Five outstanding walks in the Lake District

Take a look at these circular walks in the north-eastern area of the Lake District National Park. They are all between 7 and 9 miles long and will take 4½ to 5½ hours to complete. The walks include visits to some of the region’s most beautiful places such as Dockray, Aira Force, Brothers Water, Hart Crag, Patterdale, Hartsop and Hayeswater.

The north-eastern area of the Lake District National Park
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Seven of the best walks in the North York Moors

Have you tried any of these circular trails in the eastern area of the North York Moors National Park? They are all between 9 and 11 miles long and will take 4-5 hours to complete. The walks include visits to some of the region’s most beautiful places such as Robin Hood’s Bay, Ravenscar, Sleights, Falling Foss, Glaisdale, Grosmont, Mallyan Spout and Egton Bridge.

The eastern area of the North York Moors National Park
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Seven of the best walks in the Yorkshire Dales

Have you tried any of these circular trails in the southern and western area of the Yorkshire Dales National Park? They are all between 9 and 11 miles long and will take 4-5 hours to complete. The walks include visits to some of the region’s most beautiful places such as Settle, Stainforth Force, Grassington, Kilnsey Crag, Ribblehead Viaduct, Whernside, Barden Moor, Dent Head Viaduct, Ingleborough National Nature Reserve and Catrigg Force.

The southern and western area of the Yorkshire Dales National Park
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Alfred Wainwright’s Lake District fells and pictorial guides

Alfred Wainwright was born in Blackburn in 1907 and at the age of 13 left school to work in the town hall offices. His first visit to the Lake District was not until he was 23 years old, when he climbed Orrest Head which overlooks Windermere. Transfixed by the amazing views, it became his sole ambition to live in Lakeland.

At the age of 41 he eventually moved to Kendal and from 1952 he devoted every evening and weekend to researching and compiling the seven wonderful guidebooks. The project took 13 years to complete and earned him an MBE.

A PICTORIAL GUIDE TO THE LAKELAND FELLS being an illustrated account of a study and exploration of the mountains in the English Lake District.

Alfred Wainwright
A PICTORAL GUIDE TO THE LAKELAND FELLS being an illustrated account of a study and exploration of the mountains in the English Lake District.
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The best maps for walking in the Lake District

The Ordnance Survey OS Explorer maps are the best maps to use whilst walking in the Lake District. Just four OS Explorer titles cover the whole of the Lake District National Park. The Lake District maps (reference numbers OL4, OL5, OL6 and OL7) can be purchased from Amazon using the links on this page. Moreover, Amazon’s Ordnance Survey page includes the full range of OS Explorer maps which covers the entirety of England, Scotland and Wales.

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The BBC Winter Walks series with maps and walking routes

Where in Northern England did the nine presenters of the BBC Winter Walks series actually walk? Which maps would they have needed to plot their walking routes? Which paths, tracks and roads would they have followed? Here are all the answers.

The village of Conistone visited by Sayeeda Warsi in series 1 episode 4
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The Countryside Code

A new Countryside Code has been launched by Natural England and Natural Resources Wales to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the creation of the founding booklet published in 1951. The update is the first in over a decade and includes advice on creating a welcoming environment, clearer rules to underline the importance of clearing away dog poo, staying on footpaths and not feeding livestock.

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Three fabulous walks in Swaledale

Have a look at these circular trails in Swaledale, in the northern and central area of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. They are all between 9 and 10 miles long and will take 4½ to 5 hours to complete. The walks include visits to some of the region’s most beautiful places such as Gunnerside, Gunnerside Gill, Healaugh, Reeth, Langthwaite and Arkengarthdale.

The northern and central area of the Yorkshire Dales National Park
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Three excellent walks in Lower Wensleydale

Have a look at these circular trails in Lower Wensleydale, in or just outside the northern and central area of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. They are all about 10 miles long and will take approximately 5 hours to complete. The walks include visits to some of the region’s most beautiful places such as Carlton, West Burton, West Witton, Leyburn and Aysgarth Falls.

The northern and central area of the Yorkshire Dales National Park
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Five of the best walks in the Yorkshire Dales

Take a look at these circular trails in the northern and central area of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. They are all between 7 and 9 miles long and will take 3½ to 4½ hours to complete. The walks include visits to some of the region’s most beautiful places such as Reeth, Langthwaite, Muker, Buckden, Yockenthwaite, Hubberholme, Aysgarth Falls, Crackpot Hall and the Swinner Gill Lead Mines.

The northern and central area of the Yorkshire Dales National Park
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Five amazing walks in the Yorkshire Dales

Check out these circular trails in the southern and western area of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. They are all between 8 and 10 miles long and will take 4-5 hours to complete. The walks include visits to some of the region’s most beautiful places such as Bolton Abbey, Simon’s Seat, The Strid, Trollers Gill, Gordale Scar, Janet’s Foss, Malham Cove, Ingleborough and Stainforth Force.

The southern and western area of the Yorkshire Dales National Park
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Five fantastic walks in the North York Moors

Check out these circular trails in the eastern area of the North York Moors National Park. They are all between 9 and 11 miles long and will take 4-5 hours to complete. The walks include visits to some of the region’s most beautiful places such as Whisper Dales, Dalby Forest, Bridestones Nature Reserve, Falling Foss, Grosmont and Goathland.

The eastern area of the North York Moors National Park
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Five of the best walks in the North York Moors

Check out these circular trails in the western area of the North York Moors National Park. They are all between 10 and 12 miles long and will take 4-5 hours to complete. The walks include visits to some of the region’s most beautiful places such as the Esk Valley, Farndale, Rosedale Abbey and Hutton-le-Hole.

The western area of the North York Moors National Park
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