Local Government Districts

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The Category Local Government Districts is a subset of Paths & Trails in UK Local Government. 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 Local Government Districts which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

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The following Local Government Districts do NOT (currently) have Records in 'Open Paths and Trails'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Ashford Borough Council

- Carlisle City Council

- Kettering Borough Council

- Tandridge District Council

 

www.adur-worthing.gov.uk/sport-and-leisure/play-a-sport/walking/

Overview

'In 2007, Adur District Council and Worthing Borough Council took the decision to work in partnership. The original goal was to create a single, senior officer structure and shared services across the two councils and to deliver savings and efficiencies for both councils. This innovative, groundbreaking project, the first of its kind nationally, was supported from the start by Improvement and Efficiency South East who, since then, have gone on to share this approach with many other councils regionally and nationally ...'

www.allerdale.gov.uk/en/sport-leisure-arts-culture/sport-allerdale/

Overview

'Specially designed "doorstep walk" guides have been created which suggest simple walking routes in each of the towns in the borough. All the suggested walking routes are are easily accessible and follow good footpaths. The aim is to encourage people to do at least 150 minutes of gentle exercise per week to improve their overall health.'

www.visitambervalley.com

Overview

'The Amber Valley area offers many opportunities for walkers, horse riders and cyclists of all abilities to get out and about.  There's a wide variety of way-marked routes that include spectacular scenery, quaint villages and fascinating local history.'

www.arun.gov.uk/parks

Overview

Access to details of the wide range of 'green spaces' throughout the Arun District, including: Beautiful Parks, Cemeteries, Community Orchards and Local Nature Reserves.

www.ashfield.gov.uk/visiting/tourism-and-travel/walking-in-ashfield/

Overview

'The district consists of three towns and many smaller villages situated in beautiful countryside that offers expansive views, especially from the highest points in Nottinghamshire, which sit within Ashfield.'

www.facebook.com/BarrowCouncil/

Overview

'Discover Barrow on Foot, a selection of walking leaflets are available here for you to download ...'

See also

ALERT Website inaccessible at Review.

www.basildon.gov.uk/article/2423/Country-walks-and-trails

Overview

'Crays Hill, Little Burstead, North Benfleet, Ramsden Crays circular walks. Norsey Wood, Wat Tyler Nature Trails.'

www.basingstoke.gov.uk/health-and-wellbeing

Overview

'Walking is one of the best physical activities you can do and there are many opportunities available. Whether you want to walk and talk with a group of like minded people at a leisurely pace or take a more energetic walk on your own in some of the borough's beautiful open spaces and countryside there is plenty of guidance to get you going.'

www.bassetlaw.gov.uk/sport-leisure-and-culture/active-communities/walk...

Overview

'Bassetlaw District Council, Clumber Park National Trust and Bassetlaw PCT have joined up to promote the Department of Health Change4Life message to "Eat Well, Move More and Live Longer!" The Walking in Bassetlaw ... booklet contains information on Health Walks, Independent Walks, Cycling, Pedometer Loan Scheme and much more ...'

www.blaby.gov.uk/leisure-health-and-community/

Overview

'The Council has a wide range of fantastic green spaces, these provide the opportunity for an enjoyable walk, a family day out and to keep in touch with nature.'

www.bolsover.gov.uk/index.php/resident/outdoor-recreationr?accid=6

Overview

'Set amongst attractive countryside, the district is served by a network of accessible trails and walks. These walks meander through towns and villages incorporating disused railway tracks and public rights of way. Each trail has its own information leaflet detailing each walk and highlighting the interesting features en-route.'

www.brentwood.gov.uk/index.php?cid=2272

Overview

Find a local park or countryside site ... Keep active ... Stay safe, healthy and well ...

www.broadland.gov.uk/downloads/200172/keeping_fit_and_active

Overview

'Broadland is one of the most beautiful districts in the country, made up of many contrasting landscapes. To the east lies part of the world famous Broads, Britain's finest wetland with some two hundred kilometres of navigable waterways. To the west you can explore the gentle rolling landscapes and many beautiful unspoilt villages, with picturesque flint cottages, churches and houses.'

www.bromsgrove.gov.uk/things-to-do/parks-and-outdoors.aspx

Overview

'Bromsgrove has over 70 parks and open spaces, these range from small pretty gardens for sitting and relaxing, woodland areas for long walks and rambling to formal town parks ...'

www.broxtowe.gov.uk

Overview

'Explore the beautiful borough of Broxtowe on foot  ...'

burnley.co.uk/lifestyle/relax/walking-cycling/

Overview

'Why not put your best foot forward and take a walk around some of Lancashire’s forgotten countryside. Burnley has some great walks for everyone. Whether you want an easy ramble or a more strenuous hike the waymarked footpaths that criss-cross Burnley reveal historic landscapes, hidden valleys and beautiful views.'

www.charnwood.gov.uk/pages/walkingforhealth

Overview

Access PDFs of about a score of walks around and about Charnwood; also a number of related documents.

www.cherwell.gov.uk

Overview

'We publish a pack of 12 full colour circular walk leaflets to aid exploration of hidden North Oxfordshire.'

www.chiltern.gov.uk/walking

Overview

'Chiltern District has a fantastic network of public rights of way and the stunning landscape makes it the perfect place for a family walk at the weekend or to exercise the dog every morning ...'

www.chorley.gov.uk/Pages/AtoZ/Parks%20and%20nature%20reserves.aspx

Overview

'There are many significant parks and open spaces in the Borough covering over 300 hectares, many of which have historical connections. Together with river valleys, country parks and nature reserves they offer a wide variety of leisure activities.'

www.copeland.gov.uk/parks-and-open-spaces

Overview

'Copeland is very well placed for walking. You can enjoy an amble around one of the many villages and hamlets or undertake something more challenging like the "coast to coast walk". With most of the borough within the Lake District National Park you are guaranteed great countryside and endless opportunities for refreshment stops and overnight accommodation.'

www.corby.gov.uk/home/leisure-culture/parks-open-spaces/corbys-woodlan...

Overview

'You will find lots of useful information about how you can become more active through walking and appreciate what Corby Borough has to offer in the way of local parks and open spaces.' ALERT This Entry originally contained Links to details of the 34-mile Around Corby Walk. See instead now the description in GPS Cycle and Walking Routes.

See also

Around Corby [GPS Cycle and Walking Routes]

www.cravendc.gov.uk/tourism/

Overview

'Great walking routes are spread across the whole of Craven. Gentle town and village trails explore the heritage and hidden treasures of Craven. Circular walks, from a short riverside stroll to a day out on the fells, an ideal way to venture into the surrounding countryside, or take the bus or train and walk back. Strenuous day walks and challenges are for the more adventurous include the Three Peaks, a 26 mile walk over the summits of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough.' ALERT A Section 'Walking in Craven' seems no longer to be accessible via the Council Website.

www.facebook.com/eastdevon/

Overview

Comprehensive guide to East Devon's countryside sites and events from the East Devon Countryside Team.

See also

Countryside Annual Review [East Devon District Council] (PDF)

www.eastherts.gov.uk/article/35397/Walks-in-East-Herts

Overview

'The small towns and villages stand in an area of natural beauty, with winding country lanes, nestling in shallow valleys of many rivers and streams that criss-cross the District ...'

www.east-northamptonshire.gov.uk/visitors

Overview

'A network of footpaths and bridleways allow you to plan anything from a short walk to a full days hike. '

See also

Walking [nenevalley]

www.eaststaffsbc.gov.uk/parks-and-open-spaces/walks

Overview

'A Warm Welcome awaits you in East Staffordshire, the home of St. George's Park, The National Brewery Centre and Capital of The National Forest ... Hand in hand with the industrial heritage of Burton upon Trent, you will discover some of the most beautiful countryside in the Midlands with lush fields and pretty villages, award-winning restaurants and cosy pubs alongside the River Trent and our meandering canal network.'

www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk/venues-sport-and-leisure-facilities

Overview

'The Borough of Epsom & Ewell is very fortunate in having large areas of countryside set aside as public open space ... The Borough also has many parks, the main ones being shown ...'

www.erewash.gov.uk/index.php/sport-and-health/walking-and-orienteering...

Overview

The River Erewash 'gives its name to the Erewash Valley, which has a rich industrial history, and the local government district and borough of Erewash, which was named after the river when the former borough of Ilkeston and urban district of Long Eaton were united with some of the surrounding rural areas in 1974'.

Download from the Website PDFs of about two dozen 'Country Walks' in and around Erewash.

exeter.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/

Overview

Exeter Walking Map [PDF] ... Self-guided Walks.

www.fareham.gov.uk/leisure/out_and_about_in_fareham/walks.aspx

Overview

'There are a number of self-guided walks around the Borough, varying in difficulty and duration.'

new.fylde.gov.uk/resident/leisure/leisure/the-fylde-countryside/

Overview

Tranquil Rural Beauty 'Surrounding Lytham and St Anne's, this unspoiled scenery should not be missed. You’ll find hamlets, small villages and market towns each one with their own attraction and many tracing back hundreds of years ...'

See also

Visit Lytham St Annes

www.harborough.gov.uk/homepage/69/WALKS

Overview

'There are lots of fantastic walking routes in the local area and we can help you find the perfect walks for you.'

www.harrogate.gov.uk/pos/Pages/ParksandOpenSpacesOutdoorFacilities.asp...

Overview

'The Harrogate district has an abundance of green space. A wide variety of parks, gardens and open spaces offer landscaped areas, floral beds, nature trails or green open space for relaxation or play ...'

www.hart.gov.uk/countryside-nature

Overview

'The Hart district has a wealth of outstanding countryside and open spaces. The council’s Countryside Services manages many of North Hampshire’s important nature reserves and wildlife areas. There are some excellent natural habitats to visit including heathland, woodlands, wet meadows, marshes and Hampshire’s largest fresh water lake at Fleet Pond. Whether you are looking for somewhere to take a stroll or would like to take part in a guided walk, Hart’s open spaces have something for you.'

www.hinckley-bosworth.gov.uk/info/200102/walking

Overview

'We have produced a set of maps based around the following main business sites in Hinckley, offering walks of varying lengths and based around Hinckley’s main business sites. The walks are designed to easily fit into your day, for example your lunch break, to help you improve your health: [1] Harrowbrook Industrial Estate - - - : [2] Wheatfield Industrial Estate - - - : [3] Sketchley Meadows Industrial Estate - - - : [4] Nutts Lane/Logix Industrial Estate - - - : [5] Hinckley Town Centre'

www.huntingdonshire.gov.uk/leisure/parks-nature-reserves-and-green-spa...

Overview

Parks, Nature Reserves and Green Spaces around and about Huntingdon. There should also be access here to an extensive Huntingdonshire District Council Countryside Guide - but note that this is dated 2008.

www.molevalley.gov.uk/home/leisure/parks-playgrounds/parks-gardens-and...

Overview

'Mole Valley lies at the heart of the Surrey Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The area is served by an extensive network of footpaths and is well known as a centre for excellent walking ... Mole Valley District Council has been involved in promoting recreational routes throughout the district. Routes lead from the towns into the surrounding countryside to the North Downs and Greensand Hills with ample opportunity to picnic in the beautiful landscape or to use the village pubs.'

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

Overview

'Wild ponies and cattle, together with the diverse landscape, draw many people to the New Forest for walking. There are a number of walks to take in the New Forest. Many of the routes are clearly marked and there are places of interest to visit along the way. Leaflets on walking are available from the New Forest Visitor Information Centre ...' (or download PDFs of five Walking Routes in the New Forest).

www.newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk/walking/

Overview

'Our district has a wealth of woodlands, parkland, heath and countryside for you to explore on foot ... As well as lots of routes and paths for you to explore, there are various walking and rambling groups who embark on organised walks and trips around the countryside, which you're welcome to join.'

www.ne-derbyshire.gov.uk/about-the-district/parks-and-open-spaces

Overview

'There are many fantastic trails throughout the district, some easy going low level walks, to the more adventurous peaks of Ashover Tor. There are footpaths suitable for all ages and abilities with breathtaking views to be had. When visiting our area don't forget to snap the countryside, public houses and other features which can be sent to us to share on our social media accounts.'

www.facebook.com/northhertsDC/

Overview

Details of Parks and Open Spaces and links to Walks and Cycle Routes around and about North Hertfordshire.

www.n-kesteven.gov.uk/visitors-and-leisure/sports-leisure-culture-and-...

Overview

''Discover a variety of countryside scenes, ancient woodlands and delightful villages.'

www.rother.gov.uk/leisure-and-events/

Overview

'There are many opportunities to enjoy green open space in the District. Rother District Council manages a variety of open spaces as do the District's Town and Parish Councils ... Most of Rother is designated for its quality countryside with a good network of quiet roads and public footpaths to explore ... Rother is home to some of the most stunning coastline on the South Coast and generations of families have enjoyed days out and holidays here for many years.'

www.rugby.gov.uk/directory/2/parks_and_open_spaces

Overview

Parks and Open Spaces 'Rugby Borough Council manages more than 300 hectares of leisure open space throughout the borough.'

www.rushcliffe.gov.uk/environmentandwaste/outdoors/greenspaces/

Overview

Extensive list with Links to relevant Websites of 'green spaces open to the public within Rushcliffe'.

www.selby.gov.uk/visit

Overview

Access to details of a wide range of walks and walking locations around and about Selby.

www.southderbyshire.gov.uk/our-services/things-to-do-and-places-to-vis...

Overview

'South Derbyshire has large areas of picturesque open countryside that is popular with those who want less strenuous walking. For those seeking more challenging terrain, the Peak District is just a short drive away.'

www.sholland.gov.uk/article/5670/South-Holland-Walks

Overview

'South Holland is a wonderful District to explore on foot.  There is a good network of footpaths and quiet country lanes that enables both the casual explorer and the outdoor enthusiast to enjoy the open farmland and waterside areas of the District ... From short circular village routes to long river bank trails there is something for all ages and abilities.  Together they offer an insight into the beautiful landscape that the District has to offer.'

www.south-norfolk.gov.uk/visitors/leisure-centres

Overview

'Download maps of walking and cycling routes where you can get out and enjoy the South Norfolk countryside.'

www.southnorthants.gov.uk/info/3/leisure-and-culture

Overview

'Details of countryside, canalside, village and town footpaths and walking trails can be found ... '

See also

Short Walks Leaflets [Northamptonshire County Council]

www.southribble.gov.uk/content/walks-and-rambles-2

Overview

'There are a range of walks and rambles of varying lengths which have been prepared in locations within South Ribble.'

southstaffordshire.thegoodlife.uk.net

Overview

'South Staffordshire is known for its rural beauty and offers miles of walks through breath taking countryside.'

www.staffsmoorlands.gov.uk/sm/parks

Overview

'The Horticulture Service manages 17 walks covering 108 miles of the Staffordshire Moorlands with dedicated walk leaflets. These can be downloaded...'

www.tendringdc.gov.uk/leisure/sport-recreation/walks-tendring

Overview

'Tendring has beautiful countryside, rural areas and villages to explore.'

www.testvalley.gov.uk/communityandleisure/cyclingwalking/cycling

Overview

'If you are keen to explore the beautiful Test Valley, there is no better way than to go by foot or cycle ... '

www.thurrock.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture

Overview

Access to details of the Parks and Countryside in Thurrock, as well as Walking related activities.

www.westdevon.gov.uk/article/4116/Walking-routes-in-West-Devon

Overview

'West Devon is home to many popular walking routes suitable for all. From flat, short strolls to longer walks, whichever route you choose, they all pass through stunning scenery and can easily be linked to visitor attractions and accommodation.'

www.west-lindsey.gov.uk/my-services/visitors-and-leisure/sport-and-lei...

Overview

'There is so much to see in West Lindsey and a great way of experiencing this is by walking and cycling around the various routes in the area ... The walks are in and around the various towns in West Lindsey and include the history and beauty of the area.'

www.wyre.gov.uk/walkinginwyre

Overview

'Wyre Council has put together a programme of activities designed to encourage people to improve their health and wellbeing and explore the natural and cultural heritage of Wyre. There's something for everyone including guided walks, health walks, wildlife walks, green activities, fun activities for families, heritage walks, park activities and open days.' The related page Walks by Area covers 12 Areas within Wyre ...

www.wyreforestdc.gov.uk/things-to-see-do-and-visit/cycling-walking-and...

Overview

'We are fortunate to have some beautifully picturesque areas in Wyre Forest in which to walk. Whether you walk to get somewhere or just to enjoy your surroundings, prefer to walk with a guide or do your own thing we have brought together a selection of links and information for you to explore.'

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