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CORNWALL

Lostwithiel & Lanhydrock (PT 146) 14km Grade 2
Organised by Thames Valley Walking Club
This walk can also be started at Lostwithiel Station or the National Trust Car Park at Lanhydrock House (signposted from the A30 at Bodmin). The walk uses paths, lanes and minor roads through the beautiful Cornish countryside.

Mount Edgcumbe Trail (PT 147) 11km Grade 2
Organised by Amesbury Walkers
This walk is mainly on undulating footpaths around Mount Edgcumbe Country Park on the Cornish side of the river Tamar, with excellent views across Plymouth Sound.

DEVON

Plymouth Historical Trail (PT 74) 20km Grade 1+
Organised by Thames Valley Walking Club
Start at Mayflower steps, where so many epic journeys began! You visit the oldest part of Plymouth, past the Plymouth Gin Distillery and go round the City to reach Freedom Park. You go through the shopping area to Devonport, and then the waterfront via the Hoe.

Lustleigh Cleave (PT 124) 13km Grade 2+
Organised by British Walking Federation
The walk soon reaches the wooded slopes of Horsham Cleave and the River Bovey, which is crossed before going up Hunter's Tor and along the exposed ridge of Lustleigh Cleave to reach the village of Lustleigh.

Tiverton (PT 125) 11km Grade 2
Organised by British Walking Federation
Walk through the town and countryside around Tiverton, one of the most attractive towns in Devon. The walk takes in part of the restored Grand Western Canal which dates from 1812. It also passes the former school buildings called Old Blundell's. A former pupil of the school was R.D. Blackmore, author of Lorna Doone.

Okehampton & Belstone Cleave (PT 145) 13km Grade 2+
Organised by Thames Valley Walking Club
This walk can also be started at Okehampton Station or Post Office, which can be reached by bus or train from Exeter. The walk takes you along two cleaves on the edge of Dartmoor. The terrain is variable and beautiful but can be slippery in places when wet.

Two Chapels Trail (PT 148) 15km Grade 2
Organised by Amesbury Walkers
The walk starts from the National Trust car park at Killerton House, near Broadclyst, Exeter (easily accessible from the M5) and is on footpaths and tracks around Killerton House and Gardens.

Tavistock Trail (PT 150) 14km Grade 2
Organised by Thames Valley Walking Club
This walk is a circular walk from the ancient Stannary town of Tavistock. It uses paths, lanes and minor roads on the outskirts of Dartmoor National Park in the beautiful Devon countryside. Allow time to explore Tavistock after completing the walk.

Mount Batten Trail (PT 184) 14km Grade 2
Organised by Amesbury Walkers
Starting from what was once RAF Mount Batten, the walk follows part of the South West Coastal Path and has views across to Bodmin Moor, Dartmoor and across the city of Plymouth. Eddystone Lighthouse, 14 miles out to sea, can also be seen on good days.

Plym Valley Challenge Walk (PT 225) 31km Grade 3
Organised by Thames Valley Walking Club       
A challenging walk along the banks of the river Plym, over farmland, moorland and long country lanes, across Cadover Bridge to Meavy (halfway and laternative start point GR SX 540 671).  Then onto the Princetown to Plymouth railway line, now a cycleway across four viaducts and through a tunnel.

Exeter City & Waterways Trail (PT 226) 10km Grade 2
Organised by Amesbury Walkers
Enjoy a historical walk visiting Exeter's old trading centre by the quayside, ancient city ruins, castle, cathedral grounds and city parks, returning through university grounds and pleasant riverside footpaths to the finish.

DORSET

Corfe Castle Trail (PT 185) 10km Grade 2+
Organised by Thames Valley Walking Club
The walk gives good views over the Dorset coastline and passes close to the 12th Century keep of Corfe Castle. The nearby town of Swanage is worth  a visit along with the magnificent Swanage Bay.

GLOUCESTERSHIRE

Mickleton Walk (PT 134) 12km Grade 2
Organised by British Walking Federation
An upland walk along undulating paths with magnificent views over the Cotswolds. The walk visits two of England's finest gardens at Hidcote Manor and Kiftsgate Court (the latter is open some days from April to September and is famous for rare shrubs). The walk also touches on parts of the Heart of England Way.
There are refreshments at the start and at Mickleton en route.

Cotswold Water Park Trail (PT 254)  12km Grade 2
Organised by Thames Valley Walking Club  
A pleasant flat walk round the canal, rivers and lakes of the Cotswold Water Park.  Cafe and toilets at the start during normal opening hours.

SOMERSET

City of Bath Heritage Walk (PT 55) 13km Grade 2
Organised by Amesbury Walkers
A 13km walk through the world famous City of Bath. Not only taking in all the heritage tourist sites, but also parts of the City, such as the Kennet and Avon canal, not normally touched by visitors.

Cheddar Gorge Walk (PT 128) 10km Grade 3+
Organised by British Walking Federation
cheddarThis is a lovely walk with superb views over the north Somerset countryside and equally fabulous views of Cheddar Gorge, one of Britain's natural wonders.
There are two steep ascents which together make over 1,000 feet of climbing. The route can be very slippery after rain and care needs to be taken on the rocky parts of the paths.

City of Bristol Trail (PT 204) 12km Grade 2
Organised by Amesbury Walkers
A circular walk featuring some of Brunel's engineering influences. The walk is mainly on pavements and paths through the City, over the suspension bridge and following the River Avon along its banks.

Holywell Trail (PT 210) 10km Grade 1+
Organised by Somerset Levels and Moors Strollers
An easy walk across the Somerset Moors and Levels with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside and the famous Glastonbury Tor. The walk starts and finishes opposite the site of the last surviving Holy Well in Somerset, which were used by the pilgrims on their pilgrimage journey to Glastonbury. Check with the organiser in wet weather because this route is subject to flooding.

Bowdens Crest Trail (PT 227) 10km Grade 1+
Organised by Somerset Levels and Moors Strollers
This circular walk starts and finishes in the centre of the historic town of Langport and passes through open countryside, along the River Parrett, meanders over the Somerset Levels and passes along Bowdens Crest with spectacular views over the Somerset Levels. Check with the organiser in wet weather because this route is subject to flooding.

Montacute & Ham Hill (PT 272) 12km Grade 2 
Organised by Amesbury Walkers
Montacute is an old-style village featuring the National Trust property of Montacute House. The walk ventures through the park and into the countryside climbing up th Ham Hill. Here the war memorial stands proud and is seen by users of the A303, offering a panorama of the Somerset countryside and the distant Mendips. it then returns to Montacute where tea rooms and a public house are situated.

WILTSHIRE

Stonehenge Walk (PT 12) 17km Grade 2
Organised by Amesbury Walkers
A circular walk mainly over unspoilt country footpaths around Amesbury and visiting the famous Stonehenge site. The route keeps well off the roads and affords an unusual view of the famous monument from Normanton Down burial mounds.  Keep dogs on a lead.

Old Sarum Challenge (PT 13) 40km Grade 3
Organised by Amesbury Walkers
This circular walk follows footpaths to Old Sarum monument, with views across Salisbury to the famous Cathedral Spire.  After completing 33km, the Black Horse, in the unspoilt charming village of Great Durnford, makes an ideal resting place on the way back.

City of Salisbury Trail (PT 183) 11km Grade 1
Organised by Amesbury Walkers
A circular walk around the ancient City of Salisbury visiting the cathedral with its famous spire and many other historical sites.  Not to be rushed!

Calne Bowood Trail (PT 240) 13km Grade 2+
Organised by Amesbury Walkers     
A circular walk taking in the history and architecture of the town and then out over footpaths to return to the town.

Avebury Prehistoric Trail (PT 256) 10km Grade 2
Organised by Amesbury Walkers 
A mainly rural walk around historic and prehistoric sites including the Avebury Stones, Silbury Hill, West Kennet Long Barrow and The Sanctuary, returning on The Ridgeway and Green Street, a Saxon military road. Café and pub in the village. Contact organisers for alternative start with free parking for non-NT members.

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