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astbury-mere-country-park-walking-routeAstbury Mere Country ParkAstbury Mere Country ParkEnjoy a waterside walk around the peaceful Astbury Mere in Congleton, Cheshire. There are wildflower meadows and views across the mere towards Congleton Edge and Mow Cop. The park has a visitor centre, easy access trail and Community Orchard. Astbury is located just a mile west of Congleton town centre.1.6776<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/astbury-mere-country-park-walking-route'>Astbury Mere Country Park</a>Astbury Mere Country Park.gpx
astley-park-walking-and-cycle-routeAstley ParkAstley ParkThis pretty park in Chorley has walking paths and a cycle track to enjoy. Features in the park include the River Chor, woodland, gardens and a beautiful lake. The focal point of the park is Astley Hall, a grade I listed Jacobean house. There is also a walled garden, art gallery and a new cafe. The park is ideal for a pleasant short stroll or a safe family cycle ride.<br/>Astley park is located just a short distance from Chorley train station and the centre of town.31107<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/astley-park-walking-and-cycle-route'>Astley Park</a>Astley Park.gpx
aston-rowant-nature-reserve-walking-routeAston Rowant Nature ReserveAston Rowant Nature ReserveEnjoy a circular walk around this wonderful nature reserve in the Chilterns and climb Beacon Hill on the way. The reserve is a splendid place for walking with miles of good paths taking you through woodland, chalk grassland and some lovely Chilterns countryside. It's a wonderful place for flora and fauna with flowers such as orchids, the Chiltern gentian and various wildflowers. The attractive mixed woodland includes beech, yew, and juniper. As for wildlife look out for Red Kites soaring above and butterflies such as the silver-spotted skipper and the Adonis blue. You may also see Dartmoor Ponies, Roe deer, feral goats and buzzards. <br/> This walk starts in the good sized Cowleaze Wood car park and takes you through pretty bluebell woods before reaching Beacon Hill where you can enjoy wonderful views of the reserve and Chiltern Hills. The route then descends on the <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/the-ridgeway-walking-route'>Ridgeway</a>, before passing Bald Hill and returning to the car park.<br/>If you'd like to continue your walking in this lovely area then you could head to the nearby <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/christmas-common-and-watlington-hill-walking-route'>Christmas Common and Watlington Hill</a> where there is more beautiful flora and fauna.8.51731<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/aston-rowant-nature-reserve-walking-route'>Aston Rowant Nature Reserve</a>Aston Rowant Nature Reserve.gpx
athelhampton-house-walking-routeAthelhampton HouseAthelhampton HouseExplore the beautiful parkland and gardens surrounding the marvellous, 15th century Athelhampton House. The gardens are a delight with footpaths taking you to topiary pyramids, fountains and the 15th century dovecote. The River Puddle also meanders through the park so you can enjoy riverside views too.11210<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/athelhampton-house-walking-route'>Athelhampton House</a>Athelhampton House.gpx
attenborough-nature-reserve-walking-routeAttenborough Nature ReserveAttenborough Nature ReserveExplore over 350 acres of lakes, wetland, woodland, grassland and scrub in this popular nature reserve near <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/nottingham-circular-walk-walking-route'>Nottingham</a>. The reserve sits at the confluence of the River Erewash and the River Trent and contains several large lakes which attract a wide variety of birdlife. Look out for shoveler, diving ducks and herons. <br/>
There is also an excellent nature centre with interactive educational displays and a cafe overlooking the lakes and islands of the reserve. <br/> The reserve is right next to Attenborough train station and on the <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/trent-valley-way-walking-route'>Trent Valley Way</a> walking route, so you have the option of continuing your walk on this riverside footpath. <br/>The <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkscycle/erewash-valley-trail-walking-and-cycle-route'>Erewash Valley Trail</a> cycle and walk trail also passes through the reserve so you could pick this up also.
6940<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/attenborough-nature-reserve-walking-route'>Attenborough Nature Reserve</a>Attenborough Nature Reserve.gpx
attingham-park-walking-routeAttingham ParkAttingham ParkA circular walk around this lovely deer park in Shrewsbury. The walk includes woodland sections, the beautiful Walled Garden and a riverside stretch along the River Tern which runs through the park. The garden boasts a 3 acre orchard, with over 150 apple trees with displays of bulbs and annual cut flowers also. The splendid 18th-century mansion has a picture Gallery and an elegant Dining Room.8610<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/attingham-park-walking-route'>Attingham Park</a>Attingham Park.gpx
auckland-walk-walking-and-cycle-routeAuckland WalkAuckland Walk54.699621,-1.601743A short cycle and walking route along a dismantled railway line from Spennymoor to Bishop Auckland. This is a nice, easy route ideal for families.7.5164<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/auckland-walk-walking-and-cycle-route'>Auckland Walk</a>Auckland Walk.gpx
audley-end-walking-routeAudley EndAudley EndExplore the stunning gardens surrounding this spectacular Jacobean mansion in <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/saffron-walden-walking-route'>Saffron Walden</a>, Essex. Visit the beautifully restored parterre with its striking bedding scheme and beautiful fountain. The walled kitchen garden is run entirely on organic principles and contains glasshouses, a vinery and 150 varieties of apples, 40 varieties of pears plus other assorted plums and cherries. There is also a delightful Victorian pond garden with a rockery and the Elysian Garden where you will find the exquisite Tea House Bridge over the river Cam.<br/>The house was owned by Thomas Audley, Lord Chancellor to Henry VIII in the mid 16th century. You can visit the great hall, the saloon with wonderful furnishings , the library and the chapel built in an 18th-century ornamented Gothic style. There is also a stable yard where you can meet the resident horses and talk to the grooms about life at Audley End during Victorian times. <br/>The <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/harcamlow-way-walking-route'>Harcamlow Way</a> long distance footpath runs past Audley End so you could pick up this trail if you wanted to continue your walk. The house and gardens are located about 1 mile west of Saffron Walden.31056<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/audley-end-walking-route'>Audley End</a>Audley End.gpx
avebury-stones-walking-routeAvebury StonesAvebury StonesVisit the largest stone circle in Europe and then explore the lovely surrounding Wiltshire countryside on this circular walk in Wiltshire. <br/>You start off in the car park in Avebury and walk a short way to the stones. You'll pass through the pretty village of Avebury where you can find refreshment at the Red Lion Pub with its thatched roof and outdoor seating with views of the stones. The stones cover a wide area and date from the Neolithic and Bronze ages.  Avebury is classified as a World Heritage Site.  <br/>The walk then heads into the surrounding countryside making use of the <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/white-horse-trail-walking-route'>White Horse Trail</a> long distance walk. You follow the path to Windmill Hill near Winterbourne Monkton. The hill dates from the early Neolithic period and is the largest causewayed enclosure in Britain.  From the hill there are wonderful views over the surrounding countryside. After soaking in the views you descend the hill and then follow good footpaths and country lanes back into the village.<br/>Avebury is located a few miles west of Marlborough. If you are coming by bike then there are good National Cycle Network routes running from Marlborough.<br/>You can also use the google streetview link on this page to virtually explore the site.<br/>If you would like to extend your walk then you could continue south along the <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/white-horse-trail-walking-route'>White Horse Trail</a> to the nearby <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/silbury-hill-walking-route'>Silbury Hill</a>. Here you will find the tallest prehistoric man-made mound in Europe.81742<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/avebury-stones-walking-route'>Avebury Stones</a>Avebury Stones.gpx
avenham-park-walking-and-cycle-routeAvenham ParkAvenham ParkThis large park in Preston town centre is a great place for a safe cycle or walk. National Cycle Network Routes 6 and 62 run through the park and there are miles of well surfaced footpaths to follow into the adjacent Miller Park. Highlights in the park include a pretty Japenese Garden and riverside paths along the River Ribble which runs through the southern section of the park. From the high points there are nice views to the Pennine Hills, especially the prominent Winter Hill. Other park features include a pond with a fountain, tree lined avenues by the river and a grotto with rockwork and a water feature. There is also an excellent riverside cafe where you can enjoy refreshments after your walk.<br/>The <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkscycle/preston-guild-wheel-walking-and-cycle-route'>Preston Guild Wheel</a> cycling and walking route also runs through Avenham so there is scope for continuing your exercise. Heading west will take you to the Riversway Docklands and marina. If you head east you'll come to Fishwick Bottoms and the lovely <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/brockholes-nature-reserve-walking-route'>Brockholes Nature Reserve</a> with its large lake and abundance of wildlife.<br/>The park is located very close to Preston train station so is easy to get to by public transport.1.52003<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/avenham-park-walking-and-cycle-route'>Avenham Park</a>Avenham Park.gpx
avon-dam-walking-routeAvon DamAvon DamThis walk takes you from Shipley Bridge to the Avon Dam reservoir along the River Avon. The walk begins at the car park at Shipley Bridge about 2 miles south of the reservoir. You then pick up a well surfaced trail along the river to the Dam before continuing around the northern side of the reservoir. The walk passes Brent Moor, Dockwell Ridge, Gripper's Hill and Dean Moor. It's a lovely riverside walk with weirs, brooks and great views of the surrounding Dartmoor countryside.<br/>The <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/two-moors-way-walking-route'>Two Moors Way</a> runs past the northern end of the reservoir so you could pick this up to continue your walk.81441<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/avon-dam-walking-route'>Avon Dam</a>Avon Dam.gpx
avon-estuary-walk-walking-routeAvon Estuary WalkAvon Estuary WalkThis lovely circular walk explores both sides of the beautiful Avon Estuary in south Devon. The coastal views over Bigbury Bay are wonderful and there's a huge variety of wildlife to look out for on the way. Keep your eyes peeled for sandpiper, little egrets, greenshank, curlew, lapwing, widgeon, teal and redshank as you make your way along the estuary. <br/>Start your walk from the Bantham Sands car park at the southern end of the estuary. You can then catch the ferry over the river to Bigbury. It's a seasonal crossing so click <a href='http://www.southdevonaonb.org.uk/explore/on-the-water/ferry-timetable/ ' target='_blank'>here</a> for details of the running times. The path then heads north, passing the village of Bigbury, before coming to Aveton Gifford at the head of the estuary. Here you can enjoy refreshments at the local pub and explore the church which has elements dating from the 13th century.<br/>After exploring the village you cross the river on the Aveton Gifford Bridge and follow the trail along the eastern side of the estuary. You'll pass mainly through farmland with a short woodland stretch through Stiddicombe Wood. The trail then passes Bantham before returning to the car park.<br/>To extend your walking in the area you can head to <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/burgh-island-walking-route'>Burgh Island</a>. You can walk to the island at low tide or catch the sea tractor which is run by the island's hotel.<br/>Just to the west you can enjoy similar walk along the <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/erme-estuary-walking-route'>Erme Estuary</a>. There's lots more birds to look out for here with some woodland trails and coastal views. You can follow the <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/south-west-coast-path-walking-route'>South West Coast Path</a> all the way to the Erme Estuary.132453<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/avon-estuary-walk-walking-route'>Avon Estuary Walk</a>Avon Estuary Walk.gpx
avon-heath-country-park-walking-routeAvon Heath Country ParkAvon Heath Country ParkThis is a short, easy walk around the delightful Avon Heath Country Park near Ringwood. You will follow a series of peaceful woodland paths on this circuit of the park. The park is dominated by lowland and wet heath, acid grassland and heather, and woodland. There is also an abundance of widlife to look out for including Sand Lizards, Smooth Snakes and Dartford Warblers.
The park is ideal for families with a Nature Nursery for children which includes den building, pond dipping, mini beast hunting, campfires and outdoor cooking.
4620<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/avon-heath-country-park-walking-route'>Avon Heath Country Park</a>Avon Heath Country Park.gpx
avon-valley-footpath-walking-routeAvon Valley FootpathAvon Valley Footpath52.190739,-1.701191This delightful riverside walk takes you from Stratford Upon Avon to Marcliff. The walk begins in William Shakespeare's birthplace of Stratford Upon Avon where you will pass the <a href='http://www.rsc.org.uk/' target='_blank'>Royal Shakespeare Theatre</a> which overlooks the River Avon. You continue along the river to the pretty village of Welford-on-Avon with its thatched cottages and Old Mill House. The final stretch runs through the village of Bidford-on-Avon to the finish point at Marcliff.16150<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/avon-valley-footpath-walking-route'>Avon Valley Footpath</a>Avon Valley Footpath.gpx
avon-valley-path-walking-routeAvon Valley PathAvon Valley Path51.064948,-1.799634This wonderful path takes you from Salisbury to Christchurch on the South Coast.<br/>
You start by the magnificent cathedral in Salisbury and head south towards Downton. The path then continues through Woodgreen and Godshill Wood before you arrive at the lovely Hampshire town of Fordingbridge.<br/>
The next section is particularly pleasant taking you along the River Avon to Ibsley where the path passes through the
<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/blashford-lakes-walking-route'>Blashford Lakes</a> which has a variety of wildlife to enjoy.<br/>
The final section then follows the river into Christchurch where you finish at <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/christchurch-harbour-walking-route'>Christchurch Harbour and Priory</a>.<br/>
For more information on this walk please <a href='http://www3.hants.gov.uk/walking/longdistance/avon-valley-path.htm' target='_blank'>click here</a>
5536<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/avon-valley-path-walking-route'>Avon Valley Path</a>Avon Valley Path.gpx
aylesbeare-common-walking-routeAylesbeare CommonAylesbeare CommonThis circular walk takes you around the lovely Aylesbeare Common RSPB reserve in Devon. There are miles of good footpaths crossing the common, including the <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/east-devon-way-walking-route'>East Devon Way</a>. The area consists of heathland, woodland, streams and ponds with a wide variety of wildlife to look out for. These include birds such as Dartford warblers, nightjars and stonechats plus various butterflies, dragonflies and damselflies. <br/>The walk can be extend by heading south west along the East Devon Way to the Hawkerland Valley and <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkscycle/woodbury-common-devon-walking-and-cycle-route'>Woodbury Common</a>. Here you will find miles of walking trails through heathland and heather with an ancient hill fort. If you head east you will soon come to Harpford Wood and Harpford Common where you can climb Beacon Hill for great views to Sidmouth and the coast.51938<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/aylesbeare-common-walking-route'>Aylesbeare Common</a>Aylesbeare Common.gpx
aylesbury-canal-walking-routeAylesbury CanalAylesbury CanalThis waterside walk takes you along the Aylesbury Arm of the <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/grand-union-canal-walk-walking-route'>Grand Union Canal</a>. The arm runs for about 6 miles from Aylesbury to Marsworth. You can start off from the centre of town near the train station or there is a parking area on the outskirts next to the canal. You then head east along the towpath to the village of Marsworth. Along the way there are pretty locks, stone bridges over the water and some nice views of the surrounding Bucks countryside to enjoy. Near the end of the walk you'll pass the lovely <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/tring-reservoirs-walking-route'>Tring Reservoirs</a>. If you have time it is well worth following the footpaths around the four reservoirs which include Startops End, Marsworth, Tringford and Wilstone reservoir. Look out for birds such as grebes and bitterns on the water.<br/>Just before Wilstone you will pass the <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/aylesbury-ring-walking-route'>Aylesbury Ring</a> long distance footpath which crosses the canal. You can pick this up to explore the Buckinghamshire countryside around Long Marston and Buckland.<br/>At Marsworth you have the option of continuing along the Grand Union Canal. Heading north will take you towards Cheddington, while heading south east will take you past Tring towards <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/berkhamsted-canal-walk-walking-route'>Berkhamsted</a>.102211<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/aylesbury-canal-walking-route'>Aylesbury Canal</a>Aylesbury Canal.gpx
aylesbury-ring-walking-routeAylesbury RingAylesbury Ring51.751397,-0.801584This circular walk takes you on a tour of the Aylesbury Vale. The path starts and ends in Wendover first heading towards Great Kimble and then onto Dinton where you will find the impressive Dinton Hall. The route continues to Eythrope, crossing the River Thame and passing Eythrope Park and Eythrope Manor House. You continue through the countryside past Waddesdon, Hardwick, Long Marston and the <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/aylesbury-canal-walking-route'>Aylesbury Canal</a> before joining the <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/wendover-canal-arm-walking-route'>Wendover Canal Arm</a> near Aston Clinton for the final waterside stretch back to Wendover.50145<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/aylesbury-ring-walking-route'>Aylesbury Ring</a>Aylesbury Ring.gpx
ayot-greenway-walking-and-cycle-routeAyot GreenwayAyot GreenwayFollow this disused railway line from Wheathampstead to Welwyn Garden City on this easy cycle or walk in Hertfordshire. It's a nice flat, traffic free path making it ideal for families or beginners looking for an easy cycle ride. Along the way there's good views of the River Lea and a woodland section through <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkscycle/sherrardspark-wood-walking-and-cycle-route'>Sherrardspark Wood</a> at the end of the route. The woods are also a nature reserve with lots of birdlife and butterflies to look out for.<br/>If you're on foot you can extend your walk by picking up the <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/lea-valley-walk-walking-route'>Lea Valley Walk</a> which runs alongside the greenway. If you're on a bike then you could head east to Hertford from Welwyn Garden City along the <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkscycle/cole-green-way-walking-and-cycle-route'>Cole Green Way</a>. It's another similar rail trail along National Cycle Network Route 61.7.52046<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/ayot-greenway-walking-and-cycle-route'>Ayot Greenway</a>Ayot Greenway.gpx
ayrshire-coastal-path-walking-routeAyrshire Coastal PathAyrshire Coastal Path55.080535,-5.018241A walk along the beautiful Ayrshire Coast from Glenapp Kirk, just north of Stranaraer, to Skelmorlie, near Greenock. The route passes Ayr, Prestwick, Saltcoats, Troon and Largs. As well as the fabulous coastal scenery there is the beautiful backdrop of the mountains of Arran across the Firth of Clyde to enjoy. There is also a variety of wildlife including 135 species of bird, seals, otters, roe deer and foxes. <br/>
The walk is waymarked with a green and white disc.
161580<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/ayrshire-coastal-path-walking-route'>Ayrshire Coastal Path</a>Ayrshire Coastal Path.gpx
aysgarth-falls-walking-routeAysgarth FallsAysgarth FallsEnjoy a woodland walk to the spectacular Aysgarth Falls in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. There are three tiers to the falls which make for a wonderful spectacle, particularly in wet weather. The upper and middle falls were featured in the film 'Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves'. <br/>This circular walk starts on the northern side of the River Ure by the Aysgarth Falls National Park Centre where there is a good sized car park. The centre is a great place to find information about the walks in Aysgarth and Carperby. There is also a cafe for refreshments. You can see it by clicking on the street view link below.<br/>After leaving the car park you can pick up a woodland trail through St Joseph's Wood and out into the countryside, where there are great views of the surrounding area. The walk then descends to the river where there are nice viewpoints near the falls. <br/>The area is a nature reserve so look out for some lovely flora and fauna on your walk. In the spring and summer you can see wildlflowers and bluebells in the woods. Also look out for wild birds, squirrels and deer.<br/>You can return to the car park or extend your walk by crossing the Yore Bridge and following another footpath on the southern side of the river. You'll pass the old Yore Mill and Craft Shop which has some nice gifts.<br/>To continue your walking in the area you can head 1.5 miles south and visit the delightful <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/west-burton-falls-walking-route'>West Burton Falls</a>. The Cauldron Falls (as they are otherwise known) are located very near to the picturesque village and are well worth a visit.<br/>The <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/herriot-way-walking-route'>Herriot Way</a> long distance footpath also starts in the village. The circular route takes you through areas of the Yorkshire Dales associated with the vet and author James Herriot.<br/>Also nearby is the village of <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/castle-bolton-walking-route'>Castle Bolton</a> where you can visit the 14th century Bolton Castle.<br/>Head east along the river on our <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/wensleydale-walking-route'>Wensleydale Walk</a> and you can visit Redmire Force Waterfall and the vilage of Wensley, which gives its name to the dale of Wensleydale.41187<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/aysgarth-falls-walking-route'>Aysgarth Falls</a>Aysgarth Falls.gpx
backwater-reservoir-walking-routeBackwater ReservoirBackwater ReservoirEnjoy a circular walk around this reservoir in Glen Isla, north west Angus.  For the past 30 years, the Backwater Reservoir has supplied the residents of Angus with their water. This walk takes you around the reservoir and includes two climbs to hills overlooking the water. It's a wonderfully peaceful area with the large reservoir surrounded by attractive countryside and forest.<br/>Start the walk from the car park at the southern end of the reservoir. Then follow the footpaths along the western side of the water before climbing to Hare Cairn. At over 500m (1640ft) there is a great view from the top of the hill. The route then heads along the eastern side of the reservoir, climbing Creigh Hill before returning to the car park. From Creigh Hill there are more nice views back down to the reservoir.<br/>The <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/cateran-trail-walking-route'>Cateran Trail</a> runs just to the west of the reservoir, through the village of Kirkton of Glenisla. You can pick up the trail and follow it south towards Alyth.15.52478<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/backwater-reservoir-walking-route'>Backwater Reservoir</a>Backwater Reservoir.gpx
bacton-woods-walking-and-cycle-routeBacton WoodsBacton Woods52.823616,1.438522Bacton Woods, near North Walsham, has several delightful walking and cycle paths running through the forest. This short circular route starts at Bacton car park and follows various paths through the wood, which has 30 species of tree, including Scots and Corsian Pine, Western Hemlock, Douglas Fir and Larch.<br/>The <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/paston-way-walking-route'>Paston Way</a> and <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/weaver-way-walking-route'>Weaver Way</a> both run through the area, so you could pick up these long distance trails to extend your walk.<br/>The North Walsham and Dilham canal also runs past the western edge of the woods. There's a nice footpath along the towpath to try.5.5296<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/bacton-woods-walking-and-cycle-route'>Bacton Woods</a>Bacton Woods.gpx
badbury-clump-walking-and-cycle-routeBadbury ClumpBadbury ClumpThis walk explores Badbury Hill and the lovely wooded area of Badbury Clump near <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/faringdon-circular-walk-walking-route'>Faringdon</a>. There is a car park next to the site just off the B4019 between Faringdon and Coleshill. You can then pick up the trails through the bluebell woodland to the summit of the hill where there is an Iron Age hill fort known as Badbury Camp. There are also nice views over the Vale of White Horse to the south and the Thames Valley. You can continue your walk in the surrounding Coxwell Wood.<br/>The route below is designed for walkers but the area is also popular with mountain bikers. There is a downhill course on the side of the hill with jumps, rollers, tabletops, drops and loamy corners. <br/>If you would like to continue your walking in the area then you could visit the nearby <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/buscot-park-walking-route'>Buscot Park</a>. There's 100 acres to explore with woodland, lakes and formal gardens.<br/>You could also try our <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/faringdon-circular-walk-walking-route'>Faringdon Circular Walk</a> and enjoy a climb to the splendid Faringdon Folly where there are more great views to enjoy.3.51861<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/badbury-clump-walking-and-cycle-route'>Badbury Clump</a>Badbury Clump.gpx
badbury-rings-walking-routeBadbury RingsBadbury RingsClimb this  Iron Age hill fort and enjoy wonderful views across the Dorset countryside on this circular walk near Wimborne. <br/> The route starts at the car park on Blandford Road and takes you around Badbury Rings on good footpaths. The countryside surrounding the fort is very attractive with woodland, fields and nice views towards Kingston Lacey. You'll also pass the ancient woodland of the Oaks which was planted in the 14th century.<br/>The site has evidence of Bronze Age, Iron Age and Roman occupation. It is named after the Iron Age hill fort with the three rings, which date from around 500 to 600 BC. <br/>If you would like to continue your walk then you could visit the nearby <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/kingston-lacy-walking-route'>Kingston Lacy</a>. Here you will find miles of walking trails through woodland and attractive parkland and gardens.41823<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/badbury-rings-walking-route'>Badbury Rings</a>Badbury Rings.gpx
badby-woods-walking-routeBadby WoodsBadby WoodsThese pretty woods near Daventry have miles of good woodland trails to try. The woods are located just to the south of the village of Badby and are famous for carpets of bluebells in the spring months. You could follow the waymarked <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/knightley-way-walking-route'>Knightley Way</a> to the western edge of the woods and then pick up the trails.<br/>The village of Badby is also very pretty with picturesque stone and thatch cottages, village greens and a 14th century church.<br/>You can extend your walk by continuing south along the <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/knightley-way-walking-route'>Knightley Way</a> to the lovely <strong>Fawsley Hall</strong> and Park. Here you will find several pretty lakes, an isolated church and a Elizabethan house.<br/>The <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/nene-way-walking-route'>Nene Way</a> also runs through the village. You could follow the path east along the River Nene to Newnham. 42371<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/badby-woods-walking-route'>Badby Woods</a>Badby Woods.gpx
baddesley-clinton-walking-routeBaddesley ClintonBaddesley ClintonEnjoy a walk through the delightful grounds surrounding this moated manor house near Warwick. In the grounds you will find woodland trails, a lake and a walled garden with flower borders and fruit trees. The walk then continues into the adjacent Hay Wood where there are miles of peaceful woodland trails to enjoy. The house itself has a delightful courtyard, with yew trees, lawns and brick paths. Inside you can explore the Tudor Kitchen, the 16th century Great Hall and the library.  <br/> Both the <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/grand-union-canal-walk-walking-route'>Grand Union Canal Walk</a> and the <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkscycle/stratford-upon-avon-canal-walking-and-cycle-route'>Stratford Upon Avon Canal</a> run past the estate so there is scope for continuing your walk along one of these waterways.<br/>Also nearby is the lovely <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/packwood-house-walking-route'>Packwood House</a>. This is another National Trust owned property with parkland and gardens to explore. There's a pretty lake, herbaceous borders, wildflower meadows, splendid topiary and a beautiful orchard.31459<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/baddesley-clinton-walking-route'>Baddesley Clinton</a>Baddesley Clinton.gpx
badminton-house-and-estate-walking-routeBadminton House and EstateBadminton House and EstateEnjoy a walk through the Duke of Beaufort's estate on this easy circular walk in the Cotswolds. The walk starts in Great Badminton and heads to Little Badminton through Badminton Park. In the park there are two large ponds, several deer, attractive parkland and the 17th century Badminton House. At Little Badminton you will pass the pretty Dovecote before heading into the surrounding countryside. You'll pass along the woodland of the Seven Mile Plantation before returning to Great Badminton via a countryside bridleway and a short woodland section. The area is best known for the annual Badminton Horse Trials held here since 1949. The game of Badminton was also invented in the house in 1863.81608<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/badminton-house-and-estate-walking-route'>Badminton House and Estate</a>Badminton House and Estate.gpx
baggeridge-country-park-walking-and-cycle-routeBaggeridge Country ParkBaggeridge Country ParkEnjoy 150 acres of woodland and countryside in this country park near Wolverhampton. The park has four walking trails of varying levels of distance and difficulty. You will visit a number of peaceful water pools and viewpoints with terrific views of the surrounding countryside. There is also a two-mile figure of 8 mountain bike trail suitable for families with older children and beginners. Other attractions include a sensory garden, miniature railway and tea room. The park is located in Sedgley, just a few miles south of Wolverhampton city centre.3.5735<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/baggeridge-country-park-walking-and-cycle-route'>Baggeridge Country Park</a>Baggeridge Country Park.gpx
baggy-point-walking-routeBaggy PointBaggy PointThis popular walk in the North Devon AONB visits Baggy Point, a dramatic headland with wonderful coastal views over the beautiful Croyde Bay. The area is covered in interesting plants including various wildflowers, yellow gorse, lichens and moss. It's also great for wildlife with birds including herring gull, fulmar, shag, cormorant and peregrine. You can head off the path to some rock pools where you may see seals in the summer. The area around Baggy Point is designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) for its interesting geological features. <br/> This circular walk starts from the National Trust car park at Croyde Bay. You then head along the coast path to Baggy Point with great views over Croyde Bay. You can then continue round the headland towards Puttsborough, before following footpaths through the countryside back to the car park. <br/>If you'd like to extend your walk then you could head south along the coast to the nearby <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/braunton-burrows-walking-route'>Braunton Burrows Nature Reserve</a>. The reserve covers nearly 900 hectares making it the second largest dune system in England. Alternativley you could head north along the beautiful Woolacombe Sands, voted Britain's Best Beach in 2015 by TripAdvisor. A walk through the sand dunes of Woolacombe Warren will take you to the village where there are plenty of nice places to eat.7.51812<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/baggy-point-walking-route'>Baggy Point</a>Baggy Point.gpx
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