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BEDFORDSHIRE

Marston Vale Millenium Country Park Trail  (PT 195) 10km Grade 1
Organised by Ise Valley Vagabonds
Within the Marston Vale Forest Park, this circular route goes around the Park, set up under the 'Forests for Communities' scheme. The walk takes you around a former clay pit from the brick industry, a local example of environmental regeneration at work.

Marston Vale Timberland Trail  (PT 196)  21km  Grade 3
Organised by Ise Valley Vagabonds
This fully waymarked trail starts at the Forest Centre, crosses farmland then rises to take in the wooded landscape of the Greensand Ridge. This, with the town of Ampthill and its historic parkland, make for an interesting, if strenuous, walk.

Kempston (King William IV) Trail  (PT 197)  13km  Grade 2
Organised by Ise Valley Vagabonds
Starting at a 17th Century Inn, the walk crosses farmland along the river Great Ouse, traverses two golf courses and passes through small villages and woods. The final stretch by the river is along an avenue of Lime trees.

Bedford River Walk  (PT 205)  11km  Grade 1
Organised by Ise Valley Vagabonds
A pleasant stroll visiting the village of Elstow, birthplace of Bedford's most famous son, John Bunyan. Returning along the banks of the magnificent River Great Ouse.

Bedford Country Park & Town Trail  (PT 211)  10Km  Grade 1
Organised by Ise Valley Vagabonds
This trail takes in the Priory Country Park and riverside walks not visited on the Bedford River Walk, the historic Castle Motte and interesting parts of the modern centre of the town, whose Charter was first granted in 1166 AD.

Marston Vale Jubilee Walk  (PT 274)  11km  Grade 2
Organised by Ise Valley Vagabonds
From Marston Vale Country Park, through surrounding countryside to Hunger Hill and Rectory Wood, returning via the ancient woodland of Marston Thrift. Can be combined with 2 other Trails from same venue for a longer walk.

Wrest Park ARMISTICE Trail  (PT 290)  12km   Grade 2       
Organised by Rockingham Forest Walkers
The walk starts from Wrest Park and visits the villages of Lower Gravehurst, Shillington and Higham Gobion before returning to the start.

Ampthill Park ARMISTICE Trail  (PT 295)  11km   Grade 2   
Organised by Rockingham Forest Walkers
The walk starts in Ampthill Park, visits the market town of Ampthill and the village of Maulden before returning to the start, passing Houghton House, the inspiration for John Bunyan's House Beautiful.

CAMBRIDGESHIRE

Peterborough City Trail   (PT 208)  10km  Grade 1
Organised by Rockingham Forest Walkers
The walk takes you through the city of Peterborough, a historically important and thriving market town nestling in English countryside. Originally known as the Medeshamstede, it has been a centre for Christian worship since AD655.

The Castle Meander  (PT 237)  12km  Grade 2
Organised by Rockingham Forest Walkers       
A delightful walk starting from the quaint village of Kimbolton, best known for its castle which was; the sad final home of King Henry VIII's first queen, Catherine of Aragon. This charming walk meanders across the exquisite Cambridgeshire countryside and passes through the castle parkland on the last leg. 

The Wandlebury Trail   (PT 258)  10km  Grade 1
Organised by Havac Walkers
The trail takes you onto the Magog Down, an area of open grass chalkland on the slopes of the Gog Magog Hills just outside and to the south of Cambridge. It then goes into the Wandlebury Country Park, through woodlands and around the Wandlebury Ring, the remains of an Iron Age fort.

The Lancaster Trail  (PT269)  13km  Grade 2     
Organised by Havac Walkers

The Mosquito Trail  (PT270)  23km  Grade 2    
Organised by Havac Walkers

The Halifax Trail  (PT271)  27km  Grade 2        
Organised by Havac Walkers

                                                                            
"Tobacco for Soldiers" WW1 ARMISTICE Walk (PT280) 11km Grade 1
Organised by Havac Walkers
You follow cycle tracks and footpaths into Cambridge, where you do a tour of the city. (It is possible to link up with the walk from Grantchester, and then complete the Rupert Brooke Walk once in Grantchester.) You return to Fen Ditton along a riverside path.

                                                                            
Hilton WW1 ARMISTICE Memorial Walk  (PT288)  12km  Grade 1
Organised by Havac Walkers
The route takes you along a country lane and footpaths to the village of Hilton, where you visit the church. You return along a series of tracks between fields that are not public rights of way, but permission has been granted by the farmer, Mr Malcolm Broughton.

                                                                           
Horseheath WW1 ARMISTICE Memorial Walk  (PT294) 12km Grade 1
Organised by Havac Walkers
The walk takes you from The Black Bull along a country lane to the Roman Road, which you follow to the village of Horseheath. You return via lanes and footpaths, passing through the village of Balsham, back to the finish.

                                                                           
Rupert Brooke WW1 ARMISTICE Walk  (PT 296)  10km   Grade 1
Organised by Havac Walkers
The walk goes along a series of permissive footpaths around Grantchester. It passes what is leftr of the old Bedford to Cambridge Railway Line, which is now used for The Travelling Telescope, a part of the Radio Astronomy Observatory. It can be combined with the Grantchester WW1 Walk.

                                                                          
Grantchester ARMISTICE WW1 Walk  (PT 304)  10km  Grade 1
Organised by Havac Walkers
From Grantchester, (of the TV programme fame), you follow riverside paths into Cambridge (where you can join The Fen Ditton Walk). You return via a country lane, permitted path and tarmac path. The Rupert Brooke also stands in Grantchester.

ESSEX

Saffron Stroll   (PT 112)  10km  Grade 2
Organised by Havac Walkers
A circular walk routed through some of the town’s historical parts and out into the countryside to the west of Saffron Walden. The town is picturesque with some 400 buildings of special architectural interest and a market on Tuesday and Saturday.

Walden Wander   (PT 113)  10km  Grade 2
Organised by Havac Walkers
A circular walk routed through some of the town’s historical parts, and out into the countryside to the south of Saffron Walden, through the village of Audley End. Audley End House and Park is a highlight of the walk.

                                                                            
Strethall ARMISTICE WW1 Walk  (PT 292)  10km  Grade 1
Organised by Havac Walkers
The walk follows the lanes and footpaths to and from Strethall, which is reportedly the smallest parish in England. You pass the church, which is on its own, as houses connecting it to the rest of the village down the hill were destroyed to stop the plague from spreading.

                                                                           
Edith Cavell WW1 ARMISTICE Trail  (PT 301)  10km  Grade 1
Organised by Havac Walkers
After a brief walk around Steeple Bumpstead, passing the church and The Old Vicarage, the walk follows footpaths to Moyn's Park. It then goes through the Park, passing the impressive Moyn's Hall, before leaving the Park and following footpaths back to the start.

HERTFORDSHIRE

Ashridge ARMISTICE Trail  (PT 278)  10km  Grade 2     
Organised by Thames Valley Walking Club
A woodland walk around part of the Ashridge Estate. From the Bridgewater Monument the route goes through Ashridge Park, circumnavigating Ashridge House (view of House in the distance) and along the Golden Valley before returning to the monument & National Trust visitor centre.

                                                                          
Grand Union Canal (Tring) ARMISTICE Trail (PT 299)  10km  Grade 2
Organised by Thames Valley Walking Club
The route starts alongside Wilstone Reservoir, before picking up part of the Grand Union Canal Wendover Arm. After a short section skirting Tring, the route picks up the Grand Union Canal before turning onto the Aylesbury Arm at Marsworth to return to Wilstone.

NORFOLK

Kings Lynn Permanent Trail  (PT 19)  11km Grade 1
Organised by Ise Valley Vagabonds
A new route exploring the River Great Ouse, the connections between King`s Lynn and the Hanseatic League of Northern Europe and the town itself.

Sandringham House Royal Residence Trail (PT 242) 11km Grade 1
Organised by Lincolnshire Vikings Walking Club       
This route goes round some of the grounds of the Sandringham estate.  It covers parts of the heathland which border the estate and also visits a nearby village offering alternative refreshment facilities from that to be found at the official visitors centre.

Great Yarmouth ARMISTICE Trail  (PT 284) 10km Grade 1 
Organised by Amesbury Walkers
This trail takes you through the seaside town of Great Yarmouth, a historical market town and one of the most important hisstoric ports on the East cioast of England. The town has a rich maritime, trade, industrial and tourism history and developed from a C10 fishing hamlet into a modern seaside town.

City of Norwich ARMISTICE Trail  (PT 306)  11km  Grade 1 
Organised by Amesbury Walkers
This Armistice Trail explores the vibrant city of Norwich on a walk around and through the city visiting many of its historical alleys, back streets, churches, the Cathedral and the grounds of the castle. You will also walk by the river Wensum.

SUFFOLK

Newmarket Circular Walk   (PT 21)  10km  Grade 1
Organised by Havac Walkers
This is a walk around the town of Newmarket, the centre of British horse racing. It passes many stables and studs. A possible side excursion could be made to the Horse Racing Museum in the High Street.

                                                                              
Haverhill WW1 ARMISTICE Walk (Two famous poems)  (PT 72)
10km  Grade 1+
Organised by Havac Walkers
From East Town Park, you follow the old railway track and several footpaths in the direction of Steeple Bumpstead, then return along a lane to Sturmer and the old railway line to the finish.

Glemsford WW1 ARMISTICE WALK (PT 279) 10km Grade 1 
Organised by Havac Walkers
The walk takes you on a circular tour through and around Glemsford, using local footpaths. Glemsford is one of the largest villages in Suffolk, and was a famous centre in the cloth industry. It has 48 listed buildings.

                                                                              
Bury St Edmunds WW1 ARMISTICE Cathedral Walk  (PT 283)
10km  Grade 1
Organised by Havac Walkers
The walk takes you along cycle tracks and pavements into the centre of Bury, where you visit the cathedral, then leaves Bury via The Abbey Gardens. You then follow lanes and footpaths out of Bury, towards Rushbrooke, in a circular route before returning to the Rugby Club.

                                                                              
Owen Wolton Memorial WW1 ARMISTICE Walk  (PT 285)
10km  Grade 1
Organised by Havac Walkers
The walk takes you along footpaths to Brent Eleigh, through the village along a country road, then back to Lavenham along a bridleway.

Bury WW1 ARMISTICE Walk  (PT 298)  10km  Grade 1    
Organised by Havac Walkers
The route takes you along cycle paths and footpaths into the centre of Bury passing through Abbey Gardens. Return to the pub along other cycle paths, roads and footpaths. You pass the Suffolk Regiment Museum, which contains many WW1 articles, including a Victoria Cross.

Lavenham WW1 ARMISTICE Walk  (PT 307) 10km Grade 1 
Organised by Havac Walkers
The walk takes you through the centre of Lavenham, where you can see the famous old buildings. You then follow footpaths towards Preston St Mary, which you go around, before returning to Lavenham via other footpaths.

Sudbury WW1 ARMISTICE Walk  (PT 309)  10km  Grade 1 
Organised by Havac Walkers
The walk starts by following a part of The Talbot Trail, around the streets of Sudbury. There are a series of numbefred posts, each recalling some aspect of Sudbury's history. You then follow parts of The Gainsborough Trail, through Sudbury Meadows, before returning along the old railway line.

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