Walks

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  its student population, which […]

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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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Swansea

‘A  long and splendidly curving shore’ This is a walk of Great British contrasts: everything is hustle, bustle and diversity, but you can also see green hills on the skyline and can smell the sea. WALK DATA Distance: 11 km (6.8 miles) Height Change: 120m height gain Typical time: 2 3/4 hours Start & Finish: Swansea Train […]

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Newcastle upon Tyne

Bridges, steep inclines, action! Newcastle grabs you by the throat and never lets you go, with all the ingredients of a great urban ramble – epic location, great buildings, loads of attitude. WALK DATA Distance: 7 km (4.4 miles) Typical time:  1 ¾ hours Height change:  66 metres Start & Finish: Newcastle Central Station (NE1 […]

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Sheffield: Porter Brook linear

Sheffield’s lifeblood thrusting like a blade into the city This is a simply unbelievable walk that propels you onwards and downwards from the ruggedness of the moors to the heart of Sheffield in seven gripping miles of stream-side rambling and culvert hugging. A detailed Ordnance Survey map of the walk can be found at www.walkingworld.com  walk […]

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North London Stage 2: The New River from Alexandra Palace to Islington

So this is where my drinking water comes from? The New River has supplied fresh drinking water to the capital for over 400 years; today it also provides a beautiful ‘green corridor’ that we followed right into the heart of the city. WALK DATA Distance: 13kms (8.1 miles) – you save 1km if you omit […]

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North London Stage 1: Parkland Walk, Highgate & Alexandra Palace

Green spaces here, green spaces there, green spaces everywhere… This walk will simply amaze you for its incredible amount of green spaces. It is hard to believe you are close to the centre of the country’s capital, rambling through just about every type of green space imaginable. WALK DATA Distance: 11.5 km (7.2 miles) Height Change: […]

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Buenos Aires

Author: Annabel Britton Dios está en todas partes pero atiende en Buenos Aires. “God is everywhere but takes special care of Buenos Aires.” Buenos Aires has ten times less green space per person than New York, and five times less than Paris. However, it also has more bookshops per person than any other city in […]

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Bristol 2: Clifton, Avon Gorge & Harbour

Britain’s version of Rio?! – bright colours, vibrant street life, informal lifestyles, although admittedly a bit wetter This walk takes you through the Georgian delights of Clifton, over the iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge, through the delightful Ashton Park estate, then back along the bustling Floating Harbour. WALK DATA Distance: 10.3 km (6.4 miles) Height Change: […]

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Worcester

Reams of history, fabulous buildings, diabolical road system This walk takes you past many of the historic sites of Worcester connected with the English Civil War and has a lovely stretch along the canal and the River Severn.  ‘Green Spaces’ Parks, gardens, squares, cemeteries Pitchcroft, College Green, Fort Royal Park, Diglis Playing Fields, Cherry Orchard […]

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