Our favourite urban routes 

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Oxford, Oxfordshire

From fascinating historical buildings and architecture to charming historical pubs and plenty of famous film and TV locations, this lovely circular route showcases the best that Oxford has to offer.

 Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Take a tour of some of Cambridge’s most beautiful buildings, the picturesque area of the Backs, where several of Cambridge University’s colleges back onto the River Cam and even some local community pubs for en-route refreshments.

Pimlico, London

This charming walk introduces you to parts of London that are often overlooked but are well worth exploring. You’ll visit garden squares, secluded parks, and quiet sections of the Thames before arriving at Tate Britain.

Bordesley, West Midlands 

This short wander takes in two parks and reveals the culture and history nestled among the streets of central Birmingham; including a Hindu temple, a Sikh Gurdwara and a 17th century timber frame house.

Sheffield, South Yorkshire

This walk from Sheffield city centre heads along the River Don to Kelham Island. You’ll get to glimpse parts of the city’s industrial heritage, before looping back on woodland paths with pretty views of the city. 

Conwy, Wales

Head to the banks of the River Conwy from where there are outstanding views of Conwy Castle. Visit the smallest house in Britain on the quayside before enjoying a spectacular return via the town walls.

 Edinburgh, Scotland

Arthur’s Seat is a dramatic dollop of Scottish wilderness rising unexpectedly from the heart of Edinburgh. There may be a steep climb to the top, but you’ll be rewarded with incredible views across the Scottish capital.

Battle, East Sussex

Explore the Battle of Hastings in brief with this intriguing walk through the fields and streets of the historic town of Battle. Discover a huge variety of historic buildings, wildflower meadows, and a windmill.

Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire 

Forget the stereotype of Milton Keynes being a concrete jungle. This walk passes a famous sculpture, a Roman villa, a secret garden, a deserted medieval village, the scene of a Royal kidnap and some beautiful countryside!

Stoke Newington, London

This lovely walk of under an hour takes you through Stoke Newington's parks and historic buildings. You’ll walk through the beautiful Clissold Park, before visiting two churches and Abney Park.

Leicester, Leicestershire

This walk around Leicester focuses on Roman history, much of which is now beneath ground level. Our route passes present day buildings, and provides a window on what stood here in Roman times.

Manchester, Greater Manchester

This circular walk from Manchester Town hall heads through Chinatown and along the Rochdale canal. Enjoy the city sights along the way including the Peace Gardens, Bridgewater Hall & Manchester Art gallery.

Cardiff Bay, Wales

This walk heads along the Taff and across beautiful Cardiff Bay on the barrage, before climbing up to a high point in Penarth. You’ll pass lots of landmarks and enjoy superb views across the Bristol Channel.

Aberdeen, Scotland

This circular walk takes you around Aberdeen’s Old Town and New Town. You’ll pass many of the city’s most loved landmarks and enjoy a stretch along Aberdeen Beach, with fantastic views along the Aberdeenshire coastline.

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