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Explore Visorando to find the best walking routes near you among 1245. 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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The Old Gang Smelting Mill & Gunnerside Gill: A Circular Walk
distance 8.3mi Vertical gain +1066ft Vertical drop -1050ft Durée 4h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in North Yorkshire

A walk of two halves. The first part ascends gently on good tracks, passing the remains of the Old Gang Smelting Mill, before crossing the stream and crossing Melbecks Moor and passing the spoil heaps from the long ceased lead mining industry. The path descends via one of the 'hushes' to the Bunton Level above Gunnerside Gill. The return leg is on grassy paths which contour Brownsey Moor and pass through farmland, often following dry stone walls and passing working farms and traditional barns.

distance 3.45mi Vertical gain +46ft Vertical drop -46ft Durée 1h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Gwynedd

An easy, level walk which visits St Cadfan's church before making a bee-line for the Afon Dysynni.After a walk beside the river, you turn inland, passing a fine dovecot and what remains of Ynysymaengwyn, once a stately home. A short walk along the road brings you to the ancient Croes-faen, where you turn left to either return to the start along quiet lanes or make a short diversion to Hen-dy Station and a ride back in the train.

distance 3.97mi Vertical gain +108ft Vertical drop -105ft Durée 1h55
Starting point Starting point in Gwynedd

Following quiet lanes and pretty riverside paths down to the Afon Dysynni, this is an easy walk which offers expansive views towards the sea in the west, and the mountains to the east. Your return route passes Ynysymaengwyn on its way back to the station.

distance 3.6mi Vertical gain +561ft Vertical drop -577ft Durée 2h10
Starting point Starting point in Gwynedd

Starting from Rhydyronen, you are soon presented with a stunning vista of the sea and the valley as you climb gently up the lower slopes of the south-western extremities of the Tarrens. A steep descent brings you back to the railway at Brynglas Station, an alternative starting point. You then pass a fine converted mill and the handsome house of Dolaugwyn before making your way through woods and beside Nant Rhydyronen back to the start.

distance 4.04mi Vertical gain +292ft Vertical drop -358ft Durée 2h05
Starting point Starting point in Gwynedd

From Rhydyronen Station, there is a splendid walk up the steep-sided valley of Nant Braich-y-rhiw where, after crossing the stream, you turn sharp left to return to the station to start the second part of this route. If you have the stamina and help with transport, you could continue in a south-easterly direction to cross into Happy Valley. However, to continue this walk you then accompany the railway for an easy walk back to Pendre, passing an area of Open Access Land (Tir Cymen) at Hendy.

distance 4.71mi Vertical gain +571ft Vertical drop -594ft Durée 2h40
Starting point Starting point in Gwynedd

Leave Abergynolwyn Station and, after a short stretch of road, you are soon walking along a steep gorge defined by the Afon Dysynni, which squeezes through this narrow gap before reaching Dyffryn Dysynni, where it turns south-west and heads for the sea. A very quiet lane is then joined at Pont Ystumanner and this is followed for a short way to Llan llwyda, with the craggy hulk of Bird Rock directly ahead.

distance 5.56mi Vertical gain +971ft Vertical drop -965ft Durée 3h25
Starting point Starting point in Gwynedd

A fascinating route which circumnavigates Foel Cae’rberllan and passes through the village of Abergynolwyn. You then walk along a valley with the Afon Dysynni hemmed in at its base before veering off above Coed Cae’r-berllan and approaching Castell y Bere, prominent on a rocky outcrop to your left. After visiting castles, you then make your return along the cwm of Nant-yr-eira, initially through woods and then along an open trackway.

Cuckmere Haven circular
distance 8.38mi Vertical gain +1145ft Vertical drop -1132ft Durée 4h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in East Sussex

Beautiful out-and-back walk starting in Cuckmere Haven car park, taking in riverside, coastal path, village and forest

distance 6.06mi Vertical gain +479ft Vertical drop -492ft Durée 3h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Buckinghamshire

Three hours circular walk with a slow climb to the heights, avoiding the steep climb on the Hambleden side.

Savernake Forest
distance 4.11mi Vertical gain +226ft Vertical drop -223ft Durée 2h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Wiltshire

Starting from Postern Hill Car Park this circular route explore much of the beautiful forest including several of the named oaks and the arboretum.

From Burbage follow Lover's Walk to Savernake and Kennet and Avon Canal
distance 6.16mi Vertical gain +266ft Vertical drop -272ft Durée 3h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Wiltshire

A lovely varied circular walk taking in part of Savernake Forest and Kennet and Avon Canal.

Burbage to Graftons, Wilton and Crofton Beam Engines
distance 5.91mi Vertical gain +121ft Vertical drop -115ft Durée 2h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Wiltshire

A lovely walk across fields and through pretty villages and passing Wilton Water. Seeing Crofton Beam Engines before returning along the Kennet and Avon Canal.

Milton Lilbourne scenic downland walk towards Pewsey
distance 5.61mi Vertical gain +407ft Vertical drop -400ft Durée 2h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Wiltshire

Along the downs past Giant's Grave to drop down to Pewsey, then return across fields via Kepnal and Fyfield to Milton Lilbourne.

distance 8.78mi Vertical gain +233ft Vertical drop -233ft Durée 4h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Wiltshire

This circular walk takes in parkland, woodland, pretty villages, especially Great Bedwyn, which has various facilities. Returning on the Kennet and Avon Canal past the famous Crofton Beam Engines dating back to 1812 and still operational some summer season weekends.

From Milton Lilbourne to Easton Royal and on the Downs to Giant's Grave
distance 5.46mi Vertical gain +381ft Vertical drop -381ft Durée 2h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Wiltshire

Across field tracks to Easton Royal, then up onto the Downs and along to Giant's Grave prehistoric long barrow with wonderful views across Pewsey Vale before returning to Milton Lilbourne

distance 3.54mi Vertical gain +246ft Vertical drop -246ft Durée 1h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in North Yorkshire

A short circular walk along the banks of the River Swale with the chance to explore Easby Abbey, Richmond Castle and the lovely market town of Richmond.
Lots to see and do and you can make a short walk into a full day out. Great Ice cream parlour in the Old Railway Station for the return leg.
About 2 hours for the actual walking but longer if you are exploring.

distance 6.24mi Vertical gain +758ft Vertical drop -741ft Durée 3h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Devon

Honiton town centre walk to Colwell Woods/Offwell Woods.

Burbage to Martinsell Hill via Wootton Rivers
distance 10.34mi Vertical gain +548ft Vertical drop -551ft Durée 5h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Wiltshire

A scenic walk. Beautiful in late spring. Including woodland, fields and downland.

distance 6.99mi Vertical gain +525ft Vertical drop -525ft Durée 3h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Cumbria

A short, and mainly flat, walk which circumnavigates the bottom of the Langdale valley. Good for half a day or when the tops are clagged in. It passes both of the Dungeon Ghyll hotels where refreshments are available.

distance 4.04mi Vertical gain +243ft Vertical drop -256ft Durée 2h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Devon

A beautiful walk past granite Devon longhouses and open moorland on the edge of Dartmoor. It's recommended to do this walk clockwise as the last footpath is difficult to find going in the other direction.

distance 2.44mi Vertical gain +16ft Vertical drop -16ft Durée 1h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Worcestershire

If you are in Worcester and you have some time to kill, this short, simple but refreshing walk is a fantastic way to do this. Though it is a lovely route to stroll along, I’m sure it is just as lovely to jog it or even cycle it. As it is short and relatively easy, it is also a good walk to do with children.

distance 11.21mi Vertical gain +3435ft Vertical drop -3051ft Durée 8h10 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Cumbria

The YHA is a great institution and I guess most fell walkers have stayed at a hostel at some time in their lives. Funny how they were created "to help all, especially young people of limited means, to greater knowledge, love and care of the countryside, particularly by providing hostels or other simple accommodation for them on their travels". Here's a collection of routes starting or finishing at a YHA in The Lakes. Along the way, there are 7 Wainwrights,1 tarn and 1 pub.

distance 17.72mi Vertical gain +4810ft Vertical drop -4764ft Durée 12h20 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Cumbria

The YHA is a great institution and I guess most fell walkers have stayed at a hostel at some time in their lives. Funny how they were created "to help all, especially young people of limited means, to greater knowledge, love and care of the countryside, particularly by providing hostels or other simple accommodation for them on their travels". Here's a collection of routes starting or finishing at a YHA in The Lakes. Along the way are 6 Wainwrights, 3 tarns, and 1 pub.

YHA hopping in The Lake District - YHA Borrowdale to YHA Black Sail
distance 9.06mi Vertical gain +4016ft Vertical drop -3392ft Durée 7h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Cumbria

The YHA is a great institution and I guess most fell walkers have stayed at a hostel at some time in their lives. Funny how they were created "to help all, especially young people of limited means, to greater knowledge, love and care of the countryside, particularly by providing hostels or other simple accommodation for them on their travels". Here's a collection of routes starting or finishing at a YHA in The Lakes. Along the way, there are 4 Wainwrights and 5 tarns.

Kidstones, Fleet Moss and Buttertubs : A 100km ride in the Yorkshire Dales
distance 63.82mi Vertical gain +4685ft Vertical drop -4678ft Durée 6 hrs Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in North Yorkshire

A 100km circular ride starting in Richmond and passing through the Yorkshire Dales taking in the climbs of Kidstones Pass, Fleet Moss and Buttertubs Pass. Great scenery and places for refreshment stops.

distance 5.03mi Vertical gain +738ft Vertical drop -748ft Durée 2h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Devon

Varied walk including ancient forest, a Quarry lake and open moorland. Fabulous views across to Plymouth Sound.

YHA hopping in The Lake District - Windermere Station to YHA Ambleside
distance 8.42mi Vertical gain +1634ft Vertical drop -1903ft Durée 5h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Cumbria

The YHA is a great institution and I guess most fell walkers have stayed at a hostel at some time in their lives. Funny how they were created "to help all, especially young people of limited means, to a greater knowledge, love and care of the countryside, particularly by providing hostels or other simple accommodation for them on their travels". Here's a collection of routes starting or finishing at a YHA in The Lakes. Along the way are 1 Wainwright and 2 interesting pubs.

distance 18.9mi Vertical gain +1949ft Vertical drop -2799ft Durée 10h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Somerset

The final stage is a bit longer than the others but it is a pleasant walk without too many climbs. First of all, it retraces steps back to Withypool, then follows the River Barle to Simonsbath. From there it's over The Chains to meet the Tarka Trail and descend the Cheriton Ridge and along the East Lyn River to end up in Lynmouth.

distance 11.12mi Vertical gain +709ft Vertical drop -778ft Durée 5h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Plymouth - England

This stage is really an add-on to the official route. There is an option to use the Erme-Plym Trail that is, in itself, an add-on to the original Two Moors Way. This will take you straight to Ivybridge through Brixton and Yealmpton. However, this route takes you along the coast to Wembury. The ferry option reduces the road walking considerably.

distance 15.1mi Vertical gain +1775ft Vertical drop -1608ft Durée 8h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Devon

Stage 8 takes us into Exmoor National Park and back to some high ground but mostly it's a riverside walk along the River Barle that is a tributary to the River Exe that flows all the way to the south Devon coast at Exmouth. The route goes over Tar Steps near Hawkridge and has the option of finishing at Withypool or continuing to Exford to stay at the YHA.

distance 14.58mi Vertical gain +883ft Vertical drop -738ft Durée 7h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Devon

There are basically two parts to the seventh stage; Morchard Bishop to Witherage and then Witherage to Knowstone, both 8 milers and through interesting Mid Devon agricultural landscape. We follow the River Datch for a while to reach Washford Pyne, then follow the Little Dart River. We meet the Ridge and Valley Walk at Witherage and, cross over the A 371.

distance 14.89mi Vertical gain +1430ft Vertical drop -1594ft Durée 8h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Devon

Stage 6 is a tricky navigational test as we leave the Dartmoor National Park and head into Mid Devon. The route crosses the A 30, the main Exeter to Barnstaple rail line and the busy A 377. There's plenty to keep you occupied and some pretty hamlets to go through (avoiding some interesting villages, so you might be tempted to go off-route at some point).

distance 14.68mi Vertical gain +1247ft Vertical drop -1608ft Durée 7h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Devon

This stage is the last part of the Two Moors Way in Dartmoor National Park. First, it retraces steps back to Bennet's Cross to join the trail and then avoids the high ground to the west by heading for the Teign Valley. There are a mix of landscapes and a real high point at Hunter's Tor near Castle Drogo.

distance 15.36mi Vertical gain +2024ft Vertical drop -1581ft Durée 8h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Devon

This stage has a sting in the tail as an option for all those YHA lovers. The Two Moors Way goes about 5 miles east of YHA Dartmoor at Bellever but that shouldn't stop you from staying there. The extra few miles at the end of this stage and the journey back to the Two Moors Way at the beginning of the next stage are in no way laborious, rather a bonus.

distance 13.31mi Vertical gain +1778ft Vertical drop -1394ft Durée 7h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Devon

Stage 3 takes us right into the Dartmoor National Park and is where the original Two Moors Way starts. Once out of Ivybridge, past the old Stowford Paper Mill and out onto the moors, you really feel that you're on a long-distance trail. Look out for the MW signs as you work your way across the tops, through Scorriton to reach Holne.

distance 14.5mi Vertical gain +1542ft Vertical drop -1358ft Durée 8h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Devon

Go for a swim, paddle your feet, pick up a stone or just take a photo. Whatever you do at the beginning of the walk, from here on, the route drives inland towards the higher ground of The Dartmoor National Park. It weaves its way through Brixton, Yealmpton and Ermington before reaching Ivybridge, using the Erme-Plym Trail.

distance 132.53mi Vertical gain +13402ft Vertical drop -13481ft Durée 9 days Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Plymouth - England

The Two Moors Way was officially opened on 29 May 1976. In 2005 the Two Moors Way was linked with the Erme–Plym Trail from Ivybridge to Wembury on the south Devon coast to create a cross-county coast-to-coast route of over 115 miles.

Castle Eden Walkway from Castle Eden
distance 20.35mi Vertical gain +299ft Vertical drop -289ft Durée 1.5 hrs Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Durham

An flat out and return along the Castle Eden Walkway, starting from Castle Eden and going South to the old railway station at Thorpe Thewles, then returning via the same route. This follows the national cycle way route 1 and in most parts is easy to follow.

Usually done on a bicycle but can be walked. Interesting scenery and also alternative diversions if on foot.

YHA hopping in The Lake District - YHA Keswick to YHA Borrowdale
distance 8.23mi Vertical gain +2060ft Vertical drop -2008ft Durée 5h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Cumbria

The YHA is a great institution and I guess most fell walkers have stayed at a hostel at some time in their lives. Funny how they were created "to help all, especially young people of limited means, to a greater knowledge, love and care of the countryside, particularly by providing hostels or other simple accommodation for them on their travels". Here's a collection of routes starting and finishing at a YHA in The Lakes. Along the way there are 3 Wainwrights,a ferry and 1 pub.

distance 9.39mi Vertical gain +1010ft Vertical drop -1332ft Durée 5h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Cumbria

The YHA is a great institution and I guess most fell walkers have stayed at a hostel at some time in their lives. Funny how they were created "to help all, especially young people of limited means, to a greater knowledge, love and care of the countryside, particularly by providing hostels or other simple accommodation for them on their travels". Here's a collection of routes starting or finishing at a YHA in The Lakes. Along the way are 1 Wainwright, 1 tarn and 1 pub.

distance 13.53mi Vertical gain +2136ft Vertical drop -2671ft Durée 8h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Monmouthshire

The route goes south from Llantony Priory over Hatterall Hill, where it joins the Offa’s Dyke for 4.5km, down to the village of Llanvihangel Crucorney, which has an inn that dates back to the 11th century and up The Skirrid (also known as Holy Mountain), which rises to 486m. Finally, the route finds its way into Abergavenny and terminates at the station.

distance 15.09mi Vertical gain +3320ft Vertical drop -3589ft Durée 9h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Powys

This route takes us across the River Usk and through Crickhowell, up Table Mountain to visit Crug Hywel (fort), over the Grwyne Fechan valley, up to Crug Mawr and down into Grwyne Fawr valley. It passes Partrishow Church, parts of which date from before 1065. Then it's a climb up Garn Wen and Bâl Bach before dropping down to Llantony and the Prior.

distance 17.65mi Vertical gain +3396ft Vertical drop -2963ft Durée 11h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Powys

The route goes from YHA to YHA but essentially follows the Brecon Beacons Way going west-to-east. This section goes through a Site of Special Scientific Interest as it passes Llangorse Lake (Lyn Syfaddan). Formed in the Ice Age, it is one of the few naturally eutrophic lakes in Wales and is of national if not international importance.

distance 18.32mi Vertical gain +3455ft Vertical drop -3852ft Durée 11h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Powys

The route continues on the west-to-east Brecon Beacons Way, now over halfway to its final destination at Abergavenny Station. This is possibly the most strenuous day's walking as there are a number of climbs, starting with Corn Du and Pen y Fan. However, on a clear day, the views are spectacular.

distance 16.24mi Vertical gain +2831ft Vertical drop -2520ft Durée 9h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Powys

We're now well into the Brecon Beacons Way and this route begins with a walk through the Ogof Ffynnon Ddu National Nature Reserve, designated to protect its limestone pavements, associated flora and caves beneath. Then it heads north to climb up to Fan Llia and follow the crags over to Storey Arms. It then takes the Taff Trail to YHA Brecon Beacons.

distance 9.96mi Vertical gain +2215ft Vertical drop -2431ft Durée 6h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Carmarthenshire

The route leaves Llanddeusant and heads into the Black Mountains on the third leg of the Brecon Beacons Way. It's generally a walk south along ridges and mountain tops to finally drop down to the Craig-y-nos Country Park on the Afon Tawe river.

distance 12.56mi Vertical gain +2123ft Vertical drop -2031ft Durée 7h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Carmarthenshire

This walk takes us north from Carreg Cennen Castle, into the Black Mountains on the second leg of the Brecon Beacons Way. There are a couple of climbs but nothing too difficult and there's plenty to see along the way.

distance 9.84mi Vertical gain +1378ft Vertical drop -758ft Durée 5h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Carmarthenshire

This is a short walk to begin the Brecon Beacons Way, going from west to east. You might need a few hours to get to Llangdog Station at the start of the walk or you might choose to stay in the village before setting out on the trail. Either way, this route is an easy way to break into your stride without any strain or stress.

distance 113.23mi Vertical gain +20856ft Vertical drop -20771ft Durée 8 days Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Carmarthenshire

This is the Beacons Way "the other way" from West to East. The prevailing wind comes from the west, so I prefer to have it at my back than in my face. However, there are a lot of North-South headings along this route and even an occasional westerly path. The scenery is fantastic either looking forward, back or to the side. A route to be enjoyed either way.

Aveton Gifford to Bigbury at low tide
distance 10.35mi Vertical gain +1453ft Vertical drop -1430ft Durée 6h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Devon

A circular walk through stunning scenery from Aveton Gifford to Bigbury following the tidal road, paths, tracks and the beach. There are excellent views of the Avon estuary and of the famous Burgh Island.