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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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Aveton Gifford to Bigbury at low tide
distance 10.35mi Vertical gain +1453ft Vertical drop -1430ft Durée 5h50 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.

distance 19.56mi Vertical gain +1483ft Vertical drop -1490ft Durée 10h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Cheshire

The Gritstone Trail runs for 56 km through the Cheshire countryside, west of the Peak District, from Disley to Kidsgrove. This third stage picks up the trail at The Cloud, having left Congleton in a circular route using the Dales Valley Way and the towpath along the Macclesfield Canal to the aqueduct over the River Dale. The route passes Timbersbrook, Nick i' th' Hill, Cheshire's Close, Mow Cop and rejoins the Macclesfield Canal before following the Trent & Mersey Canal into Kidsgrove.

distance 17.51mi Vertical gain +2060ft Vertical drop -2103ft Durée 9h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Cheshire

The Gritstone Trail runs for 56 km through the Cheshire countryside, west of the Peak District, from Disley to Kidsgrove. This second stage picks up the trail at Langley, having left Macclesfield and taken the towpath along the Macclesfield Canal to Sutton Hall. From Langley, the route weaves its way over Croker Hill and Wincle Minn, joins the Dale Valley Way and climbs up to The Cloud (343m) before coming off the trail to Congleton.

distance 14.93mi Vertical gain +1991ft Vertical drop -2159ft Durée 8h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Cheshire

The Gritstone Trail runs for 56 km through the Cheshire countryside, west of the Peak District, from Disley to Kidsgrove. This first stage starts at Disley Station, goes through Lime Park and up to the Bow Stones, over Sponds Hill (410m), past Bollington and on to the Saddle of Kerridge (over White Nancy), Tegg's Nose and down to Langley. At this point, this route leaves the trail to drop down to Macclesfield past The Hollins.

distance 52mi Vertical gain +5535ft Vertical drop -5751ft Durée 3 days Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Cheshire

A three day trail starting at Disley and finishing at Kidsgrove. The route is split to enable either a stopover or return journey from Macclesfield and Congleton. Transport is by rail, starting at Disley Station (possible use of Macclesfield Station and Congleton Station) and terminating at Kidsgrove Station.

Wembury to Bovisand Coast Path Circular
distance 7.68mi Vertical gain +719ft Vertical drop -715ft Durée 4h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Devon

A circular walk taking in one of the easier stretches of the South West Coast path between Wembury and Bovisand, with a circular return along lanes and paths via Staddiscombe. Most of the gradients are gentle, with a few steep sections. Can be combined with a walk to Warren Point for a longer route.

Wembury to Warren Point Circular
distance 3.43mi Vertical gain +528ft Vertical drop -528ft Durée 2h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Devon

A circular walk on well-marked paths through the countryside and along the coast path from Wembury to Warren Point, with views of the coast and Yealm estuary.

Green Lanes around Cornworthy
distance 6.5mi Vertical gain +823ft Vertical drop -814ft Durée 3h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Devon

A circular walk using some of Devon's historic 'green lanes' through Cornworthy, Tuckenhay and Allaleigh. The route passes through the South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with views from coast to moor.

Kingswear to Coleton Fishacre coast path circular
distance 6.5mi Vertical gain +1033ft Vertical drop -1010ft Durée 3h45 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Devon

This is a (mostly) circular walk that takes in a short section of the South West Coast Path and passes sub-tropical plants, dramatic cliffs and WW2 relics on a route that skirts the beautiful Coleton Fishacre house and gardens. The path is clearly marked and well-trodden. There are several steep sections and plenty of steps, but there are lovely views as compensation.

distance 89.42mi Vertical gain +17579ft Vertical drop -17556ft Durée 6 days Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Cumbria

Planned route to do in a group using public transport and your feet. The Lake District National Park is probably the best place to hop from YHA to YHA as the distances are relatively short. Use the train or bus to get to Staveley and then on foot across the fells, staying at YHA Patterdale, Keswick, Grasmere, Langdale and Hawkshead, then back to Staveley via the ferry at Bowness.

distance 16.43mi Vertical gain +1965ft Vertical drop -1880ft Durée 9h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Cumbria

Day 6 of a circular walking route in the Lake District. Two Wainwrights, a ferry, a reservoir and a couple of lakes.

distance 15.53mi Vertical gain +2966ft Vertical drop -2989ft Durée 9h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Cumbria

Day 3 of a circular walking route in the Lake District. Nine Wainwrights, two tarns, a pub and a couple of lakes

distance 11.47mi Vertical gain +2864ft Vertical drop -2572ft Durée 7h20 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Cumbria

Day 4 of a circular walking route in the Lake District. Six Wainwrights, three tarns and a pub

distance 18.81mi Vertical gain +4619ft Vertical drop -4826ft Durée 12h00 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Cumbria

Day 2 of a circular walking route in the Lake District. Eight Wainwrights, one tarn, a stone circle and a pub

distance 17.79mi Vertical gain +4154ft Vertical drop -3957ft Durée 11h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Cumbria

Day 1 of a circular walking route in the Lake District. Eight Wainwrights, four tarns and a pub

distance 16.9mi Vertical gain +2405ft Vertical drop -2234ft Durée 9h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Cumbria

Day 6 of a circular route walking through the Lake District. One Wainwright, five tarns, a pub and a ferry ride.

distance 10.16mi Vertical gain +3904ft Vertical drop -3940ft Durée 7h30 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Cumbria

Day 5 of a circular route walking through the Lake District. Three Wainwrights, four tarns and a pub.

Six days in The Lake District, five YHAs, twenty-five Wainwrights
distance 76.26mi Vertical gain +23363ft Vertical drop -23435ft 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, Black Sail, Wasdale Hall, Eskdale and Coniston, then back to Windermere via the ferry at Bowness.

distance 13.42mi Vertical gain +5925ft Vertical drop -5925ft Durée 10h30 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Cumbria

Day 4 of a circular route walking through the Lake District. Five Wainwrights, four tarns and a pub.

distance 12.03mi Vertical gain +3832ft Vertical drop -4544ft Durée 8h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Cumbria

Day 3 of a circular route walking through the Lake District. Six Wainwrights, three tarns and a pub.

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 13.26mi Vertical gain +4665ft Vertical drop -4311ft Durée 9h30 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Cumbria

Day 2 of a circular route walking through the Lake District. Eight Wainwrights and three tarns.

Windermere Station to High Close (Langdale) YHA
distance 10.49mi Vertical gain +2631ft Vertical drop -2480ft Durée 6h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Cumbria

Day 1 of a circular route walking through The Lake District. Two Wainwrights and a couple of interesting pubs.

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 : )
Greenhaugh and Thorneyburn
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.