Walks

Explore Visorando to find the best walking routes near you. There are hundreds of local walks to discover, from short scenic coastal trails, nature country walks to hiking trails up some pretty big mountains. On each walk page you will be able to see a map of the walk, directions to follow and pictures. If you’d prefer a circular walk, make sure you select return to start to yes. You can check out the latest walks below or use our walk finder below to find walks that interest you.

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distance 72.25mi Vertical gain +21857ft Vertical drop -21929ft Durée 6 days Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Cumbria

Planned route to introduce hikers to the incredible beauty and diversity of The Lake District National Park. Using public transport to get to Windermere and then on foot across the fells, staying at YHA Langdale, Ennerdale, Eskdale and Coniston, then back to Windermere via the ferry at Bowness.

distance 13.11mi Vertical gain +5876ft Vertical drop -5876ft Durée 10h20 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Cumbria

Day 4 of a circular route walking through the Lake District.

distance 12.08mi Vertical gain +3675ft Vertical drop -4386ft Durée 8h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Cumbria

Day 3 of a circular route walking through the Lake District.

Dartmoor Warren House Inn to Chagford Circular
distance 14.78mi Vertical gain +1808ft Vertical drop -1808ft Durée 8h05 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Devon

A circular walk in the east of Dartmoor following roads and paths, including sections of the Two Moors Way. The walk includes a mix of open moorland, footpaths and quiet roads where the farming hinterlands meet the moor. Except for the section north of the road near the Warren House Inn, all the paths are well-trodden and waymarked. There are some steep sections. Apart from the high moors, this walk is fairly sheltered from the prevailing SW winds.

distance 12.24mi Vertical gain +4117ft Vertical drop -3763ft Durée 8h35 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Cumbria

Day 2 of a circular route walking through the Lake District.

distance 10.27mi Vertical gain +2605ft Vertical drop -2454ft Durée 6h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Cumbria

Day 1 of a circular route walking through the Lake District.

distance 12.26mi Vertical gain +1985ft Vertical drop -1988ft Durée 7h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Devon

This is a circular walk that combines moorland, streams and woodland on Dartmoor, passing the dramatic Hound Tor and iconic Bowerman's Nose and including opportunities for refreshments at the half waypoint. It is a good length with some steep hills for some hearty exercise and is mainly off-road, taking advantage of well-marked footpaths and tracks. You could start the walk at Lustleigh or Manaton if you prefer, and there are various short-cuts available if you wish to shorten the walk.

Around the Cotswold village of Hillesley
distance 6.39mi Vertical gain +469ft Vertical drop -476ft Durée 3h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Hillesley and Tresham - Gloucestershire

This is a circular walk starting in the Cotswold village of Hillesley. The route takes you up the Cotswold escarpment, over fields, through quiet lanes and valleys, to the villages of Alderly and Wortley, before returning to Hillesley. The Cotswold's are a range of hills that rise from the Severn Valley. The “Wolds”, or rolling hills, is an AONB in the west country of the UK. Here the past is evident in the many honey coloured stone villages and farms.

Ardingly Reservoir West Sussex circular walk
distance 4.89mi Vertical gain +417ft Vertical drop -390ft Durée 2h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Ardingly - West Sussex

Lovely walk around the Ardingly reservoir in West Sussex.

Nether Stowey to Holford and back
distance 8.01mi Vertical gain +1266ft Vertical drop -1247ft Durée 4h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Nether Stowey - Somerset

A circular day walk to The Plough Inn at Holford over the Quantocks, taking in part of the Coleridge Way, Walford’s Gibbet and Holford Combe with fine views of the Somerset Coast. There are some lengthy climbs and descents. Can get muddy in places.

Through Nether Stowey, Friarn and Over Stowey
distance 3.56mi Vertical gain +512ft Vertical drop -499ft Durée 2h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Nether Stowey - Somerset

A circular walk through pastureland, woodland and country lanes. Suitable for most weather conditions and seasons but stout footwear is essential. There are some stiles and two steep ascents.

Quantock Circular in Ramscombe Forest
distance 3.82mi Vertical gain +505ft Vertical drop -499ft Durée 2h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Over Stowey - Somerset

A circular walk through mixed woodland with some steep ascents.

Somerset’s Jurrasic Coast : Kilve & East Quantoxhead
distance 3.11mi Vertical gain +154ft Vertical drop -174ft Durée 1h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Kilve - Somerset

Along this coast, the dramatic cliffs are layered with blue, yellow and brown lias from the Lower Jurassic period embedded with fossils, particularly ammonites. The beach at Kilve is designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). Behind the coast, the Quantock Hills rise up at Quantoxhead. Across the Bristol Channel, there are fine views of South Wales, whilst further west along the coast behind Minehead is North Hill and Exmoor National Park.

Aisholt and Pepperhill Farm Circular
distance 4.92mi Vertical gain +735ft Vertical drop -738ft Durée 2h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Over Stowey - Somerset

A circular walk through woodland and farmland with occasional lane walking, taking in part of the Quantock Greenway. There are fine views across The Somerset Levels and the Bristol Channel to the Mendips and Glastonbury Tor.

Hawkridge Reservoir & Lime Kiln
distance 2.49mi Vertical gain +308ft Vertical drop -308ft Durée 1h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Spaxton - Somerset

A circular walk around Hawkridge Reservoir with opportunities for some bird watching. Then through mixed woodland and across high pasture with views across to the Mendips and Glastonbury Tor. The mile extension takes in a renovated limekiln and a viewpoint on Hawkridge Common.

Walking Steart Marshes Walk ( Download : )
Steart Marshes Walk
distance 4.31mi Vertical gain +23ft Vertical drop -23ft Durée 2h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Otterhampton - Somerset

A circular walk through the newly created Steart Marshes along well made pathways, with an optional extension to the breach in the former sea defences on the River Parrett.

Walking Grinton Smelting Mill ( Download : )
Grinton Smelting Mill
distance 4.12mi Vertical gain +833ft Vertical drop -833ft Durée 2h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Grinton - North Yorkshire

An easy circular walk from Grinton with lots of interest. The moors above Grinton have the remains of the lead mining industry and on this walk, you will see those remains plus a well preserved smelting mill and its flue which runs up the hillside. The area is now a grouse moor and you will pass shooting butts and feeding stations for the birds. Great refreshments in Grinton and also over the bridge in Fremington at the Dales Bike Centre.

Nether Stowey and Fiddington
distance 5.12mi Vertical gain +184ft Vertical drop -184ft Durée 2h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Nether Stowey - Somerset

A circular walk through pastureland and country lanes to the tranquil village of Fiddington.

Around & About Nether Stowey
distance 3.35mi Vertical gain +207ft Vertical drop -197ft Durée 1h40
Starting point Starting point in Nether Stowey - Somerset

Starting from the centre of the village, this route makes a complete circuit of Nether Stowey with views over the village and the surrounding countryside and coast across to South Wales.

distance 6.47mi Vertical gain +620ft Vertical drop -614ft Durée 3h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Lakes - Cumbria

This is a low level lakeland walk suitable for a short day. It takes in Elter Water, Skelwith Force and Colwith Force waterfalls before heading through farmland to the impressive Cathedral Quarry. The return leg passes a good pub which serves food and then through the working slate quarry above Chapel Stile.

distance 4.49mi Vertical gain +20ft Vertical drop -20ft Durée 2h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Theale - Berkshire

A lovely walk along the Kennet and Avon Canal to The Cunning Man pub.

distance 7.5mi Vertical gain +1545ft Vertical drop -1542ft Durée 4h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Lakes - Cumbria

A circular walk from Chapel Stile along the Great Langdale valley to the New Dungeon Gill Hotel. Then an ascent along the pleasant Stickle Gill to Stickle tarn followed by the ascent to Blea Rigg and a return to Chapel Stile along the ridge.

Walking Knock Fell ( Download : )
Knock Fell
distance 7.32mi Vertical gain +1811ft Vertical drop -1795ft Durée 4h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Long Marton - Cumbria

A circular walk dominated throughout by the giant golf ball that is the radar station at Great Dunn Fell. You will use some good roads, some tracks and the Pennine Way on this walk.

It is worth downloading the Knock Geotrail leaflet from the link I have listed below as it provides more information on the geology of the area than given in my description. Similarly, you could follow the link to the Discover Britain webpage and learn about the Helm Wind which is particular to the Cross Fell area.

distance 5.53mi Vertical gain +62ft Vertical drop -62ft Durée 2h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Oxfordshire

An urban walk that takes in part of the River Kennet on the outskirts of Reading and returns to the town centre.

Walking Hethas ( Download : )
distance 2.52mi Vertical gain +699ft Vertical drop -699ft Durée 1h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Kirknewton - Northumberland

Enjoy a short walk to two of the hillforts in the College Valley. The climb up to Great Hetha is well worth the effort for the views into the Cheviots.

Walking Harthope Valley ( Download : )
distance 3.59mi Vertical gain +505ft Vertical drop -502ft Durée 2h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Earle - Northumberland

A lovely family walk following the Harthope Burn before a moderate climb opens up the area, offering spectacular views to the top of the valley and the Cheviot Hills, as well as to the coast. The Harthope Valley is the starting point for many inspiring walks up onto the Cheviot Hills.

Walking Hareshaw Linn ( Download : )
distance 2.89mi Vertical gain +348ft Vertical drop -348ft Durée 1h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Bellingham - Northumberland

Hareshaw Linn is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), designated for its rare ferns and lichen. More than 300 different types of mosses, liverworts and lichen can be found. The ‘Linn’ is also home to red squirrel, great spotted woodpecker, wood warbler, spotted flycatcher, badger and Daubenton's bat.

distance 6.41mi Vertical gain +1385ft Vertical drop -1388ft Durée 3h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Kirknewton - Northumberland

A lovely walk to Hethpool Linn waterfall, on the College Burn, then a climb up Yeavering Bell (Hill of the Goats) with a chance to spot some wild Cheviot goats.

Walking Greenhaugh and Thorneyburn ( Download : )
distance 2.6mi Vertical gain +171ft Vertical drop -171ft Durée 1h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Tarset - Northumberland

A lovely walk along the stream of Greenhaugh Burn, along country lanes and through the fields from Greenhaugh, with some great views across the Tarset Valley. During July and August, you will be able to see some of our beautiful hay meadows full of incredible wildflowers.

Walking Falstone Circular ( Download : )
distance 2.21mi Vertical gain +49ft Vertical drop -52ft Durée 1h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Northumberland

The Falstone Circular Walk is a lovely little ramble around dramatic riverbanks and an old railway line. The old railway line you follow on the walk was once part of the Border Counties Railway which was in use between 1862 and 1958. Imagine steam trains bound north for Riccarton over the Scottish border – an easier journey than by car today.

Walking Elsdon and the Todholes ( Download : )
distance 2.69mi Vertical gain +210ft Vertical drop -230ft Durée 1h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Elsdon - Northumberland

Enjoy a circular walk suitable for most abilities, with fantastic views over Elsdon on the return leg. Enjoy a cuppa or a pint after building up a thirst and seeing the sights of this scenic Northumberland village. For the adventurous amongst you, why not pair this walk with our Elsdon Burn Walk.

Walking Elsdon Burn ( Download : )
distance 3.47mi Vertical gain +259ft Vertical drop -282ft Durée 1h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Elsdon - Northumberland

A nice family walk following the Elsdon Burn, before heading over Gallow Hill. Take time to enjoy the views over Elsdon – the historic capital of Redesdale. Enjoy a cuppa or a pint after building up a thirst from seeing the sights of this pretty little place.

Walking Barrowburn ( Download : )
distance 5.15mi Vertical gain +663ft Vertical drop -646ft Durée 2h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Alwinton - Northumberland

Explore one of the most remote and rugged landscapes in Northumberland with this invigorating half-day family walk offering stunning views.

Walking College Valley ( Download : )
distance 4.76mi Vertical gain +371ft Vertical drop -390ft Durée 2h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Kirknewton - Northumberland

A great route that introduces the walker to the tranquil College Valley. Look out for the Wild Cheviot Goats on the hillside near Hethpool Mill.

Walking Thirlwall Castle ( Download : )
distance 1.83mi Vertical gain +266ft Vertical drop -266ft Durée 1h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Greenhead - Northumberland

Take a stroll to see Thirlwall Castle, a relic of troubled times between the 12th and 15th centuries.

Walking The Shepherds Cairn ( Download : )
distance 6.1mi Vertical gain +843ft Vertical drop -837ft Durée 3h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Alnham - Northumberland

The Shepherds Cairn is a memorial to two shepherds who lost their lives in the winter of 1962. They were found just half a mile from their remote home at Ewartly Shank. Because of this event the National Park Voluntary Rangers set up the Northumberland National Park Mountain Rescue Team - a volunteer organisation that turns out in all weather to help save lives.

distance 4.48mi Vertical gain +502ft Vertical drop -482ft Durée 2h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Alwinton - Northumberland

Alwinton and the River Alwin route is a favourite route with walkers, starting in Alwinton, that used to be one of many trackways in the border hills frequented in times past by cattle drovers, shepherds, pedlars and whiskey smugglers.

Walking Cochrane Pike ( Download : )
distance 4.25mi Vertical gain +745ft Vertical drop -725ft Durée 2h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Ingram - Northumberland

Take an invigorating walk to Cochrane Pike to see some spectacular views. This walk takes you through moorland sheep country surrounded by the sounds of the curlew, oyster catcher, skylark and meadow pipit. You may see buzzard or kestrel, or the recently-arrived red kite in the skies, and the heron in the river valley.

Walking The Simonside Hills ( Download : )
distance 4.31mi Vertical gain +686ft Vertical drop -686ft Durée 2h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Whitton and Tosson - Northumberland

Enjoy a circular walk up to the summit of Simonside, involving some short, steep gradients. A walk along the Simonside Hills must not be missed. From the top, you have a wonderful 360-degree view encompassing the Cheviot Hills and the North Sea coastline. The area teems with wildlife such as the curlew, red grouse, wild goats, and even red squirrels in the forest below.

Walking Lordenshaws Loop ( Download : )
distance 2.79mi Vertical gain +394ft Vertical drop -387ft Durée 1h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Whitton and Tosson - Northumberland

Enjoy a lovely walk over Lordenshaws hillfort, with great views (on a clear day) over to the Cheviots. Visit out Lordenshaws page for more information about the area.

Walking Yeavering Bell ( Download : )
distance 3.54mi Vertical gain +971ft Vertical drop -971ft Durée 2h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Kirknewton - Northumberland

Take an invigorating half day’s walk to the top of Yeavering Bell – The Hill of the Goats. The walk offers stunning views from the top and if you are lucky you may be able to spot some of the wild Cheviot goats along the way. The hilltop is very exposed to poor weather so please go prepared.

distance 3.46mi Vertical gain +203ft Vertical drop -213ft Durée 1h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Henshaw - Northumberland

A circular walk along one of the most scenic sections of Hadrian’s Wall involves some short, sharp ascents.

Walking Simonside ( Download : )
distance 3.27mi Vertical gain +459ft Vertical drop -476ft Durée 1h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Whitton and Tosson - Northumberland

An easy to follow trail in the Simonside Forest, aimed at families, with plenty to look out for and do along the route.

Walking Rothbury Riverside ( Download : )
distance 1.38mi Vertical gain +36ft Vertical drop -33ft Durée 0h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Rothbury - Northumberland

A pleasant stroll alongside the River Coquet and into Rothbury village. Suitable for a variety of users. Due to width/surface restrictions on some parts, the route is not suitable for pushchairs/wheelchairs, although the riverside can be accessed by these users from the village centre. Be aware: parts of the route may flood when the river level is high.

distance 3.2mi Vertical gain +390ft Vertical drop -377ft Durée 1h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Ingram - Northumberland

Take time out to see Linhope Spout, a 60 foot (18m) chute of water, which lands in a plunge pool 6ft (2m) wide and 16ft (5m) deep.

Walking Kirknewton Hillfort ( Download : )
distance 3.38mi Vertical gain +486ft Vertical drop -492ft Durée 1h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Kirknewton - Northumberland

A great way to see the spectacular remains of a 2,000-year-old Iron Age hillfort in breathtaking surroundings. A nice moderate walk where you can spot a Cheviot goat or two, then enjoy a pot of tea or pint of beer in Kirknewton having lapped up some significant ancient history.

distance 7.75mi Vertical gain +276ft Vertical drop -285ft Durée 3h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Hillesley and Tresham - Gloucestershire

This circular walk set in the southern end of the English Cotswold, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The walk is a mixture of open fields, quiet country lanes, with one section of the walk using pathways within the National Arboretum at Westonbirt. The walk passes through two Cotswold villages : Tresham and Leighterton.

Walking Reaveley Farm ( Download : )
distance 2.74mi Vertical gain +56ft Vertical drop -56ft Durée 1h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Ingram - Northumberland

Leisurely walk along quiet valley roads, suitable for less abled users/pushchairs, from Ingram along the River Breamish and past Reaveley Farm.

Walking Hethpool Wild Goat ( Download : )
distance 2.47mi Vertical gain +194ft Vertical drop -197ft Durée 1h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Kirknewton - Northumberland

A lovely family walk to Hethpool Linn, a dramatic waterfall on the College Burn, returning along St Cuthbert’s Way - we can’t guarantee it, but a good vantage point to see the wild Cheviot goats.

Walking Black Hambleton Circular ( Download : )
Black Hambleton Circular
distance 6.5mi Vertical gain +732ft Vertical drop -732ft Durée 3h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in North Yorkshire

A circular walk around and over Black Hambleton and the end of Arden Moor; described here in a clockwise direction but just as good in reverse. There is a mixture of open moorland crossed via broad tracks and upland pasture crossed by narrow paths through the heather.