Saturday Walkers Club

SWC Walks

  • are online, have GPS data, and are free to download and print for personal (non-commercial) use
  • are public transport friendly - most start and finish at train stations around an hour's travel from central London
  • have fine views, country pubs for lunch and tea shops for tea
  • pass by many historic villages, churches and country houses
  • have been devised by members of the Walking Club.
  • most walks contain detailed walking directions - no map required!
  • a few are map walks which require use of an Ordnance Survey (OS) map or GPS. OS 1:50,000 scale mapping can be printed for free from this website.
Region Star # Walk Length Effort Updates Description
Algarve 187 Vale de Engenhos via PR1 LGA (The 7 Hanging Valleys) Karst Limestone Coast 15 km 2
Spectacular (but gentle) cliff top coastal swimming walk with karst limestone scenery - arches, stacks, blow holes, coves, headlands, and sandy beaches
Bedfordshire 233 Arlesey to Letchworth Garden City 25 km 5
The Hiz (chalk stream), Chilterns views, the Greensand Ridge, the ‘Cathedral of the Chilterns’ in Shillington, and remains of a bailey and an abandoned medieval village in Pirton, the Icknield Way past lavender farms, and a Garden City.
Bedfordshire 231 Flitwick Circular 24 km 5
Tranquil Flit River, wooded fringes of Flitwick Moor, quiet villages, the De Grey Mausoleum, Wrest House and Gardens, the Greensand Ridge (views), and the heart of Flitwick Moor.
Bedfordshire 230 Harlington to Flitwick 25 km 6
Sundon Hills, the Sharpenhoe Clappers, a Neolithic hill fort, hill top lunch pub in Pulloxhill, and Flitwick ancient woodland.
Bedfordshire 229 Leagrave to Harlington 23 km 6
Meadows, solitary North Chiltern hills, ancient woodlands, steep chalk escarpments, 2 Neolithic hill forts, Barton Hills (chalk downs), and the hill top village of Harlington.
Bedfordshire 232 Lidlington to Flitwick 22 km 6
Marston Vale, the Greensand Ridge, mixed woods and open parkland, heathland, historic Ampthill, ruin of Houghton House, views into Marston Vale, and a narrow path through the heart of Flitwick Moor.
Berkshire 260 Aldermaston to Woolhampton via Frilsham 23 km 7
West Berkshire Downs: ancient woodlands, commons, pretty villages, historical pubs, chalk streams, water meadows, heathland, finishes via landscaped park or the Kennet canal.
Berkshire 117 Aldermaston to Woolhampton via Stanford Dingley 20 km 5
Quiet and scenic West Berkshire Downs: woodlands, fields, commons, chalk stream valleys, heathland, finish along a canal or through parkland.
Berkshire 83 Crowthorne to Sandhurst or Blackwater 17 km 3
A varied walk through attractive mixed woodland, heaths and pastures, returning along the Blackwater Valley Path.
Berkshire 17 Goring Circular 18 km 4
An undulating route through Berkshire with lunch at The Bell, a refreshingly traditional pub.
Berkshire 56 Maidenhead to Marlow 14 km 3
A pretty stretch of the Thames to Cookham in the morning. After lunch, a hill with a view of the Thames valley, or continue along the Thames Path. Can be done as 2 short walks.
Berkshire 34 Newbury Racecourse to Woolhampton 17 km 2
Easy walk with some gentle climbs en route which crosses Greenham Common, a former World War II and NATO airfield.
Berkshire 133 Slough to Egham via Windsor Great Park and Virginia Water 16 km 2
A good introductory walk passing Windsor Castle with lots of absorbing local culture and history to discover along the way with deer and pheasants at various points through the Royal Landscape.
Berkshire 61 Thames Path : Reading to Henley 15 km 1
A pretty stretch of the Thames towpath
Buckinghamshire 36 Amersham Circular via Chalfont St Giles 14 km 3
An easy walk along gentle hills above the Misbourne valley to the attractive village of Chalfont St Giles.
Buckinghamshire 194 Aylesbury Vale Parkway to Aylesbury 25 km 5
Quiet hill top villages in eastern Aylesbury Vale. Finishing with a long stretch along the Grand Union Canal.
Buckinghamshire 189 Beeches Way: West Drayton to Cookham 27 km 5
Lowland heaths and mature woodland close to London. Can be done as 2 shorter walks.
Buckinghamshire 195 Cheddington to Leighton Buzzard 25 km 5
Delightful hill top villages in East Bucks. Panoramic views of The Chilterns and into Aylesbury Vale.
Buckinghamshire 81 Chorleywood to Chesham 16 km 5
The Chess Valley, one of the most beautiful and tranquil parts of the Chiltern Hills, yet never more than a couple of kilometres from the Metropolitan Line. The walk dips in and out of the valley, with a number of fine panoramic views
Buckinghamshire 191 Haddenham Circular via Brill 28 km 8
Strenuous walk linking several hill top villages in the rolling landscape of the north westerly Aylesbury Vale, with splendid views throughout.
Buckinghamshire 193 Haddenham to Aylesbury via Gibraltar and Ford 23 km 4
The scenic heart of Aylesbury Vale: picturesque hamlets in the Thame Valley, Notley Abbey, Dinton Hall and Hartwell House.
Buckinghamshire 192 Haddenham to Aylesbury via Waddesdon 25 km 6
Tranquil stretches of the Thame Valley, combined with a few energetic climbs and long passages through two magnificent Rothschild estates.
Buckinghamshire 140 Wendover Circular via The Lee and Swan Bottom 20 km 6
Energetic walk through the Chiltern Hills encompassing many splendid woodlands, a conservation village and idyllic Lee Common
Cambridgeshire 105 Cambridge via Grantchester Circular 15 km 1
Cambridge and its Colleges, Grantchester, Trumpington and the University Botanic Gardens
Cambridgeshire 118 Ely Circular 18 km 1
An easy walk through an historic area
Cambridgeshire 31 Huntingdon Circular 19 km 2
Easy walk beside the Great Ouse river to the attractive village of Houghton and its restored water mill, returning through water meadows and a nature reserve.
Chilterns 10 Little Kimble to Saunderton 17 km 4
An easy Chilterns walk with lunch at a favourite inn of the poet Rupert Brooke
Cotswolds 224 Kingham to Moreton in Marsh via Adelstrop 18 km 3
A First World War Remembrance Walk
Cotswolds 115 Moreton-in-Marsh Circular 20 km 5
A peaceful walk through the Cotswolds with a choice of lunch stops
Devon 156 South West Cost Path: Seaton to Lyme Regis via the Undercliff 11 km 5
Jungle like walk through the Axmouth / Lyme Regis undercliff, with sea views at the start and finish
Dorset 54 Lulworth Cove via Tyneham and Durdle Door Circular 19 km 10
Dramatic coastal scenery, Lulworth cove, hidden beaches, a cliff arch, and a ghost town. Travel by car only.
Dorset 76 Purbeck Way: Wareham to Swanage or Kingston 21 km 5
Heathland, Corfe and its ruined castle (NT), and either south to the sea at Chapman's Pool or west along a spectacular ridge to the sea and Swanage.
Dorset 119 South Dorset Ridgeway: Osmington or Dorchester to Abbotsbury 21 km 6
Long ridgewalk with stunning views over Purbeck, the Isle of Portland, Chesil beach and Lyme bay. Travel by bus.
Dorset 73 SWCP: Branksome to Swanage or Corfe Castle 19 km 3
Lovely Coastal walk starting with a busy prom, then a short ferry crossing to start the South West Coast Path along Studland Bay (a sandy beach), past Old Harry (cliffs) to Swanage, a seaside resort. Optional ridge walk ending to Corfe Castle. Return by bus.
Dorset 99 SWCP: Weymouth to Lulworth Cove 20 km 8
Weymouth Bay, then a dramatic cliff walk past small beaches, then higher cliffs past Durdle Door (stack) to Lulworth Cove
Dorset 77 SWCP: Weymouth via Isle of Portland Circular 16 km 4
Weymouth's harbour, the South West Coast Path, a disused railway path, industrial archaeology and a grandstand view of the Devon and Dorset coast.
Dorset 75 Wareham to Lulworth Cove 20 km 7
Heathland, a ridge, the ghost town of Tyneham, the rollercoaster South West Coast Path and Lulworth Cove
East Sussex 29 Ashurst Circular 19 km 5
A walk via Pooh Bridge to the attractive Wealden village of Hartfield, with a longer option over the elevated heathland of Ashdown Forest.
East Sussex 110 Ashurst to Forest Row and East Grinstead 18 km 5
A long walk through Pooh country with far-reaching views from the top of Ashdown Forest
East Sussex 30 Battle Circular 19 km 3
The 1066 County Path, picturesque Battle and its Abbey
East Sussex 129 Berwick to Birling Gap 19 km 5
via Wilmington, Jevington and Flagstaff point
East Sussex 90 Berwick to Seaford 15 km 7
The South Downs : Windover and 'High and Over' Hills, and picturesque Alfriston. Can be extended with a chalk cliff coastal walk to Seaford.
East Sussex 108 Burgess Hill to Hassocks 27 km 8
A long almost circular walk via the Sussex Border Path, Sussex Villages, and the South Downs Way ridge from Ditchling Beacon to Wolstonbury Hill
East Sussex 95 Buxted Circular 16 km 3
A gentle walk through the Weald to Poundgate, with some nice views of the Weald and the distant South Downs.
East Sussex 60 Eastbourne to East Dean 12 km 5
Coastal walk via Eastbourne's promenade, Beachy Head and the 7 Sisters, then inland over the downs to East Dean. Return by bus.
East Sussex 66 Eastbourne to Hastings via Pevensey, Cooden Beach and Bexhill 24 km 1
Flat coastal walk along the south coast past busy sea front promenades and quiet beaches.
East Sussex 79 Edenbridge to Westerham 17 km 8
A slow climb from Eden Valley to the Greensand Ridge and the High Chart,via Chartwell (NT, Churchill's Home) and Emmetts Garden (NT).
East Sussex 120 Eridge Circular 15 km 4
A short walk through an interesting part of the High Weald.
East Sussex 109 Eridge to Forest Row and East Grinstead 18 km 5
Along the High Weald Landscape Trail to some attractive villages in the upper Medway Valley
East Sussex 208 Etchingham to Wadhurst via Ticehurst 17 km 5
Hilly Wealden landscapes, ancient villages and Bewl Water reservoir
East Sussex 23 Forest Row Circular 18 km 4
The heathlands of Ashdown Forest. Travel by Bus.
East Sussex 50 Hassocks to Brighton 20 km 7
Over the South Downs to Brighton, the liveliest city on the South Coast
East Sussex 169 Hastings Circular via Fairlight Glen Beach and Fireheights 13 km 10
Hilly cliff top path via remote Fairlight Glen naturist beach to Fireheights. Return by the same path, a gentler inland route, or along the seashore
East Sussex 47 Lewes Circular via Glynde and Southease 24 km 7
An energetic walk over the South Downs with great views, 3 hills, 3 pubs, and a ridge.
East Sussex 134 Lewes to Brighton via Rottingdean 19 km 4
The less-frequented heart of the South Downs to Rottingdean, with a pleasant walk along the promenade into Brighton to finish
East Sussex 181 Lewes to Seaford via West Firle 23 km 8
Glorious ramble over the South Downs to the sea covering areas less frequently walked
East Sussex 213 Newhaven to Brighton and Portslade 19 km 3
A Victorian Fort, White Cliffs, cliff top and cliff bottom paths, Brighton's busy pier and promenade and quieter Hove
East Sussex 25 SDW8 : Southease to Eastbourne 27 km 7
2 Long Ridge walks over open downs, beautiful Alfriston for lunch, and Eastbourne pier and prom. to finish.
East Sussex 65 Southease to Rottingdean or Brighton 16 km 4
The flat, open Ouse valley to Rodmell and Kingston, then an open chalk ridge to Rottingdean and Brighton.
East Sussex 112 Stonegate to Robertsbridge 14 km 4
The High Weald, Kipling’s home, and panoramic views
East Sussex 19 Tunbridge Wells Circular 19 km 5
A varied High Weald walk with stretches through parkland, restored heathland and woods containing massive sandstone outcrops, finishing alongside the Spa Valley Railway.
East Sussex 262 Uckfield to Buxted 22 km 5
Uck Valley, undulating Low Weald Countryside, van Hoogstraten's path, Blackboys Inn, Tickerage Stream valley with Vivien Leigh's home, and Buxted Park
East Sussex 196 Wadhurst to Tunbridge Wells 14 km 5
Plenty of fine views on this short High Weald walk to the spa town of Royal Tunbridge Wells
East Sussex 5 Wadhurst via Bewl Water Circular 17 km 5
This walk follows the Sussex Border path to Bewl Water, then follows its banks back to Wadhurst for tea. Gentle gradients but never flat.
Essex 258 Benfleet Circular via Canvey Island 23 km 3
Varied walk around a unique island in the Thames Estuary: mudflats, creeks, river traffic, sandy beaches, seawall murals, grassy marshland, oil terminals & refineries
Essex 52 Clacton-on-Sea to Walton-on-the-Naze 12 km 1
A short North Sea coastal walk between 2 seaside resorts
Essex 130 Great Chesterford to Newport (Essex) 19 km 3
Through rolling hills and river valleys to the historic market town of Saffron Walden and one of Britain's finest stately homes
Essex 158 Ingatestone to Battlesbridge 25 km 5
The Wid Valley and the Wid itself, Hanningfield Reservoir Nature Reserve and the Crouch Valley via a mix of woods and fields.
Essex 216 Kelvedon Circular 23 km 4
Gentle Essex walk through the quiet Blackwater Valley to historic Coggeshall, with 300 listed buildings, for lunch.
Essex 114 Laindon Circular 21 km 6
Essex Hills, wooded Nature Reserves and panoramic Thames Valley Views
Essex 162 North Fambridge to Burnham-on-Crouch 21 km 3
Follow the tidal River Crouch eastwards towards the North Sea atop the sea wall. Wide open and scenic countryside, mudflats, creeks, rich bird life, sailing boats and marinas.
Essex 159 South Woodham Ferrers to North Fambridge 26 km 6
Long and varied walk in the Crouch valley across hilly parts of Essex, with some challenging field crossings and a serene riverside finish.
Essex 166 The Broomway and Foulness Island 16 km 3
Fabled tidal road off the coast off Essex across Maplin Sands to Foulness Island.
Essex 98 Walton-on-the-Naze Circular 12 km 1
Coastal walk from a faded grandeur Victorian seaside resort with pier to a fast eroding, fossil rich headland and a sand spit. Return along the beach or through a nature reserve.
Essex 116 Wendens Ambo Circular 24 km 5
North West Essex hills and pretty villages
Essex 157 Wickford to Battlesbridge or South Woodham Ferrers 22 km 4
Grassy fields, quiet lanes, a smattering of woods, Hanningfield Reservoir Nature Reserve and the tidal River Crouch.
Essex 247 Wivenhoe to West Mersea or Clacton-on-Sea 10 km 2
Tidal river Colne to Brighlingsea. Then short ferry for coast walk to Clacton (long) or West Mersea (bus)
Exmoor NP 123 Countisbury via Foreland Point, Lynmouth and Watersmeet Circular 16 km 5
2 short circular walks 1) East along the South West Coast Path past Foreland Point 2) Along the narrow, steep sided River Lyn gorge to picturesque Watersmeet (NT)
Exmoor NP 124 Heddon's Mouth Circular 9 km 4
Short walk to Heddon's Beach, and along the South West Coast Path from a remote country pub. Travel by car only.
Exmoor NP 125 SWCP1 : Minehead to Porlock 14 km 4
SWCP Day 1 - Gentle introduction to the coast path, with rugged and tea room options.
Exmoor NP 142 SWCP2: Porlock to Lynton 19 km 8
SWCP Day 2 - Spectacular and remote coastal walk.
Exmoor NP 143 SWCP3: Lynton to Combe Martin 22 km 10
SWCP Day 3 - Spectacular and remote coastal walk with a nice lunch pub
Gloucestershire 256 Kemble Circular 16 km 2
The source of the Thames, an overgrown canal, quiet tracks, a pretty village, and the Thames path
Hampshire 74 Bournemouth to Barton-on-Sea via Hengistbury Head 17 km 3
A coastal walk along the Bournemouth promenade past Hengistbury Head, with a ferry crossing and some hidden beaches.
Downloads: A walk or longer ferry ride, from Christchurch. around its harbour to Hengistbury Head.
Hampshire 163 Brockenhurst Circular 17 km 3
The New Forest - A mix of dense and more open woods.
Hampshire 226 Brockenhurst to Lymington 18 km 3
Varied walk on the southern edge of the New Forest through parkland, woods, open heaths and pasture before a contrasting finish past coastal marshes.
Hampshire 160 Farnham to Blackwater 21 km 5
Farnham Park, Caesar’s Camp, Beacon Hill, Bourley Reservoirs, Gelvert Stream, Fleet Pond, Foxlease Meadows and Hawley Common
Hampshire 84 Hook to Winchfield 19 km 4
A walk along a rural stretch of the Basingstoke Canal, passing the ruins of a medieval castle and visiting an attractive Hampshire town.
Hampshire 62 Lymington to Barton-on-Sea 16 km 2
Easy coastal walk along the Solent Way with views towards the Isle of Wight. Return by bus.
Hampshire 58 Mottisfont to Romsey 22 km 5
Mottisfont Abbey Gardens, West Hampshire Chalk Downs, Dun & Test Valleys and the picturesque market town of Romsey
Hampshire 97 Overton Circular 19 km 4
North Hampshire hills and Jane Austen's literary landscape
Hampshire 53 Overton to Whitchurch 17 km 3
An easy walk down the Test valley which passes many interesting mills, old and new.
Hampshire 179 Portsmouth to Havant or Eastoke Point via Hayling Island 18 km 1
Portsmouth Harbour, Southsea promenande, Eastney Beach, a ferry to Hayling Island, quiet beaches. Either follow the sandy beach to Eaststoke Point, or head inland along a disused railway path alongside Langstone Harbour.
Hampshire 182 SDW1 : Winchester to West Meon or Hinton Ampner 26 km 5
Historic Winchester and the South Downs Way. Shorter ending in Hinton Ampner NT or longer ending via Beacon Hill, and a railway path. Return by bus.
Hampshire 183 SDW2 : Petersfield to West Meon 27 km 6
The Hangers Way, Buriton, The South Downs Way, Queen Elizabeth Park, Butser Hill, Old Winchester Hill, and a railway path.
Hampshire 180 Southbourne to Emsworth via Thorney Island 14 km 1
Easy coastal walk around Thorney Island in Chichester's tidal harbour.
Hampshire 15 Winchester Circular 18 km 4
A historic Cathedral City, St Catherine's Hill and downland.
Hertfordshire 91 Baldock Circular 20 km 4
A flat walk across vast Hertfordshire farmland fields in an area filled with clues to Britain’s Iron Age and Roman past. Follows part of the Icknield Way.
Hertfordshire 168 Broxbourne Circular 24 km 7
A strenuous walk through the Spital Brook valley into Broxbourne Woods National Nature Reserve and an assortment of ancient and wild woods and diverse woodland setting.
Hertfordshire 55 Harlow Circular 13 km 1
An easy walk through south east Hertfordshire.
Hertfordshire 234 Hitchin Circular 26 km 7
Grassy lanes and woods across the most north easterly Chilterns ridge to Pegsdon Hills and Knocking Hoe. A motte-and-double bailey and an abandoned medieval village, alder and willow woodland, Oughton (chalk river), Hitchin’s old town with Tudor and Georgian buildings
Hertfordshire 164 Roydon to Sawbridgeworth via Henry Moore Foundation 23 km 5
Open countryside with wheat fields, woods and waterways - stretches of the River Ash in the morning and the Stort Navigation near the end. Passes the Henry Moore Sculpture Park.
Hertfordshire 210 Sawbridgeworth to Bishops Stortford via Henry Moore Foundation 24 km 5
Sawbridgeworth, gently rolling countryside, fields, woods and waterways, the Stort Navigation, and Bishop's Storford
Hertfordshire 165 St Margarets Circular 26 km 5
Quiet rolling Hertfordshire countryside, a haunted, ruined church and long stretches in scenic river valleys.
Hertfordshire 94 Watton-at-Stone Circular 18 km 2
The rolling hills of Hertfordshire, the River Beane, and Watton.
Hertfordshire 69 Welwyn Circular 18 km 2
An easy walk through Hertfordshire countryside, visiting Ayot St Lawrence and an an ivied Gothic ruin of a church.
Isle of Wight 71 Isle of Wight Coast Path : Lake to Ryde 21 km 5
The north east section of the coastal path: cliffs, Victorian promenades, and a quiet harbour.
Isle of Wight 72 Yarmouth Circular 19 km 5
The Isle of Wight coastal path, Tennyson Down, a nature reserve, and a disused railway.
Kent 236 Ashurst to Eridge 21 km 5
Gently undulating High Weald walk in the low hills and valleys around Tunbridge Wells
Kent 121 Bekesbourne Circular 17 km 2
Ancient villages, churches and pubs in a classic Kent landscape
Kent 28 Birchington to Herne Bay 14 km 1
Easy coastal walks, passing the dramatic ruins at Recluver
Kent 138 Chilham Circular 16 km 5
A climb into the Kentish Downs and a descent to two historic houses.
Kent 3 Cowden to Eridge 20 km 4
Starts along a valley and then over hills to Hartfield for lunch, followed by an undulating trek thorough woods and fields to Eridge.
Kent 78 Cowden to Hever 17 km 4
A contrast between a remote part of the Weald and three attractive and popular Kent villages
Kent 173 Cuxton to Halling 18 km 6
Cobham Park and the newly-restored Darnley Mausoleum, organic farms and nature reserves
Kent 35 Cuxton to Sole Street 19 km 5
Open views and a wooded ridge before lunch. A short afternoon passes a large organic farm (wildflowers) and the Leather Bottle pub (of Charles Dickens' Pickwick Papers) in Cobham
Kent 202 Dartford to Greenhithe 11 km 1
Riverside walk along the banks of the Darent and the Thames with stunning views of the Dartford river crossing
Kent 59 Eynsford Circular 20 km 5
A contrast between hidden valleys in the North Downs and the Darent Valley Path through three interesting villages.
Kent 207 Farningham Road to Sole Street 17 km 3
A walk of contrasts, urban sprawl, and then caught by what it may have been like a hundred or more years ago, coming across the Wheatsheaf pub and Chapter House Farm. Plenty of good pubs along the way.
Kent 12 Faversham to Whitstable 16 km 1
Easy Coastal Walk
Kent 13 Folkestone Circular or to Dover 13 km 9
Coastal Walk. Out besides the sea to the Warren (an undercliff). Either return via the cliffs above, or continue along the White Cliffs to Dover.
Kent 152 GW10 : Pluckley to Ashford 16 km 3
Greensand Way Stage 10 - orchards, a gentle ridge, but an urban ending to Ashford
Kent 153 GW11 : Ashford to Ham Street 17 km 2
Greensand Way Stage 11 - an urban start, the outskirts of Ashford but a much nicer ending
Kent 41 GW 7 : Yalding to Sevenoaks 21 km 4
Kent Orchards, then follows the Greensand Way to Igtham Mote (NT), One Tree Hill, Knole House and deer park (NT)
Kent 150 GW 8 : Yalding to Sutton Vallance 15 km 3
Greensand Way Stage 8 - fine views from a gentle ridge and excellent pubs en-route
Kent 151 GW 9 : Harrietsham to Pluckley 16 km 3
Greensand Way Stage 9 - fine views from a gentle ridge, orchards and nice pubs
Kent 106 Ham Street to Appledore 18 km 3
A walk full of historical interest in the low hills around Romney Marsh
Kent 82 Hayes to Knockholt 16 km 4
Close to London, this walk in north-west Kent is entirely rural, traversing fields, woods and valleys in London's 'Green Belt'. It passes Charles Darwin's home, Down House (EH)
Kent 175 Hever to Ashurst 16 km 4
A surprisingly remote part of the High Weald on the Kent/East Sussex border
Kent 209 Higham to Gravesend 18 km 3
Birdwatching and nature walk - the Thames Estuary, Hooe Peninsular and Cliffe Pools RSPB Nature reserve.
Kent 219 Hildenborough to Hadlow or Tonbridge 13 km 2
Gentle walk through the Kentish Weald to one of the tallest follies in Britain.
Kent 253 Hollingbourne Circular via Hucking 17 km 5
An attractive woodland estate at the top of the North Downs and a circuit through the grounds of Leeds Castle to finish
Kent 221 Hollingbourne Circular via Thurnham 21 km 7
Views from the North Downs ridge on the way out, returning across farm fields and finishing with a circuit through the grounds of Leeds Castle
Kent 7 Knockholt Circular 18 km 5
An enjoyable day out in the country within zone 6, thanks to those who campaigned for and legislated the Green Belt policy.
Kent 37 Knockholt to Otford 13 km 7
A moderately strenuous stroll in the North Downs, taking in the pretty village of Shoreham
Kent 1 Lenham to Charing 13 km 3
A tranquil walk along the North Downs
Kent 93 NDW: Sandling to Folkestone or Dover 17 km 5
A dramatic ridge walk along the North Downs Way, overlooking the English Channel.
Kent 24 NDW: Sandling to Wye 21 km 6
Pretty Ridge Walk along the North Downs Way with lovely views. Nice pubs for lunch and tea
Kent 63 Oxted Circular 19 km 5
The Greensand Hills on the Surrey/Kent border to historic Westerham, with a choice of routes for the return leg.
Kent 135 Oxted to Lingfield 18 km 3
A short climb over the Greensand Hills followed by a gentle walk across the Low Weald, with a fine bluebell wood at its centre
Kent 92 Penshurst to Leigh 16 km 3
The Eden valley, Penshurst Place and a rural pub for lunch.
Kent 101 Ramsgate to Margate via Broadstairs and Botany Bay 16 km 2
Easy coastal walk with fine cliff top views, 3 classic seaside resorts, and a number of stunning sandy bays and coves that make it a swimming walk par excellence..
Kent 222 Robertsbridge Circular via Brightling 18 km 3
A walk through Jack Fuller Country
Kent 154 Rye to Dungeness and Lydd 21 km 4
Interesting coastal walk past sand dunes, an army range, and a nuclear power station to a unique shingle desert. Travel by bus
Kent 51 Sandling to Folkestone via the Sea 11 km 5
A swimming walk. Starts with a disused railway line, Saltwood Castle, and downland. Finishes along the coast to Folkestone.
Kent 21 Sevenoaks Circular 15 km 4
Out via the National Trust's Knole Park, House, and Igtham Mote. Back by the Greensand Way along the escarpment of the Kent Downs.
Kent 20 Sevenoaks to Westerham 19 km 7
Knole Park, then west along the Greensand Way with spectacular views of the Kent Weald.
Kent 80 Staplehurst to Headcorn 13 km 2
An easy walk through fields in the Kentish Weald, with some fine bluebell woods en route, and an option to visit Sissinghurst Gardens (NT).
Kent 113 Tenterden to Rye 22 km 5
A varied landscape between two interesting Cinque Port towns, from the low hills of the eastern High Weald almost to the coast
Kent 220 Tonbridge to Hadlow 17 km 2
Gentle walk in the Medway Valley with a unique church and one of the tallest follies in Britain.
Kent 235 Tonbridge to Penshurst 17 km 3
The Eden Valley Walk through Haysden Country Park to Penshurst Place and Chiddingstone Castle
Kent 238 Tunbridge Wells to Hildenborough via Bidborough 18 km 2
Gentle walk via elegant Tunbridge Wells, delightful woods, the Wealdway, and Haysden County Park
Kent 38 Whyteleafe to Hayes 16 km 4
Field, woods, quiet valleys, a gem of a pub, and close to London.
Lake District 199 Walks from Ambleside 8 km 4
Low to mid level walks from Ambleside in the Lake District
London 215 Blackheath to Canary Wharf 12 km 1
Blackheath, Greenwich Royal Park, its Observatory and Meridian, the London skyline, the Cutty Sark, a Thames foot tunnel and Canary Wharf skyscrapers.
London 137 Crystal Palace to Forest Hill 13 km 3
Short surburban London walk with plenty of interesting and unusual features.
London 104 Ealing Broadway Circular 18 km 1
The green spaces of West London, including The Grand Union Canal, Boston Manor, Syon House, The Thames towpath, Kew Gardens, and Gunnersbury Park.
London 259 Epping Forest Centenary Walk: Manor Park to Epping 24 km 3
A long 15 miles (or 2 short) walks along the length of an ancient royal forest in east London - Wanstead and Leyton Flats, Walthemstowe Forest and Epping Forest.
London 42 Greenford to Osterley 12 km 1
A walk through attractive open spaces in West London, visiting parks, a viaduct, a series of locks and a NT stately home.
London 240 Hampton Court Circular 15 km 1
Two royal parks and Britain's finest surviving Tudor building
London 257 Highgate to Hampstead 14 km 4
A varied walk through the green spaces of London's ‘Northern Heights’, with some panoramic views of the city
London 122 Jubilee Walk : Central London Circular 15 km 1
Urban walk through Central London - passes many famous tourist sites
London 241 Leytonstone to Loughton 13 km 1
Epping Forest
London 197 Loughton to Epping 13 km 3
The ancient woodland of Epping Forest within Zone 6
London 261 Norbiton to Hammersmith or Putney 17 km 2
A deer park, 'the village on the river' and one of the first English landscape gardens
London 203 Rainham to Grays 16 km 2
Dracula, outdoor art, concrete barges, an ace nature reserve, industrial sculpture, history and heritage, accompanied by the mighty Thames.
London 172 Rainham to Purfleet via RSPB reserve at Rainham Marshes 13 km 1
An easy birdwatching walk in Outer East London along an interesting and atmospheric section of the Thames Path incorporating a circuit of the RSPB reserve at Rainham marshes.
London 188 Richmond Circular 12 km 1
Get away from it all without leaving Greater London - Richmond Park and the River Thames.
London 245 Thames Path: London Bridge to Greenwich via the south bank 10 km 1
The Thames path past Tower Bridge, the regenerating East End, and historic Greenwich.
London 228 Totteridge Circular 14 km 2
Meadows, woods and villages on the Northern Heights
London 206 Wimbledon Circular 10 km 2
Get away from it all without leaving Greater London - Wimbledon Common.
London 46 Wimbledon to Kingston 15 km 3
Wimbledon Common, Richmond Park, and the Thames Path.
Norfolk 70 Norfolk Coast Path : Hunstanton to Cromer 76 km 3
A quiet coastal path with wide beaches, sand dunes, salt and freshwater marshes, nature reserves, barrier islands, and lots of birds.
Northamptonshire 176 Kings Sutton Circular 17 km 3
A leisurely stroll through Northamptonshire with ample refreshment.
Northern France 126 Calais Walking Guide : 8 walks in and around Calais, Cap Blanc-Nez 26 km 1
8 walks between 5 and 16 miles in the Calais area suitable for day trips by train or ferry.
Oxfordshire 49 Cholsey to Goring 24 km 3
Fairly gentle climbs through Oxfordshire and Berkshire countryside ending with a southerly stretch along the Thames.
Oxfordshire 242 Cholsey to Goring via Wallingford 21 km 4
The Thames Path to Wallingford, rolling hills and South Stoke, finishing along the Thames path
Oxfordshire 44 Didcot Circular 22 km 3
A walk in Oxfordshire, taking in Dorchester-on-Thames and the Clumps. Can start from Appleford.
Oxfordshire 243 Goring circular via Hill Bottom 18 km 4
Rolling Chilterns countryside, forest trails, quiet country lanes and 3 pubs
Oxfordshire 223 Henley via Turville Circular 24 km 4
The Midsomer Murders Walk
Oxfordshire 246 Kingham to Charlbury 18 km 2
The Oxfordshire Way, the river Evenlode, gentle rolling hills, woods and fields that were the inspiration for Tolkien’s Hobbitshire, and 2 Cotswold villages
Oxfordshire 170 Pangbourne via Goring Circular 14 km 3
Hilly route to Pangbourne for lunch, shorter return along the Thames
Oxfordshire 171 Ridgeway: Goring to Wantage 30 km 5
A ridge walk over open downland with good views along a neolithic trail to an ancient hill fort. Very long or short option. Return by bus.
Oxfordshire 190 Thame Circular 21 km 3
Scenic ramble through quiet villages in the Thame Valley on the Oxon/Bucks border, north of the Chilterns.
Somerset 186 Bath Circular via 2 Tunnels and a Canal 20 km 2
Walk/Cycle route via a disused railway, Devonshire and Combe Down tunnels, Tucking Mill Viaduct, the Kennet and Avon Canal towpath, Dundas Aqueduct, and historic Bath
Suffolk 204 Aldeburgh to Saxmundham 16 km 3
Aldeburgh to Thorpeness seafront, an old railway trackbed, North Warren nature reserve, the Sandlings Walk to the village of Friston, and across fields to Saxmundham
Suffolk 205 Wickham Market to Aldeburgh 23 km 3
Blaxhall Common, Suffolk heathlands (the Sandlings), Snape Maltings for lunch, the historic Sailors’ Path along the River Alde estuary along, then either the seawall around Aldeburgh Marshes or a shortcut to seaside Aldeburgh.
Suffolk 227 Wickham Market to Felixstowe 35 km 3
Long (or 2 day) walk over farms, heathland, then along the Butley river, wild and isolated coastline, and a ferry crossing to Felixstowe.
Surrey 237 Ash Circular via the MOD Ranges 22 km 6
Explore the remote Ash Ranges - what Surrey should really look like! (Usually open Bank Holidays only - Check!)
Surrey 96 Ash Vale Circular via NDW 26 km 5
A circular walk starting and ending in the rarely visited Ash Ranges and including a section of the North Downs Way through the attractive village of Puttenham.
Surrey 136 Ash Vale to Worplesdon 20 km 4
The Basingstoke Canal, Ash Ranges (Remote, hilly MOD land with unrestricted access), Cobbett Hill and Whitmoor Common.
Surrey 107 Ash to Brookwood 15 km 5
Ash Ranges and Brookwood Cemetery
Surrey 184 Bentley to Farnham 19 km 3
Alice Holt Ancient Forest, Surrey Hills, Scotch Pine Forest, and remote heather filled heathland, Frensham Great and Little Ponds (swimming)
Surrey 64 Box Hill Circular 15 km 8
A fairly strenuous walk in a beautiful part of the North Downs
Surrey 177 Chipstead to Kingswood 16 km 5
Ancient woodland, open downs and farmland in London's Green Belt
Surrey 145 GW 1 : Witley to Haslemere via Thursley, Surrey Hills 16 km 4
Greensand Way Stage 1 : Gibbet Hill, Devil's Punch Bowl and Hindhead Common
Surrey 146 GW 2 : Witley to Ewhurst 20 km 5
Greensand Way Stage 2 : The Surrey Hills : the Wey Valley, and remote villages
Surrey 147 GW 3 : Gomshall to Dorking 21 km 5
Greensand Way Stage 3 : The Surrey Hills : Holmbury Hill and Leith Hill
Surrey 16 GW 4 : Dorking to Reigate 13 km 3
A mainly level route along the River Mole and then the Greensand Way via several picturesque villages.
Surrey 148 GW 5 : Earlswood to Oxted 17 km 4
Greensand Way Stage 5 : A gentle ridge walk through a quiet part of Surrey. Regularly spaced pubs.
Surrey 149 GW 6 : Hurst Green to Sevenoaks 19 km 6
The best of the Greensand Way - a traverse of the Chart Hills. Toy's Hill, Ide Hill, Chartwell (NT), and an extension to Knole Park (NT)
Surrey 185 Guildford Circular via Albury Park 25 km 7
The North Downs ridge, a haunted pool, unusual churches and traces of an industrial era in the Tillingbourne valley
Surrey 131 Guildford to Horsley 20 km 4
Viewpoints on the North Downs ridge
Surrey 57 Guildford via Chantries Hill Circular 21 km 4
Chantries Hill and the North Downs Way to St Marthas Church (viewpoint). Albery for lunch, returning via mixed woods and the tranquil Wey navigation to Guildford.
Surrey 144 Haslemere to Farnham 22 km 5
Gibbet Hill, Devil's Punch Bowl, Thursley and Elstead Commons, and the ruins of Waverley Abbey
Surrey 32 Holmwood to Reigate 16 km 2
An easy walk through Surrey's Low Weald and the Mole Valley.
Surrey 214 Horsley to West Byfleet 15 km 3
Green woods and fields, the yellow scrub and heathland of Ockham Common, Wisley Common and RHS Wisley Gardens (public footpath), and a canal side pub on the Wey Navigation
Surrey 4 Merstham to Tattenham Corner 16 km 5
Viewpoints on the North Downs to start, a pub lunch in Mogador, and a London panorama from the Epsom Downs to finish.
Downloads: Alternative route across Banstead Downs on the Main Walk. New Circular Walk option from Tattenham Corner
Surrey 111 NDW: Caterham to Knockholt 26 km 7
The North Downs Way through woods with fine views - and within Zone 6 - but does suffer from road noise. 2 shorter return-by-bus options
Surrey 178 Oxshott to Ashtead 20 km 3
The River Mole and the heaths, commons and woods of metropolitan Surrey. Including Oxshott Heath, Esher Common, Prince’s Coverts, Ashtead and Epsom Commons.
Surrey 139 Tadworth via Headley Heath and Box Hill Circular 20 km 8
Mixed open and wooded chalk downland with several viewpoints close to London
Surrey 45 West Byfleet to Hampton Court 17 km 1
The Thames Path, the Wey Navigation and several pubs.
Surrey 43 Whyteleafe to Woldingham 19 km 4
Bluebell woods, fields, valleys and nature reserves on the London/Surrey border.
Surrey 244 Woldingham Circular via Titsey Place 18 km 7
Rural valleys, the North Downs and the Titsey Plantation
Surrey 2 Woldingham to Oxted 17 km 5
Close to London, this walk combines stretches of both The North Downs Way, and the Greensand Way.
Wales (Anglesey) 103 Newborough Warren Circular 18 km 2
Remote coastal walk with sand dunes, beaches, pine forests and salt marsh - ideal for rest day, or when there is bad weather on the tops.
Wales (Brecon Beacons NP) 85 Pen y Fan Horseshoe 11 km 10
A classic horseshoe walk climbing the highest peaks in the Brecon Beacons via a glacial ridge. Access by car only
Wales (Brecon Beacons NP) 86 The Black Mountain (Fan Brycheiniog) 11 km 5
An easy walk along a glacial ridge to one of the highest peaks in the Brecon Beacons. Access by car only
Wales (Gower) 89 Llanmadoc via Whiteford Sands Circular 11 km 2
Out through NT pine forest with salt marsh views to a lighthouse, back along sand dunes and a remote beach.
Wales (Gower) 87 Rhossili via Llangennith Circular 12 km 3
A gentle walk, up to then along he downs overlooking a stunning beach, and back along the beach itself.
Wales (Gower) 88 Rhossili via Worms Head Circular 11 km 6
A gentler cliff top headland walk a dramatic extension - a classic walk out to 2 small islands cut off at high tide, with stunning views of Rhossili beach.
Wales (Snowdonia NP) 102 Snowdon 11 km 9
A beginners guide to safely climbing the highest mountain in England and Wales.
West Sussex 11 Amberley Circular 18 km 5
Out along the foot of the South Downs above Wild Brook wetland to Storrington for lunch, and back along the ridge of the Downs.
West Sussex 39 Amberley to Pulborough 18 km 6
The South Downs with good views in the morning. Lunch in a small village. A gentle afternoon stroll through the West Weald with downland views to finish.
West Sussex 100 Arundel and Amberley 23 km 6
A contrast between peaceful villages in the Arun Valley and an attractive old town with a castle and cathedral.
West Sussex 22 Balcombe Circular via Ardingly Reservoir 16 km 4
Two interlocking walks in a figure of 8 around Balcombe (one for Summer, one for Winter), taking in Ardingly Reservoir, the Ouse Valley Viaduct, and fine Weald territory.
West Sussex 200 Berwick via Arlington Circular 13 km 1
Tranquil, quiet and gently undulating countryside with fine views of the downs and weald
West Sussex 8 Billingshurst to Amberley 23 km 5
Starts in gentle countryside, with the South Downs a thin line on the horizon, then via some steep hills and hidden valleys to finish on the crest of the South Downs with a panoramic view
West Sussex 40 East Grinstead Circular 18 km 4
Two walks in classic Weald territory, with an optional visit to the National Trust property of Standen
West Sussex 27 Forest Row to Sheffield Park 18 km 4
Heath and Mixed Woodland. Return by Bluebell Line Steam Train, or longer Circular Walk
West Sussex 239 Halnaker to Chichester via Cass Sculpture Park and Goodwood 23 km 7
Scenic steep chalk downlands around the Upper Lavant Valley, Cass Sculpture Park, the Goodwood Estate and unrivalled views from St. Roche's Hill
West Sussex 263 Haslemere to Midhurst via Henley 23 km 8
The Temple of the Winds on Black Down; lunch in idyllic hamlet with fine pub and evocative ruins of a fortified Tudor house on Cowdray Estate against the backdrop of the South Downs
West Sussex 48 Haslemere to Midhurst via Lurgashall 21 km 5
Black Down (hill) and the Temple of the Winds (viewpoint), Lurgashall (village with pub by the cricket pitch) and Midhurst (ruined castle, historic town centre).
West Sussex 141 Haywards Heath Circular via Lindfield 19 km 4
A gently undulating walk in the low hills around the Ouse Valley.
West Sussex 198 Haywards Heath to Balcombe 10 km 3
The rolling tree clad High Wield
West Sussex 132 Horsted Keynes Circular 18 km 5
A varied walk from the deep wooded valleys of the High Weald to the elevated heathland of Ashdown Forest, with a section alongside the Bluebell Railway. Travel by bus
West Sussex 174 Horsted Keynes to Balcombe 17 km 5
An undulating High Weald walk with a contrasting section alongside Ardingly Reservoir
West Sussex 212 Littlehampton to Bognor Regis and Pagham 12 km 2
Quiet coastal walk past quiet shingle beaches and busier south coast resorts of Littlehampton and Bognor Regis
West Sussex 217 Midhurst Way: Arundel to Midhurst 31 km 9
Long walk though a remote and less visited part of the South Downs National Park
West Sussex 218 Midhurst Way: Haslemere to Midhurst via Henley 16 km 4
Quiet hills and forests, 2 country pubs, and Cowdray Park.
West Sussex 167 New Lipchis Way: Chichester to West Wittering and East Head 20 km 2
A quiet canal, the shoreline of Chichester Harbour, West Wittering beach, and East Head spit. Return by bus.
West Sussex 18 Petersfield to Rowlands Castle 16 km 3
An easy southerly trek through East Hampshire.
West Sussex 14 Pulborough Circular 21 km 4
This is a long but easy walk which explores the water meadows of the River Arun, with the South Downs as a dramatic backdrop.
West Sussex 9 Pulborough to Amberley 17 km 5
Historic Pulborough, gentle hills, a gem of a pub, an RSPB marshland, and up and over the South Downs to Amberley.
West Sussex 128 Pulborough to Petworth 18 km 5
Across the Arun valley and Greensand Hills to an attractive town with one of the National Trust's finest properties
West Sussex 68 Rowlands Castle Circular 26 km 9
A demanding walk, first through park- and woodland, then through the remote westerly valleys of the South Downs
West Sussex 211 Shoreham By Sea to Worthing and Littlehampton 10 km 2
Varied coastal walk past quiet shingle beaches and the busier south coast resorts of Worthing and Littlehampton
West Sussex 155 SDW3 : Petersfield to Cocking 20 km 6
Follows the South Downs Way along the crest of the South Downs with good 360 degree views throughout.
West Sussex 33 SDW4 : Amberley to Cocking 20 km 3
Follows the South Downs Way along the ridge of the South Downs. Good views in the morning, a forested trail in the afternoon (travel by bus).
West Sussex 26 SDW5 : Amberley to Shoreham By Sea or Lancing 24 km 5
A ridge walk along the South Downs Way, passing Chanctonbury Ring.
West Sussex 201 Uckfield via Van Hoogstraaten's Path Circular 15 km 3
Undulating low Weald Countryside via the (now peaceful) path at the centre of a right-of-way battle between the Ramblers and Van Hoogstraaten
West Sussex 225 Wivelsfield to Haywards Heath 18 km 5
Fine views from the High Weald, the picturesque Sussex village of Cuckfield, and Borde Hill Garden.
Wiltshire 6 Bradford-on-Avon to Bath 15 km 2
Follow the tranquil Kennet and Avon Canal through a pretty valley between the historic towns of Bradford-upon-Avon and Bath
Wiltshire 127 Pewsey Circular 26 km 8
North Wessex Downs and the Vale of Pewsey
Wiltshire 255 Pewsey Circular via Avebury 35 km 10
Long walk over Wiltshire downs to Avebury World Heritage Site
Wiltshire 254 Salisbury Circular 32 km 9
Long walk. Gentle start via historic Salisbury, the Chalke Valley, pretty villages. Strenuous afternoon via the Downs, a Roman Road, and a noted Water Meadows view of the Cathedral
Wiltshire 67 Salisbury to Amesbury via Stonehenge 25 km 7
A walk up the Avon valley with a magical approach to Stonehenge
Wiltshire 250 Tisbury Circular via Alvediston 26 km 10
An Iron Age hill fort, pretty coombes, and lots of ascent: the Vale of Wardour and West Wiltshire Downs AONB with views to the Cranborne Chase AONB and all the way to the coast
Wiltshire 249 Tisbury Circular via Dinton and Fovant 24 km 7
The Nadder Valley, Dinton Park, undulating countryside of the West Wiltshire Downs, with views to distant coombes, and the regimental Fovant Badges (large hill side figures)
Wiltshire 252 Tisbury Circular via Donhead St. Andrew 23 km 9
The Vale of Wardour in the Wiltshire Downs AONB. Wardour Park, Nadder Head, a neolithic hill fort, Barkers hill, Old Wardour Castle. Long and shorter version.
Wiltshire 248 Tisbury Circular via Hindon 22 km 7
The Nadder Valley, picturesque villages, some dry chalky U-shaped downs of the West Wiltshire Downs, wooded ridges and one of Britain’s largest thatched buildings
Wiltshire 251 Tisbury Circular via Ludwell and Berwick St. John 26 km 10
The Upper Nadder Valley (Wiltshire Downs), Wardour Park and its ruined Castle, steep ascents to Win Green and White Sheet hills and Chalke Valley.
Worcestershire 161 Hagley to Barnt Green via the Clent Hills 19 km 6
Ridge walk over the North Worcestershire Hills via a 1,000 feet summit. Shorter circular walk option via some nice pubs. Handy for Birmingham/the M5

Last Updated : May-16