|alice-holt-forest-walking-and-cycle-route||Alice Holt Forest||Alice Holt Forest||51.167608,-0.838640||Explore the peaceful <a href='http://www.forestry.gov.uk/aliceholt ' target='_blank'>Alice Holt Forest</a> on this pleasant circular route that follows National Cycle routes 224 and 22.<br/>|
The route starts and finshes at Bentley rail station and follows the tracks through the forest, before returning along a lovely quiet country lane, giving splendid views of the surrounding Hampshire countryside. <br/>
The path also passes <a href='http://www.birdworld.co.uk/' target='_blank'>Birdworld</a> with its 26 acres of wildlife including Maribou Stork, Sunbirds, Penguins, Owls, Parrots, Waterfowl and flamingos. <br/>
This route is also suitable for walkers although you may wish to return to Bentley rail on one of the forest trails rather than along the country lanes.<br/>To extend your exercise you could head to <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkscycle/frensham-country-park-walking-and-cycle-route'>Frensham Country Park</a> and enjoy more trails around the large ponds.<br/>Just to the east there are more nice woodland trails in <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/bourne-woods-farnham-walking-route'>Bourne Woods</a>, site of Ridley Scott's Robin Hood Film set from his 2010 film starring Russell Crowe.
|12||287||<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/alice-holt-forest-walking-and-cycle-route'>Alice Holt Forest</a>||Alice Holt Forest.gpx|
|allan-kings-way-walking-route||Allan King's Way||Allan King's Way||50.838319,-1.114973||Follow this splendid walking path from Portchester to Winchester and enjoy the wonderful Hampshire countryside.<br/>|
You start off at the medieval <a href='http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/portchester-castle/' target='_blank'>Porchester castle</a> at the head of Portsmouth Harbour. The route then heads north towards Fareham and then onto <a href='http://www.royalarmouries.org/visit-us/fort-nelson' target='_blank'>Fort Nelson</a>, one of five defensive forts built on the summit of Portsdown Hill in the 1860s. From here you continue to the town of Bishop's Waltham with its moated <a href='http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/bishops-waltham-palace/' target='_blank'>Bishop's Palace</a> ruin built in 1135.<br/>
The final section of the walk takes you through the beautiful Itchen Valley and along the River Itchen to Winchester where the walk finishes near the splendid cathedral.
|68||60||<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/allan-kings-way-walking-route'>Allan King's Way</a>||Allan Kings Way.gpx|
|allen-banks-and-staward-gorge-walking-route||Allen Banks and Staward Gorge||Allen Banks and Staward Gorge||Enjoy a waterside walk along the River Allen and through a beautiful wooded gorge on this easy walk in the North Pennines AONB. The area is managed by the National Trust so the paths are well maintained and waymarked.<br/>The walk starts at the National Trust car park and heads south along the western side of the river to Plankey Mill. You'll pass Raven Crag and a pretty waterfall on the way. At Plankey Mill you cross to the other side the river and return on the eastern side, passing Morralee Woods as you go.<br/>The area is a nature reserve so there is an abundance of wildlife on the walk. Look out for dipper, grey wagtail, kingfisher, heron, roe deer and otter. <br/>The area is located near Bardon Mill, Hexham. Bardon Mill train station is just over a mile from start point for the walk. You can easily follow the River South Tyne from the station to Allen Banks.||5||1330||<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/allen-banks-and-staward-gorge-walking-route'>Allen Banks and Staward Gorge</a>||Allen Banks and Staward Gorge.gpx|
|allensford-country-park-walking-route||Allensford Country Park||Allensford Country Park||Enjoy riverside woodland walks and magnificent views of the Derwent Valley in this country park near Consett. The River Derwent runs right through the park, with riverside footpaths to follow. The park has picnic tables, a shop and a nature trail in Deneburn Wood.||5||912||<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/allensford-country-park-walking-route'>Allensford Country Park</a>||Allensford Country Park.gpx|
|allerdale-ramble-walking-route||Allerdale Ramble||Allerdale Ramble||54.518927,-3.151327||Explore the stunning scenery of the Lake District on this wonderful trail.<br/>|
The trail begins at Seathwaite at the foot of the stunning <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/great-gable-walking-route'>Great Gable</a> mountain. The route then heads through Borrowdale to Keswick, climbing <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/castle-crag-walking-route'>Castle Crag</a> and passing <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/catbells-walking-route'>Catbells</a> on the way. You then pass the stunning <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/derwent-water-walking-route'>Derwent Water</a> and <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/bassenthwaite-lake-walking-route'>Bassenthwaite Lake</a> on your way to <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/cockermouth-walking-route'>Cockermouth</a>. The trail then heads to the coast at Maryport where the final stretch takes you along the lovely Cumbrian Coastline to Silloth.
|50||213||<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/allerdale-ramble-walking-route'>Allerdale Ramble</a>||Allerdale Ramble.gpx|
|allestree-park-walking-route||Allestree Park||Allestree Park||This large park in Derby covers 320 acres and includes miles of good footpaths for walkers to try. In the park you will find a lovely large lake and peaceful woodland with nature trails. The park is also a nature reserve with lots of interesting flora and fauna to look out for on your walk. Keep your eyes peeled for White letter hairstreak butterflies, Brown Hare and a variety of woodland birds. <br/>The park also includes the Grade II listed Allestree Hall. The 19th-century former country house has an interesting history and some pretty gardens to explore. There's also an 18 hole golf course with a cafe where you can enjoy refreshments after your walk.<br/>To continue your walking in the Derby area you can head to the nearby <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksCycle/elvaston-castle-country-park-walking-and-cycle-route'>Elvaston Castle Country Park</a>. There's hundreds of acres of cycling and walking trails surrounding the 17th century Elvaston Castle.<br/>Also nearby is <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/kedleston-hall-walking-route'>Kedleston Hall</a>. This much larger park features grassy meadows, serpentine lakes, pleasure grounds, woodland and contoured hills.<br/>The long distance <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/bonnie-prince-charlie-walk-walking-route'>Bonnie Prince Charlie Walk</a> also runs through the area so you could pick up the trail to further explore the Derbyshire countryside.||3||2517||<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/allestree-park-walking-route'>Allestree Park</a>||Allestree Park.gpx|
|almondell-and-calderwood-country-park-walking-and-cycle-route||Almondell and Calderwood Country Park||Almondell and Calderwood Country Park||Explore 220 acres of country park near Broxburn on this easy cycle or walk. In the park you will find peaceful woodland and a lovely waterside trail running along the River Almond. Almondell is a haven for wildlife - look out for Roe deer, fox, heron, otters and woodpeckers as you make your way through the park.<br/>Also of interest is the excellent Visitor Centre with displays, a gallery, information and a conservatory with a cafe.<br/>If you would like to continue your outing you could head north to the <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkscycle/union-canal-walking-and-cycle-route'>Union Canal</a>. You could follow the towpath east into Edinburgh on foot or bike.||5||928||<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/almondell-and-calderwood-country-park-walking-and-cycle-route'>Almondell and Calderwood Country Park</a>||Almondell and Calderwood Country Park.gpx|
|along-the-river-dee-from-chester-to-connahs-quay-walking-and-cycle-route||Along the River Dee from Chester to Connah's Quay||Along the River Dee from Chester to Connah's Quay||Follow the River Dee from England into Wales on this easy waterside walk or cycle. The route starts on the England and Wales border at Chester and follows a good riverside path to Connah's Quay in Wales. You'll pass Saltney Bridge and Queensferry Bridge before finishing at Hawarden Bridge at Connah's Quay.<br/>|
It's a good surfaced path which is great for cyclists looking for a safe, traffic free ride. It runs along National Cycle Network Route 568 with nice views of the surrounding countryside.<br/>
Near the end of the route you'll find the delightful <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/wepre-park-walking-route'>Wepre Park</a>. You could extend your exercise by exploring the 160 acre country park with its river, waterfall and the 12th century ruins of Ewloe Castle. Also nearby is the fascinating ruins of <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/flint-castle-and-the-dee-estuary-walking-route'>Flint Castle</a> with views over the Dee Estuary.
|10||1869||<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/along-the-river-dee-from-chester-to-connahs-quay-walking-and-cycle-route'>Along the River Dee from Chester to Connah's Quay</a>||Along the River Dee from Chester to Connah's Quay.gpx|
|alport-castles-walking-route||Alport Castles||Alport Castles||This walk visits this extraordinary geological feature in the Peak District National Park. Alport Castles is a spectacular formation of rocks formed from numerous landslides over a period of time. The largest of these, resembles a full-scale motte and bailey castle. It's a fabulous sight and is surrounded by some stunning Peak District scenery. Bird watchers can look out for peregrine falcons nesting on the crags. <br/> This circular walk starts at the parking area at the northern end of <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/ladybower-reservoir-walking-route'>Ladybower Reservoir</a>. You then follow a footpath along <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/derwent-reservoir-walking-route'>Derwent Reservoir</a> and Howden Reservoir, passing through woodland with views of the impressive Howden Dam on the way. The walk then climbs away from the reservoir towards Alport Castles. Here you can enjoy wonderful views over the River Alport and Alport Dale. The walk then descends to Hagg Side woodland before returning to Ladybower Reservoir.<br/>To extend your walking in the are you could try the fantastic climbs to <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/derwent-edge-walking-route'>Derwent Edge</a> and <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/stanage-edge-walking-route'>Stanage Edge</a>.||16||1548||<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/alport-castles-walking-route'>Alport Castles</a>||Alport Castles.gpx|
|alton-water-walking-and-cycle-route||Alton Water||Alton Water||Follow a mixture of well surfaced and unsurfaced cycling and walking trails around this large reservoir in Stutton, Ipswich. The reservoir is surrounded by lovely countryside and includes a butterfly garden, woodland, a wildflower meadow, ponds and a bird hide. It's a great place for wildlife watching. Look out for golden eye, wigeon, pochard, teal and shoveller. There is also a visitor centre at the start of the route where you can hire bikes.<br/>The lake is located close to Constable Country and the <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/dedham-vale-walking-route'>Dedham Vale</a> AONB. You can extend your walking in the area by visiting <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/flatford-mill-walking-route'>Flatford Mill</a> on the River Stour where Constable painted some of his most famous works.<br/>The <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/suffolk-coast-path-walking-route'>Suffolk Coast Path</a> also passes the southern end of the reservoir so you can pick up this long distance trail to further explore the area.||11||1530||<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/alton-water-walking-and-cycle-route'>Alton Water</a>||Alton Water.gpx|
|alver-valley-country-park-walking-route||Alver Valley Country Park||Alver Valley Country Park||This lovely open space is located near Gosport and has 3 walking and cycling routes that show off the best areas of the 500 acre park. Enjoy woodland, lakes, ponds and views of the River Alver which runs through the park. There is also plenty for wildlife enthusiasts with reptiles, small mammals and a variety of birdlife to look out for.||5||669||<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/alver-valley-country-park-walking-route'>Alver Valley Country Park</a>||Alver Valley Country Park.gpx|
|alwen-trail-walking-and-cycle-route||Alwen Trail||Alwen Trail||This is a circular cycling and walking trail around the delightful Alwen Reservoir in Conwy, North Wales. |
You will pass through forest plantations and up onto Mynydd Hiraethog where there are splendid views of the surrounding area.<br/>
The route is decorated with six interpretation panels with information about local history, culture and folklore. Wildlife lovers should look out for curlew, the rare Black Grouse and Red Squirrels.
The route is well way-marked with blue posts.
|12||548||<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/alwen-trail-walking-and-cycle-route'>Alwen Trail</a>||Alwen Trail.gpx|
|alyn-waters-country-park-walking-and-cycle-route||Alyn Waters Country Park||Alyn Waters Country Park||Enjoy peaceful walking and cycling in this lovely country park in the Alyn Valley, Wrexham. The Park is split into two sections either side of the River Alyn which runs through the centre of the park. As such there are delightful riverside walks to enjoy and other well surfaced paths taking you through woodland and grassland. <br/>|
Alyn Waters also contains a visitor centre with a cafe and gift shop, a Local Nature Reserve and a Trim Trail with a selection of different simple exercise equipment. Look out for a variety of wildlife including kingfishers, buzzards, kestrels, foxes, adders, grass snakes, smooth newts and a variety of bats. <br/>
Alyn Waters is located 3 miles North of Wrexham between Gwersyllt, Bradley and Llay. The <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/wats-dyke-way-heritage-trail-walking-route'>Wat's Dyke Way Heritage Trail</a> runs through the park so you could follow this walking route if you would like to continue your walk. Also nearby is <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/waun-y-llyn-country-park-walking-route'>Waun-y-llyn Country Park</a> where you can climb to the top of Hope Mountain for wonderful views of the region.
|4||1001||<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/alyn-waters-country-park-walking-and-cycle-route'>Alyn Waters Country Park</a>||Alyn Waters Country Park.gpx|
|ambleside-walking-route||Ambleside||Ambleside||Ambleside is one of the most popular bases for walkers in the Lake District. The town has great facilities with lots of shops selling walking equipment, several hotels and lots of pubs and cafes. There's several different walks to try from the town including challenging hill climbs, woodland trails, waterfalls and riverside paths.<br/>This short walk around the town takes you to <strong>Rothay Park</strong> and then along the River Rothay to the <strong>Ambleside Roman Fort</strong> and Waterhead Pier on Lake Windermere. It's a nice gentle walk with lovely views of the surrounding fells.<br/>You can start the walk from the car park in the centre of town and pick up a footpath along Stock Ghyll to Rothay Park. The park has picnic benches, large grassed areas and natural rock outcrops. The River Rothay also runs through the park and there are good views of the surrounding fells as well. Follow the path south along the river and it will lead you through fields to the roman fort. The fort is Grade I listed and dates from the 1st or 2nd century. It was probably built under Hadrian's rule to guard the Roman road from Brougham to Ravenglass. After exploring the fascinating remains of the fort you continue to Borrans Park at Waterhead. From here there are lovely views over Lake Windermere and nice pub where you can enjoy refreshments in the lakeside garden.|
<h2 class='h2content'>Other Walks around Ambleside</h2><ul><li><a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/stock-ghyll-force-walking-route'>Stock Ghyll Force</a> - This walk takes you to the beautiful Stock Ghyll Force waterfall in <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/ambleside-walking-route'>Ambleside</a>, in the Lake District. The waterfall is just a short walk from the centre of Ambleside. From here you walk to Stockgyhll Lane where there is a sign saying 'To the Waterfalls'. Bear left here to enter Stock Ghyll Woods where you follow shady paths along Stock Ghyll Beck to the main falls. Here you will find a railed viewpoint from which you can watch the spectacular 70 foot high waterfall. It's a lovely wooded climb with a series of smaller waterfalls to enjoy on the way. </li><li><a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/coffin-route-ambleside-to-grasmere-walking-route'>Coffin Route-Ambleside to Grasmere</a> - Follow the Coffin Route from <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/ambleside-walking-route'>Ambleside</a> to Grasmere on this lovely walk in the Lake District. The walk is fairly easy with only a short climb and a well defined, signposted route. The path is so called because it was used to convey coffins on their final journey to St Oswalds Church in Grasmere. </li><li><a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/wansfell-pike-walking-route'>Wansfell Pike</a> - This circular walk in the Lake District takes you up Wansfell Pike fell to Troutbeck, and then back through Skelghyll woods. It's popular with walkers as it begins and ends in the accessible town of <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/ambleside-walking-route'>Ambleside</a>.</li><li><a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/windermere-way-walking-route'>Windermere Way</a> - A circular walk around Lake Windermere in the beautiful Lake District</li><li><a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/fairfield-horseshoe-walking-route'>Fairfield Horseshoe</a> - This is a challenging horseshoe shaped walk which takes you on a tour of some of the Lake District's most beautiful fells. The walk begins at <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/ambleside-walking-route'>Ambleside</a> and heads towards <a href='http://www.rydalmount.co.uk/' target='_blank'>Rydal Mount</a>, the historic home of William Wordsworth. You climb to Heron Pike and then onto Great Rigg and Fairfield before returning to Ambleside via Dove Crag, High Pike and Low Pike. The views are spectacular with Rydal Water, Grasmere, Lake Windermere and Coniston Water all visible from the peaks.</li><li><a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/jenkins-crag-walking-route'>Jenkin's Crag</a> - This is a nice easy climb to try from Waterhead in <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/ambleside-walking-route'>Ambleside</a>. It takes you from the northern end of Lake Windermere to a viewpoint overlooking the lake. There's a footpath near to the bus stop on the A591 which is signed for Jenkin's Crag. You climb toward Skelghyll Wood where you pick up woodland trails to the viewpoint. Here you can enjoy great views over the lake to the surrounding mountains. It's a short walk of about 0.5 miles and a nice one to do if you are staying in Waterhead or if you've got half an hour to spare before catching a bus from Waterhead!</li><li><a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/red-screes-walking-route'>Red Screes</a> - This cirular route takes you up Red Screes fell in the Lake District National Park</li><li><a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/white-moss-walks-walking-route'>White Moss Walks</a> - This walk follows the footpaths around White Moss Common in the Lake District. The area consists of a series of nice footpaths taking you through woodland and meadows. </li><li><a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/alcock-tarn-walking-route'>Alcock Tarn</a> - Climb to this pretty tarn and enjoy wonderful views over Grasmere lake on this walk in the Lake District. The walk start from the good sized White Moss Common car park off the A591 near Rydal Water and Grasmere Lake. The route heads north to <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/white-moss-walks-walking-route'>White Moss Common</a>, passing Lady Wood and White Moss Tarn. You continue past Dove Cottage, through Bracken Fell Wood to Grey Crag. The final section takes you from Grey Crag to the tarn where you can stroll around the water and take in the magnificent views.</li><li><a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/loughrigg-tarn-walking-route'>Loughrigg Tarn</a> - This circular walk takes you to the lovely Loughrigg Tarn from Skelwith Bridge. The walk starts from the Skelwith Bridge Hotel and follows country lanes and footpaths around the pretty tarn. It's a fairly easy climb to the high point above the tarn with splendid views of the surrounding fells. It's a secluded peaceful spot which was a favourite of William Wordsworth. </li><li><a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/loughrigg-fell-walking-route'>Loughrigg Fell</a> - The climb to Loughrigg fell from <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/grasmere-walking-route'>Grasmere</a> is a very popular one. It's a reasonably straightforward climb with wonderful views over Rydal Water and Grasmere Lake. The walk starts in the centre of Grasmere and follows country lanes and good footpaths to the 335 m (1,099 ft) summit. You start by following Red Bank road from Grasmere which runs around the western side of the lake before picking up a footpath to the summit which is effectivley a series of stone steps. The route also passes Loughrigg Terrace which is well worth a short detour. This level path affords wonderful views towards Helm Crag and the Fairfield group and leads to the fascinating Loughrigg Caves.</li></ul>
|amesbury-river-walk-walking-route||Amesbury River Walk||Amesbury River Walk||Enjoy a stroll along the River Avon on this peaceful waterside walk in Amesbury. The walk starts from the car park just south of the town centre, near Amesbury Abbey. You can then pick up public footpaths along the river towards Normanton before returning through fields to the car park.<br/>The famous <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/stonehenge-walking-route'>Stonehenge</a> is only about a couple of miles west so you could easily walk there from Amesbury. Also nearby is <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/durrington-walls-walking-route'>Durrington Walls</a> and Woodhenge. <br/>The long distance <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/salisbury-country-way-walking-route'>Salisbury Country Way</a> passes Amesbury so this is another good option for extending your walk.||5||2289||<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/amesbury-river-walk-walking-route'>Amesbury River Walk</a>||Amesbury River Walk.gpx|
|ampthilll-park-walking-route||Ampthilll Park||Ampthilll Park||Climb the Greensand Ridge and enjoy wonderful views over Bedfordshire in this pretty park in Ampthilll. The park has good footpaths taking you to the high points and then around the pretty lake. There are also woodland trails in Laurel Wood and the option of extending your walk to the nearby Cooper's Hill which lies just to the south. In the park you will also find Katherine’s Cross - a memorial to Katherine of Aragon who stayed at the former Ampthilll Castle. <br/> If you would like to continue your walk you could pick up the <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/greensand-ridge-walk-walking-route'>Greensand Ridge</a> long distance walking trail which runs through the park. If you follow it east you will soon come to <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/maulden-woods-walking-route'>Maulden Woods</a> where there are lots of nice woodland walking trails through semi-natural broadleaf woodland, acidic grassland and conifer plantations.||2||1553||<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/ampthilll-park-walking-route'>Ampthilll Park</a>||Ampthilll Park.gpx|
|amroth-and-colby-woodland-garden-walking-route||Amroth and Colby Woodland Garden||Amroth and Colby Woodland Garden||Enjoy a walk along the lovely coastline at Amroth and visit the National Trust's Colby Woodland Garden. <br/>The walk starts near the sea front in Amroth and follows a footpath north to the delightful Colby Woodland Garden. Here you will find 8 acres of woodland, widlflower meadows and gardens with a variety of plants and flowers such as azaleas, bluebells, camellias, magnolias, rhododendrons. In the walled garden there is a Victorian Gothic inspired gazebo and fine Japanese maples. The wildflower meadow has pretty streams and ponds and there are peaceful woodland trails in the woodland garden.<br/>|
The secluded wooded valley is home to a variety of wildlife. Look out for Dippers, bats, otters, frogs and toads.<br/> After leaving the gardens you can return to the sea front on the same path and then enjoy a stroll along the prom in Amroth.
|4||1683||<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/amroth-and-colby-woodland-garden-walking-route'>Amroth and Colby Woodland Garden</a>||Amroth and Colby Woodland Garden.gpx|
|an-sgurr-eigg-walking-route||An Sgurr Eigg||An Sgurr Eigg||Climb to the highest point on the volcanic island of Eigg on this challenging walk in the Scottish Inner Hebrides. From the 393 metres (1,289 ft) summit there are spectacular views all round of Mull, Coll, Muck, the Outer Hebrides, Rum, Skye, and the mountains of Lochaber on the mainland. <br/>The walk starts at the ferry terminal and follows a waymarked route through Galmisdale and heather and bracken moorland to the summit.||7.5||1285||<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/an-sgurr-eigg-walking-route'>An Sgurr Eigg</a>||An Sgurr Eigg.gpx|
|angle-tarn-walking-route||Angle Tarn||Angle Tarn||This walk climbs to Angletarn Pikes from Patterdale in the Lake District. The area is a favourite of many with Angle Tarn considered one of the most beautiful spots in the Lake District. Alfred Wainwright described it as 'among the best of Lakeland tarns'. On the walk you will also enjoy super views over Ullswater Lake and the surrounding fells.<br/> The walk starts at the parking area in Patterdale and climbs to Boredale Hause. You continue to Stony Rigg and then on to Angletarn Pikes. The Pikes are named after the two rocky towers at the summit, separated by a long section of peaty bog. From here there are great views down to Angle Tarn and over to the Helvellyn range and the Far Eastern Fells across Martindale. You then descend to the tarn for a waterside section before returning to Patterdale on the same route. Alternatively, you could continue past the tarn and head towards The Knott and <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/hayeswater-walking-route'>Hayeswater</a> to extend your walk. <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/brothers-water-walking-route'>Brothers Water</a> is also nearby and is another good walk to try in the area.||8||1513||<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/angle-tarn-walking-route'>Angle Tarn</a>||Angle Tarn.gpx|
|anglers-country-park-walking-and-cycle-route||Anglers Country Park||Anglers Country Park||Enjoy a peaceful walk or cycle around this pretty country park in Wakefield. The park consists of a large lake and pretty pond with several bird hides for you to observe the wildfowl visitors. These includes herons, coots, mallard, pied wagtail, osprey, widgeon and yellow wagtail. The lakeside path is perfect for a nice, easy stroll or ride. <br/>|
If you'd like to continue your activity then the nearby <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkscycle/barnsley-canal-walking-and-cycle-route'>Barnsley Canal</a> leading into Wakefield is a good option. Just south of the park you will find a nice walking trail along <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/wintersett-reservoir-walking-route'>Wintersett Reservoir</a>. <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/nostell-priory-walking-route'>Nostell Priory</a> with its delightful gardens and 300 acres of parkland is also only a couple of miles away. Anglers Country Park is located just a few miles south east of Wakefield.
|2.5||858||<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/anglers-country-park-walking-and-cycle-route'>Anglers Country Park</a>||Anglers Country Park.gpx|
|angles-way-walking-route||Angles Way||Angles Way||52.579382,1.650234||This splendid walk through the Norfolk Broads was voted the best waterside walk in Britain by waterscape.com in 2003. The walk is often completed in the following stages:<br/>|
1. Great Yarmouth to <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksCycle/fritton-lake-country-park-walking-and-cycle-route'>Fritton Lake Country Park</a> - on this section you will follow the River Yare, <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/breydon-water-walking-route'>Breydon Water</a> and the River Waveney passing <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/burgh-castle-walking-route'>Burgh Castle</a> as you go. The section finishes at the delightful Fritton Lake Country World<br/>
2. Fritton Lake to Oulton Broad - you continue along the Waveney towards Lowestoft and the pretty Oulton Broad. On the way you will pass the splendid <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/somerleyton-walking-route'>Somerleyton</a>. The delightful model village includes thatched red-brick estate cottages and the splendid Somerleyton Hall with its beautiful gardens and expansive estate.<br/>
3. Oulton Broad to Beccles - an exclusivley waterside section along the Waveney (video below). You'll pass <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/oulton-broad-and-carlton-marshes-walking-route'>Oulton Broad and Carlton Marshes</a> Nature Reserve with lots of interesting wildlife to look out for.<br/>
4. Beccles to Bungay - a countryside section via Shipmeadow<br/>
5. Bungay to Harleston - through the countryside via Homersfield with views of the River Waveney<br/>
6. Harleston to Diss - continuing along the Waveney via Hoxne and the Billingford Windmill.<br/>
7. Diss to Knettishall Heath - the final section which passes the source of the River Waveney, Redgrave and Lopham Fen.
The walk is waymarked with a yellow and green disc featuring an otter.
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|anglesey-abbey-walking-route||Anglesey Abbey||Anglesey Abbey||Explore 114 acres of beautiful gardens surrounding this Jacobean mansion in Cambridge. You can stroll around the ornate statue garden with its mythological and biblical subjects before a peaceful walk down one of the tree lined avenues. There are also plenty of wide open spaces with expansive lawns and pretty wildflower meadows - perfect for a summer picnic. There is also a waterside stroll along Quy Water and a visit to the working 18th century watermill where you can watch them grind wheat into flour, then buy some fresh from the chute.<br/>In the house you can view the 36 strong collection of clocks and the extensive works of art collected by Lord Fairhaven. The dining room is the only room surviving from the Augustinian priory that once stood on the site.<br/>Anglesey Abbey is located just a few miles east of Cambridge city centre.||5.5||1051||<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/anglesey-abbey-walking-route'>Anglesey Abbey</a>||Anglesey Abbey.gpx|
|anglesey-coast-path-walking-route||Anglesey Coast Path||Anglesey Coast Path||53.408752,-4.508386||Follow the beautiful coastline of the Isle of Anglesey on the fabulous walk. The Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path falls within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty covering 95% of the coast. It passes through landscape that includes a mixture of farmland, coastal heath, dunes, salt-marsh, foreshore, cliffs, woodland and a National Nature Reserve.|
<br/>Highlights on the route include the lovely <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/cemlyn-bay-walking-route'>Cemlyn Bay</a> Nature Reserve with its shingle beach and pretty lagoon. It's a great place for wildlife spotting with various coastal birds to look out for. These include Ringed Plover, Arctic Terns, Oystercatcher and Shelduck. The colony of Sandwich terns is the third largest in the UK. <br/> Also of note is the splendid <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/breakwater-country-park-walking-route'>Breakwater Country Park</a> where you can climb Holyhead Mountain for wonderful views over the island.<br/>Also on Holyhead is the spectacularly positioned <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/south-stack-lighthouse-walking-route'>South Stack Lighthouse</a>. You can descend the 400 steps to the island and enjoy fabulous views on the way. The area also includes the South Stack RSPB nature reserve where you can look out for puffins and porpoises.<br/>At <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/red-wharf-bay-walking-route'>Red Wharf Bay</a> is area of outstanding natural beauty located on the east coast of Anglesey. The coast path passes right along this expansive bay with its rock pools, beautiful beaches and pretty village. Just east of the bay the path takes you to <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/penmon-point-walking-route'>Penmon Point</a> where you can visit the Trwyn Du Lighthouse and enjoy wonderful views towards Puffin Island, Great Orme and Snowdon.
|195||566||<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/anglesey-coast-path-walking-route'>Anglesey Coast Path</a>||Anglesey Coast Path.gpx|
|anglezarke-reservoir-walking-and-cycle-route||Anglezarke Reservoir||Anglezarke Reservoir||This circular cycle loop takes you around the pretty Anglezarke Reservoir near Chorley. If you're coming by train you can easily reach the reservoir from Chorley or Adlington. Parking is also available at the south eastern end of the reservoir. <br/> The route takes you around the reservoir using a series of country lanes. There are some climbs with great views over the Rivington chain of reservoirs which includes Yarrow Reservoir, High Bullough Reservoir and Upper and Lower Rivington Reservoirs.<br/>It's easy to extend your outing by heading into the nearby <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkscycle/rivington-country-park-cycle-route'>Rivington Country Park</a> where there are more cycle trails.<br/> The route below is a cycle route but the reservoir also has some lovely walking trails on the eastern side. If you park in the car park where this route starts then you can pick up a lovely waterside footpath which will take you to High Bullough reservoir. It's a lovely walk with woodland trails. You could extend it by climbing the nearby <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/winter-hill-walking-route'>Winter Hill</a>.||7.5||1451||<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/anglezarke-reservoir-walking-and-cycle-route'>Anglezarke Reservoir</a>||Anglezarke Reservoir.gpx|
|angmering-park-estate-woods-walking-route||Angmering Park Estate Woods||Angmering Park Estate Woods||The expansive area of woodland surrounding the Angmering Park Estate has miles of public bridleways and footpaths for walkers and cyclists to try. As well as the sheltered paths through the pretty woods there are some nice open fields and good views across the surrounding countryside to enjoy. The area is particularly magical in the spring when there are carpets of bluebells to see.<br/>The woods are located just to the east of Arundel. You could reach the site by following the <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/monarchs-way-walking-route'>Monarch's Way</a> along the river and then east to the woods. This route, however, starts from The Dover car park north of Angmering, near Hammerpot. From here you head north west along the trail to Wepham Wood. Here you pick up a section of the waymarked Monarch's Way long distance trail, heading east to Michelgrove Park. You then turn south through Patching Rough woods, before passing through Surgeon's Fields and the Hammerpot Copse to return to the car park.<br/>To extend your walk you can head west along the Monarch's Way and visit <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/arundel-castle-and-arundel-park-walking-route'>Arundel Castle and Arundel Park</a>. Here you'll find more nice woodland trails and footpaths around Swanbourne Lake and along the River Arun.<br/>Also nearby is the wonderful <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/slindon-estate-walking-route'>Slindon Estate</a> with miles of trails to try.||8||2516||<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/angmering-park-estate-woods-walking-route'>Angmering Park Estate Woods</a>||Angmering Park Estate Woods.gpx|
|ankerdine-hill-walking-route||Ankerdine Hill||Ankerdine Hill||Climb to this hill in Knightwick on this walk in the Malvern Hills. There's a nice waterside stretch along the River Teme, woodland trails and great views from the high points.<br/>The circular walk starts in the village of Knightwick and heads to Horsham Farm along the <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/river-teme-walking-route'>River Teme</a>. You then climb through Hay Wood to Ankerdine Hill which reaches a height of well over 400ft. On the hill there's some nice woodland trails and great views over the Worcestershire countryside.<br/>This walk uses part of the <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/worcestershire-way-walking-route'>Worcestershire Way</a> to climb the hill. You could pick up the trail to extend your walk. Heading north will take you to Woodbury Hill while heading south will take you to Ravenshill Wood.||1||2240||<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/ankerdine-hill-walking-route'>Ankerdine Hill</a>||Ankerdine Hill.gpx|
|ann-griffiths-walk-walking-route||Ann Griffiths Walk||Ann Griffiths Walk||A lovely walk along the River Vyrnwy in Powys, with the Berwyn mountains forming a splendid backdrop. The path runs from Pont Lloge, Llwydiarth to Pontrobert with scenery including river valley and gorge, meadow, woodland and forest. <br/>The walk is named after the 18th Century hymn writer Ann Griffiths who lived in the area. You will pass locations associated with her life including her home at Dolwar Fach and her memorial chapel at Dolanog.||11||437||<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/ann-griffiths-walk-walking-route'>Ann Griffiths Walk</a>||Ann Griffiths Walk.gpx|
|anston-stones-walking-route||Anston Stones||Anston Stones||Anston Stones Wood is a biological site of Special Scientific Interest in Anston, South Yorkshire. It's a nice place for a peaceful stroll with interesting vegetation and the Anston Brook running through the woods. The site is a local nature reserve consisting of grassland, scrub and wetland. The woodland is the second best example of limestone woodland in South Yorkshire. <br/>The area is known for its limestone gorges and interesting geological features. As such it is very popular with rock climbers. There is also an Ice Age Cave known as 'Dead Man's cave'. In the 1960's ancient flint tools from the ice age and animal bones from animals such reindeer and hyena were uncovered.<br/>The walk can be extended by heading east to Woodsetts via Lindrick Common. Just to the north is Swinston Hill Wood and if you head south you can pick up the <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/cuckoo-way-walking-route'>Cuckoo Way</a> and enjoy a stroll along the Chesterfield Canal.||4||1891||<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/anston-stones-walking-route'>Anston Stones</a>||Anston Stones.gpx|
|apedale-country-park-walking-route||Apedale Country Park||Apedale Country Park||Explore 450 acres of country park in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire. There are a number of well maintained footpaths taking you to open meadows, secluded woodland glades and silent pools. Look out for Skylark, lapwing, grey partridge, water vole and Great Crested Newt in Apedale's wetland and ancient woodland. The <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/newcastle-way-walking-route'>Newcastle Way</a> walk also passes through the park so you could continue your walk. The adjacent <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkscycle/silverdale-country-park-walking-and-cycle-route'>Silverdale Country Park</a> is also a good option if you would like to continue your outing.||4||796||<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/apedale-country-park-walking-route'>Apedale Country Park</a>||Apedale Country Park.gpx|
|aqualate-mere-walking-route||Aqualate Mere||Aqualate Mere||Enjoy a peaceful walk through this lovely nature reserve near Newport, Staffordshire. In the reserve you'll find well surfaced footpaths taking you through pretty woodland and along the large mere which is the largest natural lake in the West Midlands. The area is great for birdwatching too. Look out for Eurasian curlew and common snipe from one of the bird hides. The reedbed habitat also supports reed warbler and sedge warbler while marsh harrier and osprey have also been seen in the area.<br/> This walk takes you to the reserve from the village of Forton just north of Newport. You can also reach the reserve by bike using National Cycle Network Route 55 and Regional Route 75.||3.5||1454||<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/aqualate-mere-walking-route'>Aqualate Mere</a>||Aqualate Mere.gpx|