Walks

Explore Hikideas to find the best walking routes near you. There are hundreds of local walks to discover, from short scenic coastal trails, nature country walks to hiking trails up some pretty big mountains. On each walk page you will be able to see a map of the walk, directions to follow and pictures. If you’d prefer a circular walk, make sure you select return to start to yes. You can check out the latest walks below or use our walk finder above to find walks that interest you.

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In the Footsteps of Roman Legions 7 miles
distance 7.45mi Vertical gain +282ft Vertical drop -295ft duration 3h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Fulletby - Lincolnshire

This walk links the villages of Fulletby, Tetford and Belchford and the hamlet of Salmonby. It is a walk with great variety - woods, fields, lakes and fine views.
The route takes in a section of the Viking Way long distance footpath and, for a while, follows the course of a Roman Road.

A Walk for all Seasons 4.5 miles
distance 4.41mi Vertical gain +384ft Vertical drop -371ft duration 2h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Belchford - Lincolnshire

This walk starts in Belchford, nestling in the Wolds, and goes to the attractive hilltop village of Fulletby. Following part of the Viking Way, you walk through an old meadow and on a clear day enjoy distant views of Lincoln Cathedral.
Absorb the heritage, scenery and wildlife in the heart of the Lincolnshire Wolds.

In the Shadow of Juicetrump 4.5 miles
distance 4.2mi Vertical gain +210ft Vertical drop -184ft duration 2h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Belchford - Lincolnshire

This walk links the quiet villages of Belchford and Scamblesby in the heart of the Lincolnshire Wolds. Enjoy grassy paths, a stream and some fine hilltop views.

There are numerous springs nearby which first attracted Neolithic settlers to the area. Two streams converge here to form the source of the River Waring, which flows to Horncastle to join the River Bain.

Paths, Ponds and a Priory 8.5 miles
distance 5.73mi Vertical gain +249ft Vertical drop -249ft duration 2h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Binbrook - Lincolnshire

A wonderful walk through grassy valleys and over open hilltops. The walk crosses the site of the old Orford Priory, now a series of lumps in the ground, once an important settlement.

Babbling Becks & Brooks - 7 miles
distance 7.4mi Vertical gain +325ft Vertical drop -325ft duration 3h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Binbrook - Lincolnshire

A walk with lots of variety, from open farmland to a tree lined avenue. Much of this walk follows a tributary of Waithe Beck to its rising spring near the small hamlet of Thorpe le Vale. There are fine views across the Wolds and towards the former RAF Binbrook airfield.

Round Binbrook Walk - 3 miles
distance 3.27mi Vertical gain +144ft Vertical drop -171ft duration 1h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Binbrook - Lincolnshire

This walk explores the area around the village in the heart of the Lincolnshire Wolds. The walk starts in the old Market Place, and although markets are no longer held here, it is still an important trading area of the village with many local shops.

Round Binbrook Walk - 2 miles
distance 1.88mi Vertical gain +69ft Vertical drop -69ft duration 0h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Binbrook - Lincolnshire

This walk explores the area around the village in the heart of the Lincolnshire Wolds. The walk starts in the old Market Place, and although markets are no longer held here, it is still an important trading area of the village with many local shops.

In the Footsteps of Kolkr - Red Hill
distance 3.51mi Vertical gain +259ft Vertical drop -266ft duration 1h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Goulceby - Lincolnshire

This pleasant 3.5 miles walk circles the attractive parishes of Goulceby and Asterby and take you through gentle farmland, quiet lanes and along part of the Viking Way, offering stunning views over the Lincolnshire Wolds.

In the Footsteps of Kolkr - Asterby
distance 2.94mi Vertical gain +174ft Vertical drop -177ft duration 1h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Goulceby - Lincolnshire

This pleasant 3 miles walk circles the attractive parishes of Goulceby and Asterby and take you through gentle farmland, quiet lanes and along part of the Viking Way, offering stunning views over the Lincolnshire Wolds.

In the Footsteps of Tennyson - 5 1/4 miles
distance 5.08mi Vertical gain +203ft Vertical drop -207ft duration 2h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Greetham with Somersby - Lincolnshire

Starting from the quiet hamlet of Bag Enderby, this 5.5 miles walk explores the different aspects of the Wolds landscape, passing through Somersby, Tennyson's birthplace and home for the first twenty eight years of his life.

In the Footsteps of Tennyson - 2 miles
distance 2.09mi Vertical gain +69ft Vertical drop -75ft duration 1h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Greetham with Somersby - Lincolnshire

Starting from the quiet hamlet of Bag Enderby, this 2 miles walk explores the different aspects of the Wolds landscape, passing through Somersby, Tennyson's birthplace and home for the first twenty eight years of his life.

Walking Lanthwaite to Braithwaite ( Download : )
Lanthwaite to Braithwaite
distance 7.65mi Vertical gain +3255ft Vertical drop -3451ft duration 5h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Buttermere - Cumbria

Linear walk with a few scrambles and beautiful vistas

On Foot from Fotherby - Utterby
distance 5.55mi Vertical gain +233ft Vertical drop -233ft duration 2h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Fotherby - Lincolnshire

A delightful 6 miles walk from Fotherby taking in Utterby, passing Packhorse Bridge and St Andrew's church before joining the disused railway line. There are fine views of the eastern edge of the Wolds, across the marsh towards the coastline and round to the Humber.

On Foot from Fotherby - North Elkington
distance 5.56mi Vertical gain +315ft Vertical drop -315ft duration 2h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Fotherby - Lincolnshire

A pleasant 6 miles walk from Fotherby towards North Elkington, passing through a Deserted Medieval Village, with fine views of the eastern edge of the Wolds, across the marsh towards the coastline and round to the Humber.

Walking A walk for all ages ( Download : )
A walk for all ages
distance 5.33mi Vertical gain +177ft Vertical drop -190ft duration 2h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in South Thoresby - Lincolnshire

This walk combines the history and wildlife of an ancient Wolds valley with the open space and stunning views of the Wolds and the coast, along with a visit to South Thoresby Warren Local Nature Reserve. You can also strike out into the Swaby valley or visit the small church of St. Leonard at Haugh.

South Downs Storrington to Pulborough
distance 8.55mi Vertical gain +262ft Vertical drop -348ft duration 4h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Storrington and Sullington - West Sussex

An easy, varied and beautiful nine-mile walk taking in small paths, Parham House grounds, woodland, Rackham, more woodland, Wiggonholt and Pulborough Brooks. Plenty to see and enjoy

Two churches and a canal 8.5 miles
distance 9.32mi Vertical gain +56ft Vertical drop -56ft duration 4h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Louth - Lincolnshire

Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of a 8,5 miles walk exploring the Louth Canal and nearby village of North Cockerington. Keep a watch for the darting blue of the kingfisher or the antics of the moorhens as they squabble amongst themselves.

Two churches and a canal 6 miles
distance 6.2mi Vertical gain +49ft Vertical drop -49ft duration 2h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Louth - Lincolnshire

Enjoy the peace and tranquillity of a 6 miles walk exploring the Louth Canal and nearby village of Alvingham, with two churches in one churchyard. Keep a watch for the darting blue of the kingfisher or the antics of the moorhens as they squabble amongst themselves.

Walking Around Historic Alford ( Download : )
Around Historic Alford
distance 2.13mi Vertical gain +13ft Vertical drop -13ft duration 1h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Alford - Lincolnshire

A circular walk around the streets in the centre of the historic town of Alford. The name derives from either the Old English “alder ford” or “ford by a heathen temple”. Here the Lincolnshire Wolds meets the Lindsey Marsh.

Centred around three market places, there is a wealth of 17th and 18th century buildings including a thatched Manor House, a working windmill and fine 14th century church.

Walking Ramble to Rigsby ( Download : )
Ramble to Rigsby
distance 4.67mi Vertical gain +151ft Vertical drop -151ft duration 2h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Alford - Lincolnshire

This is an enjoyable 5 miles circular walk from Alford up into the Lincolnshire Wolds at Rigsby before returning to Alford. The route follows grass tracks and quiet lanes as well as across some arable land. There are excellent views of the Lincolnshire coast and Alford town from the ridge and Rigsby.

Rigsby church has Norman features and a fine 15th century carved font.

Walking Well Walk ( Download : )
Well Walk
distance 8.41mi Vertical gain +394ft Vertical drop -367ft duration 4h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Alford - Lincolnshire

This is a charming 8 mile walk from Alford to Well. There are steady climbs through beech woods to Ulceby, before following the road down to Skendleby Psalter. From here back to Well with its rare classical church and Well Vale Hall and its lakes.

On a clear day there are views of the coast and Wolds from the higher ground.

Walking Vales & Views ( Download : )
Vales & Views
distance 8.01mi Vertical gain +518ft Vertical drop -518ft duration 4h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Louth - Lincolnshire

A 7,5 miles walk taking in the high points above Hubbard’s Hills before dropping down into the secluded Welton le Wold valley. Explore the historic church and parkland at South Elkington before journeying back to Louth.

Walking On Top of the Wolds ( Download : )
On Top of the Wolds
distance 5.21mi Vertical gain +308ft Vertical drop -302ft duration 2h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Louth - Lincolnshire

This is a delightful 5,5 miles walk taking you high into the Wolds. There are fine views to the coast and back to Louth with St James's Church spire visible for miles. Walking along tracks and paths, this really does give a flavour of hilly Lincolnshire.

Walking Round Louth Walk ( Download : )
Round Louth Walk
distance 13.96mi Vertical gain +518ft Vertical drop -518ft duration 6h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Hallington - Lincolnshire

The 14 miles Round Louth Walk circles the historic market town, journeying into the surrounding countryside of the Wolds and Marsh. The route is waymarked by a blue spire walk logo.

Walking Hills & Hamlets ( Download : )
Hills & Hamlets
distance 6.18mi Vertical gain +272ft Vertical drop -266ft duration 3h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Louth - Lincolnshire

This is an enjoyable, circular walk of 6,5 miles from Louth to Tathwell and Raithby. The route crosses fields and follows grass tracks to explore these small hamlets. Great views towards Stenigot Mast and beyond can be seen on a clear day.

Walking A Walk on the Wild Side ( Download : )
A Walk on the Wild Side
distance 7.07mi Vertical gain +102ft Vertical drop -95ft duration 3h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Ludford - Lincolnshire

Starting from Ludford, this dog-friendly walk joins the Viking Way long-distance footpath and leaves the village past the old 101 Squadron airfield, skirting the edge of the Deserted Medieval Village at Wykeham and leaving the Viking Way. Onwards and upwards to Great Tows, the highest point of the walk where there are fine views of the Wolds top and often a brisk breeze blowing.

Bales Hush art installation
distance 4.33mi Vertical gain +666ft Vertical drop -663ft duration 2h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Durham

An easy walk from the Bowlees Car Park / Visitor Centre up to Bales Hush and the art installation called Hush.

distance 7.53mi Vertical gain +673ft Vertical drop -669ft duration 3h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Lockton - North Yorkshire

An interesting walk around and then through the geological feature known as The Hole of Horcum. There is a detour to the ruin of Skelton Tower and from there good views of the steam engines running on the North Yorkshire Moors Historical Railway. The rim of the hole has the remains of Iron Age earth workings taking the form of dykes.

Little Stand, The Crinkles and Bowfell : Circular walk from Cockley Beck
distance 8.6mi Vertical gain +2690ft Vertical drop -2690ft duration 5h55 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Dunnerdale-with-Seathwaite - Cumbria

A lovely walk taking in the excellent and interesting Crinkle Crags and with great views down Great Langdale, over to the Scafell group and south down the Duddon Valley. The start up Little Stand and the descent from Ore Gap are without the heavily trodden paths now common in the Lake District.

There are a few small parking spaces near Cockley Beck heading west towards Hardknott Pass. Please park sensibly so other walkers and climbers and get in too.

Walking Angle Tarn and Rest Dodd ( Download : )
Angle Tarn and Rest Dodd
distance 6.43mi Vertical gain +1831ft Vertical drop -1808ft duration 4h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Patterdale - Cumbria

A steady climb up to Angle Tarn from Hartsop via Boredale Hause followed by a stroll along a ridge with great views over to Helvellyn then up to Rest Dodd dropping down to Hayeswater and back to the car park.

Around Grassington and Hebden
distance 4.65mi Vertical gain +233ft Vertical drop -223ft duration 2h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Grassington - North Yorkshire

The first part of this circular walk is along River Wharfe and the second one on High Lane, which offer you beautiful points of view of the valley.

Through Louth and Hubbard's Hill
distance 3.12mi Vertical gain +180ft Vertical drop -161ft duration 1h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Louth - Lincolnshire

Hubbard's Hills was donated to the town of Louth by the trustees of Auguste Alphonse Pahud, and opened to the public on 1 August 1907.

Walking Chatsworth House walk ( Download : )
Chatsworth House walk
distance 3.05mi Vertical gain +72ft Vertical drop -72ft duration 1h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Derbyshire

Chatsworth is home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire and has been passed down through 16 generations of the Cavendish family.

A part of Lymm Heritage Trail
distance 3.27mi Vertical gain +72ft Vertical drop -79ft duration 1h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Lymm - Warrington

Using a part of Lymm Heritage Trail, this circular walk will take you around Lymm Dam. It was created in 1824 by a dam built during the construction of what is now the A56 road.

Walking Cae Clyd to Manor Mawr ( Download : )
Cae Clyd to Manor Mawr
distance 6.95mi Vertical gain +1598ft Vertical drop -1594ft duration 4h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Ffestiniog - Gwynedd

This walk will lead you at the top of Manod Mawr passing by the National’s Treasure Caves, which was used to store valuable paintings during WW2.

A part of Pembrokeshire Coast Path
distance 3.99mi Vertical gain +292ft Vertical drop -276ft duration 2h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in The Havens - Pembrokeshire

This circular walk is between Broad Haven and Druidston Haven and uses a part of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. The walk can be done in both ways.

Walking Four falls trail ( Download : )
Four falls trail
distance 5.15mi Vertical gain +741ft Vertical drop -764ft duration 2h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Ystradfellte - Powys

This trail leads you to Sgwd-yr-Eira, Sgwd y Pannwr, Sgwd Isaf Clun-Gwyn and Sgwd Clun-Gwyn.

Circular walk in Mendip Hill
distance 3.91mi Vertical gain +561ft Vertical drop -548ft duration 2h10 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Shipham - Somerset

Walk through Rowberrow Warren which is a beautiful woodland, set on a hillside with large paths.

distance 5.89mi Vertical gain +52ft Vertical drop -43ft duration 2h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Dorset

A circular walk from Tuckton/Wick to Hengistbury Head using path along the river Stour and Christchurch harbour.

Walking St. Catherine Chapel ( Download : )
St. Catherine Chapel
distance 2.6mi Vertical gain +236ft Vertical drop -236ft duration 1h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Abbotsbury - Dorset

Easy walk with a short climb to St Catherine's Chapel, which is based on a small hill. At the top, it offers a nice 360° viewpoint.

Tall Trees Trail alternative
distance 1.74mi Vertical gain +33ft Vertical drop -33ft duration 0h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Brockenhurst - Hampshire

A flat circular walk with views of two enormous redwoods and using a part of the Tall Trees Trail.

Walking Cowdray Castle ( Download : )
Cowdray Castle
distance 1.74mi Vertical gain +46ft Vertical drop -46ft duration 0h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Midhurst - West Sussex

Visited by King Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I, Cowdray Castle was partially destroyed by fire in 1793.

Southease, Rodmell and Lewes Brooks
distance 5.97mi Vertical gain +279ft Vertical drop -269ft duration 2h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Beddingham - East Sussex

Using a part of the South Down Way, this circular walk goes through Southease, Rodmell, along the River Ouse and include one steep hill.

Walking Loop in Slindon Estate ( Download : )
Loop in Slindon Estate
distance 1.33mi Vertical gain +62ft Vertical drop -62ft duration 0h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Slindon - West Sussex

This walk in Slindon Estate is very easy and flat. Slindon Estate is 3500 acres of Sussex woodland, farmland, downland, and pretty villages all divided by paths, hedges, lanes and tracks leading up to the top of the downs.

distance 8.1mi Vertical gain +751ft Vertical drop -732ft duration 4h15 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Rosedale East Side - North Yorkshire

A pleasant and interesting circular walk from Rosedale Abbey. Farmland, open moors and the remains of the old iron ore mine workings and railway. Lovely half way tea room at Dale Head Farm.

Gunnerside Gill and Kisdon Force
distance 13.4mi Vertical gain +1870ft Vertical drop -1883ft duration 7h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Melbecks - North Yorkshire

A walk of two distinct halves.
The first part of the walk ascends gently along the side of Gunnerside Gill, to take in the remains of the abandoned lead mines. It crosses the moor to Swinner Gill mine where a short detour takes in a waterfall and cave. The walk then curves around towards the village of Keld.

The second part of the walk descends to the waterfalls and then through the gentle valley curving around into Swaledale where it passes through typical Yorkshire Dales farmland.

distance 7.38mi Vertical gain +1224ft Vertical drop -1224ft duration 4h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Bilsdale Midcable - North Yorkshire

A circular walk passing through farmland, onto the open moors and up to the ridge with the dramatic Wainstones. Return via the peaceful hamlet of Urra, passing the farm at Bilsdale Hall. Good refreshments in the Buck in at Chop Gate.

Lordenshaw Hill Fort, The Simonside Hills and Burgh Hill
distance 8.16mi Vertical gain +1266ft Vertical drop -1247ft duration 4h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Whitton and Tosson - Northumberland

A circular walk with a lot of interest. From the prehistoric rock art, bronze age burial cairns and iron age hill fort at Lordenshaw, to the lovely scenic walk over the Simonside hills, to the iron age hill fort overlooking Great Tosson through to the tranquil return through the Simonside forest.

distance 5.69mi Vertical gain +673ft Vertical drop -646ft duration 3h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Goathland - North Yorkshire

An easy circular walk around the lovely village of Goathland. You will see steam trains on the lines, two small waterfalls and have the chance to take refreshments at a unique country pub.

distance 5.9mi Vertical gain +105ft Vertical drop -85ft duration 2h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Whitegate and Marton - Cheshire

An accessible, easy and varied walk that crosses woods, fields and makes the most of the lovely Whitegate Way. Free parking at Whitegate station and a lovely coffee shop run by volunteers.