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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.

British English

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?

Hike of the Week

Shining Tor from Derbyshire BridgeThe western moors of the Peak District National Park offer some excellent walking. This 5 mile route visits Shining Tor, the highest summit in Cheshire, and offers views across the Errwood Reservoir in the Goyt Valley. Go to walk description

"Find hikes near me"

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

Area maps showing location of hikes

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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the people's poncho

A durable, lightweight, stylish and compact alternative to traditional waterproofs ideal for walkers with 10% Discount. More info.

Mountain Weather

Stay safe on the mountains. Use the Met Office specialist reports or their iOS or Android Apps (here & here) which offer detailed forecasts for most mountain areas in the United Kingdom.

New to Walking?

Click for a simple guide of how to start walking. Includes a guide on how to select your walks.

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