Walks

London Inner Ring Stage 2: Olympic Park to Tower Hill

All waterways lead to the London Docks This second stage of the walk takes us through the heart of what were the London Docks, now largely re-developed as a residential and leisure haven. WALK DATA Distance: 9.3 km (5.8 miles) – the extra loop will add 1.5kms (0.9 miles) to this Typical time: 2 ¾ hours […]

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Ipswich

A historic county town with the character of a city Ipswich so rewards a good walk around it, mixing layers of history with expanses of green spaces and a developing waterfront. BEST FOR ‘Green Spaces’ Parks, gardens, squares, cemeteries Christchurch Park, the Old Cemetery, Alexandra Park, Hollywells Park Rivers, canals, lakes River Orwell, Round Pond, […]

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New York: The High Line

Author: Mia Vincent Cutting through New York’s ‘block system’, the High Line offers the perfect walk to experience this bustling city from a height. Passing through Manhattan, a key residential and corporate area on the West side of the city, the combination of cityscape with green space makes for the perfect ‘urban ramble’. ‘Green Spaces’ […]

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South-west London: Richmond Park & The Thames

Historic houses, green expanses and a river running through it This walk has it all – watercourses big & small, one of Europe’s largest urban parks, a clutch of historic houses and the garden that began the landscape garden revolution WALK DATA Distance: 17.6kms (11 Miles). A good break point if you prefer to do […]

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Dundee

The city of design, which is about to be redesigned Author: Annie Britton Before travelling to Dundee, I solicited the opinions of a couple of friends who had studied at Abertay University and the art college. They were fairly succinct, managing to convey their feelings uniquely in four-letter words. I struggled to reconcile this anecdotal […]

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London Inner Ring Stage 1: King’s Cross to the Olympic Park

The regeneration of North London’s ancient supply routes It’s hard to imagine a walk anywhere that more epitomises the transformation of British cities, passing as it does through two massive urban regeneration zones, King’s Cross and The Olympic Park; but also passing through London’s first municipal park. WALK DATA Distance: 11-13 km (7-8 miles); can […]

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Glasgow

Weegie Wonderland: a flourishing city Author: Annabel Britton This walk delves right into the Glasgow story. Social and economic circumstance has shaped so much of this city, it’s almost one of the most perfect canvases for an urban ramble one could wish for! BEST FOR ‘Green Spaces’ Parks, gardens, squares, cemeteries Glasgow Green, Necropolis, Botanic Gardens, […]

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Aberdeen

Grey but great Author: Annabel Britton The vast majority of this walk is alongside water – the river, the beach and of course, the harbour. It is one of few British cities where our maritime history feels so contemporary: Britannia may no longer rule the waves, but Aberdeen keeps an oily grip over Forties. This […]

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Manchester

Cottonopolis to Create-opolis You experience more social and cultural history per square inch of a walk in Manchester than in just about any other city in the country – but because of the uncontrolled and rapid way that it grew in the 19th century, there are very few green spaces in the city centre itself. […]

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Birmingham

A ‘can do’ attitude – ‘apply yourself and you will succeed’ Birmingham was the epitome of the great city brought low by post-war planning that gave the car and shopping centres ascendancy. The good news is that in the last decade it has managed to reverse many of the worst elements and a new, more […]

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