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Walking Old John & Beacon Hill ( Download : )
Old John & Beacon Hill
distance 8.57mi Vertical gain +755ft Vertical drop -748ft Durée 4h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Newtown Linford - Leicestershire

This circular walk in rural Leicestershire climbs two of the county's most popular hills - Old John and Beacon Hill. In addition, the route includes visits to Ulverscroft Priory and the pretty village of Newtown Linford.

distance 10.9mi Vertical gain +276ft Vertical drop -253ft Durée 5h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Croft (Leicestershire) - Leicestershire

This Leicestershire walk explores the area to the west and north of the village of Croft, which lies to the south-east of Leicester. The walk uses paths and bridleways and a section of road walking to complete the route.

distance 13.71mi Vertical gain +492ft Vertical drop -476ft Durée 6h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Long Whatton and Diseworth - Leicestershire

A lengthy Leicestershire walk in the north west of the county. The walk visits a number of historic villages using paths, lanes and a section of old railway line. There are some opportunities for refreshments during the walk.

distance 10.3mi Vertical gain +302ft Vertical drop -285ft Durée 5h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Long Whatton and Diseworth - Leicestershire

This Leicestershire walk explores the northwest of the county. The walk visits a number of historic villages using paths, lanes and a section of old railway line. There are some opportunities for refreshments during the walk.

Walking Middleton Circular Walk ( Download : )
Middleton Circular Walk
distance 3.65mi Vertical gain +141ft Vertical drop -161ft Durée 1h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Middleton (Warwickshire) - Warwickshire

Pleasant mainly flat circular walk starting and ending at a pub.

distance 6.83mi Vertical gain +203ft Vertical drop -217ft Durée 3h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Countesthorpe - Leicestershire

This Leicestershire walk explores the countryside and villages to the southeast of Countesthorpe. The route includes a section of the Leicestershire Round long distance footpath.

distance 4.43mi Vertical gain +112ft Vertical drop -108ft Durée 2h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Countesthorpe - Leicestershire

A pleasant amble through the Leicestershire countryside that lies to the south of Countesthorpe. The route visits the village of Peatling Magna before heading north back to the start.

distance 8.64mi Vertical gain +230ft Vertical drop -230ft Durée 4h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Meriden - Warwickshire

This Warwickshire walk starts from the medieval stone cross situated in Meriden, which reputedly marks the centre of England. Meriden is also the fulcrum of the 100 mile long distance walking path known as The Millennium Way, which runs from Pershore to Meriden then down to Middleton Cheney. This circular walk incorporates the two northern sections of the Millennium Way, joined by a short link through the delightful village of Berkswell.

distance 12.24mi Vertical gain +207ft Vertical drop -207ft Durée 5h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Rearsby - Leicestershire

This Leicestershire walk starts from the attractive village of Rearsby and explores the countryside and villages lying to the east. The route also includes a section of the Leicestershire Round.

distance 1.66mi Vertical gain +82ft Vertical drop -82ft Durée 0h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Hanbury (Staffordshire) - Staffordshire

This Staffordshire stroll visits the site of the largest non-nuclear explosion in the world - the Fauld Crater. It is an easy walk and offers an interesting diversion for an hour or so.

distance 2.81mi Vertical gain +36ft Vertical drop -36ft Durée 1h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Great Glen - Leicestershire

A short Leicestershire walk that explores the countryside to the south of Great Glen. The walk also includes a short section of the Grand Union Canal including Crane's Lock.

Walking Hoby circular walk ( Download : )
Hoby circular walk
distance 5.49mi Vertical gain +167ft Vertical drop -190ft Durée 2h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Hoby with Rotherby - Leicestershire

This walk is about 5.5 miles long, starting and ending at the village of Hoby. There are fine views across the undulating Leicestershire countryside from the elevated ground near Ragdale Hall. The route and footpaths are well maintained with visible waymarkers and only a few stiles. Most paths are across crop or pasture fields but note some fields may contain bullocks depending on the time of year.

Walking Circular walk from Barston ( Download : )
Circular walk from Barston
distance 4.16mi Vertical gain +125ft Vertical drop -141ft Durée 2h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Barston - West Midlands

This walk on the southern edge of the West Midlands explores some pleasant countryside and also follows a section of the Millennium Way long distance path.

Walking Ryton Wood ( Download : )
distance 1.1mi Vertical gain +62ft Vertical drop -62ft Durée 0h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Ryton-on-Dunsmore - Warwickshire

The Warwickshire countryside is filled with an abundance of beautiful plants, birds, animals and bugs all year round – particularly in the spring and summer.

The Pleasance and Meer End from Kenilworth
distance 6.72mi Vertical gain +167ft Vertical drop -171ft Durée 3h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Kenilworth - Warwickshire

A pleasant walk through the Warwickshire countryside. The start is Kenilworth where you have the opportunity to visit the castle. The route includes a section of Millennium Way long distance footpath.

distance 3.38mi Vertical gain +141ft Vertical drop -154ft Durée 1h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in West Midlands

This walk explores the Industrial and canal heritage in Britain's second city, Birmingham. In addition the route includes some of the modern additions to Birmingham's history including the Bull Ring Shopping Centre.

distance 2.31mi Vertical gain +102ft Vertical drop -115ft Durée 1h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in West Midlands

This stroll explores the modern face of the City of Birmingham with a peep into its past. The start is outside the Council House in Victoria Square.

distance 2.36mi Vertical gain +92ft Vertical drop -79ft Durée 1h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in West Midlands

This walk in Birmingham takes you through some modern redevelopment that is based around Birmingham's heritage before continuing to visit an area that has much heritage on offer but is still in use for its original purpose. The latter area is the Jewellery Quarter which even today is a fascinating place to explore.

distance 1.29mi Vertical gain +46ft Vertical drop -56ft Durée 0h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in West Midlands

A look at the industrial heritage of the City of Birmingham. This city walk explores the northwestern sector of central Birmingham.

distance 22.68mi Vertical gain +663ft Vertical drop -663ft Durée 2.5 hrs Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Kenilworth - Warwickshire

A pleasant circuit on the country lanes of Warwickshire.

distance 8.08mi Vertical gain +325ft Vertical drop -295ft Durée 4h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Nottingham

Great easy walk from the center of Nottingham to view the green spaces of Wollaton Park and the University of Nottingham then spot Robin Hood on the way back at Nottingham Castle.

Walking Hilltop to Hunningham ( Download : )
distance 2.32mi Vertical gain +138ft Vertical drop -138ft Durée 1h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Hunningham - Warwickshire

Hunningham is a beautiful, traditional English village with some fantastic historical buildings, including a 13th century church and a 16th century pub.

Walking The Three Villages Walk ( Download : )
distance 4.72mi Vertical gain +200ft Vertical drop -200ft Durée 2h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Hunningham - Warwickshire

Hunningham is a beautiful, traditional English village with some fantastic historical buildings, including a 13th century church and a 16th century pub.

distance 4.03mi Vertical gain +112ft Vertical drop -98ft Durée 1h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Lapworth - Warwickshire

This delightful circular Warwickshire walk starts from Packwood House, a well known National Trust property, and is designed to give you a flavour of the Millennium Way originally devised by members of the 41 Club taking you across mostly flat countryside with just a few stiles.

distance 7.96mi Vertical gain +210ft Vertical drop -213ft Durée 3h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Offchurch - Warwickshire

Circular route on footpaths, canal and old railway line.

Walking Ashby Local Walk ( Download : )
Ashby Local Walk
distance 6.8mi Vertical gain +308ft Vertical drop -322ft Durée 3h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Cold Ashby - Northamptonshire

My favourite ramble which begins and ends at St Denys Church, Cold Ashby. This is a proper ramble with both hard and soft surfaces and good views from Honey Hill.

Elkington, Grand Union Canal & Cold Ashby from Winwick
distance 12.89mi Vertical gain +738ft Vertical drop -709ft Durée 6h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Winwick (Northamptonshire) - Northamptonshire

A lengthy Northamptonshire walk that explores the countryside to the north-west of Northampton. The route uses a section of the Jurassic Way, the towpath of Grand Union Canal, fields paths and country lanes. Winwick is a small rural community of some 40 souls, according to their website, situated off the A428 north of West Haddon and west of Northampton.

A circular walk from Long Itchington
distance 6.09mi Vertical gain +82ft Vertical drop -72ft Durée 2h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Long Itchington - Warwickshire

Starting from Long Itchington with its many pubs, this Warwickshire walk explores some delightful countryside and a section of the Grand Union Canal. The walk also follows a section of the Millenium Way.

distance 8.06mi Vertical gain +213ft Vertical drop -230ft Durée 3h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Long Itchington - Warwickshire

A stroll through rural Warwickshire with no destination in mind. This route includes paths, country lanes and a section of the Grand Union Canal.

distance 5.99mi Vertical gain +240ft Vertical drop -240ft Durée 3h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Greasley - Nottinghamshire

A moderate walk for all weathers on well trodden tracks through varied terrain including woodland, along a reservoir and on open tracks with great views over the outer Nottinghamshire Countryside.

Walking Flecknoe-Braunston ( Download : )
distance 8.55mi Vertical gain +318ft Vertical drop -292ft Durée 4h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Wolfhampcote - Warwickshire

Lovely circular route on paths, bridleways and canal.

distance 11.3mi Vertical gain +217ft Vertical drop -217ft Durée 2.5 hrs Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Norton Lindsey - Warwickshire

Quiet roads around Norton Lindsey and Villages with refreshment stop options.

distance 5.52mi Vertical gain +338ft Vertical drop -335ft Durée 2h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Henley-in-Arden - Warwickshire

This pleasant Warwickshire starts from the historic village of Henley-in-Arden famed for its Henley ice cream. The route includes a short section of the Millennium Way long distance trail and visits the attractive church at Preston Bagot.

Walking Newstead Abbey from Linby ( Download : )
distance 5.46mi Vertical gain +135ft Vertical drop -135ft Durée 2h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Linby - Nottinghamshire

This circular walk in Nottinghamshire starts from the attractive village of Linby, a conservation village, and uses part of the dismantled Great Northern Railway line to get to Newstead Abbey, the ruins of an Augustinian Priory built by Henry II in 1170. The return to Linby is through Abbey Woods and Papplewick village.

distance 7.76mi Vertical gain +804ft Vertical drop -781ft Durée 4h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Ilam - Staffordshire

Lovely walk through one the Peak District's most famous dales, the beautiful village of Alstonfield, finishing with a traverse around Bunster Hill. This is a great walk on a sunny winter's day as the sun shines into Dovedale most of the day.

distance 8.45mi Vertical gain +1670ft Vertical drop -1644ft Durée 5h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Ilam - Staffordshire

This walk captures many of the highlights of southern Dovedale in the Peak District National Park. Starting from near Thorpe Cloud, the walk takes the high level route, avoiding the crowds and provides dramatic views across the valley to both Derbyshire and Staffordshire.