Walks in Britain and Ireland

There are so many walks and walking areas in Great Britain, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, each one with it’s own distinct character. See below the main walking areas in the United Kingdom, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, divided initially by National Park and Nation. Click through to see information about that specific area.

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Walks by UK National Parks and AONBs

This is probably the place most people need to start. With walks in the national parks of Snowdonia, Lake District, Peak District, Yorkshire Dales and the Brecon Beacons. AONBs include Llyn Peninsula, Anglesey, Clwydian Hills and Shropshire – with the  Cambrian Mountains and Mid Wales joining once the powers that be see some sense.

Walks in Wales

Lets not beat around the bush, most of our walks are in Wales! With walking areas as diverse as Snowdonia, Brecon Beacons, Cambrian Mountains and Mid Wales, Llyn Peninsula and the Wales Coast Path. We’ve also got a section on Mountain Biking in Wales for good measure.

Walks in England

England has a varied selection of walking areas. From the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, Peak District and Shropshire; to name but a few.

Walks in Scotland

Boasting the highest mountain – Ben Nevis – and most of the highest mountains on this island in the Munros, there’s nowhere better for mountain walking in the UK.

Walks in Northern Ireland

We only have a few walks here at the moment due to technical reasons! Basically, we use OS Mapping and Northern Ireland is covered by OSNI. We’re working on sorting this out so we can include such wonderful areas as the Mournes and Sperrin hills to Mud and Routes.

Walks in the Republic of Ireland.

As for Northern Ireland, our mapping system doesn’t work outside of Wales, Scotland and England. We will be looking to adding these in the future.

Here’s just about every walk in no particular order if you’re the serendipitous type, otherwise click through above.

The Kentmere Horseshoe

The Kentmere Horseshoe

INTRODUCTION The Kentmere Horseshoe is one of the classic Lakeland routes. It can be completed in a day and is usually done in a clockwise direction but this route goes anti-clockwise and includes an optional wild camp. It starts and finishes in the village of Kentmere, four miles to the north of Staveley. It includes …

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The Sandstone Trail

The Sandstone Trail

The Sandstone Trail is a 54km long trail from Frodsham in Cheshire to Whitchurch in Shropshire. Established in 1974, the Sandstone Trail was been extended in the 90s to include Frodsham and Witchurch, rather than starting and ending in more remote locations that were difficult to get to by public transport. The trail follows Cheshire’s …

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Slieve Donard [Sliabh Donairt]

Walk up Slieve Donard from Newcastle

Slieve Donard, in the Mourne Mountains, is the highest mountain in Northern Ireland and is most often ascended via the Glen River path from the resort town of Newcastle. Slieve Donard literally translates as: Dónairt’s mountain in Irish. ‘Slieve’ being Irish for mountain and Saint Donard was a Christian missionary who based himself on the mountain. A …

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The Bochlwyd Horseshoe

The Bochlwyd Horseshoe

The Bochlwyd Horseshoe is one of the definitive routes in North Wales, perhaps only bested by the Snowdon Horseshoe. It is one of the most adventurous outings you can have without having to resort to ropes or harnesses and, it takes in a number of the most photographed locations in Snowdonia along the way. We’re …

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All the Walking Routes up Great Gable

Great Gable is perhaps the most iconic mountain in the Lake District. While that’s an overused description that’s practically a cliche. we think that in this case it’s justified. Towering over Wasdale, separated from England’s highest mountain – Scafell Pike – by barely a few kilometres laterally and a cruel 79 vertical metres. Great Gable …

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The Coniston Round

The Coniston Round

A visit to Coniston is almost unimaginable without climbing its most famed peak; the Old Man of Coniston. It dominates the village with the summit being barely 3km from the centre (although some 600m higher!). It is popular with walkers and tourist alike as several, well-marked paths snake up to the summit. For the peak …

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Windermere West Shore Lakeside Walk

Windermere West Shore Lakeside Walk

The West Shore Walk along Windermere is one of the best low level walks in the Lake District. It’s an ideal family walk for those based in and around Windermere and Bowness-on-windermere. It follows good path for the entire length, being designated by Miles Without Stiles as being suitable for all – with sections accessible …

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