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albury-park-walking-routeAlbury ParkAlbury ParkExplore the Albury Estate on this pleasant walk in Surrey. There's 150 acres of parkland with lots of walking trails to try. Features include peaceful woodland, pretty lakes and the River Tillingbourne. There is also the Grade II listed Albury country house and the Saxon Old St Peter and St Paul's Church to see.<br/>The walk starts from the Grade I listed church and follows footpaths through woodland and parkland to the nearby village of Shere. Here you will find a Norman church, old village houses and a tea room for refreshments. The walk then follows the <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/fox-way-walking-route'>Fox Way</a> and other footpaths to return you to Albury. <br/> If you'd like to extend your walk then you could continue along the <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/fox-way-walking-route'>Fox Way</a> to the nearby <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkscycle/blackheath-common-walking-and-cycle-route'>Blackheath Common</a>. The tranquil <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/silent-pool-walking-route'>Silent Pool</a> is also nearby.41696<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/albury-park-walking-route'>Albury Park</a>Albury Park.gpx
alcock-tarn-walking-routeAlcock TarnAlcock TarnClimb to this pretty tarn and enjoy wonderful views over <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/grasmere-walking-route'>Grasmere</a> lake on this walk in the Lake District. The walk start from the good sized White Moss Common car park off the A591 near <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/rydal-water-walking-route'>Rydal Water</a> and Grasmere Lake. The route heads north to <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/white-moss-walks-walking-route'>White Moss Common</a>, passing Lady Wood and White Moss Tarn. You continue past Dove Cottage, through Bracken Fell Wood to Grey Crag. The final section takes you from Grey Crag to the tarn where you can stroll around the water and take in the magnificent views.<br/>It's a good climb with tumbling streams and nice woodland trails. The route also passes close to Dove Cottage where William Wordsworth lived from 1799 to 1808. To extend your walk you could head east to Rydal Mount and Rydal Hall along the <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/coffin-route-ambleside-to-grasmere-walking-route'>Coffin Route</a>. Both Rydal Water and Grasmere Lake are also nearby, with waterside paths along them both.<br/>An alternative route to the tarn is to start from the village of Grasmere and head to Dove Cottage and pick up the footpaths behind the cottage.41979<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/alcock-tarn-walking-route'>Alcock Tarn</a>Alcock Tarn.gpx
aldeburgh-to-thorpeness-walking-routeAldeburgh to ThorpenessAldeburgh to ThorpenessA circular walk from Aldeburgh to Thorpeness, taking in the Suffolk Coast, the wonderful Thorpeness Meare and the North Warren RSPB reserve.<br/>Start from Aldeburgh at the Fort Green car park on the front. Then follow the path along the shingle beach north, passing The Haven and the Benjamin Britten Scallop sculpture before coming to Thorpeness.<br/>The route then takes you around the delightful Thorpeness Meare, the centrepiece of the village. It's a beautiful spot with nice paths to follow around the 60 acre lake. There's lots of little islands, shady coves, and pretty creeks with boats available for hire. The area is thought to have been inspired by the book 'Peter Pan' as the authour J.M. Barrie was a close of friend of the Thorpeness founder, Scottish barrister Glencairn Stuart Ogilvie. <br/>The Meare is a good place to stop for refreshments with a nice waterside cafe.<br/>After leaving the Meare you follow footpaths south across the North Warren RSPB reserve. It's another scenic spot with grazing marshes, reedbeds, heathland, woodland and a wide variety of wildlife to see. Look out for breeding bitterns, marsh harriers, woodlarks and nightingales.<br/>The final section skirts the edge of Aldeburgh Marshes before returning to the finish point back on the sea front car park.<br/>To extend your walking in the area you can further explore Aldeburgh Marshes and the River Alde on our <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/aldeburgh-walking-route'>Aldeburgh Walk</a>.92618<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/aldeburgh-to-thorpeness-walking-route'>Aldeburgh to Thorpeness</a>Aldeburgh to Thorpeness.gpx
aldeburgh-walking-routeAldeburghAldeburghThe coastal Suffolk town of Aldeburgh is a lovely place for walkers. This circular route takes you along the River Alde, through Aldeburgh Marshes and along Aldeburgh Bay. On the way there's a great deal of attractive, varied scenery to enjoy.<br/>The town has strong associations with Benjamin Britten, the leading British composer of the 20th century. On the coastal section of the walk you will pass the Scallop sculpture dedicated to him. The piece is made up of two interlocking scallop shells, with the following inscription: 'I hear those voices that will not be drowned', which are taken from Britten's opera Peter Grimes. Listening to this piece of music as you stroll along the beach would be the perfect accompaniment to the walk.<br/>The trail starts from the Fort Green car park on the sea front. Head south along the coast towards Slaughden before turning west to pick up the footpath along the River Alde. <br/>Just after West Row Point the path leaves the river to cross Aldeburgh Marshes. The marshes are great place for wildlife watching. Look out for Kingfishers, Snipe and Reed buntings as you make your way through this peaceful area.<br/>The route continues north through the North Warren RSPB reserve. The reserve is made up of grassland, lowland heath, reed bed, shingle, dune and woodland. It contains a variety of rare shingle flora and birds such as Eurasian bittern, European nightjar, nightingale and western marsh harrier.<br/>When you reach the Suffolk Coast path turn right and then head along the shingle beach back to the car park. This final section passes a model yacht pond, the lifeboat station and a pair of 19th-century look-out towers.9.52617<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/aldeburgh-walking-route'>Aldeburgh</a>Aldeburgh.gpx
aldenham-country-park-walking-and-cycle-routeAldenham Country ParkAldenham Country ParkEnjoy 100 acres of woodland and parkland adjacent to a 60 acre lake at this splendid park near Elstree/Borehamwood. The park also has a rare breeds farm, pony rides and nature walks. The lakeside trail also makes for a lovely, peaceful cycle ride.5.5720<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/aldenham-country-park-walking-and-cycle-route'>Aldenham Country Park</a>Aldenham Country Park.gpx
alderley-edge-walking-routeAlderley EdgeAlderley EdgeThis lovely circular walk explores the beautiful National Trust owned area of Alderley Edge. Starting at Alderley Edge train station you climb to a sandstone escarpment, where there are fabulous over the Cheshire Plain to the Peak District. You return through a delightful wooded area, passing a waterfall, before arriving back at Alderley Edge train station.7596<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/alderley-edge-walking-route'>Alderley Edge</a>Alderley Edge.gpx
alexandra-park-walking-and-cycle-routeAlexandra ParkAlexandra ParkEnjoy a walk or cycle through this popular park in North London. The park covers nearly 200 acres and surrounds the historic entertainment venue of Alexandra Palace. It includes a pretty boating lake where you can enjoy a boat ride or a lakeside snack at the cafe. There is a also a large garden centre with a Victorian style greenhouse, a deer enclosure with a small herd of fallow deer and a 10 hole pitch and putt golf course. You can also climb the park's tree-lined sloping hill where you can enjoy super views over London.<br/>Alexandra Park is located between Wood Green and Muswell Hill. Alexandra Palace railway station (Muswell Hill branch) is located right next to the eastern end of the park.<br/>The <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/parkland-walk-walking-route'>Parkland Walk</a> starts in Alexandra Park, so you could pick up this lovely trail to extend your walk. It runs for about 4 miles along the course of an old railway line to Finsbury Park, via Highgate Wood and Crouch End.<br/>The long distance <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/capital-ring-walking-route'>Capital Ring</a> also passes just to the south of the park. This will take you on a tour of some of London's best parks and gardens.2956<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/alexandra-park-walking-and-cycle-route'>Alexandra Park</a>Alexandra Park.gpx
alice-holt-forest-walking-and-cycle-routeAlice Holt ForestAlice Holt Forest51.167608,-0.838640Explore the peaceful <a href='http://www.forestry.gov.uk/aliceholt ' target='_blank'>Alice Holt Forest</a> on this pleasant circular route in <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/farnham-walking-route'>Farnham</a>. The trail makes use of National Cycle routes 224 and 22 which run through the forest.<br/>
The route starts and finshes at Bentley rail station and follows the tracks through the forest, before returning along a lovely quiet country lane, giving splendid views of the surrounding Hampshire countryside. <br/>
The path also passes <a href='http://www.birdworld.co.uk/' target='_blank'>Birdworld</a> with its 26 acres of wildlife including Maribou Stork, Sunbirds, Penguins, Owls, Parrots, Waterfowl and flamingos. <br/>
This trail is also suitable for walkers although you may wish to return to Bentley rail on one of the forest trails rather than along the country lanes.
12287<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/alice-holt-forest-walking-and-cycle-route'>Alice Holt Forest</a>Alice Holt Forest.gpx
allan-kings-way-walking-routeAllan King's WayAllan King's Way50.838319,-1.114973Follow this splendid walking path from Portchester to Winchester and enjoy the wonderful Hampshire countryside.<br/>
You start off at the medieval <a href='http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/portchester-castle/' target='_blank'>Porchester castle</a> at the head of Portsmouth Harbour. The route then heads north towards Fareham and then onto <a href='http://www.royalarmouries.org/visit-us/fort-nelson' target='_blank'>Fort Nelson</a>, one of five defensive forts built on the summit of Portsdown Hill in the 1860s. From here you continue to the town of Bishop's Waltham with its moated <a href='http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/bishops-waltham-palace/' target='_blank'>Bishop's Palace</a> ruin built in 1135.<br/>
The final section of the walk takes you through the beautiful Itchen Valley and along the River Itchen to Winchester where the walk finishes near the splendid cathedral.
6860<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/allan-kings-way-walking-route'>Allan King's Way</a>Allan Kings Way.gpx
allen-banks-and-staward-gorge-walking-routeAllen Banks and Staward GorgeAllen Banks and Staward GorgeEnjoy a waterside walk along the River Allen and through a beautiful wooded gorge on this easy walk in the North Pennines AONB. The area is managed by the National Trust so the paths are well maintained and waymarked.<br/>The walk starts at the National Trust car park and heads south along the western side of the river to Plankey Mill. You'll pass Raven Crag and a pretty waterfall on the way. At Plankey Mill you cross to the other side the river and return on the eastern side, passing Morralee Woods as you go.<br/>The area is a nature reserve so there is an abundance of wildlife on the walk. Look out for dipper, grey wagtail, kingfisher, heron, roe deer and otter.51330<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/allen-banks-and-staward-gorge-walking-route'>Allen Banks and Staward Gorge</a>Allen Banks and Staward Gorge.gpx
allensford-country-park-walking-routeAllensford Country ParkAllensford Country ParkEnjoy riverside woodland walks and magnificent views of the Derwent Valley in this country park near Consett. The River Derwent runs right through the park, with riverside footpaths to follow. The park has picnic tables, a shop and a nature trail in Deneburn Wood.5912<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/allensford-country-park-walking-route'>Allensford Country Park</a>Allensford Country Park.gpx
allerdale-ramble-walking-routeAllerdale RambleAllerdale Ramble54.518927,-3.151327Explore the stunning scenery of the Lake District on this wonderful trail.<br/>
The trail begins at Seathwaite at the foot of the stunning <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/great-gable-walking-route'>Great Gable</a> mountain. The route then heads through Borrowdale to Keswick, climbing <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/castle-crag-walking-route'>Castle Crag</a> and passing <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/catbells-walking-route'>Catbells</a> on the way. You then pass the stunning <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/derwent-water-walking-route'>Derwent Water</a> and <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/bassenthwaite-lake-walking-route'>Bassenthwaite Lake</a> on your way to <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/cockermouth-walking-route'>Cockermouth</a>. The trail then heads to the coast at Maryport where the final stretch takes you along the lovely Cumbrian Coastline to Silloth.
50213<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/allerdale-ramble-walking-route'>Allerdale Ramble</a>Allerdale Ramble.gpx
allerthorpe-woods-walking-routeAllerthorpe WoodsAllerthorpe WoodsThis area of common land near Pocklington has some nice tracks to follow through the attractive pine woodland. The woods are popular with dog walkers with miles of flat tracks to try.<br/>You can start your walk from the car park on Common Lane on the western side of the woods. Then pick up the nice wide trails heading east. Look out for wildlife including the elusive adder and various woodland birds.<br/>The common is located just to the west of the villages of Allerthorpe and Barmby Moor. Also nearby is Pocklington where you can extend your walking along the <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/pocklington-canal-walking-route'>Pocklington Canal</a> and the <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/wilberforce-way-walking-route'>Wilberforce Way</a> long distance trail. The trail runs from Hull to York and was created in memory of William Wilberforce the Slave abolitionist.<br/>The <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/yorkshire-wolds-way-walking-route'>Yorkshire Wolds Way</a> also runs just to the east of Pocklington and is another good option for extending your walk.3.52538<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/allerthorpe-woods-walking-route'>Allerthorpe Woods</a>Allerthorpe Woods.gpx
allestree-park-walking-routeAllestree ParkAllestree ParkThis large park in Derby covers 320 acres and includes miles of good footpaths for walkers to try. In the park you will find a lovely large lake and peaceful woodland with nature trails. The park is also a nature reserve with lots of interesting flora and fauna to look out for on your walk. Keep your eyes peeled for White letter hairstreak butterflies, Brown Hare and a variety of woodland birds. <br/>The park also includes the Grade II listed Allestree Hall. The 19th-century former country house has an interesting history and some pretty gardens to explore. There's also an 18 hole golf course with a cafe where you can enjoy refreshments after your walk.<br/>To continue your walking in the Derby area you can head to the nearby <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksCycle/elvaston-castle-country-park-walking-and-cycle-route'>Elvaston Castle Country Park</a>. There's hundreds of acres of cycling and walking trails surrounding the 17th century Elvaston Castle.<br/>Also nearby is <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/kedleston-hall-walking-route'>Kedleston Hall</a>. This much larger park features grassy meadows, serpentine lakes, pleasure grounds, woodland and contoured hills.<br/>The long distance <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/bonnie-prince-charlie-walk-walking-route'>Bonnie Prince Charlie Walk</a> also runs through the area so you could pick up the trail to further explore the Derbyshire countryside.32517<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/allestree-park-walking-route'>Allestree Park</a>Allestree Park.gpx
almondell-and-calderwood-country-park-walking-and-cycle-routeAlmondell and Calderwood Country ParkAlmondell and Calderwood Country ParkExplore 220 acres of country park near Broxburn on this easy cycle or walk. In the park you will find peaceful woodland and a lovely waterside trail running along the River Almond. Almondell is a haven for wildlife - look out for Roe deer, fox, heron, otters and woodpeckers as you make your way through the park.<br/>Also of interest is the excellent Visitor Centre with displays, a gallery, information and a conservatory with a cafe.<br/>If you would like to continue your outing you could head north to the <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkscycle/union-canal-walking-and-cycle-route'>Union Canal</a>. You could follow the towpath east into Edinburgh on foot or bike.5928<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/almondell-and-calderwood-country-park-walking-and-cycle-route'>Almondell and Calderwood Country Park</a>Almondell and Calderwood Country Park.gpx
alnwick-walking-routeAlnwickAlnwickThis attractive town in Northumberland is surrounded by lovely countryside and a number of large parks which are ideal for walkers. The main highlight is the expansive <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/hulne-park-walking-route'>Hulne Park</a> located right next to the town. <br/>It's proximity to the wonderful Northumberland Coast also presents a number of good walking options. You could visit the atmospheric ruins of <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/dunstanburgh-castle-walking-route'>Dunstanburgh Castle</a> or pick up the long distance <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/st-oswalds-way-walking-route'>St Oswald's Way</a>.<br/>This short walk takes you around Alnwick Castle and Alnwick Gardens in the town centre. You start off at the impressive castle which dominates the western side of the town. The Grade I listed building dates from the 11th century, built following the Norman conquest, and renovated and remodelled a number of times. As well as admiring the fine architecture you can visit the exhibitions where you can see frescoes from Pompeii, relics from Ancient Egypt and Romano-British objects. The castle is open to the public throughout the summer months.<br/>After exploring the castle and grounds you can then stroll round to the wonderful Alnwick Garden. There's well laid out footpaths here to take you to various themed plantings designed around a central water cascade. Also of note is the huge wooden treehouse and the Poision Garden which features a number of intoxicating and poisonous plants.<br/>After exploring the garden you can stroll through woodland up to the River Aln before returning to the castle. 3.32686<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/alnwick-walking-route'>Alnwick</a>Alnwick.gpx
along-the-river-dee-from-chester-to-connahs-quay-walking-and-cycle-routeAlong the River Dee from Chester to Connah's QuayAlong the River Dee from Chester to Connah's QuayFollow the River Dee from England into Wales on this easy waterside walk or cycle. The route starts on the England and Wales border at Chester and follows a good riverside path to Connah's Quay in Wales. You'll pass Saltney Bridge and Queensferry Bridge before finishing at Hawarden Bridge at Connah's Quay.<br/>
It's a good surfaced path which is great for cyclists looking for a safe, traffic free ride. It runs along National Cycle Network Route 568 with nice views of the surrounding countryside.<br/>
Near the end of the route you'll find the delightful <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/wepre-park-walking-route'>Wepre Park</a>. You could extend your exercise by exploring the 160 acre country park with its river, waterfall and the 12th century ruins of Ewloe Castle. Also nearby is the fascinating ruins of <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/flint-castle-and-the-dee-estuary-walking-route'>Flint Castle</a> with views over the Dee Estuary.<br/>In Chester you can explore the city on the <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/chester-walls-walking-route'>Chester Walls Walk</a>. There's much to enjoy with more views of the River Dee and a visit to a number of interesting historical sites.
101869<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/along-the-river-dee-from-chester-to-connahs-quay-walking-and-cycle-route'>Along the River Dee from Chester to Connah's Quay</a>Along the River Dee from Chester to Connah's Quay.gpx
alport-castles-walking-routeAlport CastlesAlport CastlesThis walk visits this extraordinary geological feature in the Peak District National Park.  Alport Castles is a spectacular formation of rocks formed from numerous landslides over a period of time. The largest of these, resembles a full-scale motte and bailey castle. It's a fabulous sight and is surrounded by some stunning Peak District scenery. Bird watchers can look out for peregrine falcons nesting on the crags. <br/> This circular walk starts at the parking area at the northern end of <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/ladybower-reservoir-walking-route'>Ladybower Reservoir</a>. You then follow a footpath along <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/derwent-reservoir-walking-route'>Derwent Reservoir</a> and Howden Reservoir, passing through woodland with views of the impressive Howden Dam on the way. The walk then climbs away from the reservoir towards Alport Castles. Here you can enjoy wonderful views over the River Alport and Alport Dale. The walk then descends to Hagg Side woodland before returning to Ladybower Reservoir.<br/>To extend your walking in the are you could try the fantastic climbs to <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/derwent-edge-walking-route'>Derwent Edge</a> and <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/stanage-edge-walking-route'>Stanage Edge</a>.161548<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/alport-castles-walking-route'>Alport Castles</a>Alport Castles.gpx
alton-water-walking-and-cycle-routeAlton WaterAlton WaterFollow a mixture of well surfaced and unsurfaced cycling and walking trails around this large reservoir in Stutton, <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/ipswich-walking-route'>Ipswich</a>. The reservoir is surrounded by lovely countryside and includes a butterfly garden, woodland, a wildflower meadow, ponds and a bird hide. It's a great place for wildlife watching. Look out for golden eye, wigeon, pochard, teal and shoveller. There is also a visitor centre at the start of the route where you can hire bikes.111530<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/alton-water-walking-and-cycle-route'>Alton Water</a>Alton Water.gpx
alver-valley-country-park-walking-routeAlver Valley Country ParkAlver Valley Country ParkThis lovely open space is located near Gosport and has 3 walking and cycling routes that show off the best areas of the 500 acre park. Enjoy woodland, lakes, ponds and views of the River Alver which runs through the park. There is also plenty for wildlife enthusiasts with reptiles, small mammals and a variety of birdlife to look out for.5669<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/alver-valley-country-park-walking-route'>Alver Valley Country Park</a>Alver Valley Country Park.gpx
alwen-trail-walking-and-cycle-routeAlwen TrailAlwen TrailThis is a circular cycling and walking trail around the delightful <strong>Alwen Reservoir</strong> in Conwy, North Wales.
You will pass through forest plantations and up onto Mynydd Hiraethog where there are splendid views of the surrounding area.<br/>
The route is decorated with six interpretation panels with information about local history, culture and folklore. Wildlife lovers should look out for curlew, the rare Black Grouse and Red Squirrels. <br/>
The route is well way-marked with blue posts.<br/>To continue your reservoir walking in the area, just head east to the larger <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/llyn-brenig-walking-route'>Llyn Brenig</a>. You can follow an excellent circular trail around the water with more great views, woodland trails and the lovely heather moorland of the Denbigh Moors.
12548<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/alwen-trail-walking-and-cycle-route'>Alwen Trail</a>Alwen Trail.gpx
alyn-waters-country-park-walking-and-cycle-routeAlyn Waters Country ParkAlyn Waters Country ParkEnjoy peaceful walking and cycling in this lovely country park in the Alyn Valley, Wrexham. The Park is split into two sections either side of the River Alyn which runs through the centre of the park. As such there are delightful riverside walks to enjoy and other well surfaced paths taking you through woodland and grassland. <br/>
Alyn Waters also contains a visitor centre with a cafe and gift shop, a Local Nature Reserve and a Trim Trail with a selection of different simple exercise equipment. Look out for a variety of wildlife including kingfishers, buzzards, kestrels, foxes, adders, grass snakes, smooth newts and a variety of bats. <br/>
Alyn Waters is located 3 miles North of Wrexham between Gwersyllt, Bradley and Llay. The <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/wats-dyke-way-heritage-trail-walking-route'>Wat's Dyke Way Heritage Trail</a> runs through the park so you could follow this walking route if you would like to continue your walk. Also nearby is <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/waun-y-llyn-country-park-walking-route'>Waun-y-llyn Country Park</a> where you can climb to the top of Hope Mountain for wonderful views of the region.
41001<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/alyn-waters-country-park-walking-and-cycle-route'>Alyn Waters Country Park</a>Alyn Waters Country Park.gpx
amberley-circular-walk-walking-routeAmberley Circular WalkAmberley Circular WalkThe delightful village of <a href='/routes/home.nsf/place-walks/amberley-walks'>Amberley</a> is located at the foot of the South Downs, in the Horsham District of West Sussex. There's lots of lovely walking trails to follow through the surrounding countryside and along the River Arun.<br/>This circular walk makes use of the <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/the-south-downs-way-walking-route'>South Downs Way</a> and <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/wey-south-path-walking-route'>Wey South Path</a> long distance trails to take you along the river and through the surrounding South Downs countryside. It's about a 6 mile hike with some moderate hill climbs and great views to enjoy from the high points.<br/>The walk starts from the train station which is on the Arun Valley Line, with regular services to Bognor Regis, Portsmouth and London. You could also start from the village centre if you prefer.<br/>After leaving the train station you head south along the river toward North Stoke. Here you turn east and follow country lanes to Camp Hill and The Burgh. <br/>The route then turns north to Downs Farm before heading into the village. It's very picturesque with several thatched houses and the 12th-century Amberley Castle. There's also the splendid Amberley Museum & Heritage Centre. Here you will find a 36-acre open-air museum, dedicated to the industrial heritage of South East England and with a special interest in aspects of the history of communications and transport. It's located next to the train station so you can pay a visit at the start or end of the walk.<br/>To extend your walking in the area head north from the village and visit the lovely Amberley Wild Brooks Nature Reserve.<br/>You could also head east along the South Downs Way and climb to Rackham Hill and Kithurst Hill. If you head west you can visit <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/eartham-woods-walking-route'>Eartham Woods</a> and explore the expansive <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/slindon-estate-walking-route'>Slindon Estate</a>. Here you'll find miles of footpaths and bridleways to follow through the 1400 hectare estate.<br/>There's also the <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/amberley-to-arundel-walking-route'>Amberley to Arundel Walk</a> which takes you along a lovely waterside footpath next to the River Arun. 9.52529<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/amberley-circular-walk-walking-route'>Amberley Circular Walk</a>Amberley Circular Walk.gpx
amberley-to-arundel-walking-routeAmberley to ArundelAmberley to ArundelA popular riverside walk along the River Arun from Amberley to Arundel. The walk takes you along a delightful waterside footpath and includes a visit to the splendid <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> on the return leg.<br/>The walk starts in Amberley where you follow a public footpath west towards Bury. Here you pick up the riverside trail and follow it south past Houghton, South Stoke and Offham before coming into Arundel. There's great views of the medieval castle as you pass through the town. <br/>On the return leg you pick up a section of the <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/monarchs-way-walking-route'>Monarch's Way</a> long distance trail to take you through the expansive Arundel Park. Here you'll find woodland trails, a lovely lake and the splendid Arundel Wetland Centre where you can look out for a wide variety of wildlife including water voles and rare geese.<br/>The trail eventually leads you back to Houghton where you pick up the river again and follow it back to Amberley.<br/>If you would like a shorter walk you can always just catch the train back from Arundel to Amberley rather than come back through the park.<br/>To continue your walking in the area you could try our <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/amberley-circular-walk-walking-route'>Amberley Circular Walk</a> which takes you onto the beautiful South Downs to the south of the village.<br/>You could also visit the <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/slindon-estate-walking-route'>Slindon Estate</a> and <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/angmering-park-estate-woods-walking-route'>Angmering Park Estate Woods</a> where there are more fine trails to try.202626<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/amberley-to-arundel-walking-route'>Amberley to Arundel</a>Amberley to Arundel.gpx
ambleside-to-skelwith-bridge-walking-routeAmbleside to Skelwith BridgeAmbleside to Skelwith BridgeThis is a lovely walk taking you from the popular town of <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/ambleside-walking-route'>Ambleside</a> to <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/skelwith-bridge-walking-route'>Skelwith Bridge</a> via Loughrigg Tarn. It's a fairly easy route, running for just under 4 miles with some moderate climbs.<br/>Starting in Ambleside head west through Rothay Park before climbing to Miller Brow and Deer Hows. There's great views back down to Ambleside and Windermere Lake from the high points around here.<br/>The route then descends to Ivy Crag before another short climb up to Loughrigg Tarn. It's a delightfully peaceful spot with the tranquil waters of the tarn surrounded by some beautiful countryside.<br/>After rounding the tarn you descend to Neaum Crag and then to Skelwith Bridge where you can visit Skelwith Force waterfall. The impressive falls are located on the River Brathay and include a viewing area where you can get close up to the rushing water.<br/>Near here there's a nice riverside cafe where you can enjoy refreshments after your walk. Across the road there's also the Skelwith Bridge Hotel. From here you can pick up the bus back to Ambleside.<br/>To extend your walking in the area you can pick up the <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/cumbria-way-walking-route'>Cumbria Way</a> and head west to visit <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/colwith-force-walking-route'>Colwith Force</a> waterfall. The falls drop 40 feet over several stages and are a spectacular sight when in full spate.5.72618<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/ambleside-to-skelwith-bridge-walking-route'>Ambleside to Skelwith Bridge</a>Ambleside to Skelwith Bridge.gpx
ambleside-walking-routeAmblesideAmblesideAmbleside is one of the most popular bases for walkers in the Lake District. The town has great facilities with lots of shops selling walking equipment, several hotels and lots of pubs and cafes. There's several different walks to try from the town including challenging hill climbs, woodland trails, waterfalls and riverside paths.<br/>This short walk around the town takes you to <strong>Rothay Park</strong> and then along the River Rothay to the <strong>Ambleside Roman Fort</strong> and Waterhead Pier on Lake Windermere. It's a nice gentle walk with lovely views of the surrounding fells.<br/>You can start the walk from the car park in the centre of town and pick up a footpath along Stock Ghyll to Rothay Park. The park has picnic benches, large grassed areas and natural rock outcrops. The River Rothay also runs through the park and there are good views of the surrounding fells as well. Follow the path south along the river and it will lead you through fields to the roman fort. The fort is Grade I listed and dates from the 1st or 2nd century. It was probably built under Hadrian's rule to guard the Roman road from Brougham to Ravenglass. After exploring the fascinating remains of the fort you continue to Borrans Park at Waterhead. From here there are lovely views over Lake Windermere and nice pub where you can enjoy refreshments in the lakeside garden.
<h2 class='h2content'>Other Walks around Ambleside</h2><ul><li><a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/stock-ghyll-force-walking-route'>Stock Ghyll Force</a> - This walk takes you to the beautiful Stock Ghyll Force waterfall in <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/ambleside-walking-route'>Ambleside</a>, in the Lake District. The waterfall is just a short walk from the centre of Ambleside. From here you walk to Stockgyhll Lane where there is a sign saying 'To the Waterfalls'. Bear left here to enter Stock Ghyll Woods where you follow shady paths along Stock Ghyll Beck to the main falls. Here you will find a railed viewpoint from which you can watch the spectacular 70 foot high waterfall. It's a lovely wooded climb with a series of smaller waterfalls to enjoy on the way. </li><li><a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/coffin-route-ambleside-to-grasmere-walking-route'>Coffin Route-Ambleside to Grasmere</a> - Follow the Coffin Route from <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/ambleside-walking-route'>Ambleside</a> to Grasmere on this lovely walk in the Lake District. The walk is fairly easy with only a short climb and a well defined, signposted route. The path is so called because it was used to convey coffins on their final journey to St Oswalds Church in Grasmere. </li><li><a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/wansfell-pike-walking-route'>Wansfell Pike</a> - This circular walk in the Lake District takes you up Wansfell Pike fell to Troutbeck, and then back through Skelghyll woods. It's popular with walkers as it begins and ends in the accessible town of <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/ambleside-walking-route'>Ambleside</a>.</li><li><a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/windermere-way-walking-route'>Windermere Way</a> - A circular walk around Lake Windermere in the beautiful Lake District</li><li><a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/fairfield-horseshoe-walking-route'>Fairfield Horseshoe</a> - This is a challenging horseshoe shaped walk which takes you on a tour of some of the Lake District's most beautiful fells. The walk begins at <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/ambleside-walking-route'>Ambleside</a> and heads towards <a href='http://www.rydalmount.co.uk/' target='_blank'>Rydal Mount</a>, the historic home of William Wordsworth. You climb to Heron Pike and then onto Great Rigg and Fairfield before returning to Ambleside via Dove Crag, High Pike and Low Pike. The views are spectacular with <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/rydal-water-walking-route'>Rydal Water</a>, Grasmere, Lake Windermere and Coniston Water all visible from the peaks.</li><li><a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/jenkins-crag-walking-route'>Jenkin's Crag</a> - This is a nice easy climb to try from Waterhead in <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/ambleside-walking-route'>Ambleside</a>. It takes you from the northern end of Lake Windermere to a viewpoint overlooking the lake. There's a footpath near to the bus stop on the A591 which is signed for Jenkin's Crag. You climb toward Skelghyll Wood where you pick up woodland trails to the viewpoint. Here you can enjoy great views over the lake to the surrounding mountains. It's a short walk of about 0.5 miles and a nice one to do if you are staying in Waterhead or if you've got half an hour to spare before catching a bus from Waterhead!</li><li><a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/red-screes-walking-route'>Red Screes</a> - This cirular route takes you up Red Screes fell in the Lake District National Park</li><li><a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/white-moss-walks-walking-route'>White Moss Walks</a> - This walk follows the footpaths around White Moss Common in the Lake District. The area consists of a series of nice footpaths taking you through woodland and meadows. </li><li><a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/alcock-tarn-walking-route'>Alcock Tarn</a> - Climb to this pretty tarn and enjoy wonderful views over Grasmere lake on this walk in the Lake District. The walk start from the good sized White Moss Common car park off the A591 near Rydal Water and Grasmere Lake. The route heads north to <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/white-moss-walks-walking-route'>White Moss Common</a>, passing Lady Wood and White Moss Tarn. You continue past Dove Cottage, through Bracken Fell Wood to Grey Crag. The final section takes you from Grey Crag to the tarn where you can stroll around the water and take in the magnificent views.</li><li><a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/loughrigg-tarn-walking-route'>Loughrigg Tarn</a> - This circular walk takes you to the lovely Loughrigg Tarn from Skelwith Bridge. The walk starts from the Skelwith Bridge Hotel and follows country lanes and footpaths around the pretty tarn. It's a fairly easy climb to the high point above the tarn with splendid views of the surrounding fells. It's a secluded peaceful spot which was a favourite of William Wordsworth. </li><li><a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/loughrigg-fell-walking-route'>Loughrigg Fell</a> - The climb to Loughrigg fell from <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/grasmere-walking-route'>Grasmere</a> is a very popular one. It's a reasonably straightforward climb with wonderful views over Rydal Water and Grasmere Lake. The walk starts in the centre of Grasmere and follows country lanes and good footpaths to the 335 m (1,099 ft) summit. You start by following Red Bank road from Grasmere which runs around the western side of the lake before picking up a footpath to the summit which is effectivley a series of stone steps. The route also passes Loughrigg Terrace which is well worth a short detour. This level path affords wonderful views towards Helm Crag and the Fairfield group and leads to the fascinating Loughrigg Caves.</li>
<li><a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/windermere-to-ambleside-walk-walking-route'>Windermere to Ambleside Walk</a> -This scenic route takes you between these to popular towns via Wansfell, Troutbeck and Orrest Head.</li><li><a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/ambleside-to-skelwith-bridge-walking-route'>Ambleside to Skelwith Bridge</a> - A moderate walk to Skelwith Bridge taking in Loughrigg Tarn and Skelwith Force Waterfall</li></ul>
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amersham-circular-walk-walking-routeAmersham Circular WalkAmersham Circular WalkThis circular walk around the market town of <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/place-walks/amersham-walks'>Amersham</a> visits the nearby village of Chalfont St Giles while exploring the attractive countryside of the Misbourne valley. There's riverside paths, woodland trails and a series of moderate hill climbs with splendid views of the Chilterns countryside.<br/>The walk starts near the train station and passes through Parsonage Wood before heading east towards Little Chalfont. You then skirt the edge of Pollards Wood and continue into Chalfont St Giles. It's a pretty village with a duck pond fed by the River Misbourne. Other highlights include the church of Saint Giles which is of Norman architecture and dates from the 12th century. You can also visit the former home of John Milton, author of the epic poem 'Paradise Lost'. The house is now a open to the public as a museum and includes an extensive collection of 17th-century first editions of John Milton's works, both poetry and prose.<br/>The village is roughly the half way point on the walk so a great place to stop for refreshments on one of the nice pubs or cafes.<br/>After exploring the village the route then follows footpaths through the attractive farmland to the south of the river. You'll pass close to the pretty <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/hodgemoor-woods-walking-route'>Hodgemoor Woods</a> which is worth a short detour if you have time. The 250 acre bluebell wood has miles of good footpaths and mountain bike trails. The woods also have a healthy population of muntjac deer to look out for.<br/>The <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/south-bucks-way-walking-route'>South Bucks Way</a> long distance trail runs through the area. You can use the waymarked path to go directly to Chalfont St Giles if you prefer a shorter walk. The path continues south through Chalfont St Peter before coming to the splendid <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksCycle/colne-valley-trail-walking-and-cycle-route'>Colne Valley</a>.<br/>Just to the north of the town you can pick up the <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/chess-valley-walk-walking-route'>Chess Valley Walk</a> and enjoy a riverside stroll along the River Chess.142532<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/amersham-circular-walk-walking-route'>Amersham Circular Walk</a>Amersham Circular Walk.gpx
amesbury-river-walk-walking-routeAmesbury River WalkAmesbury River WalkEnjoy a stroll along the River Avon on this peaceful waterside walk in Amesbury. The walk starts from the car park just south of the town centre, near Amesbury Abbey. You can then pick up public footpaths along the river towards Normanton before returning through fields to the car park.<br/>The famous <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/stonehenge-walking-route'>Stonehenge</a> is only about a couple of miles west so you could easily walk there from Amesbury. See the <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/amesbury-to-stonehenge-walking-route'>Amesbury to Stonehenge</a> walk for full details.<br/>Also nearby is <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/durrington-walls-walking-route'>Durrington Walls</a> and Woodhenge. <br/>The long distance <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/salisbury-country-way-walking-route'>Salisbury Country Way</a> passes Amesbury so this is another good option for extending your walk.52289<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/amesbury-river-walk-walking-route'>Amesbury River Walk</a>Amesbury River Walk.gpx
amesbury-to-stonehenge-walking-routeAmesbury to StonehengeAmesbury to StonehengeThis walk takes you from the town of Amesbury to the world famous Stonehenge. It's about a 2 mile walk from the town to the site, using a series of public footpaths and tracks.<br/>The walk starts by heading through the underpass of the A303 roundabout, north of the town centre. It's a short walk along the A345 to the footpaths heading west into the countryside around Halfmoon Clump. You'll pass the Old King Barrows before heading along The Avenue to Stonehenge. <br/>The walk can be extended by visiting the Stonehenge Cursus. The large Neolithic cursus monument was constructed several hundred years before the earliest phase of Stonehenge in 3000 BC. To explore the Stonehenge site itself you will need to purchase a ticket from English Heritage. The area around the cursus is on open access land so can be visited for free.<br/>The route also passes close to <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/durrington-walls-walking-route'>Durrington Walls</a>. The 4500 year site includes the largest complete henge in Great Britain.<br/>To really stretch your legs you can pick up the long distance <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/salisbury-country-way-walking-route'>Salisbury Country Way</a> which runs through the area.32526<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/amesbury-to-stonehenge-walking-route'>Amesbury to Stonehenge</a>Amesbury to Stonehenge.gpx
ampthilll-park-walking-routeAmpthilll ParkAmpthilll ParkClimb the Greensand Ridge and enjoy wonderful views over Bedfordshire in this pretty park in Ampthilll. The park has good footpaths taking you to the high points and then around the pretty lake. There are also woodland trails in Laurel Wood and the option of extending your walk to the nearby Cooper's Hill which lies just to the south. In the park you will also find Katherine’s Cross - a memorial to Katherine of Aragon who stayed at the former Ampthilll Castle. <br/> If you would like to continue your walk you could pick up the <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/greensand-ridge-walk-walking-route'>Greensand Ridge</a> long distance walking trail which runs through the park. If you follow it east you will soon come to <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/maulden-woods-walking-route'>Maulden Woods</a> where there are lots of nice woodland walking trails through semi-natural broadleaf woodland, acidic grassland and conifer plantations.21553<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/ampthilll-park-walking-route'>Ampthilll Park</a>Ampthilll Park.gpx
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