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With over 2,000 walks and 23,000 pages of free walking information, "Walking Britain" offers a wide range of walks in England, Wales and Scotland. The routes range from easy circular walks to challenging mountain hikes. Walking along the coast, by rivers and lakes, through the countryside and across the hills, moors and mountains are all available. All routes are free to download and print with many having GPX files.

Routes in all the National Parks feature strongly with the Lake District, Peak District, Snowdonia and Yorkshire Dales featuring excellent coverage of the best walks. Walking in the Counties and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) are many and varied. Circular walks based on the long distance footpaths with the Pennine Way and South West Coast paths probably the most popular with walkers.

Although the natural world is the theme, man-made elements such as villages, bridges, mines and churches are also included in the many walking routes.

Walk of the Week

Nidderdale, North Yorkshire This circular walk explores Nidderdale, which lies just outside the eastern boundary of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Following paths and tracks at mid-level, the route allows you to enjoy the beautiful scenery of this AONB including Scar House Reservoir, the valley fields, the River Nidd and the surrounding moorland. Go to walk description

"Find walks near me"

A map based search facility is available to find walks at any location within Britain using city, town and village names - go to find walks near me

Improved route maps

Many walks now benefit from improved route maps using the excellent outdoor mapping from The Hug with GPS files overlaid. Currently 83% of walks are using these maps with the remainder due for conversion in the next month or so. A sample can be found here

Covid-19 Restrictions

Some relaxation of the rules are expected in the week commencing 22nd February 2021. Updated 23rd February, Go to Covid update.

Share your Walks

Many of the walks on this website have been submitted by other authors keen to spread the word about their favourite routes. You can do the same - Share your walk.

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CBD For Walking & Hiking

Discover the benefits of CBD for walkers and hikers. More info.

Mountain Weather

Stay safe on the mountains with detailed weather forecasts - for iOS devices or for Android devices.

Digital Mapping Guide

Digital Mapping Guide - a simple guide of how to start using digital mapping. Includes advice and useful links.

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