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'To better understand the evolution of our towns and contribute towards their future management, Buckinghamshire County Council has completed a project surveying 30 historic settlements in Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes. These range from the larger towns of Amersham, Aylesbury, High Wycombe and Newport Pagnell to villages that once aspired to urban status such as Long Crendon, Denham and Hanslope. The project, funded by English Heritage, has produced illustrated reports for each town together with a popular publication summarising the key findings of the project.'

Starting fromBuckingham
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website382
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'The walk begins at Chancery Lane underground station and ends at Tottenham Court Road underground station. The walk will take about three hours to complete, depending upon the time spent in gardens.'

Distance (miles)3
Starting fromChancery Lane Underground Station
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website1081
Views of 'Full' Record1527

'The Town Trail records 22 places of historic interest within the town, each shown by a brass plaque.'

Distance (miles)1
Starting fromAberaeron
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West Wales Cottages

Visits to the Website668
Views of 'Full' Record1413

'Like many towns in North East Lancashire, Accrington owed much of its growth and prosperity to the development of the textile industry - a fact reflected both in its architecture and design. Accrington's greatest development took place during the 19th century, growing rapidly from a small village of 3,000 people in 1801 to 10,000 by the middle of the century and reaching its peak in 1911 when it was an industrial town with 45,000 inhabitants.' ALERT Website Link changed from that orginally referenced.

Navigate the Website>>> Accrington Acorn Trail Leaflet [PDF]
Distance (miles)2
Starting fromTown Hall, Accrington
Description from

PROSPECTS Foundation

Visits to the Website878
Views of 'Full' Record2840

'The Millennium Trail links footpaths around the town with illustrated boards that give information on the history of Alresford, its inhabitants, wildlife and countryside setting. The walk is about one mile and is suitable for wheelchair users and pushchairs.'

Distance (miles)3
Starting fromAlresford
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Roy Gentry About Alresford

Area
Visits to the Website848
Views of 'Full' Record2347

'The towns of Angus are well preserved, unspoiled and full of character and each has their own Heritage Trail showing many interesting buildings and features ... Whether you are looking to find out more about family from this area or would like to enjoy a fantastic heritage trail, we look forward to welcoming you to Angus.'

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Angus Heritage

Area
Visits to the Website802
Views of 'Full' Record1386

'Insight into three of the most historic settlements in the Borough of Antrim ... Follow the trails and learn about the characters, events and places that that shaped Antrim, Randalstown and Crumlin.'

Navigate the Website>>> Antrim Heritage Trail [PDF]
Starting fromClotworthy House
Visits to the Website790
Views of 'Full' Record1519

'Living history epitomises Ardwick, an area rich in architectural features and cultural heritage. Originally a small village and bounded by the River Medlock, Ardwick can trace its origins back to 1282. By the early 19th century, Ardwick was an elegant suburb and its Georgian splendour is still on show at Ardwick Green, alongside one of Manchester's oldest churches St Thomas's Church, built in 1741 ...'

Distance (miles)3
Starting fromArdwick
Description from

Victoria Baths Neighbourhood Regeneration Project

Visits to the Website768
Views of 'Full' Record1541

'Ballymoney Heritage Guide features many well known historic buildings and sites around the Borough as well as information about people from Ballymoney who are of historic importance in their respective fields.'

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Visits to the Website704
Views of 'Full' Record1621

'Bangor's history is a wide and varied one. The first settlement was in Neolithic times but it was the founding of the monastery by St Comgall in AD558 that laid the town foundations ...'

Distance (miles)2
Starting fromTourist Information Centre, Tower House, Quay Street, Bangor
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website850
Views of 'Full' Record1446

'Seeks to highlight some of the places around the centre of Barmouth that have played a part in this history and given the town its character. Hopefully it will also encourage the exploration of places of interest further afield.' ALERT 'We have been notified that the Heritage Trail website has been hacked and is now directly linking to a very unpleasant site ...' [Facebook Page: 31 December 2017]

Distance (miles)2
Starting fromBarmouth
Description from

Barmouth Heritage Trail Group

Area
Visits to the Website962
Views of 'Full' Record3671

'This tour will guide you around some of Barnstaple’s interesting buildings and monuments, helping to piece together the story of a town that is well over 1000 years old.' ALERT 'Barnstaple Heritage Centre is to be closed down in March. The attraction on the Strand, which offers visitors the chance to discover 1,000 years of Barnstaple history, has fallen victim to the town council’s "Better Barnstaple" plan. The council today (Friday) revealed its five year vision to protect services in the town and make its heritage ‘available to a wider public audience’. [North Devon Gazette 15 January 2016]

Distance (miles)2
Starting fromBarnstaple Heritage Centre
Description from

Barnstaple Town Council

Area
Visits to the Website766
Views of 'Full' Record1500
Starting fromBarrow upon Soar
Visits to the Website909
Views of 'Full' Record2022

'Barton upon Humber is a town of over 10,000 population situated on the south bank of the River Humber. The town has a long history which can be traced back well before the 10th century AD.'

Starting fromBarton-Upon-Humber
Visits to the Website866
Views of 'Full' Record1945

'A self-guided walk of the town centre starting in Basingstoke's 800-year old Market Place. As you follow the trail you will discover more about the town's history, from Domesday through to the modern day.'

Navigate the Website>>> Town Trail [PDF]
Distance (miles)3
Starting fromWillis Museum, Basingstoke
Area
Visits to the Website844
Views of 'Full' Record2129

'The Bedworth Society Town Trail is slightly less than a mile and a quarter long and can easily be walked in about an hour. This can be extended by exploring the Miners Welfare Park, or a welcome rest in the green oasis of Church Walk.'

Distance (miles)1
Starting fromBedworth
Description from

The Bedworth Society

Visits to the Website788
Views of 'Full' Record1475

'Several themed walking trails have been created around Berwick, Spittal and Tweedmouth: [1] The Lowry Trail - - - : [2] The Barleycorn Trail - - - : [3] The Fishy Trail.' Alert These Walks replace one from Northumberland County Council which seems to have disappeared.

Distance (miles)2
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Time to Explore Northumberland & The Scottish Borders

Visits to the Website794
Views of 'Full' Record1381

'Discover Blackburn and Darwen's incredible history when cotton was king and weaving was big business. Self-guided Heritage Town Trails will help you explore the borough from a new perspective, revealing the stories behind of some of Blackburn and Darwen's historic buildings and taking you back to a time when the town was "the weaving capital of the world".'

Starting fromAround and About
Description from

VisitBlackburn

Visits to the Website810
Views of 'Full' Record1961

Our new Bolsover Interactive Trail is available for anybody to follow, and you can download the free mp3 files for your mp3 player. We would highly recommend downloading the mp3 files and visiting Bolsover to experience the sights and sounds of the Trail first hand.' ALERT Unfortunately, the Civic Society Website was inaccessible at Review; so I have merely cited the Bolsover District Council Website instead.

Distance (miles)2
Starting fromAround and About
Description from

Bolsover Civic Society

Visits to the Website843
Views of 'Full' Record1836

The Boston Experience 'There are a wealth of things to do for both visitors and residents in and around Boston, including a Trail About Town. The Boston Experience provides links to local attractions and other websites of interest.'

Navigate the Website>>> Boston Heritage and Influence - A trail about town [PDF]
Distance (miles)2
Starting fromAround and About
Description from

Boston Borough Council

Visits to the Website691
Views of 'Full' Record1419

Stepping out in Bridgnorth!  'Initially this will be a level walk through the High Street of High Town with diversions for the fit and energetic by foot to Low Town, or for the less mobile a descent by the famous Bridgnorth Cliff Railway is recommended ...'

Distance (miles)3
Starting fromBridgnorth
Visits to the Website721
Views of 'Full' Record1366

'One hour walk around Broadstairs, its fascinating history and its landmarks.'

Navigate the Website>>> Download a copy of the leaflet [PDF]
Distance (miles)2
Starting fromBroadstairs
Description from

Visit Kent

Area
Visits to the Website876
Views of 'Full' Record1404

'An enjoyable circular stroll around the town centre. A great way to discover the town's remarkable history through the buildings and architecture which provide clues to the past. Use the Town Map to help you follow the Trail: Get YOUR Great Value Map from Camborne's Tourist Information Centre, and other retail outlets around the town.'

Starting fromCamborne
Description from

Discover Cornwall

Area
Visits to the Website545
Views of 'Full' Record1137

'What made Cannock Chase and the surrounding area what it is today? Over the centuries people, places and events have shaped its heritage. Discover how by walking or cycling the Cannock Chase Heritage Trail ...'

Distance (miles)10
Starting fromCannock Railway Station
Description from

Cannock Chase Council

Visits to the Website711
Views of 'Full' Record1543

Six walks around and about Carmarthen Town Centre: 'Many of the walks given can be lengthened as walking ability improves ... These additional streets only take an extra 5 - 20 minutes to walk and are just as quick and much healthier than jumping in a taxi or on a bus.'

Starting fromCarmarthen
Description from

Urbanwalks

Visits to the Website1061
Views of 'Full' Record2710

'Enjoy a walk around some of the major heritage attractions of Carshalton. The walk starts and finishes at Honeywood where, for a small entrance fee, you will be able to find out a little more about the places you have seen.'

Distance (miles)2
Starting fromHoneywood Museum, Carshalton
Description from

Friends of Honeywood Museum

Visits to the Website830
Views of 'Full' Record1567

'If you are planning a visit to Whitehall why not include a walk around Cheam village and look at some of the other historic buildings on this Heritage Walk? ... The walk takes approximately one hour ... A more detailed guide to the Cheam Heritage Walk is available from Whitehall.'

Distance (miles)3
Starting fromCheam
Description from

The Friends of Whitehall

Visits to the Website572
Views of 'Full' Record1576

'Walking the streets of Kensington and Chelsea can be a fascinating introduction to its history. There are stories on every street, some of them both surprising and illuminating.'

Distance (miles)2
Starting fromKing's Road, Chelsea
Visits to the Website871
Views of 'Full' Record1303

'If you’re in the attractive town of Cheltenham Spa for a few days ... then you might think about spending a few hours seeing the parks and landmarks on foot.'

Distance (miles)5
Starting fromAround and About
Description from

Ordnance Survey

Visits to the Website892
Views of 'Full' Record1426

'Walking trails are designed to lead you on interesting routes around the town mainly within the old town Portwall.'

Starting fromChepstow
Description from

Chepstow Town Council

Visits to the Website698
Views of 'Full' Record1612

'Walk around the 2000 year old history of this market town, visiting sites of Roman occupation, Christian heritage and Victorian industry. Take in the character and history of the buildings and sites as you enjoy your tour.'

Distance (miles)2
Starting fromChester-le-Street
Area
Visits to the Website621
Views of 'Full' Record1870

'An introduction to the main points of interest in the town centre.'

Distance (miles)1
Starting fromMarket Square, Crewkerne
Area
Visits to the Website614
Views of 'Full' Record1260

'Hastings is an acclaimed coastal town with a long history of smuggling and conspiracy. There are plenty of seaside attractions and a long beach, but it also has an Old Town steeped in history, with black beamed houses overhanging the streets ... ' Two Self-Guided Walks to purchase online.

Starting fromAround and About
Description from

Curious About ... ?

Area
Visits to the Website503
Views of 'Full' Record1329

'A two hour gentle walk around the town of Dartmouth taking in historic features of interest.'

Navigate the Website>>> Dartmouth Town Trail [PDF]
Distance (miles)1
Starting fromDartmouth
Description from

South Devon AONB

Area
Visits to the Website761
Views of 'Full' Record1401

'Devizes is full of buildings of historic importance. The Trust has placed Blue Plaques on many of them, giving brief details ... ' (Unfortunately, the Link to the 'Town Trail' seems to have disappeared.)

Distance (miles)2
Starting fromDevizes
Description from

Trust for Devizes

Area
Visits to the Website819
Views of 'Full' Record1831

'A step by step walking guide to Stowmarket; estimated walking time: 1 hour.'

Distance (miles)2
Starting fromStowmarket
Description from

Edwin Hayward

Area
Visits to the Website482
Views of 'Full' Record1096

'Several leaflets can be downloaded ... which give a brief history and guide to some of the important buildings and places within towns in the Dudley Borough, including suggested routes for walks.'

Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website813
Views of 'Full' Record1343

'The Duns Town Trail has been set up by Scottish Borders Council and Scottish Borders Tourist Board. The aim is to welcome the visitor to Duns and provide an added dimension to local history and a flavour of the town's development ... We hope you will enjoy walking around the Town Trail and trust that you will have a pleasant stay in Duns.'

Distance (miles)4
Starting fromDuns
Description from

Duns Scotland

See also

Duns Town Trail [Scottish Borders Council]

Visits to the Website749
Views of 'Full' Record1414

Download from the Website PDFs of Historic Walk Guides of Ealing, Northolt, Greenford and Southall including maps.

Starting fromAround and About
Description from

Ealing Council

Visits to the Website772
Views of 'Full' Record1396

Walking notes around the centre of Ealing, originally published in 1970, updated to 1986, with some more recent footnotes.

'Who first coined the term Queen of the Suburbs is not known, but the name sticks to the present day. The Mount Park Road area still retains much of its original character and is still dominated by grand family homes. For the most part, it has resisted the conversion into dormitory bed-sitters, an effect which has over taken so many of the other London suburbs.'

Starting fromHaven Green
Description from

Ealing Civic Society

Visits to the Website1012
Views of 'Full' Record1489

'Nine fascinating guides for walking around and observing Eastbourne.'

Navigate the Website>>> Publications >>> Nine Town Walks
Starting fromAround and About
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Walking Pack Produced By The Eastbourne Society

Area
Visits to the Website920
Views of 'Full' Record3327

'The fast-growing town of Ellon now has its own circular walk enabling visitors and residents to appreciate the town's unrivalled setting by the banks of the Ythan.'

Navigate the Website>>> Ellon Circular Walk [PDF]
Distance (miles)4
Starting fromEllon
Description from

Aberdeenshire Council

Visits to the Website642
Views of 'Full' Record1598

'A first published heritage trail guide focusing on Epsom Town Centre covered the area around Church Street and the High Street.' A more recent second guide 'leads out of the High Street at its western end, turning left into South Street and on to Dorking Road and to Woodcote. It also includes a possible detour to the Old Well for anyone who might wish to go the extra mile to visit the source of the town’s fame ...'

Distance (miles)3
Starting fromEpsom
Description from

The Epsom Civic Society

Area
Visits to the Website696
Views of 'Full' Record1643

'If you see people walking around Framlingham who appear to be staring constantly at their feet, they're probably actually following the Town Trail ... Framlingham is bursting with history and hidden nooks making much of its history and interest easy to miss, so we have created the Town Trail which is a circular walk marked by metal plaques around the town which take you on a comprehensive tour of Framlingham.'

Distance (miles)2
Starting fromFramlingham
Description from

Framlingham Town Council

Area
Visits to the Website665
Views of 'Full' Record1800

'Made up of 21 plaques which are situated in pavements across the central area of Greenock, highlighting historic locations in the town as well as famous local people in Greenock’s past, notably James Watt and Abram Lyle.'

Navigate the Website>>> Download the Trail Booklet [PDF]
Distance (miles)3
Starting fromGreenock
Description from

Discover Inverclyde

Visits to the Website763
Views of 'Full' Record1365

'This walk shows how easily the hustle and bustle of the town centre can be left behind. A few minutes walking are all that is required to reach the beautiful and tranquil riverside environment of the River Wey Valley. Allow 30 mins to an hour depending on walking speed. Parts of the route, especially the towpath, may be uneven in places and muddy in winter.'

Navigate the Website>>> Guildford Town and River Walk
Distance (miles)2
Starting fromCornmarket Portico
Description from

Surrey Hills AONB

Area
Visits to the Website840
Views of 'Full' Record1421

'The Hackney Society works to preserve Hackney's unique heritage and make the area a better place in which to live and work. The Society was formed in 1967 to involve and support local people in the conservation and regeneration of Hackney's built environment and public spaces.'

Navigate the Website>>> Download PDFs
Starting fromAround and About
Description from

The Hackney Society

Visits to the Website869
Views of 'Full' Record1392

'Modern Halesworth probably dates from the middle Saxon period. There is evidence of a settlement here in 850 - 1150 AD. By the 11th Century, Halesworth had moved to the top of the ridge - to the East of the church, gradually developing and growing into the town as we know it today. This Trail will guide you around the town with notes to illustrate some of the events that occured in the history of Halesworth.'

Starting fromHalesworth
Description from

Halesworth.net

Area
Visits to the Website630
Views of 'Full' Record1451

Four Discovery Trails designed by pupils at local schools discovering more about their local area.

Visits to the Website751
Views of 'Full' Record1396

'This curriculum resource has been produced with financial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund. It aims to increase young people's knowledge and appreciation of Hammersmith and Fulham's history and heritage.'

Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website778
Views of 'Full' Record1341

'Explore Handsworth's hidden gems on a walking tour through time.'

Navigate the Website>>> Handsworth Heritage Trail [PDF]
Distance (miles)2
Starting fromHandsworth
Description from

Hands on Handsworth

Visits to the Website814
Views of 'Full' Record1307

'Nestling in the foothills of the Rhinog mountain range, Harlech is a beautiful little town overlooking Cardigan Bay. Dominated by its medievel castle and surrounding hills, it is one of Snowdonia's best kept secrets ...'

Starting fromHarlech
Walks described here by
See also

Harlech Town History Trail [Visit Harlech]

Area
Visits to the Website388
Views of 'Full' Record1114

'A joint project between Havant Rotary Club in celebration of 50 years of Rotary in Havant, Bosmere 100 and Havant Borough Council.'

Distance (miles)2
Starting fromAround and About
Description from

Havant Rotary Club

Area
Visits to the Website758
Views of 'Full' Record2165

'Hay Tours is about bringing the fascinating stories of Hay's history to life. The people, the places and the landscape from Medieval times right up to the present. Tours are designed to be fun, informative and friendly and take 1-2 hours to complete depending on the route.'

Starting fromHay-on-Wye
Description from

Hay History Group

Visits to the Website688
Views of 'Full' Record1096

'A series of 7 gentle walks around the town, highlighting local history and places of interest.'

Starting fromHaywards Heath
Description from

Mid Sussex District Council

Area
Visits to the Website2839
Views of 'Full' Record1561

'For me, Helston is quite simply the finest town in Cornwall to live in. Whether one considers the quality of schools, the richness of local history, the fine old architecture of the town, the variety of local shops and businesses, the beauty of the local countryside and coastal areas, or the wide variety of local volunteer groups who work so hard to make life good in the town, Helston has so much to be proud of.'

Starting fromHelston
Description from

Helston Town Council

Area
Visits to the Website595
Views of 'Full' Record1410

'Directions for self-guided walks around Herefordshire's six market towns, plus a walk around the Victorian places of interest in Hereford itself.'

Description from

Herefordshire Through Time

Visits to the Website590
Views of 'Full' Record1283

Local history and heritage walks around and about Huddersfield.

Starting fromHuddersfield
See also

Trails and Guided Walks [Discover Huddersfield]

Visits to the Website627
Views of 'Full' Record1279

'Self-guided Historic Town Walks around the town, discovering lots about Hungerford's interesting history.'

Starting fromHungerford
Description from

Hungerford Virtual Museum [Hungerford Historical Association]

Area
Visits to the Website490
Views of 'Full' Record1192

'Due to its position on the Great North Road, Huntingdon developed into a major coaching centre in the 16th and 17th centuries. The opening of the Great Northern line in 1850 meant that rail travel superceded travel by road, and this, coupled with the agricultural depression, led to a period of decline ...'

Distance (miles)2
Starting fromHuntingdon
Description from

Visit Cambridge & Beyond

Visits to the Website603
Views of 'Full' Record1145

Six Trails in Islington 'Walking is a great way to discover what Islington has to offer. Click on the links for details of walks that our members have created ...'

Starting fromAround and About
Description from

The Islington Society

Visits to the Website777
Views of 'Full' Record1583

'The Jewish community of Bedford was always a small but interesting community and this tour gives a good insight into their life and times as well as touching on wider aspects of Bedford's life and landmarks.'

Starting fromBedford England
Visits to the Website661
Views of 'Full' Record1312

'Brackley is a very small market town, in rural Northamptonshire, on the main road between Northampton and Oxford. Until after the War, the town was little larger than a large village, with a market place and 2 - 3,000 residents ...'

Starting fromBrackley
Visits to the Website547
Views of 'Full' Record1394

'This trail illustrates the fascinating and extensive Jewish Heritage of Brighton and Hove and demonstrates that it is among the most important Jewish heritage locations in the country. The trail falls into two linked trails - the Brighton Trail and the West Brighton and Hove Trail.

Starting fromBrighton Railway Station and Viaduct
Area
Visits to the Website736
Views of 'Full' Record2795

'While the 20th and 21st centuries offer little evidence of any Jewish activity in Bury St Edmunds, Moyses Hall serves as a prominent reminder of the town's Jewish heritage and, today, the Hall and its museum are a key tourist attraction.'

Starting fromBury St Edmunds
Area
Visits to the Website590
Views of 'Full' Record1237

'Cheltenham remains an elegant and attractive town which continues to draw visitors from around the world for its fine buildings and ambiance. Most of the sites of Jewish interest lie around the centre of the town. The synagogue is of exceptional interest due to the acknowledged beauty and historical interest of its interior and should be visited ...'

Visits to the Website652
Views of 'Full' Record1225

'The origins of the Dover Jewish community are surrounded in some mystery. The community may have begun in the medieval period, though the evidence is incomplete.'

Starting fromAround and About
Area
Visits to the Website516
Views of 'Full' Record1087

'Gloucester has an unexpected and fascinating Jewish history linked to the military and port history of the city ... '

Distance (miles)5
Starting fromMedieval Jewry, Eastgate Street
Visits to the Website695
Views of 'Full' Record1412

'Until very recently, with little documentary evidence of its existence, the medieval Jews of Guildford would have merited little more than a footnote in a history of Anglo-Jewry. However, an exciting archaeological discovery in 1996 changed all that, when the remains of what’s believed to have been a 12th century synagogue were unearthed in the town.'

Starting fromHigh Street
Area
Visits to the Website547
Views of 'Full' Record1200

'Lincoln was, in the Middle Ages, one of the most important of the English Jewish communities In its heyday, in the late 12th century, it was second only to London in importance in both financial and population terms. It remained a prominent Jewish centre right up to the General Expulsion of the Jews in 1290. It had some notable scholars. Jews subsequently re-settled the City in very small numbers from the 18th century onwards. A new Jewish congregation was finally re-founded in 1992.'

Distance (miles)2
Starting fromLincoln Cathedral
Visits to the Website841
Views of 'Full' Record1614

'One of the leading medieval communities in England, Northampton's Jews were given the boot in 1290. However, seven centuries later they would return to give the boot to Northampton.'

Distance (miles)2
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website715
Views of 'Full' Record1308

'This Trail was the first ever Jewish heritage trail of Ramsgate, originally created in 2004.'

Starting fromRamsgate
Area
Visits to the Website603
Views of 'Full' Record1293

'While many would not immediately associate Richmond and its surrounds with a significant or even rich Jewish history it is replete with Jewish associations going back to the late 17th century ...'

Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website576
Views of 'Full' Record1200

'The Jewish heritage and history of Sheerness and Blue Town is fascinating and virtually unknown in this still remote part of England. The Jewish community in Blue Town grew up alongside the Naval Dock Yard during the Napoleonic Wars and echos of this past can still be detected in the western part of Blue Town next to the old Dock Wall.'

Starting fromSheerness
Area
Visits to the Website623
Views of 'Full' Record1471

'Stroud's main claim to note has been as a woolen and worsted producing town in the west of England. The town lies quite dramatically on the steep flanks of a valley and is surprisingly remindful of one of the old woolen towns in the north of England ...'

Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website574
Views of 'Full' Record1232

'This descriptive series of three walks will take you from the Square on each occasion. Starting from the front of the Town Hall, which houses the Tourist Information Centre, you will be taken along one of the arteries leading out of town, to look at the historical growth of the town, its buildings and other items of interest connected with the town ...'

Starting fromTown Hall, Kelso
See also

Kelso Town Trail [Scottish Borders Council]

Visits to the Website750
Views of 'Full' Record1391

'Visitors and locals can learn about the history of Kilmarnock with the Kilmarnock Town Trail - a walking trail exploring Kilmarnock's history and architecture ...'

Navigate the Website>>> Download the Kilmarnock Town Trail Map [PDF]
Starting fromNew Laigh Kirk, Kilmarnock
Area
Visits to the Website682
Views of 'Full' Record1510

'A fascinating visitor trail links The Walks in King's Lynn with other ancient treasures in the town and celebrates a rich chapter in local history.'

Navigate the Website>>> King's Lynn Pilgrimage Trail [PDF]
Distance (miles)2
Starting fromLynn Museum
Description from

Visit West Norfolk

Area
Visits to the Website733
Views of 'Full' Record1348

'Kingston is a beautiful place to live, work and visit, but often its natural and historical wealth is overshadowed by its reputation as the shopping hub of South West London. We wanted to encourage residents and visitors to look at Kingston afresh and tap into the fascinating history, flora and fauna the Royal Borough has to offer, and so Kingston Trails was born.'

Starting fromAround and About
Description from

History @ Kingston

Visits to the Website805
Views of 'Full' Record1401

'Heritage walks around six of the borough's conservation areas have been developed in partnership with the Merseyside Guides to raise awareness of the forgotten past, and to discover something about what makes Knowsley a special place to live.'

Starting fromAround and About
Description from

Knowsley Council

Visits to the Website1028
Views of 'Full' Record4274

'Lauder is situated beside the River Leader on one of the oldest routes between Edinburgh and England. It lies in a lush valley near the foot of the Lammermuir Hills. The earliest mentions of Lauder are when it was known as Lawedir (12-15th century), Loweder (c.1300) and Lawdir (1574). Lauder is in a perfect location for the visitor and local alike to enjoy the peace and beauty of the Borders.'

Navigate the Website>>> Lauder Town Trail [PDF]
Distance (miles)1
Starting fromLauder
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website708
Views of 'Full' Record1364

'This Trail covers much of that part of Launceston which was the core of the Mediaeval town built within the Town Wall, now designated as a Conservation Area of Outstanding Status. It contains examples of every significant type of architecture since the Norman Conquest.'

Starting fromLaunceston
Description from

Cornwall Online

Area
Visits to the Website632
Views of 'Full' Record1436

'Ledbury is a market town in east Herefordshire. It is named after the river Leadon, which runs through the area. In the Domesday Survey of 1086 it is recorded as "Liedeberge" ... In the 12th century Ledbury had a Bishop's Palace and the Bishop of Hereford was formally lord of the manor of Ledbury. For some time Ledbury was the most valuable of all the manors held by the Bishop.'

Distance (miles)2
Starting fromJohn Masefield High School, Ledbury
Walks described here by
See also

Visits to the Website863
Views of 'Full' Record3107

'You can get to know Lee-on-the-Solent better by taking a circular walk around the town and seafront described in the leaflet Lee-on-the-Solent Historical Tour of the Town and Seafront ... It passes some of the most important landmarks in the history of Lee-on-the-Solent. Starting at the Interpretation panel on the Seafront, the route passes through the town centre, along the site of a Medieval track, through the Victorian and Edwardian planned town and back along the seafront promenade, with its dramatic views of the Solent and the Isle of Wight.'

Navigate the Website>>> Lee on Solent [PDF]
Distance (miles)1
Starting fromLee-on-the-Solent
Description from

Gosport Borough Council

Area
Visits to the Website693
Views of 'Full' Record1326

'Levi Stephenson was one of the early traders who summed up the spirit of Cleethorpes. Born 1815, he appears on the Cleethorpes Coat of Arms ...' Alert The Trail seems no longer to be accessible via the Civic Society Website; so I have replaced the Link with one to the Friends of Cleethorpes Heritage.

Starting fromCleethorpes
Visits to the Website707
Views of 'Full' Record1519

Two walks based on the (out-of-print) book "Through the Lanes of Leyland": 'The book attempted to cover most parts of Leyland by taking two walks through the old country lanes of the village that now make up the main thoroughfares of the town'.

Navigate the Website>>> The Inner Walk | The Outer Walk
Starting fromLeyland
Description from

Peter Houghton and Leyland Historical Society

Visits to the Website790
Views of 'Full' Record2689

Download from the Website PDFs of six walks, two from the Society's 'History Walks' series, four from their 'Wanstead Flats History Walks'.

Starting fromAround and About
Description from

Leyton & Leytonstone Historical Society

Visits to the Website738
Views of 'Full' Record2175

'The trail takes you around the town to 12 different boards, each board highlighting key buildings and their architectural features. Each board also relates some of the town's history.'

Distance (miles)2
Starting fromLlandrindod Wells
Description from

Croeso Network Wales UK

Visits to the Website894
Views of 'Full' Record2118

'The Town Trail has been established in recent years by the local authority which has placed large informative boards at fifteen locations in Llandudno town each with a distinctive circular map ... and detailed information on nearby places of interest and a recommended walking route between these 15 trail markers to encompass the whole town.'

Note 'This website was originally developed and edited by the late Noel Whalley ... Last updated, April 2009'

Starting fromLlandudno
Description from

Noel Walley

See also

Llandudno Town Trail [Visit Llandudno]

Visits to the Website666
Views of 'Full' Record1545

'To celebrate the final phase of the Long Eaton Townscape Heritage Initiative, the Council has produced a self-guided walk booklet so that residents and visitors can follow a route to see some of the town's historic buildings – including properties that have been repaired through the THI project.'

Distance (miles)2
Starting fromLong Eaton Town Hall
Description from

Erewash Borough Council

Visits to the Website628
Views of 'Full' Record1325

'This walk takes in the historic buildings and other places of interest within Loughborough town centre. It guides you around the town using dropped kerbs and pedestrian crossings where possible. Accessible to all, the route takes approximately one hour to complete, but you may want to stop off for a picnic on the way!'

Distance (miles)1
Starting fromLoughborough
Description from

Charnwood Borough Council

Visits to the Website664
Views of 'Full' Record1704

'A journey of discovery following the heritage buildings of Lurgan. In all parts of the town are to be found many impressive examples erected by talented local builders and craftsmen. They have an appeal deeper than can be conveyed by mere terms of brick, stone and plaster. Discover the treasure of our past by taking a fresh look at the rich architectural legacy left by previous generations.'

Alert The 'Discover Craigavon' Website originally cited here seems no longer. So I have referenced Lurgan Park rather than the Lurgan Town Trail.

Starting fromLurgan
Description from

OutdoorNI.com

Visits to the Website616
Views of 'Full' Record1441

'A Walk Around Macclesfield's Historic Buildings.'

Starting fromMacclesfield
Description from

Dorothy Bentley Smith and MaccInfo

Area
Visits to the Website796
Views of 'Full' Record1336

'Discover Madeley's hidden historical gems on this self-guided trail.'

Distance (miles)2
Starting fromMadeley
Description from

Madeley Local Studies Group

Visits to the Website574
Views of 'Full' Record1167

Seventeen locations in Manningtree Town Centre, each illustrated with a current or historic photograph.

Navigate the Website>>> Download the Manningtree Town History Trail [JPG]
Distance (miles)2
Starting fromManningtree
See also

Manningtree - England's Smallest Town [AA Walks and Bike Rides]

Area
Visits to the Website879
Views of 'Full' Record1480

'This tour will guide you around some of the interesting buildings an monuments in this bustling market town and will help to build up a picture of life here during the past one thousand years. This trail is also available as an audio download.'

Distance (miles)4
Starting fromAround and About
Description from

Mansfield District Council

Visits to the Website658
Views of 'Full' Record1387

'Two walks – the Town Trail and the Riverside Trail - both of which highlight the older more interesting buildings in March and the stories behind them.  The two trails may be linked to form a single walk.' ALERT The Fens Museum Partnership Website itself seems no longer.

Distance (miles)5
Starting fromMarch
Description from

Fens Museum Partnership

Visits to the Website775
Views of 'Full' Record1508

'This Guide provides visitors with a suggested tour around the heritage sites in Melton town centre. The route is accessible for all and facilities are available along the way ... You can explore parkland, visit cafes, buy cheese or pork pies and visit Melton Carnegie Museum which features excellent exhibitions on the history of Melton Mowbray and the surrounding area.'

Navigate the Website>>> Melton Mowbray Heritage Trail
Starting fromMelton Mowbray
Description from

Leicester Shire Promotions

Visits to the Website629
Views of 'Full' Record1749

'New Mills has an extensive conservation area which has contributed to preserving and enhancing the architectural heritage and character of the town's public buildings, shops, and houses.'

Distance (miles)2
Starting fromNew Mills Heritage Centre
Description from

Steve Lewis

Visits to the Website505
Views of 'Full' Record1188

'These leaflets are produced by Newark Civic Trust with support from the Newark Town Partnership and other local organisations. The routes all begin in the grounds of Newark Castle close to the Gilstrap Centre.'

Distance (miles)9
Starting fromNewark-on-Trent
Description from

Newark Civic Trust

Visits to the Website839
Views of 'Full' Record1459

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