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Cathedrals are an intrinsic part of the history of many UK 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 the 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 the best-loved cathedrals.

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A lovely walk with lots of off lead time.

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14 days ago

Love this area for running I use it a lot can be busy at times but just a all round fun place to run lots of opportunities to do sprint runs and other stuff but love it

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1 month ago

Town walk around Exeter. Though there was some interesting buildings on route with history dating back to the 12th century it was difficult to stay on planned route as information seemed inaccurate so we had to deviate in places. The ship Inn was decent I had a meal and drink. The prices are reasonable and nice atmosphere. This is not my favourite route, hence 3 star review.

Great walk, absolutely beautiful. 100% recommend

3 months ago

Took us just under two hours, lovely walk if you want to see Winchester in a couple of hours! Brilliant views from the top of St Catherine’s Hill. We started the loop at the bottom of St Catherine’s Hill rather than in the town centre (there’s a small, free car park there). Plenty of places to stop in the town centre for a quick drink!

I would recommend this to anyone who would like to see Winchester in an afternoon. This trail has it all and at the beginning/end you can incorporate the cathedral. No need to start from the station, anywhere in the city centre is fine. For a shorter version there is a car park on Garnier road.

Great walk, no mud, two mid walk pubs and pretty thatched cottages to see too! Had a stroll round Chichester afterwards, recommend this for a lovely day out!

A lovely walk, instructions easy to follow again, a very easy walk

I come to Winchester and St Catherine's all the time but was nice to experience it as a walk rather than two separate things to do. Thanks!

Saturday, June 02, 2018

Good walk - 2nd half slightly muddy but not too bad. Decided to stop off for lunch at the Earl of March - very nice! Took us about an hour and 10 mins to get to the Earl Of March so a good halfway point. Thanks!

Thursday, May 03, 2018

I love St. Catherine's Hill but I have to say its beauty is now spoilt by continuous motorway noise.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Having seen the cathedral many times instead we opted to walk the North Walls instead. It's easily navigable on the map.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Loved the walk and easy to follow directions. Very muddy so boots are essential.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Very nice walk with good paths.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

We walked the majority of the walk, which we enjoyed. However the ferry mentioned only runs part of the year and cannot be relied on. We used the nearby bridge to complete that portion of the walk. ADMIN RESPONSE: Thank you for letting us know about the chain ferry. We have added a note within the walk directions, to let people know that they may need to use a bridge instead.

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