With over 20,000 pages of free hiking information, "Walking Britain" is dedicated to the footpaths that cross the landscape. The National Parks feature strongly in the lists of hikes including the Lake District, the Peak District and Snowdonia, not to mention the Yorkshire Dales. Coverage also includes the Cotswolds, British Counties and many areas of natural beauty. Although the natural world is the theme, man-made elements such as villages, bridges, mines and churches are also included in the many hiking 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?
The Stiperstones Ridge in the Shropshire Hills AONB offers excellent hiking with great views. This hike visits Manstone Rock, the highest point on the ridge, and also includes interesting industrial heritage based on the former lead mining industry. Go to hike description
A map based search facility is available to find hikes at any location within Britain using either Postcodes or town and village names - go to find walks near me
Maps showing the location of all hikes are now available. This feature offers an easy way to locate hikes in the National Parks, Counties and other areas in the British Isles.
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A scratchable map showing all 214 Wainwrights in the Lake District. More info.
How to start walking - a simple guide of how to start walking. Includes a guide on how to select your walks.
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