England

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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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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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 Start & Finish: Newcastle Central Station (NE1 5DL) Terrain: 100ft ascent […]

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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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