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A-Z of WALKS and CATEGORIES

Type of Walk: Townscape Heritage

'Most of the gardens are open to the public during the day, with the exception of Gray's Inn, which is open during weekdays only from 12 noon to 2.30pm. Mecklenburgh and Bedford Squares are private ...
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Category Camden

'The Town Trail was opened in 2007 and celebrates the bicentennial of the Act of Parliament that allowed the building of the harbour by the Rev Alban Thomas Jones Gwynne. The harbour was c ...
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Category Ceredigion

'The Arle Valley Trail branches off the Millennium Trail and then rejoins it about one and a half miles later. It lets you see at closer hand some of the lovely surrounding countryside. Wh ...
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Category Winchester

PDFs to download (or leaflets to pick up from the local Library): 1. Arbroath Heritage Trail  - - - : 2. Montrose Heritage Trail - - - : 3. Monifieth Heritage Trail - - - : 4. Carnoustie Heritage T ...
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Category Angus

'The Borough of Antrim is the jewel of Lough Neagh. Its central location, high quality tourist accommodation, superb retail facilities, rich tapestry of history and friendly welcome make it an idea ...
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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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'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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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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'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.

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


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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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'As you follow the Trail you will notice a series of blue plaques which are numbered on the Map. These indicate buildings which are of particular historical or architectural importance within the T ...
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Category Bolsover

'We shall start our walk at Northgate. This was once part of the extensive castle grounds and housed the main population around the12th-13th centuries. We will then head towards The Castle and Gard ...
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Category South Shropshire

'The town trail is a self guided walk leading you around the town. The trail's 10 illustrated boards and guide give you an insight into the town's history and some of its people and buildings.'


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Category Thanet

'Cannock Chase Heritage Trail meanders for 10 miles through Cannock Chase District highlighting points of interest from times gone by. The trail itself can be accessed at any point, as it ...
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Category Cannock Chase

'1. Carmarthen Bowls Centre (one and a quarter miles) ... 2. The Guildhall (one mile) ... 3. The Roman Amphitheatre (one and a half miles) ... 4. Cwmoernant Reservoirs (half a mile) ... 5. Two Brid ...
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Category Carmarthenshire

'This section was put together using materials held in the Local Studies and Archives Department at Kensington Central Library. Local studies holds a wealth of materials on Chelsea from earliest ti ...
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'The most popular route is the Town Centre Trail, whilst the one most suited to the less energetic is the Riverside Trail. All routes start and finish at the Castle Car Park and t ...
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Category Monmouthshire

'The Parish Church of St Mary and St Cuthbert is where the body of St Cuthbert remained for 112 years before being transferred to Durham Cathedral, and the site of the first translation of the Gosp ...
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'The Manor of Crewkerne was part of the royal estate of the kings of Wessex. King Alfred the Great left in to his son in his will. Crewkerne had its own Minster and the Domesday Book records that i ...
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Category South Somerset

'Take our fabulous walks of discovery, and have fun finding answers to clues which tell you more, whilst reading our stories about the most interesting facts.'


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Category Hastings

'This trail includes a very steep climb up Clarence Hill. All of the route is even surfaced pavements or roads.'


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Category South Hams

'The Devizes Town Trail, published by the Trust, is the ideal companion for those wishing to learn more of the town and its history. The book is illustrated throughout and suggests a walk ...
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Category Kennet

'Situated strategically at the heart of the county, and bordered by the rivers Gipping and Rat, Stowmarket is a High Suffolk market town whose roots can be traced back to a possible Roman ...
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Category Mid Suffolk

[1] Black Country Canals - - - : [2] Bonded Warehouse - - - : [3] Delph Locks - - - : [4] Dudley Architectural Heritage - - - : [5] Halesowen Heritage Trail - - - : [6] Stourbridge Heritage Trail - ...
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Category Dudley

'The name Duns derives from the Gaelic Dun meaning fort (or hill top) which has been pluralised in an English form with the addition of the letter 's'. It may also come from the Anglo-Saxo ...
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Category Berwickshire

Produced as part of Transport for London's 'walking improvements' programme.


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Category Ealing

'The walk itself starts at Haven Green, moving northwards up Haven Lane and eventually to the top of Castlebar Hill via Brentham Garden Estate. Additional notes on St Peter's Church, on the corner ...
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Category Ealing

'The Society has now updated its series of walks aimed at both visitor and resident alike. The walks are suggested as leisure trips through some of the interesting areas of the town.'


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Category Eastbourne

'The waymarked walk "a'boot Ellon" takes in the riverside as well as the wooded parklands behind the heart of the town.'


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Category Aberdeenshire

'... This is the second of two guides which we have produced, but they by no means exhaust Epsom’s heritage of the old and the unusual. Anyone who has followed the trails set out will, we hope, hav ...
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Category Epsom & Ewell

'For the ultimate guide you should download the audio guide from our audio guide pages ... You can then load this onto your mp3 player or iPod for a personal tour guide, who will ensure yo ...
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Category East Suffolk

'The new Town Trail has been put together by local tourism group Discover Inverclyde and the Inverclyde Tourist Group with help from local historians and Inverclyde Council...
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Category Inverclyde

'With its 2,000 years of history, London has a lot to offer the visitor and Londoner alike, and probably the best way to get about when sightseeing in London, is on foot ...'


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Category Greenwich

'1. Clapton Common and its environs ... 2. From Clapton Pond to Clapton Square - and back ... 3. Highlights of Haggerston'


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Category Hackney

'Around the town circular signs, featuring a duck, are sunk into the ground. These are waymarks for the route of the Town Trail, which, together with the information boards along the way, ...
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Category East Suffolk

Three Trails: Purple (2 miles) - - - : Blue (2.5 miles) - - - : Orange (4 miles)


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Category Birmingham

'The trail consist of 34 plaques placed on buildings of historic interest in and around the town. The plaques were paid for by a donation from Havant Rotary members. Copies of the Heritage Trai ...
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Category Havant

Tours might include: [1] Swan Hotel Loop - - - : [2] Herbert Rowse Armstrong Tour - - - : [3] Hay Heritage Tour - - - : [4] Historic Pub Crawl - - - : [5] Railway Tour - - - : [6] War Memorial Tour ...
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Category Brecknockshire

'If you have the time - up to 2 hours - the very best way to explore and understand the Headland is by finding and following the Headland Story Trail. The trail is marked by 18 different i ...
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Category Hartlepool

'For the visitor, apart from proximity to beautiful coastal and countryside walks and local history, Helston has a rich variety of pubs, restaurants, places to stay, places to be quiet and places.' ...
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Category West Cornwall

Six Market Towns 'Bromyard ... Kington ... Ledbury ... Leominster ... Ross-on-Wye ... Weobley' (and of course Hereford itself).


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Category Herefordshire

'Discover Huddersfield is a community-led project involving Huddersfield Creative Arts Network (HCAN); Huddersfield Local History Society (HLHS); Huddersfield Civic Society (HCS); Chol The ...
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Category Kirklees

'There are many other interesting walks in the countryside around the town. The canal towpath provides gentle level walks into open countryside both to the east and west. The 200 acres of the Commo ...
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Category West Berkshire

'In recent times, rapid growth had again taken place, but the centre of Huntingdon retains its character as a county market town, and has 150 properties listed as being of Special Architectural or ...
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Category Huntingdonshire

'1. Angel to Essex Road : - - :  2. Archway to Whitehall Park : - - :  3. Highbury Corner to Finsbury Park : - - :  4. Canonbury to Newington Green : - - :  5. Tufnell Park to Nag's Head, Holloway ...
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Category Islington

'A convenient tour of the main sites of Jewish Bedford can be taken, starting at the Castle, going via Castle Lane, to the High Street and then on to Harpur Street, then along Silver Street and Mil ...
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Category Bedford

'However, the town has an unexpected and little known Jewish heritage, largely dating from just after World War I, to the end of World War II. It illustrates the unexpected links that Jewish people ...
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'This trail has been made possible with the extensive help of many local contributors, who have freely given their time, help, contributions and materials ... We are still seeking contributions for ...
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Category Brighton & Hove

'The Cemetery is also worth visiting, it is very neatly kept and the old section of the cemetery is picturesque as well as having real historical interest. As in many cases the cemetery gives the m ...
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Category Cheltenham

'If one is passing through Dover and has transport, there is genuine Jewish interest to be searched out here and two or three hours of touring will be rewarded. The major feature of interest is und ...
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Category Dover

'There have been two distinctive organised Jewish communities in Gloucester - one established in the 12th century and ended by the time of the general Expulsion of the Jews in 1290, and a second co ...
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Category Gloucester

Note that the 'Dillons' mentioned in the description was a bookshop that became 'Waterstones' but the Site is now owned by the clothing company Accessorize-Monsoon. (Waterstones is ...
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Category Guildford

'Lincoln is a Jewish heritage destination of the first importance and should be visited; it has perhaps the greatest number of surviving medieval Jewish heritage-sites in the country, quite apart f ...
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Category Lincoln

Seventeen places of interest described: it will be helpful to have a map of the centre of Northampton to hand.


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Category Northampton

'The story of Ramsgate Jewish community is beyond doubt dominated by the life and memory of one man - a towering figure of Anglo-Jewry. This was Moses Montefiori. While Montefiori did much ...
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Category Thanet

'Richmond was in fact the genteel residence of choice of many of England's richest and most influential Jews. It was one of the first places where Jews came in numbers to live away from their place ...
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'Sheerness on the Isle of Sheppey seems as unlikely a place for a Jewish community as one might encounter in England. The Isle was (and still is to some extent) remote and isolated. Yet the Island ...
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Category Swale

'In the late 19th century the town expanded into the manufacture of men's clothing and Jews were recruited specific to work as tailors in making these clothes. This brought into being a Jewish comm ...
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Category Stroud

'The trail was researched and pulled together by local-born physics teacher Graham Boyd with help from his colleagues and Kilmarnock and District History Group. Originally aimed a ...
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Category East Ayrshire

'The Pilgrimage Trail public art project was commissioned by the Borough Council of King's Lynn and West Norfolk as part of the £4.3 million restoration of The Walks park, the only survivi ...
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'Developed over a year, the website is very much a partnership project, with Kingston University academics, local professionals and Kingston Museum all collaborating to make this site possible. We ...
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'Heritage walks in Huyton, Kirkby, Knowsley Village, Cronton, Halewood and Prescot.'


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Category Knowsley

'In order to guide you, numbered plaques are situated along the route at specific points of interest ... Please note that many of the sites on the trail are private houses and we would ask you to r ...
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Category Berwickshire

'Launceston, once the ancient capital of Cornwall, is known for its dominating 11th century castle and the magnificent carved exterior of St Mary Magdalene Church. In the narrow streets are fine ex ...
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Category East Cornwall

'The Ledbury Heritage Trail explores the ancient heart of Ledbury. The Trail is about half a mile long and is level throughout, making it suitable for wheelchair users.'


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'Levi was a fisherman, who ran an Oyster Booth on the beach in the 1850's, selling ginger beer, tea, coffee, tobacco, cigars and toys. Levi set up a stall outside the new Rail Station in 1863 and t ...
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The Inner Circle 'This 2 ½ mile walk will take you around the old centre of Leyland, from the village cross along the lanes that have developed in the last hundred years from field paths a ...
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Category South Ribble

[1] The northern end of Leytonstone High Road - - - : [2] 'When Leyton was a Village' - - - : [3]: Wanstead Flats History Walks (No 1) The Bushwood side - - - : (No 2) Aldersbrook Flats - ...
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Category Waltham Forest

'Llandrindod means "the sacred enclosure of the Holy Trinity". Wells denotes the mineral water springs found here. From the late 17th Century, the area was known as "Ye Wells." Ll ...
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Category Radnorshire

'In these web pages the writer presents his own photographs taken in the vicinity of each of the numbered Town Trail Locations. On this website there is a separate web page for each of the fifteen ...
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Category Conwy

The Tour 'guides the explorer to some of the interesting sights and tells a little of the history along the way. The route begins and ends at Loughborough Town Hall, which houses a splendi ...
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Category Charnwood

'Within the town centre is the largest urban park in Northern Ireland, 200 acres in size including a 59 acre lake. No other town offers such a stark yet complimentary contrast between historic buil ...
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'The town's rugged charm springs from its historic character as a centre of silk weaving and design, of non-conformism, of independence – against an ever-present backdrop of the beautiful Peak Dist ...
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Category Cheshire East

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Category Telford & Wrekin

'Manningtree has traditionally claimed to be the smallest town in England, and in 2007 mayor Lee Lay-Flurrie said that this had been confirmed to her by the Census Customer Services, with ...
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Category Tendring

'The walk has been divided into colour coded sections and you can decide what you want to see and how far you want to walk. If you have the time and energy to follow the entire route, it will last ...
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Category Mansfield

'During its long history stretching back 2000 years, March has served many roles: refuge of saints; monastic estate and place of pilgrimage; stronghold of the Fen Tigers; and in more recent years a ...
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Category Fenland

'The tour begins and ends in the town centre and can be started at any point and you can easily navigate back to where you started from using the map.'


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Category Melton

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Category High Peak

'Civil War Trail ... Malting & Brewing Trail ... Medieval Timber Frame Buildings Trail ... Georgian Buildings Trail ... Historic Riverside Trail ... Art Deco Trail ... Curiosities Trail ... Vic ...
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Details of seven Heritage Trails: [1] Ardrossan Castle and intrigues - - - : [2] Cumbrae Explore Cumbrae - - -  :  [3] Irvine Explore a medieval New Town - - - : [4] ...
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Category North Ayrshire

'This Heritage Trail links the historic buildings and sites of Northampton and presents you with a self-guided tour of the town centre. The trail is broken down into two sections East and ...
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Category Northampton

'Historic streets such as Northgate, Dean's Street, Catmos Street and Mill Street focus on the market place which is also flanked by the High Street. Several of these streets now contain a variety ...
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Category Rutland

'If we whet your appetite we hope that you'll come and visit and have a longer look, taking advantage of the tours organised by the Harwich Society. There are actually over 200 listed buil ...
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Category Tendring

'Pollokshields Heritage was formed in 1992 as a local conservation and amenity society. It supports the policy embodied in the Glasgow Local Plan for Pollokshields / Dumbreck. It aims to e ...
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Category City of Glasgow

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