Type of Walk: Parish Council Walks

www.open-walks.co.uk/Directory/Parish-Council-Walks/

Category:Parish Walks
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The Category Parish Walks is a subset of Particular Types of Walks in the UK. 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 Parish Walks which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

www.fiveparisheswalks.com

Overview

'We are an informal group made up of Five Parish Paths Partnership (P3*) Co-ordinators, Parish Clerks and Parish Councillors and walking enthusiasts. Our ambition is to provide circular walks of various lengths which are not constrained by parish boundaries.'

www.aylesfordparishcouncil.org.uk

Overview

'Four walks in the countryside in and around the villages of Aylesford, Blue Bell Hill and Eccles and connects the woodlands of Walderslade with the woodlands south of the M2. Leaflets available in the Parish Office ... This Trail is part of the [former] Valley of Visions Community Trails project, encouraging people to enjoy, explore and learn about their local area and surrounding countryside.'

Note that a PDF of the 'Aylesford Community Trail' no longer seems directly accessible via the Parish Council Website; nor via the Kent Downs AONB Site. But a Google search of the Title at the time of Review [12 February 2016] generated an archival PDF from the Kent Downs Site.

Description from

Aylesford Parish Council

www.beckington.org.uk/the-village/walks.htm

Category:Mendip
Overview

'The walks are a selection from around the Parish of Beckington. All are assumed to begin from The Woolpack, a fifteenth century coaching inn, at the junction of the Warminster and Frome Roads'.

www.letsgo.org.uk/walk/

Distance (miles)8
Overview

'This circular trail takes you back in history as you discover Chalgrave's hidden history. It can be walked in its entirety or in sections using other footpaths to return to your starting point.'

www.copmanthorpeparishcouncil.org.uk/walks/

Category:Parish Walks
Overview

'The walks around Copmanthorpe vary in distance from 3 to 11 miles and offer easy walking across flat countryside. All walks start and finish at the Royal Oak Pub on Main Street. The No 13 bus comes into the village from York city centre and stops near the Royal Oak.'

www.felmersham.net

Category:Bedford
Overview

Six Walks in and around the parish of Felmersham ... Felmersham Circular Walk ... Radwell Circular Walk ... Parish Paths Partnership Map Board ... '

Description from

felmersham.net

greatbradley.weebly.com/village-footpaths.html

Category:West Suffolk
Overview

Great Bradley is 'a small village on the Suffolk/ Cambridge border between the towns of Newmarket and Haverhill. There are only about 190 houses and 400 people in the village. Great Bradley comprises the main village and houses on the Thurlow Road and in East Green. There is evidence that the area has been lived in since the middle stone age about 5,000 years ago. "Bradley" is derived from "Broad Ley", the Old English (Anglo Saxon) meaning "broad wood or clearing"'.

www.shelford.org/walks.htm

Overview

'These walks have all been published in past issues of the "The Village News". They have been devised by "one man and his dog" who takes absolutely no responsibility for accuracy or for any injury or mishap that might befall any person who follows them. And please don't try to blame the dog!'

www.hambledon-pc.gov.uk/Maps/Village_Walks.aspx

Category:Winchester
Overview

'Hambledon is a great area for walking as there is an extensive network of footpaths, mostly well-maintained and waymarked with yellow arrows on small disks provided by Hampshire County Council (bridleways have blue arrows). The Wayfarers Walk, a long distance path that goes right across Hampshire, goes through the village on its way from Soberton to Denmead.'

Description from

Hambledon Parish Council

www.harthillwithwoodallpc.org.uk/downloads/download/5/parish_walks

Category:Rotherham
Overview

Rotherham Parish & Town Councils 'Modern Parish Councils were developed under the Local Government Act of 1894 where for the first time the Church was excluded from formal participation in local government. There are 8700 Parish Councils across England covering 15 million people and the numbers are increasing particularly in Urban areas. Currently there are 30 Parish and Town Councils in Rotherham of which three are classed as Parish Meetings. Nearly half of Rotherham's population live in a Parished area.'

www.hartpuryparish.org.uk/walking_around_hartpury.html

Category:Forest of Dean
Overview

'The Hartpury Circular Walk ... Walks to our southern neighbours ... Walks from Corsend ... Walks to Ashleworth'

Description from

Erica Materacki and Hartpury Parish Council

www.henham.org/Village%20Walks.html

Category:Uttlesford
Overview

'For some months now, the Henham village magazine, The Dragon, has been reproducing a series of suggested walks around our village. These walks had previously also been available for quite a number of years for sale in the village shop, but the original stock has been exhausted. The editorial team of The Dragon and those involved in setting out the routes, etc. have agreed that I can further reproduce them on this site ...'

Description from

Chris Wallington and The Parish of Henham.

hertfordheath.org.uk/guide/local-walks

Overview

'A set of walks around the village, a number of which are suitable for pushchairs, etc.'

histonandimpingtonvillagesociety.wordpress.com/history/histon-impingto...

Distance (miles)3
Overview

'The Rich Heritage of Histon and Impington.'

Description from

'Produced by Histon and Impington Millennium Committee in co-operation with Eleanor Whitehead and Alan Eade of the Histon and Impington Village Society.'

www.hook.gov.uk/walks/

Category:Hart
Overview

'Hook Parish Council published a leaflet in 2007 covering four short walks around Hook.'

Description from

Hook Parish Council

www.kesgrave.org.uk/parishwalks/

Category:East Suffolk
Overview

'These walks have been devised by the Town and Parish Councils of: Brightwell, Foxhall and Purdis Farm; Kesgrave; Little Bealings; Martlesham; Playford; and Rushmere St. Andrew in conjunction with Suffolk County Council Parish Paths Partnership and the Greenways Countryside Project. A circular walk is provided in each parish, covering as many places of interest as possible. There is also an outer walk that circles the whole area for the more adventurous.'

Description from

Kesgrave Community Website

www.kingsbromleyshow.co.uk/kings-bromley-show-society/walks-around-kin...

Category:Lichfield
Overview

'The Parish Council takes a keen interest in public footpaths in the village and liaises with Staffordshire County Council and local landowners, to try to keep the paths clear and accessible ... A few years ago, the Horticultural Society in association with Staffordshire County Council's Community Paths Initiative and Lichfield District Council's Countryside Project, published a set of 4 walk leaflets, which are still used today ... [New editions of] these can be obtained from the Horticultural Society.'

kingstonparishcouncil.co.uk/walking-in-kingston/

Category:South Hams
Overview

'Kingston is an unspoilt village lying between Dartmoor and the sea in the South Hams District of Devon County Council ... It is surrounded by working farms and miles of beautiful coastline and estuaries which are havens for birds and wildlife. The parish is in the middle of the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the village includes two conservation areas. The National Trust owns farmland and coastline in Kingston.'

Description from

Kingston Parish Council

www.marshgibbon-pc.gov.uk/other-information/

Category:Aylesbury Vale
Overview

'Marsh Gibbon, although located in Aylesbury Vale in Buckinghamshire, lies close to the border with Oxfordshire. It is situated to the north of the A41 Aylesbury to Bicester road, approximately four miles to the east of Bicester. It has a population of just over nine hundred. It was traditionally a farming village, but in recent years the number of active farms has decreased and many of the people living in the village now work in places such as Bicester, Aylesbury, Oxford, Milton Keynes and some even commute to London.'

Description from

Marsh Gibbon Parish Council

www.meldrethhistory.org.uk/page_id__162_path__0p21p.aspx

Overview

'There are 14 footpaths in the village of Meldreth and each January we compile a survey of the condition of the footpaths and decide on an action plan to continue maintenance of the paths.'

www.papplewick.org/local/pathinfo.html

Category:Gedling
Overview

'In 1996 the Linby and Papplewick parish paths partnership (P3) was created to maintain the footpaths and rights of way in the two parishes. Since then considerable work has been carried out - to upgrade the surface of the paths, provide stiles and waymarks, and to rebuild the ancient bridge over the River Leen.  Funding from Nottinghamshire County Council and the Countryside Agency was used for the work to be carried out.  Since 2010, all paths in Papplewick and Linby have been maintained directly by the County Council.'

Description from

Papplewick Parish Council

www.quorndon.com/walking/

Category:Charnwood
Overview

'All about walking: walking around the village, walking to neighbouring villages. Oh, and walking to the pub ... We organise occasional public Parish Walks each year - everyone is welcome to come along.'

Description from

Quorn Parish Council

getoutside.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/local/rocester-east-staffordshire

Overview

'Rocester village is just off the B5030, approximately 5 miles north-east of Uttoxeter and 7 miles south-west of Ashbourne and the Peak district. Rocester and its surrounding area is an ideal location for walking, being on the route of the Staffordshire Way and also the end of the Limestone Way. Both these walks connect with many other recognised and popular routes.’

See also

ALERT Unable to connect to the Parish Council Website at Review; so replaced the Link with one to GetOutside from the Ordnance Survey.

www.ruishton.org.uk/aboutus/parishwalks.htm

Overview

'The parish of Ruishton, Thornfalcon and Henlade is on the eastern outskirts of Taunton, the County town of Somerset. There has always been a vibrant community spirit which can be seen as you look through the site. Welcome to our parish website.'

Description from

Ruishton.org.uk

comptonshawford-pc.gov.uk/sport-and-leisure/walking/the-shawford-seren...

Category:Winchester
Distance (miles)5
Overview

'A beginner’s guide through a historical treasure-hunt in Compton and Shawford.'

Description from

Tom Threlfall, who relied upon much original research by the late Barrie Hazlitt and Compton & Shawford Parish Council

www.sherstonwalks.org.uk

Category:North Wiltshire
Overview

'Since its inception two years ago the Sherston Footpath Group, which is a subcommittee of Sherston Parish Council, has been working hard on producing a new guide to local footpaths. Hundreds of hours of volunteer time have now resulted in the publication of the guide.'

Description from

Sherston Footpaths Group

www.stbees.org.uk/home/visitors/beach-coastline/walks/

Category:Copeland
Overview

'St Bees is of course noted for being the start of the Coast to Coast Walk, but it has many other local walks for the visitor (and their dogs) to enjoy. A collection of 7 circular walks, starting and finishing in the village and following public footpaths is available in print or as a download.'

Description from

St Bees Parish Council

botesdale.onesuffolk.net/our-village/village-walks/

Category:Mid Suffolk
Distance (miles)10
Overview

'Circular walk around the public footpaths of Rickinghall and Botesdale. Although the walk covers approximately 10 miles, it can be walked in two parts. The Botesdale section covers 6 miles and the Rickinghall section 5 miles ... St. Botolph’s Way is well signed and walkers can negotiate it by following the distinctive purple markers.'

Description from

Botesdale Parish Council

visitsteyning.co.uk

Category:Horsham
Overview

'The Steyning & District Community Partnership has been working with funding through Awards for All to produce a new series of four self-guided walks taking in the best of the countryside and heritage surrounding Steyning ... Each walk guide contains everything you need to know, including comprehensive directions , a clear map, and a wealth of information about some of the sights and places on each route.'

Description from

Steyning and District Community Partnership Project

www.stokepogesparishcouncil.gov.uk/stoke-poges-history/heritage-walk/

Category:Parish Walks
Distance (miles)2
Overview

'The Heritage Walk is a beautiful walk any time of year which runs from the start of Stoke Poges Memorial Gardens, runs alongside Stoke Poges Golf Club lakes, across the road between the two lakes (not over the Repton Bridge) and down the western shore of the lower lake in Stoke Park, terminating at the bench in front of the Stoke Park mansion.'

www.threlkeldvillagehall.org/taxonomy/term/41

Category:Eden
Overview

'The village of Threlkeld in Cumbria is situated in the Northern Lake District, 4 miles east of Keswick and 14 miles west of Penrith beneath Blencathra mountain.' Five walks around Threlkeld.

Description from

Threlkeld Village Hall

www.thurgoland.org.uk/home/walks

Category:Barnsley
Overview

'Thurgoland is a semi-rural parish of around 2500 people in South Yorkshire on the A629 Sheffield – Huddersfield road. It consists of the villages of Thurgoland and Crane Moor and other small settlements. It was recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 and in the 17th century was the centre of the wire-drawing industry. Today it is a modern village with a strong community life. It is good centre for walking on a wide network of local paths and one branch of the Trans Pennine Trail long distance footpath passes through the parish.' ALERT The Parish Council have amended their Website and - at the time of Review - the relevant Web Page stated: 'Walks to be added'.

Description from

Thurgoland Parish Council

www.twyningvillage.co.uk/walks-around-twyning

Category:Tewkesbury
Overview

'Twyning Parish is acknowledged to have one of the finest networks of public footpaths in the entire County. In 1994 the Parish Council won the Rambler's Association Footpath Heritage trophy for the excellent state of its 19 miles of footpaths and bridleways. All paths are clearly marked with way signs and range from simple village walks to longer trips across the Commons.'

Description from

Twyning Parish Council

warnham.org.uk/2019/10/23/footpaths/

Category:Horsham
Overview

'There are many footpaths in Warnham – most well used and clearly marked – covering the whole parish. The Warnham Society – with the financial support of the Parish Council – have produced a map of the footpaths in the village. A copy can be downloaded ... '

Description from

Warnham Parish Council

www.windleshamsociety.co.uk/windlesham-walks-4/

Category:Surrey Heath
Overview

'In the early 1980s, the Windlesham Society's Footpath and Bridleways Sub-Committee set to work to produce a series of walks leaflets.  The aim was to record every footpath and bridleway in the Civil Parish of Windlesham (which includes Lightwater and Bagshot) through a series of circular walks which almost everyone could enjoy.  They ranged in length from just over a mile to four and a half miles ...'

Description from

June Green Windlesham Society

See also

Walks in and around Bagshot [Neil Bartlett]

www.wollastonparishcouncil.gov.uk/node/475

Category:Wellingborough
Overview

'In AD 2000, as part of their millennium celebrations, Wollaston Parish Council erected ten Green Plaques around the village, each identifying a location of historical interest. More have been added each year, both by the Parish Council and the Wollaston Heritage Society. This walk around these Green Plaques traces Wollaston's heritage from its early beginning to the present day.'

Description from

Wollaston Parish Council

www.kingsworthy-pc.org.uk/walks/

Category:Winchester
Overview

Eight Walks which were 'first published in The Worthys Parish Magazine in 2012 and were written by a member of the Worthys Local History Group'.

Description from

Kings Worthy Parish Council

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