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Main Field, Hitchin Lavender (Cadwell Farm), from bridleway north of farm

SWC Walk 233 - Arlesey to Letchworth Garden City

09-Jul-17 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Arlesey to Letchworth Garden City

The Hiz (chalk stream), Chilterns views, the Greensand Ridge, the ‘Cathedral of the Chilterns’ in Shillington, and remains of a bailey and an abandoned medieval village in Pirton, the Icknield Way past lavender farms, and a Garden City.

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Black Mountains Ridge

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

Delphiniums near Sheepcote Woods

SWC Walk 189 Beeches Way: West Drayton to Cookham

12-Jul-15 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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West Drayton to Cookham

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

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.

Waddesdon Manor

Haddenham to Aylesbury via Waddesdon walk

24-Jul-14 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Haddenham to Aylesbury via Waddesdon

Tranquil stretches of the Thame Valley, combined with a few energetic climbs and long passages through two magnificent Rothschild estates.

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Ten Tors

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

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.

Hope Cement Works and Bradwell Edge

SWC Walk 343 - Hope to Hathersage or Bamford (via Castleton)

02-Jul-19 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Hope to Hathersage or Bamford

Pastures with views, Mam Tor's landslip area, Cave Dale, lunch in Castleton, Hope Cement Works, a large upland moor and a scenic descent to the Derwent River

Upper Ashop Clough (Pennine Way runs along ridge)

SWC Walk 304 - Kinder Scout Circuit (from Edale)

27-Oct-17 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Kinder Scout Circuit from Edale

Strenuous circuit of the Kinder Scout moorland plateau from Edale Station

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.

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

Burgess Hill to Hassocks - Sussex Border Path

View from top of the South Downs towards Indian War Memorial (just over the horizon as you follow the line of trees along the Sussex Border Path). D.Allen Vivitar 5mp

01-Jun-06 • magyardave2002 on Flickr

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Burgess Hill to Hassocks

A long almost circular walk via the Sussex Border Path, Sussex Villages, and the South Downs Way ridge from Ditchling Beacon to Wolstonbury Hill

Deep Dean, near Windover Hill

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

17-Oct-15 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Southease to Eastbourne

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


08-Aug-13 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Winchelsea to Hastings via Three Oaks

The 1066 walk route through pleasant hilly territory from Winchelsea to Icklesham and Three Oaks, then south over a ridge to the sea at Fairlight. A strenuous finish into Hastings.

Stile in Hedge Gap

SWC Walk 159 South Woodham Ferrers to North Fambridge

05-Oct-15 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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South Woodham Ferrers to North Fambridge

Long and varied walk in the Crouch valley across hilly parts of Essex, with some challenging field crossings and a serene riverside finish.


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 Cotwolds with great views and charming honey colored villages

Abandoned barns

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

Danebury Hill, Wallop Brook Valley, from Broughton Down

SWC Walk 265 - Dean to Mottisfont & Dunbridge

27-Jun-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Dean to Mottisfont

Remote West Hampshire: varied Woodlands, the scenic valleys of the Wallop Brook and the Dun and Test Rivers and Broughton Down Nature Reserve

The Meon Valley near Exton

Winchester to West Meon walk

28-Jan-17 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Winchester to West Meon or Hinton Ampner

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

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

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

07-Oct-17 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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West Meon to Petersfield

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

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

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.

41 Holkham Beach

16-May-14 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Hunstanton to Cromer

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

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Calais Walking Guide

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

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Goring to Wantage

A ridge walk over open downland with good views along a neolithic trail to an ancient hill fort. Very long or short option. Return by bus.

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

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

A Walker on Stanage Edge

SWC Walk 266 - Sheffield to Bamford (via Burbage Rocks and Stanage Edge) or to Moscar Lodge

08-Jun-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Sheffield to Bamford via Stanage Edge

A walk of extreme contrasts: from Sheffield's urban centre through narrow valleys and across wild moorland to the Dark Peak's gritstone edges, and a lush finish into the Hope Valley

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Wickham Market to Felixstowe

Long (or 2 day) walk over farms, heathland, then along the Butley river, wild and isolated coastline, and a ferry crossing to Felixstowe.

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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.


1.10 heath scenery

23-Jun-14 • helen_tristam on Flickr

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Bentley to Farnham

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

Park Wood, Bench and View on North Downs Way

SWC Walk 111 Caterham to Knockholt (North Downs Way)

29-Aug-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Caterham to Knockholt

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

Barlavington Hanger from Sutton Common

SWC Walk 39 - Amberley to Pulborough

01-Apr-18 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Amberley to Pulborough

The South Downs Way up a ridge and then across a couple of hills and through hanging woods in the morning. Then through the quiet West Weald and the Rother Valley with several heathery commons.

Walkers in Burton Park

SWC Walk 217 Midhurst Way: Arundel to Midhurst

04-Jul-15 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Arundel to Midhurst via Midhurst Way

Long walk though a remote and less visited part of the South Downs National Park


15-Apr-18 • dirkpetera on Flickr

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Balcombe to Horsham

Through the Weald to an old market town

Knepp Wildlands

13-Oct-18 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Christs Hospital to Billingshurst via Knepp Castle

Long flat walk with an emphasis on fauna in a re-wilding area, and passing several historic buildings.

Garden House and Pond of Broadhurst Manor

SWC Walk 27 - East Grinstead to Wivelsfield or Sheffield Park

06-Apr-18 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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East Grinstead to Wivelsfield or Sheffield Park

Long walk through area of bluebell-rich woodland then heathery commons, or shorter walk and return by steam train

Horses in Field and Black Down

SWC Walk 294 - Pulborough to Halfway Bridge (via Tillington)

10-Aug-17 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Pulborough to Halfway Bridge via Tillington

The Rother and Lod valleys, Littleworth and Sutton Common heathlands, South Downs views, Burton Park and three good pubs

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


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

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

Salisbury Cathedral across the Water Meadows

SWC Walk 254 Salisbury Circular

01-Aug-15 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Salisbury Circular

Long walk. Gentle start via historic Salisbury, the Chalke Valley, pretty villages. Strenuous afternoon via the Downs, a Roman Road, and a noted Water Meadows view of the Cathedral

Stonehenge from footpath along northerly side

SWC 67 Salisbury to Amesbury (via Stonehenge)

18-Jun-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Salisbury to Amesbury via Stonehenge

A walk up the Avon valley with a magical approach to Stonehenge

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

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.

Westbury Hill, with White Horse

SWC Walk 286 Westbury to Warminster (via Imber Range)

02-Jan-17 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Westbury to Warminster via Imber Range

Westbury White Horse, 5 hills (3 of which Iron Age Camps), pristine chalk downland on Salisbury Plain, an abandoned village on the rarely open Imber Range

Malvern Hills, from Battens Wood

SWC Walk 323 - Evesham to Pershore (via Dumbleton and Bredon Hills)

25-Oct-18 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Evesham to Pershore via Dumbleton and Bredon Hills

Through the Vale of Evesham and over Cotswold Outliers with grand views of the Cotswolds and Malvern Hills