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Barry Island

Quiet Jackson's Bay, Whitmore Bay (sand, promenade, Gavin and Stacey), Nell's and Friars points, and the old harbour

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Barry to Llantwit Major

Glamorgan Heritage Coast : Cold Knap point, Porthkerry viaduct, Fontygary, Rhoose and Summerhouse points, Llantwit Major beach

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Bath Circular via 2 Tunnels and a Canal

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

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SWC Walk 189 Beeches Way: West Drayton to Cookham

12-Jul-15 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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West Drayton to Cookham

Lowland heaths and mature woodland close to London. Can be done as 2 shorter walks.

Frensham Great Pond

SWC Walk 184 - Bentley to Farnham

14-Jun-20 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Bentley to Farnham

Alice Holt Ancient Forest, Surrey Hills, Scotch Pine Forest, and remote heather filled heathland, Frensham Great and Little Ponds (swimming)

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SWC Walk 86 Fan Brycheiniog and Fan Foel (The Black Mountain)

11-Oct-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Black Mountain from Glyntawe

A strenuous start then easy route finding along a glacial ridge through wild upland scenery to one of the highest peaks in the Brecon Beacons National Park with spectacular views.

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Black Mountains Ridge

Spectacular mountain ridge walk - Hay Bluff, Lord Hereford's Knob, & Waun Fach. Tough, with shorter easier options. Car only.

Highcliffe Beach

Barton to Bournemouth walk

23-Jul-16 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Bournemouth to Barton-on-Sea

A coastal walk along the Bournemouth promenade past Hengistbury Head, with a ferry crossing and some hidden beaches.

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Bath to Bradford-upon-Avon walk

31-Mar-13 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Bradford-on-Avon to Bath

Follow the tranquil Kennet and Avon Canal through a pretty valley between the historic towns of Bradford-upon-Avon and Bath

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Corn Du, Pen y Fan. the shortcut path from the col runs left-right

08-Apr-11 • Andrew Murphy

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Brecon Beacons Horseshoe from Neuadd Reservoir

A classic horseshoe walk of the Brecon Beacons (Pen y Fan, Corn Du, Fan y Big) around a glacial valley, with an extension to Waun Rydd

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Bristol Harbour

Bristol's historic floating harbour via M-Shed, SS Great Britain, churches, galleries, museums, pubs and cafes

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Bristol and the Clifton Suspension Bridge

Bristol's waterfront and historic centre, Clifton's grand houses and Suspension Bridge over the dramatic Avon Gorge.

Victorian Hearse

19-Jul-15 • Andrew Murphy

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Brompton Cemetery

A Victorian “Magnificent 7” parkland cemetery in Chelsea

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Camino de Santiago

Overview of the pilgrim routes to Santiago

Pierhead Building, Cardiff Bay

SWC Short Walk 30 - Cardiff Bay (Wales Coast Path) [Cardiff Bay Trail Option]

17-Dec-19 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Cardiff Bay

Cardiff Bay, barrage, heritage docks, the Welsh Assembly, bayside cafes and bars

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Broad Haven and St Govan's Head

14-Jul-18 • Andrew Murphy on Flickr

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Castlemartin Range Coast Path

Easy cliff top path following the Pembrokeshire Coast Path through a MOD range, past dramatic cliffs, stacks, arches, a secluded chapel and 2 remote beaches. Check access times!

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Chesil Beach Spit

Remote walk along the length of an iconic shingle spit with views inland and out to see. Shingle! Sep-Mar only. Check firing times!

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Chessington Circular

A country park, 2 commons and a hill with a view, all inside the M25

Colliers Wood to Putney Bridge

02-Sep-17 • WolvoLee on Flickr

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Colliers Wood to Putney Bridge

River Wandle Trail and the Thames Path

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Dorking via Brockham Circular

Lost Surrey estate, with restored landscaped garden and forests, ruined castles

Eastbourne Pier

SWC Walk 66 - Eastbourne to Hastings via Bexhill

28-Feb-18 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Eastbourne to Hastings via Bexhill

Flat coastal walk along the south coast past busy sea front promenades and quiet beaches.

Off the broad paths

SWC Walk 259 - Epping Forest Centenary Walk: Manor Park to Epping

11-Jul-18 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Manor Park to Epping

A walk along the length of an ancient royal forest in East London - Wanstead and Leyton Flats, Walthamstow Forest, Highams Park and Epping Forest. Can be done over two legs.

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Fan Dance

SAS fitness exercise. Storey Arms over Pen y Fan to Torpantau, and back again, against the clock, with a full pack

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Foreland Point, Lynmouth and Watersmeet Circular

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)

Hat adjustment - near Brook, Greensand Way

05-Jan-19 • stephenmid on Flickr

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Witley to Haslemere via Thursley, Surrey Hills

Greensand Way Stage 1 : Gibbet Hill, Devil's Punch Bowl and Hindhead Common

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Pluckley to Ashford

Greensand Way Stage 10 - orchards, a gentle ridge, but an urban ending to Ashford

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20-Jul-19 • Ian_Harding on Flickr

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Ashford to Ham Street

Greensand Way Stage 11 - an urban start, the outskirts of Ashford but a much nicer ending

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Witley to Ewhurst

Greensand Way Stage 2 : The Surrey Hills : the Wey Valley, and remote villages

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Gomshall to Dorking

Greensand Way Stage 3 : The Surrey Hills : Holmbury Hill and Leith Hill

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Hurst Green to Sevenoaks

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)

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Hagley to Barnt Green via the Clent Hills

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

Boardwalk in Pudmore Pond Area, Thursley Common

SWC Walk 144 Haslemere to Farnham - Thursley Common Extension (Pudmore Pond Extension-within-the-Extension)

25-Feb-17 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Haslemere to Farnham

Invall wooded ridge, Temple of the Four Winds, Gibbet Hill, Devil's Punch Bowl, Highcomb Bottom, Thursley & Hankley Commons, Atlantic Wall, River Wey, Waverley Abbey's ruins

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23-Jun-12 • Andrew Murphy

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Hastings Circular via Fairlight Glen Beach

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

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Heddon's Mouth Circular

Short walk to Heddon's Beach, and along the South West Coast Path from a remote country pub. Travel by car only.

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01-Nov-16 • hikinginlondon on Flickr

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Central London Circular

Urban walk through Central London - passes many famous tourist sites

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Kenfig Burrows to Porthcawl

Kenfig Burrows (sandy dunes), Margham Moors (heathland and edgeland in the shadow of Port talbot steelworks), and quiet sandy beaches

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04-Jul-15 • Andrew Murphy

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Kensal Green Cemetery

Ivy covered Greek, Classic, Egyptian and Gothic Mausoleums in a Victorian “Magnificent 7” parkland cemetery

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Kingley Vale

A forest of ancient Yew trees, Devil's Humps (Bronze age burial mounds), chalk downland, and a steep climb to a viewpoint

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Leigh-on-Sea to Shoeburyness via Southend-on-Sea

Gentle coast path with quiet, residential, and seaside resort sections, and the world's longest leisure pier.

Descending to Glynde (anticlockwise)

Lewes Circular walk

06-Jun-15 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Lewes Circular via Glynde and Southease

An energetic walk over 3 separate hills in the South Downs NP with great views throughout.

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Littlehampton to Bognor Regis

Quiet coastal walk past quiet shingle beaches and busier south coast resorts of Littlehampton and Bognor Regis

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09-Apr-11 • Andrew Murphy

Llanmadoc via Whiteford Sands Circular

Out through NT pine forest with salt marsh views to a lighthouse, back along sand dunes and a remote beach.

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Blue Anchor pub, East Aberthaw

24-Aug-17 • Andrew Murphy

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Llantwit Major to Ogmore or Porthcawl

Glamorgan Heritage Coast : Llantwit Major beach, St Donat's Bay, Nash Point lighthouse, Traeth Mawr beach, Southendown (Dunraven Bay), Ogmore-by-Sea

Lulworth Cove and Hambury Tout

SWC Walk 54 - Lulworth Cove Circular (via Tyneham and Durdle Door)

08-Jul-17 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Lulworth Cove Circular

Dramatic coastal scenery, Lulworth cove, hidden beaches, Durdle Door cliff arch, and a ghost town.

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Lundy Island Circular

Cliff top walk around an island off the north Devon coast.

Mitcham Common

16-Sep-17 • WolvoLee on Flickr

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Mitcham Common

Large wooded common popular with bird watchers

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Monsal Trail

Gentle Peak District walk along a disused railway line via viaducts, tunnels, and escarpements

Boardwalk through Wetlands and Viewing Platform, Morden Hall Park

SWC Walk Short 13 - Morden Hall Park and Merton Abbey Mills

04-Oct-17 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Morden Hall Park and Abbey Mills

NT parkland, streams, watermills, and Abbey Mills heritage site

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Mumbles to Three Cliffs Bay

Gower coast path via Mumbles Head, Langland bay, Caswell bay, Brandy Cove and Pwlldu bay.

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17-May-16 • Andrew Murphy on Flickr

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Chichester to West Wittering and East Head

A quiet canal, the shoreline of Chichester Harbour, West Wittering beach, and East Head spit. Return by bus.

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12-Aug-10 • Andrew Murphy

Newborough Warren Circular

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.

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Newhaven bypass

18-Apr-14 • magyardave2002 on Flickr

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Newhaven to Brighton and Portslade

A Victorian Fort, White Cliffs, cliff top and cliff bottom paths, Brighton's busy pier and promenade and quieter Hove

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14-May-14 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Hunstanton to Cromer

A quiet coastal path with wide beaches, sand dunes, salt and freshwater marshes, nature reserves, barrier islands, and lots of birds.

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SWC Walk 93 - North Downs Way: Sandling to Folkestone or Dover

11-Oct-17 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Sandling to Folkestone or Dover

A dramatic ridge walk along the North Downs Way, overlooking the English Channel.

On the escarpment before lunch

Sandling to Wye walk

24-May-12 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Sandling to Wye

Pretty Ridge Walk along the North Downs Way with lovely views. Nice pubs for lunch and tea

Park Wood, Bench and View on North Downs Way

SWC Walk 111 Caterham to Knockholt (North Downs Way)

29-Aug-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Caterham to Knockholt

The North Downs Way through woods with fine views - and within Zone 6 (some road noise). Long, with shorter options. Return by bus.

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Port Eynon to Rhossili

Gower coast path along cliff top paths to Worms Head and spectacular Rhossili bay.

Distant ships and sun, Southsea

Portsmouth to Hayling Island walk

20-Jan-18 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Portsmouth to Havant via Hayling Island

Portsmouth Harbour, Southsea promenade, Eastney Beach, a ferry to Hayling Island, quiet beaches. Either continue to Eaststoke Point, or head inland along a disused railway path alongside Langstone Harbour.

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Wareham to Swanage or Kingston

Heathland, Corfe's ruined castle (NT), either south to the sea at Chapman's Pool or west along a spectacular ridge to the sea and Swanage.

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31-Aug-18 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Ramsgate to Margate

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 great swimming walk

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Worms Head from Rhossili Down

29-Aug-16 • Andrew Murphy on Flickr

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Rhossili via Llangennith Circular

A gentle walk, up to then along he downs overlooking a stunning beach, and back along the beach itself.

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01-Jan-09 • Andrew Murphy

Rhossili via Worms Head Circular

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.

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SWC 154 - Rye to Dungeness and Lydd-on-Sea or Lydd or Circular

11-Nov-17 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Rye, Dungeness and Lydd-on-Sea

Interesting coastal walk past sand dune and an army range to an eerie shingle landscape with a nuclear power station. Travel by bus

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Severn Bridge

Walk the Severn Bridge from England to Wales over the Severn Estuary

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Worthing Pier

30-Mar-14 • Andrew Murphy

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Shoreham By Sea to Littlehampton

Varied coastal walk past quiet shingle beaches and the busier south coast resorts of Worthing and Littlehampton

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13-Aug-10 • Andrew Murphy

Snowdon

A beginners guide to safely climbing the highest mountain in England and Wales.

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Bursledon to Gosport

River Hamble,and Solent Way coast path past Meon, Browndown, Stokes Bay and Gilkicker Point

Looking back to Abbotsbury

19-May-15 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Osmington or Dorchester to Abbotsbury

Long ridge walk with stunning views over Purbeck, the Isle of Portland, Chesil beach and Lyme bay. Travel by bus.

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Winchester to West Meon walk

28-Jan-17 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Winchester to West Meon or Hinton Ampner

Historic Winchester and the South Downs Way. Shorter (via Hinton Ampner NT) and longer (Beacon Hill, and a railway path) options. Return by bus.

Old Winchester Hill (Ditch, Bank and Barrows) from across the coombe

SWC Walk 183 - South Downs Way Section 2: West Meon to Petersfield

07-Oct-17 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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West Meon to Petersfield

A railway path, The South Downs Way, Old Winchester Hill, Butser Hill, Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Buriton and The Hangers Way.

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Petersfield to Cocking walk

16-Jul-16 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Petersfield to Cocking

Follows the South Downs Way along the crest of the South Downs with good 360 degree views throughout.

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28-Jun-10 • Andrew Murphy

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Amberley to Cocking

South Downs Way along the ridge of the South Downs NP. Views in the morning, a forested trail in the afternoon. Travel by bus.

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SWC Walk 26 - South Downs Way: Amberley to Shoreham-by-Sea or Lancing

11-Mar-20 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Amberley to Shoreham By Sea or Lancing

A ridge walk along the South Downs Way, passing Chanctonbury Ring.

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SWC Walk 25 - South Downs Way 8 : Southease to Eastbourne

17-Oct-15 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Southease to Eastbourne

2 Long Ridge walks over open downs, beautiful Alfriston for lunch, and Eastbourne pier and seafront to finish.

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Minehead to Porlock

SWCP Day 1 - Gentle introduction to the coast path, with rugged and tea room options.

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Porlock to Lynton

SWCP Day 2 - Spectacular and remote coastal walk.

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Lynton to Combe Martin

SWCP Day 3 - Spectacular and remote coastal walk with a nice lunch pub

Abbotsbury

29-Jun-08 • JonCombe on Flickr

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Abbotsbury to West Bay

Ridge walk, then coast and beach walk overlooking the majestic sweep of Lyme Regis Bay

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Branksome to Swanage walk

09-Sep-18 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Branksome to Swanage or Corfe Castle

Lovely coastal walk via a busy prom, a short ferry crossing, the start the South West Coast Path, Studland Bay (a sandy beach), Old Harry (cliffs) to a seaside resort or ridge walk to Corfe Castle. Return by bus.

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04-Jul-15 • JonCombe on Flickr

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West Bay to Lyme Regis

Coast walk via Golden Cap (hill) overlooking the majestic sweep of Lyme Regis Bay

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10-Jul-10 • Andrew Murphy

Weymouth to Lulworth Cove

Weymouth Bay, then a dramatic cliff walk past small beaches, then higher cliffs past Durdle Door (stack) to Lulworth Cove

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04-Jun-12 • Andrew Murphy

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Seaton to Lyme Regis via the Undercliff

Jungle like walk through the Axmouth / Lyme Regis undercliff, with sea views at the start and finish

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17-Nov-08 • Andrew Murphy

Weymouth via Isle of Portland Circular

Weymouth's harbour, the South West Coast Path, a disused railway path, industrial archaeology and a grandstand view of the Devon and Dorset coast.

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18-Mar-15 • Andrew Murphy

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Southbourne to Emsworth via Thorney Island

Easy coastal walk around Thorney Island in Chichester's tidal harbour.

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Southend Pier

Gentle stroll out into the Thames Estuary along the world's longest pleasure pier

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Tadworth Circular

20-Jan-18 • moontiger on Flickr

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Tadworth via Headley Heath and Box Hill Circular

Mixed open and wooded chalk downland with several viewpoints close to London

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Ten Tors

2 day challenge event over northern Dartmoor with hills, bogs and river crossings - 35, 45 or 55 miles.

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28-May-15 • Andrew Murphy

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Westminster to Greenwich via the south bank

The Thames path through central London, past Tower Bridge and the regenerating East End, to historic Greenwich.

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24-Jan-12 • Andrew Murphy

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The 7 Hanging Valleys Karst Limestone Coast

Spectacular (but gentle) cliff top coastal swimming walk with karst limestone scenery - arches, stacks, blow holes, coves, headlands, and sandy beaches

The Broomway at Wakering Stairs

The start of the Broomway as it heads out onto Maplin Sands.

18-May-14 • JonCombe on Flickr

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The Broomway and Foulness Island

Fabled tidal road off the coast off Essex across Maplin Sands to Foulness Island.

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Goring to Wantage

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.

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Three Cliffs Bay to Oxwich Bay

Gower coast path via spectacular Three Cliffs and Oxwich beaches

The Thames at Tilbury

18-Nov-06 • JonCombe on Flickr

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Tilbury to East Tilbury via the 2 Forts Way

The 2 Forts Way along the Thames Estuary coast path, passing Tilbury and Coalhouse Artillery Forts

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Tower Hill to Putney Bridge via Thames Path

The Thames Path through the centre of London, passing the City, Westminster, Chelsea, Battersea and Putney via 18 bridges

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30-Jun-10 • Andrew Murphy

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Walton-on-the-Naze Circular

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 salt marsh sea wall.

Worbarrow Bay

16-Aug-14 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Wareham to Lulworth Cove

Heathland to Corfe Castle, a great ridge walk, the ghost town of Tyneham, the rollercoaster South West Coast Path, and Lulworth Cove

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The Wey Navigation at Weybridge

07-Feb-16 • Sean O'Neill

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West Byfleet to Hampton Court

The Wey Navigation and the Thames Path via several pubs.

Esher Common

SWC Short Walk 17 - Oxshott Heath, Esher and West End Commons

08-Aug-19 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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West End and Esher Commons

Wooded commons and a pretty village

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Wimbledon Common Golf Course

24-Nov-08 • Andrew Murphy

Wimbledon to Kingston

Wimbledon Common, Richmond Park, and the Thames Path.

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Wivenhoe to West Mersea or Clacton-on-Sea

Tidal river Colne to Brighlingsea. Then short ferry for coast walk to Clacton (long) or West Mersea (bus)

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Mayfield Lavender Farm - the lavender fields in full bloom, with many sightseers, on a sunny Saturday afternoon in July

12-Jun-16 • Andrew Murphy on Flickr

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Woodmansterne Lavender Fields

Banstead Commons, Oaks Park and spectacular Lavender fields during July and August

Region Star # Walk Km Effort Ht. gain Description London
Glamorgan 31 Barry Island 4.4 3 50 Quiet Jackson's Bay, Whitmore Bay (sand, promenade, Gavin and Stacey), Nell's and Friars points, and the old harbour
Glamorgan 296 Barry to Llantwit Major 21.7 6 300 Glamorgan Heritage Coast : Cold Knap point, Porthkerry viaduct, Fontygary, Rhoose and Summerhouse points, Llantwit Major beach
Somerset 186 Bath Circular via 2 Tunnels and a Canal 19.9 2 125 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 CJ P W
Buckinghamshire 189 West Drayton to Cookham 27.3 5 200 Lowland heaths and mature woodland close to London. Can be done as 2 shorter walks. P
Surrey 184 Bentley to Farnham 26.0 7 450 Alice Holt Ancient Forest, Surrey Hills, Scotch Pine Forest, and remote heather filled heathland, Frensham Great and Little Ponds (swimming) W
Brecon Beacons NP 86 Black Mountain from Glyntawe 14.6 8 1,225 A strenuous start then easy route finding along a glacial ridge through wild upland scenery to one of the highest peaks in the Brecon Beacons National Park with spectacular views.
Hampshire 74 Bournemouth to Barton-on-Sea 21.6 3 150 A coastal walk along the Bournemouth promenade past Hengistbury Head, with a ferry crossing and some hidden beaches. CJ W
Wiltshire 6 Bradford-on-Avon to Bath 16.7 2 75 Follow the tranquil Kennet and Avon Canal through a pretty valley between the historic towns of Bradford-upon-Avon and Bath CJ P W
Brecon Beacons NP 278 Brecon Beacons Horseshoe from Neuadd Reservoir 15.3 8 1,625 A classic horseshoe walk of the Brecon Beacons (Pen y Fan, Corn Du, Fan y Big) around a glacial valley, with an extension to Waun Rydd
Bristol 38 Bristol Harbour 8.0 1 25 Bristol's historic floating harbour via M-Shed, SS Great Britain, churches, galleries, museums, pubs and cafes P W
Bristol 354 Bristol and the Clifton Suspension Bridge 11.2 3 150 Bristol's waterfront and historic centre, Clifton's grand houses and Suspension Bridge over the dramatic Avon Gorge. P W
London 20 Brompton Cemetery 2.0 1 0 A Victorian “Magnificent 7” parkland cemetery in Chelsea
Europe 1 Camino de Santiago 1.0 6 16,325 Overview of the pilgrim routes to Santiago
Cardiff 30 Cardiff Bay 5.6 1 50 Cardiff Bay, barrage, heritage docks, the Welsh Assembly, bayside cafes and bars
Pembrokeshire 317 Castlemartin Range Coast Path 12.9 2 75 Easy cliff top path following the Pembrokeshire Coast Path through a MOD range, past dramatic cliffs, stacks, arches, a secluded chapel and 2 remote beaches. Check access times!
Dorset 328 Chesil Beach Spit 16.7 10 100 Remote walk along the length of an iconic shingle spit with views inland and out to see. Shingle! Sep-Mar only. Check firing times! CJ W
London 25 Colliers Wood to Putney Bridge 8.8 1 0 River Wandle Trail and the Thames Path
Surrey 364 Dorking via Brockham Circular 14.3 3 275 Lost Surrey estate, with restored landscaped garden and forests, ruined castles V W
East Sussex 66 Eastbourne to Hastings via Bexhill 24.0 1 75 Flat coastal walk along the south coast past busy sea front promenades and quiet beaches. V
London 259 Manor Park to Epping 23.8 5 225 A walk along the length of an ancient royal forest in East London - Wanstead and Leyton Flats, Walthamstow Forest, Highams Park and Epping Forest. Can be done over two legs. LS
Brecon Beacons NP 285 Fan Dance 21.8 8 1,125 SAS fitness exercise. Storey Arms over Pen y Fan to Torpantau, and back again, against the clock, with a full pack
Exmoor NP 123 Foreland Point, Lynmouth and Watersmeet Circular 15.5 5 775 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)
Surrey 145 Witley to Haslemere via Thursley, Surrey Hills 17.3 5 475 Greensand Way Stage 1 : Gibbet Hill, Devil's Punch Bowl and Hindhead Common CJ W
Kent 152 Pluckley to Ashford 16.4 3 150 Greensand Way Stage 10 - orchards, a gentle ridge, but an urban ending to Ashford TL CX StP
Kent 153 Ashford to Ham Street 17.9 2 100 Greensand Way Stage 11 - an urban start, the outskirts of Ashford but a much nicer ending TL CX StP V
Surrey 146 Witley to Ewhurst 20.3 5 475 Greensand Way Stage 2 : The Surrey Hills : the Wey Valley, and remote villages CJ W
Surrey 147 Gomshall to Dorking 21.4 5 425 Greensand Way Stage 3 : The Surrey Hills : Holmbury Hill and Leith Hill V W
Surrey 149 Hurst Green to Sevenoaks 18.8 6 425 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) CJ EC LB V
Worcestershire 161 Hagley to Barnt Green via the Clent Hills 18.5 6 550 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 E
Surrey 144 Haslemere to Farnham 23.6 7 550 Invall wooded ridge, Temple of the Four Winds, Gibbet Hill, Devil's Punch Bowl, Highcomb Bottom, Thursley & Hankley Commons, Atlantic Wall, River Wey, Waverley Abbey's ruins CJ W
East Sussex 169 Hastings Circular via Fairlight Glen Beach 13.0 10 400 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 TL CX StP V
Exmoor NP 124 Heddon's Mouth Circular 9.1 4 450 Short walk to Heddon's Beach, and along the South West Coast Path from a remote country pub. Travel by car only.
London 122 Central London Circular 15.2 1 25 Urban walk through Central London - passes many famous tourist sites
Glamorgan 298 Kenfig Burrows to Porthcawl 14.4 3 100 Kenfig Burrows (sandy dunes), Margham Moors (heathland and edgeland in the shadow of Port talbot steelworks), and quiet sandy beaches
London 16 Kensal Green Cemetery 3.0 1 0 Ivy covered Greek, Classic, Egyptian and Gothic Mausoleums in a Victorian “Magnificent 7” parkland cemetery
West Sussex 32 Kingley Vale 7.2 1 175 A forest of ancient Yew trees, Devil's Humps (Bronze age burial mounds), chalk downland, and a steep climb to a viewpoint
Essex 355 Leigh-on-Sea to Shoeburyness via Southend-on-Sea 12.5 1 25 Gentle coast path with quiet, residential, and seaside resort sections, and the world's longest leisure pier. FS
East Sussex 47 Lewes Circular via Glynde and Southease 23.6 7 550 An energetic walk over 3 separate hills in the South Downs NP with great views throughout. V
West Sussex 212 Littlehampton to Bognor Regis 12.2 2 0 Quiet coastal walk past quiet shingle beaches and busier south coast resorts of Littlehampton and Bognor Regis CJ EC V
Gower 89 Llanmadoc via Whiteford Sands Circular 11.0 2 225 Out through NT pine forest with salt marsh views to a lighthouse, back along sand dunes and a remote beach.
Glamorgan 297 Llantwit Major to Ogmore or Porthcawl 18.2 4 425 Glamorgan Heritage Coast : Llantwit Major beach, St Donat's Bay, Nash Point lighthouse, Traeth Mawr beach, Southendown (Dunraven Bay), Ogmore-by-Sea
Dorset 54 Lulworth Cove Circular 22.2 10 1,500 Dramatic coastal scenery, Lulworth cove, hidden beaches, Durdle Door cliff arch, and a ghost town. CJ W
Devon 301 Lundy Island Circular 12.7 4 400 Cliff top walk around an island off the north Devon coast.
London 18 Mitcham Common 4.3 1 0 Large wooded common popular with bird watchers TL CJ LB StP V W
Derbyshire 310 Monsal Trail 14.5 1 125 Gentle Peak District walk along a disused railway line via viaducts, tunnels, and escarpements
London 13 Morden Hall Park and Abbey Mills 4.6 1 0 NT parkland, streams, watermills, and Abbey Mills heritage site
Gower 269 Mumbles to Three Cliffs Bay 20.0 5 375 Gower coast path via Mumbles Head, Langland bay, Caswell bay, Brandy Cove and Pwlldu bay.
West Sussex 167 Chichester to West Wittering and East Head 20.6 2 25 A quiet canal, the shoreline of Chichester Harbour, West Wittering beach, and East Head spit. Return by bus. CJ EC V
Anglesey 103 Newborough Warren Circular 19.0 2 100 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.
East Sussex 213 Newhaven to Brighton and Portslade 18.4 3 250 A Victorian Fort, White Cliffs, cliff top and cliff bottom paths, Brighton's busy pier and promenade and quieter Hove V
Norfolk 70 Hunstanton to Cromer 98.0 3 325 A quiet coastal path with wide beaches, sand dunes, salt and freshwater marshes, nature reserves, barrier islands, and lots of birds.
Kent 93 Sandling to Folkestone or Dover 17.9 7 775 A dramatic ridge walk along the North Downs Way, overlooking the English Channel. TL CX StP
Kent 24 Sandling to Wye 20.5 6 350 Pretty Ridge Walk along the North Downs Way with lovely views. Nice pubs for lunch and tea TL CX StP
Surrey 111 Caterham to Knockholt 26.2 9 800 The North Downs Way through woods with fine views - and within Zone 6 (some road noise). Long, with shorter options. Return by bus. TL EC LB StP
Gower 271 Port Eynon to Rhossili 11.6 4 275 Gower coast path along cliff top paths to Worms Head and spectacular Rhossili bay.
Hampshire 179 Portsmouth to Havant via Hayling Island 17.8 1 0 Portsmouth Harbour, Southsea promenade, Eastney Beach, a ferry to Hayling Island, quiet beaches. Either continue to Eaststoke Point, or head inland along a disused railway path alongside Langstone Harbour. CJ EC V W
Dorset 76 Wareham to Swanage or Kingston 19.4 5 400 Heathland, Corfe's ruined castle (NT), either south to the sea at Chapman's Pool or west along a spectacular ridge to the sea and Swanage. CJ W
Kent 101 Ramsgate to Margate 15.7 2 200 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 great swimming walk TL CX StP
Gower 87 Rhossili via Llangennith Circular 15.3 3 375 A gentle walk, up to then along he downs overlooking a stunning beach, and back along the beach itself.
Gower 88 Rhossili via Worms Head Circular 10.0 4 225 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.
Kent 154 Rye, Dungeness and Lydd-on-Sea 21.7 4 75 Interesting coastal walk past sand dune and an army range to an eerie shingle landscape with a nuclear power station. Travel by bus LB StP
Gloucestershire 37 Severn Bridge 8.0 1 50 Walk the Severn Bridge from England to Wales over the Severn Estuary
West Sussex 211 Shoreham By Sea to Littlehampton 10.3 2 0 Varied coastal walk past quiet shingle beaches and the busier south coast resorts of Worthing and Littlehampton LB V
Snowdonia NP 102 Snowdon 11.0 9 750 A beginners guide to safely climbing the highest mountain in England and Wales.
Dorset 119 Osmington or Dorchester to Abbotsbury 21.0 6 425 Long ridge walk with stunning views over Purbeck, the Isle of Portland, Chesil beach and Lyme bay. Travel by bus. CJ W
Hampshire 182 Winchester to West Meon or Hinton Ampner 26.1 7 450 Historic Winchester and the South Downs Way. Shorter (via Hinton Ampner NT) and longer (Beacon Hill, and a railway path) options. Return by bus. CJ W
Hampshire 183 West Meon to Petersfield 27.5 9 725 A railway path, The South Downs Way, Old Winchester Hill, Butser Hill, Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Buriton and The Hangers Way. CJ W
West Sussex 155 Petersfield to Cocking 20.4 7 625 Follows the South Downs Way along the crest of the South Downs with good 360 degree views throughout. CJ W
West Sussex 33 Amberley to Cocking 18.6 6 475 South Downs Way along the ridge of the South Downs NP. Views in the morning, a forested trail in the afternoon. Travel by bus. CJ EC V
West Sussex 26 Amberley to Shoreham By Sea or Lancing 25.0 7 475 A ridge walk along the South Downs Way, passing Chanctonbury Ring. CJ EC V
East Sussex 25 Southease to Eastbourne 27.3 8 650 2 Long Ridge walks over open downs, beautiful Alfriston for lunch, and Eastbourne pier and seafront to finish. V
Exmoor NP 125 Minehead to Porlock 14.1 4 350 SWCP Day 1 - Gentle introduction to the coast path, with rugged and tea room options.
Exmoor NP 142 Porlock to Lynton 18.5 8 1,000 SWCP Day 2 - Spectacular and remote coastal walk.
Exmoor NP 143 Lynton to Combe Martin 21.8 10 1,175 SWCP Day 3 - Spectacular and remote coastal walk with a nice lunch pub
Dorset 327 Abbotsbury to West Bay 15.0 4 275 Ridge walk, then coast and beach walk overlooking the majestic sweep of Lyme Regis Bay CJ W
Dorset 73 Branksome to Swanage or Corfe Castle 18.7 3 225 Lovely coastal walk via a busy prom, a short ferry crossing, the start the South West Coast Path, Studland Bay (a sandy beach), Old Harry (cliffs) to a seaside resort or ridge walk to Corfe Castle. Return by bus. CJ W
Dorset 99 Weymouth to Lulworth Cove 17.8 8 575 Weymouth Bay, then a dramatic cliff walk past small beaches, then higher cliffs past Durdle Door (stack) to Lulworth Cove CJ W
Devon 156 Seaton to Lyme Regis via the Undercliff 10.8 4 400 Jungle like walk through the Axmouth / Lyme Regis undercliff, with sea views at the start and finish W
Dorset 77 Weymouth via Isle of Portland Circular 13.0 4 275 Weymouth's harbour, the South West Coast Path, a disused railway path, industrial archaeology and a grandstand view of the Devon and Dorset coast. CJ W
Hampshire 180 Southbourne to Emsworth via Thorney Island 15.8 1 25 Easy coastal walk around Thorney Island in Chichester's tidal harbour. V W
Essex 45 Southend Pier 5.6 1 0 Gentle stroll out into the Thames Estuary along the world's longest pleasure pier FS LS
Surrey 139 Tadworth via Headley Heath and Box Hill Circular 19.0 8 400 Mixed open and wooded chalk downland with several viewpoints close to London EC LB
Dartmoor 325 Ten Tors 93.0 10 850 2 day challenge event over northern Dartmoor with hills, bogs and river crossings - 35, 45 or 55 miles.
London 245 Westminster to Greenwich via the south bank 13.0 1 0 The Thames path through central London, past Tower Bridge and the regenerating East End, to historic Greenwich.
Algarve 187 The 7 Hanging Valleys Karst Limestone Coast 16.0 2 225 Spectacular (but gentle) cliff top coastal swimming walk with karst limestone scenery - arches, stacks, blow holes, coves, headlands, and sandy beaches
Essex 166 The Broomway and Foulness Island 16.0 3 0 Fabled tidal road off the coast off Essex across Maplin Sands to Foulness Island.
Oxfordshire 171 Goring to Wantage 29.9 5 300 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. P
Gower 270 Three Cliffs Bay to Oxwich Bay 12.3 3 250 Gower coast path via spectacular Three Cliffs and Oxwich beaches
London 282 Tower Hill to Putney Bridge via Thames Path 18.2 1 0 The Thames Path through the centre of London, passing the City, Westminster, Chelsea, Battersea and Putney via 18 bridges
Essex 98 Walton-on-the-Naze Circular 12.2 1 50 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 salt marsh sea wall. LS
Dorset 75 Wareham to Lulworth Cove 19.9 7 425 Heathland to Corfe Castle, a great ridge walk, the ghost town of Tyneham, the rollercoaster South West Coast Path, and Lulworth Cove CJ W
Surrey 45 West Byfleet to Hampton Court 17.2 1 0 The Wey Navigation and the Thames Path via several pubs. CJ W
London 17 West End and Esher Commons 10.0 1 125 Wooded commons and a pretty village CJ W
London 46 Wimbledon to Kingston 18.5 3 100 Wimbledon Common, Richmond Park, and the Thames Path.
Essex 247 Wivenhoe to West Mersea or Clacton-on-Sea 18.6 2 50 Tidal river Colne to Brighlingsea. Then short ferry for coast walk to Clacton (long) or West Mersea (bus) LS
London 23 Woodmansterne Lavender Fields 8.0 1 100 Banstead Commons, Oaks Park and spectacular Lavender fields during July and August CJ V

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