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anglezarke-reservoir-walking-and-cycle-routeAnglezarke ReservoirAnglezarke ReservoirThis 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>.<br/>You can also climb to the nearby <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/healey-nab-walking-and-cycle-route'>Healey Nab</a> for great views over the reservoir. On the Nab there are lots of footpaths and two colour coded mountain bike trails to try in the woodland area.7.51451<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-routeAngmering Park Estate WoodsAngmering Park Estate WoodsThe 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.82516<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-routeAnkerdine HillAnkerdine HillClimb 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.12240<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-routeAnn Griffiths WalkAnn Griffiths WalkA 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.11437<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-routeAnston StonesAnston StonesAnston 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.41891<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-routeApedale Country ParkApedale Country ParkExplore 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.4796<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-routeAqualate MereAqualate MereEnjoy 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. 3.51454<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/aqualate-mere-walking-route'>Aqualate Mere</a>Aqualate Mere.gpx
aran-fawddwy-walking-routeAran FawddwyAran FawddwyClimb to the 905†m (2,969†ft) summit of this mountain in southern Snowdonia and enjoy breathtaking panoramic views. The mountain is only (31†ft) short of being a member of the†Welsh 3000s. <br/>The walk starts from the village of Llanuwchllyn†near the southern end of <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/bala-lake-walking-route'>Bala Lake</a>. You can park in the village or catch the Bala Lake Railway to Llanuwchllyn†and start the walk from there. From the village you head south and pick up the Aran Ridge footpath. You first climb to Aran Benllyn, passing Llyn Lliwbran on the way. You continue to Aran Fawddwy with lovely views down to the lake of Creiglyn Dyfi. <br/>It's a challenging climb but with some wonderful views towards the Rhinog mountains, the Berwyns and the rest of the Arans. The walk can also be attempted from Cwm Cywarch.<br/>To continue your walking in the area you can try the <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/bala-lake-walking-route'>Bala Lake Walk</a>. Footpaths climb into the hills and forests above the lake with wonderful views over the water and surrounding mountains.161972<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/aran-fawddwy-walking-route'>Aran Fawddwy</a>Aran Fawddwy.gpx
arbor-low-walking-routeArbor LowArbor LowVisit this Neolithic henge monument and enjoy some lovely moorland scenery on this fascinating walk in the Peak District. The site is located a few miles west of Youlgreave. You can park at Upper Oldhams Farm just off Long Rake. Walk through the farm (there is a £1 charge per person) and then climb towards Arbor Low. The limestone circle sits in an elevated position†with super views over the White Peak area of the Peak District. The henge is one of the most well preserved in Britain with 50 large limestone slabs and fragments. It's an atmospheric place, thought to date back to 2500BC to 1500 BC. After you have explored the stone circle you can head south west to Gib Hill where you will find an ancient burial mound. <br/>The <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkscycle/high-peak-trail-walking-and-cycle-route'>High Peak Trail</a> and the <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/midshires-way-walking-route'>Midshires Way</a> both pass close to the site at Parsley Hay.
You could pick up these long distance footpaths to extend your walking in the area. Heading north west will take you to Pomeroy while heading south takes you towards <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/hartington-walking-route'>Hartington</a> and the Biggin Dale Nature Reserve.<br/>Just over a mile to the north you'll find the beautiful <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/lathkill-dale-walking-route'>Lathkill Dale</a>. This is a great place to extend your walking in the White Peak. There are wonderful limestone cliffs and the rushing waters of the River Lathkill to enjoy.
1.52128<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/arbor-low-walking-route'>Arbor Low</a>Arbor Low.gpx
arden-way-walking-routeArden WayArden Way52.290245,-1.780332This circular walk takes you on a tour of the beautiful Forest of Arden in Warwickshire. The route starts and ends near <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/henley-in-arden-circular-walk-walking-route'>Henley in Arden</a> railway, first taking you to Ulenhall before heading towards Studley where you will pass the impressive 19th century Studley Castle which is now a luxury hotel. You then join the River Arrow leading you to Coughton. Here you will find the 16th century Tudour house <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/coughton-court-walking-route'>Coughton Court</a> which has a place in English history for its role in the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 as some of the conspirators rode directly back there after it failed. <br/>
From Coughton you head to the attractive market town of Alcester, then through <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/oversley-wood-walking-route'>Oversley Wood</a> to Exhall where you turn north. The walk then passes Spernall Park and Bannan's wood before returning to Henley-in-Arden.<br/>
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42100<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/arden-way-walking-route'>Arden Way</a>Arden Way.gpx
ardingly-reservoir-walking-routeArdingly ReservoirArdingly ReservoirThis 198 acre reservoir and nature reserve has a lovely waterside walking path ideal for an easy stroll. The walk starts at the parking lot at the southern end of the reservoir and take you around the perimeter to the village of Balcombe before returning to the start point. As a nature reserve you will pass through a variety of habitats including wetland, reedbed, deciduous woodland, hazel coppice and haymeadow. Look out for Great crested grebe and kingfishers as you make your way round the reservoir.<br/>Ardingly is located near Haywards Heath in West Sussex. It is right next to the stunning <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/wakehurst-place-walking-route'>Wakehurst Place</a> which has beautiful gardens and is a great option if you'd like to continue your walking. Alternatively the <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/high-weald-landscape-trail-walking-route'>High Weald Landscape Trail</a> can also be picked up from the edge of Wakehurst Place.81044<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/ardingly-reservoir-walking-route'>Ardingly Reservoir</a>Ardingly Reservoir.gpx
ardnamurchan-peninsula-walking-routeArdnamurchan PeninsulaArdnamurchan PeninsulaExplore the stunning Ardnamurchan Peninsula on this breathtaking walk on the west coast of Scotland. The circular walk starts at the car park at Portuairk and takes you along the coast to beautiful white sand beaches with turquoise water.†You continue on to the Ardnamurchan Point lighthouse which is commonly described as the†most westerly point†of the British mainland†although†the nearby Corrachadh Mor is a few metres further west. The route then returns to the start point on country lanes, passing Loch Grigadale on the way.91224<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/ardnamurchan-peninsula-walking-route'>Ardnamurchan Peninsula</a>Ardnamurchan Peninsula.gpx
arley-arboretum-walking-routeArley ArboretumArley ArboretumThese delightful gardens near Kidderminster are perfect for a peaceful afternoon stroll. There's well laid out footpaths taking you around the compact site. Highlights include the towering Crimean Pines, a Magnolia Garden and an Italian Garden with water features and a pretty fountain. There's also lovely tree lined paths and nice views of the River Severn and the Severn Valley Railway steam trains.<br/>It's easy to extend your walking in this lovely area if you have time. You can pick up the <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/severn-way-walking-route'>Severn Way</a> and follow the riverside footpath north to <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksCycle/severn-valley-country-park-walking-and-cycle-route'>Severn Valley Country Park</a>. Also nearby is the pretty <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/trimpley-reservoir-walking-route'>Trimpley Reservoir</a> and Eymore Wood with nice trails to follow around the water and through the adjacent woodland. <br/>The <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/worcestershire-way-walking-route'>Worcestershire Way</a> long distance footpath passes nearby Upper Arley so this is another good option. Following it north east will take you to <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/kingsford-country-park-walking-route'>Kingsford Country Park</a> and <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/kinver-edge-walking-route'>Kinver Edge</a>.12354<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/arley-arboretum-walking-route'>Arley Arboretum</a>Arley Arboretum.gpx
arlington-reservoir-walking-routeArlington ReservoirArlington ReservoirEnjoy a nice easy stroll around the pretty Arlington Reservoir on this short circular walk near Hailsham. There's parking on the western side of the reservoir and a good path running around the perimeter. The walk includes a woodland section at the start before reaching the dam where there are fabulous views across the Downs and the Long Man of Wilmington, The area is also a nature reserve and excellent for bird watching with 173 recorded bird species and a wintering population of up to 10,000 wildfowl. Look out for great crested grebe,†swallow,†mallard,†pied wagtail and cormorants.These can best be observed from the bird hide.<br/> The reservoir can also be easily accessed by train - get off at Berwick station and a short walk north takes you to the start of the walk.<br/> If you'd like to continue your walking in the area then you could pick up either the <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/vanguard-way-walking-route'>Vanguard Way</a> or the <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/wealdway-walking-route'>Wealdway</a> which both run past Arlington.<br/>About a mile to the east you will find the pretty <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/abbots-wood-walking-route'>Abbot's Wood</a>. There's two nice waymarked walking trails to try in the bluebell woods.31420<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/arlington-reservoir-walking-route'>Arlington Reservoir</a>Arlington Reservoir.gpx
arne-nature-reserve-walking-routeArne Nature ReserveArne Nature ReserveThis beautiful coastal nature reserve is located near Wareham in Dorset. There are miles of footpaths to follow through woodland, heathland and countryside to the stunning coastline. Here you can enjoy fabulous views of the islands in Poole harbour and look out for a wide variety of coastal birdlife. Visitors include wading birds, ducks, avocets, black-tailed godwits, curlew and brent geese. Ospreys are regularly seen on migration in late summer and in autumn.<br/>With 1,392 acres to explore you can spend most of the day at the reserve. The area also has a large herd of Sika Deer which are usually seen in the fields but are often near the waters edge too. <br/>There's a friendly visitor centre next to the car park where you can learn all about the reserve. <br/>If you would like to continue your walk then the <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/purbeck-way-walking-route'>Purbeck Way</a> runs through nearby Wareham. Here you can also enjoy a lovely waterside stroll along the River Frome. The <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/blue-pool-dorset-walking-route'>Blue Pool</a> is also nearby so you could continue your outing at this lovely turquoise lake and nature reserve.<br/>Just to the south you will find <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/hartland-moor-walking-route'>Hartland Moor</a> Nature Reserve with Middlebere Heath and Middlebere Lake. There's more nice walking trails and a number of bird hides to make use of here.51139<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/arne-nature-reserve-walking-route'>Arne Nature Reserve</a>Arne Nature Reserve.gpx
arnside-knott-walking-routeArnside KnottArnside KnottThis small hill in Arnside is a popular beauty spot and internationally important wildlife area. The hill is a mixture of limestone grassland, woodland, wet meadow, scree and scrub. It is renowned for its butterflies and flowers. From the high point there are fabulous views over Silverdale and the coastal estuary towards Grange over Sands, Morecambe Bay and the Lake District fells. <br/>This circular walk starts at the car park by the hill and takes you to the viewpoint and through the woodland on public footpaths.<br/>You can continue your walk by picking up the <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/cumbria-coastal-way-walking-route'>Cumbria Coastal Way</a> which starts at the nearby Milnthorpe Sands. Or you could visit the nearby <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/leighton-moss-nature-reserve-walking-route'>Leighton Moss Nature Reserve</a>. Also nearby is <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/warton-crag-walking-route'>Warton Crag</a> nature reserve with its rare butterflies and plants.<br/>Just to the south, you can follow footpaths to <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/eaves-wood-walking-route'>Eaves Wood</a> and enjoy a climb to the Victorian Pepperpot monument on King William's Hill.2.51240<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/arnside-knott-walking-route'>Arnside Knott</a>Arnside Knott.gpx
around-belper-walking-routeAround BelperAround BelperThis long circular walk makes use of two of the waymarked long distance trails running through the countryside surrounding the Derbyshire town of <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/place-walks/belper-walks'>Belper</a>. There's much to enjoy with waterside paths along the River Derwent and the <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/cromford-canal-walking-route'>Cromford Canal</a>. There's also woodland trails and some moderate hills climbs with great views over the Peak District and the Amber Valley.<br/>Belper forms part of the Derwent Valley Mills†World Heritage Site. The modern factory, or 'mill',†system†was born here in the 18th century to accommodate the new technology for spinning cotton developed by†Richard Arkwright.<br/>This walk starts on Belper Bridge, just to the north of the train station, where there are nice views of the Belper Mills. Here you pick up the <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/derwent-valley-heritage-way-walking-route'>Derwent Valley Heritage Way</a> and follow the trail north to Ambergate, passing the pretty Wyver Lane Pool on the way. You then follow the Cromford Canal past <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/shining-cliff-woods-walking-route'>Shining Cliff Woods</a> to Crich Carr, where you turn west until you come to the <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/midshires-way-walking-route'>Midshires Way</a>. Follow the trail south through Blackbrook to Farnah Green, where you turn east to head back to the river and the town. You'll pass the delightful Belper Riverside Gardens which have been offering visitors a tranquil setting to view the River Derwent for over 100 years.<br/>To extend your walk you could continue south along the Midshires Way towards Duffield and Derby. In this area you can visit <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/allestree-park-walking-route'>Allestree Park</a> and <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/kedleston-hall-walking-route'>Kedleston Hall</a>.<br/>A few miles to the west is the splendid <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksCycle/carsington-water-walking-and-cycle-route'>Carsington Water</a> where there are some great waterside walking and cycling trails to try.19.52531<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/around-belper-walking-route'>Around Belper</a>Around Belper.gpx
around-corby-walking-routeAround CorbyAround Corby52.496506,-0.772423This is a delightful circualar walk which visits a number of pretty villages and parks around the town of Corby in Northamptonshire.<br/>
You start off at <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/east-carlton-park-walking-route'>East Carlton Park</a> on the edge of the Welland Valley and follow the path through a series of pretty villages including Wilbarston, Geddington, Great Oakley, Gretton, Rockingham, Stanion and Brigstock.<br/>
Walk highlights include a visit to the 17th century Elizabethan House at <a href='http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/kirby-hall/' target='_blank'>Kirby Hall</a>. The Great Hall and state rooms are impressive as are the surrounding grounds of the estate. <br/>
<a href='http://www.rockinghamcastle.com/index.php?ID=1' target='_blank'>Rockingham Castle</a> is another major attraction on route. Built on the instruction of William the Conqueror, the castle's Great Hall and Long Gallery are particularly noteworthy, while the 18 acre gardens are also well worth exploring.
50338<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/around-corby-walking-route'>Around Corby</a>Around Corby-full.gpx
arrow-valley-country-park-walking-and-cycle-routeArrow Valley Country ParkArrow Valley Country ParkEnjoy waterside cycling and walking in this splendid country park in Redditch. The park includes the large Arrow Valley Lake and the River Arrow with walking and cycling trails running alongside both. With 900 acres to explore on four waymarked trails there is plenty to see and do in the park. The Millers trail runs up to Forge Mill Needle Museum in the north end of the park, and there is a Woodland Trail going to the south end of the park. National Cycle Network Route number 5 also runs through the park so you could continue your ride towards <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkscycle/stratford-upon-avon-to-redditch-cycle-route'>Stratford-Upon-Avon</a>.<br/>
The park also has an excellent visitor centre and cafe†with panoramic views across†Arrow Valley Lake.
6817<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/arrow-valley-country-park-walking-and-cycle-route'>Arrow Valley Country Park</a>Arrow Valley Country Park.gpx
arrowe-country-park-walking-routeArrowe Country ParkArrowe Country ParkExplore 250 acres of open parkland and deciduous woodland in this country park in Birkenhead. The park also contains wildflower meadows, ponds, a lake and a brook attracting a variety of wildlife. The park is located in the centre of the Wirral Peninsula, west of Birkenhead.<br/>To extend your walking in the area head west and visit the nearby <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/royden-park-walking-route'>Royden Park</a>.4896<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/arrowe-country-park-walking-route'>Arrowe Country Park</a>Arrowe Country Park.gpx
arthurs-seat-walking-routeArthur's SeatArthur's SeatThis is a hugely popular climb to the peak of Arthur's Seat in Edinburgh's Holyrood Park. It's a fairly challenging hike with the hill reaching a height of 251†m (823†ft) at the top. Here you can enjoy panoramic views of the city, the coast and the surrounding mountains. <br/>The site is geologically significant being part of the Arthur's Seat Volcano†site of special scientific interest. Like the rock on which Edinburgh Castle is built, the hill was formed by an†extinct volcano†system of†the Carboniferous†age, which was then eroded by a†glacier about 350 million years ago.<br/>The shortest route to the top is from the Dunsapie Loch, just to the east of the hill. There's a car park there and trails leading up from the loch to the peak, which is a short distance away. This longer circular route climbs to Arthur's seat from Holyrood Palace, just to the north of the hill. <br/>Starting from the car park near the palace, you first bear east before turning west and climbing along Salisbury Crags. There's some fine views back down to the palace from here with the Scottish Parliament and the Firth of Forth also visible on a clear day.<br/>After passing along the crags you pass Gutted Haddie before coming to the summit which is the site of a hill fort. After taking in the wide ranging views you descend towards the remains of St Anthony's Chapel. The atmospheric ruins stand on a rocky outcrop above St Margaret's Loch, commanding excellent views over North†Edinburgh,†Leith†and the River Forth.<br/>From the chapel you continue the descent to St Margaret's Loch where you will see lots of ducks, geese and swans on the water. You then pass the natural spring at St Margaret's Well, before returning to the car park. Near here you can also visit the fascinating Dynamic Earth visitor attraction. The principal focus of Dynamic Earth is to facilitate a better public understanding of the processes that have shaped the Earth (known as†earth science). This includes the†Big Bang,†abiogenesis,†plate tectonics†and†glaciation. <br/>To continue your walking in the area you could head north west and enjoy another climb to <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/calton-hill-walking-route'>Calton Hill</a>. The hill is home to a number of significant monuments and the City Observatory.<br/>Also nearby are <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksCycle/bonaly-country-park-walking-and-cycle-route'>Bonaly Country Park</a> and <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksCycle/dalkeith-country-park-walking-and-cycle-route'>Dalkeith Country Park</a> where there's more nice walking and cycling trails to try. In the parks there's nice woodland trails, reservoirs and riverside paths to enjoy.4.52523<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/arthurs-seat-walking-route'>Arthur's Seat</a>Arthur's Seat.gpx
arundel-castle-and-arundel-park-walking-routeArundel Castle and Arundel ParkArundel Castle and Arundel ParkThis walk takes you through the parkland and countryside surrounding this restored medieval castle in West Sussex. The walk starts near the castle and picks up the <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/monarchs-way-walking-route'>Monarch's Way</a> long distance walking trail to take you into Arundel park. You'll pass Swanbourne Lake and follow footpaths through woodland and grassland to the River Arun. The route then follows a lovely riverside footpath back towards the castle. You'll pass the splendid Arundel Wetland Centre where you can look out for a wide variety of wildlife including water voles and rare geese.
The castle itself is well worth visiting with lovely gardens and a fascinating history, though there is a fee for entry to the grounds.<br/>The <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/slindon-estate-walking-route'>Slindon Estate</a> is located just a few miles to the west of the castle so you could continue your walking in the area by visiting this 1400 hectare estate.<br/>If you follow the Monarch's Way east you will soon come to <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/angmering-park-estate-woods-walking-route'>Angmering Park Estate Woods</a>. There's miles of good cycling and walking trails to try here.
141430<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>Arundel Castle and Arundel Park.gpx
ascott-house-walking-routeAscott HouseAscott HouseThis National Trust owned estate is the countryside residence of the Rothschild family. The 16th century manor house is surrounded by over 200 acres of parkland and 30 acres of beautiful formal gardens. The house itself has a superb collection of paintings, furniture and oriental porcelain. <br/>
Please note the House and Gardens are only open to members of the public between March and September.<br/>
Ascott House is located near Leighton Buzzard. It's not far from the <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/grand-union-canal-walk-walking-route'>Grand Union Canal</a> - a good option if you'd like to continue your walk.
2.51018<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/ascott-house-walking-route'>Ascott House</a>Ascott House.gpx
ashby-canal-walking-routeAshby CanalAshby CanalFollow the Ashby-de-la-Zouch Canal from Bedworth in Warwickshire, to the little village of Snareston in Leicestershire. The towpath runs for just over 20 miles with pretty†hedgerows, reeds, countryside views and lots of wildlife to look out for on the way.<br/>The route starts just to the north east of Bedworth town centre at Marston Junction. If you are coming from the town centre or train station just follow the <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksCycle/coventry-canal-walking-and-cycle-route'>Coventry Canal</a> north and then head east at Marston Junction. The canal is located very close to Nuneaton as well. You could follow the <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/centenary-way-walking-route'>Centenary Way</a> from the southern edge of the town to the start of the route.<br/>The towpath first heads east towards Burton Hastings before skirting the western edge of the market town of Hinckley. You continue north towards Stoke Golding and Ambion Hill. The hill was long considered to be the site of the†Battle of Bosworth Field†and is where the Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre is situated. †It is now accepted that the core of the battlefield lies either side of Fenn Lanes, about two miles south-west of the visitor centre and that Ambion Hill was Richard III's camp on the night before the battle.<br/>You continue north past Shenton, the terminus of the Battlefield Line Heritage Railway which runs steam and diesel-hauled trains every weekend and Bank Holiday from March to December. The canal then skirts the western edge of Market Bosworth, passing Bosworth Water Park before coming to Shackerstone†at the other end of the Battlefield Line Railway.<br/>The final section runs north west from Shakerstone to Snarestone, passing some attractive woodland on the way.<br/>Around Market Bosworth you can pick up the <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/ivanhoe-way-walking-route'>Ivanhoe Way</a> and <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/leicestershire-round-walking-route'>Leicestershire Round</a> long distance trails in order to further explore the area. You can pick up the Ivanhoe Way at Snarestone and follow it north to Measham where the <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksCycle/ashby-woulds-heritage-trail-walking-and-cycle-route'>Ashby Woulds Heritage Trail</a> starts.<br/> You could also take a small detour at Market Bosworth and visit the splendid <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/bosworth-battlefield-country-park-walking-route'>Bosworth Battlefield Country Park</a>. Here you can visit the Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre which tells the dramatic story of the Battle of Bosworth of 1485. 352449<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/ashby-canal-walking-route'>Ashby Canal</a>Ashby Canal.gpx
ashby-woulds-heritage-trail-walking-and-cycle-routeAshby Woulds Heritage TrailAshby Woulds Heritage Trail52.718047,-1.533902This lovely short cycle and walking trail runs from Measham near Ashby-de-la-Zouch to Moira along a disused railway path. The path passes old Donisthorpe Colliery site, which is now a Woodland Park and Conkers - a forest-based attraction with a number of activities to enjoy. There is also a pleasant waterside section along the <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/ashby-canal-walking-route'>Ashby Canal</a>.<br/>
Please <a href='http://www.sustrans.org.uk/sustrans-near-you/midlands/easy-rides-in-the-midlands/ashby-woulds-heritage-trail' target='_blank'>click here</a> for more information
6149<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/ashby-woulds-heritage-trail-walking-and-cycle-route'>Ashby Woulds Heritage Trail</a>Ashby Woulds Heritage Trail.gpx
ashclyst-forest-walking-and-cycle-routeAshclyst ForestAshclyst ForestEnjoy miles of woodland cycling and walking trails in this large forest near Killerton. There are a number of waymarked trails to try starting from the National Trust Car Park. The forest is excellent for wildlife spotting with various birds and deer to look out for. It is also well known for its butterflies with white admiral, small pearl-bordered fritillary, dark green fritillary, purple emperor and silver-washed fritillary amongst the species. You can extend your exercise by heading to the nearby <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkscycle/killerton-park-walking-and-cycle-route'>Killerton Park</a> where there are more cycling and walking tracks to try.<br/> Ashclyst Forest is located just a few miles north east of Exeter.31804<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/ashclyst-forest-walking-and-cycle-route'>Ashclyst Forest</a>Ashclyst Forest.gpx
ashdown-forest-walking-routeAshdown ForestAshdown ForestExplore the 'home' of Winnie-the-Pooh in this large area of woodland and heathland near Crowborough. The expansive forest has miles of good footpaths to try. This route makes use of the <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/wealdway-walking-route'>Wealdway</a> long distance footpath which runs through the woods from south to north. There are car parks near Duddleswell which give direct access to the forest paths. You then head north passing Camp Hill and Wren's Warren before finishing at Five Hundred Acre Wood. Hundred Acre Wood in the Pooh stories is based on this area. From here you can return the same way or continue north to the nearby village of Hartfield for refreshments.<br/>The forest consists of open heathland, woodland trails and a series of hills where you can enjoy splendid views over the Weald to the chalk escarpments of the†North Downs†and†South Downs. <br/>The area is great for wildlife. Look out for several species of deer including roe, muntjac†and†sika deer. Keen eyed birdwatchers can spot Dartford warbler, yellowhammer and stonechat.<br/>There's also a wide variety of flora to look out for with Oak and Beech Woods, interesting vegetation around the streams and ponds and a variety of heathland plants and flowers.
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Ashdown Forest is well known as the setting for the†Winnie-the-Pooh†stories by†A. A. Milne, who lived on the northern edge of Ashdown forest. The illustrations in the Pooh books are based on areas of the woods you will see on this walk. <br/>This route is designed for walkers but the area is also very popular with cyclists. You could start your ride from the same start point as this walk and then follow the country lanes through the forest. See the link below for more details or download one of the maps below for all the tracks, lanes and routes in the area.
121927<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/ashdown-forest-walking-route'>Ashdown Forest</a>Ashdown Forest.gpx
ashford-hill-nature-reserve-walking-routeAshford Hill Nature ReserveAshford Hill Nature ReserveExplore the old water meadows and woodland in this pretty nature reserve near Newbury. You can start the walk from the car park at the Ship Inn in the village of Ashford Hill. From here you pick up footpaths through the nature reserve towards Haughurst Hill and Sleepers Copse. The reserve is great for wildlife spotting with several species of butterfly to look out for amongst the wildflowers.<br/>The <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/brenda-parker-way-walking-route'>Brenda Parker Way</a> long distance footpath runs through the reserve so there is scope for extending your walk. Also nearby is Wasing Wood, riverside paths along the River Enborne and <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/greenham-common-walking-route'>Greenham Common</a>. The expansive area of heathland is covered in heather and gorse and has nice wide footpaths, wetland areas and wildflower filled grasslands with horses and ponies to look out for.3.51966<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/ashford-hill-nature-reserve-walking-route'>Ashford Hill Nature Reserve</a>Ashford Hill Nature Reserve.gpx
ashford-in-the-water-walking-routeAshford in the WaterAshford in the WaterThe pretty Peak District village of Ashford in the Water has some nice walking trails to try along the River Wye. It's a picture postcard area with quaint stone cottages, nice pubs and lovely views of the river and the old Sheep Wash Bridge. This short walk takes you from Ashford in the Water to the nearby town of Bakewell. It's about a one mile walk, passing Ashford Lake and Lumford Mill with river views on the way. You can return the same way or get the bus back from Bakewell.<br/><h2 class="h2content">Other walks around Ashford in the Water</h2><a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksCycle/monsal-trail-walking-and-cycle-route'>Monsal Trail</a> - this cycling and walking trail starts in nearby Bakewell and runs to Chee Dale along a disused railway line. You can pick it up just to the north of Ashford in the Water by following Longstone Lane towards Great Longstone. Then head west to visit Monsal Head and the beautiful Monsal Dale.<br/><a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/lathkill-dale-walking-route'>Lathkill Dale</a> - The dale is a peaceful, atmospheric area flanked with large limestone cliffs and woodland. There's nice views of the Lathkill River with its pretty weirs and waterfalls. The dale is located just over 2 miles south of the village and is a must see if you are visiting the area. Just to the south of the dale you can also visit the fascinating Neolithic henge monument of <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/arbor-low-walking-route'>Arbor Low</a>.<br/>Just to the west of the village there are some nice trails to follow through Great Shacklow Wood and Little Shacklow Wood.<br/>The <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/limestone-way-walking-route'>Limestone Way</a> long distance trail can be picked up at nearby Youlgreave. You can follow it through the countryside to Monyash.22362<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/ashford-in-the-water-walking-route'>Ashford in the Water</a>Ashford in the Water.gpx
ashness-bridge-and-suprise-view-walking-routeAshness Bridge and Suprise ViewAshness Bridge and Suprise ViewThis short walk visits the famous Ashness Bridge before climbing to Suprise View for great views over <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/derwent-water-walking-route'>Derwent Water</a>. Both of these locations are popular tourist spots with wonderful views over Borrowdale.<br/>Ashness Bridge is an old packhorse bridge which is frequently photgraphed by visitors to the area. The backdrop is stunning with the lake and mountains rising up behind the pretty old bridge and beck. From the bridge it's a short climb to Suprise View, along a nice country lane. From here there's a truly wonderful view over the lake to the surrounding fells.<br/>You can park at the Ashness Bridge car park to start your walk. It's just across the road from the bridge, next to Strutta Wood.<br/>To extend your walking in the area you can try the short climb up to Walla Crag, just to the north of the bridge. Also very close by are the lovely <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/lodore-falls-walking-route'>Lodore Falls</a>.<br/>You could also pick up a delightful waterside path heading south along the Watendlath Beck to <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/watendlath-tarn-walking-route'>Watendlath Tarn</a>.2.52512<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/ashness-bridge-and-suprise-view-walking-route'>Ashness Bridge and Suprise View</a>Ashness Bridge and Suprise View.gpx
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