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Recreation Walking

Anglo-German Walks

Offers a chance to get to know and go hiking with German and English speaking ramblers, by organising a programme of walks in Germany and the UK.

Backpacking In Britain

Personal site logging many walks with descriptions and photographs.

Boots and Paws

Details of dog friendly walks, photography, places to visit and accommodation from around the UK and Ireland.

Car Free Walks

Source of walking route guides that encourage people to explore the UK countryside without the need to take their car.

Discovering Britain

Showcasing a variety of geographically themed walks around Britain.

A walking portal, with a library of routes, advice, ideas, and interactive resources.

Gorge Walking Wales

Offers a programme of gorge walks in the Brecon Beacons; includes prices, contacts, and practical information about accommodation for visitors.

Offers a UK-wide directory of walks and walking events, with a newsletter.

Happy Hiker

A keen walker provides a library of walks around England and Wales, with maps, GPS downloads, photos, and a collection of advice resources.

Heritage Paths Project

Works to identify, research, and promote historic paths of all sorts in Scotland, from Roman roads to drove roads; includes an expanding gazetteer with access information, learning resources, and contacts.

Hiking and Backpacking in Scotland

Provides maps and guides for a number of long walks, day walks, and an overview of Scotland's official long distance paths.

John and Anne Nuttall

Manchester Evening News columnists and authors of number of books about walking and climbing; includes photo galleries, lists, details of their lectures, and a range of resources.

Kinder Trespass

Commemorates the mass trespass of Kinder Scout by ramblers in April, 1932, and the part it played in establishing National Parks and opening up access to moorland and countryside across the UK; includes a history, resources, and a trail.

Lakeland Walks

Provides a walking diary about the walks of a group of friends as they walk around the English Lake District.

Ministry of Defence Access and Recreation

A guide to access and walking opportunities on Defence land; includes a gazetteer, organised by region.

National Trust: Walking

- Features information from the National Trust about walks on and near its properties, including a selection of themed walks and car-free walks.

One Foot

Presents a photo diary of walks in the English Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and on the Limestone Fringe.

Paths for All Partnership

Established to create local path networks throughout Scotland; offers information about their projects, news, events, and training.

Peak Walker

Photo diary of Angela Clarke's walks, illustrating the different moods and beauty of the English landscape and in particular that of the Peak District.

A walking and rambling information resource for England and Wales, with links, and listings of national and regional long-distance paths, and festivals.


Official site of the BBC Radio 4 programme about walking in the UK; includes a library of podcasts and an archive of walks covered.

Red Rope

National walking and climbing club, the club has socialist, left-wing and alternative roots and is still organised with socialist and green ethics in mind.

Share the Fell Walking Experience

Walk descriptions and photographs from the Lake District fells, Scottish and Welsh mountains and other hills in England.

Social Hiking

Offers a free mobile phone app to extend the functionality of ViewRanger and allow walkers to share their progress live on a map with embedded tweets, photos, blog posts and audio clips. Includes a collection of featured routes and examples of its use. socialhiking

TGO (The Great Outdoors)

A monthly magazine for the independent hillwalker and backpacker. Includes a gazetteer of walks, articles and features, news, and details of their annual TGO Challenge, the world's only organised backpack.

Trek & Mountain Magazine

Dedicated trekking and mountaineering magazine covering worldwide trekking, hiking, backpacking plus alpine, winter and high altitude mountaineering. trekandmountain

UK Walking & Hiking Forum

Forum for discussing all aspects of country walking and hiking in the UK with boards for general chat, gear, long distance trails, and all the popular UK walking destinations.


Designs tailor-made walking routes for the community, workplace and school, to encourage local communities to become more active; with details of their services, resources, and contacts.


Online edition of the magazine of the Ramblers; includes news and features, covering walking, geocaching, events and festivals, reviews, and walking routes. Includes subscription details.

Walk North Wales -

A keen walker and photographer provides a library of walks and cycling routes in the area, with maps, elevation profiles and GPS files.

Walkers are Welcome

Network of eighteen towns across the UK of interest to walkers; includes case studies and resources.

Walking and Hiking

Specialist advice site offers tips and advice on trekking and rambling in safety.

Walking Britain

Dedicated to enjoyment of the footpaths of Britain, with thousands of pages of resources, maps and information.

The Walking Englishman

Contains extensive walking resources including guides, maps and journals for both long distance and shorter walks across England.

Walking for Health

Encourages people to become physically active in their local communities by supporting a network of health walk schemes across England, offering regular short walks over easy terrain with trained walk leaders.

Walking in England

Presents hundreds of downloadable walking maps and routes.

Walking World

Community offering access to thousands of user contributed walking routes around Britain.

Offers an interactive mapping service to find walking routes in a number of UK cities, getting people walking for all/part of any given journey. Includes a FAQ and contacts.

Walks with Buggies

Provides information on walking routes around the UK that are suitable for parents with buggies and young children.

Walks with Wheelchairs

A directory of walking routes suitable for wheelchair users throughout the UK.


A resource for walkers in the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District, with the author's own walks, maps, accommodation listings, and information about long-distance walks and challenges.

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