External Links to General Walking Sites

During my work on this site I have visited other walking sites for inspiration, ideas and in the search for good and interesting walks. I recommend the best of the sites on this page. I have also included sub-categories to make your search easier. 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.

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Open Paths and Trails Primarily an easily browsable inventory of over 2,000 named paths, trails and related walks and ways described by nature agencies, heritage organizations, walking groups, tourism bodies, local authorities, walking enthusiasts and so on. Each entry is allocated to the relevant UK country, English region, historic county or local government district/unitary authority.

Sherpa Expeditions offer a range of self-guided inn-to-inn walking and cycling tours including the most popular Walkers' Britain programme which has over 25 itineraries to choose from. We pride ourselves on our detailed route notes, maps, pre-departure information and service provided. We choose where available locally owned and operated B&Bs, hotels and inns to provide you with a charming local experience.

Wild Yorkshire Way is a "hop on, hop off" circular walk of over 500 miles, taking in some of Yorkshire's finest scenery, including parts of the Pennine Way, Three Peaks, Coast to Coast, Cleveland Way, Wolds Way and Trans Pennine Trail. You can tackle the entire route, sections, or day walks to complete the route. The Way prefers high and wild terrain wherever possible, although the hardest sections usually have easier alternatives. You will notice that several day walks start and end at pubs, which is of course entirely intentional.

Northern Eye Books Modern, award-winning, pocket size walking books for the Lake District, Peak District, Yorkshire Dales and other UK National Parks, Cheshire and Wales. We also publish the Official Guides to the Wales Coast Path and popular Top 10 Walks series.

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.

Archaeoroutes are a range of routes, mostly in wild places, which visit archaeological sites in the wilds of Britain. They include pictures and descriptions of the sites as well as historical information. They are available in a range of formats including paperback, Kindle ebook, PDF and geotagged Viewranger routes.

CampsitesUK is about making it easy to find and book great campsites, caravan and holiday parks. Practically all are walking friendly.

The Green Guide to Responsible Camping summarises "in this resource on green and responsible camping, we offer some basic rules, tips, and useful advice to help you minimise the environmental impact of your pitch in the wild, and help preserve the unspoiled beauty of the British countryside as a happy, responsible camper"

Great Treks is an independent source for information about trekking around the world. For 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.

Hillwalk Tours offer self-guided walking holidays in Ireland, Scotland and England. In addition the company offer walking holidays along the Coast to Coast path.

Alan Rogers - The Rules of Wild Camping A resource with useful introductory information for people interested in Wild Camping around The UK and Europe. Offers tips on preparing for a Wild Camping trip and adopting an eco-friendly "Leave no trace" attitude and approach towards nature.

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.

Masarnen Ramblers are Dave & Angie Walsh and their dog Fudge. Living in Mid Wales near the Brecon Beacons, they are recently retired after both enjoying long careers in the Royal Navy. Dave & Angie’s site contains not just details of their Long Distance Journals but lots of other walks around the UK, particularly in the Lake District.

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

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.

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.

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.

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 unspoiled 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.

Trekking in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco - Trekking trips in the high mountains and hiking tours around Berber villages and valleys in the high Atlas. Climbing Mount Toubkal in winter and summer. Sahara Desert tours and excursions from Marrakech. Ski touring trips in high Atlas in winter.

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