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Experience the great outdoors with some fantastic walks in England

What better way to explore your surroundings than on foot? Discover the best walking opportunities in England with our useful walking guide. Find the most picturesque routes and enjoy the best of the scenery England has to offer.

Whether you are looking for barren moors or dramatic peaks, rolling hills or boggy marshland, golden beaches or ancient forests, with 10 diverse National Parks and 30 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, there are an array of scenic walks in England to suit every taste.

Take a trip to the Peak District, one of the most evocative landscapes in the country, full of historic buildings, empty moors and dry-stone dykes. Climb Stanage Edge, a gritstone escarpment that’s highest point reaches 458 metres above sea level. Once at the top, relax and take advantage of the fantastic views over the moors and valleys below. Feel free to bring along any well-behaved four-legged friends, this is one of the many popular dog walks in England.

The English coast varies dramatically from county to county, so whether you are looking for sandy stretches of beach, fascinating limestone cliffs, varied wildlife or historical treasures, you will definitely find the perfect coastal walk in England for you. Popular choices include the Lizard Peninsula in Cornwall, the Jurassic Coast in Dorset, Whitehaven in Cumbria and Lindisfarne and Holy Island in Northumberland.

  • Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary Walk, feature

    Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary Walk


    1.8 miles


    The Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary is a great day trip in the New Forest National Park. Its strolling grounds are superb for seeing wildlife.

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  • The B3135 road from Cheddar to Ashwick running through Cheddar Gorge

    Cheddar Gorge Circular Walk

    2h 18m

    3.6 miles


    A challenging but rewarding hike in an AONB. Explore England’s largest gorge nestled in the Mendip Hills, brimming with specialised plants and wildlife.

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  • Dovestone Reservoir Circular, Feature

    Dovestone Reservoir Walk

    1h 8m

    2.6 miles


    A picturesque Dove Stone Reservoir Walk takes you through the Chew Hills and Dove Stone Moss for an easy round of the reservoir, with views of the Peak District National Park.

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  • Lizard Peninsula Walk

    Lizard Peninsula Walk

    3h 35m

    8.4 miles


    The Lizard Peninsula Walk is an exceptional opportunity to uncover rare geology accompanied by flourishing fauna and an abundance of nature. You can look forward to spectacular views too!

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  • Loughrigg Fell Circular Walk

    4h 14m

    7.6 miles


    If you’re looking for a moderate walk right from the small town of Ambleside, Loughrigg Fell Circular offers lovely views of Grasmere, Windermere and Rydal Water!

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    Mam Tor

    Mam Tor is one of the more famous routes in the Peak District and is popular with both hikers and cyclists. The 5-mile trail takes in the summit of the 517-metre-high Bronze Age hill, granting visitors a spectacular view of the surrounding scenery.

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  • Pendle Hill Walk, Feature

    Pendle Hill Walk

    2h 40m

    4.7 miles


    Looking for a Lancashire hike to remember? Come and embark on the Pendle Hill Walk, a beautiful trail in Ribble Valley.

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  • Rudyard lake, feature image

    Rudyard Lake Walk

    2h 21m

    5.2 miles


    A fantastic stroll around Rudyard Lake with lovely views and some of the best scenery in Staffordshire. If you’re looking for a great day out, there’s plenty to do besides go for a good walk, such as boating, sailing, and fishing.

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  • Scadbury Park, feature

    Scadbury Park



    2.5 miles


    Embark on an adventure amidst a variety of plants and animals with this moderate route at Scadbury.

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  • Small group of walkers on Scafell Pike with Lake District hills in background

    Scafell Pike Circular Walk

    5h 24m

    7.2 miles


    England’s highest mountain, Scafell Pike was donated to the National Trust in 1919 in memory of those who died in the First World War, to give the public the freedom to explore the mountains.

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