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Best trails in England

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Ready to check out the best trails in England? AllTrails has 6,994 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Whether you're looking for the best trails in Peak District National Park or Yorkshire Dales National Park or for trails in Staffordshire, North Yorkshire or Cumbria - we've got you covered. If you're looking for great state park trails check out Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Surrey or Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Wiltshire. Or for some great local park options, check out Windsor Great Park near Surrey or Epping Forest near London. Ready for some activity? There are 3,586 moderate trails in England ranging from 0.7 to 205.2 miles and from 0 to 3,133 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Castleton, Mam Tor and The Great Ridge Walk
Peak District National Park
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Length: 7.9 mi • Est. 4 h 28 m
This ridge walk offers amazing views of Edale Valley, Hope Valley, and the edge of Kinder Scout. Leaving from the car park, turn left towards the main road and then right towards the path past the hostel. You will make your way up to the summit of Mam Tor. After leaving Mam Tor, continue on the path to Hollins Cross. Several paths meet here so be sure to keep straight towards Black Tor, crossing a stile and reaching its summit. You will then keep on the path to Lose Hill Pike which offers spectacular views. From here, continue on to Castleton. You will turn right after Spring Bank and follow the path. There will be a few more stiles before meeting a paved lane into Castleton. After passing through Castleton, you will make your way onto the path Cave Dale at the end of Back Street on Bargate. You will cross several caves on your way back to the car park including Nettle Pot. Please note that there are no restrooms near this trailhead.Show more
#2 - Ingleton Waterfalls
Yorkshire Dales National Park
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 1 h 44 m
The circular route is one of the most popular walks in the Dales. Once you leave the carpark, the walk takes you through beautiful woodland before climbing through the collection of waterfalls. There is a well defined footpath which runs close to the edge of the two rivers and steps to climb. Dogs must be kept on a lead in certain areas, especially when crossing farmland. This walk features beautiful nature and geological features, such as Thornton Force. This area has been designed as a Site of Special Scientific Interest by Natural England. Entrance Fee: £7 - Adults £3 - Under 16Show more
#3 - Malham Tarn via Gordale Scar
Yorkshire Dales National Park
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Length: 7.6 mi • Est. 3 h 59 m
A circular and very challenging walk, passing through some wonderful limestone scenery as it visits the iconic Yorkshire Dales sites of Janet's Foss, Gordale Scar, Malham Tarn and Malham Cove. With beautiful waterfalls, a lake, a limestone pavement and an impressive natural cove you will be spoiled with natural delights along the way. The walk follows a mixture of roads and dale footpaths. There are several climbs and descents throughout. You will need to negotiate flights of steps, kissing gates, gates and a few stiles (of various designs, including stone wall stiles and ladder stiles). The challenging part of the walk is a scramble up Gordale Scar - a rocky climb which is suitable only for experienced walkers and should NOT be attempted after periods of heavy rain (when the waterfall can be flowing strongly) or in icy conditions. You will be sharing much of the open moorland with free roaming sheep. Allow 4 hours.Show more
#4 - Kinder Scout and Kinder Downfall
Peak District National Park
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Length: 8.5 mi • Est. 4 h 24 m
A fantastic circular hill walk retracing the steps of the famous Kinder Scout mass trespass. Follow to the path up William Clough to Penine Way along the plateau edge. Next, pass the Kinder Downfall and Kinder Low completing the loop. Show more
#5 - Dove Stone Reservoir Circular Walk
Peak District National Park
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Length: 8.2 mi • Est. 4 h 19 m
Note: As of September 18, 2020 users have reported that the art of the track around Yeoman Hey Reservoir is not accessible - a huge message saying "Danger, Shooting in progress, Footpath temporarily closed". Instead you can cross over between the reservoirs and take a route up (quite steep), it will lead you back to the main track. Admission is free, but donations are encouraged. Parking is pay-and-display, unless you are a Blue Badge holder or RSPB member. Parking cost: 60 pounds/3 hours, or 1.30 pounds for the day. Amazing walk with stunning views, a waterfall, and rock formations. Note that the scramble to the waterfall may be difficult for some. Users report that this trail does get packed during peak hours.Show more
#6 - The Roaches and Lud's Church Circular Walk
Peak District National Park
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Length: 7.6 mi • Est. 4 h 3 m
From the road, climb about 500 ft to the ridge. Hike along the ridge and get great views of East Cheshire, The Staffordshire Dales, and sights such as Bosley Cloud (also a good hike), and Kinder Scout. Descend through a pasture, and follow sign left to Lud's Church. This not a physical church but a 60 ft deep chasm that was used in the 14th century as a meeting place by the Lollard sect. There is much in Wikipedia on both the Lollards and Lud's Church.Show more
#7 - Baslow Circular Walk via Curbar Edge and Froggatt
Peak District National Park
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Length: 7.7 mi • Est. 4 h 9 m
#8 - Kinder Scout and Mam Tor Circular
Peak District National Park
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Length: 10.7 mi • Est. 5 h 17 m
You will find arguably one of the best views in England from the summit of this trail. Located in the Dark Peak area of the National Park, the Kinder Scout and Mam Tor Circular has amazing scenery and varied terrain. Show more
#9 - Kinder Scout from Edale
Peak District National Park
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Length: 8.9 mi • Est. 4 h 48 m
This path begins with a steady climb into a scramble on your way to the moors up a river bed. There is a clear path on the top of the moors until the right turn toward Kinder Scout. There are no marked paths after this point (make sure to download the AllTrails map). The moors are hard; deep drops to boggy bottoms then short climbs to get out of the stream beds before reaching Pennie Way. From here, the rest of the route is easy.Show more
#10 - Yorkshire Three Peaks
Yorkshire Dales National Park
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Length: 24.5 mi • Est. Multi-day
This trail covers the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough which form part of the Pennine Range. The Three Peaks challenge is the most iconic walk in the Yorkshire Dales taking in the three highest mountains in the area. Be prepared for the hike to take 14 hours due to steep climbs and the long distances between the peaks.Show more
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