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Ashford in the Water, Monsal Dale and Great Shacklow Wood
distance 9.26 km Vertical gain +205 m Vertical drop -198 m Durée 3h15 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Ashford in the Water - Derbyshire

A lovely walk from Ashford in the Water taking in a wide range of terrains including two dales, the River Wye and the Great Shacklow Wood. It's a good un!

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Ebrington Loop - from the Ebrington Arms Pub
distance 10.91 km Vertical gain +137 m Vertical drop -128 m Durée 3h30 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Ebrington - Gloucestershire

Hidden Gem: A circular walk from a lovely village pub.

The walk takes in the lovely rolling Cotswold fields, before a view of Foxcote Manor and a walk along the top of the Cotswold Escarpment, taking in breathtaking views North out as far as Birmingham and Coventry.
Drop down to the lovely National Trust property at Hidcote for tea and cake, before a return through fields and hamlets to sit by the pub fire with a well earned pint.

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distance 11.49 km Vertical gain +149 m Vertical drop -146 m Durée 3h40 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Arundel - West Sussex

This West Sussex walk starts from Arundel with its Castle, Cathedral and lovely High Street. The route takes you through Arundel Park before dropping down to the path alongside the River Arun for the return to the start.

Walking Newstead Abbey from Linby ( Download : )
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distance 8.78 km Vertical gain +41 m Vertical drop -41 m Durée 2h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Linby - Nottinghamshire

This circular walk in Nottinghamshire starts from the attractive village of Linby, a conservation village, and uses part of the dismantled Great Northern Railway line to get to Newstead Abbey, the ruins of an Augustinian Priory built by Henry II in 1170. The return to Linby is through Abbey Woods and Papplewick village.

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Miller's Dale & Cressbrook Dale from Tideswell Dale
distance 9.13 km Vertical gain +206 m Vertical drop -201 m Durée 3h10 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Tideswell - Derbyshire

This circular Peak District walk starts in Tideswell Dale and continues through Miller's Dale into Ravensdale. The route is an ideal introduction to this area which is popular for walkers.

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West Green House circular walk
distance 5.71 km Vertical gain +22 m Vertical drop -22 m Durée 1h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Hartley Wintney - Hampshire

Gently undulating circular walk across fields and through woodlands, passing by Leather Bottle PH in Mattingley

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Gunthorpe & Caythorpe from Hoveringham
distance 10.78 km Vertical gain +5 m Vertical drop -7 m Durée 3h05 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Hoveringham - Nottinghamshire

This circular Nottinghamshire walk explores a section of the River Trent and the surrounding countryside. The route includes the villages of Gunthorpe, Caythorpe and Hoveringham.

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distance 9.39 km Vertical gain +91 m Vertical drop -83 m Durée 2h55 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Henley-on-Thames - Oxfordshire

A circular walk from Henley-on-Thames Station with a lovely pub, The Flower Pot, halfway. Returning through a deer park with spectacular views of the Thames and the Chilterns.
Good parking at Henley-on-Thames station.

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Win Hill from Hope
distance 10.79 km Vertical gain +272 m Vertical drop -272 m Durée 3h50 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Hope (Derbyshire) - Derbyshire

A rewarding ascent of a Peak District hill that offers fine views into Edale. An ascent of Win Hill includes a stiff climb onto the ridge but otherwise this a an easy and relaxing walk.

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Castleton Ridge from Hope village
distance 12.75 km Vertical gain +434 m Vertical drop -427 m Durée 4h55 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Hope (Derbyshire) - Derbyshire

The Castleton Ridge in Derbyshire is one of the great ridge walks in the Peak District. Starting from Hope the walk includes Lose Hill and Mam Tor before returning via Castleton to the start.

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Notton and Newmillerdam Circular
distance 9.40 km Vertical gain +64 m Vertical drop -61 m Durée 2h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Notton - West Yorkshire

This an easy, relatively flat circular walk south of Wakefield. It makes use of a disused railway line and the Newmillerdam Country Park - beautiful woodlands and rolling countryside.

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distance 9.15 km Vertical gain +72 m Vertical drop -64 m Durée 2h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Cheriton - Hampshire

A pleasant Hampshire walk that starts from the attractive village of Cheriton to the east of Winchester. The route follows the River Itcehn north through Tichborne Park to Tichborne. Before following the Kings Way south towards Gander Down.

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Mam Tor and Cave Dale from Castleton
distance 9.11 km Vertical gain +295 m Vertical drop -289 m Durée 3h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Castleton (Derbyshire) - Derbyshire

Hollins Cross, Mam Tor and Cavedale are highlights of this Peak District walk from Castleton. The walk includes both Dark and White Peak scenery and generally follows well marked footpaths.

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distance 12.79 km Vertical gain +165 m Vertical drop -166 m Durée 4h10 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Youlgreave - Derbyshire

A Peak District walk that traverses pretty Lathkill and Bradford Dales. The walk also includes a section of the Limestone Way.

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Thorpe & Burnsall from Linton
distance 10.31 km Vertical gain +108 m Vertical drop -111 m Durée 3h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Linton (North Yorkshire) - North Yorkshire

This is a wonderful Yorkshire Dales walk that includes pleasant countryside, villages and a super walk along the banks of the River Wharfe. Refreshments are available in Burnsall.

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Grand Union Canal and Beacon Hill from Napton-on-the-Hill
distance 12.13 km Vertical gain +144 m Vertical drop -146 m Durée 3h55 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Napton on the Hill - Warwickshire

A Warwickshire walk full of interest. The route passes a restored windmill, follows two sections of canal and visits the summit of Beacon Hill which offers good views across the surrounding countryside.

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Around Dogmersfield on the Basingstoke Canal (short walk)
distance 5.19 km Vertical gain +26 m Vertical drop -21 m Durée 1h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Winchfield - Hampshire

This short leisurely Hampshire walk explores the Dogmersfield Estate and the Basingstoke Canal. Perfect for an afternoon stroll after Sunday lunch.

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distance 7.59 km Vertical gain +31 m Vertical drop -34 m Durée 2h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Houghton - West Sussex

Starting from Amberley, this West Sussex Walk explores the River Arun visiting the villages of North and South South Stoke. The return route follows sections of the Monarch's Way and the South Downs Way.

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Harter Fell and Grassholme from Middleton-in-Teesdale
distance 12.41 km Vertical gain +239 m Vertical drop -239 m Durée 4h15 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Middleton in Teesdale - Durham

This North Pennine walk inlcudes Harter Fell and Grassholme Reservoir and a section of the Pennine Way. The start is Middleton-in-Teesdale and the walk includes a variety of scenery. Descending into the Lune Valley the walk continues alongside Grassholme Reservoir before using a section of old railway track back to the start.

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distance 11.53 km Vertical gain +10 m Vertical drop -10 m Durée 3h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Leigh-on-Sea - Southend-on-Sea

A walk across salt marshes with numerous birds and returning inland via the ruined Hadleigh Castle. Highly accessible from London as the Fenchurch Street line takes under an hour to get you to the start.

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distance 11.76 km Vertical gain +167 m Vertical drop -165 m Durée 3h50 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in South Yorkshire

Barnsley and Rotherham may not be amongst the first places to spring to mind when planning a walk. However the area has many attractive rural locations including one of the country's finest houses, Wentworth Woodhouse, which is passed on this walk. The house featured in the TV series "The Country House Revealed" which visited stately homes not open to the public.

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River Severn and Apperley from Tewkesbury
distance 11.84 km Vertical gain +41 m Vertical drop -37 m Durée 3h30 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Tewkesbury - Gloucestershire

The River Severn provides a focus for this walk which starts from the attractive town of Tewkesbury with its wonderful Abbey. The outward route follows the Severn Way following the river to reach Apperley. Here the walk turns inland and continues across fields to Deerhurst and back to the start. The walk also offers good views to the Malvern Hills which line the western skyline.

Walking Rievaulx Circular Walk ( Download : )
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Rievaulx Circular Walk
distance 10.74 km Vertical gain +143 m Vertical drop -141 m Durée 3h30 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Old Byland and Scawton - North Yorkshire

A circular walk around the countryside West of Rievaulx Abbey, passing the fish ponds that were established by the monks, the lovely village of Old Byland and its ancient church, then Caydale Mill and the valley that returns to the River Rye and the emerging views of Rievaulx Abbey.

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Chatsworth Estate, Calton Pastures and Edensor
distance 12.14 km Vertical gain +297 m Vertical drop -301 m Durée 4h20 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Edensor - Derbyshire

Really lovely varied walk starting at Calton Lees and climbing up to Calton Pastures with great views over the surrounding area of Bakewell and Chatsworth House. After passing the house climb through Stand Wood and return to the car park via Beeley.

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distance 9.17 km Vertical gain +205 m Vertical drop -197 m Durée 3h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Goathland - North Yorkshire

An easy circular walk around the lovely village of Goathland. You will see steam trains on the lines, two small waterfalls and have the chance to take refreshments at a unique country pub.

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distance 12.05 km Vertical gain +323 m Vertical drop -323 m Durée 4h20 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Wetton - Staffordshire

This Peak District walk explores The Manifold Valley in Staffordshire. The mostly high-level route is full of interest including Thor's Cave and Throwley Old Hall with magnificent views throughout.

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Biggin, Wolfscote & Beresford Dales from Hartington
distance 8.84 km Vertical gain +116 m Vertical drop -116 m Durée 2h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Hartington Town Quarter - Derbyshire

This Peak District walk explores three dales in the White Peak starting from the village of Hartington. The walk is generally easy underfoot and provides a good introduction to this area.

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distance 14.25 km Vertical gain +12 m Vertical drop -20 m Durée 4h05 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Henley-on-Thames - Oxfordshire

A pleasant linear walk along the Thames Path between Henley-on-Thames and Marlow. The path is easy to follow and is almost all downhill. There are a number of public transport options to return to the start.

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Three Shires Head from Danebower Hollow
distance 7.49 km Vertical gain +166 m Vertical drop -167 m Durée 2h35 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Macclesfield Forest and Wildboarclough - Cheshire

A short Peak District walk that explores the area around Three Shires Head where the counties of Cheshire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire meet. The route uses sections of old packhorse routes as well as footpaths.

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distance 10.50 km Vertical gain +137 m Vertical drop -138 m Durée 3h25 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in West Witton - North Yorkshire

This a pleasant walk in Wensleydale that allows you to enjoy this beautiful part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The highlights of the walk include the River Ure, Redmire Force and the Chapel of the Kinights Templar.

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distance 9.52 km Vertical gain +335 m Vertical drop -337 m Durée 3h40 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Castleton (Derbyshire) - Derbyshire

A Peak District walk that takes in some of the highlights of the area to the north of Castelton. The route is varied, offers some wonderful views and is generally easy to follow.

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distance 13.61 km Vertical gain +509 m Vertical drop -501 m Durée 5h20 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Ilam - Staffordshire

This walk captures many of the highlights of southern Dovedale in the Peak District National Park. Starting from near Thorpe Cloud, the walk takes the high level route, avoiding the crowds and provides dramatic views across the valley to both Derbyshire and Staffordshire.

Walking Old John & Beacon Hill ( Download : )
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Old John & Beacon Hill
distance 13.79 km Vertical gain +230 m Vertical drop -228 m Durée 4h35 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Newtown Linford - Leicestershire

This circular walk in rural Leicestershire climbs two of the county's most popular hills - Old John and Beacon Hill. In addition, the route includes visits to Ulverscroft Priory and the pretty village of Newtown Linford.

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Biggin & Parsley Hay from Hartington
distance 14.29 km Vertical gain +199 m Vertical drop -198 m Durée 4h40 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Hartington Town Quarter - Derbyshire

Field paths, quiet lanes, walled tracks and a former railway are used for this walk that explores the area to the north of the busy village of Hartington. The route lies wholly within Derbyshire although in the latter part of the walk good views into neighbouring Staffordshire are also enjoyed. The route includes much that is typical of this part of the peak district including the village of Biggin and the upper reaches of the Dove Valley.

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distance 10.79 km Vertical gain +100 m Vertical drop -104 m Durée 3h20 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Avebury - Wiltshire

This Wiltshire walk provides a way of visiting many of the interesting World Heritage Neolithic sites around the village of Avebury including the Stone Circle, Silbury Hill and West Kennett Long Barrow.

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distance 7.66 km Vertical gain +12 m Vertical drop -21 m Durée 2h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Winchfield - Hampshire

A leisurely Hampshire walk that explores the Dogmersfield Estate and the Basingstoke Canal. This longer version explores some of the countryside in the vicinity too.

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distance 12.58 km Vertical gain +458 m Vertical drop -459 m Durée 4h55 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Edale - Derbyshire

Grindsbrook and Edale Head are two of the highlights of this Peak District walk from Edale. Superb walking high above Edale on the Kinder Scout Plateau provides excellent views over this part of Derbyshire. Choose a good day for this route as poor weather makes navigation tricky.

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The Saddle of Coniston
distance 4.26 km Vertical gain +208 m Vertical drop -205 m Durée 1h50 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Coniston (Cumbria) - Cumbria

A lovely, gentle walk, climbing up alongside the waterfalls of Church Beck to the quarry at the end of the Coppermines valley, returning via the saddle with beautiful views of Coniston village and the lake. You can end the walk with a well-deserved pint in one of the cosy village pubs. A great walk to start your holiday or to do with children.

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distance 14.70 km Vertical gain +250 m Vertical drop -244 m Durée 4h55 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Dunford - South Yorkshire

A Peak District walk that explores the open country and reservoirs to the nothwest of Dunford Bridge. This sector of the National Park sees fewer walkers and you are free to enjoy the superb scenery in relative peace and quiet.

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In the Footsteps of Roman Legions
distance 11.99 km Vertical gain +86 m Vertical drop -90 m Durée 3h40 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Fulletby - Lincolnshire

This walk links the villages of Fulletby, Tetford and Belchford and the hamlet of Salmonby. It is a walk with great variety - woods, fields, lakes and fine views.
The route takes in a section of the Viking Way long distance footpath and, for a while, follows the course of a Roman Road.

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A circular walk from Hemel Hempstead station
distance 10.24 km Vertical gain +76 m Vertical drop -85 m Durée 3h10 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Hertfordshire

Starting from Hemel Hempstead Station this is a walk which can be enjoyed without a car. The station is right on the edge of the town so virtually all the route is through the open country, much of it through Boxmoor Trust land, on the plateau of the Chilterns and along the Grand Union Canal. There are lots of reminders of the history of the area from 1594 through WWII. If you are lucky you may see a couple of rare farm breeds kept on Trust land and some interesting birds along the canal.

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distance 11.74 km Vertical gain +157 m Vertical drop -161 m Durée 3h50 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Great Gaddesden - Hertfordshire

This walk explores some of the hamlets of the Chilterns which, although close to Hemel Hempstead retain their remoteness in their quiet locations. It goes over the typical chalk uplands of the Gade valley and up to the beechwoods of the National Trust Ashridge estate. It passes charming 17th century cottages, a vineyard, a Buddhist Temple and long established churches. The country truly merits its AONB designation.

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distance 9.56 km Vertical gain +167 m Vertical drop -169 m Durée 3h10 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Youlgreave - Derbyshire

This Peak District walk provides a shorter route for visiting Lathkill and Bradford Dales.

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distance 12.49 km Vertical gain +245 m Vertical drop -238 m Durée 4h15 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Ilam - Staffordshire

Lovely walk through one the Peak District's most famous dales, the beautiful village of Alstonfield, finishing with a traverse around Bunster Hill. This is a great walk on a sunny winter's day as the sun shines into Dovedale most of the day.

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distance 7.98 km Vertical gain +14 m Vertical drop -10 m Durée 2h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Acle - Norfolk

A half day walk exploring the Norfolk Broads. The route stars in Acle and then follows the River Bure north past Clippesby Drainage Mill to the village of Upton. The return route crosses fields back to the start and offers a chance to visit the lovely round-towered church at Fishley.

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distance 10.67 km Vertical gain +139 m Vertical drop -131 m Durée 3h25 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Masham - North Yorkshire

A pleasant North Yorkshire walk that starts from the brewing town of Masham. The outward route follows the banks of the River Ure. The return uses paths and lanes to return via Nutwith Common.

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distance 11.36 km Vertical gain +242 m Vertical drop -241 m Durée 3h55 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Ashford in the Water - Derbyshire

This Peak District walk starts in the pretty village of Ashford-in-the-Water and explores the limestone country lying to the south of the Wye Valley. The routes visits the remains of Magpie Mine, the village of Over Haddon and uses mainly field paths to complete the route.

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Bignor Hill and The Denture from Amberley
distance 14.05 km Vertical gain +262 m Vertical drop -263 m Durée 4h45 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Amberley - West Sussex

This West Sussex walk explores sections of two long distance trails from Amberley on the banks of the River Arun. The outward leg of the route follows the South Downs Way with the return along a section of the Monarch's Way.

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Monsal Trail & Ashford-in-the-Water from Lees Bottom
distance 14.30 km Vertical gain +234 m Vertical drop -226 m Durée 4h45 Moderate Moderate
Starting point Starting point in Taddington - Derbyshire

A circular Peak District Walk that inclues a number of the highlights of the area to the west of Bakewell. The route includes sections along the River Wye, visits Monsal Head, uses a section of the Monsal Trail and Great Shacklow Wood. The walk does have a sting in the tail as there is a lengthy ascent towards the end of the walk.

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Bowes Museum to Egglestone Abbey: Circular walk beside the River Tees
distance 5.99 km Vertical gain +44 m Vertical drop -53 m Durée 1h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Barnard Castle - Durham

A short and enjoyable walk from Bowes Museum to Egglestone Abbey, following the River Tees. At the time of writing (July 21) Bowes Museum is still operating a time ticket entry. If you time your visit correctly you can combine a visit to the museum followed by the walk or vice versa. Please note the gates to the museum close at 5:00. If you think you will arrive back later then park your car outside the museum grounds.