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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.

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I still want to #getoutside!

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. It says

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Sheep spotting in Brighton

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

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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

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Walking on old railway lines

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

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Re-discovering walking

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

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Discovering the Peak District

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

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

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Walking inspiration

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

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Country Parks, Commons and Nature Reserves

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

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

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Chee Dale Stepping Stones

This route includes part of the Monsal Trail, former railway line, and starts and finishes at the Millers Dale car…

Rhossili Down

Rhossili Down

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

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Chartwell, National Trust

Set in the Kent Downs AONB this is a lovely walk around the grounds of the home of Winston Churchill…

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

YHA Festival of Walking


An interesting route along the river, through meadows and back along the guided busway….

YHA Festival of Walking

Hurlstone Point

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

YHA Festival of Walking

Moira and Boothorpe

A lovely walk through the National Forest with lakes, woods and industrial history…

YHA Festival of Walking

Much Wenlock

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

YHA Festival of Walking


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

YHA Festival of Walking

Coalport and Ironbridge

This walk passes through lovely countryside and highlights the industrial history of the area….

YHA Festival of Walking

Gardens and Parks

A short walk for many, but with botanic gardens, a children’s play park and pool, punting and excellent pubs on…

YHA Festival of Walking

City and Colleges

A great walk with historic buildings, academic institutions, museums, waterways and shopping….

YHA Festival of Walking

Welcombe Hills

A walk to the Welcombe Hills Obelisk, providing views across Warwickshire….

YHA Festival of Walking

Shakespere’s Town

A walk into Stratford-upon-Avon to enjoy the River Avon, Shakespeare attractions and the historic town….

YHA Festival of Walking

Around Jordans

A wander through the lanes and paths around Jordans….

YHA Festival of Walking


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

YHA Festival of Walking

Cheddar Gorge

A stunning route around Cheddar Gorge and back through the village….

YHA Festival of Walking


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

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…

YHA Festival of Walking


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

YHA Festival of Walking


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

YHA Festival of Walking


A gentle walk across fields and along country lanes….

YHA Festival of Walking


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

YHA Festival of Walking


A great walk with river, retail, railway, racecourse, Rowntree and ramparts!…

YHA Festival of Walking


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

YHA Festival of Walking

Berwick walls and castles

The route passes many of Berwick-upon-Tweed’s historical attractions and gives an excellent overview of the town’s complex past….

YHA Festival of Walking

Stanage Edge and High Neb

A walk leading through meadows and natural woodland to the cliffs of Stanage Edge and High Neb….

YHA Festival of Walking

Hope and Castleton

A lovely walk across the fields to Hope and back along the river to explore picturesque Castleton….

YHA Festival of Walking

White Edge and Froggatt Edge

A great walk featuring popular gritstone edges of the Peak District and retuning through lowland meadows along the River Derwent….

YHA Festival of Walking

Kinder Southern Edges

A walk along the southern edges of Kinder Scout with expansive views of the Peak District, returning to the hostel…

YHA Festival of Walking

Ennerdale Water

A stunning walk around the lake, a perfect low level route or a great alternative if the weather is poor….

YHA Festival of Walking

Friars Crag

A pleasant route through the town, parks and along the shores of Derwent Water….

YHA Festival of Walking

Lanty’s Tarn

A lovely route around Glenridding to a picturesque tarn….

YHA Festival of Walking


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

YHA Festival of Walking

Tarn Hows

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

YHA Festival of Walking

Fairfield Horseshoe

A long and strenuous, but fairly straightforward walk around scenic Lake District peaks….

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…

YHA Festival of Walking

Swanborough Hill and Lewes

A varied route with stunning views from the South Downs Way before passing through historic Lewes and then back alongside…

YHA Festival of Walking


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

YHA Festival of Walking

Goodrich Castle

A lovely walk to take in the view from Coppet Hill, then on to Goodrich Castle and returning along the…

YHA Festival of Walking

Symonds Yat Rock

The route passes through the Wye Valley alongside the River Wye and provides a great view of Symonds Yat Rock….

YHA Festival of Walking

Pen y Fan

A great walk up the highest British peak south of Snowdonia….

YHA Festival of Walking

Tor y Foel

A great single peak walk with stunning views over the National Park….

YHA Festival of Walking


A lovely route to the pretty canal and village of Talybont-on-Usk….

YHA Festival of Walking

Snowdon, The Horns

A great short route with stunning views and away from the crowds in this popular location….

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…

YHA Festival of Walking

Bradford Dale

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

YHA Festival of Walking


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
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