Useful Walking Links

Please use the links below to access information from that organisation's website. You can also find further links to other countryside groups involved in walking/cycling or horse riding by visiting this Public Rights of Way page.

Cheshire East Council does not endorse or accept any responsibility for these external sites.

  • Accessible Countryside for Everyone (ACE) is a website dedicated to giving ideas for accessible walks, green spaces and countryside across England and Wales.
  • Canal and River Trust has detail of the canals and rivers that provide over 1,500 miles of walking routes around the country, and links with thousands of miles of other footpaths. Originally built for horses to pull laden boats, towpaths now provide peaceful havens in towns and cities and linear parks throughout the country.
  • Discover Cheshire is a great website for finding new walking, cycling, horse riding and canoeing routes together with places to eat and stay.
  • Go 4 A Walk has plenty of information and over 1,100 photographs about walking in Britain's countryside - route maps, where to stay, hints and tips on best practice, impartial advice, competitions, etc.
  • Highway Code has the legal requirements for all road users, including pedestrians!
  • Living Streets is a UK charity for everyday walking.
  • The Ramblers is Britain's biggest walking organisation, providing help and advice on walking anywhere in England, Scotland and Wales. A registered charity with 139,000 members, they have been looking after Britain's footpaths and defending its beautiful countryside for more than 65 years.
  • Walking Britain has over 3,000 pages of information dedicated to footpaths - information on routes, photos, regions, where to stay, books, maps, walking equipment, clothing, and more.
  • Walking Forum is a forum for discussing all aspects of country walking and hiking in the UK with boards for general chat, gear, long distance trails, and all the popular UK walking destinations
  • Walking the Way to Health Initiative (WHI) is for everyone with an interest in 'walking for health'. It offers information, support and encouragement to complete beginners, existing walkers and health and leisure professionals, with the view that walking is set to play a bigger role in creating a healthier nation.
  • Walkingworld -aims to provide the best online resource for walkers in the UK. Every walk comes with an easy-to-follow photographic guide and an Ordnance Survey map.
  • Walking in Cheshire has more than 130 free walks to download, details of all the books, maps and walking groups in the county.
  • Youth Hostels Association (YHA) operate a network of 225 Youth Hostels across England and Wales. They aim to help all, especially young people of limited means, to a greater knowledge, love and care of the countryside, particularly by providing hostels or other simple accommodation for them in their travels and thus to promote their health, rest and education.