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DERBYSHIRE

Beeley & Chatsworth House Walk   (PT 127)  13km    Grade 2Chatsworth
Organised by British Walking Federation
The route is strenuous in parts and can be slippery after rain. Most of the climbing is within the first 4km to the ridge behind Chatsworth House, to give magnificent views over the estate to the hills beyond.

The Reservoirs Ramble  (PT 4/155)  11/19km  Grade 3
11km route    19km route
Organised by the British Walking Federation
A contrasting walk alongside Ladybower and Derwent Reservoirs, and then a high level stretch along Derwent Edge, also woodland and moorland, there are two steep slopes. The Derwent was built between 1901 and 1916, and Ladybower between 1935 and 1945.

LEICESTERSHIRE

The 'Two Kings' Trails: Henry's Hike  (PT 246)  11km  Grade 2
Organised by Capital Trails Walking Club
A gentle wood and Ashby Canal towpath stroll heading south to Dadlington village, returning via field paths along the likely eastern edge of the true 1485 battlefield site and Shenton village, with two steep climbs up Ambion Hill near the end.

The 'Two Kings' Trails: Richards Ramble  (PT 247)  12km  Grade 2
Organised by Capital Trails Walking Club
An easy field and lane walk heading north to the historic town of Market Bosworth, returning via its Country Park and Sutton Cheney village, followed by a shorter loop incorporating the Battlefield Trail and Ashby Canal towpath.

City of Leicester Heritage Trail  (PT 275)  11km  Grade 1
Organised by Ise Valley Vagabonds
An easy hard-surface route between two of the city's largest Victorian parks via numerous historic buildings and heritage sites including King Richard III and Thomas Cook.  Also a long stretch of Grand Union Canal towpath unsuitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs.  Plenty of refreshment facilities, toilets and historic information panels.

LINCOLNSHIRE

Stamford Permanent Trail  (PT 18)  10km  Grade 1
Organised by Ise Valley Vagabonds
From the grounds of Burghley House, visit the picturesque stone-built town of Stamford, dating from Roman Times. Return via the grounds of Burghley House (not open when the Horse Trials are taking place, early September each year).

Lincoln Tourist Walk  (PT 92)  10km  Grade 1+
Organised by Lincolnshire Vikings Walking Club
Lincoln Cathedral dominates but with a Castle, Abbey, Arboretum, Museums, Brayford Pool, old walls, excavations and gateways on route, there is plenty to see. Steep Hill will prove Lincolnshire is not flat. Can be started at Bus/Train station.

Lincoln Town & Country Walk   (PT 166)   5/11km  Grade 1/2+
Organised by Lincolnshire Vikings Walking Club
5km - Walk on the South Common, see some of the City of Lincoln and its Waterways.  Can be started at the Bus/Train Station.

11km - Walk along the Lincoln "cliff", through farmland and by the river. See some of the rich heritage of Lincoln's past. Can be started at the Bus/Train station or linked with the Lincoln Tourist Walk at the Central Market.

Ermine Street Trail  (PT273)  54km  Grade 2     
Organised by Lincolnshire Vikings Walking Club
This new linear route is a 54km stretch of one of England's oldest main roads, which ran from the heart of London to Historic York. Throughout our nation's history the Ermine Street played a vital part for people and their animals, to move to different markets and religious centres.
This route is split into 3 sections (18km, 17km & 19km).

Grantham Machine Gun Corps ARMISTICE Trail  (PT 287)  
10km  Grade 2
Organised by Lincolnshire Vikings Walking Club
Starting at the Machine Gun Corps Marching Gate, heading up to the old camp, across farmland to reach a cenotaph, then back into Grantham walking past blue plaques, to the museum and further blue plaques, then back to start passing commemorative pavilion.

Lincoln ARMISTICE Trail  (PT 305)  11km  Grade 1+      
Organised by Lincolnshire Vikings Walking Club
This walk takes you past WW1 Trenches, the area where WW1 aircraft were trested and a monument to the Tank, which was conceived and built in Lincoln. It passes the hospital used to treat shell-shocked servicemen and goes through the cemetery where many were buried.

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE

Wellingborough Country Park & Town Permanent Trail (PT 15)
12km    Grade 1
Organised by Ise Valley Vagabonds
A circuit around Irchester Country Park followed by a tour of 'Waendel' town incorporating areas not utilised in previous versions of the trail.

Kettering Permanent Trail (PT 57) 14km Grade 2
Organised by Ise Valley Vagabonds
A stroll through town leads to the pretty villages of Weekley and Warkton, returning alsong side the River Ise which bring you to  Wicksteed Park and back into town.

Daventry Permanent Trail (PT 165) 11km Grade 2
Organised by Ise Valley Vagabonds
Explore the town, climb up to the old broadcasting station and enjoy the panaromic views. Visit the country park and then return to town via a disused railway line and cycleway.

Rushden & Higham Ferrers Historical Trail (PT 250)   11km  Grade 2
Organised by Ise Valley Vagabonds    
Explore the sites of historical interest in the two towns and visit locations mentioned in “Love For Lydia”, by Rushden`s most famous son, the author H.E.Bates.

The Falcon Challenge (PT 252)     11km    Grade 2
Organised by Rockingham Forest Walkers     
This delightful countryside walk, passes the exquisite Castle Ashby House and estate, It then meanders through the hamlet of Chadstone, and the ancient village of Cogenhoe (cook-know) perched on the side of the River Nene. The Buttery in the rural shopping yard at Castle Ashby, provides welcome refreshment when open.

Northampton ARMISTICE Trail  (PT 302)  14km  Grade 1  
Organised by Ise Valley Vagabonds
A tour of the town visiting the sites of two of the town's WW1 sporting heroes and many other sites associated with the Great War. Free on-street parking in Park Avenue South.

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE

Nottingham City Trail  (PT 100)  10km  Grade 1
Organised by Lincolnshire Vikings Walking Club
The walk includes a pleasant stretch along the River Trent, Nottingham Canal, several museums - Castle, Brewhouse Yard, Canal, Lace, Textile, Costume, and the Galleries of Justice, also the new Magistrates Courts.

The Way to a Windmill  (PT 126)  12km  Grade 2
Organised by British Walking FederationWay to a windmill
An enjoyable walk taking you along the Trent Valley Way, and around to the Windmill at North Leverton, before returning to the village. The walk is on well defined footpaths, but there are frequent stiles.

Newark on Trent Jubilee Trail  (PT 241)  10km  Grade 1
Organised by Lincolnshire Vikings Walking Club       
Newark Castle has stood proud on the banks of the River Trent for nearly 900 years. In addition Newark is an attractive market town with many facets of history reflected in its streets and buildings. The church treasury has Maundy Money given to residents in 1984 which is on view from time to time.

                                                                            
Eastwood and Erewash ARMISTICE Trail  (PT 308)  14km  Grade 2+
Organised by British Walking Federation
Following the Erewash Valley and Nottingham Canal, this circular route crosses from Nottinghamshire into Derbyshire, taking in the old mining towns of Heanor and Langley Mill before passing through the birthplace of D H Lawrence, Eastwood. This route follows roads, canal towpaths and well-defined footpaths/bridleways.

RUTLAND

Normanton Trail   (PT 260)  13km  Grade 2
Organised by Rockingham Forest Walkers
A lovely walk around part of Rutland Water including Normanton Church (only remaining part of the now submerged village). Utilising part of the Rutland Round and the Hereward Way trails.

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