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May on the Chawton Round walk

22-May-04 • Peter Conway on Flickr

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Alton Circular

Long but gentle walk visiting Selborne and Chawton, which inspired Jane Austen (writer) and Gilbert White (naturalist)

Amberley Circular walk

01-Mar-14 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Amberley Circular

Out along the foot of the South Downs above Wild Brook wetland to Storrington for lunch, and back along the ridge of the Downs.

View towards Amberley from Arundel Park

Amberley Circular via Arundel Park walk

26-Jun-21 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Amberley Circular via Arundel Park

A walk through Arundel Park to an attractive old town with a castle and cathedral, returning along the Arun Valley.

Autumn colours

Amersham round walk

08-Nov-09 • moontiger on Flickr

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Amersham Circular via Chalfont St Giles

An easy walk along gentle hills above the Misbourne valley to the attractive village of Chalfont St Giles.

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New bridge at South Stoke

19-Jul-10 • Sean O'Neill

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Arundel Circular

A walk in the low hills around the River Arun, returning through an attractive old town with a castle and cathedral.

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Ash Circular via the MOD Ranges

Explore the remote Ash Ranges - what Surrey should really look like! (Usually open Bank Holidays only - Check!)

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Ash Vale Circular via North Downs Way

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.

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Dual language sign to Pooh Bridge

12-Jun-10 • Sean O'Neill

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Ashurst Circular

A walk via Pooh Bridge to the attractive Wealden village of Hartfield, with a longer option over the elevated heathland of Ashdown Forest.

Stately Tree , Nymans

Balcombe Circular

07-Oct-12 • moontiger on Flickr

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Balcombe Circular

Nymans Gardens (NT), and the ruins of Slaugham

Ardingly Reservoir

Balcombe Circular walk

11-Dec-05 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Balcombe Circular via Ardingly Reservoir

Two interlocking circular walks (one for Summer, one for Winter) around Balcombe, taking in Ardingly Reservoir, the Ouse Valley Viaduct, and fine Weald territory.

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Baldock Circular

10-May-15 • moontiger on Flickr

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Baldock Circular

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.

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Banbury Circular

A peaceful circular walk with a variety of lunch stops.

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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

Up hill & down dale

Battle Circular

21-Sep-07 • moontiger on Flickr

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Battle Circular

The 1066 County Path, picturesque Battle and its Abbey

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04-Feb-07 • MEW2005 on Flickr

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Beaconsfield Circular

Gentle hills, Chalfont St Giles, and Jordans, a hamlet with Quaker links

Concord Beach Paddling Pool on hot summer's day

SWC Walk 258 Benfleet Circular (via Canvey Island)

09-Aug-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Benfleet Circular via Canvey Island

Varied walk around a unique island in the Thames Estuary: mudflats, creeks, river traffic, sandy beaches, seawall murals, grassy marshland, oil terminals & refineries

Hadleigh Castle

Benfleet Circular

06-Sep-20 • moontiger on Flickr

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Benfleet Circular via Leigh on Sea

Hadleigh Castle, Leigh on Sean, and Benfleet Creek

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Berwick via Arlington Circular

Tranquil, quiet and gently undulating countryside with fine views of the downs and weald

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Belted Galloway on Headley Heath

13-Oct-09 • Sean O'Neill

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Box Hill Circular

A fairly strenuous walk in a beautiful part of the North Downs.

Trig Point on Pen-y-crug

SWC Walk 306 - Brecon Circular (via Y Gaer, Battle and Pen-y-crug)

03-May-17 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Brecon Circular via Y Gaer Battle and Pen Y Crug

Lowland walk along rivers, via a Roman Fort and a low ridge to an ancient hill fort

Trees and stream

Brockenhurst Circular

30-Sep-12 • moontiger on Flickr

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Brockenhurst Circular

The New Forest - A mix of dense and more open woods.

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SWC Walk 168 Broxbourne Circular

21-Feb-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Broxbourne Circular

Along the New River and up through the Spital Brook valley into Broxbourne Woods National Nature Reserve and an assortment of ancient, diverse and wild woods.

Dovecote on Pillow Mound, Bruton, from Lusty Hill

SWC Walk 284 Bruton Circular (via Hauser & Wirth Somerset) or from Castle Cary

28-Feb-17 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Bruton Circular or from Castle Cary

Narrow steep-sided valleys with fast flowing streams and rivers, rolling hilltops, Alfred’s Tower, Hauser & Wirth Somerset art gallery

Palladian Bridge and Pantheon across Garden Lake, Stourton (Stourhead Estate)

SWC Walk 342 - Bruton Circular (via Stourhead)

11-Jun-19 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Bruton Circular via Stourhead

Through quiet South Somerset pastures and across a wooded ridge past Alfred's Tower folly and through the beautifully landscaped Stourhead Estate

Panorama just after lunch

Buxted Circular walk

06-May-16 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Buxted Circular

A gentle walk through the Weald to Poundgate, with some nice views of the Weald and the distant South Downs.

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Buxton Circular or to Monsal Dale

One of the most famous dales of the White Peak: tight gorges, limestone crags, steeping stones, cascades, weirs. Elevated pastures back to Buxton. Or on to Monsal Head with its famous vistas.

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Buxton Circular via Axe Edge Moor and Three Shires Head

Vast Axe Edge Moor, the heads of 5 famous Peak District rivers, the popular and scenic Three Shires Head pools and waterfalls, disuesed quarries and far views

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Buxton Circular via Combs Moss

Exciting but easy circuit of a quiet moorland plateau above Buxton. Castle Naze hillfort, far views and dramatic gritstone edges.

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Buxton Circular via the Dragon's Back

Remote and quiet Upper Dove Valley, combining extreme natural beauty with the more esoteric beauty of industrial sites. Go over or past the Dragon's Back

Mynydd Llangorse towards Mynydd Troed

SWC Walk 308 - Bwlch Circular (via Mynydd Troed and Llangorse Lake)

17-Jan-18 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Bwlch Circular via Mynydd Troed and Llangors Lake

Via an easily accessible glacial ridge to the largest natural lake in South Wales and an ancient hillfort

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12-Jan-13 • rozowamyszka on Flickr

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Cambridge via Grantchester Circular

Cambridge and its Colleges, Grantchester, Trumpington and the University Botanic Gardens

Wood anemones just after Fordwich

04-May-13 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Canterbury Circular via Bekesbourne and Sturry

Ancient villages, churches and pubs in a classic Kent landscape

Horton Country Park

21-Jan-21 • Andrew Murphy on Flickr

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Chessington Circular

Horton Park, Epsom and Ashtead Commons, Winey Hill, all inside the M25

On the escarpment after lunch

Chilham Circular walk

22-Nov-17 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Chilham Circular

A climb into the Kentish Downs and a descent to two historic houses.

The Lonely Shepherd and Sugar Loaf and The Skirrid

SWC Walk 370 Crickhowell Circular via Mynydd Llangatwg and Craig y Cilau

04-Aug-20 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Crickhowell Circular via Mynydd Llangatwg and Craig y Cilau

Llangattock Escarpment with surreal slag heaps, quarries and cliffs, optional caving and a raised bog. Then lush pastures along the Usk Valley with Black Mountains views.

Table Mountain/Crug Hywel from road before final descent

SWC Walk 333 - Crickhowell Circular (via Table Mountain and the Three Pens) [Road Ending]

11-Apr-19 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Crickhowell Circular via Table Mountain and the three Pens

Table Mountain and an airy ridge walk in the Black Mountains across three tops with a scenic descent.

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Dorking via Brockham Circular

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

Wittenham Clumps from just outside Didcot

SWC Walk 44 - Didcot Circular

27-Apr-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Didcot Circular

A walk in Oxfordshire, taking in Dorchester-on-Thames and the Clumps. Can start from Appleford.

Hardy Monument and Memorial Bench

SWC Walk 275 Dorchester South Circular or to Portesham

23-Aug-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Dorchester Circular or to Portesham

Pre-historic landscape of the Dorset Downs with splendid views out to the Jurassic Coast from the South Dorset Ridgeway. Longer extension to the Valley of (Sarsen) Stones

Path through trees

Dorking Circular

03-Sep-16 • moontiger on Flickr

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Dorking Circular

Out along the North Downs escarpment and back through the Greensand Hills.

Thorpe Cloud and Bend in River by the Stepping Stones

SWC Walk 326 - Dovedale (Ashbourne Circular)

25-Apr-19 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Dovedale

Through a pastoral landscape to the Peak District's most famous and scenic dale with its ravines, crags, pinnacles, arches and caves

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Well, semi-engineering bricks really

17-Feb-18 • quitenearmike on Flickr

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Ealing Broadway Circular

The green spaces of West London, including The Grand Union Canal, Boston Manor, Syon House, The Thames towpath, Kew Gardens, and Gunnersbury Park.

East Grinstead Circular

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01-Jan-06 • magyardave2002 on Flickr

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East Grinstead Circular

Two walks in classic Weald territory, with an optional visit to the National Trust property of Standen

Upper Tor, Nether Tor, Golden Clough

SWC Walk 303 - Edale Circular (via Kinder Scout and Mam Tor)

13-Aug-17 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Edale Circular via Kinder Scout and Mam Tor

Rugged moorlands and dramatically sculpted gritstone outcrops, the lush Vale of Edale and grand views into the Hope Valley from Mam Tor

Ely Cathedral from River Great Ouse, near Cuckoo Bridge

SWC Walk 118 Ely Circular (off-route off the Ely Extension)

12-Sep-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Ely Circular

An easy walk through open Fenland, The River Great Ouse, 'big' skies, tree-lined farm tracks, historic Ely Cathedral and a quayside stroll at the end

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Climbers at Harrison's Rocks

25-Apr-11 • Sean O'Neill

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Eridge Circular

A heritage railway, a nature reserve and massive sandstone outcrops in the High Weald.

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Bald Eagle greeting visitors to Eagle Heights

28-Mar-09 • Sean O'Neill

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Eynsford Circular

A contrast between hidden valleys in the North Downs and the Darent Valley Path through three interesting villages.

Trig Point on Westend Moor, with Bleaklow beyond

SWC Walk 350 - Fairholmes Circular (via Bleaklow and Derwent Head)

05-Sep-19 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Fairholmes Circular

From a remote bus stop onto one of England’s few great, untamed wildernesses: Bleaklow. Descend either across moors and Derwent River's Head, or Westend Valley.

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08-Feb-20 • tonybrown100 on Flickr

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Fleet Circular

Varied heathland and woodland containing some unusual features, returning alongside the Basingstoke Canal.

Iron-Rich Stream, Flitwick Moor

SWC Walk 231 Flitwick Circular

19-Mar-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Flitwick Circular

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.

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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)

Tree and sign

Forest Row Circular

10-Sep-11 • moontiger on Flickr

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Forest Row Circular

The heathlands of Ashdown Forest. Travel by Bus.

Far Views from Streatley Warren upper rim

SWC Walk 17 Goring Circular [Streatley Warren Extension]

07-Jan-18 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Goring Circular

An undulating route through Berkshire with lunch at The Bell, a refreshingly traditional pub.

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Going Circular via Hill Bottom

02-May-15 • moontiger on Flickr

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Goring circular via Hill Bottom

Rolling Chilterns countryside, forest trails, quiet country lanes and 3 pubs

Chatsworth House

SWC Walk 322 - Grindleford Circular (via Chatsworth House)

02-Oct-18 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Grindleford Circular via Chatsworth House

Through ancient woods and along some famous Dark Peak Edges to the UK's most-loved Country House, back through the verdant Derwent Valley

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Silent Pool

24-Jul-13 • Sean O'Neill

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Guildford Circular via Albury Park

The North Downs ridge, a haunted pool, unusual churches and traces of an industrial era in the Tillingbourne valley.

The Way near Shalford

30-Oct-04 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Guildford via Chantries Hill Circular

Chantries Hill and the North Downs Way to St Martha's Church (viewpoint). Albery for lunch, returning via mixed woods and the tranquil Wey navigation to Guildford.

View from Chilton House

SWC Walk 191a Haddenham Circular (w/o Brill)

30-Jan-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Haddenham Circular via Brill

Strenuous walk linking several hill top villages in the rolling landscape of the north westerly Aylesbury Vale, with splendid views throughout.

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The Long Water, Home Park

18-Feb-15 • Sean O'Neill

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Hampton Court Circular

Two royal parks and Britain's finest surviving Tudor building.

Eastwick

No sign of Cher, Susan Sarandon or Michelle Pfeiffer

25-Nov-17 • quitenearmike on Flickr

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Harlow Circular

An easy walk through south east Hertfordshire.

Into the white wood

Haslemere Circular (silent walk)

05-Apr-08 • moontiger on Flickr

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Haslemere Circular

Gentle woods in the morning and a climb to Black Down in the afternoon

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sea view from the coast path

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

Eyam Moor, from Highlow Hall

SWC Walk 315 - Hathersage Circular (via Bretton Clough and Eyam)

19-Aug-18 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Hathersage Circular via Bretton Clough and Eyam

Rolling hills, drystone walls, deep wooded valleys,the Hope Valley, Eyam and Hucklow ridges, mining industrial heritage, Eyam, peat bogs (on a good path)

Backview to Eyam Moor from near North Lees Hall

SWC Walk 319 - Hathersage Circular (via Stanage Edge, Higger Tor & Padley Gorge)

22-Aug-18 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Hathersage Circular via Stanage Edge Higger Tor and Padley Gorge

Dark Peak Highlights - up a green valley to Stanage Edge, over Higger Tor and Carl Wark hill forts and down the narrow wooded Padley Gorge, then along the Derwent River

Hayes Common

13-Nov-16 • dirkpetera on Flickr

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Hayes Circular

A short walk across three commons in South East London

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A Bluebell Railway train chugs by

06-Apr-13 • Sean O'Neill

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Haywards Heath Circular via Lindfield

A gently undulating walk in the low hills around the Ouse Valley.

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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.

Hambleden

02-Sep-09 • JonCombe on Flickr

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Henley Circular via Great Wood

The Thames Path in the morning, historic Hambledon for lunch, and back via the hills above Henley in the afternoon. Short but pretty.

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Henley Circular via Rotherfield Greys

Henley, a valley to Rotherfield Greys, undulating woodland, the Thames and a weir crossing at Marsh Lock

Henley bridge

Henley via Hambleden walk

30-Oct-10 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Henley via Hambleden Circular

The Thames path in the morning. Gentle woodland after lunch in an NT Village, Historic riverside Henley for tea.

Woods near Bix winter

Henley via Stonor walk

26-Jan-06 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Henley via Stonor Circular

Long walk through the Chilterns over gentle rolling grassy hills. Historic riverside Henley for tea.

Stonor House

SWC Walk 223 Henley-on-Thames Circular (via Turville) - Stonor Park Extension

14-Jun-17 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Henley via Turville Circular

The Midsomer Murders Walk

Pegsdon Hills

SWC Walk 234 Hitchin Circular

27-Jun-15 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Hitchin Circular

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

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Leeds Castle

04-Jun-15 • Sean O'Neill

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Hollingbourne Circular via Hucking

An attractive woodland estate at the top of the North Downs and a circuit through the grounds of Leeds Castle to finish.

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Leeds Castle

02-Jul-14 • Sean O'Neill

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Hollingbourne Circular via Thurnham

A contrast between ruined castle walls on the North Downs ridge and the splendours of Leeds Castle to finish.

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Through Stumblewood Common

23-Sep-11 • Sean O'Neill

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Horsted Keynes Circular

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.

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Houghton Mill

04-Apr-09 • Sean O'Neill

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Huntingdon Circular

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.

Starlings and Lapwings Murmuration, Otmoor RSPB Reserve

28-Jan-18 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Islip Circular

Pleasant rolling countryside north of Oxford, and the RSPB Otmoor wetland reserve

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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

Grange Barn, Coggeshall

SWC Walk 216 Kelvedon Circular

12-Apr-14 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Kelvedon Circular

Gentle Essex walk through the quiet Blackwater Valley to historic Coggeshall, with 300 listed buildings, for lunch.

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14-Aug-16 • peter.boon on Flickr

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Kemble Circular

The source of the Thames, an overgrown canal, quiet tracks, a pretty village, and the Thames path

Along the Canal

Banbury to King Sutton (Canal Route)

24-Aug-18 • moontiger on Flickr

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Kings Sutton Circular

A leisurely stroll through Northamptonshire with ample refreshment.

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Knebworth Circular

Knebworth Hall, pretty Hertfordshire Villages, undulating woodland and fields

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16-Oct-05 • MEW2005 on Flickr

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Knockholt Circular

An enjoyable day out in the country within zone 6, thanks to those who campaigned for and legislated the Green Belt policy.

The Tower, Alport Castles

SWC Walk 349 - Ladybower Inn Circular (via Alport Castles and Derwent Reservoirs)

05-Sep-19 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Ladybower Inn Circular via Alport Castles and Derwent Reservoirs

A grassy ridge to Britain’s longest inland landslip. Descend to skirt the famous Derwent Reservoirs. Hilly return options across moors or along edges.

Evening View (with sheep) up Ladybower Reservoir, from Six-Way Junction

SWC Walk 348 - Ladybower Inn Circular (via Derwent Edges and Strines)

07-Sep-19 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Ladybower Inn Circular via Derwent Edge and Strines

Famous gritstone formations on Derwent Edge high above the Derwent Reservoirs, wooded Bradfield Dale with its reservoirs and folly tower. Back across moorland to Ladybower.

View from One Tree Hill towards Canvey Island

SWC Walk 114 Laindon Circular

09-Oct-15 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Laindon Circular

Essex Hills, wooded Nature Reserves and panoramic Thames Valley Views

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.

The trig point on the downs near Southease

23-Jan-05 • Peter Conway on Flickr

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Lewes via West Firle Circular

Long. A steep hill (views) to Glynde. Lunch in quiet West Firle, then the South Downs Way (chalk ridge), with a flat valley walk back to historic Lewes

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SWC Walk 332 Llangynidr to Bwlch or Circular

08-May-18 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Llangynidr to Bwlch or Circular

Up a tight valley to the Chartist Cave in the limestone uplands of Mynydd Llangynidr, return along the rim of the Crawnon Valley.

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09-Apr-11 • Andrew Murphy

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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.

The ridge of The Skirrid and Hatterrall Hill

SWC Walk 347 - Llanvihangel Crucorney Circular (via Bryn Arw and The Skirrid)

17-Sep-19 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Llanvihangel Crucorney Circular via Bryn Arw and The Skirrid

Two easily accessible ridge walks south east of the Black Mountains, quiet pastures with views and a Michelin-starred lunch pub

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.

White Nancy

SWC Walk 382 - Macclesfield Circular (via Tegg's Nose and Kerridge Hill)

14-Jun-21 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Macclesfield Circular via Teggs Nose and Kerridge Hill

Tegg’s Nose Country Park, Macclesfield Forest, the Dean Valley, Lamaload Reservoir, Kerridge Ridge with its picturesque folly, the White Nancy

Wincle Minn: the view ahead

SWC Walk 381 - Macclesfield Circular (via the Dane Valley)

18-May-21 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Macclesfield Circular via The Dane Valley

The Dane Valley, pastures and wooded valleys, and ridges with views of the Cheshire Plain, high moors and gritstone ridges

Willy Lott's Cottage, Flatford

Looking much as painted by Constable

14-Dec-13 • JonCombe on Flickr

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Manningtree Circular

River Stour - Constable country

Not quite still life in Marlow

Thames

03-Oct-15 • magyardave2002 on Flickr

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Marlow Circular

The Thames path in the morning, a classic pub for lunch, gentle hill afterwards.

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Moreton-in-Marsh Circular

28-Aug-11 • moontiger on Flickr

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Moreton-in-Marsh Circular

Peaceful walk through the gentle hills of the Cotswolds with great views and charming honey colored villages

On the Cotswold Escarpment

Moreton-in-Marsh Grand Circular walk

10-Jun-17 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Moreton-in-Marsh Grand Circular via the Escarpement

The Cotswold Hills and Escarpment with fine views and bucolic villages - Stanway, Stanton and Snowshill, and optionally, Broadway Tower

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12-Aug-10 • Andrew Murphy

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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.

View from hill above Otford

01-Nov-03 • Catherine Ames on Flickr

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Otford Circular via Romney Street

A short walk packed with variety and fine views, bluebell woods in season, a pretty village and a short train journey

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Otford Circular

28-May-17 • moontiger on Flickr

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Otford Circular via Shoreham

The steep-sided hills and secluded valleys around the Darent valley.

Steventon sign

Overton Circular walk

09-Feb-19 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Overton Circular

North Hampshire hills and Jane Austen's literary landscape

River Isis

Oxford Circular.

04-Nov-07 • msganching on Flickr

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Oxford Circular

The Rivers Isis and Cherwell, Wolvercote Common, the Oxford Canal, a tour of the old town and historic Colleges, Oxford Castle and Mound

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Oxshott Circular via Painshill

Surrey heaths, the Mole valley and the opportunity to visit “England's most elegant 18thC landscape garden”.

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Statue of Churchill, Westerham Green

10-Jul-10 • Sean O'Neill

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Oxted Circular

The Greensand Hills on the Surrey/Kent border to Westerham, with an optional extension via Chartwell.

Thames Path

23-Jan-05 • Catherine Ames

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Pangbourne Circular

Pretty villages, a toll bridge, fine views of the Thames in the morning and a serene stroll through a rural idyll after lunch.

Thames Valley Upstream, from Hartslock Nature Reserve

SWC Walk 170 Pangbourne Circular via Goring-on-Thames [Hartslock Nature Reserve Extension]

26-Oct-20 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Pangbourne via Goring Circular

Part-wooded ridges above the Thames Valley to lunch in Goring, shorter return along the Thames through meadows

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Penshurst via Bough Beech Circular walk

20-Apr-19 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Penshurst Circular via Bough Beech

A popular bird-watching site in the Eden Valley and attractive Kent villages.

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Petts Wood Circular

Easy and pleasant walk through woodlands nestled in the middle of London's South-Eastern suburbs

Wandsdyke in the evening sun

SWC Walk 127 Pewsey Circular

26-Sep-15 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Pewsey Circular

North Wessex Downs and the Vale of Pewsey

Avebury Standing Stones, SW quartile

SWC Walk 255 Pewsey or Marlborough Circular via Avebury

08-Aug-15 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Pewsey or Marlborough Circular via Avebury

Long walk over Wiltshire downs to Avebury World Heritage Site

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11-Nov-06 • msganching on Flickr

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Pluckley Circular

Gentle walk through quiet Kent Orchards with ancient pubs - Darling Buds of May territory. Hilly afternoon options.

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Parham House across the lake

10-Aug-13 • Sean O'Neill

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Pulborough Circular

Long but easy walk which explores the water meadows of the River Arun, with the South Downs as a dramatic backdrop.

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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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A beer on the terrace of the Worms Head pub, Rhossili, Gower

29-Aug-16 • Andrew Murphy on Flickr

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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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Richmond Park, London

09-Oct-19 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Richmond Circular

Get away from it all without leaving Greater London - Richmond Park and the River Thames.

Book 2, Walk 20, Robertsbridge Circular

Mark R guarding the battlements of Bodiam Castle, 19 March 2005.

18-Mar-05 • MEW2005 on Flickr

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Robertsbridge Circular

Quiet, rolling hills, Bodiam Castle (NT), with a gentler finish.

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Robertsbridge Circular via Brightling

A walk through Jack Fuller Country

Farm House in Rape Oilseed Field, from Locksash Lane

SWC Walk Rowlands Castle Circular

14-May-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Rowlands Castle Circular

A demanding walk, first through park- and woodland, then through the remote westerly valleys of the South Downs

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19-Apr-18 • dirkpetera on Flickr

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Rowlands Castle Grand Circular

Long walk via Kingley Vale SSI, Beacon Hill, and the South Downs ridge

Salisbury Cathedral across the Water Meadows

SWC Walk 254 Salisbury Circular

01-Aug-15 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Salisbury Circular

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

Thatched cottage Old Warden

30-May-16 • peter.boon on Flickr

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Sandy to Biggleswade or Circular

Greensand Ridge Walk along grassy tracks, woodland trails, and 2 pretty villages with pubs - Northill and Old Warden

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Note the orchids. Saunderton Figure of 8. Bledlow loop

21-Jun-09 • moontiger on Flickr

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Saunderton via Bledlow Circular

The Chilterns: the Ridgeway Path over an open ridge, returning by peaceful and secluded valleys.

Book 2, Walk 3, Saunderton Circular via West Wycombe

Dashwood Mausoleum, Church of St Lawrence, 28 Oct 2005

29-Oct-05 • MEW2005 on Flickr

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Saunderton via West Wycombe Circular

The Chilterns: wooded forests (very muddy in winter), Hughenden Manor (NT), West Wycombe Caves (of Hellfire club fame), finishing with a short ridge walk

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Seaford Circular via Alfriston and Bishopstone

A new perspective on, and glorious panoramic views of, the South Downs.

Escarpment view

Sevenoaks Circular walk

24-Apr-14 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Sevenoaks Circular

Out via the National Trust's Knole Park, House, and Igtham Mote. Back by the Greensand Way along the escarpment of the Kent Downs.

Ancient Oakwood, Ladies' Spring Wood

SWC Walk 267 - Sheffield Circular (via Porter, Limb, Sheaf and Gleadless Valleys)

07-Jun-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Sheffield Circular via Porter and Gleadless

Strenuous excursion through the south westerly wooded valleys of Sheffield

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Above the Shoreham Cross

30-Nov-16 • Sean O'Neill

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Shoreham Circular

The steep-sided hills above an attractive village in the Darent valley.

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17-Nov-08 • Andrew Murphy

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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.

Thundridge Old Church

SWC Walk 165 - St. Margarets Circular

08-Nov-17 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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St Margarets Circular

Quiet rolling Hertfordshire countryside, a haunted, ruined church and long stretches in scenic river valleys.

Book 2, Walk 19, Stonegate Circular 1

Corner Cottage, 21 April '07

21-Apr-07 • mew2005b on Flickr

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Stonegate Circular

Remote, rolling Hills, Burwash for Lunch and Batemans (NT, Rudyard Kipling's home)

Sugar Loaf from Pandy Inn Walk

SWC Walk 334 - Sugar Loaf (Abergavenny Circular)

04-Apr-19 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Sugar Loaf Circular from Abergavenny

Ascent of the iconic Sugar Loaf along quiet paths: lush pastures, ancient oak woods, grassy ridges, heather and gorse. Tea at a vineyard.

View towards Mickleham, Juniper Top

SWC Walk 139 Tadworth Circular via Headley Heath and Box Hill

27-Feb-21 • thomasgrabow 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

View across the Thame Valley, from near Albury

SWC Walk 190 - Thame Circular

15-May-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Thame Circular

Scenic ramble through quiet villages in the Thame Valley on the Oxon/Bucks border, north of the Chilterns.

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Thames Path: Richmond and Teddington Circular

A lovely section of the Thames: Ham House, Marble Hill House, New Orleans Gallery, a sculpture garden, riverside pubs

Backview down Church Bottom, Prescombe Down NNR (II)

SWC Walk 250 Tisbury Circular via Alvediston

05-Sep-15 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Tisbury Circular via Alvediston

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

Buttercups in Dinton Park

SWC Walk 249 Tisbury Circular via Dinton and Fovant

04-Jun-21 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Tisbury Circular via Dinton and Fovant

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)

Old Wardour Castle from Ticket Office

SWC Walk 252 Tisbury Circular via Donhead St. Andrew

29-Jul-15 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Tisbury Circular via Donhead St. Andrew

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.

Descent into the Nadder Valley (with Place Farm)

SWC Walk 248 Tisbury Circular via Hindon

27-Aug-15 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Tisbury Circular via Hindon

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

White Sheet Hill from the Wessex Ridgeway

SWC Walk 251 Tisbury Circular via Ludwell and Berwick St. John

03-Sep-15 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Tisbury Circular via Ludwell

The Upper Nadder Valley (Wiltshire Downs), Wardour Park and its ruined Castle, steep ascents to Win Green and White Sheet hills and Chalke Valley.

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All Saints church, Tudeley

23-May-14 • Sean O'Neill

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Tonbridge Circular via Tudeley

A unique church, orchards and a country park of historical interest in the Garden of England.

Looking back down the hill (para 28)

Totteridge Circular walk

28-Dec-14 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Totteridge Circular

Meadows, woods and villages on the Northern Heights

Flat Isley, Ashridge Estate

05-May-17 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Tring Circular

The Chilterns: An open ridge walk to Ivinghoe Beacon, gentle forests, and a classic village pub for tea.

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Old Well and High Street, Frant

16-Apr-11 • Sean O'Neill

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Tunbridge Wells Circular

A varied High Weald walk with stretches through parkland, restored heathland and woods containing massive sandstone outcrops, finishing alongside the Spa Valley Railway.

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Twickenham Circular via 3 rivers

The Thames towpath, the Crane and the Duke of Northumberland's rivers

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Near Uckfield

21-Mar-15 • magyardave2002 on Flickr

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Uckfield via Van Hoogstraaten's Path Circular

Undulating low Weald countryside via (now peaceful) path at the centre of a right-of-way battle

Horse's house

Wadhurst circular

27-Sep-08 • moontiger on Flickr

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Wadhurst Circular

The High Weald, quiet countryside - woods and rolling hills, the Sussex Border Path, and historic Mayfield for lunch.

Sussex border path approaching Cousley Wood

04-May-16 • quitenearmike on Flickr

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Wadhurst via Bewl Water Circular

This walk follows the Sussex Border path to Bewl Water, then follows its banks back to Wadhurst for tea. Gentle gradients but never flat.

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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.

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Wood anemones, Selsdon Wood

04-May-13 • Sean O'Neill

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Warlingham Circular

Bluebell woods, fields, valleys and nature reserves on the London/Surrey border.

Riverside in the morning

Wateringbury Circular walk

02-Oct-19 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Wateringbury Circular

Medieval bridges and churches in an attractive part of the Medway Valley.

First hint of Autumn

Watton-at-Stone Circular

17-Oct-09 • moontiger on Flickr

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Watton-at-Stone Circular

The rolling hills of Hertfordshire, the River Beane, and Watton.

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Wellingborough Circular

Northamptonshire rivers and lakes, up to four villages and one of England's finest Saxon churches.

Old St. Lawrence's Church, Ayot St. Lawrence

SWC 69 - Welwyn Garden City Circular

11-Sep-19 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Welwyn Circular

An easy walk through Hertfordshire countryside, visiting Ayot St Lawrence and an ivied Gothic ruin of a church.

Picnic spot on Wicken Water, Arkesden

SWC Walk 116 Wendens Ambo [Audley End station] Circular

27-Feb-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Wendens Ambo Circular

North West Essex hills and pretty villages

View from Chiltern Escarpment

15-May-04 • Peter Conway on Flickr

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Wendover Circular

The Chilterns: gentle wooded hills and ridges.

Boddington Hill Iron Age Hillfort Site, from the Ridgeway

SWC Walk 140a Wendover to Great Missenden

09-Dec-15 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Wendover Circular via The Lee and Swan Bottom

Along the Ridgeway through the Chiltern Hills and through many splendid woodlands, a conservation village and idyllic Lee Common

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Whyteleafe Circular

12-Sep-20 • moontiger on Flickr

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Whyteleafe Circular

A Battle of Britain airfield and a medieval wall painting in the newly-designated South London Downs National Nature Reserve.

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01-Feb-18 • hikinginlondon on Flickr

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Wimbledon Circular

Get away from it all without leaving Greater London - Wimbledon Common.

St. Catherine's Hill from Compton Down

SWC Walk 15 : Winchester Circular

08-Jul-15 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Winchester Circular

A historic Cathedral City, St Catherine's Hill and downland.

Clouds over the river Colne

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17-Sep-11 • Ludovic Lemaignen on Flickr

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Wivenhoe Circular

2 circular walks on either side of the Colne estuary. **check ferry times in advance**

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Titsey Park

18-Mar-15 • Sean O'Neill

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Woldingham Circular via Titsey Place

Rural valleys, the North Downs and the Titsey Plantation.

Lulworth Castle, south easterly view

SWC Walk 346 - Wool Circular (via The Warren and Lulworth Cove and Castle)

13-Aug-19 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Wool Circular

Thomas Hardy Country, pretty coombes, the Jurassic Coast (Durdle Door, Stair Hole and Lulworth Cove), Lulworth Park with its fantastic Castle, and Coombe Heath

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Limestone cliffs

20-Jul-20 • DSG52 on Flickr

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Worth Matravers Circular

Purbeck: Keats (dinosaur footprints) and Winspit (swimming) quarries, Chapman's Pool (hidden beach), and Jurassic Coast views.

Picnic Spot near Compasses Inn

SWC Walk Book 1 Walk 53 - Wye Circular

20-Sep-17 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Wye Circular

Out over the North Downs with breathtaking views to lunch in Sole Street. Back up over the Downs, then returning along the Great Stour river. Muddy in winter.

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19-Jul-18 • dirkpetera on Flickr

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Yalding Circular

Pub Medley at the River Medway

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Yarmouth Harbour

20-Jul-13 • Sean O'Neill

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Yarmouth Circular

The Isle of Wight coastal path, Tennyson Down, a nature reserve, and a disused railway.

Region Star # Walk Km Effort Ht. gain Description London
Hampshire 10 Alton Circular 20.4 4 350 Long but gentle walk visiting Selborne and Chawton, which inspired Jane Austen (writer) and Gilbert White (naturalist) CJ W
West Sussex 11 Amberley Circular 18.3 5 300 Out along the foot of the South Downs above Wild Brook wetland to Storrington for lunch, and back along the ridge of the Downs. CJ EC V
West Sussex 361 Amberley Circular via Arundel Park 18.2 5 275 A walk through Arundel Park to an attractive old town with a castle and cathedral, returning along the Arun Valley. CJ EC V
Buckinghamshire 36 Amersham Circular via Chalfont St Giles 13.5 3 325 An easy walk along gentle hills above the Misbourne valley to the attractive village of Chalfont St Giles.
West Sussex 100 Arundel Circular 21.0 4 225 A walk in the low hills around the River Arun, returning through an attractive old town with a castle and cathedral. CJ EC V
Surrey 237 Ash Circular via the MOD Ranges 22.0 6 650 Explore the remote Ash Ranges - what Surrey should really look like! (Usually open Bank Holidays only - Check!) P W
Surrey 96 Ash Vale Circular via North Downs Way 25.8 5 375 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. CJ W
East Sussex 29 Ashurst Circular 19.5 5 300 A walk via Pooh Bridge to the attractive Wealden village of Hartfield, with a longer option over the elevated heathland of Ashdown Forest. LB
West Sussex 16 Balcombe Circular 17.6 5 325 Nymans Gardens (NT), and the ruins of Slaugham LB V
West Sussex 22 Balcombe Circular via Ardingly Reservoir 16.2 4 275 Two interlocking circular walks (one for Summer, one for Winter) around Balcombe, taking in Ardingly Reservoir, the Ouse Valley Viaduct, and fine Weald territory. LB V
Hertfordshire 91 Baldock Circular 19.6 4 225 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. KX
Oxfordshire 293 Banbury Circular 17.2 2 125 A peaceful circular walk with a variety of lunch stops. M
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
East Sussex 30 Battle Circular 19.0 3 400 The 1066 County Path, picturesque Battle and its Abbey CX
Buckinghamshire 10 Beaconsfield Circular 19.0 4 200 Gentle hills, Chalfont St Giles, and Jordans, a hamlet with Quaker links M
Essex 258 Benfleet Circular via Canvey Island 23.2 3 50 Varied walk around a unique island in the Thames Estuary: mudflats, creeks, river traffic, sandy beaches, seawall murals, grassy marshland, oil terminals & refineries FS LS
Essex 268 Benfleet Circular via Leigh on Sea 15.2 4 175 Hadleigh Castle, Leigh on Sean, and Benfleet Creek FS LS
West Sussex 200 Berwick via Arlington Circular 12.6 1 100 Tranquil, quiet and gently undulating countryside with fine views of the downs and weald V
East Sussex 379 Bishopstone Circular 21.3 8 675 to do CJ EC V
Surrey 64 Box Hill Circular 16.2 8 525 A fairly strenuous walk in a beautiful part of the North Downs. CJ V
Brecon Beacons 306 Brecon Circular via Y Gaer Battle and Pen Y Crug 18.1 6 575 Lowland walk along rivers, via a Roman Fort and a low ridge to an ancient hill fort
Hampshire 163 Brockenhurst Circular 16.8 3 150 The New Forest - A mix of dense and more open woods. CJ W
Hertfordshire 168 Broxbourne Circular 24.3 6 300 Along the New River and up through the Spital Brook valley into Broxbourne Woods National Nature Reserve and an assortment of ancient, diverse and wild woods. LS
Somerset 284 Bruton Circular or from Castle Cary 25.1 7 675 Narrow steep-sided valleys with fast flowing streams and rivers, rolling hilltops, Alfred’s Tower, Hauser & Wirth Somerset art gallery P
Somerset 342 Bruton Circular via Stourhead 22.7 6 550 Through quiet South Somerset pastures and across a wooded ridge past Alfred's Tower folly and through the beautifully landscaped Stourhead Estate P
East Sussex 95 Buxted Circular 16.3 3 350 A gentle walk through the Weald to Poundgate, with some nice views of the Weald and the distant South Downs. EC LB
Peak District 385 Buxton Circular or to Monsal Dale 26.0 8 1,175 One of the most famous dales of the White Peak: tight gorges, limestone crags, steeping stones, cascades, weirs. Elevated pastures back to Buxton. Or on to Monsal Head with its famous vistas.
Peak District 387 Buxton Circular via Axe Edge Moor and Three Shires Head 27.0 8 975 Vast Axe Edge Moor, the heads of 5 famous Peak District rivers, the popular and scenic Three Shires Head pools and waterfalls, disuesed quarries and far views
Peak District 384 Buxton Circular via Combs Moss 16.3 5 875 Exciting but easy circuit of a quiet moorland plateau above Buxton. Castle Naze hillfort, far views and dramatic gritstone edges.
Peak District 386 Buxton Circular via the Dragon's Back 26.1 8 1,050 Remote and quiet Upper Dove Valley, combining extreme natural beauty with the more esoteric beauty of industrial sites. Go over or past the Dragon's Back
Brecon Beacons 308 Bwlch Circular via Mynydd Troed and Llangors Lake 21.6 10 875 Via an easily accessible glacial ridge to the largest natural lake in South Wales and an ancient hillfort
Cambridgeshire 105 Cambridge via Grantchester Circular 15.0 1 25 Cambridge and its Colleges, Grantchester, Trumpington and the University Botanic Gardens KX LS
Kent 121 Canterbury Circular via Bekesbourne and Sturry 22.7 2 150 Ancient villages, churches and pubs in a classic Kent landscape TL StP V
London 48 Chessington Circular 8.4 1 100 Horton Park, Epsom and Ashtead Commons, Winey Hill, all inside the M25 CJ V W
Kent 138 Chilham Circular 15.4 5 275 A climb into the Kentish Downs and a descent to two historic houses. TL StP V
Brecon Beacons 370 Crickhowell Circular via Mynydd Llangatwg and Craig y Cilau 18.9 6 925 Llangattock Escarpment with surreal slag heaps, quarries and cliffs, optional caving and a raised bog. Then lush pastures along the Usk Valley with Black Mountains views.
Brecon Beacons 333 Crickhowell Circular via Table Mountain and the three Pens 20.4 8 1,125 Table Mountain and an airy ridge walk in the Black Mountains across three tops with a scenic descent.
Surrey 364 Dorking via Brockham Circular 14.3 3 275 Lost Surrey estate, with restored landscaped garden and forests, ruined castles V W
Oxfordshire 44 Didcot Circular 22.1 3 125 A walk in Oxfordshire, taking in Dorchester-on-Thames and the Clumps. Can start from Appleford. P
Dorset 275 Dorchester Circular or to Portesham 24.3 7 500 Pre-historic landscape of the Dorset Downs with splendid views out to the Jurassic Coast from the South Dorset Ridgeway. Longer extension to the Valley of (Sarsen) Stones CJ W
Surrey 274 Dorking Circular 18.5 6 350 Out along the North Downs escarpment and back through the Greensand Hills. V W
Peak District 326 Dovedale 20.0 7 875 Through a pastoral landscape to the Peak District's most famous and scenic dale with its ravines, crags, pinnacles, arches and caves
London 104 Ealing Broadway Circular 17.8 1 50 The green spaces of West London, including The Grand Union Canal, Boston Manor, Syon House, The Thames towpath, Kew Gardens, and Gunnersbury Park.
West Sussex 40 East Grinstead Circular 17.6 5 250 Two walks in classic Weald territory, with an optional visit to the National Trust property of Standen CJ EC V
Peak District 303 Edale Circular via Kinder Scout and Mam Tor 20.6 10 1,350 Rugged moorlands and dramatically sculpted gritstone outcrops, the lush Vale of Edale and grand views into the Hope Valley from Mam Tor
Cambridgeshire 118 Ely Circular 18.0 2 25 An easy walk through open Fenland, The River Great Ouse, 'big' skies, tree-lined farm tracks, historic Ely Cathedral and a quayside stroll at the end KX
East Sussex 120 Eridge Circular 17.0 4 275 A heritage railway, a nature reserve and massive sandstone outcrops in the High Weald. EC LB
Kent 59 Eynsford Circular 21.5 7 400 A contrast between hidden valleys in the North Downs and the Darent Valley Path through three interesting villages. TL CX StP V
Peak District 350 Fairholmes Circular 27.3 10 1,150 From a remote bus stop onto one of England’s few great, untamed wildernesses: Bleaklow. Descend either across moors and Derwent River's Head, or Westend Valley.
Hampshire 318 Fleet Circular 19.2 4 175 Varied heathland and woodland containing some unusual features, returning alongside the Basingstoke Canal. CJ W
Bedfordshire 231 Flitwick Circular 24.4 5 200 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. EC LB
Exmoor 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)
East Sussex 23 Forest Row Circular 17.7 4 300 The heathlands of Ashdown Forest. Travel by Bus. CJ EC V
Berkshire 17 Goring Circular 18.0 4 350 An undulating route through Berkshire with lunch at The Bell, a refreshingly traditional pub. P
Oxfordshire 243 Goring circular via Hill Bottom 18.0 4 300 Rolling Chilterns countryside, forest trails, quiet country lanes and 3 pubs P
Peak District 322 Grindleford Circular via Chatsworth House 24.7 8 675 Through ancient woods and along some famous Dark Peak Edges to the UK's most-loved Country House, back through the verdant Derwent Valley StP
Surrey 185 Guildford Circular via Albury Park 25.0 8 500 The North Downs ridge, a haunted pool, unusual churches and traces of an industrial era in the Tillingbourne valley. CJ W
Surrey 57 Guildford via Chantries Hill Circular 20.3 4 325 Chantries Hill and the North Downs Way to St Martha's Church (viewpoint). Albery for lunch, returning via mixed woods and the tranquil Wey navigation to Guildford. CJ W
Buckinghamshire 191 Haddenham Circular via Brill 27.6 8 425 Strenuous walk linking several hill top villages in the rolling landscape of the north westerly Aylesbury Vale, with splendid views throughout. M
London 240 Hampton Court Circular 12.5 1 25 Two royal parks and Britain's finest surviving Tudor building. CJ W
Hertfordshire 55 Harlow Circular 14.0 1 75 An easy walk through south east Hertfordshire. LS
Surrey 22 Haslemere Circular 14.0 5 375 Gentle woods in the morning and a climb to Black Down in the afternoon 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
Peak District 315 Hathersage Circular via Bretton Clough and Eyam 22.2 9 900 Rolling hills, drystone walls, deep wooded valleys,the Hope Valley, Eyam and Hucklow ridges, mining industrial heritage, Eyam, peat bogs (on a good path) TL E KX StP
Peak District 319 Hathersage Circular via Stanage Edge Higger Tor and Padley Gorge 20.0 7 675 Dark Peak Highlights - up a green valley to Stanage Edge, over Higger Tor and Carl Wark hill forts and down the narrow wooded Padley Gorge, then along the Derwent River TL E KX StP
Kent 281 Hayes Circular 9.5 1 125 A short walk across three commons in South East London CX CS
West Sussex 141 Haywards Heath Circular via Lindfield 19.0 4 200 A gently undulating walk in the low hills around the Ouse Valley. TL CJ EC StP V
Exmoor 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.
Oxfordshire 1 Henley Circular via Great Wood 16.1 3 175 The Thames Path in the morning, historic Hambledon for lunch, and back via the hills above Henley in the afternoon. Short but pretty. P
Oxfordshire 373 Henley Circular via Rotherfield Greys 15.0 2 125 Henley, a valley to Rotherfield Greys, undulating woodland, the Thames and a weir crossing at Marsh Lock P
Oxfordshire 7 Henley via Hambleden Circular 14.9 3 175 The Thames path in the morning. Gentle woodland after lunch in an NT Village, Historic riverside Henley for tea. P
Oxfordshire 6 Henley via Stonor Circular 22.2 6 500 Long walk through the Chilterns over gentle rolling grassy hills. Historic riverside Henley for tea. P
Oxfordshire 223 Henley via Turville Circular 24.0 5 225 The Midsomer Murders Walk P
Hertfordshire 234 Hitchin Circular 25.6 6 350 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 KX
Kent 253 Hollingbourne Circular via Hucking 18.0 5 300 An attractive woodland estate at the top of the North Downs and a circuit through the grounds of Leeds Castle to finish. LB V
Kent 221 Hollingbourne Circular via Thurnham 22.5 8 450 A contrast between ruined castle walls on the North Downs ridge and the splendours of Leeds Castle to finish. LB V
West Sussex 132 Horsted Keynes Circular 17.8 5 325 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. TL CJ EC StP V
Cambridgeshire 31 Huntingdon Circular 18.5 1 25 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. KX
Oxfordshire 292 Islip Circular 17.4 3 175 Pleasant rolling countryside north of Oxford, and the RSPB Otmoor wetland reserve M
London 122 Central London Circular 15.2 1 25 Urban walk through Central London - passes many famous tourist sites
Essex 216 Kelvedon Circular 23.2 4 175 Gentle Essex walk through the quiet Blackwater Valley to historic Coggeshall, with 300 listed buildings, for lunch. LS
Gloucestershire 256 Kemble Circular 16.0 2 100 The source of the Thames, an overgrown canal, quiet tracks, a pretty village, and the Thames path P
Northamptonshire 176 Kings Sutton Circular 17.2 3 275 A leisurely stroll through Northamptonshire with ample refreshment. M P
Hertfordshire 353 Knebworth Circular 19.7 3 225 Knebworth Hall, pretty Hertfordshire Villages, undulating woodland and fields KX M
Kent 7 Knockholt Circular 18.5 5 500 An enjoyable day out in the country within zone 6, thanks to those who campaigned for and legislated the Green Belt policy. CX
Peak District 349 Ladybower Inn Circular via Alport Castles and Derwent Reservoirs 26.9 8 1,225 A grassy ridge to Britain’s longest inland landslip. Descend to skirt the famous Derwent Reservoirs. Hilly return options across moors or along edges.
Peak District 348 Ladybower Inn Circular via Derwent Edge and Strines 25.8 9 1,125 Famous gritstone formations on Derwent Edge high above the Derwent Reservoirs, wooded Bradfield Dale with its reservoirs and folly tower. Back across moorland to Ladybower.
Essex 114 Laindon Circular 20.9 5 325 Essex Hills, wooded Nature Reserves and panoramic Thames Valley Views FS LS
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
East Sussex 25 Lewes via West Firle Circular 23.3 7 425 Long. A steep hill (views) to Glynde. Lunch in quiet West Firle, then the South Downs Way (chalk ridge), with a flat valley walk back to historic Lewes V
Brecon Beacons 332 Llangynidr to Bwlch or Circular 21.9 9 1,100 Up a tight valley to the Chartist Cave in the limestone uplands of Mynydd Llangynidr, return along the rim of the Crawnon Valley.
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.
Brecon Beacons 347 Llanvihangel Crucorney Circular via Bryn Arw and The Skirrid 20.5 7 1,000 Two easily accessible ridge walks south east of the Black Mountains, quiet pastures with views and a Michelin-starred lunch pub
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.
Peak District 382 Macclesfield Circular via Teggs Nose and Kerridge Hill 24.7 8 1,125 Tegg’s Nose Country Park, Macclesfield Forest, the Dean Valley, Lamaload Reservoir, Kerridge Ridge with its picturesque folly, the White Nancy E
Peak District 381 Macclesfield Circular via The Dane Valley 28.9 9 1,000 The Dane Valley, pastures and wooded valleys, and ridges with views of the Cheshire Plain, high moors and gritstone ridges E
Essex 39 Manningtree Circular 17.3 4 150 River Stour - Constable country LS
Oxfordshire 8 Marlow Circular 21.3 4 175 The Thames path in the morning, a classic pub for lunch, gentle hill afterwards. P
Gloucestershire 115 Moreton-in-Marsh Circular 25.1 5 475 Peaceful walk through the gentle hills of the Cotswolds with great views and charming honey colored villages P
Gloucestershire 288 Moreton-in-Marsh Grand Circular via the Escarpement 42.6 10 1,075 The Cotswold Hills and Escarpment with fine views and bucolic villages - Stanway, Stanton and Snowshill, and optionally, Broadway Tower P
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.
Kent 43 Otford Circular via Romney Street 12.0 6 275 A short walk packed with variety and fine views, bluebell woods in season, a pretty village and a short train journey TL CX StP V
Kent 290 Otford Circular via Shoreham 14.0 5 350 The steep-sided hills and secluded valleys around the Darent valley. TL CX StP V
Hampshire 97 Overton Circular 18.7 4 200 North Hampshire hills and Jane Austen's literary landscape CJ W
Oxfordshire 13 Oxford Circular 16.3 1 0 The Rivers Isis and Cherwell, Wolvercote Common, the Oxford Canal, a tour of the old town and historic Colleges, Oxford Castle and Mound M P
Surrey 305 Oxshott Circular via Painshill 16.5 3 150 Surrey heaths, the Mole valley and the opportunity to visit “England's most elegant 18thC landscape garden”. CJ W
Kent 63 Oxted Circular 19.5 5 275 The Greensand Hills on the Surrey/Kent border to Westerham, with an optional extension via Chartwell. CJ EC LB V
Oxfordshire 4 Pangbourne Circular 13.6 4 225 Pretty villages, a toll bridge, fine views of the Thames in the morning and a serene stroll through a rural idyll after lunch. P
Oxfordshire 170 Pangbourne via Goring Circular 16.0 3 250 Part-wooded ridges above the Thames Valley to lunch in Goring, shorter return along the Thames through meadows P
Kent 300 Penshurst Circular via Bough Beech 21.5 5 225 A popular bird-watching site in the Eden Valley and attractive Kent villages. CX
London 309 Petts Wood Circular 12.0 1 250 Easy and pleasant walk through woodlands nestled in the middle of London's South-Eastern suburbs CX CS V
Wiltshire 127 Pewsey Circular 26.9 6 450 North Wessex Downs and the Vale of Pewsey P
Wiltshire 255 Pewsey or Marlborough Circular via Avebury 36.5 10 600 Long walk over Wiltshire downs to Avebury World Heritage Site P
Kent 21 Pluckley Circular 11.7 1 100 Gentle walk through quiet Kent Orchards with ancient pubs - Darling Buds of May territory. Hilly afternoon options. TL CX StP
West Sussex 14 Pulborough Circular 21.0 4 200 Long but easy walk which explores the water meadows of the River Arun, with the South Downs as a dramatic backdrop. CJ EC V
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.
London 188 Richmond Circular 12.0 1 150 Get away from it all without leaving Greater London - Richmond Park and the River Thames.
Kent 20 Robertsbridge Circular 18.5 4 350 Quiet, rolling hills, Bodiam Castle (NT), with a gentler finish. CX
Kent 222 Robertsbridge Circular via Brightling 18.3 3 350 A walk through Jack Fuller Country CX
West Sussex 68 Rowlands Castle Circular 25.5 7 625 A demanding walk, first through park- and woodland, then through the remote westerly valleys of the South Downs CJ W
West Sussex 313 Rowlands Castle Grand Circular 37.0 10 1,625 Long walk via Kingley Vale SSI, Beacon Hill, and the South Downs ridge CJ W
Wiltshire 254 Salisbury Circular 32.2 7 425 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 CJ W
Bedfordshire 264 Sandy to Biggleswade or Circular 19.5 4 125 Greensand Ridge Walk along grassy tracks, woodland trails, and 2 pretty villages with pubs - Northill and Old Warden KX
Buckinghamshire 2 Saunderton via Bledlow Circular 17.3 6 375 The Chilterns: the Ridgeway Path over an open ridge, returning by peaceful and secluded valleys. M
Buckinghamshire 3 Saunderton via West Wycombe Circular 16.0 4 375 The Chilterns: wooded forests (very muddy in winter), Hughenden Manor (NT), West Wycombe Caves (of Hellfire club fame), finishing with a short ridge walk M
West Sussex 314 Seaford Circular via Alfriston and Bishopstone 25.0 7 400 A new perspective on, and glorious panoramic views of, the South Downs. LB V
Kent 21 Sevenoaks Circular 16.3 3 300 Out via the National Trust's Knole Park, House, and Igtham Mote. Back by the Greensand Way along the escarpment of the Kent Downs. TL CX StP
Peak District 267 Sheffield Circular via Porter and Gleadless 27.8 8 850 Strenuous excursion through the south westerly wooded valleys of Sheffield
Kent 289 Shoreham Circular 19.8 6 350 The steep-sided hills above an attractive village in the Darent valley. TL CX StP V
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
Hertfordshire 165 St Margarets Circular 25.7 5 225 Quiet rolling Hertfordshire countryside, a haunted, ruined church and long stretches in scenic river valleys. LS
Kent 19 Stonegate Circular 15.5 3 275 Remote, rolling Hills, Burwash for Lunch and Batemans (NT, Rudyard Kipling's home) CX
Brecon Beacons 334 Sugar Loaf Circular from Abergavenny 19.0 6 750 Ascent of the iconic Sugar Loaf along quiet paths: lush pastures, ancient oak woods, grassy ridges, heather and gorse. Tea at a vineyard.
London 139 Tadworth via Headley Heath and Box Hill Circular 19.5 6 450 Mixed open and wooded chalk downland with several viewpoints close to London EC LB
Oxfordshire 190 Thame Circular 21.0 3 50 Scenic ramble through quiet villages in the Thame Valley on the Oxon/Bucks border, north of the Chilterns. M
London 52 Thames Path: Richmond and Teddington Circular 10.5 1 0 A lovely section of the Thames: Ham House, Marble Hill House, New Orleans Gallery, a sculpture garden, riverside pubs W
Wiltshire 250 Tisbury Circular via Alvediston 26.0 7 700 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 CJ W
Wiltshire 249 Tisbury Circular via Dinton and Fovant 24.1 7 475 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) CJ W
Wiltshire 252 Tisbury Circular via Donhead St. Andrew 23.3 7 625 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. CJ W
Wiltshire 248 Tisbury Circular via Hindon 21.9 6 450 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 CJ W
Wiltshire 251 Tisbury Circular via Ludwell 26.3 8 625 The Upper Nadder Valley (Wiltshire Downs), Wardour Park and its ruined Castle, steep ascents to Win Green and White Sheet hills and Chalke Valley. CJ W
Kent 220 Tonbridge Circular via Tudeley 19.2 3 100 A unique church, orchards and a country park of historical interest in the Garden of England. TL CX StP
London 228 Totteridge Circular 14.1 2 175 Meadows, woods and villages on the Northern Heights
Buckinghamshire 5 Tring Circular 16.3 4 350 The Chilterns: An open ridge walk to Ivinghoe Beacon, gentle forests, and a classic village pub for tea. CJ EC E
East Sussex 19 Tunbridge Wells Circular 17.5 4 250 A varied High Weald walk with stretches through parkland, restored heathland and woods containing massive sandstone outcrops, finishing alongside the Spa Valley Railway. CX
London 375 Twickenham Circular via 3 rivers 11.1 1 25 The Thames towpath, the Crane and the Duke of Northumberland's rivers W
West Sussex 201 Uckfield via Van Hoogstraaten's Path Circular 14.9 3 225 Undulating low Weald countryside via (now peaceful) path at the centre of a right-of-way battle EC LB
Kent 18 Wadhurst Circular 19.0 4 650 The High Weald, quiet countryside - woods and rolling hills, the Sussex Border Path, and historic Mayfield for lunch. CX
East Sussex 5 Wadhurst via Bewl Water Circular 17.0 5 475 This walk follows the Sussex Border path to Bewl Water, then follows its banks back to Wadhurst for tea. Gentle gradients but never flat. CX
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
Surrey 43 Warlingham Circular 21.2 5 250 Bluebell woods, fields, valleys and nature reserves on the London/Surrey border. CJ V W
Kent 336 Wateringbury Circular 14.0 3 150 Medieval bridges and churches in an attractive part of the Medway Valley. CX LB StP
Hertfordshire 94 Watton-at-Stone Circular 18.0 2 275 The rolling hills of Hertfordshire, the River Beane, and Watton. M
Northamptonshire 359 Wellingborough Circular 28.0 4 150 Northamptonshire rivers and lakes, up to four villages and one of England's finest Saxon churches. TL LB StP
Hertfordshire 69 Welwyn Circular 18.3 2 175 An easy walk through Hertfordshire countryside, visiting Ayot St Lawrence and an ivied Gothic ruin of a church. KX M
Essex 116 Wendens Ambo Circular 23.7 4 225 North West Essex hills and pretty villages LS
Buckinghamshire 1 Wendover Circular 18.5 7 550 The Chilterns: gentle wooded hills and ridges. M
Buckinghamshire 140 Wendover Circular via The Lee and Swan Bottom 20.0 6 400 Along the Ridgeway through the Chiltern Hills and through many splendid woodlands, a conservation village and idyllic Lee Common M
Surrey 363 Whyteleafe Circular 16.5 5 300 A Battle of Britain airfield and a medieval wall painting in the newly-designated South London Downs National Nature Reserve. TL EC LB StP V
London 206 Wimbledon Circular 10.0 2 75 Get away from it all without leaving Greater London - Wimbledon Common.
Hampshire 15 Winchester Circular 18.0 4 300 A historic Cathedral City, St Catherine's Hill and downland. CJ W
Essex 30 Wivenhoe Circular 14.8 2 125 2 circular walks on either side of the Colne estuary. **check ferry times in advance** LS
Surrey 244 Woldingham Circular via Titsey Place 17.8 7 500 Rural valleys, the North Downs and the Titsey Plantation. CJ EC V
Dorset 346 Wool Circular 30.9 9 1,025 Thomas Hardy Country, pretty coombes, the Jurassic Coast (Durdle Door, Stair Hole and Lulworth Cove), Lulworth Park with its fantastic Castle, and Coombe Heath CJ W
Dorset 368 Worth Matravers Circular 10.0 7 400 Purbeck: Keats (dinosaur footprints) and Winspit (swimming) quarries, Chapman's Pool (hidden beach), and Jurassic Coast views. CJ W
Kent 53 Wye Circular 18.1 7 550 Out over the North Downs with breathtaking views to lunch in Sole Street. Back up over the Downs, then returning along the Great Stour river. Muddy in winter. TL CX StP V
Kent 320 Yalding Circular 12.5 2 250 Pub Medley at the River Medway TL CX StP
Isle of Wight 72 Yarmouth Circular 19.2 5 300 The Isle of Wight coastal path, Tennyson Down, a nature reserve, and a disused railway. W

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