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Sample walks

camdenlock-(2).jpgOnce you have joined Walkingworld you have the opportunity to access a free sample walk of your choosing. The ones below are some bonus ones on top of that. Each walk comes with an easy-to-follow photographic guide and a high resolution Ordnance Survey map to print out or follow on the Walkingworld app, plus files to import into digital mapping applications and handheld GPS.

The extra sample walks are listed below by county. Some are featured in the 'Pathways' book, all twenty of which are available for free download.

You can also view this listing with walk titles only.

Ayrshire and Arran

A walk along an attractive glen with a river crossing, a hill to climb and great views of sea and mountains.... More info

ID:
4837
Length:
6.2 Miles
Grade:
Moderate Walk

Bristol

A favourite walk for Bristol dog-owners and those who want to get away from the bustle of the city. The walk takes in two public parks and a stretch along the River Frome, with a cafe en route and the relics of a working stone sawmill at Snuff Mills.... More info

ID:
258
Length:
5 Miles
Grade:
Moderate Walk

Buckinghamshire

This delightful route in the heart of the Chilterns combines footpaths and tracks through surprisingly remote woods and fields. It ends with a gentle walk beside the Hamble Brook as it flows towards the River Thames. The walk start is around three... More info

ID:
1
Length:
10 Miles
Grade:
Moderate Walk

Caernarfonshire

A classic Snowdonia walk with wonderful vistas over the Arans, Coed y Brenin Forest, the Mawddach Estuary and Cader Idris, there are perfect spots for picnics overlooking the Mawddach Estuary or beside Llyn Cynwch on the return part of the walk. As... More info

ID:
225
Length:
3.7 Miles
Grade:
Easy Walk

Cambridgeshire

Aldreth Causeway was one of the major routes into Ely and the site of an attempt by William the Conqueror to oust the rebel Hereward the Wake. The walk takes you to the fortification used by William, Belsar's Hill. Walk featured in the 'Pathways'... More info

ID:
6065
Length:
3.7 Miles
Grade:
Easy Walk

Cornwall

Starting from the picturesque village of Boscastle, we follow the coast path for a way before descending through farmland and returning to Boscastle through the tranquil river valley. ... More info

ID:
1689
Length:
6.2 Miles
Grade:
Moderate Walk

Start inland on ancient footpaths between farmsteads before joining the coast at Kenneggy Sands. Then walk via Prussia Cove (home of notorious eighteenth century smuggler John Carter), past Cudden Point and back to Perranuthnoe via Stackhouse and... More info

ID:
5487
Length:
5 Miles
Grade:
Moderate Walk

Cumbria

A somewhat neglected circuit from Haweswater which, rather than climbing to the tops, explores a very remote valley and returns via the Old Corpse Road. Walk featured in the 'Pathways' book.... More info

ID:
280
Length:
8.7 Miles
Grade:
Moderate Walk

Wild Boar Fell is a neglected classic on open access land on the southern edge of the Eden Valley, with stunning views to the Howgills, North Pennines, Yorkshire Dales and even Morecombe Bay.... More info

ID:
283
Length:
6.2 Miles
Grade:
Strenuous

A lowish-level walk around Borrowdale with a surprise view which must rate among the best in the Lakes. I'll not say where it is, that would spoil the surprise. But you'll know when you see it.... More info

ID:
2536
Length:
5 Miles
Grade:
Moderate Walk

A lovely, simple and easy walk along the Smardale Wildlife Reserve, a disused railway and a haven for wildlife. Cross a spectacular viaduct to see limekilns before returning along the other side of the valley, with a narrow pathway on a steep slope... More info

ID:
3375
Length:
4.4 Miles
Grade:
Moderate Walk

The walk explores the viaducts to the south of Kirkby Stephen on the now-closed Stainmore railway. The walk includes an I-Spy trail for the whole family. ... More info

ID:
4031
Length:
3.1 Miles
Grade:
Easy Walk

A circular walk with spectacular views of Ullswater from Gowbarrow Fell and other points, visiting the waterfalls at Aira Force (National Trust) and with views of the rural landscape of Matterdale.... More info

ID:
5667
Length:
7.5 Miles
Grade:
Moderate Walk

Derbyshire

This 10km walk takes in some wonderful Peak District views, a fairly steep ascent of Jacob's Ladder - an old packhorse route - and an even steeper one down Broadlee Bank Tor. Walk featured in the 'Pathways' book.... More info

ID:
1046
Length:
6.2 Miles
Grade:
Moderate Walk

A surprisingly strenuous ascent of Kinder Scout via William Clough is rewarded with unrivalled views over Manchester, Cheshire and The Roaches. After traversing the length of the Kinder's western edge, the walk returns via Kinderlow End.... More info

ID:
1495
Length:
9.3 Miles
Grade:
Strenuous

Devon

A pleasant, mostly level walk through woodlands into the grounds of Saltram House, returning beside the estuary.... More info

ID:
339
Length:
3.7 Miles
Grade:
Gentle Stroll

From Combe Martin via the hidden path with its little stream across Girt Downs to The Coastal Path, returning to Combe Martin via the top of The Great Hangman and passing The Little Hangman on the way. The views from the top of The Great Hangman are... More info

ID:
6624
Length:
5 Miles
Grade:
Moderate Walk

Dorset

A super walk beginning at South Bridge in Wareham, taking a section of the Purbeck Way with its wonderful scenes, to reach Stoborough Heath; natural beauty at its most stunning. ... More info

ID:
4935
Length:
5.6 Miles
Grade:
Moderate Walk

Durham

A different way to see High Force; cross the river at the Wynch Bridge to the south (non-commercial) side, following the Pennine Way past Low Force to the beauty of High Force, keeping on to pass the lesser known Bleabeck Force towards the Upper... More info

ID:
3414
Length:
8.1 Miles
Grade:
Moderate Walk

East Sussex

From Clayton Windmills (Jill Windmill is open to visitors Sunday afternoons during the summer), descend to walk round a typical downland farm and along a dry valley bottom, up again to Ditchling Beacon, a popular local viewpoint and along the South... More info

ID:
3632
Length:
5 Miles
Grade:
Moderate Walk

Essex

After a superb bridleway across Lingwood and Danbury Commons (NT), which starts from a little car park at the point where Little Baddow and Danbury join, you continue on more excellent tracks.... More info

ID:
1462
Length:
6.2 Miles
Grade:
Easy Walk

Gloucestershire

A circular walk through ancient woodlands and meadows, with superb views across the Wye Valley and lots of local history connected with it being a Royal Forest. The walk features in the 'Pathways' book.... More info

ID:
5999
Length:
6.8 Miles
Grade:
Moderate Walk

Gwynedd

For hundreds of years, vast herds of sheep, cattle and even turkeys were driven by drovers, on foot, from the hill country of Wales to the markets of Eastern England. Some of these roads are still traceable today. This walk invites you to tread... More info

ID:
4946
Length:
7.5 Miles
Grade:
Moderate Walk

This walk is short but quite demanding. The area is a ravine and is rich in plant life as well as waterfalls.... More info

ID:
6540
Length:
1.9 Miles
Grade:
Moderate Walk

Highland

This is the shorter of the two nature trails on Beinn Eighe, on the shore of Loch Maree, near Kinlochewe in Wester Ross. It makes a break when travelling from coast to coast, is an easy family walk and gives stunning views of Loch Maree and Slioch... More info

ID:
806
Length:
1.2 Miles
Grade:
Easy Walk

A testing two-day walk through remote Highland territory, staying at a bothy for the night. The route passes on stalkers' paths by Loch Glendhu and Loch Glencoul to Eas a Chual Aluinn, Britain's highest waterfall. The walk is featured in the... More info

ID:
5830
Length:
23.6 Miles
Grade:
Mountain Challenge

Kent

A linear walk using the train from Chilham to Wye and then walking back. The walk follows a section of the Pilgrim's Way from Boughton Aluph through King's Wood. The walk is featured in the 'Pathways' book.... More info

ID:
6071
Length:
6.8 Miles
Grade:
Moderate Walk

Quiet lanes and paths, to visit some of the area's famous medieval churches, including the most precious gem of them all, St Thomas á Becket Church at Fairfield. Choose a tranquil day in summer to attempt this walk and be transported into a world you... More info

ID:
6085
Length:
7.5 Miles
Grade:
Easy Walk

Lancashire

There is a little excitement at the start of this walk as you have to cross the Hodder by stepping-stones. After that it's a peaceful walk under the southern flanks of the Bowland Fells, ending at the attractive village of Chipping.... More info

ID:
1680
Length:
5 Miles
Grade:
Moderate Walk

Lincolnshire

A village walk tracing the paths that the nature poet, John Clare, took as a lad, with pleasing landscapes, woods and plenty of historical interest. Clare was a vociferous opponent of the Enclosure Movement, which was sweeping the country at the time... More info

ID:
5432
Length:
5 Miles
Grade:
Easy Walk

London

This walk traces the route of the Pedway, an elevated walkway through the centre of the City of London, and also takes in the Riverside Way, the Millennium bridge, St Paul’s cathedral and numerous iconic City buildings. Features in the 'Pathways'... More info

ID:
4043
Length:
3.7 Miles
Grade:
Easy Walk

Linear walk along the Regent's Canal towpath from the basin at Little Venice, past London Zoo to bustling Camden Lock. Walk featured in the 'Pathways' book. ... More info

ID:
6070
Length:
4.4 Miles
Grade:
Easy Walk

Norfolk

This is a walk that completes a full circle of Ludham and explores its beautiful surroundings, including its riverbanks and ancient monuments, its shops and picturesque church. There are numerous perfect lunch spots throughout the walk, with stunning... More info

ID:
5109
Length:
7.5 Miles
Grade:
Easy Walk

Northamptonshire

The peace and tranquillity of the canal environment is wonderful. See willows overhanging the water's edge and lovely renovated cottages, gardens and old-fashioned canal drawbridges.... More info

ID:
858
Length:
5.6 Miles
Grade:
Easy Walk

Northumberland

This walk takes in an impressive section of Hadrian's Wall, along with two major Roman Fort remains, at Housesteads and Vindolanda. The route gives a combination of hard up- and downhill walking with a more gentle section on quiet roads.... More info

ID:
300
Length:
7.5 Miles
Grade:
Moderate Walk

Oxfordshire

A circuit of the Ridgeway starting from a pretty Oxfordshire village with a pub. There can hardly be a walk in England that passes by as many Neolithic, Iron Age and Bronze Age remains, including the famous White Horse of Uffington, which dates back... More info

ID:
5819
Length:
6.2 Miles
Grade:
Moderate Walk

The walk was developed by Aston Rowant Parish Council and is called the Aston Rowant Discovery Trail. The Trail is stile-free and fully waymarked. The circular route is 5.3m but with the extension to include a pub and hotel it's 6.2m.... More info

ID:
6894
Length:
6.2 Miles
Grade:
Easy Walk

Powys

Follow in the footsteps of medieval monks on this trackway joining the Cistercian monasteries of mid-Wales. The walk samples two branches of the Trod, one passing just below the hill of Moelfryn, the other a spur heading towards Rhayader. It can be... More info

ID:
5481
Length:
7.5 Miles
Grade:
Moderate Walk

Shropshire

This is a short, circular walk mainly in mature woodland and using part of Offa's Dyke National Trail. It is on good tracks and is easy to follow. The walk itself has few views, but the open ground at the start offers outstanding views across the... More info

ID:
2179
Length:
3.1 Miles
Grade:
Easy Walk

Somerset

A cracking walk through country lanes and over fields and moorland to the summit of Dunkery Beacon, at 519 metres the highest point on Exmoor with splendid views, returning via the wooded Avrill Valley, renowned locally for its wildflowers. A shorter... More info

ID:
5105
Length:
7.5 Miles
Grade:
Moderate Walk

Tyne and Wear

Initially the walk follows the coastal path beside the sea cliffs, the area here being recognised for the importance and variety of its geology, wildflowers and seabirds. The cliffs and rock stacks are home to one of the largest seabird colonies in... More info

ID:
2680
Length:
5 Miles
Grade:
Easy Walk

West Sussex

A real variety here, starting from Brighton's famous Pavilion, visiting the shops, cafes and pubs of the Lanes and North Laines, a stretch along the seafront by the pier and a hike up onto the chalk downs for views of sea and city, passing along the... More info

ID:
268
Length:
8.1 Miles
Grade:
Moderate Walk

On a fine day in almost any season the South Downs are utterly beautiful. This walk takes in Stane Street, the Roman Road that ran from London to Chichester. It has majestic views in both directions. Walk featured in the 'Pathways' book.... More info

ID:
5460
Length:
6.8 Miles
Grade:
Moderate Walk

Wiltshire

A walk around the ancient stones and burial grounds of this famous location, including a short stretch along the Ridgeway. Walk featured in the 'Pathways' book... More info

ID:
68
Length:
5 Miles
Grade:
Easy Walk

This is a woodland walk from the pretty village of Lockeridge, near Marlborough, with the added interest of a National Trust area where there are ancient sarsen boulders.... More info

ID:
3962
Length:
5 Miles
Grade:
Moderate Walk

Worcestershire

A short circular walk through the beautiful Cotswolds from the gorgeous village of Broadway.... More info

ID:
6281
Length:
4.4 Miles
Grade:
Easy Walk

Yorkshire

A pleasant cliff walk from the picturesque seaside village of Runswick, north along the clifftops to Port Mulgrave. The walks then heads inland - to the pub - before returning to Runswick. ... More info

ID:
1398
Length:
3.1 Miles
Grade:
Easy Walk

Guisborough's Three Peaks!
Superb views, for comparatively little effort on this walk which takes you through woodland, on the edge of the North York Moors National Park, to reach the tops of Roseberry Topping, Little Roseberry and... More info

ID:
2126
Length:
5 Miles
Grade:
Moderate Walk

An excellent walk over moorland, mainly on paths and tracks but with a little pathless terrain. There are fascinating old smelting mill workings reached by a miners' track and an interesting river crossing. Walk featured in the 'Pathways' book.... More info

ID:
5256
Length:
7.5 Miles
Grade:
Moderate Walk