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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.
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An image tells a thousand words right? Well this one tells a lot.
It says ‘yey’ I am in the New Forest National Park Authority. Green space. Skies. Nature. Restorative. Tick.
There is so much to do and see in Brighton. Especially following the recent opening of the National Open Water Swimming Centre on Madeira Drive, and more coming soon with
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
The devastation caused to public transport by ripping up much of the UKs rail network has since become a bonus for walkers, horse riders and cyclists. Many miles of remaining
In my late teens and twenties I was a keen walker and climber, but as often happens with hobbies, things got in the way. By the end of 2020 asthma
Despite being a keen walker I explored very little of the Peak District in my younger days. A few trips climbing at Stanage and Froggatt, but for walking I tended
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
Walking books and printed route guides do more than tell you where to walk. They are inspirations and may even be works of art. Reading them, even with no intention
Are local country parks, commons and nature reserves the unsung heroes of the outdoor world?
Often run by local authorities or town councils these stunning spaces are relatively small. Many nestle
What I learnt from producing 180+ walking routes for the YHA Festival of Walking. Including a new approach to route grading and route cards which provide walkers with essential information
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.
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.
Have a look at our walking routes
A lovely walk taking in historical ruins before passing along Midhurst’s main street with excellent shops, places to eat and…
This route includes part of the Monsal Trail, former railway line, and starts and finishes at the Millers Dale car…
A lovely route from Hartington’s old railway station. Payment required for the car park, there are toilets and a lovely…
Set in the Gower AONB this is a lovely walk with stunning views from the Wales Coast Path and Rhossili…
Set in the Kent Downs AONB this is a lovely walk around the grounds of the home of Winston Churchill…
Set in the Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB this is a delightful walk from Aldeburgh following the River Alde, then…
Set in the Dorset AONB this walk starts with stunning coastal views, drops into charming Lyme Regis and heads along…
Set in the High Weald AONB this walk begins by heading to Pooh Bridge, made famous by A.A. Milne….
A great walk through a local Nature Reserve on the outskirts of Burgess Hill….
An interesting route along the river, through meadows and back along the guided busway….
A great walk to picturesque Dunster and along the seafront to Minehead….
A rewarding walk through woodland, picturesque villages, open moorland with coastal views, and the town of Minehead….
Following country lanes and canal to Chester’s historic city walls….
A walk through villages and nature parks….
A lovely walk through woodlands and countryside with industrial remnants….
A lovely walk through the National Forest with lakes, woods and industrial history…
Along the picturesque River Severn to Much Wenlock, returning through Shropshire countryside….
A lovely walk crossing the River Severn to Broseley and returning through a nature reserve….
This walk passes through lovely countryside and highlights the industrial history of the area….
A hilly route through rural Shropshire’s fields and woodland….
A short walk for many, but with botanic gardens, a children’s play park and pool, punting and excellent pubs on…
A great walk with historic buildings, academic institutions, museums, waterways and shopping….
A walk to the Welcombe Hills Obelisk, providing views across Warwickshire….
A walk into Stratford-upon-Avon to enjoy the River Avon, Shakespeare attractions and the historic town….
A wander through the lanes and paths around Jordans….
A lovely walk through pretty Buckinghamshire villages….
A great woodland route following a section of the Greensand Way to an awesome viewpoint….
A lovely route along an old railway line to a picturesque town and back along quiet country lanes….
A great route taking in Cheddar Gorge, the Mendips and a lovely town and villages….
A stunning route around Cheddar Gorge and back through the village….
A challenging walk with fabulous views, diverse terrain and empty beaches which follows the South West Coast Path before passing…
A walk along picturesque coastline….
Along the South West Coast Path around numerous dramatic and rocky coves with clear blue and turquoise seas to Mawgan…
This is a beautiful walk from Treyarnon Bay along the South West Coast Path to Padstow….
A gentle walk through the National Forest and along the Ashby canal….
A lovely short walk to the River Avon and around the village of Alveston….
A gentle walk across fields and along country lanes….
A pleasant route across Alcombe Common and to the village….
A pleasant route through docks, river gorge, woodland, city streets and parks….
A great walk with river, retail, railway, racecourse, Rowntree and ramparts!…
A pleasant walk along the River Ouse….
Lovely views from the cliff top and a stroll along the promenade….
A lovely wander around the outskirts of Scalby village and to the coast….
A walk along stunning coastline to Scotland….
The route passes many of Berwick-upon-Tweed’s historical attractions and gives an excellent overview of the town’s complex past….
An interesting and varied walk showing the coastline and trade history of the area…
A walk leading through meadows and natural woodland to the cliffs of Stanage Edge and High Neb….
A lovely walk along the River Derwent…
A lovely walk across the fields to Hope and back along the river to explore picturesque Castleton….
A stunning route through picturesque Castleton and along the impressive ridge….
A demanding walk with breath-taking views….
A great walk featuring popular gritstone edges of the Peak District and retuning through lowland meadows along the River Derwent….
A classic circumnavigation of this high Peak
A walk along the southern edges of Kinder Scout with expansive views of the Peak District, returning to the hostel…
An enjoyable low-level walk through the upper Edale Valley….
A great route taking in many stunning features….
Two out and back routes to the stunning Gordale Scar and Malham Cove, walk them together or in two parts….
A great walk through stunning moorland scenery….
A stunning walk around the lake, a perfect low level route or a great alternative if the weather is poor….
A pleasant route through the town, parks and along the shores of Derwent Water….
A challenging high level ridge route with great views across the Lake District….
A great high level traverse with stunning views….
A stunning walk with an elevated circuit of Derwent Water….
A lovely route around Glenridding to a picturesque tarn….
A walk to a single hilltop with stunning views of Keswick, Derwent Water and the Lake District beyond….
A walk through the stunning Grizedale Forest with fantastic viewpoints….
A low level walk taking in the beautiful valleys of Glenridding and Grisedale….
Explore the historic village of Hawkshead….
This walk heads to the stunning Tarn Hows before passing through picturesque Hawkshead….
A long and strenuous, but fairly straightforward walk around scenic Lake District peaks….
An excellent walk highlighting much of what Ambleside town has to offer….
A lovely walk including a low level peak providing stunning views across the Lake District, a cave, a country estate…
A varied route with stunning views from the South Downs Way before passing through historic Lewes and then back alongside…
A gentle walk along the Ouse and through Sussex villages….
A stunning long route with amazing views, beautiful rivers, coast path and interesting towns….
A lovely walk to take in the view from Coppet Hill, then on to Goodrich Castle and returning along the…
A long riverside walk, crossing the rope bridge at Biblins and back through the forest….
The route passes through the Wye Valley alongside the River Wye and provides a great view of Symonds Yat Rock….
A great walk up the highest British peak south of Snowdonia….
A gorgeous lowland route to the National Park Visitor Centre and back along the Taff Trail….
A great little mountain route with a bit of scrambling and stunning views….
A great single peak walk with stunning views over the National Park….
A lovely route to the pretty canal and village of Talybont-on-Usk….
An epic high edge route on the hills around Talybont Reservoir….
A great short route with stunning views and away from the crowds in this popular location….
A scenic and challenging route over popular Snowdon….
A classic Snowdon route heading up on the Pyg Track and returning on the Miners’ Track….
A fantastic alternative route to Snowdon, away from the crowds, with stunning views….
This is a challenging route for experienced walkers through stunning mountain scenery….
An interesting and undulating walk with two
loops from the historic village of Eyam…
A walk through the historic village of Eyam, discover the sacrifice locals made to contain the spread of the plague…
A walk through moors and villages of the Peak District….
A walk through the timeless Peak District village of Youlgreave and along picturesque Bradford Dale….
A lovely walk following the river along Lathkill Dale….
A scenic tour of Peak District Dales connected by rolling pastures….
A great walk through stunning valleys….
A short walk into Hartington Village….
A lovely walk through fields and valleys….
A wander through the White Peak countryside to a stunning riverside stroll….
A beautiful walk through the dales of the White Peak….
The Boot Guide
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.
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.
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.