bridleways.'

www.visitwales.com/things-do/adventure-and-activities/walking

Overview

Portal providing access to summaries and details of a wide range of walking-related activities throughout Wales.

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Visit Wales

www.yorkshire.com/things-to-do/listings

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'Day Walks ... Open Access Walks ... National Trails ... Short Strolls (walks up to 5 miles) ... Other Long Distance Paths'

www.whitecliffscountryside.org.uk

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'The White Cliffs Countryside Partnership (WCCP) has done a lot to encourage walking and improve walking facilities in East Kent.  You can explore the 17 nature and history trails, 57 country walks in 6 walks' packs, 8 town walks and 7 long distance walking trails, In addition, there are many countryside sites where you can walk freely.'

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