Walks of Northern England

Roseberry Topping
Roseberry Topping, one of North Yorkshire's most popular hills

Interactive map of the walks


Walk Miles Description
Spurn Head 1.4 Along sandy beaches rounding the head of a narrow spit of land.
Warkworth, River Coquet and Mill Walk Wood 2.2 A riverside walk to a medieval stronghold and a hidden hermitage.
Duddon Bridge and Furnace Wood 2.5 A woodland and open country walk in south-west lakeland.
Saltburn by the Sea 3.0 Along the Cleveland Coast, a walk on the clifftop above Saltburn by the Sea.
Tynemouth and North Shields 3.0 Along the mouth of the River Tyne from a ruined abbey to a fishing quay.
Chipping and the Fells of Bowland 3.1 Walking along picturesque quiet country lanes in the heart of Lancashire.
Rivington Gardens and Rivington Pike 3.3 Through the Lever Estate to the summit of Rivington Pike.
Holy Island 3.4 An exploration of Lindisfarne, complete with fishing village, castle and priory ruins.
Blanchland, Pennypie, Baybridge and River Derwent 3.4 Explore an elegant Northumberland village set in wild moorland.
Elsdon and the Mote Hills 3.4 A village on the Scottish borders, with a violent past.
Slaidburn, Easington and the Forest of Bowland 3.5 Strolling in a forest of royal hunts and a million oaks.
Blackstone Edge 3.6 Exploring the wild moorland on the edge of industrial Manchester.
Alston, Bleagate and South Tyne Trail 3.6 Ramble by woods and streams through the South Tyne Valley.
Berwick upon Tweed 3.6 Beside a river estuary and through a fortified Elizabethan town.
Askham and Lowther Castle 3.7 A pleasant ramble around Cumbria's largest private country park.
Elterwater, Loughrigg Tarn, Skelwith Bridge and Elter Water 3.7 A short Lakeland walk that visits two very different lakes.
Harbottle, Drake Stone, Harbottle Lake and Low Alwinton 4.0 Woodlands, moors and a river valley on the edge of a National Park.
Halifax, Piece Hall, Beacon Hill and Shibden Hall 4.1 Highlights of Hailifax and Magna Via, following an ancient roadway to a timbered hall.
Bamburgh Castle, Budle Point and Newtown Hill 4.3 From a picturesque castle, a coastal and country walk along Northumberland's Heritage Coast.
Flatts Lane Country Park, Eston Moor and Eston Nab 4.4 The hollow hill, above Eston Moor's old iron mine, woodland and wildlife thrive.
Heptonstall, Hebden Dale, Gibson Mill and Midgehole 4.4 Along old Pennine trade routes and through a fabulous wooded valley.
Ravenglass and Muncaster Mill 4.5 To a steam railway, a castle known as Shakespeare's Fool and a working watermill.
Low Bradfield and High Bradfield 4.5 These peaceful villages were once witness to a devastating local tragedy.
Craster, Embleton Bay and Dunstanburgh Castle 4.5 From a fishing village to a ruined castle on the Northumberland coast.
City of Durham and the River Wear 4.5 A northern cathedral city walk on the banks of the River Wear.
Barnard Castle, River Tees and Egglestone Abbey 4.6 A riverside route from a historic market town to a spectacular abbey ruins.
Hart and High Throston 4.7 A figure of eight walk centered on a church of Saxon origins.
Barley, Pendle Hill and Lower Black Moss Reservoir 4.7 A walk up Pendle Hill and over Lancashire's moorlands.
Helmshore, Musbury Heights and Musbury Tor 4.7 A moorland walk in a former textile area above the Rossendale valley.
Hooton Pagnell and Brodsworth 4.8 Very different country houses, each in a picturesque village.
Holmfirth, Wooldale, Hole Bottom, Jackson Bridge and New Gate 5.2 Last of the summer wine country, a walk through a deep Pennine valley.
Little Salkeld, Lacy's Caves, Glassonby, Long Meg and her Daughters 5.2 The Vale of Eden, unspoilt countryside in north-east Cumbria.
Ilkley and Ilkley Moor 5.3 A walk across open moor with breaktaking views on the edge of a famous Yorkshire town.
Anglezarke, Yarrow, Rivington and High Bullough 5.4 Exploring naturalised Victorian reservoirs on the edge of moorland.
Hesket Newmarket, Caldbeck and Whelpo 5.7 A riverside walk with a remarkable gorge below the northern fells of Cumbria.
Milnthorpe, Hazelslack and Beetham 5.7 Through villages, parkland and woodland to an historic church.
Lancaster, River Lune and Glasson Dock 5.8 A walk along an old railway line beside an estuary.
Housesteads Fort and Hadrian's Wall 5.8 Exploring rugged Northumberland around Housesteads Fort and Hadrian's Wall.
Melbourne, Thornton and Pocklington Canal 5.9 A wildlife walk through a varied lowland landscape.
Hornby, Wray, River Wenning and River Lune 6.1 A walk with two castles and a quiet village where industry once thrived.
Rivelin Valley 6.2 Through the valley where Sheffield's cutlery industry began.
Wirral Country Park, Caldy and Thurstaston 6.3 A gentle walk to superb views of the Dee Estuary and surrounding countryside.
Levens Bridge, River Kent and Sedgwick 6.5 From Levens Hall along the route of the old Lancaster and Kendal canal.
Burton upon Stather, Julian's Bower and Alkborough 6.5 Along an inland cliff top beside the River Trent to an ancient village.
Hornsea and Hornsea Mere 6.7 Discover a wildfowl lake and a Geogrian seaside town.
Kirknewton, Hethpool Linn and Yeavering Bell 7.1 Upland country, a waterfall and a hill fort in the Cheviot Hills.
Uppermill, Saddleworth, Diggle, Castleshaw, Delph and Dobcross 7.2 A walk exploring gritstone villages on the edge of saddleworth Moor.
Ashworth Moor, Naden Brook, Cheesden Brook and Deeply Vale 7.5 An exploration of the remains of small scale industry in spectacular wooded gorges.
Huggate, Frendal Dale and Pasture Dale 7.5 A village, farms and wildlife in Britain's most northerly chalk country.
Cartmel, Holker Hall, Cark and Hampsfell 7.7 A south Cumbria walk around a promontory featuring historic buildings and Morecambe Bay.
Bingley, Five Rise Locks, Saltaire and Shipley Glen 7.8 Walking by Britain's longest artificial waterway to a popular wooded ravine.
Hessle, Humber Bridge, Far Ings Nature Reserve and Barton Waterside 7.9 From a country park to a nature reserve across the Humber Bridge.
Formby, Sefton Coastal Footpath and Formby Point 7.9 Seek out rare species where land and sea battle for supremacy.
Wentworth, Wentworth Woodhouse, Nether Haigh, Hoober and Elsecar 8.0 From the home of earls to the iron works that provided their wealth.
Haworth, Bronte Waterfalls, Stanbury and Oakworth 8.5 A beautiful walk around the country that inspired Wuthering Heights.
Kilnsea and Spurn Head 9.0 There and back on the full length of a narrow spit of land on the edge of Yorkshire.
The Simonside Hills Walk 9.0 A dramatic hike through the remote Simonside Hills in Northumberland.
Marple, Strines, Brook Bottom, Marple Bridge and Compstall 9.3 A waterside and countryside ramble around the empire of a Georgian industrialist.
Flamborough and Flamborough Head 10.0 A walk around a historic headland and smuggler's haunts.
Ulverston, Ulverston Sands, Bardsea and Birkrigg Common 10.0 The fascinating history, natural landscape and wildlife of a corner of Furness.
Silverdale, Warton Crag and RSPB Leighton Moss 11.1 Through rugged coastal countyside to an historic county seat.
Walk Miles
Spurn Head 1.4
Warkworth, River Coquet and Mill Walk Wood 2.2
Duddon Bridge and Furnace Wood 2.5
Saltburn by the Sea 3.0
Tynemouth and North Shields 3.0
Chipping and the Fells of Bowland 3.1
Rivington Gardens and Rivington Pike 3.3
Holy Island 3.4
Blanchland, Pennypie, Baybridge and River Derwent 3.4
Elsdon and the Mote Hills 3.4
Slaidburn, Easington and the Forest of Bowland 3.5
Blackstone Edge 3.6
Alston, Bleagate and South Tyne Trail 3.6
Berwick upon Tweed 3.6
Askham and Lowther Castle 3.7
Elterwater, Loughrigg Tarn, Skelwith Bridge and Elter Water 3.7
Harbottle, Drake Stone, Harbottle Lake and Low Alwinton 4.0
Halifax, Piece Hall, Beacon Hill and Shibden Hall 4.1
Bamburgh Castle, Budle Point and Newtown Hill 4.3
Flatts Lane Country Park, Eston Moor and Eston Nab 4.4
Heptonstall, Hebden Dale, Gibson Mill and Midgehole 4.4
Ravenglass and Muncaster Mill 4.5
Low Bradfield and High Bradfield 4.5
Craster, Embleton Bay and Dunstanburgh Castle 4.5
City of Durham and the River Wear 4.5
Barnard Castle, River Tees and Egglestone Abbey 4.6
Hart and High Throston 4.7
Barley, Pendle Hill and Lower Black Moss Reservoir 4.7
Helmshore, Musbury Heights and Musbury Tor 4.7
Hooton Pagnell and Brodsworth 4.8
Holmfirth, Wooldale, Hole Bottom, Jackson Bridge and New Gate 5.2
Little Salkeld, Lacy's Caves, Glassonby, Long Meg and her Daughters 5.2
Ilkley and Ilkley Moor 5.3
Anglezarke, Yarrow, Rivington and High Bullough 5.4
Hesket Newmarket, Caldbeck and Whelpo 5.7
Milnthorpe, Hazelslack and Beetham 5.7
Lancaster, River Lune and Glasson Dock 5.8
Housesteads Fort and Hadrian's Wall 5.8
Melbourne, Thornton and Pocklington Canal 5.9
Hornby, Wray, River Wenning and River Lune 6.1
Rivelin Valley 6.2
Wirral Country Park, Caldy and Thurstaston 6.3
Levens Bridge, River Kent and Sedgwick 6.5
Burton upon Stather, Julian's Bower and Alkborough 6.5
Hornsea and Hornsea Mere 6.7
Kirknewton, Hethpool Linn and Yeavering Bell 7.1
Uppermill, Saddleworth, Diggle, Castleshaw, Delph and Dobcross 7.2
Ashworth Moor, Naden Brook, Cheesden Brook and Deeply Vale 7.5
Huggate, Frendal Dale and Pasture Dale 7.5
Cartmel, Holker Hall, Cark and Hampsfell 7.7
Bingley, Five Rise Locks, Saltaire and Shipley Glen 7.8
Hessle, Humber Bridge, Far Ings Nature Reserve and Barton Waterside 7.9
Formby, Sefton Coastal Footpath and Formby Point 7.9
Wentworth, Wentworth Woodhouse, Nether Haigh, Hoober and Elsecar 8.0
Haworth, Bronte Waterfalls, Stanbury and Oakworth 8.5
Kilnsea and Spurn Head 9.0
The Simonside Hills Walk 9.0
Marple, Strines, Brook Bottom, Marple Bridge and Compstall 9.3
Flamborough and Flamborough Head 10.0
Ulverston, Ulverston Sands, Bardsea and Birkrigg Common 10.0
Silverdale, Warton Crag and RSPB Leighton Moss 11.1
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