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Distance8.68mi Vertical gain+2224ft Vertical drop-2221ft Duration5h35 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Marseille - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

A walk with breathtaking views of four coves (calanques)

Walking Le chemin du Tacot (Download : PDF)
Distance4.2mi Vertical gain+154ft Vertical drop-141ft Duration2h00 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Saint-Amand-en-Puisaye - 58 - Nièvre

A rather short bucolic walk.
Le Tacot path passes nearby the ochre and clay quarries where a protected species of toad "Le sonneur à ventre jaune", the yellow bellied toad hides away. Easily identified thanks to its yellow and black striped belly, and its heart-shaped pupils, no doubt, remnants of its prince charming days..... Its bright yellow colour, signifying toxicity is a means of protection against its predators.

Distance13.88mi Vertical gain+1053ft Vertical drop-1070ft Duration7h10 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Ashmansworth - Hampshire

This North Wessex Downs ridge walk includes the highest points in Hampshire and Berkshire and outstanding views along the way. The return is through some attractive, rural villages nestling on the chalk downs. The outward leg makes much use of the Wayfarer's Walk, whilst the return leg uses some of the Test Way.

Distance13.88mi Vertical gain+984ft Vertical drop-971ft Duration2h30 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Thury (Yonne) - 89 - Yonne

A mountain biking route for anyone who loves bike rides and discovering natural and architectural heritage. You're in for a treat! But be prudent!

Distance8.23mi Vertical gain+515ft Vertical drop-509ft Duration4h10 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Treigny - 89 - Yonne

Leaving from the fairground, you will walk along paths that have a mysterious past and are steeped in legends.

Distance6.53mi Vertical gain+384ft Vertical drop-367ft Duration3h15 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Druyes-les-Belles-Fontaines - 89 - Yonne

From the old medieval castle, discover a village built between an old, partly dried-up marsh and a cliff. Druyes Valley offers a green setting that contrasts with the chalky rocks that support the ruined building.

Walking The Gardon Gorges (Download : PDF)
The Gardon Gorges
Distance7.06mi Vertical gain+689ft Vertical drop-705ft Duration3h45 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Collias - 30 - Gard

A walk beginning above the Gardon Gorges and continuing down along Gardon River. Please note that part of the route crosses an area destroyed by fires in 2017.

Distance6.18mi Vertical gain+650ft Vertical drop-663ft Duration3h20 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Craswall - Herefordshire

This Herefordshire walk offers some wonderful views of the Black Mountains without too much ascent. The route follows tracks and paths north of Craswall and includes the opportunity to visit the remains of Craswall Abbey. Despite the title, an ascent of Hay Bluff is not included but could easily be added to the route.

The Seven Locks of Henri IV.
Distance5.96mi Vertical gain+115ft Vertical drop-115ft Duration2h50 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Rogny-les-Sept-Écluses - 89 - Yonne

A whole new way to discover the story of the construction of the Canal de Briare! With this hike you can follow a part of its water supply system and come back along the old route to the incredible monument that we today know as the Seven Locks.

Distance12.67mi Vertical gain+2113ft Vertical drop-2123ft Duration7h20 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Villevocance - 07 - Ardèche

Climb and ramble along the ridges above Annonay. Beautiful view of the Alps and Pilat.

The Rocher du Long Boyau and the Gorges du Houx
Distance6.24mi Vertical gain+236ft Vertical drop-249ft Duration3h05 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Fontainebleau - 77 - Seine-et-Marne

From the Ermitage de Franchard, this is a very varied hike which will take you past old sandstone quarries, the Gorges du Houx and the charming Mare aux Pigeons. On the route are several vast viewing points, numerous spectacular rocks and the curious Grotte du Serment cave.

N.B. The elevation and the time shown appear to be under-estimated: count on about 250 meters and 4 hours of walking.

Les Gorges de Franchard and l'Antre des Druides
Distance3.54mi Vertical gain+171ft Vertical drop-171ft Duration1h45 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Fontainebleau - 77 - Seine-et-Marne

Starting from an old retreat which has been visited since the 11th century, this hike allows you to explore the Gorges de Franchard and the surrounding areas. Winding through rocks and several rock shelters such as the well-known Antre des Druides.
N.B. The difference in altitude is probably higher than stated: roughly 100 metres and a 2 hour walk.

The “Circuit des 25 Bosses” (the 25 Bumps Circuit)
Distance9.05mi Vertical gain+702ft Vertical drop-696ft Duration4h40 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Le Vaudoué - 77 - Seine-et-Marne

As the name suggests, is this route ascends 25 mounds that form a circuit of the of the Trois Pignons forest. A hike amid the rocks that makes an excellent training run before mountain hikes in the summer.
N.B. The elevation is underestimated: between 800 and 900 metres total cumulative change in altitude. It’s difficult to find a larger change in altitude in the Ile-de-France, unless you want to take the steps up and down the Eiffel Tower three times on the trot. Expect to be walking for 6 to 7 hours.

Distance7.55mi Vertical gain+974ft Vertical drop-988ft Duration4h10 Average Average
Starting pointStarting 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.

Distance6.9mi Vertical gain+1207ft Vertical drop-919ft Duration4h05 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Staveley-in-Cartmel - Cumbria

This circular walk in the South Lakeland offers fine views of Lake Windermere and the surrounding fells from the summit of Gummers How. The walk also includes woodland and open countryside.

Distance6.3mi Vertical gain+4104ft Vertical drop-4121ft Duration5h50 Very difficult Very difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Aiguines - 83 - Var

The Imbut trail is a hike that lets you discover the Verdon in the heart the gorge and the river bed. Extraordinary landscapes await you but this hike is difficult and certain sections on the cliffs (Chemin Vidal) and through rocks (section until the Baou Beni), require a good level of physical fitness. Be careful of vertigo!
The altitude calculated by the software is a little high, it's closer to about 800m.

Distance7.43mi Vertical gain+1867ft Vertical drop-1860ft Duration4h45 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Châteauneuf-de-Chabre - 05 - Hautes-Alpes

A walk through gorges is always pleasant, and in those of Méouge it's a real joy.

Distance6.79mi Vertical gain+33ft Vertical drop-33ft Duration3h10 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting 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.

Distance3.77mi Vertical gain+915ft Vertical drop-925ft Duration2h25 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Capel Curig - Conwy

The minor Snowdonia summit of Crimpiau provides an excellent walk from Capel Curig. The route crosses quite mountainous terrain and the view down Llyn Crafnant is one of the great panoramas in the area. Do make sure you are suitably equipped for this walk.

Distance6.29mi Vertical gain+1818ft Vertical drop-1808ft Duration4h15 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Laroque-des-Albères - 66 - Pyrénées-Orientales

Hike to discover the fountains of Laroque-des-Albères: the Font dels Simiots and amazing animals which, according to legend, kidnapped babies and came to settle near the fountain after being dislodged from Arles-sur-Tech; the Font de la Vernosa, a well-preserved, beautiful fountain from where one has a magnificent view of the plain of Roussillon.

The Véroncle mills
Distance6.21mi Vertical gain+1017ft Vertical drop-988ft Duration3h35 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Gordes - 84 - Vaucluse

The route leads up the Véroncle canyon then down the south-facing slopes of the Monts de Vaucluse.

Walking The Pla de Brézou (Download : PDF)
Distance8mi Vertical gain+1827ft Vertical drop-1814ft Duration5h00 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Saint-Paul-de-Fenouillet - 66 - Pyrénées-Orientales

Very nice circuit that will take you over grazing areas that are still used.
The last part of the circuit overhangs the gorges of Galamus.

Distance3.66mi Vertical gain+512ft Vertical drop-515ft Duration2h05 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Castleton - Derbyshire

This Peak District walk follows a relatively low level circuit of the head of the valley offering good views of the Great Ridge. You are also able to see the large landslip on the flank of Mam Tor.

High Cup Nick from Cow Green Reservoir
Distance12.96mi Vertical gain+902ft Vertical drop-912ft Duration6h35 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Forest and Frith - Durham

This is a fairly undemanding walk through a wild North Pennine landscape. The route visits two outstanding natural features - High Cup Nick and Cauldron Snout - using a section of the Pennine Way. There are no route finding issues even in poor visibility.

Distance7.43mi Vertical gain+1020ft Vertical drop-1004ft Duration4h10 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Pasaia - Province de Guipúzcoa

Superb hike for passing a lovely afternoon and enjoying an evening in old San Sebastien, eating tapas and pintxos.

Distance7.7mi Vertical gain+1572ft Vertical drop-1545ft Duration4h40 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Cheshire

A Cheshire walk that explores the area around the Macclesfield Forest. The route includes Shutlingsloe, views towards Wildboarclough, the Cat & Fiddle and the Macclesfield Forest

Distance7.04mi Vertical gain+1129ft Vertical drop-1106ft Duration4h05 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Cheshire

This Cheshire walk lies within the boundaries of the Peak District National Park and provides a pleasant excursion into this surprisingly beautiful part of Britain. The walk includes the viewpoint of Tegg's Nose and the trio of reservoirs in the valley.

Wildboarclough & Shutlingsloe
Distance6.82mi Vertical gain+1175ft Vertical drop-1152ft Duration4h00 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Cheshire

A route to the summit of the Cheshire Matterhorn and more!

Distance2.99mi Vertical gain+696ft Vertical drop-699ft Duration1h55 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Cheshire

A short walk in the Cheshire sector of the Peak District National Park. Shutlingsloe is known as the Cheshire Matterhorn and offers some excellent views.

Distance20.24mi Vertical gain+1844ft Vertical drop-1837ft Duration10h40 Extreme Extreme
Starting pointStarting 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.

The Megaliths of Minerve
Distance7.87mi Vertical gain+1453ft Vertical drop-1453ft Duration4h40 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in La Caunette - 34 - Hérault

This hike, at the start of La Caunette, will take you above Minerva and will let you discover the megaliths scattered along the route. You'll criss-cross vines, scrubland composed of gorse, thyme, brush, evergreen oak trees and the odd wood.

Distance7.76mi Vertical gain+804ft Vertical drop-781ft Duration4h10 Average Average
Starting pointStarting 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.

Distance5.76mi Vertical gain+673ft Vertical drop-650ft Duration3h10 Average Average
Starting pointStarting 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!

Snowshoeing Col de Porte (Download : PDF)
Distance7.07mi Vertical gain+1457ft Vertical drop-1457ft Duration4h Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Sarcenas - 38 - Isère

In the heart of the Chartreuse mountains, the Col de Porte is a former family ski resort whose ski lifts are now closed. The paths are more or less well marked allowing you to enjoy the trails on cross-country skis or snowshoes. The proposed circuit climbs through forest, coming out on a crest and offers superb views over the entire Chartreuse mountain range.

Distance8.09mi Vertical gain+768ft Vertical drop-768ft Duration4h15 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Spaunton - North Yorkshire

A North York Moors walk that is never too strenuous. The route offers some fine views into the Seven Valley with some wonderful moorland walking. In poor visibility a sense of direction and good map reading skills are essential.

Distance6.66mi Vertical gain+1535ft Vertical drop-1512ft Duration4h10 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Baume-les-Messieurs - 39 - Jura

Discover one of the most beautiful natural sites and one of the prettiest villages in the Franche-Comté.

Les cascades du Hérisson / The Hérisson (Hedgehog) Waterfalls
Distance7.53mi Vertical gain+1079ft Vertical drop-1102ft Duration4h15 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in La Chaux-du-Dombief - 39 - Jura

The walk descends the Hérisson ('hedgehog') River with its series of rapids and waterfalls, then returns via Bonlieu, passing through the Dame Blanche viewpoint, with a panoramic view over lakes Val and Chambly and the Herisson valley.

Distance4.03mi Vertical gain+112ft Vertical drop-98ft Duration1h55 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Lapworth - Warwickshire

This delightful circular Warwickshire walk starts from Packwood House, a well known National Trust property, and is designed to give you a flavour of the Millennium Way originally devised by members of the 41 Club taking you across mostly flat countryside with just a few stiles.

Distance3.32mi Vertical gain+499ft Vertical drop-486ft Duration1h55 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Les Baux-de-Provence - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

A short hike around Baux-de-Provence, mostly on good trails. There is a short climb down a well-maintained rocky path. 360° views at the viewpoint (or what remains of it). The Baux cover "every angle" with many panoramic views. Return via the village with the option to pay it a visit.

Distance10.46mi Vertical gain+705ft Vertical drop-712ft Duration5h20 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Jouy-aux-Arches - 57 - Moselle

A beautiful circuit along the Mosel through the charming villages bordering it, namely:
Jouy-aux-Arches, Corny-sur-Moselle, Novéant-sur-Moselle, Dornot and Ancy-sur-Moselle.

Distance3.5mi Vertical gain+233ft Vertical drop-236ft Duration1h45 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting point in Le Castellet (Var) - 83 - Var
A circular walk around Tarn Hows
Distance1.63mi Vertical gain+144ft Vertical drop-148ft Duration0h50 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting 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.

Distance7.13mi Vertical gain+1135ft Vertical drop-1135ft Duration4h05 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Conistone with Kilnsey - North Yorkshire

This Yorkshire Dales walk traverses some fine limestone scenery above Wharfedale. The start is near the village of Conistone and the route takes you high above the dale to enjoy some wonderful views. A section of the Dales Way is used for this walk.

Walking Lea Riber Tansley (Download : PDF)
Distance7.08mi Vertical gain+1122ft Vertical drop-1115ft Duration4h05 Average Average
Starting pointStarting 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.

Distance8.89mi Vertical gain+768ft Vertical drop-741ft Duration4h40 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Taddington - Derbyshire

A circular Peak District Walk that inclues a number of the highlights of the area to the west of Bakewell. The route includes sections along the River Wye, visits Monsal Head, uses a section of the Monsal Trail and Great Shacklow Wood. The walk does have a sting in the tail as there is a lengthy ascent towards the end of the walk.

Distance6.4mi Vertical gain+430ft Vertical drop-436ft Duration3h15 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Masham - North Yorkshire

A pleasant North Yorkshire walk that starts from the brewing town of Masham. The outward route follows the banks of the River Ure. The return uses paths and lanes to return via Nutwith Common.

Walking Petit Tuny (Download : PDF)
Distance8.17mi Vertical gain+1952ft Vertical drop-1936ft Duration5h10 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Gémenos - 13 - Bouches-du-Rhône

This trail is another way of getting to the Petit Tuny hut. On this trail, you stay off the DFCI tracks as much as possible, by taking non-waymarked paths instead. At the highest point of the route, you will have a wonderful view over Garlaban, the Huveaune Valley and Bertagne Peak.

Distance5.18mi Vertical gain+843ft Vertical drop-814ft Duration3h00 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Tourves - 83 - Var

A beautiful hike in the hills of Tourves.
A remarkable view over the Saint-Maximin plains and the mountain La Loube.
Wonderful opportunity to discover and tour the Saint-Probace Chapel

Distance8.08mi Vertical gain+325ft Vertical drop-295ft Duration3h55 Easy Easy
Starting pointStarting 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.

Distance10.42mi Vertical gain+650ft Vertical drop-630ft Duration5h15 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Silkstone - South Yorkshire

This Barnsley walk starts in Silkstone and includes an old waggonway, the Cannon Hall country park and sections of the Barnsley Boundary Walk and the Penistone Boundary Walk.