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Overview

'Get your walking shoes on and come and enjoy some of our wonderful walks through the finest countryside.'

The Trust operates in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. There is a separate National Trust for Scotland.

Overview

'From Unst to St Abb's Head National Nature Reserve and from the islands of St Kilda and Iona to the mountains of Glencoe and Mar Lodge Estate, we look after some of Scotland's finest landscapes and wildlife ...'

Overview

'The historic places in our care span six millennia and include palaces, houses, hill figures, castles, abbeys, industrial sites, Roman forts and even deserted medieval villages. Caring for these places and their collections for the benefit of this and future generations is a cornerstone of everything we do. The generous support of many donors enables us to do this. We have now embarked on the largest conservation programme in our history. Highly skilled conservation work will be carried out on an unprecedented scale; and we will allow the public to witness this as it progresses.'

Category Disused Railways
Overview

'Lists as many accessible disused railways that have been converted to Greenways as we can find. With 2026 looming with the closure of registering new bridleways and paths, and the danger encountered by road riding, equestrians see this as a valuable traffic free resource ... If you know of a railway line near you that is accessible to horse traffic and/or carriage driving, please let us have the information.'

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David and Jenni Miller

Overview

'Heritage Paths are old routes that have been used for a specific purpose, examples include: Roman roads | Drove roads | Pilgrimage routes | Miners’ paths | Trading paths | Military roads | Turnpike roads | Shieling paths. There are many more types of path out there - a heritage path that you know of could have an entirely unique history and could be in a group of its own ...'

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ScotWays

Overview

'Whether it's a short amble or a long ramble, we have the walks for you. Walking is the best way to get outdoors and enjoy nature, what better place to enjoy it than in the mountains or on the coastline of Wales?'

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Category Famous Artists
Overview

'An Art Trail is an externally organised group of artists assembled in the same geographical area exhibiting for the duration of a trail under a group name ... Open House Art was founded to become the guide to independent art trails in the UK. OHA shows where and when local artists and makers are exhibiting either in their homes or studios. The site lists dates, opening times and shows maps for trails all over the UK.' ALERT Website no longer accessible. Replaced Link with one to issuu.

Overview

'People's Collection Wales is a free website dedicated to bringing together Wales's heritage. The Collection is full of fascinating photographs, documents, audio and video recordings and stories that link to the history, culture and people of Wales. These items have been contributed to our website not only by national institutions but also individuals, local community groups and small museums, archives and libraries across Wales.'

Category Disused Railways
Overview

'The UK's specialist club for exploring old railways: it organises walks throughout the country for varying ages and abilities, usually on disused railways but occasionally on an old canal or even Roman road. '

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Jeff Vinter [Webmaster]

Category Disused Railways
Overview

'Inspired by the BBC series, Railway Walks with Julia Bradbury, this section aims to document the surviving remnants of Britain's many disused railways (unfortunately without the assistance of Julia Bradbury). Using photos and text, the course of each lost railway line is described in detail, enhanced where possible by photos taken during the line's heyday.'

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