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
|Weston-Super-Mare||11 miles (18 km)||This Somerset seaside resort has some fine coastal walking, a large area of local woodland, some fine hill climbs and a nature reserve with lots of coastal wildlife to see.|
|Ormesby Broad||1 miles (2 km)||This short walk takes you along Ormesby Broad to the village of Ormesby St Michael where you can visit Ormesby Little Broad. At the end of the walk there's also a splendid waterside pub for refreshment. From the start point there's also the option of heading into the nearby village of Rollesby.|
|Winterton on Sea||9 miles (14 km)||This village in Norfolk has lovely coastal walking trails, a wonderful dune based nature reserve and some gorgeous local broads and meres to visit. The village itself is also very pretty with delightful cottages, unusual roundhouses and a fine 17th century pub to visit.|
|Boston||6 miles (9 km)||This market town in Lincolnshire has some nice riverside trails and a local nature reserve to visit. It's in a notable location on the edge of the Wash where Norfolk meets Lincolnshire. In the town there's some interesting old buildings including the 14th century Guildhall, Maud Foster windmill (1819) and the impressive St Botolph’s Church.|
|Mablethorpe||2 miles (3.5 km)||This seaside town in Lincolnshire has some lovely walks with sand dunes, a fine beach and attractive coastal gardens to explore.|
|Alford||3 miles (5.5 km)||This small market town is located in a lovely spot on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds AONB. The town is noted for the splendid Alford Manor House, a 13th century church and the five sailed Alford Windmill.|
|Wem||12 miles (19 km)||This pleasant market town in Shropshire has a couple of waymarked trails passing through it. You can use these waymarked paths to explore some attractive Shropshire countryside or enjoy waterside paths along the Roden River which runs through the town.|
|Brighstone Forest||5 miles (7.3 km)||This walk explores Brighstone Forest and Brighstone Down on the Isle of Wight.|
|Shanklin||2 miles (3 km)||Shanklin is a popular tourist village located on the southern part of the island. With a sandy beach, charming old village, cliff tops trails and a wooded chine it's a popular place for starting or ending a walk.|
|Breedon Hill||1 miles (1.5 km)||This walk explores the attractive Leicestershire village of Breedon on the Hill.|
|Waterbeach||7 miles (11.5 km)||This delightful village near Cambridge has a pretty village green, lovely riverside walks and some fine old pubs to visit.|
|Michaelchurch Escley||7 miles (12 km)||This little Herefordshire village is located on the eastern side of the Brecon Beacons, in the Black Mountains region. It's a nice place to start a walk with some significant hills to climb to the west. The village itself is also very pretty with a little brook running through it and a fine local pub for refreshments after your exercise.|
|Cats Back||8 miles (12.5 km)||This circular walk climbs to the Cat's Back, a wonderful ridge on Black Hill in the Black Mountains region of the Brecon Beacons.|
|Thoresby Park||1 miles (1.3 km)||This walk visits the lovely Thoresby Park in Nottinghamshire. There's 1000 acres to explore with a museum, Victorian Courtyard and gallery to see as well.|
|Gunthorpe||6 miles (9.2 km)||This village near Nottingham is a popular place for riverside strolls. It's located in a lovely rural spot on the River Trent just a few miles east of the city centre. With some pleasant countryside, a pretty lock and a riverside hotel for post walk refreshments its the ideal place for a scenic walk near the city.|
|Leigh||6 miles (9.6 km)||This town in Greater Manchester has some nice canalside walks and a fine local country park and nature reserve to explore on foot. In the historic town centre there's also some interesting Edwardian and Victorian terraced housing and several listed mills to see.|
|Ampthill Park||1 miles (2 km)||Climb the Greensand Ridge and enjoy wonderful views over Bedfordshire in this pretty park in Ampthill. 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 Ampthill Castle. |
If you would like to continue your walk you could pick up the Greensand Ridge long distance walking trail which runs through the park. If you follow it east you will soon come to Maulden Woods where there are lots of nice woodland walking trails through semi-natural broadleaf woodland, acidic grassland and conifer plantations.
|Market Rasen||8 miles (13.6 km)||This Lincolnshire based town is located in the West Lindsey district of the county. There are miles of good country footpaths and some fine woodland trails to try in the area.|
|Castle Ashby||1 miles (2 km)||This circular walk takes you around the village of Castle Ashby and its associated gardens.|
|Harlestone Firs Forest Walk||2 miles (3.3 km)||This circular walk visits the popular Harlestone Firs in Northamptonshire. The woods are located just a few miles north west of Northampton, near Dallington.|