Walking Events 2018

Walking Events 2018

With over 230 walks throughout the UK, (and we're still adding), there's something for everyone here. From a one mile stroll to a 100k trek, and all points in-between.

These are all organised group events, and most are for the purpose of raising money for various charities. WLR's Walk the Weight Off Challenge will help you train for the longer distance walks.

Have a browse through or use the links below to go straight to a month to find the walks happening then.

October November

~ 21 September 2018 ~

Copper Challenge: 25KM

You will leave Hathersage in the Hope Valley and wind your way past Grindleford, along beside the river Derwent and through the woods to pretty Baslow. From here, you will climb up Curbar and Frogatt edges enjoying some lovely views back to the valley. Next you will wander through Padley Gorge, through the Burbage Valley and up towards Millstone Edge and Mother Cap. Then it’s a final long downhill along public footpaths to the finish past Mitchell Field and High Lees, and finally find yourself back in Hathersage again. Are you ready to take on the copper challenge and can you finish within the 9 hour target?

  • Where: Peak District
  • County: Peak District
  • Distance: 25KM
  • Fee: £42
  • Charity: Choose your own

More Info: http://www.peak-district-challenge.com/routes/copper-challenge-25km/

~ 21 September 2018 ~

Bronze Challenge: 50KM

You will leave Hathersage in the Hope valley and walk up the Hope Valley on good paths past Hope and Bamford until you reach Castleton. From here, you will turn south to join the Limestone Way past Peveril Castle and trek through the valley nature reserve of Hay Dale. Leaving the Limestone way you will meander through idyllic White Peak villages and the Derbyshire Dales nature reserves on your way up to Middleton Moor. A tracked section through the Peak District’s working landscape brings you to pretty Baslow and the final climb up to the Eastern Edges. You pass above Baslow, Curbar and Froggatt edges with iconic Peak District views until you reach Padley and Grindleford, from where you will rejoin the Derwent Valley heritage trail, and follow the course of the river back home to Hathersage.

  • Where: Peak District
  • County: Peak District
  • Distance: 50KM
  • Fee: £47
  • Charity: Choose your own

More Info: http://www.peak-district-challenge.com/routes/bronze-challenge-50km-12-hours/

~ 21 September 2018 ~

Silver Challenge: 75KM

75km (47 miles) with a 24 hour target and 2000m of ascent. This route follows the easiest and flattest routes between 8 refreshment checkpoints, but still covers a huge mileage. Night navigation experience is essential for self-navigating entrants. For those less confident on night navigation, you have the option of joining a led group with a mountain leader walking the overnight leg, then self navigating during daylight hours.

  • Where: Peak District
  • County: Peak District
  • Distance: 75KM
  • Fee: £57
  • Charity: Choose your own

More Info: http://www.peak-district-challenge.com/routes/silver-challenge-75km-24-hours/

~ 21 September 2018 ~

Gold Ultra Challenge: 100KM

Featuring extra ascent (3200m in total), the Gold Ultra route is the ultimate Peak District Challenge, and should be attempted by teams of fit and experienced trekkers or runners who want to see the best that the Peak District has to offer. You’ll visit high points and viewpoints on your way between checkpoints, and there is a lot of climbing involved. If you fall behind on the Gold challenge, you could switch to the 75km Silver route, which follows the shortest, flattest distance between checkpoints. To be successful, you’ll need to average over 4kph to complete the Gold Challenge inside your 24 hour target.

  • Where: Peak District
  • County: Peak District
  • Distance: 100KM
  • Fee: £62
  • Charity:  Choose your own

More Info: http://www.peak-district-challenge.com/routes/gold-ultra-challenge-100km-24-hours/

~ 22 September 2018 ~

Movie-Themed Marathon Walk

Enjoy a movie-themed marathon route passing locations from 26 films! Take in the sights from Harry Potter, Bridget Jones, Love Actually and many more . . . 2018s theme will be 'Films', with a fantastic lineup of attractions along the 26 or 13 mile route.

  • Where: London
  • County: London
  • Distance: Marathon/half marathon
  • Fee: £29
  • Charity:  Choose your own

More Info: https://www.timeoutdoors.com/challenges/The-Marathon-Walk-London-2018

~ 22 September 2018 ~

The Back Before Dark Challenge

The Back Before Dark 10km challenge starts at 6:06pm on Saturday 22 September 2018 for those running. Runners have just one hour to ensure they’re Back Before Dark. For those looking for a better chance of completing the route, walkers taking part in the challenge can depart much earlier at 4.06pm. The Route: The 10km Back Before Dark run leaves Hathersage along the River Derwent and heads west over grassy fields and wide paths. Climbing starts around the 2km mark as you’ll follow Dunge Brook up to the edge of Offerton Moor and wide undulating tracks to pretty Shatton.

  • Where: Peak District
  • County: Peak District
  • Distance: 10KM
  • Fee: £50
  • Charity: Choose your own

More Info: http://www.peak-district-challenge.com/routes/back-before-dark-10k/

~ 22 September 2018 ~

Mount Snowdon

There isn’t just one reason to take part in the Snowdon Trek, there are 600,000! That’s the number of people living with epilepsy in the UK right now.

  • Where: Snowdonia
  • County: Gwynedd
  • Distance: 7 miles
  • Fee: £75
  • Charity: Epilepsy Action

More Info: https://www.epilepsy.org.uk/support-our-work/walking-trekking/snowdon

~ 22 September 2018 ~

Causeway Coast Challenge Walk

The 2018 Causeway Coast Marathon will take place on Saturday 22nd September 2018. Having established itself as one of the most scenic marathons in the world the 2018 event is set to attract participants from across the globe that will come to compete alongside fellow runners on this fantastic route. 

  • Where: Portballintrae
  • County: Belfast
  • Distance: 26 miles
  • Fee: £47.50
  • Charity: Choose your own

More Info: http://www.26extreme.com/productdetails/1451/causeway-coast-marathon.aspx

~ 22 September 2018 ~

Shine Night Walk London

Shine is Cancer Research UK’s marathon night walk, bringing people from across the UK together to light up London and fund life-saving research.

  • Where: London
  • County: London
  • Distance: Various
  • Fee: £34.99
  • Charity: Cancer Research UK

More Info: http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/support-us/find-an-event/charity-walks/shine-night-walk/london

~ 23 September 2018 ~

Oxford 2018

Join in for the eighth sponsored Walk for Parkinson’s - Oxford. Experience the Radcliffe Camera in its full glory, marvel in the wonderful architecture of the Bodleian Library and the Sheldonian Theatre, spot hidden Colleges, walk under the famous Bridge of Sighs and stroll across the peaceful Oxford University Parks.

  • Where: Oxford
  • County: Oxfordshire
  • Distance: 1.4/4.5/8 miles
  • Fee: £15
  • Charity: Parkinsons

More Info: https://www.parkinsons.org.uk/events/walk-parkinsons-oxford

~ 23 September 2018 ~

Scottish 10K

The Scottish 10K is a road race over a measured distance of 10 kilometres. It is delivered under a permit from Scottish Athletics. The race will be run and refereed under the rules of Scottish Athletics.

  • Where: Tranent
  • County: Scotland
  • Distance: 10KM
  • Fee: £34
  • Charity: Choose your own

More Info: https://www.scottishhalfmarathon.com/events/scottish-10k/

~ 23 September 2018 ~

Chester 2018

Join in for a delightful walk from Eccleston, a charming Eaton estate village, along the Marches Way beside the River Dee into the centre of Chester. You'll get an excellent view from the City walls vantage point, before returning to Eccleston along the tree-lined Duke's Drive.

  • Where: Eccleston
  • County: Chester
  • Distance: 7/9 miles
  • Fee: £10
  • Charity: Parkinsons

More Info: https://www.parkinsons.org.uk/events/walk-parkinsons-chester

~ 24 September 2018 ~

Cumbrian Challenge Taster Walk

Join in for an expertly led walk by The Fresh Air Learning Company and discover how doable and awesome the Cumbrian Challenge experience will be! You’ll walk, talk, learn and laugh your way around a gently paced 15kms route through stunning countryside.

  • Where: Chilterns
  • County: South East England
  • Distance: 15KM
  • Fee: £30
  • Charity: Choose your own

More Info: https://walkingwiththewounded.org.uk/Home/Events/8

~ 28 September 2018 ~

The Cotswolds Challenge

This two day, 24 mile challenge explores good paths and vast scenery along one of the finest sections of the Cotswold Way. You will pass through some of the most picturesque villages in the Cotswolds, walk through flowering meadows and leafy woodland, and be rewarded with panoramic views from the top of dramatic limestone ridges. The WalkWise team have been creating bespoke events for Breast Cancer Now supporters of all abilities for many years. As their walks are exclusive to the cause, you’ll be in fantastic company, with a maximum of 50 walkers on each trek all sharing the same goal.

  • Where: The Cotswolds
  • County: The Cotswolds
  • Distance: 24 miles
  • Fee: £50
  • Charity: Breast Cancer Now

More Info: http://breastcancernow.org/get-involved/challenge-events-and-runs/walks-and-treks/the-cotswold-challenge

~ 29 September 2018 ~

Skipton Canal 45K

Back for it’s third successive year. Walk, jog or run this fantastic route starting in the town centre of the Historical town of Skipton, following the mixed terrain canal towpath down to the half way point of Salterforth, here you will be served a hot meal and refreshed before embarking back on your trek to Skipton.

  • Where: Skipton
  • County: North Yorkshire
  • Distance: 45K
  • Fee: £40
  • Charity: Choose your own

More Infohttps://www.purechallenge.co.uk/index.php/event/skipton-canal-45k/

~ 29 September 2018 ~

Stairway To Heaven

Summer Wine Trails events include the main trail race as well as a Challenge Walk version which sets off 1 hour earlier as well as children's races. All events are licenced and insured through the Association of Running Clubs.

  • Where: Holmbridge
  • County: West Yorkshire
  • Distance: 12KM
  • Fee: £11
  • Charity: Choose your own

More Infohttp://www.summerwinetrails.co.uk/index.php/our-events/stairway-to-heaven

~ 29 September 2018 ~

Glow In The Park: Peterborough

Electrifying light shows and energising beats will carry you around the course as you get your glow on in the Foam Zone, powder up in the UV Paint Blast Zone and get grooving in the Time Tunnel. Open to all abilities, young or old - whether you dance / walk / jog or run - Glow in the Park is your time to shine.

  • Where: London
  • County: London
  • Distance: 5K
  • Fee: £23
  • Charity: Choose your own

More Infohttps://glowinthepark.co.uk/products/glow-in-the-park-peterborough

~ 29 September 2018 ~

Wandlebury Country Park 2018

On top of the Magog Hills, just south of Cambridge, Wandlebury is the city’s original country park. With views as far as Ely, this tranquil countryside estate offers more than eight miles of wonderful walks through mature woodland and wildflower meadows grazed by Highland Cattle.

  • Where: Wandlebury Country Park
  • County: Cambridgeshire
  • Distance: 1.5/4.5 miles
  • Fee: £15
  • Charity: Parkinsons

More Info: https://www.parkinsons.org.uk/events/walk-parkinsons-wandlebury-country-park

~ 29 September 2018 ~

Dorset 3 Peaks Challenge

Join Diverse Abilities on this unique event, created exclusively for this fantatsic charity. The Dorset 3 Peask might not be the most famous of the Uk's '3 Peak' challenges, but this is your chance to be one of the first people to take on what is still a very demanding challenge. Trek to the top of Lewesdon Hill (279m), Pilsdon Pen (277m) and Bulbarrow Hill (274m)

  • Where: Wessex
  • County: Dorset
  • Distance: 26.2 miles
  • Fee: £35
  • Charity: Diverse Abilities

More Info: https://www.charitychallenge.com/expedition/2818/Dorset-3-Peaks-Challenge#tabs

~ 30 September 2018 ~

Ashton Court 2018

There's a choice of walking routes to suit everyone, so bring your family and friends along for a fun-filled day in one of the country's most beautiful estates.

  • Where: Ashton Court
  • County: Bristol
  • Distance: 1.2/4 miles
  • Fee: £15
  • Charity: Parkinsons

More Info: https://www.parkinsons.org.uk/events/walk-parkinsons-ashton-court

~ 30 September 2018 ~

Burghley House 2018

With 1, 3 and 10 mile routes to choose from, this Burghley House walk offers something for everyone. Join in and walk within the grounds of this stunning Elizabethan property and the surrounding picturesque area of Stamford, Lincolnshire.

  • Where: Stamford
  • County: Lincolnshire
  • Distance: 1/3/10 miles
  • Fee: £15
  • Charity: Parkinsons

More Info: https://www.parkinsons.org.uk/events/walk-parkinsons-burghley-house

October

~ 5 October 2018 ~

Atlantic Coast Challenge

Now in its 14th year the more windswept and, some might say, interesting younger sibling of the Jurassic Coast Challenge. The route starts near Padstow and finishes at Lands End. Complete up to 78.6 miles (3 marathons) over 3 days by walking, running or crawling, putting your mental and physical prowess against some of the wildest coastlines in Britain.

  • Where: Hayle
  • County: Cornwall
  • Distance: 26-78 miles
  • Fee: £65-£180
  • Charity: Choose your own

More Info: https://votwo.co.uk/collections/coastal-challenges/products/atlantic-coast-challenge

~ 7 October 2018 ~

St Luke's to Luke's Walk 2018

St Lukes to Lukes Walk is a 5 mile or 10 mile walk starting at the Hospice, with a cream tea at Lukes House in Corringham. After the cream tea you can enjoy a lovely 5 mile walk back to the Hospice to complete the 10 mile challenge or just hop on one of the mini buses and get a lift back to the Hospice. 

  • Where: Basildon
  • County: Essex
  • Distance: 5/10 miles
  • Fee: £10
  • Charity: St Luke's Hospice

More Info: https://www.active.com/basildon-essex/walking/st-luke-s-to-luke-s-walk-2018?int=

~ 14 October 2018 ~

Glasgow Bridges Walk

Join kidney patients, their loved ones and other kidney supporters as they wear their Kidney Research UK t-shirts with pride on this amazing walk. Starting and finishing at the Riverside Museum, the walk covers approximately seven miles and takes you over some of Glasgow’s most famous bridges.

  • Where: Glasgow
  • County: Glasgow
  • Distance: 7 miles
  • Fee: £30
  • Charity: Kidney Research UK

More Infohttps://www.kidneyresearchuk.org/get-involved/events/glasgowbridgeswalk

~ 17 October 2018 ~

13 Tors Challenge

Could you navigate 13 of Dartmoor's wild and rugged tors? By taking on the challenge, you could help provide care for people living with a terminal illness and their families. Explore one of the last true wildernesses in England. You’ll trek 15 miles through ancient woodland and sprawling moorland. On conquering each tor, you’ll be rewarded with incredible views across Dartmoor.

  • Where: Dartmoor National Park
  • County: Devon
  • Distance: 15 miles
  • Fee: £30
  • Charity: Marie Curie

More Info: https://www.timeoutdoors.com/challenges/13-Tors-Challenge

~ 21 October 2018 ~

Richmond Park 2018

Every year millions of people visit Richmond Park, the largest of the capital's eight Royal Parks and the biggest enclosed space in London. The park is home to the beautiful Isabella Plantation, Pembroke Lodge and herds of red and fallow deer. With a choice of two routes – 2 or 5 miles – there really is something for everyone.

  • Where: Richmond Park
  • County: London
  • Distance: 2/5 miles
  • Fee: £15
  • Charity: Parkinsons

More Info: https://www.parkinsons.org.uk/events/walk-parkinsons-richmond-park

~ 29 October 2018 ~

Glow In The Park: Manchester

Electrifying light shows and energising beats will carry you around the course as you get your glow on in the Foam Zone, powder up in the UV Paint Blast Zone and get grooving in the Time Tunnel. Open to all abilities, young or old - whether you dance / walk / jog or run - Glow in the Park is your time to shine.

  • Where: Manchester
  • County: Greater Manchester
  • Distance: 5K
  • Fee: £23
  • Charity:  Choose your own

More Info: https://glowinthepark.co.uk/products/glow-in-the-park-manchester

November

~ 10 November 2018 ~

Glow In The Park: Exeter

Electrifying light shows and energising beats will carry you around the course as you get your glow on in the Foam Zone, powder up in the UV Paint Blast Zone and get grooving in the Time Tunnel. Open to all abilities, young or old - whether you dance / walk / jog or run - Glow in the Park is your time to shine.

  • Where: Exeter
  • County: Devon
  • Distance: 5K
  • Fee: £23
  • Charity: Choose your own

More Infohttps://glowinthepark.co.uk/products/glow-in-the-park-exeter

The walks below are canal walks you can do anytime and at your own pace. They are free. Pick one, pack up some sandwiches and get some walking in.

Canal River Trust Walks

Aldermaston Wharf and Padworth Walk

A three mile circular walk from Aldermaston Wharf in West Berkshire. The walk starts at the visitor centre on the Kennet and Avon Canal before joining rural tracks and paths across several waterways and fields to reach the adjacent village of Padworth.

  • Where: Aldermaston
  • County: Berkshire
  • Distance: 3 miles

More Info: https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/walking/walking-routes/aldermaston-wharf-and-padworth-walk

Batchworth Lake

A three and a half mile circular walk from Rickmansworth’s Aquadrome running alongside the local waterways. Covering 100 acres, the Aquadrome Local Nature Reserve consists of lakes, grassland and woodland and is an ideal place for walks.

  • Where: Rickmansworth
  • County: Hertfordshire
  • Distance: 3.5 miles

More Info: https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/walking/walking-routes/batchworth-lake-and-the-grand-union-canal-walk

Birmingham Walk

Uncover the fascinating story of Birmingham's past as the 'workshop of the world'. This walk takes you from the new Bullring Shopping centre to the bustling city centre.

  • Where: Birmingham
  • County: Birmingham
  • Distance: 1.5 miles

​​More Info: https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/walking/walking-routes/birmingham-walk

Cannock Chase Walk

A varied five mile circular walk starting from Seven Springs car park, one of the many parking areas you will find in the area of Cannock Chase, Staffordshire. Cannock Chase was designated as an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1958 because of its beautiful landscape, its wildlife and its history, it has an extensive area of forest, woodland and parkland.

  • Where: Canncock Chase
  • County: Canncock
  • Distance: 5 miles

More Info: https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/walking/walking-routes/cannock-chase-walk

Cicular Walk from Leeds Station

This walk takes you between the river and the canal on a surprising journey. You will finish in the "Dark Arches" before returning to the train station.

  • Where: Leeds
  • County: Yorkshire
  • Distance: 1 mile

More Info: https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/walking/walking-routes/circular-walk-from-leeds-station

Crofton to Great Bedwyn

Fabulous canal and countryside scenery with some history thrown in too. Enjoy this circular walk from Crofton Pumping Station to Great Bedwyn, taking in stretches of the Kennet and Avon Canal.

  • Where: Crofton
  • County: West Yorkshire
  • Distance: 7 miles

More Info: https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/walking/walking-routes/crofton-to-great-bedwyn-walk

Devizes to Roundway Hill

There's a variety of scenery for you to enjoy on this circular walk from Devizes to Roundway Hill, taking in stretches of the Kennet and Avon Canal.

  • Where: Devizes
  • County: Wiltshire
  • Distance: 5 miles

More Infohttps://canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/walking/walking-routes/devizes-to-roundway-hill-walk

Dudley Walk

Once surrounded by rural green fields, Dudley became the blackened heartland of the Industrial Revolution in the Nineteenth Century. Take a walk to learn more about the unique geology found here. You may even spot a fossil.

  • Where: Dudley
  • County: West Midlands
  • Distance: 5 miles

More Info: https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/walking/walking-routes/dudley-walk

Foxton and Lubenham Fields

A five mile circular walk through rural Leicestershire, near Market Harborough, taking in arable fields and pastures and finishing along a short section of the Grand Union Canal.

  • Where: Foxton
  • County: Cambridgeshire
  • Distance: 5 miles

More Info: https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/walking/walking-routes/foxton-and-lubenham-fields-walk

Fradley Junction

A seven mile circular walk from Fradley Junction in Staffordshire. This route explores the countryside which includes farmland and villages as well as sections along the Trent and Mersey Canal at the start and end of the walk.

  • Where: Fradley
  • County: Staffordshire
  • Distance: 7 miles

More Info: https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/walking/walking-routes/fradley-junction-walk

Gargrave to Skipton

Some of the best open countryside anywhere on England’s canal network. A walk following the lock-free summit of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, with Gargrave’s lock 31 the last lock for 17 miles. This is idyllic England.

  • Where: Gargrave
  • County: North Yorkshire
  • Distance: 5 miles

More Info: https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/walking/walking-routes/gargrave-to-skipton-walk

Kennet & Avon Canal

This easy terrain walk covers towpaths for 20 miles. Along this walk, courtesy of The Outdoor Guide, you can admire the Avoncliff Aqueduct and the grand finale which is Caen Hill lock flight at Devizes.

  • Where: Kennet
  • County: South England
  • Distance: 1 mile

More Info: https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/walking/walking-routes/kennet-and-avon-canal-walk

Lancaster Walk

Find out how Lancaster's vibrant waterways helped to shape the city on this three mile walk.

  • Where: Lancaster
  • County: Lancashire
  • Distance: 3 miles

More Info: https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/walking/walking-routes/lancaster-walk

Lapworth Walk

An easy-paced eleven mile circuit around south Warwickshire taking in the canal, woodland paths and arable farmland plus some road walking.

  • Where: Lapworth Village
  • County: Warwickshire
  • Distance: 11 miles

More Info: https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/walking/walking-routes/lapworth-walk

Little Venice to Camden

The Regent’s Canal tiptoes through the capital. This is a city walk through the backdoor, catching London in private, with its slippers on.

  • Where: Little Venice
  • County: London
  • Distance: 2 miles

More Info: https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/walking/walking-routes/little-venice-to-camden-walk

Llangollen Canal

A welcome awaits in the valleys when you step out on this gentle six mile walk along the Llangollen Canal, thanks to The Outdoor Guide.

  • Where: Llangollen
  • County: Denbighshire
  • Distance: 1 mile

More Info: https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/walking/walking-routes/llangollen-canal-walk

Llanymynech Wharf to Vyrnwy Aqueduct

A heritage walk along the beautiful Montgomery Canal.

  • Where: Llanymynech
  • County: Powys
  • Distance: 2.5 miles

More Info: https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/walking/walking-routes/llanymynech-wharf-to-vyrnwy-aqueduct

Long Itchington Walk

A beautiful eight mile circuit starting in Long Itchington and looping back through the village of Ufton. Stroll alongside the idyllic Grand Union Canal and locks, some short road walking followed by woodland paths and arable farmland.

  • Where: Long Itchington
  • County: Warwickshire
  • Distance: 8 miles

More Info: https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/walking/walking-routes/long-itchington-walk

Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal

A beautiful five mile circular walk in Powys, following the well-marked Usk Valley Walk and the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal.

  • Where: Llandetty
  • County: Powys
  • Distance: 5 miles

More Info: https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/walking/walking-routes/monmouthshire-and-brecon-canal-and-usk-valley-walk

Nantwich Walk

A three mile circular waymarked walk from the market town of Nantwich in Cheshire. The walk heads out through the Riverside Park on the paths following the River Weaver before crossing farmland to join the towpath of the Shropshire Union Canal for the return leg.

  • Where: Nantwich
  • County: Cheshire
  • Distance: 3 miles

More Info: https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/walking/walking-routes/nantwich-walk

Osterley Park

A five mile circular walk starting from Osterley Park, one of the largest open spaces in the western suburbs of London. The walk will take you through a mixture of parkland, industrial landscapes, a beautiful section of the Grand Union Canal and then back through residential streets and arable farmland to reach the park once again.

  • Where: Hanwell
  • County: London
  • Distance: 5 miles

More Infohttps://canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/walking/walking-routes/osterley-park-and-canal-walk

Oxford Walk

Walk along the waterways of Oxford and uncover its watery history.

  • Where: Oxford
  • County: Oxfordshire
  • Distance: 5 miles

More Info: https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/walking/walking-routes/oxford-walk

Powis Castle

A four and a half mile circular walk starting in Welshpool before taking in Powis Castle and returning along the Montgomery Canal.

  • Where: Welshpool
  • County: Montgomeryshire
  • Distance: 4.5 miles

More Info: https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/walking/walking-routes/powis-castle-and-the-montgomery-canal-walk

Reading Towk, River and Canal Walk

A three mile loop around Reading and its two rivers, the Thames and Kennet. The walk takes in the Thames Path, former industrial areas and the historic grounds and ruins of Reading Abbey.

  • Where: Reading
  • County: South England
  • Distance: 3 miles

More Infohttps://canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/walking/walking-routes/reading-town-river-and-canal-walk

Rowbarge Canal and River Walk

A five and a half mile circular pub walk from the Rowbarge in Woolhampton. The walking route follows a long stretch of the Kennet and Avon Canal towpath along to Aldermaston Wharf, with chance to enjoy plenty of wildlife and canal boats on the water. The return leg loops south, crossing branches of the River Kennet and its reed beds, following quiet lanes and crossing grazing pastures.

  • Where: Woolhampton
  • County: Berkshire
  • Distance: 5.5 miles

More Info: https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/walking/walking-routes/rowbarge-canal-and-river-walk

Saddleworth Walk

Take a bracing walk through the rugged, beautiful Pennine countryside and discover dramatic views, record-breaking engineering and welcoming inns.

  • Where: Delph
  • County: Oldham
  • Distance: 6 miles

More Info: https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/walking/walking-routes/saddleworth-walk

Shropshire Union Canal Walk

The circular nature of this walk means that it can be joined at any point and if followed completely will bring you back to the point at which you started. Additionally, it is easily cut short or completed in sections.

  • Where: Codsall
  • County: Staffordshire
  • Distance: 5 miles

More Info: https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/walking/walking-routes/shropshire-union-canal-walk

Stourbridge Walk

This interesting walk follows the Town Arm of the Stourbridge Canal to uncover why Stourbridge was ideal for glassmaking during the Industrial Revolution.

  • Where: Stourbridge
  • County: Dudley
  • Distance: 1.5 miles

More Info: https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/walking/walking-routes/stourbridge-walk

Tardebigge to Stoke Prior Walk

The mighty Tardebigge is the longest lock flight in Britain – 30 locks and a walker’s rural delight set in an uplifting panorama of open countryside.

  • Where: Tardebigge
  • County: Worcestershire
  • Distance: 3.5 miles

More Info: https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/walking/walking-routes/tardebigge-to-stoke-prior-walk

Thrupp Circular Walk

A lovely circular walk starting and finishing alongside the River Cherwell in Thrupp, Oxfordshire.

  • Where: Thurpp
  • County: Oxfordshire
  • Distance: 3 miles

More Info: https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/walking/walking-routes/thrupp-circular-walk

Tring Reservoirs Walk

At just under six miles long, this delightful walks takes in Tring Reservoirs and a stretch of the Grand Union Canal at Bulbourne.

  • Where: Tring
  • County: Hertfordshire
  • Distance: 5.5 miles

More Info: https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/walking/walking-routes/tring-reservoirs-walk

Walk around Montgomery Canal

A four and a half mile circular walk from the town of Welshpool in Powys. The route climbs through a medieval deer park to visit the beautiful red sandstone Powis Castle then crosses pastures to join the towpath of the Montgomery Canal for the return leg back into town.

  • Where: Welshpool
  • County: Powys
  • Distance: 4.5 miles

More Info: https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/walking/walking-routes/walk-along-the-montgomery-canal

Walk around Bingley

A great walk to to discover Bingley, taking in the Leeds & Liverpool Canal, the famous Five Rise locks and the wonderful view from Gilstead crag.

  • Where: Bingley
  • County: West Yorkshire
  • Distance: 4 miles

More Info: https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/walking/walking-routes/walk-around-bingley

Walk around Marsworth

The Marsworth Reservoirs act as a magnet for anglers, dog walkers, boaters, birdwatchers and walkers, especially over a sunny weekend, but few ever really venture much beyond the car parks and tearooms.

  • Where: Marsworth
  • County: Hemel Hempstead
  • Distance: 3 miles

More Info: https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/walking/walking-routes/walk-around-marsworth

Walk from Ilkley to Bingley

This linear walk is a great railway walk because it starts and finishes at stations, making it really accessible. You will cross Ilkley Moor and go from the lush green Wharfedale to the industrial Airedale taking in Bingley Five Rise locks.

  • Where: Ilkley
  • County: West Yorkshire
  • Distance: 7 miles

More Info: https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/walking/walking-routes/walk-from-ilkley-to-bingley

Walk along the Monmouthshire Canal

A wonderful five mile walk in Powys, following the well-marked Usk Valley Walk up from the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal.

  • Where: Monmouthshire
  • County: Powys
  • Distance: 5 miles

More Info: https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/walking/walking-routes/walking-along-the-monmouthshire-and-brecon-canal

Whitechurch Walk

A five mile circular pub walk from The Cock and Greyhound, one of the oldest inns in Whitchurch, Shropshire. The walking route heads north through farmland and a golf course before returning alongside the Shropshire Union Canal, taking in sections of the South Cheshire Way and the Sandstone Trail along the way.

  • Where: Whitchurch
  • County: Cheshire
  • Distance: 5 miles

More Info: https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/walking/walking-routes/whitchurch-walk

Wigginton and Grand union Canal Walk

A six mile circular walk starting from Tring rail station in Hertfordshire. The walk heads up into the Chilterns and through the village of Wigginton before returning along a picturesque section of the Grand Union Canal.

  • Where: Tring
  • County: Hertfordshire
  • Distance: 6 miles

More Info: https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/walking/walking-routes/wigginton-and-grand-union-canal-walk

Windmill End Walk

This short walk follows the Dudley Canal through the tranquil countryside of Windmill End

  • Where: Windmill End
  • County: Dudley
  • Distance: 1 mile

More Info: https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/walking/walking-routes/windmill-end-walk

We've tried to make our list of organised walks as comprehensive as possible. Please let us know if you have information about a walk that's not included. Email Helpteam@weightlossresources.co.uk

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Useful Links for Walkers:

Check out these links for regular walks and more information:

Walks in the Peak District

Central London Outdoor Group

Saturday Walkers Club (London and Southeast)

Walkwise

British Walking Festivals

Long Distance Walkers Association

The Ramblers

Ramble On

Shepherds Walks

National Parks - Family Walks

National Trust - Top 10 Family Walks

Tinies - Family Friendly Walks

The New Forest - Family Walks

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