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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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.

Gordale Scar, Malham Tarn and Malham Cove: Circular Walk
distance 8.13mi Vertical gain +702ft Vertical drop -699ft duration 4h15 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Malham - North Yorkshire

A great circular walk from Malham village, taking in Janet's Cave / Foss, Gordale Scar, Malham Tarn, the limestone pavement at the top of Malham Cove and the cove itself before finishing back at the car. Consistently interesting and varied scenery.

distance 8.82mi Vertical gain +525ft Vertical drop -499ft duration 4h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Castle Eden - Durham

The full tour of Castle Eden Dene taking in all the best parts with varied and interesting scenery:- Old buildings, open country, ancient woodland, the North East coastline, a magnesium limestone dene with its craggy outcrops, a meandering river and steep-sided gorge. There is a multitude of flora and fauna; if you are quiet you may see squirrels and/or deer. Starts and finished near the Castle Eden Inn which is well known for its good beer and good food.

Walking Deepdale circular ( Download : )
distance 9.38mi Vertical gain +2992ft Vertical drop -2986ft duration 6h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Patterdale - Cumbria

A good climb up to Fairfield for all round views and a stretch for the legs

Walking Win Green & Tollard Royal ( Download : )
distance 9.44mi Vertical gain +873ft Vertical drop -863ft duration 5h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Donhead St. Mary - Wiltshire

A walk from Wiltshire's highest point and through the villages of Tollard Royal and Berwick St James

Walking Blea Tarn and Side Pike ( Download : )
Blea Tarn and Side Pike
distance 3.7mi Vertical gain +846ft Vertical drop -837ft duration 2h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Lakes - Cumbria

An out and back walk from the Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel car-park. The Hotel car parking is available for non Hotel users but you will need to purchase a parking ticket from a machine.

Lingmoor low level circular
distance 9.14mi Vertical gain +1184ft Vertical drop -1168ft duration 5h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Lakes - Cumbria

A good circular walk around Lingmoor fell with plenty of interest which is a great choice if the higher fells are shrouded in cloud.

The walk takes in the Langdale and Little Langdale Valleys, explores a disused slate quarry and passes a working slate quarry. The walking and route finding are easy, the views are good and there are places on the way to buy refreshments. As a circular walk it can be started from a variety of places along the route.

Lingmoor low level circular
distance 9.14mi Vertical gain +1184ft Vertical drop -1168ft duration 5h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Lakes - Cumbria

A good circular walk around Lingmoor fell with plenty of interest which is a great choice if the higher fells are shrouded in cloud.

The walk takes in the Langdale and Little Langdale Valleys, explores a disused slate quarry and passes a working slate quarry. The walking and route finding are easy, the views are good and there are places on the way to buy refreshments. As a circular walk it can be started from a variety of places along the route.

distance 5.53mi Vertical gain +112ft Vertical drop -112ft duration 2h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Sandon - Essex

3 village circular walk through Howegreen, Great Baddow, and Sandon

Along pavements, footpaths and bridleways and across fields.

distance 5.53mi Vertical gain +446ft Vertical drop -436ft duration 2h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Croxton Kerrial - Leicestershire

A 9km walk, starting and finishing at the Geese and Fountain.

distance 3.44mi Vertical gain +436ft Vertical drop -440ft duration 1h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Cawthorne - South Yorkshire

A steady uphill walk across farmland and through woodland providing views in High Hoyland back down towards Cannon Hall and Cawthorne. An easy downhill return across farmland.

Circular walk starting from Kneesall & including Laxton, Nottinghamshire.
distance 7.38mi Vertical gain +259ft Vertical drop -243ft duration 3h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Kneesall - Nottinghamshire

This circular walk of 7.3 miles starts & ends at the carpark behind St Bartholomew's Church, Kneesall NG22 0AD. It includes pasture and crop fields, and some woodland. Fine elevated views can be seen of the undulating countryside, especially near the Golden Hill trig point. Interesting features include the village of Laxton - the last village in the UK to farm using a medieval strip system. Nearby are Motte & Bailey earthworks. T

distance 5.84mi Vertical gain +299ft Vertical drop -272ft duration 2h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Henley-on-Thames - Oxfordshire

A circular walk from Henley-on-Thames Station with a lovely pub, The Flower Pot, halfway. Returning through a deer park with spectacular views of the Thames and the Chilterns.
Good parking at Henley-on-Thames station.

Ebrington Loop - from the Ebrington Arms Pub
distance 6.78mi Vertical gain +417ft Vertical drop -397ft duration 3h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Ebrington - Gloucestershire

Hidden Gem: A circular walk from a lovely village pub.

The walk takes in the lovely rolling Cotswold fields, before a view of Foxcote Manor and a walk along the top of the Cotswold Escarpment, taking in breathtaking views North out as far as Birmingham and Coventry.
Drop down to the lovely National Trust property at Hidcote for tea and cake, before a return through fields and hamlets to sit by the pub fire with a well earned pint.

distance 2.9mi Vertical gain +66ft Vertical drop -69ft duration 1h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Craster - Northumberland

A very short and easy amble along the shoreline to the dramatic Dunstanburgh Castle. For these reasons it is very popular.

distance 14.3mi Vertical gain +3156ft Vertical drop -3156ft duration 8h50 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Ulpha - Cumbria

A long and interesting walk from Hall Dunnerdale which could also be started from other places nearby. You will take in some lovely rolling countryside followed by a gradual ascent up a picturesque valley before making the climb up to Brown Pike. From here you are on the high Lakeland fells and take in numerous tops including the Old Man of Coniston. You descend carefully to Seathwaite Tarn and then back to Seathwaite where the Newfield Inn will welcome you with great beer and food.

distance 9.78mi Vertical gain +1129ft Vertical drop -1122ft duration 5h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Kildale - North Yorkshire

A lovey walk, starting through farmland and then a steady climb up the old railway incline to Ingleby Moor. Back along the top of Ingleby and Battersby Moors and back down to the start. (9.78 miles with 340 metres of ascent.)

Walking Hoby circular walk ( Download : )
Hoby circular walk
distance 5.49mi Vertical gain +167ft Vertical drop -190ft duration 2h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Hoby with Rotherby - Leicestershire

This walk is about 5.5 miles long, starting and ending at the village of Hoby. There are fine views across the undulating Leicestershire countryside from the elevated ground near Ragdale Hall. The route and footpaths are well maintained with visible waymarkers and only a few stiles. Most paths are across crop or pasture fields but note some fields may contain bullocks depending on the time of year.

distance 11.53mi Vertical gain +2087ft Vertical drop -2087ft duration 6h50 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in North Yorkshire

A nice 11 mile walk starting and finishing at the Lord Stones Cafe at the top of Carlton Bank, where there is good parking. It takes in the three North facing hills and the climb to Round Hill. The route returns down past Bilsdale Hall to Seave Green. From here it passes through rolling pastures to a short section on Raisdale Road before taking a lovely path through woods and over the moors back to the start.

In total it is 11.66 miles and covers 2262ft of ascent and descent.

distance 1.68mi Vertical gain +26ft Vertical drop -26ft duration 0h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Crowle and Ealand - North Lincolnshire

A gentle walk around Crowle Common from Crowle in Lincolnshire.

Walking Newnham, Northamptonshire ( Download : )
Newnham, Northamptonshire
distance 7.23mi Vertical gain +397ft Vertical drop -394ft duration 3h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Northamptonshire

This is a good walk at any time but really good in spring when the bluebells are out in Badby Woods and butterflies are exploring the hedgerows. The route passes through some scenic Northamptonshire villages and includes small stretches of the Nene and Knightley Ways.

Walking Slipton, Northamptonshire ( Download : )
distance 6.05mi Vertical gain +190ft Vertical drop -190ft duration 2h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Northamptonshire

Seven miles of glorious Northamptonshire countryside through 3 attractive villages and passing by the impressive Drayton Hall.

Walking South Cadbury, Somerset ( Download : )
South Cadbury, Somerset
distance 9.04mi Vertical gain +705ft Vertical drop -705ft duration 4h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in South Cadbury and Sutton Montis - Somerset

The walk follows the Corton Ridge and offers great views across the Somerset Levels and the Dorset Hills. It has great historic significance as Cadbury Castle is reputed to be Camelot King Arthur's Castle. You also cross the ancient medieval village of Whitcombe. It's an up and downer and can be boggy in wet weather. As an incentive there are two great pubs you can call in at!

Walking Stetchworth Circular ( Download : )
distance 3.41mi Vertical gain +72ft Vertical drop -79ft duration 1h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Stetchworth - Cambridgeshire

A lovely walk around the Cambridgeshire border.

Walking Dullingham Circular ( Download : )
distance 4.07mi Vertical gain +135ft Vertical drop -121ft duration 2h00 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Dullingham - Cambridgeshire

Discover the start of Constable's river Stour.

Walking Great Bradley Circular ( Download : )
distance 3.05mi Vertical gain +89ft Vertical drop -89ft duration 1h30 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Great Bradley - Suffolk

Discover the start of the river Stour, Constable's country

distance 12.83mi Vertical gain +863ft Vertical drop -863ft duration 6h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Baslow and Bubnell - Derbyshire

This is a varied walk skirting the Chatsworth Estate through woods and moorland.

distance 7.55mi Vertical gain +974ft Vertical drop -988ft duration 4h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Edensor - Derbyshire

Really lovely varied walk starting at Calton Lees and climbing up to Calton Pastures with great views over the surrounding area of Bakewell and Chatsworth House. After passing the house climb through Stand Wood and return to the car park via Beeley.

distance 20.24mi Vertical gain +1844ft Vertical drop -1837ft duration 10h40 Extreme Extreme
Starting point Starting point in Chideock - Dorset

If you want beaches, cliffs, woodlands and meadows and a walk that will test your fitness, this is the one for you.

distance 7.76mi Vertical gain +804ft Vertical drop -781ft duration 4h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Ilam - Staffordshire

Lovely walk through one the Peak District's most famous dales, the beautiful village of Alstonfield, finishing with a traverse around Bunster Hill. This is a great walk on a sunny winter's day as the sun shines into Dovedale most of the day.

Ashford in the Water, Monsal Dale and Great Shacklow Wood
distance 5.76mi Vertical gain +673ft Vertical drop -650ft duration 3h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Ashford in the Water - Derbyshire

A lovely walk from Ashford in the Water taking in a wide range of terrains including two dales, the River Wye and the Great Shacklow Wood. It's a good un!

A circular walk around Tarn Hows
distance 1.63mi Vertical gain +144ft Vertical drop -148ft duration 0h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Hawkshead - Cumbria

A gentle walk in a beautiful setting, enjoyable in any weather. The walk is accessible to wheelchairs and pushchairs and is not too long for little legs.

distance 8.08mi Vertical gain +325ft Vertical drop -295ft duration 3h55 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Nottingham

Great easy walk from the center of Nottingham to view the green spaces of Wollaton Park and the University of Nottingham then spot Robin Hood on the way back at Nottingham Castle.

Walking Lea Riber Tansley ( Download : )
distance 7.08mi Vertical gain +1122ft Vertical drop -1115ft duration 4h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Cromford - Derbyshire

A good mixed terrain walk with great views. The early footpath rising through the woods was not well used so poorly defined.

distance 6.74mi Vertical gain +308ft Vertical drop -308ft duration 3h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Ault Hucknall - Derbyshire

Hardwick Hall offers many different walking paths.
This particular walk is a good introduction to both the hall and the Rowthorne and Teversal Trails. Lovely walk through different landscapes, relatively flat and easy going except for the hill in Hardwick There are several variations incorporating other routes including Pleasley Country Park.

distance 2.68mi Vertical gain +381ft Vertical drop -354ft duration 1h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in South Yorkshire

A short walk in a rural area close to Sheffield along footpaths. Reasonably signposted but care is needed to keep on track. Apt to be muddy. Sheep, horses and sometimes cattle are likely to be encountered.

A circular walk around Tarn Hows
distance 1.63mi Vertical gain +144ft Vertical drop -148ft duration 0h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Hawkshead - Cumbria

A gentle walk in a beautiful setting, enjoyable in any weather. The walk is accessible to wheelchairs and pushchairs and is not too long for little legs.

Walking Winster and Surrounds ( Download : )
distance 5.15mi Vertical gain +656ft Vertical drop -650ft duration 2h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Winster - Derbyshire

Nice, easy fine weather walk starting from the beautiful village of Winster. Lovely views as you travel through different terrains.

Walking Long Bennington Viking Way ( Download : )
distance 5.6mi Vertical gain +62ft Vertical drop -62ft duration 2h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Long Bennington - Lincolnshire

A nice, short walk across the countryside in Long Bennington just off the A1.

Walking Fernilee Reservoir ( Download : )
distance 2.82mi Vertical gain +213ft Vertical drop -213ft duration 1h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Hartington Upper Quarter - Derbyshire

Very easy walk with a choice of well sign-posted routes through the woods on the north side of the water. Suitable for playing Gruffalo Woods with the kids! It's not worth taking scooters as the uneven ground will undoubtedly tip them off and bikes are not allowed.

Walking Tavy Cleave ( Download : )
distance 2.35mi Vertical gain +453ft Vertical drop -453ft duration 1h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Peter Tavy - Devon

A circular walk with beautiful views over Dartmoor Tavy Cleave

Walking The Saddle of Coniston ( Download : )
The Saddle of Coniston
distance 2.64mi Vertical gain +682ft Vertical drop -673ft duration 1h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Coniston - Cumbria

A lovely, gentle walk, climbing up alongside the waterfalls of Church Beck to the quarry at the end of the Coppermines valley, returning via the saddle with beautiful views of Coniston village and the lake. You can end the walk with a well-deserved pint in one of the cosy village pubs. A great walk to start your holiday or to do with children.

distance 3.55mi Vertical gain +72ft Vertical drop -72ft duration 1h40 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Hartley Wintney - Hampshire

Gently undulating circular walk across fields and through woodlands, passing by Leather Bottle PH in Mattingley

distance 7.17mi Vertical gain +33ft Vertical drop -33ft duration 3h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Leigh-on-Sea - Southend-on-Sea

A walk across salt marshes with numerous birds and returning inland via the ruined Hadleigh Castle. Highly accessible from London as the Fenchurch Street line takes under an hour to get you to the start.

distance 5.09mi Vertical gain +26ft Vertical drop -26ft duration 2h20 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Bingham - Nottinghamshire

A lovely walk starting in the market town of Bingham, Nottinghamshire. Leading into the quiet countryside with mosty well-kept paths to Car Colston, where you can have a well-deserved refreshing drink in a dog friendly pub, before heading back to Bingham.