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Saddleworth Village Trails
Overview

'These trails are a great way to explore the historic villages of Saddleworth and learn more about the history of the area: Delph ... Diggle ... Dobcross ... Uppermill.'

Description from

Oldham Council

See also

Saddleworth Historical Society

Saffron Trail
Distance (miles)71
Overview

'Long distance footpath just over 71 miles in length stretching all the way from Southend-on-Sea in the south east of the county to Saffron Walden in the north west.'

Description from

Essex Walks

Saffron Walden Town Trail
Overview

'Saffron Walden is a picturesque, medieval town, in north west Essex. It has a rich heritage of old buildings reflecting its wealth as a rural market town. A market has been held here since 1141, and market days are now Tuesdays and Saturdays.'

Description from

Saffron Walden Initiative

Saffron Walden Walks and Rides
Overview

''Saffron Walden's rich heritage and wealth is reflected in the large number of old buildings whilst retaining the original medieval street layout. Bridge End, Castle Street, Myddylton Place and Church Street display many timbered houses dating from the 15th century, of which the Youth Hostel and the Old Sun Inn are outstanding examples ...'

Description from

Visit Essex

Sailors' Path Explorer Guide
Distance (miles)6
Overview

'Walk in the footsteps of the seafarers who travelled from the Suffolk Coast to the village of Snape.'

Saint Illtyd's Walk
Distance (miles)64
Overview

'Saint Illtyd was a well respected 7th century saint, the trail follows a route that St Illtyd is believed to have travelled whilst preaching in South Wales. The trail links with other long distance routes in south Wales including the Coed Morgannwg Way, Wales Coastal Path and the Ogwr Ridgeway Walk.'

Description from

Walk Around Wales [Dai Richards]

Saint Patrick's Way: The Pilgrim's Walk
Distance (miles)82
Overview

'Signed walking trail connects key sites relating to Saint Patrick and Christian Heritage. It takes you through some of Northern Ireland’s most spectacular scenic landscapes before ending at Saint Patrick’s final resting place, in the grounds of Down Cathedral in Downpatrick. It incorporpares exisiting walking routes including the Newry Canal Way and Mourne Way.'

Description from

Discover Northern Ireland

Saints Way
Distance (miles)30
Overview

'In Cornish "Forth an Syns", in English "The Saints Way", this trail was also known as the "Mariners Way". The 30 mile trail links two important harbour towns, Padstow on the north coast and Fowey on the south.'

Description from

Oliver’s Cornwall

Sale Orbital Trail
Distance (miles)12
Overview

Mostly off-road route through the centre of Sale, down to Broadheath and then round up near Carrington and back to Stretford.

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Trans Pennine Trail

Salford Industrial Heritage Trails
Overview

'If you've picked up the heritage bug and want to explore Salford's history further for yourself, why not take the next step and go on one of our range of fascinating self-guided walks ... Each one encompasses a different area of the city.'

Description from

Visit Salford

Salford Public Rights of Way
Overview

'The rights of way improvement plan is a ten-year strategic document which is intended to be the prime means by which the council will identify the changes to be made to the local rights of way network to meet the government's aim of better provision for walkers, cyclists, equestrians, carriage drivers, motor vehicle users and people with mobility problems. It is a wide-ranging plan, covering all aspects of the management and improvement of the network to meet the likely future needs of the public.'

Description from

Salford City Council

Salford Trail
Distance (miles)55
Overview

‘Explore the heritage, countryside and rural areas of Salford with a series of ten walks. The Salford Trail is a long distance walk of about 50 miles/80 kilometres and entirely within the boundaries of the City of Salford. It was officially opened by Ramblers President, Stuart Maconie on the 30 May 2017.‘

Salisbury Country Way
Distance (miles)61
Overview

'A route around Salisbury across varied downland, ancient woodlands and a number of chalk stream valleys following age-old tracks. Public transport access into Salisbury is available at a number of points as is refreshment, there being 20 public houses along the way.'

Saltersford Lane Circular Walk
Distance (miles)5
Overview

'This circular walk between the villages of Alton and Denstone is as rich in history as it is in natural beauty. The walk follows the River Churnet and the routes of an old canal and railway to Denstone, before returning to Alton across the hilltops along the ancient Saltersford Lane.'  ALERT Link changed from that originally used here.

Salthouse Sculpture Trail
Distance (miles)14
Overview

'Inaugurated in 2008 by The North Norfolk Exhibition Project, this trail across Kelling and Salthouse heaths was set out to exhibit both the natural beauty of North Norfolk alongside examples of contemporary Norfolk art. Although most of the sculptures have now gone, the walk nonetheless provides a peaceful route around this part of the county.'

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Griffmonsters Great Walks

Samaritans Way South West
Distance (miles)100
Overview

'A wonderful way marked walk linking the Cotswolds, the Mendips, the Polden Hills, the Quantocks, the Brendons, Exmoor National Park and the North Devon Coast ... Enjoy our illustrated guidebook complete with route maps with all profits donated to Samaritans.'

Sampford Brett Circular Walks
Overview

About half a dozen short circular walks around and about Sampford Brett: 'The village is ideally placed for those interested in walking and outdoor activities in general, being close to the Quantock hills and Exmoor. The Coleridge Way footpath passes through the village'.

Description from

Open Door Internet

Samuel Ryder Trail
Overview

'Although Samuel Ryder is best remembered as the founder of the Ryder Cup, he was also one of St.Albans' most notable citizens as a successful businessman, churchman and local politician ... This Trail seeks to give a short introduction to Samuel Ryder – the businessman, the churchman and the politician – also to the person that gave the world one of its greatest sporting events ... The Ryder Cup is a magnificent gold trophy made by Mappin & Webb, the famous London silversmiths. Commissioned and paid for by Samuel Ryder, he presented it to The Professional Golfers' Association of Great Britain to be used for an international competition between the USA and GB & Ireland.'

Description from

Samuel Ryder Foundation

Sanctuary Way Walk
Distance (miles)10
Overview

'To mark the Centenary of Rotary International in 2005, the two Rotary Clubs of Ripon, The Rotary Club of Ripon and The Rotary Club of Ripon Rowels, have produced The Ripon Sanctuary Markers, Sanctuary Way Walk that takes you along the ancient boundary of the Sanctuary Markers.'

Sandlings Walk
Distance (miles)58
Overview

'Walk running from just east of Ipswich to Southwold on the Suffolk Coast. It is a varied walk, with large expanses of forestry, heathland and coastal walking.'

Description from

BritishWalks.org

See also

The Sandlings Walk [Griffmonsters Great Walks]

Sandstone Trail
Distance (miles)34
Overview

'One of the finest and most popular long distance walks in North West England, in the UK. For many, it’s probably the best Cheshire walk and the ultimate Cheshire Way.'

Description from

Northern Eye Books

See also

Walking Cheshire's Sandstone Trail Tony Bowerman (Northern Eye Books, 2013) | The Sandstone Trail [Car Free Walks] | The Sandstone Trail [Discover Cheshire]

Sandwood Bay
Distance (miles)8
Overview

'A walk in along a bleak moorland track is amply rewarded when the fabulous views of Sandwood Bay come into view, perhaps the most beautiful beach in Britain. Spend time exploring the mile of golden sand and dunes, with rocky cliffs and a giant sea stack to complete the scene. Despite its popularity, Sandwood Bay never seems busy as the beach is big enough to absorb the visitors.'

Description from

Walkhighlands

Sarn Sabrina Walk
Distance (miles)25
Overview

'Based on the Celtic myth of Sabrina, a water nymph said to inhabit the waters of the River Severn, we have created a 25 mile circular route called the Sarn Sabrina and a shorter 12 mile route called the Semi-Sabrina. The Sarn Sabrina Walk is both a one day challenge walking event which held its inaugural walk in 2006, and a trail that can be walked over a number of days for you to savour the beautiful views the route encompasses ... ' Held Late May.

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L.L.A.N.I.. Ltd

Sarratt Village Walks
Overview

'We are indebted to the Sarratt WI for allowing ... walks to be featured each month from their delightful booklet containing 12 walks around Sarratt entitled "New Walks on Old Paths". The booklet is on sale at the Village Post Office for just £3.00.'

Saxon Shore Way
Distance (miles)160
Overview

'Imagine stepping back in time and discovering the coastline of the Garden of England as it stood more than 1,600 years ago. The Saxon Shore Way long distance walking route is named after the line of historic fortifications that defended the Kent coast at the end of the Roman era.'

Description from

Explore Kent

Scarborough Harbour & Castle Trail
Distance (miles)2
Overview

'A Spy Mission themed walking Treasure Trail exploring around Scarborough Harbour & Castle ... A Treasure Trail is an imaginative way to explore towns, cities & villages across the UK with a self-guided themed walk. An easy to follow route will enable you to crack the clues whilst taking in some of the most fascinating sights along the way. We have over 1,200 Trails across the UK, and it doesn’t matter if you’re local, or visiting somewhere new for the first time ...'

Description from

Treasure Trails

Scarborough Walks
Overview

You should be able to search for brief descriptions of walks around and about Scarborough ...

Description from

Discover Yorkshire Coast

Scilly Walks
Overview

'Offers guided walks, boat trips, slide shows and short break holidays to introduce you to the archaeology and history of the Isles of Scilly, a group of islands 28 miles off Land's End, Cornwall, England.'

Description from

Katharine Sawyer

See also

Isles of Scilly Discovery [Dr Tom Greeves]

Scolty Woodland Park Trails
Overview

'Just five minutes from bustling Banchory lies Scolty Hill, flanked with quiet woodlands and topped by the iconic Scolty Tower ...'

Description from

Forestry and Land Scotland

Scottish Borders Core Paths
Overview

'Directory provides you with 65 detailed, printable maps which provide a guide to all our local paths.'

Description from

Scottish Borders Council

Scottish Borders Council Easy Access to the Countryside
Overview

'Short, easy walks for everyone in the Scottish Borders. Including places to visit with some access for wheelchair users.'

Description from

Scottish Borders Council

Scottish Borders Ranger Led Walks
Overview

'Join the County Ranger for a led walk through the countryside to find out a little more about natural and historic environment of the Scottish Borders. The walks come at a small charge.' ALERT Website Link amended.

Scottish Coast-to-Coast Walk
Distance (miles)128
Overview

'From Oban to St Andrews, crossing the heart of Scotland. It was devised by Brian Smailes who has published a route description and other essential information in the book you can purchase ... Note that the Coast to Coast walk is NOT waymarked. There is a general route description on this page. When used with the rest of Undiscovered Scotland it will give you a clear idea of what the Coast to Coast walk and the places you will be passing through are like. But you will need Brian Smailes' book, plus the relevant Ordnance Survey maps ... and knowledge of how to use them, in order to complete the walk.'

Description from

Undiscovered Scotland

Scottish National Trail
Distance (miles)537
Overview

'Long distance walking route running the length of Scotland from Kirk Yetholm to Cape Wrath. Devised by outdoors writer and broadcaster Cameron McNeish, the Trail offers very varied walking, following long-established footpaths for much of the distance but becoming progressively more difficult as it heads north, finishing with a tough stretch of backpacking - with some pathless and demanding terrain - on the final stretch of the Cape Wrath Trail.'

- See more at: http://www.scottishnationaltrail.org.uk/#sthash.rReMljIT.dpuf

Description from

Walkhighlands

Sculptures in Norwich
Overview

'Norwich is full of serious works of sculpture from across all periods of time and across all disciplines ... The number of works in Norwich, with over 200 entries, can be daunting. The downloadable trails ... illustrate the region’s outstanding sculpture, including many little known works, which can be enjoyed at home or combined with the linked Google maps to provide interesting day or half-day excursions: [1] City Hall and City Centre - - - : [2] Around the Cathedral and the Castle.' ALERT Website Links changed.

Scunthorpe Ridge Walk
Distance (miles)5
Overview

'Ridge Walk was opened in the 1970’s but some sections of the path had become in desperate need of repair and improvement. Better access from nearby communities was also needed and people using the path were faced with a number of difficult roads to cross. The scheme involved improving the existing route and building new paths to create an uninterrupted network stretching from the south to the north of Scunthorpe ...'

Description from

Sustrans

See also

Scunthorpe Walks [North Lincolnshire Council]

Seafront Walks in Folkestone
Overview

'Folkestone has a wide variety different options for seafront walks, depending on how energetic you're feeling and what you're looking for.' ALERT Website Links changed.

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Kent Sport

Sebright Farm Cottage Local Walks
Overview

'The 10 walks promoted here are designed to allow you to see some of South Bedfordshire's buildings of historic interest. This section gives a flavour of each walk by illustrating and describing just some of the buildings to look out for when you visit Sebright Farm Cottage.'

Sefton Coastal Path
Distance (miles)21
Overview

'A stimulating journey through a wonderful variety of landscapes with a rich biodiversity of wildlife and a fascinating history.'

Selby Horseshoe Walk
Distance (miles)9
Overview

'Pleasant, flat stroll - in all seasons - using short sections along roadside pavements, the canal towpath, & well-trod tracks & footpaths, with only 2 stiles to climb.'

Selkirk Paths
Overview

'Selkirk lies in the central part of the region and is the gateway to the Yarrow and Ettrick Valleys. The routes include riverside, woodland and hill paths.'

Description from

Scottish Borders Council

See also

Selkirk Town Trail [Scottish Borders Council]

Selly Oak Park Nature Trail
Distance (miles)1
Overview

'This nature, art and history trail was developed by Birmingham City Council and the Friends of Selly Oak Park in partnership with children from St Mary's School, and the Lapal Canal Trust who also made a donation.'

Description from

Friends of Selly Oak Park

Serpent Trail
Distance (miles)64
Overview

'Leads you through the purple heather, green woods and golden valleys of the Sussex greensand hills. From Black Down you can wind your way along the sinuous route of the sandy heaths, a rare and special place for people and wildlife.'

See also

The Serpent Trail [Walking South]

Settle to Carlisle Way
Distance (miles)97
Overview

'Newly developed route that runs from station to station, mostly within sight of the famous railway.'

Description from

Settle to Carlisle Way Vivienne Crow (Rucksack Readers, 2012).

See also

Settle to Carlisle Way (Harvey Maps, 2012) | Settle to Carlisle - Hill Walk [LDWA]

Seven Seas Fish Trail
Overview

'Find the fish; explore the city. Follow Hull's unique pavement of fish, an A- Z of fish creating a tour of the historic Old Town.'

ALERT Link changed from original here.

Description from

Hull Culture & Leisure

See also

The Geology of the Hull Fish Trail [Hull Geological Society]

Seven Shires Way
Distance (miles)234
Overview

'Walk around the Oxfordshire country boundary. The route criss-crosses the boundary taking the walker into seven shires from Gloucestershire to Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Wiltshire.'

Description from

Elaine Steane

Seven Walking Wonders of Northern Ireland
Overview

'With so many diverse landscapes in Northern Ireland, we have put together a list of our most spectacular natural wonders and manmade structures that every walker should experience first hand.'

Description from

Discover Northern Ireland

Severn Way
Distance (miles)210
Overview

'As Britain's longest river, the Severn offers explorers the opportunity to discover a wide variety of landscapes ranging from the dramatic Cambrian Mountains in Mid Wales, through deep gorged valleys and onto the rolling pastureland of its southern reaches before meet the confluence with the Celtic Sea.'

Shakespeare's Way
Distance (miles)146
Overview

'Links some of Britain's best-loved tourist destinations - London, the Chilterns, Oxford, Blenheim Palace, the Cotswolds and Stratford-upon-Avon.'

Description from

The Shakespeare's Way Association

Shareshill to Brewood Walk
Distance (miles)8
Overview

'This walk takes you between two Staffordshire villages and uses paths, bridleways and tow paths with less than 850 metres of its thirteen and half kilometres on roads, all of which are quiet country lanes.'

Description from

AllTrails

Shawford Serendipity Trail
Distance (miles)5
Overview

'A beginner’s guide through a historical treasure-hunt in Compton and Shawford.'

Description from

Tom Threlfall, who relied upon much original research by the late Barrie Hazlitt and Compton & Shawford Parish Council

Sheffield & South Yorkshire Navigation
Overview

'In common with other waterways based on natural rivers, there is no consistent towpath along the length of the Sheffield & South Yorkshire Navigation. However, you can walk between Sheffield Basin and Rotherham Lock, between Mexborough, Conisbrough, Sprotbrough and Doncaster ...  Improvements to the towpath have created a canalside walking route from the city centre out to Meadowhall shopping centre. The Sheffield & Tinsley Canal found big-screen fame in 1997, appearing in the opening scenes of the comedy film The Full Monty.'

Description from

Wikipedia

See also

Sheffield & Tinsley Canal [Canal & River Trust]

Sheffield Country Walk
Distance (miles)54
Overview

'You can walk all the way around the edge of Sheffield. The Guide Book includes maps showing the 10 sections of the Sheffield Country Walk - just over 54miles (87.3km) in total.' ALERT The Website 'Welcome to Sheffield', formerly referenced here, no longer seems to carry information about this Walk. So I have cited instead a description from David Sissons. Note also the Map in the Entry in Walking Englishman.

Description from

David Sissons

See also

Sheffield Country Walk [GPS Cycle & Walking Routes]

Sheffield Local Access Forum
Overview

'The Sheffield LAF was formed in 2003 and has 14 members, who have been appointed for a maximum of 3 years each. The members represent the interests of landowners, land managers, conservation groups and users of public paths and open spaces. Vacancies sometimes exist for LAF members - contact us for further details. LAF meetings are generally held quarterly and are open to the public (although the public will generally not be able to speak).'

Description from

Sheffield City Council

Sheffield Metropolitan District Boundary Walk
Overview

'During February and March 2013 artist Bob Levene and artist / filmmaker Ian Nesbitt went on a walk following the Metropolitan District Boundary Line of Sheffield City. 65 miles and 75 hours over 9 days of walking down streams, over farmland, through industry and up the M1. Following a clearly defined "non-route" regularly meant scrambling up bracken, sinking into bogs, negotiating industrial complexes and generally being places with a complete lack of walking infrastructure ...' ALERT Unfortunately, the 'Boundary Walk' Website itself cited here seems no longer.

Description from

Ian Nesbitt & Bob Levine

Sheffield Round Walk
Overview

'Starts at Endcliffe Park and is approximately 14 miles long.  It ascends from the park through the Porter Valley, climbing towards the moorland edge of Ringinglow ...'

Description from

Sheffield The Outdoor City

Shefford Walks
Overview

'Walks in and around Shefford 'produced by the Shefford Parish Paths Partnership (P3) Group together with Bedfordshire County Council. The P3 group have more information and experience of the walks and keep the town updated on walks, rambling and information at the Town Hall Meeting Rooms on Northbridge Street.'

Description from

Shefford Town Council

Shepton Mallet Walks
Overview

'There are a number of interesting walks in and around Shepton Mallet, taking in many of the historical and industrial features which make the town so special. A selection of walks are listed ... '(which can be downloaded as PDFs).

Sheringham Trails
Distance (miles)6
Overview

'Discover an exceptional variety of landscapes with amazing views, wildlife and history. A 10 km (6 mile) walk easily broken into short sections.' 

Description from

National Trust

Sherrardspark Wood Guided Walks
Overview

'Sherrardspark Wood Wardens' Society was formed in 1966 to help protect the Wood from the pressures of an ever expanding Welwyn Garden City. The Society is largely self-funding and has a trained work force of around 60 volunteers. Today, the members actively manage the wood in conjunction with the Borough Council to re-establish its historic character, and also independently run programmes to monitor the varied wildlife ... '

Sherston Walks
Overview

'Since its inception two years ago the Sherston Footpath Group, which is a subcommittee of Sherston Parish Council, has been working hard on producing a new guide to local footpaths. Hundreds of hours of volunteer time have now resulted in the publication of the guide.'

Description from

Sherston Footpaths Group

Shetland Core Paths
Overview

'Core Paths Plans were introduced by Part 1 of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003. The purpose of the Plan is to designate a system of paths to provide the basic framework of routes (which are) sufficient for the purpose of giving the public reasonable access throughout their area (and which will) link into and support wider networks of other paths and routes.'

Description from

Shetland Islands Council

Shipwrights Way
Distance (miles)50
Overview

'It’s a new long distance path which will link villages and towns in east Hampshire through some beautiful countryside.'

Description from

Hampshire County Council

Shoe Trail to the Panopticon Halo
Distance (miles)2
Overview

'One of the newest and most unusual attractions is the Halo, an eighteen metre diameter steel structure at Top o'Slate above Haslingden. The unique structure is silver in colour during the day, but at night is illuminated by blue, wind-powered LED lighting. It was completed in 2007 and was the fourth and final of a series of Panopticons (structures with a view) across Lancashire commissioned by Mid Pennine Arts.'

Description from

Visit North West

See also

Walks to Top O'Slate & Halo Panopticon [Visit Lancashire]

Shoeburyness Public Rights of Way
Overview

'There is a network of footpaths and bridleways that traverse MOD Shoeburyness known as Public Rights of Way (PROWs). The routes are open to the public when the Red Flags are lowered and the Range is not active. You do not need permission to use the PROWs but must not attempt to access them when the Red Flags are flying.'

Description from

MOD Shoeburyness

Short Walks in Monmouthshire
Overview

'Monmouthshire and the Wye Valley offer walks for everyone, so if you don't fancy a long trek, why not try out one of our many shorter walks taking in our best sights and attractions.'

Description from

Visit Monmouthshire

Short Walks on the Southern Upland Way
Overview

'A selection of circular routes on the Southern Upland Way in Borders region, using some of the best bits of the 212 mile route.'

Description from

Scottish Borders Council

Shotover Circular Walk
Distance (miles)8
Overview

'Starting from the easily accessible Thornhill Park & Ride, these walks are part of a former royal forest and will transport you to a countryside idyll of rural tranquillity, with short routes to attractive Shotover features ... Route 2 passes through countryside and the attractive stone village of Stanton St John and the grand Georgian Mansion of Woodperry House, built in 1728-31.'

Description from

Oxfordshire County Council

Shrewsbury Town Trail
Overview

Map and list of buildings for the Town Trail. Copies of the 27-page booklet itself are available from the Civic Society at Bear Steps.

Description from

Shrewsbury Civic Society

Shropshire Countryside Access and Public Rights of Way
Overview

'Shropshire's Outdoor Recreation Team manages approximately 5500km of public footpaths, bridleways, byways open to all traffic (BOATs) and restricted byways (RBs). These form a network of routes which run between villages, lead to and from towns, and provide access to the countryside. The Outdoor Recreation Team manage these routes to ensure that they're open and clearly signed on the ground, recorded at the correct status and available on the correct line ...'

Shropshire Hills Waymarked Pub Walks
Overview

'Hobsons Brewery is pleased to announce it has been commissioned by the Shropshire Hills AONB partnership to brew a special beer to promote the walking with Offa initiative. The Walking with Offa series of promoted pub walks have been delivered to support rural pubs in the Welsh-English borderlands. These walks showcase some of the spectacular views, history and wildlife of the Shropshire Hills.' Sadly, the beer is no longer available, but the Walking with Offa Pub Walks Booklet might still be available to buy. The booklet includes the original 12 walks, each with a route map, walk instructions and local information.

See also

Hobsons Brewery

Shropshire Parish Paths Partnership (P3)
Overview

'We offer opportunities to volunteers to help us manage the 5500 kms of Public Rights of Way within the County ... The P3 scheme began in the early 1990’s and has thrived ever since, there are now some 60 groups carrying out thousands of hours of work each year.'

Description from

Shropshire's Great Outdoors

Shropshire Union Canal Walk
Distance (miles)7
Overview

'Audlem is famous for its run of 15 locks on the Shropshire Union Canal. With its canalside pubs and attractive towpath, the walk alongside the locks is one of the finest in lowland England. Interpretration panels by the towpath in Audlem describe the operation of locks and the canal's history.'

Description from

AudlemOnline

Shropshire Way
Distance (miles)297
Overview

'If you wanted to know about the best walks in Shropshire who would you ask? We asked the real experts The local walkers. The individuals and groups, historians, lovers of flora and fauna, the volunteers who look after the stiles, bridges and paths: all have contributed.'

Shuttle Riverway
Distance (miles)5
Overview

'Signposted walk along the River Shuttle, a small tributary of the River Cray, which it joins at Hall Place near Bexley. The walk then joins the Cray Riverway, which follows the Cray through to the Darent at Crayford Marshes and through the marshes to the Thames.' ALERT I could no longer find the description of this Walk on the re-engineered Bexley Council Website; so I have cited the description from Annierak instead.

Sidmouth - Valley, Ridge and Jurassic Coast Walk
Distance (miles)6
Overview

'This walk includes a sample of Sidmouth and the River Sid as well as one of the town’s neighbouring ridges, and links the two elements via the Coast Path which gives superb views along the Jurassic Coast.'

Description from

Devon County Council

Silent Valley Walking Trails
Overview

'The Silent Valley Reservoir was built to gather water from the Mourne Mountains and is the main water supply source for most of County Down and a large part of Belfast.'

Description from

Northern Ireland Water

Silkin Way
Distance (miles)14
Overview

'A green corridor route through Telford from Bratton in the north-west corner via the Town Centre to the spectacular Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site. The route boasts great contrasts with futuristic new developments, pockets of woodland and meadow and mature parkland. For almost its entire length the route follows dry canal beds and disused railway lines.'

Description from

Telford & Wrekin Council

See also

Silkin Way [GPS Cycle & Walking Routes] | Telford to Ironbridge Gorge [Sustrans]

Silsoe & Shillington Circular Walk
Distance (miles)8
Overview

'Explore the undulating countryside around the villages of Silsoe and Shillington, set between the Lower Greensand Ridge in the north and the chalk hills of the Chilterns in the south earthworks.'

Silurian Way
Distance (miles)10
Overview

'Grizedale Forest is famous for its outdoor sculptures. Since 1977 leading international artists have created sculpture in response to Grizedale Forest's unique environment, establishing the first collection of site-specific art in the UK. Now around 40 sited artworks are located across the forest, linked by the network of walking and cycling trails. The sculptures provide moments of contemplation and a special way of navigating this extraordinary landscape.'

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Forestry England

Silver Lincs Way
Distance (miles)25
Overview

'This 25 mile walk, which has been established to celebrate the Silver Jubilee, in 2005, of the Grimsby/Louth Group of The Ramblers' Association, links together the two towns using paths regularly walked by the Group.'

Description from

Grimsby & Louth Ramblers

Simon Evans Way
Distance (miles)18
Overview

'The pathway (18 miles approx.), which runs between Cleobury Mortimer and north of Stottesdon, is laid out in roughly a figure eight pattern intersecting at Detton Hall. The walk is planned, as a one day outing for experienced walkers, to include most of the Rea Valley farms mentioned in Simon Evans' books. Casual walkers should allow 2 days to fully enjoy this footpath.'

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens
Overview

Self-guided Trails  'Our regularly changing self-guided trails highlight ten plants of current interest for you to discover and enjoy. Maps are available at the front desk ...'  Guided Tours  Our tours suit all needs and interest. They start and finish at the Pavilion and last 90 minutes. You will explore many seasonal highlights and hidden aspects of the collection. Special evening tours, led by a member of our horticultural team are also available as part of our events programme ...'

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Hampshire County Council

Sir Peter Scott Walk
Distance (miles)10
Overview

Wimps Guide to the Sir Peter Scott Walk '... Protests that I was nearly sixty and hadn't walked more than four miles anytime over the last thirty of those, merely brought self satisfied nods and general agreement. This was exactly the non walking type of person we were looking for to test and describe the walk for ordinary mortals ...'

Description from

Snowgoose Wildlife Trust

Sir Walter Scott Way
Distance (miles)94
Overview

'Cross-country walk between Moffat in South Central Scotland to Cockburnspath on the South East Scottish Coastline. It runs through lowland valleys, by lochs and reservoirs, alongside the River Tweed and its tributaries, over several significant Borderland hills and through communities steeped in history and interest.'

ALERT At Review, the Walking Support Website Pages giving details of this Walk were no longer available; so I have Linked instead to the LDWA Entry for the Walk

Description from

Walking Support

Sirhowy Valley Walk
Distance (miles)27
Overview

'A challenging 27-mile linear way-marked walk from Newport to Tredegar with spectacular views of the Sirhowy Valley.'

Six Dales Trail
Distance (miles)38
Overview

'The Six Dales Trail project is our most extensive development springing from the Walkers Are Welcome Otley project.  The trail, which was launched in June 2010, starts in Otley, and winds across the entire length of the superb Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to end at Middleham, in Wensleydale.'

Six Peaks Trail
Distance (miles)48
Overview

'Follows the line of the railway from Settle to Kirkby Stephen. As the name suggests, it takes in six peaks: Pen-y-ghent, Ingleborough, Whernside, Great Knoutberry, Swarth Fell and Wild Boar Fell (in mountain-bagging parlance, all six are Nuttalls and Hewitts, and all but Swarth Fell are Marilyns).'

Description from

Skyware Press

See also

Dales Rail Trails Tony & Chris Grogan (Skyware Press, 2012)

Skye Trail
Distance (miles)80
Overview

'Challenging unofficial route through the island aimed at experienced hillwalkers - takes in some of the very best of the island - and that means the UK's finest landscapes.'

Description from

Walkhighlands

Slate Valleys Paths
Overview

'From the end of the 18th Century until the beginning of the 20th Century the slate valley communities of Gwynedd - Ogwen, Peris, Nantlle, Blaenau Ffestiniog and Corris - were dynamic, thriving industrial areas. Between them these areas consisted of over 60 quarries and mines employing over 18,000 people. The quarrymen and their families created distinctive communities, overwhelmingly Welsh speaking and Non-conformist. The slate industry itself dramatically changed the landscape - slate tips, quarry buildings and railways can still be seen today ...'

Description from

Visit Snowdonia

Sleaford Navigation Walks
Overview

'These walks are a series of scenic, predominantly level, walks centred on the Navigation. These encompass chalky uplands to the West of Sleaford and Fenland to the East ... '

Description from

Hugh Marrows for Lincolnshire Waterways Partnership

Sliabh Beagh Way
Distance (miles)30
Overview

'The Sliabh Beagh Way is perhaps the most scenic walk in the whole of Northern Ireland: it is possible to walk all day and not meet another soul. If it's solitude and quiet you are looking for, this could be the walk for you ...'

Description from

HikersBlog

See also

Sliabh Beagh Way [WalkNI]

Slough Canal Arm Walk
Distance (miles)5
Overview

'The 5 mile long Slough Arm travels in a fairly straight line from the Grand Union Canal at Cowley Peachey Junction into Slough terminating by Stoke Poges Road.'

Slough Local Access Forum
Overview

'The Forum has been set up under The Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 to provide independent guidance to the council and other relevant organisations on sustainable access issues in the Borough.'.

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Slough Borough Council

Slough Together Walk
Distance (miles)5
Overview

'A great walk taking in countryside, riverside, village and town. Discover an amazing variety of views, monuments and buildings, including shops and traditional pubs and of course the real butterflies and birds of this environmentally sensitive area.' Usually held late April/early May.

Description from

The Rotary Club of Slough

Smethwick, Sandwell Valley, and Soho Greenway
Distance (miles)13
Overview

Route 15: 'From NIA to Galton Valley, Sandwell Valley, returning via River Tame Way, Handsworth Park, and Winson Green Loop Canal ... You will need a copy of the Birmingham Cycling and Walking Map.'

See also

ALERT The Birmingham Greenways Map originally referenced here no longer seems to be available so I have changed the Link.

Smithcombe, Sharpenhoe and Sundon Hills Walk
Distance (miles)12
Overview

'Sundon Hills and The Sharpenhoe Clappers are part of the Chilterns AONB. The ancient Icknield Way, said to be the oldest path in Britain, runs across the Sundon Hills and there is an Iron Age settlement to the North of the site ...' (The Walk originally referenced here no longer seems to be accessible via the Let's Go Bedfordshire Website.  So I have replaced the Link.)

Smugglers' Way
Distance (miles)37
Overview

'Route across Cornwall linking the harbours of Boscastle on the Atlantic Coast and Looe on the English Channel. The Way  traverses the rugged and picturesque landscape of Bodmin Moor, visits the world-famous Jamaica Inn, and follows scenic paths beside the rivers Valency, Fowey and West Looe.' Frank Squibb sadly passed away at the start of 2013 and his Website now seems no longer accessible.  So I have replaced the Link with one from Visit Cornwall.

Description from

Frank Squibb

Snowdon Walks
Overview

Details of the Llanberis Path, PYG Track and Miners Track, Rhyd Ddu Path, Snowdon Ranger Path, and  the Watkin Path.

'The mountainous terrain on Snowdon can become challenging with steep gradients, rocky paths and some scrambling required. Exceptional care should be taken when attempting these paths in winter conditions as the ground underfoot can become treacherous and should not be attempted by novice walkers ...'

Description from

Snowdonia National Park

Snowdonia Archaeological Walks
Overview

'Snowdonia is immersed in archaeological history and within the boundaries of the National Park there are sites of archaeological interest showing how people inhabited the area through the years. There are a number of key areas where visitors and locals can trace archaeological developments and see for themselves the historical importance assigned to this area ... ' Note Link replaced as that from Snowdonia National Park Authority seems no longer accessible.

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