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The Penistone Line Collection

Penistone Line Collection

Thanks to a new collaboration between the Penistone Line Partnership and iFootpath we are able to offer you walking routes that will allow you to discover some amazing Yorkshire gems from an iron-age hillfort and a community farm, to stunning abbey ruins and scenic river weirs. This charming area is simply crying out to be enjoyed…

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Ryedale Market Towns Trail Collection

Ryedale Market Towns Trail Collection

iFootpath has teamed up with Ryedale District Council to bring you a new circular long-distance walking trail in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire. This 67-mile (108km) long-distance trail celebrates the glorious landscape of this district as well as the many traditional small villages and the five historic market towns, all offering a great Yorkshire welcome.

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Howardian Hills Easy Countryside Trails

Howardian Hills Easy Countryside Trails

Howardian Hills AONB has teamed up with iFootpath to create six Easy Countryside Walking Trails, designed to give everyone the chance to enjoy a slice of this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Discover the beauty of this charming landscape on hard-surfaced tracks and lanes, with short routes suitable for beginners, wheelchairs, pushchairs or disability buggies. There are stunning views and nature-rich woodlands just waiting to be discovered, and chance for a glimpse of the Kilburn White Horse, Ampleforth Abbey and Byland Abbey.

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The Visit Ryedale Market Towns Collection

The Visit Ryedale Market Towns Collection

Ryedale District Council has teamed up with iFootpath to bring you the Visit Ryedale Collection, 21 digital walking guides that will help you discover this glorious part of North Yorkshire. Each walk begins in one of the market towns – Helmsley, Kirkbymoorside, Pickering, Malton and Norton-on-Derwent – and there are routes to suit all abilities, from shorter discovery trails to longer countryside rambles. The Visit Ryedale Collection is part of the wider Ryedale Market Towns promotion project, which aims to help visitors discover the beautiful countryside around the five Ryedale market towns, whilst also encouraging stops at attractions, cafes, pubs and shops along the way.

 

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The West Sussex Weekends Collection

The West Sussex Weekends Collection

Discover the West Sussex countryside with ten new specially mapped digital walks. Developed as a partnership between West Sussex County Council and iFootpath, the West Sussex Weekends collection cover many parts of West Sussex. The ten walks are all different lengths, and there’s something for all levels of walker.

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Sussex Hospices Trail Collection

Sussex Hospices Trail Collection

iFootpath has teamed up with Friends of Sussex Hospices to create a trail dedicated to raising awareness of the work of the hospices in Sussex. The Sussex Hospices Trail is a 200 mile (320km) circular long distance path that starts and ends in Chichester. Using existing footpaths and bridleways, the trail guides walkers on an exciting, rewarding and sometimes exhilarating journey around the Sussex countryside. It is the perfect way of experiencing all that Sussex has to offer, from seaside promenades to riverside pastures and tranquil woodlands to the bracing tops of the South Downs. The variety of the route is a real treat and there are lots of landmarks to visit along the way too. If you’ve ever fancied visiting Arundel Castle, Battle Abbey, Brighton’s i360, Glorious Goodwood or Chichester Cathedral then this is a great opportunity to do just that.

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Explore Surrey Collection

Explore Surrey Collection

iFootpath has teamed up with Surrey County Council to bring you the Explore Surrey collection. This collection of 51 digital walking guides takes in the best of Surrey's glorious countryside. Whether you're an adventurous walker or someone who prefers a short stroll, there's a walk to suit you. The routes have been hand-picked by Surrey County Council's countryside team, giving you a true flavour of the diversity, beauty and splendour of the county. You will discover ancient woodlands, chalk downland, meandering rivers, expansive vineyards, sweeping valleys, historic parkland and beautiful villages. There is plenty of historical interest along the way too. From gunpowder mills and semaphore towers, mills and pillboxes to historic churches and majestic stately homes, you may be surprised at how much there is to discover on your doorstep.

 

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Discover England’s Great Literary Walks

Discover England’s Great Literary Walks

Some of the greatest writers were inspired by the natural landscapes around them. It’s no surprise to me; we all feel our emotions awakened as we explore the great outdoors and our hearts are stirred. I guess the difference is that, whilst some of us are left speechless by the beauty revealed to us, the literary greats find their voices...

 

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The length of our walking guides is given in miles and rounded to the nearest full mile (whole number) for simplicity. For short walks (of less than 2 miles) or walks that have a length that ends in .5, a more accurate walk length may be given in the first section of the walk introduction. For example, the Length in the header may be listed as 6 miles, and the introduction may confirm that the exact length of the walk is 5.5 miles. The walk length is calculated from the GPS file that was created by the walk author GPS tracking the walk whilst walking, using the iFootpath App GPS Tracker, meaning it is very accurate. Our bespoke tracker is particularly detailed and plots a walkers position about every 10 seconds. The tracker is calibrated to match two other reputable map and walking sources, Ordnance Survey and Nike. As with all standardised walk and map lengths, the distance does not take account of hills and slopes, just the distance you would measure using a piece of string on a flat map version of the terrain, so hilly walks will feel longer than stated. If you track the route using another GPS App or Tracker App or Fitness Device, you can expect the distance you record to be different due to different calibrations. This is particularly true of those Apps and devices that count your motion and steps – these can only guess the distance you have travelled with each step and so are much less accurate.

Grade (Boots)

The grade of a walk is an indicator of how difficult the terrain is that you will encounter along the way. This does not take into account the walk length but does suggest how challenging the walk will be. It takes into account things like hills, path surfaces and obstacles (like stiles, gates, steps and rock scrambles). An easy walk, graded as 1 (and shown as 1 Boot) indicates a walk that is essentially flat, has no sharp hills to climb, has no stiles, is easy to navigate (probably along a well-worn path) and is suitable for most levels of fitness. A difficult walk, graded as 5 (and represented by 5 Boots) indicates a walk that is strenuous and involves steep ascents and/or descents. It may be technically challenging involving difficult terrain or obstacles that require scrambling with your hands. Please note that the grading for walks is subjective and open to interpretation and should only be used as a guide when selecting a walk.

NOTE: Do be aware that the level of stamina required for any walk will vary depending on both the walk length and the difficulty grade - you should only walk within your limits.

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