Places to walk

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Big walk: GM Ringway

The GM Ringway is a walkable work in progress that traces a surprisingly varied 300km (186-mile) loop through all 10 Greater Manchester boroughs, dipping in and out of the area’s social and industrial heritage and delivering dramatic panoramas at every turn.

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Big walk: The Welsh 3,000s

For experienced hillwalkers in search of an adventure, the Welsh 3,000s is a classic mountain route that links all 15 of Snowdonia’s biggest peaks.

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Big walk: Dartmoor Way

The revitalised 108-mile Dartmoor Way showcases a different side of the national park and will provide a valuable boost for local communities – but its creation has not been easy.

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Fun on the trail

The key to successfully getting kids onboard with a planned walk starts with your sales patter. But once you’re out the door, follow these tried and tested hacks to make family walks a roaring success.

A secret paradise

The tiny Isles of Scilly might seem an unusual destination for a Big Walk, but exploring them on foot makes for an unforgettable trip that ought to be on every walker’s wish list