Liverpool

    A ‘world city’ full of vitality and fabulous buildings This walk takes us from the Georgian elegance of the ridge through the bustle of the city to the glory of Liverpool’s old docks with amazing views and architecture throughout. WALK DATA  Distance: City ‘loop’ – 7.6 km (4.7 miles); ‘Parks’ loop – 7.7 km (4.8 […]

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    Leeds

    The original Northern Powerhouse Leeds is a city of industry and enterprise but also a very human-scaled town WALK DATA Distance: 10.2 km (6.4 miles) Typical time: 2 ½ hours Height change: 66 metres Start & Finish:  Leeds Station (LS1 4DY) Terrain: all pavement; sturdy footwear recommended ‘Green Spaces’ Parks, gardens, squares, cemeteries Penny Pocket […]

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    York

    York, it will amaze you! York is the country’s best preserved medieval city, and there is something of interest at every turn; the ‘typical time’ given would suppose you are not detained by anything, it will almost inevitably take two or three times as long! WALK DATA  Distance: 6.4 kms (4 miles); Millennium Bridge loop […]

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    Bristol 3: Redland, the University & Durdham Down

    Culture, learning and leafy suburbs This walk is all about where and how the wealth of Bristol merchants was spent – on opulent homes, educating their children and cultural exploration. WALK DATA  Distance: 9.2 km (5.8 miles) Typical time: 2 ½ hours Height change: 53 metres Start & Finish:  Redland Station (BS6 6QP) Terrain: The Downs […]

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    Bristol 1: Arnos Vale & the Old Town

    Bridges, green spaces and regeneration   The early English name for Bristol was ‘Brycgstow’, the place of the bridge, and this walk explores that idea a little further – in all we cross, pass or see nineteen bridges! Telling you a lot about the topography of Bristol and taking you through big green spaces and […]

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    The London Inner Ring: Overview

    NOTE: This overview map is schematic only. Please use the more detailed Google maps in each stage for accurate directions. The idea Whilst the London Loop (240kms, 150 miles) and the Capital Ring (120kms, 75 miles) are both multi-day adventures, the London Inner Ring can be done (just!) in a day. The idea behind it […]

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    London Inner Ring Stage 4: Lancaster Gate to King’s Cross

    Moving forwards – the horse, the canal, the railway, the highway, the information superhighway… This final stage of the Inner London Circuit takes us through Little Venice and along a charming stretch of the Regent’s Canal, passing through two of London’s finest open spaces, Regent’s Park and Primrose Hill.  WALK DATA Distance: 10 km (6.25 […]

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    London Inner Ring Stage 3: Tower Hill to Lancaster Gate

    Seats of Power – and several ‘lost’ rivers This walk takes us past London’s major seats of power – the city, the church, the government and the monarchy, with the river as the umbilical cord linking them all together. WALK DATA  Distance: 9.6kms (6 miles) Typical time: 2 ½ hours Height change: 19ms Map: Google […]

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    Exeter

    Ancient cathedral city, gateway to the west In walking around Exeter, three things immediately struck us: its elevated position, on a steep ridge above the River Exe, making it a natural defensive site; its proximity to nature, with hills on the horizon in every direction and the sea close by; and for its student population, […]

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    Bath

    So much perfection in a ‘hollow in the hills’ Bath is utterly unlike any other UK city, all planned perfection around a single glorious Georgian era of leisure and intrigue, with none of the ‘tattiness’ or ‘edginess’ you usually associate with British cities. WALK DATA Distance: 9.5 km (5.9 miles); an extra 1.7kms (1.1 miles) if […]

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