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
|Saltwells Nature Reserve||1 miles (1.6 km)||This walk explores the Saltwells Nature Reserve in Dudley. The site is one of the UK's largest urban nature reserves covering 247 acres.|
|Skidby Mill||2 miles (3 km)||This circular walk visits Skidby Windmill near Beverley, in the East Riding of Yorkshire. The Grade II listed mill dates back to 1821 and is a popular local attraction. Inside there's an interesting museum where you can learn all about the history of the area.|
|Great Limber||9 miles (14 km)||This historic Lincolnshire based village is surrounded by some attractive countryside and woodland.|
|Donington on Bain||6 miles (9 km)||This pretty village is located in the Lincolnshire Wolds AONB, on the banks of the River Bain. It's a great place to start a walk with some beautiful countryside, river views, a 12th century church and a fine 18th century pub to relax in afterwards.|
|Belchford||16 miles (26 km)||This pretty village lies in the Lincolnshire Wolds, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There's some good footpaths including the epic Viking Way and a number of peaceful, flat country lanes.|
|Heswall Dales||1 miles (1.6 km)||This town on the Wirral is a great place for walkers with fine coastal trails and a lovely local nature reserve.|
|Arlesey||4 miles (6 km)||This small town in Bedfordshire is located close to two rivers where you can enjoy some easy waterside walking.|
|Shefford||15 miles (24 km)||This Bedfordshire based town is close to several areas of woodland with miles of walking and cycling trails to try. To the east there are also some pleasant waterside paths along the River Ivel and the River Hiz.|
|Macclesfield||12 miles (20 km)||This market town in Cheshire has an abundance of local options for walkers. There's canalside trails, an expansive forest, several pretty reservoirs and hill climbs with fabulous views over the Cheshire Plain.|
|Dersingham Bog||4 miles (6 km)||This circular walk explores the Dersingham Bog Site of Special Scientific Interest in North Norfolk. The nature reserve is part of the wider Sandringham Royal Estate and includes attractive heathland with interesting flora and fauna to see. Keep your eyes peeled for Nightjar, woodlark and tree pipit as you make your way around the expansive site.|
|Wolferton||2 miles (2.7 km)||This historic North Norfolk village includes a noteworthy old Royal rail station and a 13th century church. For walkers there's some nice trails in the adjacent woodland and bogland with the Royal residence of Sandringham House also nearby.|
|Mellor||3 miles (5 km)||This circular walk takes you up to the Mellor Cross on Mellor Moor in Greater Manchester.|
|Inkberrow||7 miles (11.5 km)||This pretty Worcestershire village includes a picturesque village green, a historic church and a fine local pub. The settlement is notable as the model for Ambridge, the setting of BBC Radio 4's long-running series The Archers.|
|Barham||10 miles (16 km)||This pretty village is located within the Kent Downs AONB, just south of Canterbury. The village includes a 14th century church and the 17th century and Broome Park, a Grade I listed building with gardens. For walkers there are some fine trails taking you through the North Downs and the Elham Valley.|
|Lenham||6 miles (9 km)||This Kent based village has some fine walking trails on which to explore the North Downs and the lovely Stour Valley countryside. The settlement also includes a pretty square and a historic high street with a number of listed buildings. There's also a Grade I listed Tithe Barn, an early 1600s pub and a notable 14th century church to investigate.|
|Kings Sutton||10 miles (15.7 km)||This attractive West Northamptonshire village is a lovely place to start a walk. The settlement is located very close to a scenic river and canal with a water based nature reserve also within walking distance of the village centre.|
|Bearsted||6 miles (9 km)||This attractive Kent based village has a pretty village green, a local community run woodland park and easy access to the footpaths on the North Downs.|
|Meopham||4 miles (6.2 km)||This Kent based village has a number of local woods and parks to visit. The village itself includes a picturesque village green with a cricket pitch and restored windmill.|
|The Hangman Hills||5 miles (7.5 km)||A challenging circular walk visiting Little Hangman and Great Hangman Hills near Combe Martin in Devon. |
The walk starts in Combe Martin and heads east to Little Hangman Hill via Lester Point. You continue by climbing the 1044 feet (318 metres) high Great Hangman Hill. It is England's highest sea cliff and the highest point on the South West Coast Path. At the summit you wil find a cairn and can enjoy fabulous views over the surrounding coast and countryside. The route then descends through the countryside to Knap Down, before returning to Combe Martin. Here you can wander through the pretty village, admire the beautiful Combe Martin Bay and reward yourself with refreshments at one of the excellent pubs. There's also fine views over Holdstone Down and towards Lundy Island.
In the summer months look out for pretty flowers such as primroses and violets and wildlife including warblers and various coastal birds.
If you would like to extend your walking in the area then you could head east along the coast to the lovely Heddon Valley. Here you will find riverside walking trails and the imposing cliffs of Heddon's Mouth.
|Argal Reservoir||2 miles (3.4 km)||This walk visits the lovely Argal Reservoir near Penryn and Falmouth in Cornwall. It's a lovely place for a walk with fine views across the water to the surrounding Cornish countryside.|