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
|Ainsdale||6 miles (10 km)||This circular walk visits the Ainsdale National Nature Reserve on the Sefton coast. The reserve is well known for its wide lovely beaches, wildlife, nature trails and sand dunes. There's also fine views from the reserve to Liverpool and Blackpool on a clear day.|
|Sedgefield||7 miles (11 km)||This attractive town in County Durham has some fine country walks and is well known as the site of the historic Hardwick Hall. It also sticks in people's minds as former Prime Minister Tony Blair was the MP for the Sedgefield constituency from 1983 to 2007. The town resembles a village with a number of photogenic eighteenth century houses surrounding a pretty green. There is also a fine medieval church with a noteworthy tower to see.|
|Stockport||4 miles (7 km)||The town of Stockport is located to the south of Manchester. There's some nice riverside trails along the rivers that run through the town. There's also some good local parks with surfaced footpaths to try.|
|Haverhill||3 miles (5.5 km)||This Suffolk based town has some nice local trails along the Stour Brook and the River Stour which run through the area.|
|Maidenhead Boundary Walk||13 miles (21 km)||This circular walk takes you around the old boundary of Maidenhead. It runs for about 13 miles visiting the boundary stones, the River Thames and Maidenhead Thicket. The walk is an annual event allowing walkers to raise money through sponsorship for their favourite charities whilst enjoying a very interesting walk through some beautiful parts of the Berkshire countryside. It's a nice one do to though as a day walk at anytime of year in smaller groups.|
|Oakham||12 miles (19.5 km)||Oakham is the county town of Rutland and located in a lovely spot with miles of country trails and the wonderful Rutland Water nearby. The medieval market town also includes many sites of historical interest including the Norman Oakham Castle and the renowned Oakham School which dates back to 1584.|
|Wraysbury||3 miles (5.6 km)||This pretty Berkshire village is located close to the River Thames near Windsor.|
|Lyveden Way||10 miles (16 km)||This fine long distance path explores the woodland and country trails around Fermyn Woods in Northamptonshire. It runs for just under 10 miles on a series of fairly flat public footpaths.|
|Keadby Canal||5 miles (7.8 km)||This circular walk takes you along a section of the Stainforth and Keadby Canal in Crowle, Lincolnshire. There's nice waterside grassy paths and good views of the surrounding countryside on this easy walk.|
|Kersey||5 miles (8 km)||This Suffolk based village is regarded as one of the most picturesque villages in East Anglia. A stroll around the village is a real delight and it is also surrounded by some attractive countryside.|
|Halstead||5 miles (8 km)||This Essex based town has some nice trails through the Colne Valley and some attractive local woods to visit.|
|Retford||15 miles (24 km)||This attractive Nottinghamshire market town has some nice waterside walks along the Chesterfield Canal and the River Idle which run through the area.|
|Luton||17 miles (27.6 km)||This Befordshire based town has nice walks along the River Lea and is also close to the Chilterns Hills AONB where there are excellent walking opportunites. Other highlights include Wardown Park in the town, the nearby Luton Hoo Park and the popular Barton Hills National Nature Reserve.|
|Letchworth||10 miles (16 km)||Letchworth Garden City is located in Hertfordshire near to Hitchin and Stevenage. Walking highlights include the epic Icknield Way Path, the nearby Chiltern Hills, Norton Common and river paths along the River Oughton near the town.|
|Cleobury Mortimer||2 miles (3.2 km)||This picturesque market town in Shropshire has some pleasant walks along the River Rea. It is notable as one of the smallest towns in Shropshire, and was granted its market charter in 1253. |
This circular walk from the town takes you north to Ron Hill and Neen Savage, following the route of the River Rea. The route then returns on bridle tracks just to the east of the river.
The route runs for about 2 miles on fairly flat paths with nice river and country views on the way.
|Lincoln||6 miles (9.5 km)||This circular walk takes you around the central part of this fine city before heading along the River Witham. On the way you'll visit the historic cathedral and the lovely Lincoln Aroboretum.|
|Wisbech||21 miles (34 km)||The Cambrideshire town of Wisbech has some nice flat riverside trails to try. There's also some easy country trails running through the surrounding Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Lincolnshire countryside.|
|Kington||7 miles (11.5 km)||This Herefordshire based market town lies very close to the Welsh border. It's location next to Offa's Dyke and the wonderful Hergest Ridge make it a fine base for walking. There are also two significant waymarked footpaths passing through the town and the gorgeous Hergest Croft Gardens to visit.|
|Uppermill||10 miles (16.4 km)||The pretty village of Uppermill is in a lovely location on the Huddersfield Narrow Canal and the River Tame. It's also located close to the South Pennines and the Peak District making it an excellent base for walking.|
|Uppingham||9 miles (14.8 km)||The town of Uppingham is located in a pleasant position in Rutland. The town includes an attractive market place and many interesting buildings which include a notable public school, founded in 1584. This circular walk from the town takes you through the local countryside and woodland to the nearby Eyebrook Reservoir before a visit to the neighbouring villages of Stoke Dry and Lyddington.|
The walk starts in the town and follows country lanes and footpaths west past the Meteorological Station to King's Hill Lodge. You then head south west to Stockerston before turning south east to reach the reservoir. There's some nice paths to follow along the water with patches of woodland too.
After exploring the reservoir area you head north east before heading east to visit Lyddington. Here you'll find Lyddington Bede House, owned by English Heritage. This Grade I listed building incorporates parts of a medieval bishop's palace. The remains of the fishponds of the bishop's palace are nearby.
After exploring Lyddington you retrace your steps before turning north east towards Stoke Dry Wood. You head north along the edge of the wood before turning east to return to Uppingham.