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Some of the greatest writers were inspired by the natural landscapes around them. It's no surprise that the literary greats find their voices among the great outdoors as their hearts were stirred. Why not follow in the footsteps of writers and poets with this collection of literary walks? From Winnie-the-Pooh to Dracula, Jane Eyre to Sherlock Holmes and Merlin to Gandalf, some of our best-loved characters have their roots in England’s towns, villages and countryside. Pick your favorite or schedule all 16 into your adventures this year. Who knows, a walk might even inspire you to pen a classic novel of your own.

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Charlotte Serjent reviewed Tintagel and Barras Nose Walk
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Beautiful walk

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Dovilė Pilotaitė reviewed Ashdown Forest Walk
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James Aidoo-Baidoe reviewed Bronte Waterfalls
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Barbara Sousa reviewed Grantchester Village and Meadows
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We went in June. It rained allllllll day, none stop, didn't ruin the walk. Very pretty. Looking forward to an Autumn stroll to see the colours.

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Ben Wasley reviewed Ashdown Forest Walk
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Lynda Archibald reviewed Bronte Waterfalls
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WalkingGreat!

Pretty easy, boggy in places. Probably not suitable for pushchairs but small children would enjoy the walk to the water which is at the moment, nice and shallow for paddling. Glorious views. Ground nesting birds to watch out for!

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Cansu Kurt reviewed Lawrence of Arabia Trail
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HikingRocky

The main down side is that majority of the trail is open to cars and some bits is a main road with no appropriate walking path

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Great views, moderate difficulty. Will go again

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Perfect. Excellent description, flat for the most part, surface mostly OK, and a pub half-way round. Thank you!

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A little boring The navigation takes you to one point and says to the walk to the start... which is actually a free car park so could have parked at the start

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Fabulous trail. Worth parking at Brighton Marina (maximum 4 hours stay, but FREE!) - walk along the Boardwalk and you can get out and walk along the Undercliffe path from there. Adds about half a mile on to each end of the walk.

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Nice circular walk taking in both sea and countryside. The overcliff is a bit samey so try taking a Brighton Bike Share bike along that part of the trail, leaving it in the bike racks at Rottingdean.

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Rebecca Manley reviewed Bronte Waterfalls
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Nice afternoon walk for the family, boggy in places but mostly what you would expect from a walk on the moors

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Melony Lockhart reviewed Whitby Dracula Trail
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Amazing views. Great walk. Would definitely recommend. Lots of interesting bits along the way. Look out for the original abbey walls as you go down the public footpath under the telephone wires.

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Harriet Sullivan reviewed Ashdown Forest Walk
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good trail with some lovely wooded parts and a good explore of the villages. The part in Farringdon is all on the road (note for dog walkers) but lovely.

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Daniel Richardson reviewed Marsden Bay and Cleadon Hills
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Great walk with lovely views

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Thom S reviewed Lawrence of Arabia Trail
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Avoid this during school holidays if you’re after a peaceful stroll. There are two campsites in the area and so lots of family/children etc as well as general people walking and cycling (part of this is on a cycle network route). Not particularly dog friendly either as a large portion of this walk is on trails where cars also travel down (felt like a constant stream of them this afternoon) so lots of stepping onto the verge and waiting for them to pass with some cars not really caring to slow down much and leaving clouds of dust/sand in their wake. The forestry commission section near Clouds Hill is worth a visit and is off the section where cars can go. Be aware this section has horse riders using it too - so best to keep dogs on a lead plus lots of fresh horse poo everywhere! Nice place called The Walled Garden in Moreton to visit and is free entry (donations welcome) - again, don’t go during school hols as it’s naturally a popular place for families to head to and gets very busy plus big queues for the cafe going outside. They were only accepting bookings only we found out when we arrived - so best to check online or call them in advance if you want some grub. All in all - if you can’t tell already - a bit of a disappointing walk for me a my little dog today! But, I can imagine this would be a great walk just perhaps at a different time of year.

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James Dyson reviewed Bronte Waterfalls
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Ok, nice views

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Meg Vicentine reviewed Tintagel and Barras Nose Walk
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Tintagel is beautiful, no matter the weather. The area is gorgeous, good mix of terrain and scenery. Dog friendly, including inside the castle.

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Conor Pinkney reviewed Marsden Bay and Cleadon Hills
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Barbara Jaskulska reviewed Ampthill and Maulden Circular
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Great walk, beautiful views

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Nice trail takes takes on areas that I never knew existed - after even living here for over 13 years. Some parts seem a bit dodgy - like the crossover the bridge but all in all its a good walk.

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Han Solo reviewed Ashdown Forest Walk
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Lovely.

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Nice walk but easy to get lost in the woods. Be sure to have your GPS.

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WalkingGreat!

Great circular walk - the Rose and Crown pub is just bang in the middle so it makes it a great place for a rest. The description is very easy to follow

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Mark Hughes reviewed Bronte Waterfalls
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Great walk not to difficult lovely views!!

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