|1066-country-walk-walking-route||1066 Country Walk||1066 Country Walk||50.819696,0.333667||Follow in the steps of William the Conqueror on this historic walk through the Sussex countryside which commemorates the famous battle in 1066.<br/>|
The route starts by Pevensey castle and heads through the countryside to the 15th century <a href='http://www.herstmonceux-castle.com/' target='_blank'>Herstmonceux Castle</a> with its moat and Elizabethan gardens. The path then continues through Ashburnham to the fascinating <a href='http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/1066-battle-of-hastings-abbey-and-battlefield/' target='_blank'>Battle Abbey</a>, set on the site of the 1066 Battle of Hastings. <br/>
The final section takes you to the finish point at the attractive town of Rye via Westfield and Icklesham.<br/>
For more information on the attractions and history of the area please <a href='http://www.visit1066country.com/' target='_blank'>click here</a>
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|abberton-reservoir-walking-and-cycle-route||Abberton Reservoir||Abberton Reservoir||This is a circular cycle ride on the quiet roads and country lanes surrounding this large reservoir near <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/colchester-walking-route'>Colchester</a>, Essex. It starts at the visitor centre and takes you to Great Wigborough, Peldon and Malting Green. This route is designed for cyclists but walkers can enjoy walks from the visitor centre at the start of this route. The reservoir is excellent for bird watching with thousands of wildlfowl to look out for on the water. These include Wigeon, Teal, Mallard, Pochard, Tufted Duck, Coot and Black-headed Gull which can be spotted from the three bird hides. The visitor centre also has a wealth of information on the wildlife you can expect to see in this lovely wetlands area.||16||1449||<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/abberton-reservoir-walking-and-cycle-route'>Abberton Reservoir</a>||Abberton Reservoir.gpx|
|abbeyford-woods-walking-and-cycle-route||Abbeyford Woods||Abbeyford Woods||These woods in Okehampton have miles of nice cycling and walking trails to try. Abbeyford Woods is located just north of the town next to the River Okement. There's a good sized car park just off the country lane which runs through the centre of the woods. Alternatively you could walk to the woods along the <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/tarka-trail-walking-route'>Tarka Trail</a> from Okehampton. It's about a one mile walk from the centre of the town.<br/>In the woods you will find wonderful Douglas Fir trees and beech trees. Look out for wildlife including roe or red deer, redstart, pied flycatcher, nightjar and buzzard. It's a lovely place for a shady afternoon stroll or for mountain bikers looking for some trails in Devon.<br/>The <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/tarka-trail-walking-route'>Tarka Trail</a> runs through the woods so you can continue along this path to extend your exercise.<br/>You can also pick up the <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksCycle/granite-way-walking-and-cycle-route'>Granite Way</a> in Okehampton which is a great cycling and walking trail along a disused railway line.||4||2314||<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/abbeyford-woods-walking-and-cycle-route'>Abbeyford Woods</a>||Abbeyford Woods.gpx|
|abbeystead-reservoir-walking-route||Abbeystead Reservoir||Abbeystead Reservoir||This short circular walk takes you around Abbeystead Reservoir in the Forest of Bowland. The reservoir has an impressive curved weir and is surrounded by some beautiful countryside. This walk starts in Abbeystead and follows the Wyre Way footpath along the southern shore of the reservoir. You'll pass near to the waters edge with a woodland section through Hinberry Wood. You then pass the weir and Bank Wood before returning to Abbeystead. It's a fairly easy walk with lovely views of the River Wyre and the Forest of Bowland countryside and hills.||4||1400||<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/abbeystead-reservoir-walking-route'>Abbeystead Reservoir</a>||Abbeystead Reservoir.gpx|
|abbots-way-walking-route||Abbot's Way||Abbot's Way||Travel from Buckfast Abbey to Tavistock Abbey on this long distance trail through the Dartmoor National Park. The trail runs for just over 20 miles, connecting these two historic abbeys and exposing you to some beautiful moorland scenery. Along the way there's a series of rocky tors, pretty rivers and interesting villages. The route climbs to a height of over 1660 feet so there are also great views across the National Park from the high points.<br/>The walk starts at the wonderful <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/buckfastleigh-and-buckfast-abbey-walking-route'>Buckfast Abbey</a>, just north of Buckfastleigh. You could reach the abbey by catching the heritage South Devon Railway to nearby Buckfastleigh and walking from there.<br/>The trail then heads west, through Hockmoor, Lambs Down and Deans Moor before coming to the lovely <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/avon-dam-walking-route'>Avon Dam</a> Reservoir. The trail passes along the northern edge of the reservoir and then along the River Avon on a nice waterside section.<br/>The trail then climbs past Stinger's Hill and Erme Pits Hill before coming to Plym Ford where you will find the remains of the old Wheel Katherine mine.<br/>The next stage takes you past South Hessary Tor to the village of Princetown. It's the highest settlement on the moor, and one of the highest in the United Kingdom. The village is a good place to stop for refreshments with a good selection of pubs and cafes.<br/>After leaving Princetown you head past North Hessary Tor before coming to Merrivale where there's Bronze Age megalithic monuments to the south and a former granite quarry.<br/>The final section takes you across Whitchurch Common and Moortown before crossing the River Tavy and finishing at Tavistock Abbey. The abbey dates from the 10th century with ruins including the refectory, two gateways and a porch.<br/>To extend your walk you can pick up the <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/tavistock-canal-walking-route'>Tavistock Canal</a> or the long distance <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/west-devon-way-walking-route'>West Devon Way</a>.||35||2552||<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/abbots-way-walking-route'>Abbot's Way</a>||Abbots Way.gpx|
|abbots-wood-sussex-walking-route||Abbot's Wood Sussex||Abbot's Wood Sussex||Explore miles of walking and cycling trails in these extensive woods in Arlington, Sussex. There's nice waymarked footpaths and bridleways which are great for mountain biking. You can reach the woods from Hailsham by heading south along the <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkscycle/cuckoo-trail-walking-and-cycle-route'>Cuckoo Trail</a> and then heading west along National Cycle Route 2 from Polegate.<br/>There are two trails to try on the site. Abbots Amble will take you through bluebell woods to the lake. The Oak walk will take you through the collection of Oaks with bluebells and woodland birds to look out for. Both are easy paths ideal for a peaceful afternoon stroll.<br/>To extend your walking in the area you can head about a mile to the west and visit <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/arlington-reservoir-walking-route'>Arlington Reservoir</a>. There's a nice walking trail around the water with lots of birdlife to look out for. <br/>The <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/wealdway-walking-route'>Wealdway</a> passes through Arlington so you could pick this up and head towards Hailsham or Wilmington. <br/>Also nearby is Michelham Priory in Upper Dicker. It's just to the north of the woods and is well worth a visit. The Augustine Priory dates from the 13th century and includes a restored watermill in the pleasant grounds.||5.5||2067||<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/abbots-wood-sussex-walking-route'>Abbot's Wood Sussex</a>||Abbot's Wood Sussex.gpx|
|abbotsbury-castle-walking-route||Abbotsbury Castle||Abbotsbury Castle||This walk from the pretty Dorset village of Abbotsbury visits the Iron Age Hillfort of Abbotsbury Castle. The route makes use of two long distance trails to take you to the site, where there are fine coastal views to enjoy. It's only about a two mile walk from the village but there is a fair climb to the hill's peak which stands at a height of almost 700ft.<br/>The walk starts in the centre of the village and immediately picks up the <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/macmillan-way-walking-route'>Macmillan Way</a> which starts in Abbotsbury. You follow the waymarked trail north fo about half a mile until you link with the <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/south-dorset-ridgeway-walking-route'>South Dorset Ridgeway</a>. Follow the path west for about 1.5 miles and you will come to the hill fort. The castle's position high above the Channel made it a first-line defence against invasion. The fort was occupied by the Celtic Durotriges tribe, but when the Romans invaded in AD 43, the second Augustian legion of Vespasian took the fort quickly with little struggle before moving on to Maiden Castle. <br/>You can return the same way or continue west along the path and then head south to the coast. In this way you can turn it into a long circular walk.<br/>The area is great for walkers with lots of options for extending your walk. You could head to the delightful <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/abbotsbury-subtropical-gardens-walking-route'>Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens</a> or head to the wonderful <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/chesil-beach-walking-route'>Chesil Beach</a>.||4||2526||<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/abbotsbury-castle-walking-route'>Abbotsbury Castle</a>||Abbotsbury Castle.gpx|
|abbotsbury-subtropical-gardens-walking-route||Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens||Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens||Enjoy a short walk around these beautiful gardens in <a href='/routes/home.nsf/place-walks/abbotsbury-walks'>Abbotsbury</a>, Dorset. There are well laid out footpaths taking you through 30 acres of charming gardens with rare and exotic plants from all over the world. These include Camellia groves, Magnolias, Rhododendron and Hydrangea. Abbotsbury Gardens won the HHA/Christie's 2012 Garden of the year.<br/> Highlights in the gardens include a pretty sclulpture trail, woodland trails in the arboretum, tranquil ponds, a summer house and a viewpoint with great views of the south coast.<br/>The <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/south-west-coast-path-walking-route'>South West Coast Path</a> runs past the gardens so you can pick this up to continue your walk to the nearby <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/chesil-beach-walking-route'>Chesil Beach</a> or to the village of Abbotsbury. Also nearby is the <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/hardy-monument-walking-route'>Hardy Monument</a> and the Iron Age Hillfort of <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/abbotsbury-castle-walking-route'>Abbotsbury Castle</a> where there are wonderful views over the Dorset coast and countryside.||1||1671||<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/abbotsbury-subtropical-gardens-walking-route'>Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens</a>||Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens.gpx|
|aber-falls-walking-route||Aber Falls||Aber Falls||Follow a splendid walking trail up to the beautiful Aber Falls on this walk in the Snowdonia National Park. Aber Falls (Rhaeadr Fawr in Welsh) is located near the village of Abergwyngregyn in Gwynedd. The walk starts at the car park at Bont Newydd and follows the <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/north-wales-path-walking-route'>North Wales Path</a> along the Afon Rhaeadr Fawr to the 120 ft high falls. You'll pass through the stunning scenery of the Coedydd National Nature Reserve with its wonderful woodland and mountain scenery. There's also a variety of wildlife to look out for including treecreepers, sparrowhawks, woodpeckers, tree pipits, skylarks and buzzards. If you're lucky you may spot polecats, stoat and lizards too. The walk involves a moderate climb but you're rewarded with magnificent views of the surrounding countryside and mountains from the high points.||6.5||1320||<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/aber-falls-walking-route'>Aber Falls</a>||Aber Falls.gpx|
|aberaeron-to-llanerchaeron-walking-route||Aberaeron to Llanerchaeron||Aberaeron to Llanerchaeron||A lovely walk from the Ceredigion town of Aberaeron to the Grade I listed mansion of Llanerchaeron.<br/>The walk starts in the coastal town of Aberaeron, next to the pier. You then pass along the harbour before picking up a trail along the River Aeron. The trail branches off the river before passing through woodland and arriving at Llanerchaeron.<br/>There's some nice trails to follow around the grounds of the attractive Georgian villa. Features include a working farm, an ornamental lake and walled gardens.<br/>On the farm you can see a variety of animals including Welsh Black cattle, Llanwenog sheep, rare Welsh pigs, chickens, geese and doves.<br/>The walled gardens date from the 18th century and feature kitchen gardens, 200 year old fruit trees, beautiful herbaceous borders and a herb garden.<br/>In the woodland areas you can see wild daffodils, wood anemone and bluebells depending on the time of year. Also look out for birdlife including nesting herons, goldcrests, redstarts and nuthatches.<br/>After exploring the estate you can return to Aberaeron on the same path.||5||2704||<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/aberaeron-to-llanerchaeron-walking-route'>Aberaeron to Llanerchaeron</a>||Aberaeron to Llanerchaeron.gpx|
|aberdulais-falls-walking-route||Aberdulais Falls||Aberdulais Falls||This circular walk in Neath visits the lovely Aberdulais waterfall and explores the woodland trails in Craig Gwladys Country Park. Along the way there are splendid views of the River Neath Valley and a nice waterside stroll along the Tennant Canal.<br/>The walk starts at the car park just a short stroll from the falls. It's a lovely area with the rushing water of the River Dulais surrounded by cliffs and vegetation. The falls are also home to Europe's largest electricity-generating water wheel. <br/> Aberdulais has a fascinating history as power has been drawn from the waterfall since the late 16th century. It first provided energy used in the manufacture of copper and later corn-milling and tin. <br/> After leaving the falls the walk continues through the mixed woodland of Craig Gwladys Country Park. The park is fabulous for wildlife spotting with butterflies, green woodpeckers, owls, buzzards and herons to look out for.<br/>At Cadoxton you pick up the Tennant Canal and follow the towpath along the water back to the car park. It's a nice stretch of canal with little stone bridges, waterside cottages and old churches. <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/gnoll-estate-country-park-walking-route'>Gnoll Estate Country Park</a>. Here you will find 240 acres of woodland and wide open spaces with miles of walking trails to try. You could also continue along the <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkscycle/neath-canal-walking-and-cycle-route'>Neath Canal</a>.
|3.5||1873||<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/aberdulais-falls-walking-route'>Aberdulais Falls</a>||Aberdulais Falls.gpx|
|abergavenny-castle-meadows-and-linda-vista-gardens-walking-and-cycle-route||Abergavenny Castle Meadows and Linda Vista Gardens||Abergavenny Castle Meadows and Linda Vista Gardens||This lovely circular walk takes you around the pretty meadows surrounding Abergavenny Castle. You'll also enjoy a riverside stroll along the River Usk and a visit to the delightful Linda Vista Gardens. <br/> The route starts near the tourist information centre in <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/place-walks/abergavenny-walks'>Abergavenny</a> and takes you along the River Usk on a good path which is also open to cyclists. The path then heads to Linda Vista gardens, which is a well laid out public park with a variety of plants and flowers. You then pass the ruins of the 11th century Abergavenny Castle where there is a good museum detailing the history of the castle.<br/> Please note, only the first section of the route along the river is open to cyclists. <br/> If you'd like to continue your walking in the area you could pick up the <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkscycle/monmouthshire-and-brecon-canal-walking-and-cycle-route'>Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal</a> for more waterside footpaths.||2||1587||<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/abergavenny-castle-meadows-and-linda-vista-gardens-walking-and-cycle-route'>Abergavenny Castle Meadows and Linda Vista Gardens</a>||Abergavenny Castle Meadows and Linda Vista Gardens.gpx|
|aberglaslyn-pass-beddgelert-walking-route||Aberglaslyn Pass Beddgelert||Aberglaslyn Pass Beddgelert||This walk takes you through a stunning narrow gorge in the Snowdonia National Park. The path runs along the running waters of the River Glaslyn with waterfalls, interesting vegetation and wonderful views of the surrounding mountainous scenery. The Welsh Highland Railway runs through the pass so look out for their splendid steam trains as you go. <br/> The walk starts from the National Trust car park in Nantmor village south of <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/place-walks/beddgelert-walks'>Beddgelert</a>. From here it is a short stroll to the the fisherman's path which will take you along the side of the Aberglaslyn gorge and the River Glaslyn. The path runs for just over a mile to Beddgelert with mature oak woodland and old bridges over the river to observe. The village of Beddgelert is very picturesque with a fine bridge crossing the River Colwyn and a number of good pubs for refreshment. You can of course start the walk from here if you wish. <br/> If you would like to continue your walking in the area then you could climb the imposing <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/moel-hebog-walking-route'>Moel Hebog</a> for wonderful views over the area. You could also visit the nearby <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkscycle/beddgelert-forest-walking-and-cycle-route'>Beddgelert Forest</a> where you'll find miles of walking paths and mountain bike trails.<br/>There's also two lovely reservoirs with trails along the water and through surrounding woodland. <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/llyn-gwynant-walking-route'>Llyn Gwynant</a> and <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/llyn-dinas-walking-route'>Llyn Dinas</a> are just a short distance from Beddgelert.||2||1881||<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/aberglaslyn-pass-beddgelert-walking-route'>Aberglaslyn Pass Beddgelert</a>||Aberglaslyn Pass Beddgelert.gpx|
|abermawr-woods-walking-route||Abermawr Woods||Abermawr Woods||This short walk takes you along Abermawr Beach and through Abermawr Woods on the Pembrokeshire Coast. You'll pass along the pretty shingle beach and enjoy peaceful woodland trails in the adjacent wood. It's a lovely spot with great coastal views and bluebells in the wood in the spring. Parking is available at the turning circle near the beach from which this walk starts.||2.5||1680||<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/abermawr-woods-walking-route'>Abermawr Woods</a>||Abermawr Woods.gpx|
|abernethy-forest-walking-route||Abernethy Forest||Abernethy Forest||This splendid forest and nature reserve in the Cairngorms has miles of good walking trails to try. This circular walk starts from the RSPB forest lodge and takes you along the woodland trails along the River Nethy. You can extend your walk further into the expansive forest and visit a series of pretty lochs and streams. The reserve is a fantastic place for wildlife with Ospreys and red squirrels to look out for.<br/>The forest includes the beautiful <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/loch-garten-walking-route'>Loch Garten</a> with an Osprey Centre where you can observe the birds nesting in the Caledonian pineforest and view the birds on the live CCTV camera. It's a splendid area with the Cairngorms Mountains making a great backdrop.||5.5||2275||<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/abernethy-forest-walking-route'>Abernethy Forest</a>||Abernethy Forest.gpx|
|aberystwyth-to-borth-walk-walking-route||Aberystwyth to Borth Walk||Aberystwyth to Borth Walk||This is a lovely coastal walk from the town of Aberystwyth to the village of Borth along a section of the <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/ceredigion-coast-path-walking-route'>Ceredigion Coast Path</a>. Borth is located about 5 miles north of the town with a nice footpath taking you along the beaches and cliffs. There's some moderate climbs along the way so a reasonable level of fitness is required. From the cliff tops there are fantastic views down to Aberystwyth and along the coast.<br/>The walk starts by the pier on the sea front of Aberystwyth, near to the train station. You then head north past <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/constitution-hill-aberystwyth-walking-route'>Constitution Hill</a>, a wonderful viewpoint with a large Camera Obscura giving a bird's eye view of 1000 square miles of countryside and coast.<br/>The route continues along the cliff top path to Clarach Bay, where you can stop for refreshments at the cafe. Here you'll also find a lovely beach and views of the Afon Clarach which runs into the bay.<br/>The path then climbs above Clarach Bay to Wallog where you will pass an attractive shingle spit named Sarn Gynfelyn.<br/>The final section takes you past the cliffs of Craig y Delyn before descending into the pretty resort of Borth. Features in the village include a nice sandy beach and an ancient submerged forest visible at low tide along the beach. There's also a train station so you can return to Aberystwyth very easily.<br/>To extend the walk continue north along the coast path to the Dyfi National Nature Reserve. The reserve includes lovely beaches, lots of wildlife, views of the Afon Leri and a visitor centre.||8||2573||<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/aberystwyth-to-borth-walk-walking-route'>Aberystwyth to Borth Walk</a>||Aberystwyth to Borth Walk.gpx|
|abingdon-circular-walk-walking-route||Abingdon Circular Walk||Abingdon Circular Walk||This circular walk explores the area to the south of this pretty Oxfordshire town. There's nice waterside paths along the River Thames and a visit to the villages of Culham and Sutton Courtenay.<br/>The walk begins next to Abingdon Abbey in the town centre. The Abbey was originally founded in the 7th century is surrounded by the Abbey gardens which include ruins of an early 20th century folly. The monastic buildings include the Abbey Exchequer, the timber-framed Long Gallery and the Abbey bakehouse.<br/>The walk first heads east along the Abbey Stream to a weir on the Thames. Here you cross the river and follow the path south, passing Abingdon Bridge and Marina before coming to the village of Culham. The pretty village sits on a bend of the River and includes the Grade II listed Culham Manor which dates from the 15 the century. There is also the 15th century Culham old Bridge which is also Grade II listed.<br/>After exploring Culham the walk crosses the river at Culham Cut and proceeds to the nearby village of Sutton Courtenay. There's more fascinating old buildings here with a 12th century church and the 'Norman Hall' dating from the late 12th century. The Abbey or rectory house, dates from about 1300. The Wharf is also known as the former country residence prime minister H. H. Asquith. Asquith signed the declaration that took Britain into the First World War here. He is buried in the churchyard as is the famous author George Orwell.<br/>After leaving Sutton Courtenay the route heads west towards Drayton before turning north to Oday Hill. You then head through Caldecott to return to Abingdon. Here you can enjoy a stroll through the Market Place and visit the splendid Old County Hall which dates from 1862. The 15th-century St Helen's Church and Long Alley Almshouses are also well worth visiting.<br/>To continue your walking in the area you can head along the <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/thames-path-walking-route'>Thames Path</a> east to Dorchester or north into Oxford. The long distance |
<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/oxford-green-belt-way-walking-route'>Oxford Green Belt Way</a> also passes the town. Following it north west will take you to the pretty <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/farmoor-reservoir-walking-route'>Farmoor Reservoir</a>. The beautiful <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/harcourt-arboretum-walking-route'>Harcourt Arboretum</a> is also nearby.
|11||2463||<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/abingdon-circular-walk-walking-route'>Abingdon Circular Walk</a>||Abingdon Circular Walk.gpx|
|abinger-common-walking-route||Abinger Common||Abinger Common||Enjoy a walk across Abinger and Wotton Commons before a climb to <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/leith-hill-walking-route'>Leith Hill</a> on this circular walk in the Mole Valley. There's miles of nice woodland trails, ponds, streams and great views from the many viewpoints on the expansive common. It's quite a challenging walk with several hill climbs so a good level of fitness is required.<br/>The walk starts at the Friday Street car park close to the pretty Mill Pond. From here you can pick up the trails heading south across Abinger Bottom to Wotton Common. You then climb to the highest point in the South East on Leith Hill where you will find an 18th century Gothic tower, with panoramic views northwards to London and south to the English Channel.<br/>After taking in the views the route descends to Duke's Warren and Whiteberry Hill, before crossing Broadmoor and returning to the car park. After your walk you can enjoy refreshments at the Stephan Langton Inn on Friday Street. The country pub is located just south of the mill pond and serves Modern British cuisine and craft ales.<br/>The <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/greensand-way-walking-route'>Greensand Way</a> long distance trail runs through the southern end of the common so you can pick this up to extend your walking in the area. Heading west will take you to Hurt Wood and <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/winterfold-forest-walking-and-cycle-route'>Winterfold Forest</a>. Here you'll find miles of great mountain bike trails and footpaths.<br/>Also nearby is the climb to <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/holmbury-hill-walking-route'>Holmbury Hill</a> where there are more wonderful views over the Surrey Hills to enjoy.||7.2||2537||<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/abinger-common-walking-route'>Abinger Common</a>||Abinger Common.gpx|
|acle-and-the-river-bure-walking-route||Acle and the River Bure||Acle and the River Bure||This circular walk explores the Bure Valley around the pretty Norfolk market town of Acle. It's a beautiful area with lots of water loving wildlife to look out for.<br/>Starting on the eastern edge of the town you follow the <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/weavers-way-walking-route'>Weavers' Way</a> south to Damgate Marshes before turning east along the Tunstall Dyke. You soon come to the River Bure where you pick up the riverside footpaths towards Stokesby. Here you turn west and follow the river back to Acle.<br/>If you would like to extend your walk you could follow the river east from Acle to Great Yarmouth. It's about a 10 mile walk to the coast with the river dotted with lots of pretty drainage mills. At Great Yarmouth you can enjoy more waterside paths along the beautiful <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/breydon-water-walking-route'>Breydon Water</a>. Also nearby is a circular walk around <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/fleggburgh-and-filby-broad-walking-route'>Fleggburgh and Filby Broad</a>.<br/>If you head north along the Bure you will soon come to Acle Bridge where there is a nice waterside pub. Keep going and you will soon come to <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/hickling-broad-walking-route'>Hickling Broad</a> where there is a huge variety of wildlife to look out for.||8||2427||<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/acle-and-the-river-bure-walking-route'>Acle and the River Bure</a>||Acle and the River Bure.gpx|
|acorn-bank-walking-route||Acorn Bank||Acorn Bank||This walk takes you through the National Trust owned Acorn Bank Gardens and into the surrounding countryside to the village of Culgaith in the Eden District of Cumbria.<br/>|
Acorn Bank has stunning gardens with orchards carpeted with wildflowers and surrounded by herbaceous borders. You can also visit the restored 19th century watermill and enjoy a stroll along Crowdundle Beck.<br/>The site is located close to <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/penrith-walking-route'>Penrith</a> in Cumbria. You can extend your walk by picking up the waterside footpath along the River Eden and heading south towards Temple Sowerby. Also nearby is <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/whinfell-forest-walking-route'>Whinfell Forest</a> and Cliburn Moss Nature Reserve. The forest and reserve are located just a couple of miles away and provide a good opportunity to extend your walking in the Eden District.
|6||995||<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/acorn-bank-walking-route'>Acorn Bank</a>||Acorn Bank.gpx|
|adderbury-circular-walk-walking-route||Adderbury Circular Walk||Adderbury Circular Walk||This three mile circular walk explores the countryside around the Oxfordshire villages of Adderbury and Bodicote. The walk makes use of various public footpaths surrounding the village with nice views of the Sor Brook and the surrounding countryside.<br/>The large village has two village greens, pretty cottages and St. Mary's Church which dates from the 13th century. The walk starts in East Adderbury, heading north past Twyford to the Sor Brook. You return through the countryside via Bloxham Grove and West Adderbury.<br/>There's lots of good options for continuing your walk. The village is located just south of <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/banbury-walking-route'>Banbury</a> where there's lots of good walking options. You can also head east and pick up the <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/oxford-canal-walk-walking-route'>Oxford Canal Walk</a> and enjoy an easy walk along the towpath.<br/>Just to the south is the village of <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/deddintgon-circular-walk-walking-route'>Deddintgon</a> where you can enjoy another circular walk to Clifton.||5||2417||<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/adderbury-circular-walk-walking-route'>Adderbury Circular Walk</a>||Adderbury Circular Walk.gpx|
|addington-hills-walking-route||Addington Hills||Addington Hills||Climb to this viewpoint in Croydon and enjoy great views across the City of London and the North Downs. You can park at the Addington Hills car park in Upper Shirley and pick up the footpaths from there. It's a short climb to the viewpoint where you can enjoy far reaching views towards Parliament Hill and Docklands. There's 130 acres to explore in the park with woodland and London's largest area of heathland to enjoy. It's great for flora and fauna with bell heather, gorse, marsh violet, common lizards and green woodpeckers to look out for.<br/>The <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/london-loop-walking-route'>London Loop</a> passes through the park so you can pick this up to continue your walking. If you head east you'll come to the Addington Golf Course, Threehalfpenny Wood, Coney Hall and Keston and Hayes Common. Heading south will take you to Littleheath Woods and <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/selsdon-wood-walking-route'>Selsdon Wood</a> where there is a nature reserve with lots of wildlife, ponds, open meadows and miles of waymarked walking trails. Just to the west is <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/croham-hurst-walking-route'>Croham Hurst Woods</a> where you'll find ancient woodland and a climb to Breackneck Hill. Croydon is also just a short walk along the <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/vanguard-way-walking-route'>Vanguard Way</a>.<br/>To visit the park by tram you can get off at the Coombe Road tram stop.||1.5||2100||<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/addington-hills-walking-route'>Addington Hills</a>||Addington Hills.gpx|
|aden-country-park-walking-and-cycle-route||Aden Country Park||Aden Country Park||Explore 230 acres of parkland in this beautiful country park in the heart of Buchan. Scenery in the park includes peaceful woodland, a lake and a Victorian arboretum. There are also farm buildings built around 1800, a ruined mansion house and a coach house built in 1832 which now houses the award winning Aberdeenshire Farming Museum. <br/>|
In the park there are number of well-maintained tracks perfect for an easy stroll or a safe family cycle ride. Trails include: <br/>The Children's Trail - a short family trail visiting various sites of interest in Aden.<br/>Woodland Walk Trail - a longer trail of about 2.5 miles visiting the Victorian Arboretum, Ice House, North Lodge, Lake, and SANDS garden.<br/>Tree Trail - Enjoy conifer and broadleaf trees with descriptions on this short 1 mile trail.<br/>The <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkscycle/formartine-and-buchan-way-walking-and-cycle-route'>Formartine and Buchan Way</a> also passes through the park so there is scope for continuing your outing along this popular trail. <br/>Just to the north of the park you will find the lovely <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/pitfour-lake-walking-route'>Pitfour Lake</a>. The lake has good walking trails along the water and through the surrounding woodland.<br/>The park is located in Mintlaw, Aberdeenshire about 8 miles east of Peterhead.
|3||927||<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/aden-country-park-walking-and-cycle-route'>Aden Country Park</a>||Aden Country Park.gpx|
|afan-forest-park-country-park-walking-and-cycle-route||Afan Forest Park Country Park||Afan Forest Park Country Park||Set in the beautiful Afan Valley in Neath Port Talbot, this 48-square-mile forest park has miles of cycling trails, walking trails and several fantastic mountain bike trails.<br/>|
For a nice easy cycle the Rheilffordd Trail is a great option. It takes you along the River Afan on a disused railway path.<br/>
For mountain bikers there are several well laid out trails. The Penhydd Trail is a 22km loop voted as the trail to ride before you die by What Mountain Bike Magazine in 2004. The 46km Skyline Trail has stunning skyline views of the Brecon Beacons, the Preselis, the Black Mountains and the South Wales coast.<br/>
Walkers will find 14 waymarked circular trails taking you along the River Afan, through the peaceful woodland and up to the Ridgetops where there are fabulous views to enjoy. <br/>If you have time you could continue your outing by heading a couple of miles north east to the nearby <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkscycle/glyncorrwg-ponds-walking-and-cycle-route'>Glyncorrwg Ponds</a> where you will find lovely waterside walking and cycling trails.
|17||1000||<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/afan-forest-park-country-park-walking-and-cycle-route'>Afan Forest Park Country Park</a>||Afan Forest Park Country Park.gpx|
|agden-reservoir-walking-route||Agden Reservoir||Agden Reservoir||Enjoy a circular walk around this pretty reservoir on the edge of the Peak District near Sheffield. The walk starts at the village of Low Bradfield and follows a popular footpath around the water with some nice woodland trails to enjoy too. There's great views across the water to the surrounding countryside.<br/> Agden is part of a series of reservoirs in the area. To extend your walk you could head to <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/damflask-reservoir-walking-route'>Damflask Reservoir</a> where there is another nice circular footpath to try. Also nearby are <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/dale-dike-reservoir-walking-route'>Dale Dike Reservoir</a> and Strines reservoirs.||3.5||2032||<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/agden-reservoir-walking-route'>Agden Reservoir</a>||Agden Reservoir.gpx|
|agglestone-rock-walking-route||Agglestone Rock||Agglestone Rock||This walk takes you across the Godlingston Heath Nature Reserve to the prominent sandstone block of Agglestone Rock. The walk crosses Black Down which rises some 300ft above sea level. As such it is a moderately challenging walk with the reward of fantastic views towards the coast for much of the way. Look out for wildlife including wild horses and possibly deer.<br/>The walk starts at Middle Beach in Studland where there is ample parking. From here you follow Beach Road round to the Studland Store and then cross the main road. Walk up Heath Green Road and then turn right onto Agglestone Road and you will soon come to the heath where you can pick up the footpaths.<br/>Head south west along the paths to Fishing Barrow which climbs to a height of nearly 400ft. Here you turn right and continue towards Agglestone Rock. There's splendid views across the heath to Studland Bay and Poole Harbour as you go. You can see the view from the rock using the Google Street View link below.<br/>After admiring the impressive rock the walk descends to Knowl Hill before crossing the eastern edge of the heath and returning to the car park.||5.3||2563||<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/agglestone-rock-walking-route'>Agglestone Rock</a>||Agglestone Rock.gpx|
|aira-force-walking-route||Aira Force||Aira Force||This walk visits the beautiful Aira Force waterfall next to Ullswater Lake in the Lake District National Park. The National Trust owned area is very popular and a must see if you're visiting this part of the National Park.<br/>You start off in the car park by the lake and then head through ancient woodland to the spectacular 65ft high waterfall. You can cross a bridge over the falls for fantastic views. You then head through Gowbarrow Park before reaching the lakeside where you can follow a waterside path back to the start point.<br/>As well as the splendid falls there's also a series of lovely woodland trails with Himalayan firs, red squirrels and views of the Aira Beck.||5||1165||<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/aira-force-walking-route'>Aira Force</a>||Aira Force.gpx|
|aire-valley-towpath-walking-and-cycle-route||Aire Valley Towpath||Aire Valley Towpath||53.802057,-1.579113||Follow the Leeds & Liverpool Canal and the River Aire from Leeds to Bingley on this waterside cycle or walk. The route follows National Cycle route 66 and passes Kirkstall Abbey, Bramley Fall, Rodley, Calverley Woods, Apperley Bridge, Thackley, Shipley, Hirst Wood and Dowley Gap with both countryside and urban sections to enjoy.<br/>|
Highlights on the route include the fascinating <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/saltaire-walking-route'>Saltaire</a>. Here you will find the grade II listed Victoria Hall and Salt's Mill with its shops, cafes and galleries. The site is adjacent to the delightful <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/shipley-glen-walking-route'>Shipley Glen</a> which is well worth a small deviation from the path at Saltaire.<br/>Also of interest is <a href='http://www.leeds.gov.uk/kirkstallabbey/' target='_blank'>Kirkstall Abbey</a>. This medieval Cistercian abbey is set in beatutiful parkland and is well worth a visit if you have time.
|26||349||<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/aire-valley-towpath-walking-and-cycle-route'>Aire Valley Towpath</a>||Aire Valley Towpath Route.gpx|
|aislabie-walk-walking-route||Aislabie Walk||Aislabie Walk||This walk follows a circuit that connected the estates and gardens of the Aislabie family in the 18th century. You will visit the picturesque landscapes of Studley Royal, Laver Banks and Hackfall on this delightful circular walk which takes place near the Yorkshire city of Ripon. <br/>|
The main highlight of the walk is the National Trust owned
<a href='http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/fountains-abbey/' target='_blank'>Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden</a>. A designated World Heritage Site which has an area of 323 hectares (800 acres) and features an 18th century landscaped garden, some of the largest Cistercian ruins in Europe, a Jacobean mansion and a Victorian church designed by William Burges. It was developed around the ruins of the Cistercian Fountains Abbey.
|27||412||<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/aislabie-walk-walking-route'>Aislabie Walk</a>||Aislabie Walk.gpx|
|alban-way-walking-and-cycle-route||Alban Way||Alban Way||51.751929,-0.259423||Follow the disused Hatfield to St Albans railway line on this route from St Albans to Hatfield. It is a shared cycle and walk path and makes for an easy and safe stroll or ride.||9||142||<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/alban-way-walking-and-cycle-route'>Alban Way</a>||Smallford Trail.gpx|