|100's of walks on the web's free walking resource|
|During my work on this site I have visited other
walking sites for inspiration, ideas and in the basic searching for good
and interesting walks. I recommend these sites to anybody looking for
information or indeed for good reading on the subject of countryside and
hill walking. I am currently updating this section to include sub-categories.
For example if you wish to view personal reports of peoples experiences during the Coast to Coast walk
or Pennine Way Walk, or view other specific categories then click the relevant link below. Otherwise
view the other links on this page.
Coast to Coast Journals
Pennine Way Journals
Long Distance Paths Journals
Walking Enthusiasts Sites: Lake District
Walking Enthusiasts Sites: Yorkshire Dales & North York Moors
Walking Enthusiasts Sites: Other Areas of Great Britain
Walking Skills and Competence websites
Walking Gear and Equipment
Landscape Photography, Painting & Art
General Guides to Walking Regions of Great Britain
General Guides to International Walking Regions
|General Walking Sites
Get Walking Keep Walking promotes walking in urban areas. The Ramblers promoted lottery funded website targets inactive people and those with health problems, offering free short led walks, DIY Get Walking packs and step counters. It is highly recommended by the Walking Englishman for encouraging people to get walking an enjoy the obvious benefits.
Great Treks is an independent source for information about hiking / trekking around the world. If you are planning your trip or just having an armchair journey, you will find backpacks full of information, spectacular photos and gripping first hand accounts of some of the worlds best treks and multiday hikes.
The Northern Climbers This website is full of enthusiasm. It is a diary of the adventures of three Newcastle lads that have found a passion in climbing. The website is their way of sharing their experiences with the world and their wish is that we enjoy what we see and read on the website.
Halsway Manor National Centre for the Folk Arts, Somerset We provide guided walking holidays throughout the year. Our June event includes days of walking and evenings of traditional dancing. Our holidays are suitable for individuals, couples, groups and clubs. Our knowledgeable local guides all share a deep love of the area, and can offer you an insight into its landscape, history and wildlife, as well as introducing you to the lesser known routes that guide books leave out!
Dave's Big Walk - The remarkable account of a 73 year Dave Wilson's epic walk around England and the thoughts and memories that surface during the long, lonely hours of distance walking.
Around Millington - Around Millington is a photographic record of village life, village events, visitors (in their increasing numbers) and visiting activities, ordinary days, special days and the Yorkshire Wolds scenery. Over time the website will build an album of country life in and around the East Yorkshire village of Millington.
West Coast Guiding - A relatively new provider of guided walking, scrambling, wild camping, trail and fell running in the Lake District and beyond. Whatever your age, level of fitness or experience, we'll provide a fun and affordable adventure that matches your ambitions and exceeds your expectations.
MJS Walking - Walking and Landscape Photography in Britain - Mark Smiths exciting website. Mark says "I got back into walking in 2009 after visiting memories of walking with parents as a child and with it rediscovered photography, so this website really is a tribute to three things: walking, photography and most importantly, rediscovering the excitement and thirst for life I had as a teenager!" MJS Walking is new with a growing content but each walk comes with downloadable GPD files and guide. Much more planned.
Walks in Cheshire - This very good website provides lots of information of where to visit and what to do in the wonderful county of Cheshire. The site includes a walk section with a wide choice of walks to choose from.
Ali Watson's Log My Walks A completely free site allowing anyone to publish their walking adventures, to share with friends and family or maybe just the world at large. Post photos, maps, points of interest, and even keep a running peaks count. Registration takes seconds so why not take the plunge and log your walk
Will4Adventure - Guided walking weekends and treks, navigation, scrambling and Outdoor First Aid Courses plus Overcome Your Fear of Heights. Perfect for the novice to the budding mountaineer!
The Rambling Badgers - I have to take a bit of the blame for the rise of the Rambling Badger' as Dave Ingham formed the wonderful troupe on the strength of his determination to complete the Yorkshire 2,000 feet hills. Now there is no stopping them as they spread their net over England's wonderful outdoors.
Stile Guru is a blog devoted to the rants and rambles of a weekend walker, testing walks from popular walk books (mainly the Time Out, Rough Guide, Pathfinder and AA guides) in the South East, and occasionally further afield.
Walking Forum - Walking Forum is a forum for discussing all aspects of country walking & hiking in the UK with boards for general chat, gear, long distance trails, and all the popular UK walking destinations. I must say that I am very impressed with this site and the variety of content.
Walks in Yorkshire - From mighty moorland to rolling dales, and a stunning coastline, somewhere in Yorkshire there's the perfect walk for you. Yorkshire can be as mild or as wild as you want, so take your pick from Yorkshire Walks. Download the walks featured in the Stunning Yorkshire Country Walking Calendar 2010.
The Happy Hiker - John Kelly is the Happy Hiker. The purpose of his Happy Hiker website is to provide simple to follow directions for walking various routes, including GPS downloads and to give basic advice on a variety of walking issues. He is doing a good job doing just that.
The Rambling Owl - The site description says "Hello and welcome to The Rambling Owl, a collection of journals written by Mark and Colin Walford as they wander across various bits of the UK. Now, if you are looking for a formal walking guide with lots of helpful directions and great information on tourist attractions you may be disappointed, on the other hand, if you want to have a more personal view of the aches and pains (and of course the fun) of a long distance hike then choose a journal from the Table Of Contents (or from the archives on the left) and enjoy the read!" Quite simply this is my type of site.
Rucksack Readers - Rucksack Readers are guidebooks to some of the finest long-distance walks and most inspiring mountains in the world. They make beautiful souvenirs, with 50-80 colour photographs, and are reliable companions, updated regularly.
Hydration Pack World - Hydration Pack World is the home of product reviews, information and invaluable access to information to ensure never suffering due to dehydration. Avoiding dehydration is a key element to achieving your full potential in sport. By losing just a few percent of your body weight through dehydration will effect your performance. The site has a range of hydration packs and water bottles to make sure your fluid levels are never compromised.
Kirkby Stephen Walkers - Kirkby Stephen nestles in a corner of Cumbria often missed by visitors to the county. The attractive and friendly market town sits on the upper reaches of the River Eden, before it winds its way through the Eden Valley towards the Solway Firth. This site is useful for those who want to enjoy the walking on offer, from challenging fells to quiet riverside strolls. Within easy reach are the Howgill Fells, outlying fells of the Lake District but without the crowds.
Bob Findlow - Bob's site 'Transpeakwalks' is a not for profit voluntary group responsible for organising a programme of 'free to the public' guided walks in and around The Peak National Park. They specialise in linear 'station to station' walks to promote easy access to the National Park via public transport. Their motto is "All are welcome!"
Matt Elliott - Looking for a challenge? How about walking all 15 of the Welsh peaks over 3000ft in 24 hours! Matt's superbly arranged Welsh 3000s Challenge website will explain in detail how to achieve this, with route description, photos, maps and other essential information.
RambleFest - RambleFest lists details of services along long-distance footpaths, including accommodation, camping, where to eat, pubs and bars (with emphasis on real ale pubs), rambling/ camping shops and transport. Ramblefest also provides the facility to buy guidebooks online. Long-distance path photograph galleries and diaries, plus forums are added all the time.
Walking Routes - Want to find a site on walking. If so, go this site and follow the link to the area(s) you want.
Boots and Paws - Dog Friendly Walks, Photography, Places to Visit and Accommodation from around the UK & Ireland.
Reeth in Swaledale - If you want to know anything about Reeth then this is the place to be. Reeth is one of the Yorkshire Dales finest villages with proud traditions. Located in the heart of Swaledale Reeth is one of the national parks 'must visit' places.
RSPB: Birds of Prey - Discover everything about these magnificent birds here. Help the RSPB in their ongoing campaign to protect these wonderful creatures that always stop me in my tracks when I am out walking; I just have to look at them in awe.
Coast to Coast Maps & Guidebooks - An online store specialising in coast to coast maps and guide books.
Scottish Coastal Walk - An account of Gil Campbell's walk around the coastline of Scotland, starting at Berwick on the east coast and finishing at Gretna. A 2500 mile journey. His blog incudes photos and his accounts of the whole journey.
The Fife Coastal Path - A guide to the Fife Coastal Path - from the Forth to the Tay bridges. Sectional guide with points of interest, maps and photos of the route.
Footscapes of Crete - Footscapes offers a range of walks in Crete coupled with modern, comfortable villa accommodation in the beautiful and unspoilt Crete countryside just south of Rethymno.
Walking In Etruria - A lovely site about walking in Etruria - discover Tuscany and surroundings. Walk tours and birding experiences; nature, culture, wine and traditions.
Sheila's Spanish Walking Holidays - Sheila Gard's site focuses on small group guided walking holidays in Axarquia, Andalucia, Southern Spain. The countryside is stunning, with magnificent mountains and beautiful views of the Mediterranean. She also provides day walks and tours from Nerja.
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