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All about walking, whatever your distance, pace or ability.

We love walking and celebrate every walker and every walk – no matter how far, fast or technical. We admire those who go further, faster and higher, but we believe that one person’s first step, on their first walk is as awesome as someone else’s final step on a long distance trail or 214th Wainwright.

Everyone should be able to enjoy walking through the great outdoors and to explore the heritage and culture provided by urban walking.

Whatever your involvement with walking Walking Pace is here for you. We promote good ideas, share knowledge and highlight the experiences of the vast walking community. Powered by access and outdoors enthusiasts Walking Pace works with a range of organisations to promote walking, create new walks and improve access to walking for all.

Latest blogs and articles

Don’t Walk! Dont Walk

Don’t Walk!

At Walking Pace we love walking. We create walks and write, read and talk walking – a lot! But, if you don’t want to walk, then that’s fine with us.

Pennine Odyssey 1b. Wolfscote Dale

Pennine Odyssey

The Pennine Way should actually be called the ‘Pennine and Cheviot Way’ according to Alfred Wainwright, author of the Pennine Way Companion. The route also excludes some of the Pennines

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Insta-walking

Mobile technology has been brilliant for walking. Apps provide walking inspiration and guidance wherever you are, and built in GPS tracking provides easy navigation. Over 20 years ago I first linked

Find your YHA Walk YHA Festival of Walking 2023

Find your YHA Walk

The YHA Festival of Walking 2023 is well under way. Have you chosen your route yet? With 170 routes available there is something for everyone. But how do you choose

YHA Festival of Walking

YHA Festival of Walking

It was great to support the YHA’s Festival of Walking by creating and curating over 180 walks from hostels. We also developed a new approach for grading the walks to help walkers select routes to fit their capabilities.

National Landscapes

As far as challenges go, this is a good one – to visit each of the National landscapes (formerly known as Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty) in England and Wales and to identify a great walk in each.

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Have a look at our walking routes

Rhossili Down Rhossili Down

Rhossili Down

Set in the Gower AONB this is a lovely walk with stunning views from the Wales Coast Path and Rhossili…

Aldeburgh Walking Pace Aldeburgh

Aldeburgh

Set in the Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB this is a delightful walk from Aldeburgh following the River Alde, then…

Hurlstone Point YHA Festival of Walking

Hurlstone Point

A rewarding walk through woodland, picturesque villages, open moorland with coastal views, and the town of Minehead….

Much Wenlock YHA Festival of Walking

Much Wenlock

Along the picturesque River Severn to Much Wenlock, returning through Shropshire countryside….

Broseley YHA Festival of Walking

Broseley

A lovely walk crossing the River Severn to Broseley and returning through a nature reserve….

Axbridge YHA Festival of Walking

Axbridge

A lovely route along an old railway line to a picturesque town and back along quiet country lanes….

Weston YHA Festival of Walking

Weston

A challenging walk with fabulous views, diverse terrain and empty beaches which follows the South West Coast Path before passing…

Mawgan Porth YHA Festival of Walking

Mawgan Porth

Along the South West Coast Path around numerous dramatic and rocky coves with clear blue and turquoise seas to Mawgan…

Padstow YHA Festival of Walking

Padstow

This is a beautiful walk from Treyarnon Bay along the South West Coast Path to Padstow….

Alveston YHA Festival of Walking

Alveston

A lovely short walk to the River Avon and around the village of Alveston….

Picton YHA Festival of Walking

Picton

A gentle walk across fields and along country lanes….

Alcombe YHA Festival of Walking

Alcombe

A pleasant route across Alcombe Common and to the village….

Scalby YHA Festival of Walking

Scalby

A lovely wander around the outskirts of Scalby village and to the coast….

Latrigg YHA Festival of Walking

Latrigg

A walk to a single hilltop with stunning views of Keswick, Derwent Water and the Lake District beyond….

Tarn Hows YHA Festival of Walking

Tarn Hows

This walk heads to the stunning Tarn Hows before passing through picturesque Hawkshead….

Loughrigg Fell YHA Festival of Walking

Loughrigg Fell

A lovely walk including a low level peak providing stunning views across the Lake District, a cave, a country estate…

Rodmell YHA Festival of Walking

Rodmell

A gentle walk along the Ouse and through Sussex villages….

Eyam village YHA Festival of Walking

Eyam village

A walk through the historic village of Eyam, discover the sacrifice locals made to contain the spread of the plague…

Bradford Dale YHA Festival of Walking

Bradford Dale

A walk through the timeless Peak District village of Youlgreave and along picturesque Bradford Dale….

Dovedale YHA Festival of Walking

Dovedale

A wander through the White Peak countryside to a stunning riverside stroll….

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The Boot Guide

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The Boot Guide is an idea for displaying walking route accessibility.

Building on the great work of pioneers in access, and knowing the usefulness of frameworks and checklists from working with Cultural Inclusion & Every Child Should, the Boot Guide suggests an accessibility rating to quickly identify suitable walks. Currently a concept, please add your views.

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Route grading

It was brilliant to work with the YHA to develop a new grading system for walking routes and apply it to over 200 diverse routes including short low-level strolls to massive mountain hikes. 

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Ravenber Way

It is an absolute pleasure to work with the formidable Ron Scholes. Ron is an accomplished long distance walker and route author including an outstanding alternative Coast to Coast, the 210 mile Ravenber Way from Ravenglass to Berwick-upon-Tweed.

Coast to Coast on the Ravenber Way
Walking Events and Festivals
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