Self-Guided Walks

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We have hundreds of free self-guided walks, listed below, for you to read, download or follow using the on-line OS maps.

Apart from being healthy Walking is definitely a low carbon leisure activity, as long as it doesn't require high carbon modes of transport to get to and from the walk itself. UK main-line trains and coaches have substantially better carbon footprints than most cars, unless car occupancy is greater than two people. Also, there is the CO2 production relating to hotel stays and restaurant meals. Some hotels and B&Bs are concerned to increase their sustainability and list this on their websites.

Our walks are listed below. To see details of a walk click on its link to take you to a webpage with an OS map showing our track and some clickable 'points of interest'. There are some photos (of variable quality) and a description of how we travelled to and from the walk, as well as notes on nature or history (as we are experts in neither, please don't quote us!)

We've completed three National Trails and made notes on how we've organised our trips. You can see our route on a live map by clicking the following links

Our latest projects are walking the North Downs Way and the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, two more National Trails. We also have some walks in the Peak District, accessible by train. Click below to see our progress so far.

We also have some Local Walks (close to West London, within the M25) which you can see at the links below.

Use scroll and zoom buttons on map to move around.

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You can find many other walks which make use of public transport to get to and from start and end points at Car Free Walks Of course there are many other websites about walking, far too many to list here, but here are five others which we have found useful for providing walking route ideas: Viewranger, Walking World, iFootpath, Walking Britain, Walking-Routes and Open Paths & Trails.

We cannot accept any responsibility for out-of-date or incorrect information on the linked walks pages.

Location & Spoken Description

Many of the more recent Greenlives walks have a facility to show your present position on the live map. To find where you are just click on the button to the right of the map labelled 'Where am I?'.

If you have allowed your browser to send your location data the live map will centre itself where you are and a '0' marker will appear. Your positon on the map will be updated every few seconds and a new marker will be displayed.

A few of the most recent walks also provide audio description. After you have pressed the "Where am I?" button a voice will alert you as soon as you come close to any of the marked points of interest (provided your browser supports 'text-to-speech' and you have this function enabled).

You can repeat the spoken information about any of the points of interest by clicking on the 'speaker' icon next to all of the numbered markers on the path. Just press the 'Stop' button on the right hand panel to interrupt this before it ends.

You can also hear a spoken description of the entire walk by pressing the 'Play' button. When you've had enough, just press 'Stop'.

Click here for your position.