|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|
|albury-park-walking-route||Albury Park||Albury Park||Explore 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.||4||1696||<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-route||Alcock Tarn||Alcock Tarn||Climb 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.||4||1979||<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/alcock-tarn-walking-route'>Alcock Tarn</a>||Alcock Tarn.gpx|
|aldeburgh-to-snape-maltings-walking-route||Aldeburgh to Snape Maltings||Aldeburgh to Snape Maltings||This walk visits the lovely Snape Maltings Nature Reserve from the coastal town of Aldeburgh in Suffolk. It's about a 7 mile walk from the town to the reserve, using a section of the waymarked <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/suffolk-coast-path-walking-route'>Suffolk Coast Path</a> and the Sailor's Path. The path is so named because historically sailors would walk the route on their way home. It's a well signed and maintained path which runs through an AONB.<br/>The walk starts on the sea front in Aldeburgh, next to the lifeboat station. From here you head north along the beach before turning left to follow the waymarked footpath toward the golf course. You then follow the trail through Blackheath Wood where there's some nice woodland trails and the Sailor's Path Cottages.<br/>The final section of the walk runs through Snape Warren before crossing Snape Bridge to finish at The Maltings. The attractive area includes reedbeds, wet woodland and marshland with lots of wildlife to see. Keep your eyes peeled for woodlark, yellowhammer and nightjar.<br/>The area also includes an expansive arts complex on the banks of the River Alde. It's best known for its concert hall, which is one of the main sites of the annual Aldeburgh Festival. The complex also includes shops, galleries and restaurants where you can enjoy refreshments after your walk.||11.2||2961||<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/aldeburgh-to-snape-maltings-walking-route'>Aldeburgh to Snape Maltings</a>||Aldeburgh to Snape Maltings.gpx|
|aldeburgh-to-thorpeness-walking-route||Aldeburgh to Thorpeness||Aldeburgh to Thorpeness||A 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>.||9||2618||<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-route||Aldeburgh||Aldeburgh||The 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.||9.5||2617||<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-route||Aldenham Country Park||Aldenham Country Park||Enjoy 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.||5.5||720||<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-route||Alderley Edge||Alderley Edge||This 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.||7||596||<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-route||Alexandra Park||Alexandra Park||Enjoy 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.||2||956||<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-route||Alice Holt Forest||Alice Holt Forest||51.167608,-0.838640||Explore the peaceful <a href='http://www.forestry.gov.uk/aliceholt ' target='_blank'>Alice Holt Forest</a> on this pleasant circular route 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.
|12||287||<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/alice-holt-forest-walking-and-cycle-route'>Alice Holt Forest</a>||Alice Holt Forest.gpx|
|allan-kings-way-walking-route||Allan King's Way||Allan King's Way||50.838319,-1.114973||Follow this splendid walking path from Portchester to Winchester and enjoy the wonderful Hampshire countryside.<br/>|
You start off at the medieval <a href='http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/portchester-castle/' target='_blank'>Porchester castle</a> at the head of Portsmouth Harbour. The route then heads north towards Fareham and then onto <a href='http://www.royalarmouries.org/visit-us/fort-nelson' target='_blank'>Fort Nelson</a>, one of five defensive forts built on the summit of Portsdown Hill in the 1860s. From here you continue to the town of Bishop's Waltham with its moated <a href='http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/bishops-waltham-palace/' target='_blank'>Bishop's Palace</a> ruin built in 1135.<br/>
The final section of the walk takes you through the beautiful Itchen Valley and along the River Itchen to Winchester where the walk finishes near the splendid cathedral.
|68||60||<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/allan-kings-way-walking-route'>Allan King's Way</a>||Allan Kings Way.gpx|
|allen-banks-and-staward-gorge-walking-route||Allen Banks and Staward Gorge||Allen Banks and Staward Gorge||Enjoy a waterside walk along the River Allen and through a beautiful wooded gorge on this easy walk in the North Pennines AONB. The area is managed by the National Trust so the paths are well maintained and waymarked.<br/>The walk starts at the National Trust car park and heads south along the western side of the river to Plankey Mill. You'll pass Raven Crag and a pretty waterfall on the way. At Plankey Mill you cross to the other side the river and return on the eastern side, passing Morralee Woods as you go.<br/>The area is a nature reserve so there is an abundance of wildlife on the walk. Look out for dipper, grey wagtail, kingfisher, heron, roe deer and otter.||5||1330||<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/allen-banks-and-staward-gorge-walking-route'>Allen Banks and Staward Gorge</a>||Allen Banks and Staward Gorge.gpx|
|allensford-country-park-walking-route||Allensford Country Park||Allensford Country Park||Enjoy riverside woodland walks and magnificent views of the Derwent Valley in this country park near Consett. The River Derwent runs right through the park, with riverside footpaths to follow. The park has picnic tables, a shop and a nature trail in Deneburn Wood.||5||912||<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/allensford-country-park-walking-route'>Allensford Country Park</a>||Allensford Country Park.gpx|
|allerdale-ramble-walking-route||Allerdale Ramble||Allerdale Ramble||54.518927,-3.151327||Explore the stunning scenery of the Lake District on this wonderful trail.<br/>|
The trail begins at Seathwaite at the foot of the stunning <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/great-gable-walking-route'>Great Gable</a> mountain. The route then heads through Borrowdale to Keswick, climbing <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/castle-crag-walking-route'>Castle Crag</a> and passing <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/catbells-walking-route'>Catbells</a> on the way. You then pass the stunning <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/derwent-water-walking-route'>Derwent Water</a> and <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/bassenthwaite-lake-walking-route'>Bassenthwaite Lake</a> on your way to <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/cockermouth-walking-route'>Cockermouth</a>. The trail then heads to the coast at Maryport where the final stretch takes you along the lovely Cumbrian Coastline to Silloth.
|50||213||<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/allerdale-ramble-walking-route'>Allerdale Ramble</a>||Allerdale Ramble.gpx|
|allerthorpe-woods-walking-route||Allerthorpe Woods||Allerthorpe Woods||This 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.||3.5||2538||<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-route||Allestree Park||Allestree Park||This large park in Derby covers 320 acres and includes miles of good footpaths for walkers to try. In the park you will find a lovely large lake and peaceful woodland with nature trails. The park is also a nature reserve with lots of interesting flora and fauna to look out for on your walk. Keep your eyes peeled for White letter hairstreak butterflies, Brown Hare and a variety of woodland birds. <br/>The park also includes the Grade II listed Allestree Hall. The 19th-century former country house has an interesting history and some pretty gardens to explore. There's also an 18 hole golf course with a cafe where you can enjoy refreshments after your walk.<br/>To continue your walking in the Derby area you can head to the nearby <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksCycle/elvaston-castle-country-park-walking-and-cycle-route'>Elvaston Castle Country Park</a>. There's hundreds of acres of cycling and walking trails surrounding the 17th century Elvaston Castle.<br/>Also nearby is <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/kedleston-hall-walking-route'>Kedleston Hall</a>. This much larger park features grassy meadows, serpentine lakes, pleasure grounds, woodland and contoured hills.<br/>The long distance <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/bonnie-prince-charlie-walk-walking-route'>Bonnie Prince Charlie Walk</a> also runs through the area so you could pick up the trail to further explore the Derbyshire countryside.||3||2517||<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/allestree-park-walking-route'>Allestree Park</a>||Allestree Park.gpx|
|almondell-and-calderwood-country-park-walking-and-cycle-route||Almondell and Calderwood Country Park||Almondell and Calderwood Country Park||Explore 220 acres of country park near Broxburn on this easy cycle or walk. In the park you will find peaceful woodland and a lovely waterside trail running along the River Almond. Almondell is a haven for wildlife - look out for Roe deer, fox, heron, otters and woodpeckers as you make your way through the park.<br/>Also of interest is the excellent Visitor Centre with displays, a gallery, information and a conservatory with a cafe.<br/>If you would like to continue your outing you could head north to the <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkscycle/union-canal-walking-and-cycle-route'>Union Canal</a>. You could follow the towpath east into Edinburgh on foot or bike.||5||928||<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/almondell-and-calderwood-country-park-walking-and-cycle-route'>Almondell and Calderwood Country Park</a>||Almondell and Calderwood Country Park.gpx|
|alnwick-walking-route||Alnwick||Alnwick||This 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.||3.3||2686||<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-route||Along the River Dee from Chester to Connah's Quay||Along the River Dee from Chester to Connah's Quay||Follow the River Dee from England into Wales on this easy waterside walk or cycle. The route starts on the England and Wales border at Chester and follows a good riverside path to Connah's Quay in Wales. You'll pass Saltney Bridge and Queensferry Bridge before finishing at Hawarden Bridge at Connah's Quay.<br/>|
It's a good surfaced path which is great for cyclists looking for a safe, traffic free ride. It runs along National Cycle Network Route 568 with nice views of the surrounding countryside.<br/>
Near the end of the route you'll find the delightful <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/wepre-park-walking-route'>Wepre Park</a>. You could extend your exercise by exploring the 160 acre country park with its river, waterfall and the 12th century ruins of Ewloe Castle. Also nearby is the fascinating ruins of <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/flint-castle-and-the-dee-estuary-walking-route'>Flint Castle</a> with views over the Dee Estuary.<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.
|10||1869||<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/along-the-river-dee-from-chester-to-connahs-quay-walking-and-cycle-route'>Along the River Dee from Chester to Connah's Quay</a>||Along the River Dee from Chester to Connah's Quay.gpx|
|alport-castles-walking-route||Alport Castles||Alport Castles||This walk visits this extraordinary geological feature in the Peak District National Park. Alport Castles is a spectacular formation of rocks formed from numerous landslides over a period of time. The largest of these, resembles a full-scale motte and bailey castle. It's a fabulous sight and is surrounded by some stunning Peak District scenery. Bird watchers can look out for peregrine falcons nesting on the crags. <br/> This circular walk starts at the parking area at the northern end of <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/ladybower-reservoir-walking-route'>Ladybower Reservoir</a>. You then follow a footpath along <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/derwent-reservoir-walking-route'>Derwent Reservoir</a> and Howden Reservoir, passing through woodland with views of the impressive Howden Dam on the way. The walk then climbs away from the reservoir towards Alport Castles. Here you can enjoy wonderful views over the River Alport and Alport Dale. The walk then descends to Hagg Side woodland before returning to Ladybower Reservoir.<br/>To extend your walking in the are you could try the fantastic climbs to <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/derwent-edge-walking-route'>Derwent Edge</a> and <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/stanage-edge-walking-route'>Stanage Edge</a>.||16||1548||<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/alport-castles-walking-route'>Alport Castles</a>||Alport Castles.gpx|
|alrewas-and-fradley-junction-walking-route||Alrewas and Fradley Junction||Alrewas and Fradley Junction||Enjoy a nice easy canal walk from Alrewas to Fradley Junction and then onto the village of Fradley. The route first follows the <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksCycle/trent-and-mersey-canal-walking-and-cycle-route'>Trent and Mersey Canal</a> to Fradley junction before turning south along the <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksCycle/coventry-canal-walking-and-cycle-route'>Coventry Canal</a> to take you into Fradley. It's a very beautiful section of the canal, with lots of barges, old stone bridges and lovely tree lined towpaths.<br/>The walk starts in the little village of Alrewas, near <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/lichfield-city-walk-walking-route'>Lichfield</a> in Staffordshire. You can pick up the canal towpath on the western side of the village and follow it west to Fradley Reservoir and Fradley Junction. Here you'll find a number of nice old buildings including the 18th century Swan Inn, two shops and two cafes. Fradley Pool Nature Reserve is adjacent to the junction, and is a great place for bird watching. On the Trent and Mersey, the junction is in the middle of a five-lock flight, with Junction Lock just below it and Middle Lock a little further above it. <br/>At the junction you can pick up the Coventry Canal and follow it south east toward Fradley village. Here you can stop for refreshments before returning on the same paths to Alrewas.||11||2967||<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/alrewas-and-fradley-junction-walking-route'>Alrewas and Fradley Junction</a>||Alrewas and Fradley Junction.gpx|
|alton-water-walking-and-cycle-route||Alton Water||Alton Water||Follow a mixture of well surfaced and unsurfaced cycling and walking trails around this large reservoir in Stutton, <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.||11||1530||<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/alton-water-walking-and-cycle-route'>Alton Water</a>||Alton Water.gpx|
|alver-valley-country-park-walking-route||Alver Valley Country Park||Alver Valley Country Park||This lovely open space is located near Gosport and has 3 walking and cycling routes that show off the best areas of the 500 acre park. Enjoy woodland, lakes, ponds and views of the River Alver which runs through the park. There is also plenty for wildlife enthusiasts with reptiles, small mammals and a variety of birdlife to look out for.||5||669||<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/alver-valley-country-park-walking-route'>Alver Valley Country Park</a>||Alver Valley Country Park.gpx|
|alwen-trail-walking-and-cycle-route||Alwen Trail||Alwen Trail||This is a circular cycling and walking trail around the delightful <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.
|12||548||<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/alwen-trail-walking-and-cycle-route'>Alwen Trail</a>||Alwen Trail.gpx|
|alyn-waters-country-park-walking-and-cycle-route||Alyn Waters Country Park||Alyn Waters Country Park||Enjoy peaceful walking and cycling in this lovely country park in the Alyn Valley, Wrexham. The Park is split into two sections either side of the River Alyn which runs through the centre of the park. As such there are delightful riverside walks to enjoy and other well surfaced paths taking you through woodland and grassland. <br/>|
Alyn Waters also contains a visitor centre with a cafe and gift shop, a Local Nature Reserve and a Trim Trail with a selection of different simple exercise equipment. Look out for a variety of wildlife including kingfishers, buzzards, kestrels, foxes, adders, grass snakes, smooth newts and a variety of bats. <br/>
Alyn Waters is located 3 miles North of Wrexham between Gwersyllt, Bradley and Llay. The <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/wats-dyke-way-heritage-trail-walking-route'>Wat's Dyke Way Heritage Trail</a> runs through the park so you could follow this walking route if you would like to continue your walk. Also nearby is <a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/waun-y-llyn-country-park-walking-route'>Waun-y-llyn Country Park</a> where you can climb to the top of Hope Mountain for wonderful views of the region.
|4||1001||<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/alyn-waters-country-park-walking-and-cycle-route'>Alyn Waters Country Park</a>||Alyn Waters Country Park.gpx|
|amberley-circular-walk-walking-route||Amberley Circular Walk||Amberley Circular Walk||The 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.||9.5||2529||<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-route||Amberley to Arundel||Amberley to Arundel||A 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.||20||2626||<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|
|amble-to-warkworth-walk-walking-route||Amble to Warkworth Walk||Amble to Warkworth Walk||This walk explores the Northumberland Coast around the town of Amble before following the River Coquet to nearby Warkworth. The walk is quite easy, running for about 3 miles on flat paths.<br/>The route starts from the car park on the coast at Amble Links, just to the east of the town. From here you can pick up the Northumberland Coast Path and follow it north towards the harbour with views of Coquet Island as you go. The island is home to several varieties of nesting sea birds, including puffins and the rare Roseate tern. Access is restricted but you can catch boat trips around the site.<br/>At the harbour you come to the mouth of the River Coquet and the north and south piers. Follow paths around the marina which will lead you to the main road. A shared cycle and walking path runs alongside the road and the river leading you into Warkworth. Here you can enjoy riverside paths taking you past the medieval bridge to the fine ruined castle.||5||2793||<a href='http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/amble-to-warkworth-walk-walking-route'>Amble to Warkworth Walk</a>||Amble to Warkworth Walk.gpx|
|ambleside-to-skelwith-bridge-walking-route||Ambleside to Skelwith Bridge||Ambleside to Skelwith Bridge||This 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.||5.7||2618||<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|