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Picws Du, from Fan Foel

SWC Walk 86 Fan Brycheiniog and Fan Foel (The Black Mountain)

11-Oct-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Black Mountain from Glyntawe

A strenous start then easy route finding along a glacial ridge through wild upland scenery to one of the highest peaks in the Brecon Beacons National Park with spectacular views.

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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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Corn Du, Pen y Fan. the shortcut path from the col runs left-right

08-Apr-11 • Andrew Murphy

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Brecon Beacons Horseshoe from Neuadd Reservoir

A classic horseshoe walk of the Brecon Beacons (Pen y Fan, Corn Du, Fan y Big) around a glacial valley, with an extension to Waun Rydd

Mynydd Llangorse towards Mynydd Troed

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

17-Jan-18 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Bwlch Circular via Mynydd Troed and Llangors Lake

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

Table Mountain/Crug Hywel from road before final descent

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

11-Apr-19 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Crickhowell Circular via Table Mountain and the three Pens

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

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Fan Dance

SAS fitness exercise. Storey Arms over Pen y Fan to Torpantau, and back again, against the clock, with a full pack

Walker on Dismantled Tramway through Gash in Limestone Wall

SWC Walk 307 - Fforest Fawr Traverse (Craig y Nos to Llwyn-y-celyn)

02-May-17 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Craig Y Nos to Llwyn Y Celyn

Remote mountain traverse: limestone scenery, Fan Gyhirych, a glacial escarpment, great views all around. Bus travel.

Clouds Rolling Down from the Waun Rydd

SWC Walk 332 Llangynidr to Bwlch or Circular

08-May-18 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Llangynidr to Bwlch or Circular

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

Llanthony Priory Ruins

SWC Walk 335 - Pandy Inn to Llanvihangel Crucorney (via Llanthony and Cwmyoy)

10-May-18 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Pandy Inn to Llanvihangel Crucorney

Offa's Dyke Path along Hatterrall Hill and Ridge, return through the Vale of Ewyas past Llanthony Priory and the Leaning Church in Cwmyoy

Fan Foel, in the shade

SWC Walk 279 The Black Mountain - Y Mynydd Du (Glyntawe Circular)

11-Oct-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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The Black Mountain from Glyntawe

A spectacular ridge walk to Fan Brycheiniog, Fan Foel and Waun Lefrith. Return via a glacial valley below the ridge, or remote moorland, shakeholes and a waterfall

View from Chilton House

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

30-Jan-16 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Haddenham Circular via Brill

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

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Ten Tors

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

The Great Ridge, from near Manor House Farm

SWC Walk 302 - Bamford to Edale (via Win Hill and Great Ridge)

28-Sep-17 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Bamford to Edale via Win Hill and Great Ridge

Tremendous views after steep ascent to Win Hill, then the Great Ridge on the boundary between the Dark and White Peak

Upper Tor, Nether Tor, Golden Clough

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

13-Aug-17 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Edale Circular via Kinder Scout and Mam Tor

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

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SWC Walk 322 - Grindleford Circular (via Chatsworth House)

02-Oct-18 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Grindleford Circular via Chatsworth House

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

Eyam Moor, from Highlow Hall

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

19-Aug-18 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Hathersage Circular via Bretton Clough and Eyam

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

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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Chesil Beach Spit

Remote walk along the length of an iconic shinge spit with views inland and out to see. Shingle! Sep-Mar only. Check firing times!

Lulworth Cove and Hambury Tout

SWC Walk 54 - Lulworth Cove Circular (via Tyneham and Durdle Door)

08-Jul-17 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Lulworth Cove Circular

Dramatic coastal scenery, Lulworth cove, hidden beaches, Durdle Door cliff arch, and a ghost town.

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10-Jul-10 • Andrew Murphy

Weymouth to Lulworth Cove

Weymouth Bay, then a dramatic cliff walk past small beaches, then higher cliffs past Durdle Door (stack) to Lulworth Cove

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

Oak near Ide Hill

Edenbridge to Westerham walk

21-Apr-19 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Edenbridge to Westerham

A slow climb from Eden Valley to the Greensand Ridge and the High Chart,via Chartwell (NT, Churchill's Home) and Emmetts Garden (NT).

Cliff Edge - is he a mate of Marty Wilde and Billy Fury?

View of Seven Sisters from the west. David A. Vivitar 5199

01-Aug-07 • magyardave2002 on Flickr

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Glynde to Seaford

The best walk in the book! A South Downs ridge, picture postcard Alfriston, Cuckmere Haven (beach), and cliffs with views of the Seven Sisters. Long but worth it.

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sea view from the coast path

23-Jun-12 • Andrew Murphy

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Hastings Circular via Fairlight Glen Beach

Hilly cliff top path via remote Fairlight Glen naturist beach to Fireheights. Return by the same path, a gentler inland route, or along the seashore

The Caburn (Iron Age Hill Fort) from route along Saxon Down

SWC Walk 181 - Lewes to Seaford via West Firle

17-Feb-18 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Lewes to Seaford via West Firle

Glorious ramble over the South Downs to the sea covering areas less frequently walked

The Seven Sisters from Seaford Head

11-May-19 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Seaford to Eastbourne

The best walk in the Southeast! A dramatic cliff walk passing Cuckemere Haven, the Seven Sisters and Beachy Head as the South Downs meets the sea. Ends with Eastbourne's promenade and pier.

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.

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26-Jul-08 • stuleeds on Flickr

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Winchelsea to Hastings

The hardest walk in the book. A gentle start with the 1066 Path and a great pub for lunch. After lunch, a great coastal cliff walk with 4 steep climbs, Fairlight Glen naturist beach, fish and chips on Hastings seafront, so one for summer.

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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.

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Porlock to Lynton

SWCP Day 2 - Spectacular and remote coastal walk.

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Lynton to Combe Martin

SWCP Day 3 - Spectacular and remote coastal walk with a nice lunch pub

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

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.

Cliff Top Cafe

Folkestone Circular walk

30-Jun-15 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Folkestone to Dover

Coastal Walk along the cliffs to Dover, with options also taking in The Warren.

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Leeds Castle

02-Jul-14 • Sean O'Neill

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Hollingbourne Circular via Thurnham

Views from the North Downs ridge on the way out, returning across farm fields and finishing with a circuit through the grounds of Leeds Castle

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13-Aug-10 • Andrew Murphy

Snowdon

A beginners guide to safely climbing the highest mountain in England and Wales.

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

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

Pitch Hill

Holmwood to Shamley Green walk

06-May-17 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Holmwood to Shamley Green

The Greensand Way : Leith Hill and Tower, Holmbury Hill, Pitch Hill and the Hurt Wood

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 - but does suffer from road noise. 2 shorter return-by-bus options

Horses and church

Tadworth Circular

20-Jan-18 • moontiger on Flickr

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Tadworth via Headley Heath and Box Hill Circular

Mixed open and wooded chalk downland with several viewpoints close to London

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

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

The Temple of Winds

Haslemere to Midhurst walk

08-May-16 • Saturdaywalker on Flickr

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Haslemere to Midhurst via Henley

The Temple of the Winds on Black Down & lunch in idyllic hamlet with fine pub and evocative ruins of a fortified Tudor house on Cowdray Estate against the backdrop of the South Downs

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

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

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

Old Wardour Castle from Ticket Office

SWC Walk 252 Tisbury Circular via Donhead St. Andrew

29-Jul-15 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Tisbury Circular via Donhead St. Andrew

The Vale of Wardour in the Wiltshire Downs AONB. Wardour Park, Nadder Head, a neolithic hill fort, Barkers hill, Old Wardour Castle. Long and shorter version.

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

British Camp/Herefordshire Beacon and Millenium Hill, from Pinnacle Hill

SWC Walk 324 The Malvern Hills (Great Malvern Circular or from Colwall)

02-Sep-18 • thomasgrabow on Flickr

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Malvern Hills from Great Malvern or Colwall

Route over the iconic Malverns Range, rising out of the Plain, with optional routes covering all but a few of the tops.