Explore the most popular partially paved trails in England with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Pleasant walk but badly sign posted, on arrival nothing to let you know where to start, had to ask locals. Along the route also a bit of a guessing game, thank goodness for GPS otherwise very easy to get lost. This is in a Hunting area so get the feeling they don’t want walkers around, came across hunting kennels on route and they didn’t seem too happy to see us! Good views and varied scenery, streams, moors, woods and old Meltham Railway line.

Walking tow-path for over 7 miles.

hiking
13 days ago

Stonehenge is a must see if you are in the UK. My friends and I choose to hike to the stones as it was overly priced to ride the bus to the top. We parked in the visitor area and it wasn’t expensive to park and didn’t require any reservations.. We began our hike by walking behind the bus stop near the gift store. On our hike we were able to explore and got to see some pretty fields that the people on the bus wouldn’t have been able to see. Once we got to the stones we were approximately 50 feet from them. The people who paid to ride to the bus wasn’t much closer to the stones than we were. The hike was about 2 miles. If you’re able to walk trials I would recommend it as I’m sure you’ll be glad you did. I would also recommend wearing comfortable shoes as there are rock on the trial and some incline.

trail running
22 days ago

lovely trail with amazing views

I was pleasantly surprised by this trail. It is a beautiful and extremely well-kept area. Considering there is a housing estate built around this area, the wildlife is amazing. I was followed by a number of squirrels! Fantastic walk.

hiking
2 months ago

Definitely the park has a noteworthy engraving in the fabric of the Old Londtra, it seems - and it is - a common good; in fact, there are thousands of people who use it daily but in reality things are different. The Park is a good of the Kingdom and is usable by all subjects. It has been possible to preserve it over time thanks to the noble hierarchy that was ascribed (Henry VIII, 1536) with extreme ease immeasurable (monasteries) goods and which have now remained untouched but usable by all. Good? in the end yes: a lung of over 250 hectares in the middle of the city!

Nice in parts. Went anti clockwise so to get the long road out of the way. The route then took us through the golf course which requires following the red line on the phone very carefully as there is no path and it rather alarmingly took us across two fairways where fortunately no one was playing a shot. Then back onto busy roads and so the first 30 minutes was not great. After that it was mainly pretty countryside interspersed with occasional bits of motorway and A road. Going anticlockwise means the one big steep hill is down rather than up.
At the end there was a sense that you never really properly escaped the metropolis but it had its moments.

Make it circular

We have walked this trail numerous times and it is one of my favourite walks. We usually end up in the pub! The kids love the llamas!

hiking
2 months ago

This is the BEST FREE way to see Stonehenge. Parking at the visitor center and lot requires prior booking and can be VERY expensive. There are trails all across the surrounding fields and area that you can use. This one is the best and easiest.

It also allows access to trails that can get you to Woodhenge and the nearby neolithic burial mounds. It also allows you to see the Stones outside of normal visitor hours.

Park on the side of Willoughby Rd near the intersection with Fargo Road. From there walk straight down Byway 12. (You'll pass the neolithic burial mounds on your right.)

Walk all the way to where the buses are letting people off and go through the gate.

You'll walk along a dirt path about .2 miles next to the sidewalk that paying visitors are using. You can get about 50 feet from the stones.

Total trip is about 2-2.5 miles. (You'll notice from this recording that we went in a wrong gate and had to backtrack.)

Garmin Activity:
https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/3086886233

walking
3 months ago

A definite challenge! Rated as moderate but some of the climbs were harsh! Beautiful scenery, we almost missed kits Coty but glad we found it before we walked right past! The end stretch along a main road is disappointing but we managed a short divert through woodland to take away the traffic and noise!

mountain biking
3 months ago

great place to run, walk or cycle, cafe at Hassop station and lots to do in Bakewell

Really lovely walk especially the North Downs way, liked the information points, living nearby, I found out things I didn’t know about the area!

Great walk. Saw reindeer which was unexpected

This 7.5KM loop primarily utilises public footpaths and very little paved roads so the experience and challenge can be very weather dependent. Part River Severn adjacent and part snaking through fields, this route offers a pleasing variety of scenery as well a varying physical challenge depending on the level of vigour applied.

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