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You can see a huge collection of long distance trails, woodland and forest walks, reservoirs, country parks, canal walks, nature reserves, coastal walks, hill climbs and challenging hiking trails near you.

The map will auto detect your location and display markers for each of the walks. Clicking on the marker will then open a popup window with links to the walk details page where you can view Ordnance Survey walk maps, and if you are on a mobile device, a mobile map with location tracking.


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Thixendale8 miles (12.7 km)This circular walk explores the lovely Yorkshire Wolds countryside surrounding the little village of Thixendale in Ryedale. You'll enjoy some beautiful rolling countryside and also pay a visit to the fascinating medieval village of Wharram Percy. The 8 mile walk makes use of the Yorkshire Wolds Way and the Centenary Way, two waymarked trails which run through the area. It includes a few moderate climbs so a reasonable level of fitness is required.
Start the walk from Thixendale and follow the Wolds Way, north east through Cow Wold. You then turn east and head towards the beautiful Deep Dale and Wharram Percy Wold. Here you will find the deserted village which includes a ruined church and a mill pond with the layout of the other buildings visible in the surrounding fields.
The route loops around the site before picking up the Centenary Way toward the pretty Fairy Dale and the Fairy Stones.
Here you turn west, passing Raisthorpe Wold before heading south through the delighful scenery of Court Dale and Water Dale to return to Thixendale. Here you can enjoy refreshments at the Cross Keys pub, which is a regular winner of the localCAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale)awards.
Wharram Percy5 miles (8 km)This circular walk visits the fascinating medieval villageof Wharram Percy in the Yorkshire Wolds. After strolling around the site you'll then pick up sections of the Yorkshire Wolds Way and the Centenary Way to explore the surrounding countryside.
You can start the walk from the car park, just to the east of the village. Follow the footpaths west and you will come to the site which is in a particularly good state of preservation. It dates from the 10th century and includes a ruined church and a mill pond with the layout of the other buildings visible in the surrounding fields. The village was occupied for six centuries before it was abandoned soon after 1500. English Heritage have providedinformation panels and an audio guide which you can download from their website.
As well as the fascinating history, the site is also very pretty with wildflowers in the summer and the surrounding rolling hills to admire.
After exploring the village the route heads south through the lovely Deep Dale before turning east to join up with the Centenary Way. You can follow this north to Wharram le Street which has a noteworthyAnglo-Saxon church. Thenaveand lower part of the west tower were built in the early or mid-11th century, in the last decades before theNorman conquest of England.
The final section loops round past the old Wharram railway station which closed in 1958. You can still see the old station house which is now a private residence.
The route then returns to the medieval village and follows the track back to the car park.
Hunmanby Circular Walk10 miles (16.1 km)This route around Hunmanby makes use of the Wolds Way and Centenary Way to create a fine circular walk. You'll enjoy some splendid coastal scenery around Filey and lovely Yorkshire Wolds countryside for the duration of the walk. The route runs for about 10 miles on reasonably flat paths, with some moderate climbs around Folkton Wold.
The walk starts from the large village of Hunmanby, in the Scarboroughdistrict ofNorth Yorkshire. The route begins by following the Centenary Way north east, through the countryside, to Filey. You then head north along Filey Bay with the option of continuing to the popular Filey Brigg Country Park. Here you will find a long narrow peninsula with steep cliffs and lovely coastal views.
After exploring the coast you then pick up the Wolds Way National Trail to take you west through the town and back into the countryside. The trail leads south west through the village of Muston, before climbing towards Deedle Hill and Folkton Wold. There's some splendid views over the beautiful Wolds countryside from the high points.
You then descend through Stocking Dale where you turn left to pick up the Centenary Way again. This will lead you back into Hunmanby where the walk finishes.
Dedham to Flatford Walk4 miles (7 km)This circular walk takes you from the village of Dedham to the site of Constable's most famous painting at Flatford Mill. It's about a 1.5 mile walk to the site but this circular walk continues into the countryside to the south of Flatford before returning to Dedham. There's wonderful scenery with a lovely riverside stretch along the Stour and fine views of the Dedham Vale AONB throughout. The route will suit most abilities as it takes place on a series of fairly flat footpaths.
Start the walk from the car park in Dedham and head north past Dedham Mill to Dedham Bridge on the River Stour. Here you pick up the Stour Valley Path and follow it east to Flatford Mill. The site includes a series of nice waterside footpaths which you can follow to Willy Lott's Cottage, the location for the painting 'The Hay Wain'. There's also a Grade I listed watermill which dates from the 18th century.
After exploring the site you head south, crossing Dedham Old River before coming to Lower Barn Farm. Here you turn west to follow countryside trails back to Dedham.
Lavenham Circular Walk5 miles (8 km)This circular walk explores the lovely countryside surrounding the Suffolk village of Lavenham. The route runs for about 5 miles, exploring the countryside to the east of Lavenham before visiting the nearby village of Brent Eleigh. It's a fairly flat route with a couple of short climbs, so suitable for most abilities.
Start the walk from the car park at the southern end of the village and follow the footpath north east. You'll pass some of the wonderful half-timbered medieval cottages that the village is famous for. The route then picks up the Clay Lane track to head east past Clay Hill to Spragg's Wood. You then turn south along Hall Lane, leading you into Brent Eleigh. The village has a noteworthy church which dates from the 13th-century and includes a number of 14th century paintings. It's also a good place to stop for refreshments at what is roughly the half way point of the walk. The Cock Inn does a good selection of meals and has a nice outdoor seating area as well.
The route leaves the village, heading south east along Cock Lane. A public footpath then leads west to Bear's Lane Farm where you pick up a country lane to take you back into Lavenham.