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South Downs Chain from Barlavington Down SWC Walk 39 - Amberley to Pulborough
South Downs Chain from Barlavington Down

SWC Walk 39 - Amberley to Pulborough

Aug-20 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Amberley to Pulborough

South Downs Way up a ridge, across a couple of hills, down through hanging woods. Then through the West Weald and the Rother Valley with heathery commons.

Main Field, Hitchin Lavender (Cadwell Farm), from bridleway north of farm SWC Walk 233 - Arlesey to Letchworth Garden City
Main Field, Hitchin Lavender (Cadwell Farm), from bridleway north of farm

SWC Walk 233 - Arlesey to Letchworth Garden City

Jul-17 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Arlesey to Letchworth Garden City

Achalk stream, the Greensand Ridge, the ‘Cathedral of the Chilterns’, a motte-and-bailey and abandoned medieval village, the Icknield Way past a lavender farm to a Garden City.

Walkers in Burton Park SWC Walk 217 Midhurst Way: Arundel to Midhurst
Walkers in Burton Park

SWC Walk 217 Midhurst Way: Arundel to Midhurst

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

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.

Fieldscape and Chiltern View from Aston Abbotts SWC Walk 194 Aylesbury Vale Parkway to Aylesbury
Fieldscape and Chiltern View from Aston Abbotts

SWC Walk 194 Aylesbury Vale Parkway to Aylesbury

Oct-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Aylesbury Vale Parkway to Aylesbury

Quiet hill top villages in eastern Aylesbury Vale. Finishing with a long stretch along the Grand Union Canal.

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Jul-18 • dirkpetera on Flickr

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Balcombe to Horsham

Through the Weald to an old market town

Cathedral Oak, Savernake Forest SWC 399 - Bedwyn Circular (via Savernake Forest and Marlborough) [Young Paunchy and Cathedral Oak Loop]
Cathedral Oak, Savernake Forest

SWC 399 - Bedwyn Circular (via Savernake Forest and Marlborough) [Young Paunchy and Cathedral Oak Loop]

Aug-22 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Bedwyn Circular via Savernake Forest and Marlborough

More veteran trees than anywhere else in Europe, undulating pastures, historic Marlborough and the landscaped Tottenham Park

Delphiniums near Sheepcote Woods SWC Walk 189 Beeches Way: West Drayton to Cookham
Delphiniums near Sheepcote Woods

SWC Walk 189 Beeches Way: West Drayton to Cookham

Jul-15 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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West Drayton to Cookham

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

Frensham Great Pond SWC Walk 184 - Bentley to Farnham
Frensham Great Pond

SWC Walk 184 - Bentley to Farnham

Jun-20 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Bentley to Farnham

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

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Heath Pond

Nov-12 • Sean O'Neill

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Blackwater to Wokingham

A varied walk starting alongside the River Blackwater and taking in meadows, lakes, mixed woodland, pasture and fruit farms before finishing at an attractive market town.

Dovecote on Pillow Mound, Bruton SWC Walk 284 Bruton Circular (via Hauser & Wirth Somerset) or from Castle Cary
Dovecote on Pillow Mound, Bruton

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

Sep-21 • 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

Burgess Hill to Hassocks View of water tower from path over railway near Burgess Hill. D.Allen Vivitar 5199 5mp
Burgess Hill to Hassocks

View of water tower from path over railway near Burgess Hill. D.Allen Vivitar 5199 5mp

Jan-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

First set of Stepping Stones. Chee Dale SWC 385 - Buxton Circular or to Monsal Dale (via the Wye Valley)
First set of Stepping Stones. Chee Dale

SWC 385 - Buxton Circular or to Monsal Dale (via the Wye Valley)

Aug-21 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Buxton Circular or to Monsal Dale

A very scenic White Peak dale: tight gorges, limestone crags, steeping stones, cascades, mills. Elevated pastures back to Buxton. Or on to Monsal Head with its famous vistas

Shutlingsloe in continuation of road by New Lodge Farm, Flash Bar/Hilltop SWC 387 - Buxton Circular (via Axe Edge Moor and Three Shires Head)
Shutlingsloe in continuation of road by New Lodge Farm, Flash Bar/Hilltop

SWC 387 - Buxton Circular (via Axe Edge Moor and Three Shires Head)

Aug-21 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Buxton Circular via Axe Edge Moor and Three Shires Head

The vast Axe Edge Moor, the heads of 5 famous Peak District rivers, the popular and scenic Three Shires Head pools and waterfalls, disused quarries and some fine far views

Chrome Hill lower ridge, Parkhouse Hill, Hitter Hill, High Wheeldon, Upper Dove Valley SWC 386 - Buxton Circular via the Dragon's Back
Chrome Hill lower ridge, Parkhouse Hill, Hitter Hill, High Wheeldon, Upper Dove Valley

SWC 386 - Buxton Circular via the Dragon's Back

Aug-21 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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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 very unique Dragon's Back

Calais Walking Guide

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

Cadbury Castle/Camelot, from The Beacon SWC 392 - Castle Cary Circular via Camelot
Cadbury Castle/Camelot, from The Beacon

SWC 392 - Castle Cary Circular via Camelot

Sep-21 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Castle Cary Circular via Camelot

Along the fringes of the Somerset Levels over some fine viewpoints to three magnificent hills, one maybe the mythical Camelot of King Arthur fame

Knepp Wildlands
Knepp Wildlands

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.

Backview to Dufton Pike, Threlkeld Side and Great Dun Fell SWC Walk 414 - Cross Fell and Great Dun Fell (Langwathby to Appleby)
Backview to Dufton Pike, Threlkeld Side and Great Dun Fell

SWC Walk 414 - Cross Fell and Great Dun Fell (Langwathby to Appleby)

Jul-22 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Cross Fell and Great Dun Fell

Exhilarating route along the North Pennines Ridge, over the highest hills in England outside of the Lake District

Danebury Hill, Wallop Brook Valley, from Broughton Down SWC Walk 265 - Dean to Mottisfont & Dunbridge
Danebury Hill, Wallop Brook Valley, from Broughton Down

SWC Walk 265 - Dean to Mottisfont & Dunbridge

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

Garden House and Pond of Broadhurst Manor SWC Walk 27 - East Grinstead to Wivelsfield or Sheffield Park
Garden House and Pond of Broadhurst Manor

SWC Walk 27 - East Grinstead to Wivelsfield or Sheffield Park

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

Eastbourne Pier SWC Walk 66 - Eastbourne to Hastings via Bexhill
Eastbourne Pier

SWC Walk 66 - Eastbourne to Hastings via Bexhill

Feb-18 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Eastbourne to Hastings via Bexhill

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

St. Andrew's Church, Greensted-juxta-Ongar SWC 276 - Epping to Ingatestone (via Chipping Ongar)
St. Andrew's Church, Greensted-juxta-Ongar

SWC 276 - Epping to Ingatestone (via Chipping Ongar)

Nov-22 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Epping to Ingatestone via Chipping Ongar

The Essex Way and the St. Peter's Way through mildly undulating landscape with plenty of woodlands and historical buildings.

Malvern Hills, from Battens Wood SWC Walk 323 - Evesham to Pershore (via Dumbleton and Bredon Hills)
Malvern Hills, from Battens Wood

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

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

Trig Point on Westend Moor, with Bleaklow beyond SWC Walk 350 - Fairholmes Circular (via Bleaklow and Derwent Head)
Trig Point on Westend Moor, with Bleaklow beyond

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

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.

View from Chilton House SWC Walk 191a Haddenham Circular (w/o Brill)
View from Chilton House

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

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
Waddesdon Manor

Haddenham to Aylesbury via Waddesdon walk

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.

Milecastle 39 (Castle Nick) SWC Walk 413 - Hadrian's Wall Path Core Section (Lanercost to Halton Chesters)
Milecastle 39 (Castle Nick)

SWC Walk 413 - Hadrian's Wall Path Core Section (Lanercost to Halton Chesters)

Apr-23 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Hadrian's Wall Path Core Section

The most scenic and feature-heavy central section of Hadrian's Wall described as day walks from train stations or bus stops

Tenantry Ground & Deep Dean SWC403 - Hampden Park to Eastbourne
Tenantry Ground & Deep Dean

SWC403 - Hampden Park to Eastbourne

Mar-23 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Hampden Park to Eastbourne

Eastbourne parks, Babylon Down (woods), Jevington, the easterly South Downs, Lullington Heath, Friston Forest, East Dean, Birling Gap, quiet approach to Eastbourne.

Cooper's Stream/Waggoner's Wells Ponds SWC 377 - Haslemere Outer Orbital Path
Cooper's Stream/Waggoner's Wells Ponds

SWC 377 - Haslemere Outer Orbital Path

Nov-22 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Haslemere Outer Orbital Path

Orbital route around Haslemere from a rural bus stop, but with plenty of options for connecting routes from the station

Pegsdon Hills SWC Walk 234 Hitchin Circular
Pegsdon Hills

SWC Walk 234 Hitchin Circular

Jun-15 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Hitchin Circular

Across the most north easterly Chilterns ridge to Pegsdon Hills and Knocking Hoe NNR. A motte-and-double bailey and an abandoned medieval village and the Oughton chalk river

Hope Cement Works and Bradwell Edge SWC Walk 343 - Hope to Hathersage or Bamford (via Castleton)
Hope Cement Works and Bradwell Edge

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

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

Thames/Isis River: Lyd Well SWC Walk 256 - Kemble Circular (via Thames Head and Cirencester)
Thames/Isis River: Lyd Well

SWC Walk 256 - Kemble Circular (via Thames Head and Cirencester)

Feb-23 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Kemble Circular via Thames Head and Cirencester

Past the Thames Head and along a disused canal, then up through woods to the Severn/Thames watershed and back through the magnificent Cirencester Park and Town

Upper Ashop Clough (Pennine Way runs along ridge) SWC Walk 304 - Kinder Scout Circuit (from Edale)
Upper Ashop Clough (Pennine Way runs along ridge)

SWC Walk 304 - Kinder Scout Circuit (from Edale)

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)
The Tower, Alport Castles

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

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

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

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.

Wincle Minn: the view ahead SWC Walk 381 - Macclesfield Circular (via the Dane Valley)
Wincle Minn: the view ahead

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

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

The Roaches, from field by Windygates Farm SWC Walk 380 Macclesfield to Leek (via Shutlingsloe, Lud's Church and the Roaches)
The Roaches, from field by Windygates Farm

SWC Walk 380 Macclesfield to Leek (via Shutlingsloe, Lud's Church and the Roaches)

Jun-21 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Macclesfield to Leek

Reservoirs, Macclesfield Forest, the 'Cheshire Matterhorn', lonely Wildboarclough, the Dane Valley, Lud's Church chasm and the Roaches gritstone escarpment

The Cerne Giant, on Giant Hill, Cerne Abbas SWC Walk 402 - Maiden Newton Circular or to Dorchester (via Cerne Abbas)
The Cerne Giant, on Giant Hill, Cerne Abbas

SWC Walk 402 - Maiden Newton Circular or to Dorchester (via Cerne Abbas)

Nov-22 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Maiden Newton Circular or to Dorchester

Chalk streams, pretty valleys, rounded hills and broad ridges in the Dorset Downs. Cerne Abbas village with Britain's largest hill figure.

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Moreton-in-Marsh Circular

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
On the Cotswold Escarpment

Moreton-in-Marsh Grand Circular walk

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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21 My private beach

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.

Park Wood, Bench and View on North Downs Way SWC Walk 111 Caterham to Knockholt (North Downs Way)
Park Wood, Bench and View on North Downs Way

SWC Walk 111 Caterham to Knockholt (North Downs Way)

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.

Wandsdyke in the evening sun SWC Walk 127 Pewsey Circular
Wandsdyke in the evening sun

SWC Walk 127 Pewsey Circular

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 Circular via Avebury
Avebury Standing Stones, SW quartile

SWC Walk 255 Pewsey Circular via Avebury

Aug-15 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Pewsey Circular via Avebury

Long walk over Wiltshire downs to Avebury World Heritage Site

Horses in Field and Black Down SWC Walk 294 - Pulborough to Halfway Bridge (via Tillington)
Horses in Field and Black Down

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

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
Farm House in Rape Oilseed Field, from Locksash Lane

SWC Walk Rowlands Castle Circular

May-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Rowlands Castle Circular

A walk, first through park- and woodland, then through some remote westerly valleys of the South Downs. At its best in spring for plentiful bluebells and wild garlic.

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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
Salisbury Cathedral across the Water Meadows

SWC Walk 254 Salisbury Circular

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

Stonehenge from footpath along northerly side SWC 67 Salisbury to Amesbury (via Stonehenge)
Stonehenge from footpath along northerly side

SWC 67 Salisbury to Amesbury (via Stonehenge)

Jun-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Salisbury to Amesbury via Old Sarum and Stonehenge

Up the Avon Valley from the attractive marker town of Salisbury past Old Sarum hillfort and castle site to the Stonehenge World Heritage Site and on to historic Amesbury

Seaford Circular via Alfriston and Bishopstone

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

Ancient Oakwood, Ladies' Spring Wood SWC Walk 267 - Sheffield Circular (via Porter, Limb, Sheaf and Gleadless Valleys)
Ancient Oakwood, Ladies' Spring Wood

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

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
A Walker on Stanage Edge

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

Jun-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Sheffield to Bamford via Stanage Edge

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

Cow with Meon Valley behind Winchester to West Meon walk
Cow with Meon Valley behind

Winchester to West Meon walk

Jan-17 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Winchester to West Meon or Hinton Ampner

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

Old Winchester Hill (Ditch, Bank and Barrows) from across the coombe SWC Walk 183 - South Downs Way Section 2: West Meon to Petersfield
Old Winchester Hill (Ditch, Bank and Barrows) from across the coombe

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

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.

Deep Dean, near Windover Hill SWC Walk 25 - South Downs Way 8 : Southease to Eastbourne
Deep Dean, near Windover Hill

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

Oct-15 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Southease to Eastbourne

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

Stile in Hedge Gap SWC Walk 159 South Woodham Ferrers to North Fambridge
Stile in Hedge Gap

SWC Walk 159 South Woodham Ferrers to North Fambridge

Oct-15 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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South Woodham Ferrers to North Fambridge

Varied walk out of the Crouch valley through undulating parts of Essex with a serene riverside finish, passing RHS Garden Hyde Hall, some woods and vineyards.

The long descent off Fan Fawr to Gwaun Cefnygarreg SWC Walk 401 - Storey Arms to Libanus or Circular (via Ystradfellte)
The long descent off Fan Fawr to Gwaun Cefnygarreg

SWC Walk 401 - Storey Arms to Libanus or Circular (via Ystradfellte)

Oct-22 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Storey Arms to Libanus or Circular via Ystradfellte

Strenuous route in the Fforest Fawr: 4 peaks, upland moor, limestone plateaus, and a glorious descent into the Usk Valley. Stretches of pathless terrain

Ten Tors

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

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.

Backview down Church Bottom, Prescombe Down NNR (II) SWC Walk 250 Tisbury Circular via Alvediston
Backview down Church Bottom, Prescombe Down NNR (II)

SWC Walk 250 Tisbury Circular via Alvediston

Sep-15 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Tisbury Circular via Alvediston

An Iron Age hill fort, pretty coombes, and plenty ascent: the Vale of Wardour and West Wiltshire Downs AONB with views to the Cranborne Chase 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
White Sheet Hill from the Wessex Ridgeway

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

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.

Via Podiensis

GR65: Medieval pilgrimage route across France to the Spanish border

Wellingborough Circular

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

Westbury Hill, with White Horse SWC Walk 286 Westbury to Warminster (via Imber Range)
Westbury Hill, with White Horse

SWC Walk 286 Westbury to Warminster (via Imber Range)

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

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.

Winchelsea Winchelsea to Hastings via Three Oaks walk
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Winchelsea to Hastings via Three Oaks walk

Feb-06 • 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.

Wolverton to Northampton

Three rivers, a medieval hunting forest, a War of the Roses battlefield and Britain's newest university campus

Lulworth Castle, south easterly view SWC Walk 346 - Wool Circular (via The Warren and Lulworth Cove and Castle)
Lulworth Castle, south easterly view

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

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

Region Star # Walk Km Effort Ht. gain Description London
West Sussex 39 Amberley to Pulborough 25.7 7 525 South Downs Way up a ridge, across a couple of hills, down through hanging woods. Then through the West Weald and the Rother Valley with heathery commons. CJ EC V
Bedfordshire 233 Arlesey to Letchworth Garden City 25.4 4 175 Achalk stream, the Greensand Ridge, the ‘Cathedral of the Chilterns’, a motte-and-bailey and abandoned medieval village, the Icknield Way past a lavender farm to a Garden City. KX
West Sussex 217 Arundel to Midhurst via Midhurst Way 31.8 8 750 Long walk though a remote and less visited part of the South Downs National Park CJ EC V
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
Buckinghamshire 194 Aylesbury Vale Parkway to Aylesbury 25.9 5 200 Quiet hill top villages in eastern Aylesbury Vale. Finishing with a long stretch along the Grand Union Canal. M
West Sussex 312 Balcombe to Horsham 27.0 7 425 Through the Weald to an old market town LB V
Berkshire 399 Bedwyn Circular via Savernake Forest and Marlborough 31.0 7 425 More veteran trees than anywhere else in Europe, undulating pastures, historic Marlborough and the landscaped Tottenham Park P
Buckinghamshire 189 West Drayton to Cookham 27.3 5 200 Lowland heaths and mature woodland close to London. Can be done as 2 shorter walks. P
Surrey 184 Bentley to Farnham 26.0 6 450 Alice Holt Ancient Forest, Surrey Hills, Scotch Pine Forest, and remote heather filled heathland, Frensham Great and Little Ponds (swimming) W
Berkshire 83 Blackwater to Wokingham 26.0 5 200 A varied walk starting alongside the River Blackwater and taking in meadows, lakes, mixed woodland, pasture and fruit farms before finishing at an attractive market town. CJ W
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
East Sussex 108 Burgess Hill to Hassocks 26.7 8 475 A long almost circular walk via the Sussex Border Path, Sussex Villages, and the South Downs Way ridge from Ditchling Beacon to Wolstonbury Hill TL CJ EC StP V
Peak District 385 Buxton Circular or to Monsal Dale 26.0 8 1,175 A very scenic White Peak dale: tight gorges, limestone crags, steeping stones, cascades, mills. 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 27.1 8 975 The vast Axe Edge Moor, the heads of 5 famous Peak District rivers, the popular and scenic Three Shires Head pools and waterfalls, disused quarries and some fine far views
Peak District 386 Buxton Circular via the Dragon's Back 26.1 8 800 Remote and quiet Upper Dove Valley, combining extreme natural beauty with the more esoteric beauty of industrial sites. Go over or past the very unique Dragon's Back
Northern France 126 Calais Walking Guide 26.0 1 25 8 walks between 5 and 16 miles in the Calais area suitable for day trips by ferry.
Somerset 392 Castle Cary Circular via Camelot 30.3 8 750 Along the fringes of the Somerset Levels over some fine viewpoints to three magnificent hills, one maybe the mythical Camelot of King Arthur fame P
West Sussex 283 Christs Hospital to Billingshurst via Knepp Castle 27.1 4 150 Long flat walk with an emphasis on fauna in a re-wilding area, and passing several historic buildings. CJ EC V
Cumbria 414 Cross Fell and Great Dun Fell 33.0 10 1,050 Exhilarating route along the North Pennines Ridge, over the highest hills in England outside of the Lake District
Hampshire 265 Dean to Mottisfont 27.7 7 425 Remote West Hampshire: varied Woodlands, the scenic valleys of the Wallop Brook and the Dun and Test Rivers and Broughton Down Nature Reserve W
West Sussex 27 East Grinstead to Wivelsfield or Sheffield Park 31.9 8 550 Long walk through area of bluebell-rich woodland then heathery commons, or shorter walk and return by steam train CJ EC V
East Sussex 66 Eastbourne to Hastings via Bexhill 26.6 3 25 Flat coastal walk along the south coast past busy sea front promenades and quiet beaches. V
Essex 276 Epping to Ingatestone via Chipping Ongar 26.9 4 250 The Essex Way and the St. Peter's Way through mildly undulating landscape with plenty of woodlands and historical buildings.
Worcestershire 323 Evesham to Pershore via Dumbleton and Bredon Hills 34.5 8 600 Through the Vale of Evesham and over Cotswold Outliers with grand views of the Cotswolds and Malvern Hills P
Peak District 350 Fairholmes Circular 27.3 8 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.
Buckinghamshire 191 Haddenham Circular via Brill 27.7 7 450 Strenuous walk linking several hill top villages in the rolling landscape of the north westerly Aylesbury Vale, with splendid views throughout. M
Buckinghamshire 192 Haddenham to Aylesbury via Waddesdon 25.3 5 300 Tranquil stretches of the Thame Valley, combined with a few energetic climbs and long passages through two magnificent Rothschild estates. M
Cumbria 413 Hadrian's Wall Path Core Section 54.0 10 950 The most scenic and feature-heavy central section of Hadrian's Wall described as day walks from train stations or bus stops
East Sussex 403 Hampden Park to Eastbourne 26.1 8 750 Eastbourne parks, Babylon Down (woods), Jevington, the easterly South Downs, Lullington Heath, Friston Forest, East Dean, Birling Gap, quiet approach to Eastbourne. CJ EC V
Surrey 377 Haslemere Outer Orbital Path 26.8 8 700 Orbital route around Haslemere from a rural bus stop, but with plenty of options for connecting routes from the station CJ W
Hertfordshire 234 Hitchin Circular 25.6 6 350 Across the most north easterly Chilterns ridge to Pegsdon Hills and Knocking Hoe NNR. A motte-and-double bailey and an abandoned medieval village and the Oughton chalk river KX
Peak District 343 Hope to Hathersage or Bamford 27.0 8 900 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
Gloucestershire 256 Kemble Circular via Thames Head and Cirencester 27.8 5 225 Past the Thames Head and along a disused canal, then up through woods to the Severn/Thames watershed and back through the magnificent Cirencester Park and Town P
Peak District 304 Kinder Scout Circuit from Edale 27.0 9 800 Strenuous circuit of the Kinder Scout moorland plateau from Edale Station
Oxfordshire 341 Kingham to Charlbury Long 34.9 2 350 to do P
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 8 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.
Peak District 381 Macclesfield Circular via The Dane Valley 28.9 8 1,000 The Dane Valley, pastures and wooded valleys, and ridges with views of the Cheshire Plain, high moors and gritstone ridges E
Peak District 380 Macclesfield to Leek 27.7 9 1,200 Reservoirs, Macclesfield Forest, the 'Cheshire Matterhorn', lonely Wildboarclough, the Dane Valley, Lud's Church chasm and the Roaches gritstone escarpment E
Dorset 402 Maiden Newton Circular or to Dorchester 28.3 8 725 Chalk streams, pretty valleys, rounded hills and broad ridges in the Dorset Downs. Cerne Abbas village with Britain's largest hill figure. CJ W
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
Norfolk 70 Hunstanton to Cromer 98.0 3 325 A quiet coastal path with wide beaches, sand dunes, salt and freshwater marshes, nature reserves, barrier islands, and lots of birds.
Surrey 111 Caterham to Knockholt 26.2 7 800 The North Downs Way through woods with fine views - and within Zone 6 (some road noise). Long, with shorter options. Return by bus. TL EC LB StP
Wiltshire 127 Pewsey Circular 27.0 6 400 North Wessex Downs and the Vale of Pewsey P
Wiltshire 255 Pewsey Circular via Avebury 36.5 9 600 Long walk over Wiltshire downs to Avebury World Heritage Site P
West Sussex 294 Pulborough to Halfway Bridge via Tillington 26.0 7 550 The Rother and Lod valleys, Littleworth and Sutton Common heathlands, South Downs views, Burton Park and three good pubs CJ EC V
West Sussex 68 Rowlands Castle Circular 25.6 7 500 A walk, first through park- and woodland, then through some remote westerly valleys of the South Downs. At its best in spring for plentiful bluebells and wild garlic. 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
Wiltshire 67 Salisbury to Amesbury via Old Sarum and Stonehenge 26.0 5 300 Up the Avon Valley from the attractive marker town of Salisbury past Old Sarum hillfort and castle site to the Stonehenge World Heritage Site and on to historic Amesbury CJ W
West Sussex 314 Seaford Circular via Alfriston and Bishopstone 25.8 7 525 A new perspective on, and glorious panoramic views of, the South Downs. LB V
Peak District 267 Sheffield Circular via Porter and Gleadless 27.8 8 825 Strenuous excursion through the south westerly wooded valleys of Sheffield
Peak District 266 Sheffield to Bamford via Stanage Edge 25.5 7 850 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
Hampshire 182 Winchester to West Meon or Hinton Ampner 26.1 7 450 Historic Winchester and the South Downs Way. Shorter (via Hinton Ampner NT) and longer (Beacon Hill, and a railway path) options. Return by bus. CJ W
Hampshire 183 West Meon to Petersfield 27.5 9 725 A railway path, The South Downs Way, Old Winchester Hill, Butser Hill, Queen Elizabeth Country Park, Buriton and The Hangers Way. CJ W
East Sussex 25 Southease to Eastbourne 27.3 8 650 2 Long Ridge walks over open downs, beautiful Alfriston for lunch, and Eastbourne pier and seafront to finish. V
Essex 159 South Woodham Ferrers to North Fambridge 25.7 5 275 Varied walk out of the Crouch valley through undulating parts of Essex with a serene riverside finish, passing RHS Garden Hyde Hall, some woods and vineyards. LS
Brecon Beacons 401 Storey Arms to Libanus or Circular via Ystradfellte 30.0 10 925 Strenuous route in the Fforest Fawr: 4 peaks, upland moor, limestone plateaus, and a glorious descent into the Usk Valley. Stretches of pathless terrain
Dartmoor 325 Ten Tors 93.0 10 850 2 day challenge event over northern Dartmoor with hills, bogs and river crossings - 35, 45 or 55 miles.
Oxfordshire 171 Goring to Wantage 29.9 5 300 A ridge walk over open downland with good views along a neolithic trail to an ancient hill fort. Very long or short option. Return by bus. P
Wiltshire 250 Tisbury Circular via Alvediston 26.0 7 700 An Iron Age hill fort, pretty coombes, and plenty ascent: the Vale of Wardour and West Wiltshire Downs AONB with views to the Cranborne Chase and all the way to the coast CJ W
Wiltshire 251 Tisbury Circular via Ludwell 26.4 7 550 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
Europe 2 Via Podiensis 760.2 6 14,925 GR65: Medieval pilgrimage route across France to the Spanish border
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
Wiltshire 286 Westbury to Warminster via Imber Range 30.3 8 750 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 P
Suffolk 227 Wickham Market to Felixstowe 35.1 3 75 Long (or 2 day) walk over farms, heathland, then along the Butley river, wild and isolated coastline, and a ferry crossing to Felixstowe. LS
East Sussex 316 Winchelsea to Hastings via Three Oaks 26.4 8 575 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. TL CX StP
Northamptonshire 356 Wolverton to Northampton 30.2 5 175 Three rivers, a medieval hunting forest, a War of the Roses battlefield and Britain's newest university campus CJ E W
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

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