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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

Cruise Missile Bunkers, Greenham Common (6 of them, each with up to 16 missiles at the time)

Cruise Missile Bunkers, Greenham Common (6 of them, each with up to 16 missiles at the time)

SWC Walk 34 Newbury Racecourse to Woolhampton (Midgham Station)

13-Jan-17 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Newbury Racecourse to Woolhampton

Easy walk with some gentle climbs en route which crosses Greenham Common, a former World War II and NATO airfield.

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Slough to Egham via Windsor Great Park

An introductory walk passing Windsor Castle with lots of history, deer, pheasants, and the Royal Landscape.

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Belvedere

Clock tower by bridge at Belvedere (now AHMIBAH) Farm by Coworth Park. D.Allen vivitar 5199 5mp

01-Jun-07 • magyardave2002 on Flickr

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Sunningdale to Windsor

Virginia Water, Windsor Great Park, the Long Walk, and Windsor Castle

Sonning Lock

Sonning Lock

Reading to Henley walk

11-Mar-16 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Reading to Henley

A pretty stretch of the Thames towpath

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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

Ely Cathedral from River Great Ouse, near Cuckoo Bridge

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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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.

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23-Mar-11 • Andrew Murphy

Eastbourne to Hastings via Bexhill

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

July walk 2009? northwards along the coast towards Walton on the Naze

July walk 2009? northwards along the coast towards Walton on the Naze

Two 'SWC' walk authors decide to end it all.....

01-Feb-13 • magyardave2002 on Flickr

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Clacton-on-Sea to Walton-on-the-Naze

A short North Sea coastal walk between 2 seaside resorts

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Epping to Chipping Ongar

The Essex Way broadly following the former Epping to Ongar tube line. Muddy in winter.

Hadleigh Castle

Hadleigh Castle

Benfleet to leigh on Sea

24-Jun-12 • moontiger on Flickr

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Hadleigh Castle Country Park

Essex Coastline, a ruined castle with a view, and 2 Tree Island

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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 through a nature reserve.

Clouds over the river Colne

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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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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Walk 256 Kemble circular- SWC Expeditionary Group

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

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23-Sep-08 • Andrew Murphy

Lymington to Barton-on-Sea

Easy coastal walk along the Solent Way with views towards the Isle of Wight. Return by bus.

Hamble marshes

Hamble marshes

Botley to Netley walk

14-Sep-16 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Netley to Botley

The Solent Way and the River Swanick with sea views, marinas and mudflats

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View from the Royal Oak towards Halyling Island Causeway

19-Jul-16 • Andrew Murphy on Flickr

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Portsmouth to Havant via Hayling Island

Portsmouth Harbour, Southsea promenande, 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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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.

Autumn in Back Wood

Autumn in Back Wood

Bow Brickhill to Leighton Buzzard

06-Nov-10 • moontiger on Flickr

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Bow Brickhill to Leighton Buzzard

The Greensand Ridge, River Ouzel and Grand Union Canal

Book 1 Walk 7 Garston to St. Albans

Book 1 Walk 7 Garston to St. Albans

The bridge is to the right! D.Allen Vivitar 5199

24-Feb-08 • magyardave2002 on Flickr

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Garston to St Albans

River Ver, historic St Albans and the Roman town of Verulamium

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Harlow Circular

An easy walk through south east Hertfordshire.

First hint of Autumn

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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Two trees

On the golf-course stretch, Welwyn Circular

24-Jan-10 • moontiger on Flickr

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Welwyn Circular

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

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24-Oct-10 • zdenek.machek on Flickr

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Birchington to Herne Bay

Easy coastal walks, passing the dramatic ruins at Recluver

Wood anemones just after Fordwich

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

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London Jan 14 2017

14-Jan-17 • seantgUK on Flickr

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Dartford to Greenhithe

Riverside walk along the banks of the Darent and the Thames with stunning views of the Dartford river crossing

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Whitstable

Faversham to Whitstable walk

11-Apr-14 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Faversham to Whitstable

Easy Coastal Walk

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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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13-Nov-16 • dirkpetera on Flickr

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Hayes Circular

A short walk across three commons in South East London

Field and Fence

Field and Fence

23-May-04 • Catherine Ames on Flickr

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Hever to Leigh

2 castles, a stately home, rivers, ponds, woods, undulating hills and three lovely villages

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Looking down

15-May-14 • Sean O'Neill

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Hildenborough to Hadlow or Tonbridge

Gentle walk through the Kentish Weald to one of the tallest follies in Britain.

Pluckley - Trees

Pluckley - Trees

The Pluckley Circular walk.

30-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.

Along the front, tough going.

Along the front, tough going.

Ramsgate to Margate

08-Aug-10 • moontiger 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

Bluebell wood

Bluebell wood

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07-May-06 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Staplehurst to Headcorn or Cranbrook

An easy walk through fields in the Kentish Weald, with some fine bluebell woods en route, and an option to visit Sissinghurst Gardens (NT).

Hadlow Tower

Hadlow Tower

Tonbridge Circular walk

28-Apr-16 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Tonbridge to Hadlow

Gentle walk in the Medway Valley with a unique church and one of the tallest follies in Britain.

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The Queen's House, Old Royal Naval College and Docklands

21-Mar-14 • Sean O'Neill

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Blackheath to Canary Wharf

Blackheath, Greenwich Royal Park, its Observatory and Meridian, the London skyline, the Cutty Sark, a Thames foot tunnel and Canary Wharf skyscrapers.

Boston Manor to Osterley

Boston Manor to Osterley

11-Aug-17 • WolvoLee on Flickr

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Boston Manor to Osterley

Grand Union Canal and Osterley Park (NT)

Victorian Hearse

Victorian Hearse

19-Jul-15 • Andrew Murphy

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Brompton Cemetery

A Victorian "Magnificent 7" parkland cemetery in Chelsea

Embankment

Embankment

04-May-17 • ultronspice on Flickr

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Chelsea and Battersea Park

Kings Road, the Thames and Battersea Park

Colliers Wood to Putney Bridge

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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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.

Entrance to Barn Hill

Entrance to Barn Hill

23-May-17 • ultronspice on Flickr

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Fryent Country Park

Rolling fields and small woods

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18-Mar-17 • quitenearmike on Flickr

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Greenford to Osterley

A walk through attractive open spaces in West London, visiting parks, a viaduct, a series of locks and a NT stately home.

Greenwich Park: View from Viewpoint by Observatory

Greenwich Park: View from Viewpoint by Observatory

SWC Short Walk 12 - Greenwich Park

07-Sep-17 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Greenwich Park

Naval Heritage, the Meridian, and a royal park with a great viewpoint

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Hampstead Heath

Wooded heathland, swimming points, and Parliament Hill

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Hampton Wick Pond, Home Park

23-Jan-15 • Sean O'Neill

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Hampton Court Circular

Two royal parks and Britain's finest surviving Tudor building

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Park Entrance

25-May-17 • ultronspice on Flickr

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Hampton Court and Bushy Park

2 deer parks and a royal palace

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Horsenden Hill

Hill in NW London, site of an ancient hill fort

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Islington to Limehouse

The Regents canal, Victoria and Mile End Parks

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Central London Circular

Urban walk through Central London - passes many famous tourist sites

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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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Epping Forest pond bullrushes

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23-Jan-16 • lindsay_randle on Flickr

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Leytonstone to Loughton

Epping Forest

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Mile End and Victoria Parks

Mile End Park, a green bridge, Regents Canal and a Victorian city park

Mitcham Common

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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Mitcham Junction to Colliers Wood

Nature Reserves and the Wandle Trail through south London

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Morden Hall Park and Abbey Mills

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

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Beverley Brook in Richmond Park

19-Jan-16 • Sean O'Neill

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Norbiton to Hammersmith or Putney

A deer park, 'the village on the river' and one of the first English landscape gardens

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Olympic Rings on hillock

SWC Short Walk 27 - The Olympic Park, Hackney Wick and Fish Island

25-Apr-17 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Olympic Park, Hackney Wick and Fish Island

The Olympic Park, waterways, wetlands, and former industrial areas

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Rainham to Grays

Dracula, outdoor art, concrete barges, an ace nature reserve, industrial sculpture, history and heritage, accompanied by the mighty Thames.

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Rainham Marshes

22-Feb-14 • Sean O'Neill

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Rainham to Purfleet via RSPB Rainham Marshes

An easy birdwatching walk in Outer East London along an atmospheric section of the Thames Path via the RSPB reserve at Rainham marshes.

Regents Park

Regents Park

26-May-17 • ultronspice on Flickr

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Regents Park and Primrose Hill

A royal park and citiscape viewpoint

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Richmond Circular

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

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17-Aug-17 • ultronspice on Flickr

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Richmond Park

London's largest deer park

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Royal Parks

Hyde Park, Green Park, St James Park, The Mall and Trafalgar Square

Entrance to Ruislip Woods

Entrance to Ruislip Woods

03-May-17 • ultronspice on Flickr

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Ruislip Woods and Lido

Woods and a swimming lake

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30 St. Mary Axe, from Lloyd's Building

SWC Walk Short 24 - Sculpture in the City

11-Aug-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Sculpture in the City

Walk around an annual summer exhibition of contemporary sculpture in the confines of the City of London (financial district).

City of London and the Shard, from Horniman Park

City of London and the Shard, from Horniman Park

06-Jul-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Sydenham Hill to Dulwich Village

Dulwich Wood, Sydenham Hill Wood, Horniman Gardens, Dulwich Park and village, Belair Park

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28-May-15 • Andrew Murphy

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London Bridge to Greenwich via the south bank

The Thames path past Tower Bridge, the regenerating East End, and historic Greenwich.

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Thameside Historical Walk

The Thames Path (north bank) past the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, and Wapping to Docklands via 3 historic riverside pubs

Emirates Air Line at dusk

Emirates Air Line at dusk

SWC Short Walk 21 - The Line Modern Art Walk (Stratford to North Greenwich)

29-Jul-15 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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The Line Modern Art Walk

A modern and contemporary art walk via foot, light rail and cable car

Looking back down the hill (para 28)

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

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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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Trent Country Park and Enfield Chase

Parkland of a former country estate

The Grotto

The Grotto

SWC Walk Short 11 - Wanstead Park

15-Aug-17 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Wanstead Park

Parkland of a former country estate

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West End and Esher Commons

Wooded commons and a pretty village

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Wimbledon Circular

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

Reed Beds and New Builds, Woodberry Wetlands

Reed Beds and New Builds, Woodberry Wetlands

SWC Short Walk 26 - Woodberry Wetlands (Stoke Newington Reservoirs)

07-Apr-17 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Woodberry Wetlands

Finsbury and Clissold Parks, Woodberry Wetlands (two reservoirs), The New River (a canal supplying water to London) and Abney Park (a Magnificient 7 Cemetery)

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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, Oakes Park and spectacular Lavender fields during July and August

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Calais Walking Guide

8 walks between 5 and 16 miles in the Calais area suitable for day trips by ferry.

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Banbury Circular

A peaceful circular walk with a variety of lunch stops.

The Jolly Woodman

The Jolly Woodman

Gerrards Cross to Cookham walk

05-Mar-16 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Gerrards Cross to Cookham

Bulstrode Park and Burnham Beeches woods, the Thames, and Stanley Spencer

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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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1. Weir at Bledington

19-Jul-17 • peter.boon on Flickr

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Kingham to Charlbury

The Oxfordshire Way, the river Evenlode, gentle rolling hills, woods and fields that were the inspiration for Tolkien’s Hobbitshire, and 2 Cotswold villages

River Isis

River Isis

Oxford Circular.

04-Nov-07 • msganching on Flickr

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Oxford Circular

Rivers Isis and Cherwell, Commons, a ruined Abbey, a Norman Castle compound and a stroll around Oxford and its historic colleges

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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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Feeling a little horse

Ashdown Forest. Forest Row Circular

14-Sep-07 • moontiger on Flickr

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Holmwood to Reigate

An easy walk through Surrey's Low Weald and the Mole Valley.

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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 Thames Path, the Wey Navigation and several pubs.

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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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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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Berwick via Arlington Circular

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

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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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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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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

The canal in Bath

The canal in Bath

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