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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 you can follow right into the heart of the city. WALK DATA Distance: 13kms (8.1 miles) – you save 1km if you […]

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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 number 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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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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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. [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/d/embed?mid=1jkrlMdmwjpIxUxZ931XHxPBslDw&w=640&h=480] WALK DATA Distance: 9.3 km (5.8 miles) – the extra loop will add 1.5kms (0.9 miles) to this Typical time: 2 […]

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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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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 BEST FOR ‘Green Spaces’  Parks, gardens, squares, cemeteries Chiswick Gardens, Dukes Meadows, Palewell Playing […]

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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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