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'There's something for everyone in the gardens: play in the woodland, walk around the lake or simply find a quiet seat and relax. The formal walled garden, with flower borders and fruit trees, make ...
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Category Warwick

'Newtonmore offers the visitor a wide range of activities within the village lying at the southern end of the Spey Valley in the Cairngorms National Park. Newtonmore is at the heart of the Scottish ...
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Category Inverness-shire

'The original route was devised by members of the Mid Cheshire Footpaths Society and commemorates the life and work of Jack Baker, onetime footpaths officer for Cheshire County Council. Th ...
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'Why not use our Challenge to raise funds for your own charity? With four separate walks, ranging from a leisurely two hour guided walk to the full Bala Challenge, there is something for e ...
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Category Merioneth

'Balkello's trees were only planted in the 1990s, but already the young woodland is a real contrast to the open fields around it. Birds sing among the trees and light plays through the branches: co ...
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Category City of Dundee

'At present four main trails cover the length of the woodland and follow routes that have been walked by the local community for more than a century, following the natural contours of the woodland ...
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'One of the most important features of the guide is a walking trail of Ballymoney Town which signposts buildings of historic interest.'


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'Balmerino Abbey, or St Edward's Abbey, in Balmerino, Fife, Scotland, was a Cistercian monastic community founded in 1227 to 1229 by monks from Melrose Abbey with the patronage of ...
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Category Fife

'This walk will take you through the grounds and gardens of Balmoral, passing by some of the monuments and cairns. Your guide will explain about the history of Balmoral as well as the wood ...
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Category Aberdeenshire

Bamburgh 'is notable for two reasons: the imposing Bamburgh Castle, overlooking the beach, seat of the former Kings of Northumbria, and at present owned by the Armstrong f ...
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'The creation of the Touchstone Trail and all its supporting material is a celebration of community spirit. The 1,400 strong community of Bamford pulled together to create a lasting icon for genera ...
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Category High Peak

'The scenic beauty and the diverse landscape make the Banbridge District a great place to explore on foot.In recent years [the former] Banbridge District Council has been working to provide opportu ...
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'The Trail focuses on many aspects of Bangor's history highlighting its key sites and buildings of interest. This walk will take approximately 1½ hrs to complete (unless you follow the coastal path ...
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Six circular walks have also been created to link with The Millennium Trail: [1] Town and Down (5 miles) - - - : [2] Shabden & Upper Gatton Parks (7 miles) - - - : [3] North Downs Ridg ...
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There is also a 'Bardney Short Walk' (6 miles).


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Category West Lindsey

Download the Trail Directions 'The trail can easily be navigated using the leaflet available from the Tourist Information centre in Barmouth, however there follows a more detailed descript ...
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Category Merioneth

'Barnes was listed in the Domesday Book of 1086 under its Saxon name Berne (meaning barn). Until the mid-19th century the village comprised little more than a few shops and inns and some imposing h ...
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'There are no facilities en route and the walk must be completed in one day of 10 to 12 hours walking, so the route is really only practical for fit and experienced walkers.'


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Category Darlington

'Barnsley MBC has produced a series of six leaflets showing the route of the Boundary walk but also highlights places of interest en route.'


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Category Barnsley

'Walking and cycling leaflets are available at various sites across the borough, including Elsecar Heritage Centre and Worsbrough Mill Country Park. Leaflets will shortly be available to download. ...
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Category Barnsley

[1] Bucknell Hill (1¾ miles) - - - : [2] Mynd-Darky Dale-Bucknell Hill (5½ miles) - - - : [3] Bucknell Hill (4¾ miles) with optional extension to Hopton Titterhill (7½ miles) - - - : [4] Bucknell W ...
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Category South Shropshire

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Category West Dorset

'This site records the work of the Heritage Group which is composed of residents who are interested in some particular aspect of Barrow’s heritage.

'Currently there are three s ...
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Category Charnwood

'Three Barton town walks leaflets were all updated in 2007: [1] The Georgian Walk - - - : [2] The Victorian Walk - - - : [3] The Waterside Walk. There are also two guides to public rights of way ac ...
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'The Friends of Bashfordsland Wood & Oakfield Glen is a voluntary group of local residents who want to dedicate some of their time, energy and effort to caring for and improving this g ...
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'Different parts of the canal hold their own surprises such as the flights of locks in Surrey, the lakes and flashes near Mytchett or the rolling fields and picturesque cottages near Odiham. There ...
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Category Hart

'Explore the architectural features of many of the town's buildings - and look behind the facades. Discover some of the town's more famous residents - and find out about some of those who passed th ...
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'Discover hidden valleys, rich in limestone flowers and tranquil beech woodlands, interspersed with extensive views over Bath and out towards the Blackdown Hills. The Iron Age fort on Little Solsbu ...
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'This virtually flat path connects Bath to the Midford Valley, following the track-bed of the former Somerset and Dorset Railway. It incorporates the Devonshire Tunnel and Combe Down Tunnel; the lo ...
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'Countryfile is a British television programme which airs weekly on BBC One and reports on rural and environmental issues in the United Kingdom. It's regularly the most watched ...
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[1] Beachy Head Walk (est. 1.5 hours) - - - : [2] Falling Sands Walk (2-3 miles) - - - : [3] Circular Beachy Head Walk - - - : [4] Seven sisters Walk (4 miles) - - - : [5] Birling Gap, Seven Sister ...
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Category Eastbourne

'The linking waymarked Forest of Mercia Timberland Trail (9 miles and on OS mapping) is a circular walk in the Forest of Mercia north of Walsall.'


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Category Sandwell

'It is a strenuous walk with plenty of ascents and descents. Parts of the route across open moorland can be difficult to navigate in poor weather - this and the isolation of these sections can make ...
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Category Monmouthshire

'The routes are distinctly waymarked and have been planned to be easy to follow in either direction.' The walks are between five and seven miles each.


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Category West Dorset

Sections are: [1] Around Bearsden - - - : [2] Allander-Kelvin Rivers - - - : [3] Campsie Fells - - - : [4] Kilmardinny Loch - - - : [5] Kilpatrick Hills & Dumbarton Muir


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[1] To Orchardleigh via Mill Lane - - - : [2] To Or chardleigh via Stubbs Lane - - - : [3] To Rudge via Dadley Lane - - - :  [4] Beckington to Rode - - - : [5] To St. George's Cross


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Category Mendip

'Guide leaflets to both the walk and cycle routes are available at either church, or can be downloaded ... and can be used to start the route at either St Peter's or St Paul's. They feature maps of ...
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Category Sunderland

Rights Of Way - Byways / Bridleways / Footpaths - can be overlaid on to the Ordnance Survey-based online map of the Bedford Borough area.


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Category Bedford

'The talents and abilities of members are recognised by Bedford Borough Council who provide support to the Association through the Bedford Travel and Tourism Centre.'


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Category Bedford

'Bedfordshire may be a small county but it has a varied and interesting landscape: the rural north likened by some to the "Wolds"; the wooded and most varied middle with excellent ridge vi ...
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Category Bedfordshire

The Belfast Hills have six main sites which are open to the public: [1] Carnmoney Hill - - - : [2] Cave Hill Country Park - - - : [3] Divis and the Black Mountain - - - : [4] Slievenacloy ...
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Category Belfast City

'There are six separate pamphlets, each with clear instructions, historical information, a detailed map and drawings of relevant buildings of interest, flowers and ...
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Category Monmouthshire

'Should you find that the route description does not match the route on the ground, either through my error or due to changes to footpaths or pub names etc., please let me know so that corrections ...
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'This Trail runs from Newport to Bembridge via the lovely village of Brading. Highlights include splendid views of Arreton and Brading Downs and a pleasant stretch along the River Yar. The trail fi ...
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Category Isle of Wight

'The Ochil Hills or "Ochils" can be seen across the Forth Valley and rise steeply from the valley floor. Rounded in nature, crags are few yet the range of hills offer some superb walking with great ...
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Category Clackmannanshire

'The Postman's Path, which clings to the coastline and was used to take post to and from Achiltibuie, offers opportunities for spotting golden eagles, stonechats, adders, lizards and even ...
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Download PDFs from the Website: [1] Goddards Green and Church Wood - - - : [2] The Old Manor House, Hemsted and The Ford - - - : [3] Walkhurst Road and the Beacon - - - : [4] Stepneyford, East End ...
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Category Tunbridge Wells

'From the top of the Castle and the Downs there are good views along the Thames and across to Canvey Island. There is a little road walking involved (far less if you ignore the side trips to the pu ...
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Category Southend-on-Sea

'A classic beach walk enjoyed by many all year round. The walk from Benone to Downhill is extremely popular. Access from Benone to Magilligan Point may be restricted at times when the firing range ...
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'The footpath walks around Bentham, all on recognised routes and rights of way, range over a variety of terrains – riverside banks, undulating pastures, flowery meadows, and wind-swept moors, and p ...
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Category Craven

In fourteen Parts, from Lambourn to Windsor. Note that the web pages were last updated in 2005-2006.


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Category West Berkshire

'The Bernwood Jubilee Guidebook will help you discover, experience, explore and appreciate the "lost heritage" and quality of the surrounding landscape. Using the 'Bernwood Jubilee Way' as ...
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Category Aylesbury Vale

Warning 'The town walls are steep and in some places dangerous. Please exercise caution if exploring from this route.'


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'Chelmsford is the perfect place to spend a long weekend or use as a base from which to explore Essex. Enjoy year-round attractions including Hylands Estate, Chelmsford Cathedral, Essex County Cric ...
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Category Chelmsford

'Betsi Cadwaladr (also known as Beti Cadwaladr and Betsi Davis) worked as a nurse in the Crimean War alongside Florence Nightingale, although their different social backgrounds wer ...
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Category Merioneth

'In autumn 2003, Haringey Council launched a £5 million drive to clean up the borough. It was a direct result of residents putting "crime and grime" at the top of their list of concerns. I ...
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Category Haringey

'The Beverley 20 is the most noted walk in the Beverley and Hull area. The walk takes you through some of the nicest countryside between the two distinctive start and finish points, the Hu ...
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'The name Beverley Brook comes from Beaver's Ley, meaning a place where beavers live ...

'The Beverley Brook Walk was produced in partnership with Berkeley Homes, the R ...
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'There are lots of information boards at the mines to read about the history of lead mining in the area. After the history lesson on mining our walk returns to Pateley Bridge via Ashfold Side. It i ...
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Category Harrogate

'A mix of reservoir-side paths, woodland trails and lush fields make for a fine walk.'


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Category Wealden

'Bexley has a relatively limited public RoW network, covering less than 61 kilometres in total. However, the varied land use characteristics of the London Borough of Bexley make it appropriate to c ...
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Category Bexley

'Rising to 231 feet Bidston Hill is one of the highest points on the Wirral. Its 100 acres of heathland and woodland contain mysterious rock carvings and historic buildings, as well as being a have ...
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Category Wirral

'Situated between Canterbury, Herne Bay, Whitstable and Faversham, the Blean covers an area of 11 square miles and is one of the most distinctive areas of ancient woodland in England, more than hal ...
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Category Canterbury

'... The Ranger Service has previously produced free guides for 5 of these trails: Billinge Loop; Bold Loop; Bradlegh Loop; Garswood Loop; Rainford Loop ...
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Category St Helens

'In the period April to September the Friends carry out surveys and regularly walk the Park observing the seasonal changes. On the third Sunday of the month the public are invited to join the walk ...
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Category Rushcliffe

'The canal is now regarded as running from the BCN [Birmingham Canal Navigations] Main Line at Old Turn Junction (near the National Indoor Arena [Barclaycard Arena]), Birmingham to the Coventry Can ...
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Category Birmingham

The Bishop Bennet Way 'is named after William Bennet (4 March 1745 - 1820), Bishop of Cork and Ross (1790–1794) and subsequently Bishop of Cloyne (1794–1820), who carried ...
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'Bishop’s Castle is in the heart of a beautiful walking area of the South Shropshire Hills, bordering an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, between Ludlow and Shrewsbury. The walk is divided into ...
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Category South Shropshire

'The Dyke encompasses an area of about 500 acres. Legend has it that the bank and ditches were built by John de Pontoise, Bishop of Winchester around 1284. He was given permission to enclose an are ...
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Category New Forest

'One can break off the walk at several points to catch the bus back because the bus route along the A1184 is never very far to the west of the river ... One can work out many variations to this wal ...
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'Hundreds of years ago, before the fens were drained, Downham-in-the-Isle was a real island among flat and boggy reed fen. It was here that Aethelwold, Bishop of Winchester, set up his monastic set ...
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'The route follows a quiet road, surfaced tracks, woodland and grassy paths. The path leading to and around the Woodland Trust’s woods is steep in places and may be slippery in wet conditi ...
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Category Sheffield

'Here we've brought together a selection of countryside and town walks starting and finishing at a railway station on the Bittern Line. Most of the walks are circular, although some do go ...
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Category North Norfolk

'Thurnham Castle Walk ... North Downs Walk ... Bearsted Church Walk ... White Horse Woods Walk ... Boxley Church Walk'


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Category Maidstone

Download four PDFs from the Website: [1] Blackburn Town Trail North - - - : [2] Blackburn Town Trail South - - - : [3] Darwen Town Trail - - - : [4] Darwen Green Trail. Also, PDFs of two further Tr ...
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'Our events diary is packed with guided walks, fun days out, and ways to explore nature. Visit our routes and places to see pages for ideas, shown on clickable maps ...'


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Category Devon

'This is a walk of surprising contrasts. Starting on the airy open spaces of Blackheath, it explores Greenwich Park and Maritime Greenwich — a World Heritage Site — before following the Thames Path ...
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Category Greenwich

'The Blackwater Valley is maintained as an open space along the borders of the English counties of Berkshire, Hampshire and Surrey. It runs for approximately 30 km, from the source of the River Bla ...
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Category Rushmoor

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Category Blaenau Gwent

'The walks range from easy strolls to energetic hikes with distances of just under 4km (2.5 miles) to over 18km (12 miles). You can tailor a walk to suit you and your companions – a quick walk arou ...
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Category Torfaen

'Woodland, rivers and heather-clad hills make up the 145,000 acres that is Atholl Estates. The larger section of the estate is centred on Blair Atholl where Blair Castle, dating to the 1200s, was t ...
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Category Perthshire

'BOB (or Butler's Online Bleadon) is an independent online community resource serving Bleadon Village and beyond as a website portal to local information and resources.'


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Category North Somerset

'We hope you will take time to look out for the creatures, trees and plants that live here as you walk along the paths and enjoy stunning views across the reservoir. All of the flowers and plants y ...
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