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
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
- 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.
- Byways Breaks arrange
cycling, walking and cottage holidays in the gentle, unspoilt,
countryside of Cheshire, Shropshire and the Peaks.
- 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,
- Instep Holidays is a family
operated business with the aim of providing you with a unique
walking experience. Their careful planning and selection of
accommodation ensures that "You do the walk, we do the work".
- Living Streets initiative is
a clear and urgent challenge to the authorities who, for decades,
have allowed traffic priorities to overwhelm our local streets and
public places, and failed to keep them clean and safe. They want to
win back the streets for people.
- 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
- 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