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'Family & Short Walks ... Medium Walks ... Long Walks ... Heritage & Art Walks ... '

Category Pendle
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Starting fromAround and About
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website1601
Views of 'Full' Record1961

'Explore the stunning scenery and wildlife of Cheshire on foot, with hundreds of walks to suit all ages and abilities, there has never been a better time to enjoy breathtaking views, wild moorlands and rocky ridges.'

Category Cheshire
Walks described here by
Area
Visits to the Website7160
Views of 'Full' Record3357

'Walking can be the very best way to explore Lancashire’s countryside, canals, coast and towns, giving you access to stunning views, quiet lanes and rare wildlife. From the flat plains in the west through to the rugged moorland of the Forest of Bowland and on to the West Pennine Moors in the east, there will be a terrain and distance  to suit everyone.'

Category Lancashire
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website1133
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'Our Region includes the counties of Cheshire, Cumbria, and Lancashire plus the Metropolitan Boroughs within Greater Manchester and Merseyside and all contiguous Unitary Authorities.'

Category North West
Description from

U3A Regions

Visits to the Website678
Views of 'Full' Record1132

'Disabled Access, Wheelchair walks, Easy Access, Access for All, Mobility, Walks on Wheels, Miles without Stiles - whatever the term ... All about accessibility to the countryside and green spaces of Cumbria ...'

Category Cumbria
Area
Visits to the Website862
Views of 'Full' Record1362

'Active Cumbria, the Sport and Physical Activity Partnership is one of 45 County Sports Partnerships (CSP's) in England; the foundations of the organisation were laid in 1999 when the local authorities in Cumbria came together to collaborate and secure funding to deliver Sport England's Active Sport Programme ...'

Category Cumbria
Description from

Active Cumbria

Area
Visits to the Website692
Views of 'Full' Record1313

'The Reserve has a network of around 8 miles of footpaths marked by colour – banded posts ... The Woodland and Fisherman’s Path are also accessible by bike, pushchairs and wheelchairs. '

Category Sefton
Size (acreage)1250
Starting fromPinfold Lane, Ainsdale
Walks described here by
See also

Formby [National Trust]

Visits to the Website800
Views of 'Full' Record1238

'Founded in 1913 we have a current membership of more than fifty.'

Category Cheshire East
Starting fromAlderley Edge & Wilmslow
Area
Visits to the Website1839
Views of 'Full' Record2765

'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.'

Category Allerdale
Visits to the Website1004
Views of 'Full' Record1740

'One of its aims is to promote Alston Moor as a destination for walkers for both visitors and local people by providing information on local walks, the area in general and the facilities available. It will also lead monthly walks and is actively involved in the North Pennines Walking Festival and with the Greg’s Hut Association, who maintain Greg’s Hut, an old lead-mining building high up on Cross Fell now a mountain bothy.'

Category Eden
Starting fromAlston
Visits to the Website361
Views of 'Full' Record836

The Club for Hillwalkers, Ramblers and Amblers  'We are a "not for profit" organisation with very modest membership fees whose objective is "to encourage the appreciation, conservation and enjoyment of the countryside". Please explore the site and the Facebook page to find out more about us and the countryside walks and other activities that we can offer you.'

Category Trafford
Starting fromAltrincham
Area
Visits to the Website1091
Views of 'Full' Record2603

'The Club was formed in May 1978 by a group of workers at the BICC factory in Leigh. Although any link with BICC was broken a long time ago, the name "Anchor" comes from that connection with "Anchor Cables". The purpose of the club is to provide an opportunity for people to enjoy rambling in a safe and enjoyable environment.'

Category Wigan
Starting fromLeigh
Visits to the Website779
Views of 'Full' Record2197

'Anfield is a mid-19th-century cemetery laid out by Edward Kemp. The site covers approximately 44 hectares. Elements include axial and circular paths, two chapels and a gothic style catacomb.'

Category Liverpool
Size (acreage)110
Starting fromAnfield Cemetery
Description from

Parks and Gardens UK

See also

Anfield Cemetery (City of Liverpool Cemetery) [Wikipedia] | Anfield Cemetery [Historic England]

Visits to the Website780
Views of 'Full' Record1248

'Appleton Parish Council asked us to provide some circular walks that residents can enjoy by walking from the Parish Hall. They are intended to entice you to see some or even all of the network of paths within the Parish ... '

Category Warrington
Navigate the Website>>> Walks in Appleton Parish [PDF]
Starting fromAppleton
Visits to the Website838
Views of 'Full' Record2544

'This extraordinary place is famous for its amazing wildlife, stunning scenery, and superb walks. From the simple beauty of the lady's-slipper orchid to the shining sands of Morecambe Bay, the area is simply awe-inspiring - full of natural spectacles and a surprise around every corner.'

Category South Lakeland
Navigate the Website>>> Enjoy >>> Walks
Visits to the Website1120
Views of 'Full' Record1800

'The Club was formed in 1931 and caters for all ages and walking abilities. Over the years it has grown to a membership of 200 approximately, with a variety of walks graded, strolling, easy & moderate / strenuous.'

Category Tameside
Visits to the Website1053
Views of 'Full' Record4124

'The Park is a great place for a quiet stroll and there are three, mile long routes, to choose from (Lakeside Path / Explorer Trail or Easy Access Trail) whilst a short road crossing takes you into some attractive countryside between the park, Astbury village and Macclesfield Canal with Mow Cop and Congleton Edge destinations for those who wish to venture further.'

Category Cheshire East
Size (acreage)35
Starting fromCongleton
Area
Visits to the Website888
Views of 'Full' Record1510

'Astley Hall is a museum and art gallery housed within a Grade I listed historic house. The Hall is set within the beautiful surroundings of Astley Park which include historic woodland, a lake, a fully renovated Victorian walled garden alongside clean and modern facilities for visitors to enjoy.'

Category Chorley
Starting fromAstley Park
Description from

Chorley Council

Visits to the Website814
Views of 'Full' Record1444

'Established in 1930, and currently has over 350 members. A private coach is operated every Sunday to deliver members into the heart of the English Lake District. Members are offered a choice of 3 walks to suit their own capabilities ...'

Visits to the Website928
Views of 'Full' Record1546

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

Visits to the Website832
Views of 'Full' Record1722

'Bolton Conservation Volunteers (BCV) is a self-funding not-for-profit organisation based in Bolton, Lancashire and was established in 1976 by a group of Bolton residents wanting to care for and maintain Bolton's natural habitats and wildlife ... In addition to our practical conservation work there is also a walking group, BCV Rambles, which meets every two months for walks around some of the Northwest's beauty spots.'

Category Bolton
Navigate the Website>>> BCV Rambles - Walking Group
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website880
Views of 'Full' Record1512

'In Millom, Haverigg, Duddon Valley and Eskdale.' Has been held Mid August.

Category Copeland
Starting fromMillom
Visits to the Website737
Views of 'Full' Record1646
Starting fromBollington
Area
Visits to the Website995
Views of 'Full' Record2300

'Founded in 1905 the Club celebrated its Centenary in 2005. We're very active and we extend a warm welcome to all walkers and lovers of the countryside ... We have members of all ages and from a range of backgrounds. For a modest annual fee you can enjoy all the hidden delights of rural Lancashire and beyond the best way there is, on foot!'

Category Bolton
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website997
Views of 'Full' Record1996

'Rural walks, country parks, trails and footpaths ... '

Category Bolton
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website966
Views of 'Full' Record1642

'Brampton, located in north Cumbria lies in the shadow of Hadrian’s Wall and is at the centre of an historically rich and diverse landscape. The town itself, first granted a market charter in 1252, contains architectural treasures and many of its local sandstone buildings have a story to tell.'

Category Carlisle
Starting fromBrampton
Visits to the Website1163
Views of 'Full' Record2205

'Brigantes Walking Holidays and Baggage Courier Service has been used and appreciated by hundreds of walkers and cyclists since 1990, throughout the north of England - the ancient homeland of the Brigantes, the British tribes who occupied the north of England in Roman times.'

Category North West
Visits to the Website1062
Views of 'Full' Record1891

'There are several walking groups in this area, so why join us the Burnley & Pendle Group? Well we put on a great programme of walks led by experienced leaders who can advise the best walks for your level of fitness, and we have a great programme of social events. You can come on three free taster walks with us.'

Category Pendle
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website768
Views of 'Full' Record1411

'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.'

Category Burnley
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website1058
Views of 'Full' Record1870

'Lies on the River Irwell covering an area of 36 hectares of scenic countryside, one mile north west of Bury town centre.'

Category Bury
Starting fromBurrs Country Park
Description from

Bury Council

Visits to the Website1127
Views of 'Full' Record3277

Upgrade of the Council Website 'has resulted in a lot of information being removed' - so some of the Pages originally referenced here have disappeared. However, there is still useful information available about Bury's Nature Reserves and Parks, which can be accessed from the Web Page cited here.

Category Bury
Starting fromAround and About
See also

Visit Bury

Visits to the Website926
Views of 'Full' Record1619

'To provide healthy enjoyment of leisure and to encourage love of open air and promote social friendship. All members are asked to support events and walks arranged for their enjoyment.'

Category Bury
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website1154
Views of 'Full' Record2740

'Bury U3A was set up in 2009 ... Currently we have 396 members, and over 45 Interest Groups - some in the process of being set up, but expect that both these numbers will increase and new members will hopefully bring new expertise which they wish to share. Do contact us if you could organise a new group! ... '

Category Bury
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website1333
Views of 'Full' Record4395

'Leisurely walks, gentle fells, hills and mountains in the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, the Borders and Northumberland, there's something for everyone in our friendly club. New members always welcome, come and join us.'

Category Carlisle
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website929
Views of 'Full' Record1687

'Relax in the peace and tranquillity of the setting and learn more about the history of the chapel and the legends that link it to 7th century missionary St Chad ...'

Category Stockport
Starting fromRomiley
Area
Visits to the Website780
Views of 'Full' Record2269

Country Parks and Ranger Service 'The main aim of the Ranger Service is to develop, enhance and protect our countryside and urban sites within Cheshire East, while encouraging and promoting the proper use of the Council’s outdoor recreational facilities ...'

Category Cheshire East
Starting fromAround and About
Area
Visits to the Website837
Views of 'Full' Record1394

'Friendly group of people from Chester, Wirral and North Wales who enjoy walking, socialising and weekends away ... Chester and District Walking Group was formerly known as Chester YHA Walking Group prior to a name-change in 2007. The group was founded in the 1980s although it has been suggested that our walk origins go back as far as the 1940s and 50s.'

Starting fromChester
Area
Visits to the Website1098
Views of 'Full' Record2062

As good as you make it ... : 'We run weekend, day and evening events throughout the year. There's something on every week and often several times a week during summer. We plan to have a weekend away every month, and several day walks and biking events every month. During the summer we also have evening walks and biking events every week.'

Navigate the Website>>> Find out if the Club is for you ...
Starting fromChester
Area
Visits to the Website614
Views of 'Full' Record1293

'A Chester based walking club offering up to three grades of walks on Sundays and a walk on alternate Wednesdays: Club Guided walks in Snowdonia , North Wales and counties surrounding Cheshire. Grades of Walks A – Mountain walk, usually with more than 600m (~2000ft) of ascent; B – Moorland walk, usually with more than 300m (~1000ft) of ascent; C – Mainly pastoral walk usually with less than 300m (~1000ft) of ascent.'

Starting fromAround and About
Area
Visits to the Website421
Views of 'Full' Record1101

'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.'

Category Chorley
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website815
Views of 'Full' Record1366

'Offer a wide variety of walks within the beautiful West Pennine Moors and the outlying villages from Rivington in the East to Mawdesley in the West and from Hoghton in the North to Adlington in the South. We also venture further afield to the Lake District, Yorkshire, Cheshire and Derbyshire.'

Category Chorley
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website991
Views of 'Full' Record1439

'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.'

Category Copeland
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website786
Views of 'Full' Record1459

'The traditional parkland known as Court Hey Park is one of Knowsley's best-kept secrets. Its 14 hectares provide one of the best collections of mature trees seen anywhere in the Borough with landscaped areas of wildflower planting. The National Wildflower Centre, founded by Landlife opened at Court Hey Park in 2000. The centre, one of only two of its kind in the world, helps to promote the creation and conservation of wildflower landscapes. ALERT Website Link changed.

Category Knowsley
Starting fromCourt Hey Park
Description from

Friends of Court Hey Park

Visits to the Website785
Views of 'Full' Record1468

60 years old on 13th October 2016  'Winnie Jenkins was a typist in the Crewe 1st District Tax Office, and a member of the Chester Rambling Club. She broke away from the Chester Rambling Club and got some colleagues in the Crewe Tax Office interested in rambling, and so in October 1946, the Crewe C.H.A and H F Rambling Club was formed ...'

Category Cheshire East
Starting fromAround and About
Area
Visits to the Website434
Views of 'Full' Record837

'Crompton Moor rises above the town of Shaw, and is a unique and popular recreation site in Oldham. The site is great for wildlife. Birdwatchers can see kestrel, red grouse, golden plover, snipe, curlew, skylark and meadow pipit. There are also foxes, weasels, common shrews, stoats and hares ... The Oldham Way and Crompton Circuit local trails also cross the site.'

Category Oldham
Starting fromCrompton Moor
Visits to the Website724
Views of 'Full' Record1724

Open access walks in Cumbria 'The county council's Countryside Access team has teamed up with local guidebook writer, Mark Richards, to produce a series of downloadable leaflets to help you explore a variety of open access landscapes in all corners of the county.'

Category Cumbria
Area
Visits to the Website1021
Views of 'Full' Record1710

'We have been providing holidays and short breaks that sample the best that the UK can offer since 1997 ... The Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks offer some of the finest walking and hiking in Great Britain. Hadrian's Wall combines centuries of history with fine Northumberland scenery. The Eden Valley is a quiet oasis little-known to all but the most discerning.'

Category Cumbria
Area
Visits to the Website656
Views of 'Full' Record1672

'Delamere is an ideal place to go for a walk. Whether you're looking for an easy going trail for all abilities, a hike to admire the view or a bit of peace and quiet to observe the wildlife ... There are dry sandstone paths, lots of mature trees to shade or shelter under depending on the weather and the forest of Blakemere for bird watchers ... Use our Forest Guide to find walking and cycling routes.'

Starting fromDelamere Forest
Walks described here by
Area
Visits to the Website829
Views of 'Full' Record2659

'Looking for short walks in the Lake District? Over the past ten years or so our walks have been tailored to younger children. This has been a great opportunity to take advantage of some of the stunning scenery available from the lower fells. Not all peaks are out of bounds for younger children however, and indeed there is nothing more satisfying to your child than their first peak!'

Category Cumbria
Area
Visits to the Website836
Views of 'Full' Record1536

'At the heart of the industrial revolution, the northwest rose to lead the world as a centre of innovation, power and trade. Discover that legacy, the seaside resorts once built for city workers, and the wealth of diverse communities in the region today. Bask in the stunning beauty of the Lake District and find out how it came about. Wander through picturesque Pennine villages and across open moorland.'

Category North West
Visits to the Website680
Views of 'Full' Record1223

'Disley’s accreditation is recognition of the variety of well-signposted, well-maintained walks in and around Disley and of the breathtaking views they afford. And it enables Disley to be part of a wider campaign to secure better facilities for walkers, the continued maintenance of our public footpaths, the development of way-marked trails and better access to the village by public transport.'

Category Cheshire East
Starting fromDisley
See also

Walks in Disley [Disley Parish Council]

Area
Visits to the Website616
Views of 'Full' Record1409

'We have a varied programme of outdoor events focussed around walking, cycling and mountain biking but also including canoeing, rock climbing and mountaineering ...'

Category Cheshire East
Starting fromAround and About
Area
Visits to the Website660
Views of 'Full' Record1462

'Most of our members live in the area of north-east Cheshire centred around Macclesfield and Wilmslow. We organise several walks each week which are generally in our local area or the Peak District but are occasionally in North Wales, the Yorkshire Dales or the Lake District.'

Category Cheshire East
Starting fromAround and About
Area
Visits to the Website1054
Views of 'Full' Record1405

The Objects of the Club include '...to encourage the pursuits of fell walking and rock climbing particularly in the English Lake District...' and also to provide '...information and advice... It is the intention of this part of the website to help to achieve these with some interesting articles and stimulating photographs relating to the fellwalking activities both undertaken by club members and of interest to others.'

Category Cumbria
Area
Visits to the Website1008
Views of 'Full' Record1406

Opened 2018: ‘The reserve is approximate 90 acres with lots of protected wildlife including rare birds and deer ... complementing the Arnside & Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty ... The scenic Nature Reserve is now open to both our guests and to the general public’.

Category South Lakeland
Size (acreage)90
Starting fromMilnthorpe
Description from

Pure Leisure

Visits to the Website62
Views of 'Full' Record139

'Rapid growth in Birkenhead's population made it necessary for the provision of a municipal cemetery ... The site chosen was Flaybrick Hill, a prominent location outside of Birkenhead overlooked by Bidston Hill. 16.5 acres were purchased but this was extended to 26 acres in the 1890s.'

'The Gardens are open every day until 6pm, for pedestrian access only. Visitors are welcome to use the ajacent Tam O'Shanter complex for car parking, Cafeteria and toilet facilities. Guided walks and other event details may be found on the notice board by the main gates. Copies of the leaflet, self guide trails and further information are available from the Ranger's Office at Tam O Shanter Farm.'

Category Wirral
Size (acreage)26
Starting fromFlaybrick Hill Cemetery, Birkenhead
Area
Visits to the Website822
Views of 'Full' Record1612

'We are a small friendly group of walkers who walk in the Lake District Cumbria. Although we started in 1999 as a singles walking group we are now a mix of singles and couples - is this the test of a successful singles group? All are welcome Singles, Couples, or just Independant. We walk on Sundays throughout the year and some midweek evenings from April to September. We also have an occasional weekend away.'

Category South Lakeland
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website548
Views of 'Full' Record1175

'The origins of "Footprints Walking Club" can be traced back to the Summer of 1987 when a group of walkers met on a holiday in the Lake District and decided to organise a "reunion" weekend. This led to more weekends being arranged and gradually programmes of day walks as well.'

Category North West
Visits to the Website613
Views of 'Full' Record1568

'Offers some of the most beautiful and remote walking in the country, from the grandeur and isolation of the moorland hills to the undulating lowlands with their distinctive pattern of settlements, woodland cloughs and river valleys. These landscape contrasts, along with the serenity and tranquility of the area make this a walker’s paradise.'

Category Lancashire
Visits to the Website1142
Views of 'Full' Record2146

'Freshfield Ramblers is a walking group for adults of all ages. A modest minimum level of physical ability is required: you should be able to walk 8 miles or so at a reasonable pace, over occasionally rough terrain carrying a day pack, sometimes in adverse weather conditions.'

Category Sefton
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website729
Views of 'Full' Record1616

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 ...'

Category Fylde
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website623
Views of 'Full' Record998

'We are a friendly and unpretentious walking club based on the Fylde Coast in Lancashire. We have walks planned for almost every weekend. Transfer to the destinations is mainly by coach, with collection points in St.Annes on Sea, Blackpool, Cleveleys, Thornton Cleveleys and Poulton le Fylde.'

Category Fylde
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website938
Views of 'Full' Record2210

'Ours is an active group with a large number of members, ranging from those who are keen to scale the heights of Scafell Pike to those who enjoy the social activities where they remember the walks of yesteryear. Our wide and varied programme is testament to the appetite for involvement in all aspects of the club. To enable the smooth running of the club we have a very active committee who meet regularly and look for new and varied experiences to offer to our members.'

Category Fylde
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website1010
Views of 'Full' Record2145
Starting fromGarstang
Visits to the Website634
Views of 'Full' Record1317

'Set in the beautiful North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Geltsdale is home to black grouse, birds of prey and breeding wading birds and is ideal for walking ...'

Category Carlisle
Size (acreage)12400
Starting fromRSPB Geltsdale, Milton
Walks described here by
See also

RSPB Geltsdale Walking Trails [North Pennines AONB]

Visits to the Website749
Views of 'Full' Record2373

'Walking & Walking Routes ... Alfred Wainwright ... National Trails ... Coast to Coast Route ... Jennings Ale Trails ...'

Category Cumbria
Area
Visits to the Website965
Views of 'Full' Record1551

'An informal group of volunteers who work in co-operation with Goostrey Parish Council and Cheshire County Council Public Rights of Way Unit to maintain and improve rural footpaths around the village, making them more enjoyable and accessible to all, and to encourage the use of these footpaths ...'

Category Cheshire East
Starting fromGoostrey
Area
Visits to the Website659
Views of 'Full' Record1943

'The countryside around Grimsargh is very picturesque and brimming with interesting wildlife. We are hoping that increasing numbers of people will get out & about to appreciate it. It is our intention to develop a series of walks around Grimsargh and the surrounding delightful countryside areas ... '

Category Preston
Starting fromGrimsargh
Visits to the Website827
Views of 'Full' Record2451

'As a village on the outskirts of Chester, Guilden Sutton is linked by a series of footpaths including the Longster Trail reaching from Pipers Ash to Helsby Hill. These paths provide a valuable resource for everyone and the information included here is to help make that possible.'

Starting fromGuilden Sutton
Area
Visits to the Website559
Views of 'Full' Record1284

'For people who like outside activities, principally in the mountains. These activities include mountain walking, scrambling, rock climbing and snow and ice climbing when available. Members also go mountain biking and coast walking. We are a Wirral based club, despite the Welsh name ... The Club owns a hut in Capel Curig (close to the Gwydyr forest) and also a self-catering cottage. Members pay an annual membership fee, which includes use of the club hut and discounts on bookings for our cottage as well as discounts for local mountaineering shops.'

Category Wirral
Area
Visits to the Website458
Views of 'Full' Record564

'Once the home of Earls and Lords, Haigh Hall is surrounded by 250 acres of park and woodland ... with spectacular views across the Douglas Valley to the Welsh hills ... Explore and enjoy the stunning parkland, woodland and plantations ...' ALERT The original Title and Link used here seem no longer to be available (nor descriptions of the three Trails - though you might still find archival copies on the Web). So I have replaced them.

Category Wigan
Size (acreage)250
Starting fromHaigh Hall, Golf & Country Park
Visits to the Website643
Views of 'Full' Record1543

[1] Short Walks 'Meets every other Monday at 10 am' - - - : [2] Walking 'Walks are held every other Tuesday, starting at 10 am, with the emphasis on scenery and wildlife. Generally not strenuous, averaging around 5 miles. Full walking gear required'

Category Trafford
Starting fromHale
Area
Visits to the Website690
Views of 'Full' Record2885

'Our group organises fortnightly Sunday coaches to the Peak District, Yorkshire Dales, Lake District, North Wales and Shropshire, picking up in Widnes, Runcorn and west Warrington. Typically 4 or 5 walks of different grades are offered on each outing. We also, in conjunction with the other groups in the North and Mid-Cheshire Area, organise around half a dozen full-day and half-day walks each week in these areas and closer to home.'

Category Halton
Starting fromAround and About
Area
Visits to the Website836
Views of 'Full' Record1903

'We walk every Thursday and Saturday, New Years day and May Day. How many walk? Walks take place as long as there are at least 2 wanting to walk on that day. More walk on a Thursday than on a Saturday.'

Starting fromChester
Area
Visits to the Website810
Views of 'Full' Record1564

'Heaton Park is a municipal park in Manchester England covering an area of over 600 acres making it the largest municipal park in Europe,'

Category Manchester
Size (acreage)600
Starting fromPrestwich
Description from

Manchester City Council

Visits to the Website745
Views of 'Full' Record1669

'Improve your fitness, get some fresh air, enjoy some beautiful scenery and make new friends! Our walking group are aged between 20 and 90 years old and you don’t need to have lots of experience with walking. The walks are a full day with a  break for lunch so you do need to be able to walk approximately 6-7 miles.'

Category Manchester
Visits to the Website622
Views of 'Full' Record1526

'The Islands are cut off from the mainland by the tide for up to 5 hours out of every 12 hours. When planning your journey you must find out the time of high water and allow sufficient time to complete your visit to the islands and your return journey to West Kirby safely. It is possible to visit the islands over high water, in which case allow for a stay of at least 5 hours whilst the tide is in, or alternatively, you can walk there and back over one low water period.'

Category Wirral
Starting fromHilbre Islands
Description from

The Friends of Hilbre

See also

Hilbre Islands Nature Reserve [Wirral Council]

Area
Visits to the Website642
Views of 'Full' Record1370

'Classic pub walks across the Yorkshire Dales, Lake District, Peak District, North York Moors and Northumberland ...'

Category North West
Description from

Mark Reid

Visits to the Website999
Views of 'Full' Record1660
Visits to the Website853
Views of 'Full' Record2895

'The English Lake District is the most beautiful terrain I know. In 1990 I was fortunate to be able to come to live here permanently and walk the Lakeland fells to my heart's content. This site is dedicated to all those who explore the area on foot.'

Category Cumbria
Description from

John Dawson

Area
Visits to the Website878
Views of 'Full' Record2023

'We cater for walkers who want to walk in the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks and surrounding areas. We are a local club run by and for members therefore unfortunately we do not cater for visitors holidaying in the Lake District.'

Category South Lakeland
Starting fromKendal
Visits to the Website857
Views of 'Full' Record1764
Starting fromKeswick
Visits to the Website1016
Views of 'Full' Record1255

'Kirkby Stephen nestles in a corner of Cumbria often missed by visitors to the county. The attractive and friendly market town sits on the upper reaches of the River Eden, before it winds its way through the Eden Valley towards the Solway Firth.'

Category Eden
Starting fromKirkby Stephen
See also

Walking [Kirkby Stephen Town Council]

Visits to the Website971
Views of 'Full' Record1645

'Knowsley has four borough parks and 17 local parks and natural spaces.'

Category Knowsley
Starting fromAround and About
Description from

Knowsley Council

Visits to the Website569
Views of 'Full' Record1347

'Generally has monthly Sunday walks (except during the winter months). They are designed to suit most tastes and abilities - from gentle fieldpath rambles to rather more ambitious assaults on the Lakeland peaks. Although most of our walks are within the Lake District itself, we occasionally venture further afield - into North Lancashire, the Yorkshire Dales or North Pennines.' ALERT 'Lake District group is no longer active.'

Category Cumbria
Visits to the Website312
Views of 'Full' Record985

'The Lake District National Park has walks for every ability from ambles around lakes to high ridge walks, with a bit of scrambling - climbing over rocks without a rope.'

Category Cumbria
Area
Visits to the Website1454
Views of 'Full' Record1733

'The only walking magazine devoted to the Lake District – the UK’s most popular walking destination. Published six times a year, every issue contains a selection of the area’s finest routes, suitable for a wide range of walking abilities ...'

Category Cumbria
Area
Visits to the Website583
Views of 'Full' Record781

Now has limited 'walks' information directly accessible from this Site.  See instead Visit Lancashire.

Category Lancashire
Visits to the Website974
Views of 'Full' Record1720

'Lancashire boasts some of the most exciting and beautiful parks and gardens in Britain today. The abundance of vast open spaces and fresh air makes Lancashire ideal for visiting during any season of the year. Nestled in Lancashire’s spectacular countryside discover a variety of stunning gardens and country parks alongside stately homes and historic landmarks.' Descriptions of over sixty locations.

Category Lancashire
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website464
Views of 'Full' Record1057

'Organises walks, social activities and weekends away for people in their 20's, 30's and 40's (although we don't have a strict age limit).'

Category Lancashire
Visits to the Website537
Views of 'Full' Record1071

'We are a group of people who enjoy walking and organise weekly walks in and around the Lancaster & Morecambe area, the Lake District and surrounds. Our walks are held each Sunday and full details can be found on our programme page. We do not run a paid membership scheme and all are welcome to come along and join in the walks.'

Category Lancaster
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website418
Views of 'Full' Record1562

The Lancaster Civic Society 'has been organising tours of Lancaster’s Top Cemetery at Quernmore Road since the Heritage Days in 1996. The Tours are usually held on the THIRD SUNDAY in the Summer months April to September'.

Category Lancaster
Size (acreage)18
Starting fromQuernmore Road
Description from

Lancaster Civic Society

Visits to the Website317
Views of 'Full' Record1052

'The club exists for its members and its long history confirms that it is fulfilling their needs in providing healthy exercise in the open air in beautiful surroundings, challenging walks at all levels and good company and friendship.'

Category Lancaster
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website896
Views of 'Full' Record2877

'We are a small group numerically but are favoured by easy access to vast areas of magnificent countryside. Most of the members live in or around Carlisle, Keswick and Penrith so our walks usually feature the Lake District, Northern Pennines and Border Country. Currently we have a monthly social walk at which LDWA members and their guests are guaranteed to receive a friendly welcome. We are also pleased to welcome any non-LDWA members interested in learning more about us and the Association. It is suggested that anyone wishing to join one of our walks should contact the Walk Leader or Walks Secretary before the walk to confirm details ...'

Category Cumbria
Area
Visits to the Website287
Views of 'Full' Record779

'Our main social walks are at the weekend, normally a Sunday, and these average twenty miles in length. This would take about eight hours to complete and all walkers need to carry enough food and drink to last the day. We like to visit different areas eg the West Pennine Moors, Lune Valley, Yorkshire Dales etc ...'

Category Lancashire
Visits to the Website611
Views of 'Full' Record1200

New Group formed in 2014 by the amalgamation of the former Westmorland and North Lancs and the Morecambe Bay & Bowland LDWA Groups.

Category Westmorland
Visits to the Website635
Views of 'Full' Record1325

'Choose from a selection of trails and hides, most of which are suitable for wheelchairs, and get right to the heart of the reedbed. Or take the nature trail alongside two coastal lagoons to see lots of wading and water birds ...'

Category Lancaster
Starting fromCarnforth
Walks described here by
Visits to the Website619
Views of 'Full' Record1155

'Liverpool HF Ramblers was formed in 1916 and is associated with HF Holidays Ltd. Its objects shall be: a. To provide for the healthy enjoyment of leisure by walking / rambling; b. To encourage the love of the open air; c. To appreciate and conserve the environment.'

Category Liverpool
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website1130
Views of 'Full' Record2693

'We are a group of people who enjoy walking in the countryside with friends who share our enjoyment. We feel better, physically and mentally, after a good walk. We want to share with others the enjoyment and benefits we have have found from walking in the dales and fells.'

Category Liverpool
Starting fromAround and About
Visits to the Website1286
Views of 'Full' Record1455

'Macclesfield Forest is a excellent place for outdoor activities including horse riding, walking, cycling, fishing and bird watching including the Peak District's largest heronry at Trentabank Reservoir. Two walk descriptions with maps are linked to ... They can be combined with longer routes including Wildboarclough Village and the Goyt Valley and towards Tegg's Nose and the popular Gritstone Trail.'

Category Cheshire East
Starting fromMacclesfield Forest
Description from

United Utilities

Area
Visits to the Website728
Views of 'Full' Record1409

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