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.
|County||No. Routes||County||No. Routes|
|Hertfordshire||38||Isle of Wight||15|
National Parks & AONB Walking Routes
Latest Walking Routes
|Fingle Woods||4 miles (6 km)||Explore the delightful woods around Fingle Bridge and visit the Iron Age Hill Fort of Wooston Castle on this woodland walk in Dartmoor. The area is actually made up of a series of woods including Charles Wood, Hore Wood, Butterdon Ball Wood and Houndsmoor Wood. It covers over 400 acres with waymarked trails and lots of wildlife to look out for. From the high points there are wonderful views over Dartmoor and the option of continuing your walk through the Teign Gorge towards Castle Drogo.|
This circular walk starts at the Fingle Bridge car park and takes you along the River Teign which runs through the northern part of the woods. It's a lovely riverside path with the peaceful river surrounded by pretty bluebells and attractive woodland. The path then climbs to Wooston Castle which overlooks the Teign Valley. You then descend the hill fort and return to the car park on other trails in the southern section of the woods.
It's easy to extend your walk by heading west along the river and visiting Castle Drogo. You can pick up the fantastic Hunters Path and enjoy fabulous views across Dartmoor before exploring the wider estate of the country house of Castle Drogo. The Dartmoor Way also starts at Fingle Bridge so you can follow this along the Teign towards Chagford to further stretch your legs.
|Wombwell Wood||1 miles (2 km)||Enjoy a peaceful walk around these pretty woods near Barnsley. In the centre of the wood there's a lovely large pond with a stream. There are a number of trails taking you through the semi-natural broadleaf woodland. Look out for carpets of Bluebells in the spring and a variety of wildlife including skylarks, meadow pipits, woodpeckers and kestrels. There's a car park just off Woodhead Lane where you can start your walk. From here you can pick up a footpath to the pond and the rest of the site. The woods are also located very close to Wombwell train station too.|
There's lots of good options to extend your walking in this lovely area. Just to the north west there's Dovecliffe Woods and beyond that waterside paths along the River Dove and the Worsbrough Canal. If you follow the canal west you will soon come to the delightful Worsbrough Mill Country Park. The park includes a 17th Century working water mill set in 240 acres of parkland.
|Brockadale Nature Reserve||2 miles (2.5 km)||This lovely nature reserve near Pontefract has miles of woodland walking trails and a riverside path along the River Went. You can reach the reserve by following a footpath along the River Went from the nearby village of Wentbridge or from the car park on Leys Lane just east of the reserve. At the reserve you can visit the steep sided gorge of the River Went with its craggy cliffs and interesting vegetation. It's a really beautiful place in the spring and summer months with carpets of bluebells and lots wildflowers which attract a variety of butterflies. Look out for Marbled White, Dark Green Fritillary, Small Tortoiseshell and Gatekeeper. There's also dragonflies, yellow hammer birds, woodpeckers, foxes and common lizards to look out for. There's a wide diversity of plantlife with 350 plant species including cowslip, orchids, bellflower and common dog-violet.|
To extend your walk you could continue east along public footpaths towards Kirk Smeaton and Little Smeaton.
|Hemsworth Water Park||1 miles (1 km)||Enjoy a short stroll along the lakes in this lovely park near Wakefield. There's two large lakes with sandy beaches and lots of wildlife to look out for on the water. The lakes are surrounded by attractive parkland and woodland with facilities including a cafe and a car park. It's great for families with play areas for children and pedalo hire on the lake.|
To extend your walk you can pick up footpaths around the site and head across Kinsley Common to Hoyle Mill Dam. Just a mile north of the park you will find Fitzwilliam Country Park. Here you'll find miles of waymarked walking trails taking you to grassland, woodland and ponds.
|Wintersett Reservoir||2 miles (2.5 km)||This pretty reservoir near Wakefield has a nice walking trail running along the western side of the water. There's a car park at the northern end of the reservoir where you can start your walk. The trail runs through woodland passing the adjacent Cold Hiendley Reservoir on the way. There's great views across the water to the lovely surrounding Yorkshire countryside.|
It's easy to extend your walk by visiting Anglers Country Park just north of Wintersett. Here you'll find a large lake with lots of wildlife to look out for on the water. If you head west you can head through Haw Park Wood and pick up the Barnsley Canal.