BWF logo

British Walking Federation

SOUTH EAST ENGLAND

South East

BERKSHIRE

Reading Rivers & Buildings Walk (PT 52) 10km Grade 1
Organised by Thames Valley Walking Club
The walk starts from Caversham Bridge car park to the rear of the Holiday Inn Hotel. It takes you round the heart of Reading town centre as well as the Abbey ruins. It also passes through the 'Oracle Shopping Centre'.

Windsor Jubilee Trail (PT 69) 10km Grade 1
Organised by Thames Valley Walking Club       
From the former ‘Great Western Railway’ terminus opposite the Castle, the route joins and follows the River Thames for a while. At various points along the route Windor Castle is visible in the distance. The route returns to the station via part of ‘The Long Walk’ and Windsor High Street.

Windsor & Eton Trail (PT 245) 10km Grade 1+
Organised by Thames Valley Walking Club   
After crossing the River Thames the route goes through Eton passing Eton College. The route then follows the Jubilee River for a while to reach Eton Wick. The route returns along the River Thames to Windsor. At various points along the route Windor Castle is visible in the distance.

Greenham Common Trail (PT 249)  10km Grade 2
Organised by RAF WARMA   
This trail is routed around the former RAF and USAF Airbase which has been put back to common land following its closure and now owned by West Berkshire Council. The route follows well defined paths that were once the taxiways and runways of the former airfield. Passing buildings and sites on the airfield and Business Park that are now of historical interest.

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE

Wendover Trail (PT 261) 12km Grade 2
Organised by RAF WARMA
The walk takes you a short distance on the ridgeway path of the Chiltern Hills, before winding its way up through Wendover woods for far reaching views of the Buckinghamshire countryside. Coming off the hills you pass RAF Halton and its airfield, into the picturesque village of Halton and the churchyard with military graves. You then follow the canal back into Wendover village.

HAMPSHIRE

Queen Elizabeth Country Park Jubilee Trail (PT 02) 12km Grade 2
Organised by the British Walking FederationQE2
Queen Elizabeth Country Park is situated within the South Downs National Park between Petersfield and Portsmouth. It was opened by Queen Elizabeth on the 2nd of August 1976, and is an established outdoor activity centre with waymarked trails. It is open all year with a visitor centre and café.  The route takes you up onto the South Downs with views across to the Isle of Wight and the Solent.

Winchester City Heritage Trail (PT 170) 13km Grade 2
Organised by Amesbury Walkers
The walk visits the historical sights of the city, including the cathedral and the Round Table. A section of the route climbs the steps to St Catherine's Hill to afford excellent views over the surrounding countryside.

Romsey Circular Walk (PT 203) 11km Grade 1+
Organised by Amesbury Walkers
The route takes you round many places of interest in this old historic town. It includes old waterways and the River Test, country lanes, some woods and open fields. There are many pubs and restaurants available in the town.

Odiham Jubilee Trail (PT 238)  11km Grade 2
Organised by RAF WARMA     
This walk takes you through the countryside of north Hampshire, passing through the villages of Odiham and Greywell. The route takes you past the entrance of RAF Odiham, where the Queen reviewed the Royal Air Force in her Coronation year. It also follows a short distance along the Basingstoke canal passing the ruin of Odiham Castle (also known as King John's Castle).

Southampton City Waterfront & Heritage Trail (PT 244)
12km Grade 1+
Organised by Amesbury Walkers     
A walk round the city taking in many historical sites, as well as along the pier to see the busy seaway and possibly find a cruise ship in dock.

ISLE OF WIGHT

Shanklin Trail (PT 56) 12km Grade 2
Organised by Amesbury Walkers
The walk follows footpaths across farmland and through woods to climb up onto the Downs overlooking the sea, to finally walk through the seaside town of Shanklin.

Wroxall Walk (PT 62) 12km Grade 2
Organised by Amesbury Walkers
A level walk along an old disused railway track with a climb onto the Downs above Shanklin, then down onto the coastal promenade with magnificent sea views.

Windmill Way (PT 67) 28km Grade 2
Organised by Amesbury Walkers
Follows the coastal path before climbing the Downs into Bembridge, returning inland to Shanklin.

Round the Island Trail (PT 73) 116km Grade 3
Organised by Amesbury Walkers
A circumnavigation of the island using the signed "Coastal Path". Not strenuous apart from the distance. The I.O.W. bus system makes it easy to split it into short days.

Fishbourne Trail (PT 140) 10km Grade 2
Organised by Amesbury Walkers
An easy country walk, from the Ferry Terminal, visiting unspoilt Isle of Wight countryside.

Yarmouth Trail (PT 141) 20km Grade 2
Organised by Amesbury Walkers
A beautiful walk round the western end of the island, over the Downs following the coastal footpath.  Views of The Needles and the Solent.

Brading Windmill Trail (PT 266) 12km Grade 2 
Organised by Amesbury Walkers
A walk through the RSPB reserve and across Culver Down with views over the English Channel.

KENT

Dover Permanent Trail  (PT 3)  12km  Grade 3  dover                 
Organised by British Walking Federation
Gateway to England Dover has a plethora of historical interest from the Romans to modern times. Today it plays a major role as a seaport to the continent. The walk visits the town and heads off up to the White Cliffs and the South Foreland Lighthouse, returning via the visitors centre with the magnificent Dover Castle high on the hill. Back down the steps and along the promenade passing numerous commemorative memorabilia and eventually returning to the Old Gaol through the mainly pedestrianised shopping street.

OXFORDSHIRE

Oxford Permanent Trail (PT 46) 13km Grade 1
Organised by Ise Valley Vagabonds
Explore the world of Inspector Morse.  Walk into Oxford along the canal and then pass all the main tourist sights and colleges before following the canal and River Thames to Port Meadow and the Trout Inn.

Henley Town & River Walk (PT 58) 20km Grade 2
Organised by Thames Valley Walking Club
The walk takes you over Henley Bridge and up Remenham Hill before joining the river and going along part of the annual regatta course. It passes the beautiful Marsh Lock with its unusual horse bridge to reach Shiplake Village, before returning to Henley.

A Windrush Wander (PT 253)10km Grade 2
Organised by Thames Valley Walking Club   
A mainly rural walk on footpaths, bridleways, green roads and riverbank paths from the Cotswold town of Burford, passing through picturesque villages and hamlets. Plenty of cafes, pubs and shops in Burford.

Woodstock & Blenheim Park (PT 259) 11km Grade 1
Organised by Ise Valley Vagabonds 
A short tour of quaint Woodstock, before taking a circular walk through the extensive grounds of Blenheim Park, with good views of Blenheim Palace.

Abingdon Trail (PT 264) 10km Grade 1
Organised by Lincolnshire Vikings Walking Club
This walk takes you along the Rivers Thames and Ock. It explores the rich historical heritage of Abingdon which is England's oldest continuously occupied town. The Michaelmas Fair held early October is the longest street fair in Europe.

SURREY

Old Churches of the North Downs (PT 59) 13km Grade2
Organised by Amesbury Walkers
This 13km circular walk starts from Guildford and visits the churches of St Martha and St Catherine on the North Downs, the ruins of Guildford Castle and the River Wey towpath.

Puttenham (PT 130) 14km Grade 1+
Organised by British Walking FederationPuttenham.gif (92234 bytes)
This is a relatively easy walk visiting two villages just south of The Hog's Back. The walk passes close to Puttenham Priory dating back to 1760. The village well in the adjacent churchyard was used up to 1750 and then re-discovered in 1972 after the covering collapsed into it.

WEST SUSSEX

Cissbury Ring (PT 133) 14km Grade 2
Organised by British Walking Federation
This walk visits an extensive hill-fort dating back to 2000BC. The area has many traces of the shafts of flint mines sunk by men and women of the Bronze and New Stone ages. The walk passes Findon Place (a handsome Georgian house of the late 18th Century) St Georges Church dating back to 1053, Gin Inn which dates from 1675 and Mepcote Green site of a sheep fair since 1790.

Kyra's Trail (PT 189) 25km Grade 2
Organised by Amesbury Walkers
Kyra's Trail follows the lanes, footpaths, bridleways and tracks of West Sussex. It includes downland, woodland and farmland passing through the villages and hamlets of East Dean, Charlton Heyshott and Graffham, with their Saxon Churches and delightful Sussex Pubs.

Bluebell Trail (PT 223) 10km Grade 2+
Organised by Thames Valley Walking Club
The walk follows part of the 'Sussex Border Path' and 'High Weald Landscape Trail' between West Hoathly and Bluebell Railway's Kingscote station.  The walk goes through Bluebell woods which are best viewed in May. Steam trains run regularly on the railway.

Horsted Trail (PT 224) 10km Grade 2+
Organised by Thames Valley Walking Club
This walk follows footpaths and minor road through varied countryside including a section alongside the Bluebell Railway. The walk also passes close to Horsted Keynes station and provides a good view of the regular steam trains that run on the railway.

Arundel Amble (PT 234) 15km Grade 1+
Organised by Thames Valley Walking Club       
The walk joins the ancient town of Arundel with its Cathedral and Castle (for 500 years the home of the Dukes of Norfolk) and Amberley (home of the Chalkpits Industrial Museum) via the riverside footpath, crossing the recently rebuilt suspension bridge.  The route returns through woodland, farmland and meadows.

Top of page