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SWC Walk 39 - Amberley to Pulborough

22-Aug-20 • 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.

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.

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

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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.

Fieldscape and Chiltern View from Aston Abbotts

SWC Walk 194 Aylesbury Vale Parkway to Aylesbury

02-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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13-Apr-18 • dirkpetera on Flickr

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Balcombe to Horsham

Through the Weald to an old market town

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.

Frensham Great Pond

SWC Walk 184 - Bentley to Farnham

14-Jun-20 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Bentley to Farnham

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

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Black Mountains Ridge

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

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Heath Pond

11-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, 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

Burgess Hill to Hassocks

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01-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

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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 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

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Buxton to Macclesfield via the Cat and Fiddle

From Spa Town to Silk Town via the wild Upper Goyt Valley, Shining Tor, lonely moorlands down the Clough Brook Valley to Macclesfield Forest, then through Tegg's Nose Country Park

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Calais Walking Guide

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

Cooper's Stream/Waggoner's Wells Ponds

SWC 377 - Haslemere Outer Orbital Path

24-Feb-21 • 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

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

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

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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.

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

Emerging from Macclesfield Forest, The Cat & Fiddle on the distant ridge

SWC Walk 383 - Macclesfield to Buxton (via The Cat & Fiddle)

16-Jun-21 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Macclesfield to Buxton

Tegg's Nose Country Park, Macclesfield Forest, lonely moorlands up to Shining Tor, and the wild Upper Goyt Valley to the historic Spa Town

The Roaches, from field by Windygates Farm

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

15-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

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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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14-May-14 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Hunstanton to Cromer

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

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.

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

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

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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

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

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

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

28-Jan-17 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Winchester to West Meon or Hinton Ampner

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

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

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

07-Oct-17 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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West Meon to Petersfield

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

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 seafront to finish.

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

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.

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.

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Ten Tors

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

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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

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.

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Via Podiensis

GR65: Medieval pilgrimage route across France to the Spanish border

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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)

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

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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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Winchelsea to Hastings via Three Oaks walk

25-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.

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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)

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

Region Star # Walk Km Effort Ht. gain Description London
West Sussex 39 Amberley to Pulborough 25.7 8 525 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. CJ EC V
Bedfordshire 233 Arlesey to Letchworth Garden City 25.4 4 175 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. KX
West Sussex 217 Arundel to Midhurst via Midhurst Way 31.8 9 750 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
Buckinghamshire 189 West Drayton to Cookham 27.3 5 200 Lowland heaths and mature woodland close to London. Can be done as 2 shorter walks. P
Surrey 184 Bentley to Farnham 26.0 7 450 Alice Holt Ancient Forest, Surrey Hills, Scotch Pine Forest, and remote heather filled heathland, Frensham Great and Little Ponds (swimming) W
Berkshire 83 Blackwater to Wokingham 25.5 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 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 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
Peak District 389 Buxton to Macclesfield via the Cat and Fiddle 25.2 8 1,025 From Spa Town to Silk Town via the wild Upper Goyt Valley, Shining Tor, lonely moorlands down the Clough Brook Valley to Macclesfield Forest, then through Tegg's Nose Country Park
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.
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
Hampshire 265 Dean to Mottisfont 27.4 8 450 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 31.6 8 550 Long walk through area of bluebell-rich woodland then heathery commons, or shorter walk and return by steam train CJ EC V
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 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.
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
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
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 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
Peak District 343 Hope to Hathersage or Bamford 27.0 9 900 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
Peak District 304 Kinder Scout Circuit from Edale 26.8 10 1,275 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 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.
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
Peak District 383 Macclesfield to Buxton 25.2 9 1,250 Tegg's Nose Country Park, Macclesfield Forest, lonely moorlands up to Shining Tor, and the wild Upper Goyt Valley to the historic Spa Town 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
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 9 800 The North Downs Way through woods with fine views - and within Zone 6 (some road noise). Long, with shorter options. Return by bus. TL EC LB StP
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
West Sussex 294 Pulborough to Halfway Bridge via Tillington 26.0 8 550 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 25.5 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
Wiltshire 67 Salisbury to Amesbury via Stonehenge 25.4 6 325 A walk up the Avon valley with a magical approach to Stonehenge CJ W
Peak District 267 Sheffield Circular via Porter and Gleadless 27.8 8 850 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
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
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 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 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
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 9 750 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 8 550 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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