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A-Z of WALKS and CATEGORIES

Type of Walk: Canals and Rivers

'One of the links is provided by the valley of the River Otter. This rises in the Blackdown Hills, on the Devon-Somerset border, and in its lower lengths it forms a distinctive landscape f ...
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Category East Devon

'The route is divided up into 11 sections, ten of which are made into circular walks, and other circular walks in Airedale are also included.'


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Category Leeds

'After Breydon Water (near Great Yarmouth) Angles Way follows the Waveney Valley to the source of the River Waveney, passing through open countryside, broad river valleys, pretty villages ...
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Category Great Yarmouth

'The route, from an original idea from Greta Pennington, has been designed and researched by Ramblers members. Greta Pennington was chairman of Herefordshire Area and Mortimer Group of the Ramblers ...
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Category Brecknockshire

'To enhance the information on this estuary self-guided walking trail, we have recorded audio descriptions about the hidden and past world within the estuary.'


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Category South Hams

'1. Pershore Bridges Circular Walk (5 miles) : - - : 2. Eckington Wharf Circular Walk (3.5 miles)'


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Category Wychavon

'The Avon Valley is a very special place; it has a greater range of habitats and a wider variety of flora and fauna than any other chalk river in Britain. The broad flood plain of the lower valley ...
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Category Salisbury

'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

'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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'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

'The Bridgewater Way is being promoted by the Bridgewater Canal Trust, a partnership which comprises 8 local authorities and The Manchester Ship Canal Company (part of the Peel Holdings Gr ...
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Category Halton

'The Bude Canal system was one of the most unusual in Britain. It was remarkable in using inclined planes to haul tub boats on wheels to the upper levels. There were only two conventional locks, in ...
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Category West Cornwall

'The route descriptions are of most use to walkers, cyclists and people who generally enjoy scrambling along muddy footpaths for entertainment! Most canals hav ...
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[1] Bolton-le-Sands from Carnforth (4.5 miles) - - - : [2] Carnforth to The Kellets (5.5 miles) ... 3. Capernwray and the River Keer (6 miles) - - - : [3] Lancaster Canal and the Lancashire Coastal ...
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Category Lancaster

'This ancient and once powerful river now idles through open fenland, passing by an area known as Cawdle Fen. Cawdle means cold-spring and this spring once supported a thriving monastic co ...
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The Lesser Celandine 'Early flowering small woodland plant which can grow in the most shaded part of the wood because the overhead canopy is not yet formed. The leaves are heart to kidney ...
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Category Harrow

'... It passes through the beautiful scenery of the Chess Valley and several attractive villages and at times gets close to the clear sparkling waters of the River Chess, one of the Chilterns' fame ...
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Category Three Rivers

'Discover gushing mill streams and picturesque flood meadows, walk along an industrial canal and a working river, watch leisure boating and competitive rowing. Look for evidence in the names of nei ...
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Category Oxford

The Seven Sites featured are: [1] Foeldrygarn - - - : [2] Llys y Fran - - - : [3] Gelli Bridge - - - : [4] Llawhaden - - - : [5] Landshipping Quay - - - : [6] Pembroke Dock - - - : [7] Pwllcrochan< ...
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Category Pembrokeshire

'From the Great Orme the trail follows the river from the mouth of the estuary down the eastern side of the valley to Betws-y-Coed and on to its source at remote Llyn Conwy, high in the Migneint mo ...
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Category Conwy

'The route is signposted throughout, but much of it is along un-surfaced paths and may present some difficulties for pushchairs, wheelchairs or those with less mobility.'


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Category Bexley

'The route follows, where possible, the course of the River Dane, passing Shires Head, Danebridge, Eaton, Congleton and Holmes Chapel. The second half of the route includes significant road walking ...
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Category High Peak

'Walk highlights include the splendid Bretton Country Park near the start of the walk. The country park includes 500 acres of lakes and parkland, housing various sculptures as well as bein ...
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Category Barnsley

'Made up of five sections, this clearly waymarked trail crosses a varied landscape rich in history and wildlife. Experience peaceful paths, quiet villages and friendly pubs. Explore ancient castles ...
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Category Denbighshire

'No building has taken place on the line of the canal except in the city centre. The path which is there is suitable for both walking and cycling. Disabled access is available from; Swarkestone to ...
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Category South Derbyshire

'A number of publications can be downloaded or purchased including the National Heritage Corridor and the Derwent Valley Heritage Way providing more information of the route.'


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Category High Peak

'The route was created by Friends of the Ecclesbourne Way * with assistance from the Amber Valley and Derbyshire Dales groups of the Ramblers, and Derbyshire County Council.  From ...
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Category Amber Valley

'It is possible to complete the Eden Valley Walk in a single day, but many walkers prefer to take the route in stages, returning to enjoy the changing landscape throughout the seasons.'


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Category Sevenoaks

'See the island which once hosted a casino, set up by the houseboat resident who discovered Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel. Discover the history of Hampton Races, see where the suffragettes burnt ...
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Category Elmbridge

'The River Etherow rises on the moors east of Longdendale. Flowing via the five Longdendale reservoirs it then turns southwest through Broadbottom to join the River Goyt near Compstall. The Goyt ri ...
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Category Stockport

'The majority of the route follows footpaths and quiet country lanes where there is little traffic but there are brief stretches of busy roads in Exeter and Tiverton.'


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Category Teignbridge

Details of these Walks: [1] Truro Town Walk - - - : [2] Porthbeor Walk - - - : [3] Falmouth Town Walk - - - : [4] Little & Great Molunan - - - : [5] Sloe Berry Stroll - - - : [6] Mylor & Pe ...
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Category West Cornwall

'It is best to walk the trail from south to north, mainly because for the last 5 miles into Ely you get to see Ely cathedral rising above the Fens like a ship ahead of you, the towers seeming like ...
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Category Cambridge

'The route which is sign posted and has a frog logo is via Strensall, Sheriff Hutton, Crayke and Oulston.'


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Category York

'These 4 walks around Fradley Junction are on towpaths (permissive access) and public footpaths through fields, with some sections on roads. There are several stiles and narrow gates and s ...
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Category Lichfield

'A wealth of wildlife can be seen in and beside the river. This includes the iridescent flash of a Kingfisher, the bright yellow Marsh Marigold, Water Crowfoot and Brown Trout. At present the trail ...
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Category West Dorset

'The Friends of the River Frome is committed to promoting and improving the Frome Valley for relaxation, recreation and wildlife. A forum of local groups, parish councils and other agencie ...
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'Traverses some of the most picturesque countryside in East Anglia. The view from the National Trust’s property at Kyson Hill is outstanding and should not be missed. Although Westerfield station i ...
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Category East Suffolk

'The River Gipping Trust is preserving the historic heritage of the Stowmarket Navigation by restoring the structures that enabled navigation of the River Gipping from the centre of Stowma ...
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Category Ipswich

'As a part of the celebrations for Oxfordshire's 1000th birthday, BBC Oxford and the Countryside Service demonstrated the rich history and value of the county's countryside by lea ...
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Category West Oxfordshire

'The River Hamble is a major centre for all types of recreational boating, home to thousands of sailing yachts and motorboats.'


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Category Eastleigh

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Category Herefordshire

The section of the river contained in this route provides a perfect basis for a walk with the inclusion of two fine waterfalls, pleasant rural surroundings, two fine examples of public art and a re ...
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Category Bishop Auckland

'Splitting the walk into two stages would give you an approximate halfway point at Whitwell or Dunsop Bridge. You could stay at "The Inn At Whitewell", a well known hotel – it is very popular and a ...
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Category Ribble Valley

'The concept of a circular Riverside Walk around Horsham has been promoted by the Horsham Society for many years. Horsham District Council has sought to make the concept a reality ...
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Category Horsham

'The remains of many old locks (some restored) can be seen along the way, as well as picturesque water mills.'


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Category Ipswich

'The route follows the river through the historic centre of Winchester before following the Itchen Navigation, running parallel with a former railway past the foot of St. Catherine's Hill, ...
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Category Winchester

'The Kentish Thames Walk is not waymarked but it is all on rights of way. It can be done as a long distance walk, on its own as a walk of about 36 miles, or as a grande finale to a walk fr ...
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Category Dartford

'The towpath section of the river is popular with cyclists, and much of it forms part of National Cycle Route 1.'


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Category Luton

'This is one of the most publicly accessible stretches of the River Mole. It is also one of the most intriguing historically ... The River Mole has, at different phases of its history, been both a ...
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Category Mole Valley

'Gargrave was an important industrial centre: not only does the canal pass through but also the North Western Railway and the Keighley and Kendal turnpike (now the A65), which enabled the town to t ...
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Category Craven

'It has a range of cycle paths and footpaths, connecting different parts of the City and is a focal point for regeneration in several areas of the City ... Three free Riverside Maps provide details ...
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Category Leicester

[1] The Letcombe Brook flows through the heart of the village of Grove ... This short walk helps you discover some of the natural, historic, and interesting features along the bro ...
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The Walks include: [1] To the Sea with L.N.T. (10 miles) - - - : [2] Two Churches and a Canal (6 or 8.5 miles) - - - : [3] Reservoir Rover (6 or 7 miles) - - - : [4] Two Sea Forts and a Canal (4 or ...
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Category East Lindsey

'The Ramble links the City of Lancaster with the market town of Kirkby Lonsdale, two historic but very different centres. It makes the most of the valley’s intimate and tranquil pastoral setting, p ...
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Category Lancaster

'The name "Mardyke" means boundary ditch and it forms part of the boundary between the Chafford and Barstable hundreds. It is mentioned in an Anglo-Saxon charter from around the time of the Norman ...
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Category Thurrock

Detailed photographic descriptions of some seventeen excursions around and about The Mersey categorized: [1] Goyt Valley - - - : [2] The Etherow - - - : [3] The Mersey - - - : [4] Estuary Walks


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'In the 1960s much of the canal was filled in, with the section from Townhead to Easterhouse being buried beneath the M8 motorway. However sections of the canal survive in water today, and are priz ...
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Described in four PDFs: Nene Way - Badby to Kislingbury.pdf ; Nene Way - Barnwell to Wansford.pdf ; Nene Way - Cogenhoe to Irthlingborough.pdf ; Nene Way - Kislingbury to Cogenhoe.pdf .


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Category Daventry

'Since 1992, Thames Water has worked with local people and partners to create a 45 km [28 mile] long-distance footpath that follows the course of the New River, linking the inner city to t ...
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'This walk can be treated as a circular walk as there are paths on both sides of the river for the majority of the route. Probably most notable thing throughout the entire route are the numerous br ...
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Category Norwich

'Discover the beauty and history of the North Buckinghamshire Countryside and its once thriving industrial heritage.'


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Category Aylesbury Vale

Download PDFs from the Website: [1] Mile Tunnel & Slipper Hill - - - : [2] Wanless Bridge & Barrowford Locks - - - : [3 Lake Burwain - - - : [4] Foulridge Wharf & County Brook


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Category Pendle

'Pennine Waterways is a personal website run as a "labour of love" ... A feature of the site is the virtual cruise that can be taken along most of the canals covered. This is being improve ...
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'Pewsey Avon Trail takes the walker down the sublime Avon valley in Wiltshire from Pewsey to Salisbury by means of a series of ten linked waymarked walks. It has been devised in memory of ...
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Category Kennet

'"Reflections Of the Past" is an original soundwork combining text and music, created by "Oldham Theatre Workshop" and funded by Heritage Lottery Fund, Pennine Prospects Leader Programme and Saddle ...
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Category Oldham

'The Ribble Way starts at Longton to the west of Preston and follows a gentle course through Ribchester and Clitheroe before reaching Gisburn. The Ribble way then crosses from Lancashire i ...
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Category South Ribble

There is a short - but informative - description of the Trail available as part of the West Lothian Council Core Paths Plan: 'For the last 10 years the council, in conjunction with Falkirk Council, ...
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Category 0: 01-10 Miles

'The River Avon Trail is generally straightforward to follow and easy-going as it follows the river and is level along the entire route. The only stiles are between Keynsham and Swineford. ...
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'The route passes through Primrose Nature Reserve, Station Burn and Colliery Wood. Why not call in at Bede's World and St Paul's Church Jarrow along the ...
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Category South Tyneside

'The trail is managed by The Parrett Trail Partnership.'


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Category West Dorset

'The journey taken by the Rea as it meanders through Birmingham, reflects the history of the communities that sprang up throughout the centuries along its banks. Both the archaeological and ecologi ...
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Category Birmingham

'Each walk comes with a handy map and details about distance, type of surface and where to find accessible local refreshments and toilets, so everyone can decide which walks are right for them. You ...
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Category South East

'The Trust has an ambitious long term project underway to establish a riverside walk from Oulton Broad to Redgarve Fen. The working title is the Kingfisher Way and approximately 30% of the ...
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Category East Suffolk

Walking & running along: 1. Caledonian Canal - - - : 2. Crinan Canal - - - : 3. Forth & Clyde Canal - - - : 4. Union Canal


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Category Scotland

'There's something rather romantic about following natural features in the landscape, whether it's a mountain range, a coastline, or in this case a river, from its source in the Welsh Mountains to ...
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Category Ceredigion

'The alder woods along the banks of the Rivers Shuttle and Cray are amongst the best in London. Alder prefer to live in wet places and their fine root systems penetrate well below the water level p ...
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Category Bexley

'Clicking on the walks will allow you to download information and a sketch map in PDF format to print out. The details can be used in conjunction with an Ordnance Survey Map...
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Category North Kesteven

'There is a richly illustrated and extremely informative guide to the South Tyne Trail. Affordably priced at £2 it is available at local Tourist Information Centres.'


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Category Eden

'Groundwork NE have been successful in securing funding under Natural Englands’ Access to Nature funding programme, with match funding from Groundwork North East and Stockton Boro ...
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Category Stockton-on-Tees

'Most of the UK's rivers are not as healthy as they should be. Although many have improved dramatically over the past few decades, current problems include pollution, invasive non-native species, a ...
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'When I walked this route, "officially" the route seemed to finish near Cobbolds Point, mid-way along the sea frontage of Felixstowe, with an alternative inland route from Trimley to Felixstowe Fer ...
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Category Babergh

'The Stour Valley Path is split into 10 sections of varying lengths with clear Ordnance Survey based mapping and points of interest to help you enjoy your walk. Each section has a route ca ...
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Category West Suffolk

'Rolling grassland, woods, marshes, peat bog, orchards and picturesque villages make this a memorable journey which can be completed over a long weekend or in shorter sections.'


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Category Maidstone

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Category Salisbury

'The Way is fully way-marked along the 42 mile route which begins about half a mile south of Lower Beeding in West Sussex, close to the village hall. The journey passes through Slaugham, Handcross, ...
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Category Horsham

'The Swale Way was originally conceived by John Brock of the Ramblers Association in 1995 and the pen and ink drawings reproduced in the route descriptions are from original artwo ...
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Category Harrogate

'With plenty of woodland and field margins, it promises sightings of some wonderful birds ... Some parts of the riverside section of this walk are near to the water’s edge, and there are some rocky ...
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Category Ceredigion

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