British Walking Federation

EAST ANGLIA

East Anglia 

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 Permanent 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

Cambridge Circular Walk   (PT 11)   10km   Grade 1
Organised by Havac Walkers
A 10km walk around the City of Cambridge, passing some of the Colleges, the old Castle from where there are fine views of the city, and alongside the river in places. Here, punts can be hired to absorb the tranquility of the river and the University.

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.

"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.

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.

 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

 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 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

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 Country Walk   (PT 72)   10km   Grade 1+
Organised by Havac walkers
A circular walk to the north east of Haverhill, mostly on tracks and fields through the Suffolk and Essex countryside. You pass through the village of Kedington, where the church is known as the "Westminster of Suffolk" with a splendid interior.

Mildenhall Jubilee Jaunt    (PT 239)  10km   Grade 1+
Organised by Havac Walkers
The Jubilee Centre, on the Jubilee Playing Fields where the trail starts, was named in honour of Queen Elizabeth II's Silver Jubilee in 1977. It is a riverside walk along the River Lark, passing both ancient and modern navigation and flood control structures, and through some Suffolk countryside and villages.

The Lavenham Lope    (PT 265)  11km  Grade 1
Organised by Havac Walkers
The walk takes a leisurely stroll around the historic town of Lavenham. You can enjoy a visit to the Church of St Peter & Paul, as well as seeing many historical buildings, in particular the Lavenham Guild Hall and The Little Hall. The route then goes into the country, visiting the village of Preston St. Mary.

Bury St. Edmunds Historical Trail   (PT 267)  10km  Grade 1
Organised by Havac Walkers
A stroll through the streets of Bury St Edmunds, highlighting some of the major historical points of interest, from Medieval, Georgian and Victorian times.

 

***TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED DUE TO PATHS BEING CLOSED***
Haverhill Anniversary Trail    (PT 268)   11km  Grade 1
Organised by Havac Walkers
This walk is a celebration of Havac's 30th Anniversary. It follows paths and bridleways around Haverhill to reach the outlying village of Little Wratting, then return along other rural paths.

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