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Hiking and Walking Suggestions for the UK

Here are some great ideas of where to walk in the United Kingdom. The links will take you to a post where you will find walking guides with full turn by turn directions, photos and a map. The walks are also available on the iFootpath app.

 

Ten of the Best: Waterfall Walks

Who doesn’t love a waterfall? They have so many fascinating connections. I can think of hundreds of examples of paintings, poems, photos, novels and films that use these captivating and romantic settings to capture a certain mood. If you are able to visit a waterfall in real life, you will reap the benefits. Waterfalls are proven to enhance your mood and deliver health benefits, so why not try one of the much-loved iFootpath Waterfall Walks…

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Eight of the Best: Walks in Parklands and Gardens

Think of a classic British walk and lots of people think of the vast natural landscapes of moorland and hills, typical of many of our National Parks. However variety is the spice of life and we shouldn’t overlook some of the nation’s parklands and gardens that provide an alternative walkers’ paradise. iFootpath has plenty of routes to discover, here are a few of our personal favourites…

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Seven Walks to Celebrate 60 Years of Beauty in the Surrey Hills

2018 marks the 60th anniversary of the designation of the Surrey Hills as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). As part of the year-long celebrations, the Surrey Hills team has commissioned six beautiful illustrations, capturing some of the iconic views of the Surrey Hills. Here at iFootpath, we are happy to be able to point you in the direction of seven walking guides that will give you chance to see those very same views in real life too…

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Six of the Best: Walks with Chalk Hill Figures

If you’ve never had chance to visit a chalk hill figure, then you are missing out on this enchanting phenomenon which is seen especially in England. The creation of hill figures has been practiced since prehistory and can include human, symbolic and animal forms. Whilst many of the figures are found in the county of Wiltshire, there are also spectacular examples in other counties that are well worth a visit. Here we present six iFootpath walks that allow you to discover some of these chalk hillside emblems…

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Nine of the Best: Cathedral Walks

Cathedrals are an intrinsic part of the history of many of our cities. The sheer scale and elaborate design of these buildings demonstrates the status once held by the church and the efforts that were made in dedicating buildings to faith. Whatever your faith (or none), today they remain glorious landmarks within our cities demonstrating the skills of stonemasons past and present. Here we present nine of the best walks in England that allow you to visit some of our best-loved cathedrals…

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On Track for a Car-Free Walk

It is always nice to hear suggestions from iFootpath walkers and it makes us even happier if it is something we can make a reality. Today we are launching a new search facility on the iFootpath website, allowing you to find all our walks that are accessible by train…

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Ten of the Best: Castle Walks

Be it fairytale or gothic revival, turrets or towers, dragon-filled or the home of royalty, castles come in all shapes and sizes. What they all have in common is their imposing outlines sitting in commanding positions, clearly selling the message about the wealth and power of their owners. If you fancy playing royals for the day, we bring you ten of the best castle walks…

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Six of the Best: Walks with Windmills

Windmills have a certain charm that appeals to us all, kids and big kids alike. With their graceful sails and iconic outline, they are a much-loved part of our countryside. If you fancy getting a fix of wind-powered magic, we bring you six of the best windmill walks in England…

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Discover England’s Great Literary Walks

Some of the greatest writers were inspired by the natural landscapes around them. It’s no surprise to me; we all feel our emotions awakened as we explore the great outdoors and our hearts are stirred. I guess the difference is that, whilst some of us are left speechless by the beauty revealed to us, the literary greats find their voices…

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Twelve of the Best: Walks of Legend and Folklore

Britain has a rich and colourful past. In a country with a long history of human activity, dramatic and varied landscapes and changeable climate, there is no wonder that this past includes so many fanciful tales of legend and folklore. Discover classic tales of knights, outlaws, dragons, wizards, giants, fairies, the devil and even a monstrous horse with these twelve iFootpath Walking Guides…

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Eleven of the Best: TV Location Walks

With the UK having such diverse scenery, architecture and history, it is no wonder that this glorious resource is exploited by the TV and film industries. If you’ve ever fancied walking in the footsteps of Poldark, The Vicar of Dibley or Doc Martin then look no further. We have created a collection of walks that take you on a journey of discovery through the real-life locations of many of your favourite TV shows…

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