Walking Routes in England
England is covered with hundreds of well signed walking paths and trails passing through some of the most beautiful and unspoilt parts of the country.
We have organised these routes by county with an overview map also available.
Please use the links below to view the currently mapped routes.
National Parks, AONB and Other Regions Walking Routes
Latest Walking Routes
|Stotfold||4 miles (7 km)||This is a lovely riverside walk to the picturesque Stotfold Mill in Bedfordshire near Baldock and Letchworth.|
|Clophill and Haynes Circular Walk||7 miles (11 km)||A circular walk visiting the settlements of Clophill and Haynes in Bedfordshire. The route runs for about 7 miles with a few small climbs, some woodland stretches and a visit to an ancient church on the way.|
|Wick Quarry||2 miles (3.2 km)||This circular walk explores the Golden Valley and the old Wick Quarry near the village of Wick in the Bristol area of the Cotswolds.|
|Cleadon Hills||6 miles (9 km)||This circular walk climbs to the Cleadon Hills viewpoint above South Shields in Tyne and Wear.|
|Sunderland||5 miles (8 km)||This famous port city in Tyne and Wear has some nice riverside and coastal walking trails to try. There's also local country parks, rail trails and several waymarked long distance footpaths to pick up in the area.|
|South Shields||9 miles (14 km)||This coastal town in Tyne and Wear sits in a fine spot at the mouth of the River Tyne.|
|Great Wishford||3 miles (5 km)||Enjoy a peaceful stroll along the River Wylye on this waterside walk in the Wiltshire village of Great Wishford. You can start the walk at Stoford Bridge and then follow the riverside footpath to Serrington. It's a nice 1.5 mile stroll with lovely views across the countryside of the Wylye Valley. You can return the same way or head east at Serrington along the Chain Drove and then head south along the Monarch's Way to return you to the village.|
Just to the west of Serrington you will find Steeple Langford where you can visit the Langford Lakes Nature Reserve. You can also follow the Monarch's Way south west from Great Wishford to visit Grovely Wood. The expansive wood has miles of nice woodland walking and cycling trails to enjoy.
The Salisbury Country Way also runs through the village. This long distance footpath takes you on a tour of the villages and countryside surrounding Salisbury. If you follow it north east you will soon come to the iconic Stonehenge.
|Comber Mere||1 miles (1 km)||Comber Mere Abbey is surrounded by some beautiful parkland, woodland, lakes and gardens. The historic abbey was founded in the 1130s by Hugh Malbank, Baron of Nantwich. The expansive estate includes a 5 acre walled garden and a number of Grade II listed structures including a sandstone sundial which is thought to date from the 12th century.|
|Hope Bowdler||2 miles (4 km)||This walk climbs to Hope Bowdler Hill from the Shropshire village of the same name. It's a moderate climb, running for about 1.5 miles along a decent footpath.|
|Sandy||2 miles (3.2 km)||This Bedfordshire based market town has some nice waterside trails along the River Ivel and a significant local nature reserve to explore.|
|Holbeach Marsh||7 miles (11 km)||This circular walk explores the Fenland area of Holbeach Marsh in Lincolnshire.|
|Spalding||13 miles (21 km)||This Lincolnshire based market town has some nice waterside walking trails to try through the attractive countryside of the Fens.|
|East Leake||5 miles (8 km)||This pretty Nottinghamshire village has a picturesque green, a selection of waymarked country trails and a fine local farm to visit. There's also some fine old pubs and a noteworthy 11th century church to see in the village.|
|Beeston Canal||4 miles (6.6 km)||This walk takes you along the Beeston Canal in Nottingham. The towpath along the canal was completed in 1982 and is now used as an easy cycle or walking route.|
|Coleshill||9 miles (15 km)||This Warwickshire based market town has some nice river and country trails for walkers to try. The historic town centre is also a pleasant place for a stroll with a number of noteworthy old buildings. These include several old coaching houses and the 12th century Church of St Peter St Paul at the top of the Market Square.|
|Teesdale Way Circular Walk||12 miles (19.3 km)||This is a fine circular walk using a section of the Teesdale Way between Barnard Castle and Eggleston. It runs for about 12 miles using waymarked footpaths on both sides of the river. You'll visit the villages of Egglestone, Ronaldkirk and Cotherstone, while enjoying some splendid scenery.|
The walk starts in the popular town of Barnard Castle, situated on the River Tees. The attractive town includes a historic 12th century castle where the walk begins. The castle includes views over the Tees Gorge, a sensory garden of scented plants and the fascinating remains of the medieval chapel of St Margaret. From here you pick up the riverside path heading north west towards Cotherstone Crag. There then follows a short woodland section through Shipley Wood before coming to Eggleston where you cross the river.
The return leg follows the trail along the western side of the Tees, with the first section taking you to the little village of Romaldkirk. Here you will find a pretty village green and a noteworthy church. The Grade 1 listed building, contains surviving sections of Anglo-Saxon walls either side of the chancel arch, as well as a late medieval rood stair, a stone tomb effigy of Hugh Fitz Henry (who died on campaign with Edward I in 1305) in chain mail, and a 12th-century font.
You continue toward Cotherstone, crossing the River Balder and passing the remains of Cotherstone Castle on the way. The final section takes you through Pecknell Wood before returning to Barnard Castle.
|Stockton on Tees||2 miles (2.8 km)||This market town in County Durham has some nice riverside trails, local country parks, nature reserves and woodland areas to explore on foot.|
|Solihull||26 miles (42 km)||This large town is located in the West Midlands, near Birmingham. It is notable as the most affluent town in the West Midlands region and in 2013 was named the "best place to live" in the United Kingdom by a uSwitch Quality of Life survey. For walkers there's a wide range of options with two canals, local country parks, wildlife filled nature reserves, peaceful local woods, historic National Trust properties and several waymarked walks taking you into the surrounding Warwickshire countryside.|
|Grimsby||1 miles (1 km)||This Lincolnshire Port town has some nice trails to follow through the town and around the docks. The town used to be the home port for the world's largest fishing fleet.|
|Lambley Dumbles||1 miles (2.4 km)||This walk explores the delightful Lambley Dumbles in Nottinghamshire. The area is a lovely place for a walk with streams, waterfalls, ancient woodland and lots of interesting geology and flora to see.|