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With over 2,200 walks and 20,000 pages of free hiking information, "Walking Britain" offers a wide range of hikes 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.

A few words about our language. A walk is a hike. Walkers are hikers who enjoy walking! The footpaths (trails) across the countryside and mountains are numerous with access enshrined in law. Except on this page British usage is used throughout the site. For more information about visiting Britain go to Visiting Britain?

Featured Hike

Loch Dochard, Argyll & ButeThis glorious hike from near Bridge of Orchy (Argyll &s; Bute) uses tracks and paths to reach Loch Dochard. The easy to follow route allows you to explore this quiet area with Loch Dochard ringed by mountains especially to the north and west. Loch Dochard hike description

Digital Mapping Guide

Learn more about the use of digital mapping and its value for hikers. Digital maps can be carried on your mobile device and are useful for navigation. "More information on digital mapping

Featured Hikes

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 hikes are using these maps with the remainder due for conversion in the next month or so. A sample can be found here

Share your Hikes

Many of the hikes 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 hike.

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