Ten stunning walks within a stone's throw of Britain's big cities

If you live in one of the country's largest cities don't feel like you're trapped in an urban metropolis.

Each one of these walks are within 20km from the centre of some of our country's major towns.

So long as traffic's not too bad you should be there in half an hour.

So print out a walk near you from this page and embrace your local countryside...


LONDON - Epping Forest
This walk is just 18km from the likes of Canary Wharf and Big Ben but it feels a world apart. Enjoy the fresh autumn air in this peaceful ancient forest. Download this route here



Meriden, by Carl Baker

Welcome to the centre of England. Meriden village has a cross in the village green to mark that very spot. The walk itself is a traditional blend of cottages, pubs, woodland and an ancient hedged bridleway. Download this route here


CARDIFF - Penarth
This walk gives great views across the Bristol channel and allows you to explore the medieval ruins of Dinas Powys Castle. Download this route here



SHEFFIELD - Bamford Edge

Ladybower Reservoir from Bamford Edge by John Darch

This Peak District walk offers a feast of fine views, stone circles, ancient paths and strange rock formations. Download this route here


This is an excellent but challenging day out in the Dark Peak. On the way you can enjoy views of Kinder escarpment and you can climb the impressive backdrop of Glossop. Download this route here



LEEDS - Rombalds Moor
Rombalds Moor is an oasis of wilderness in this very populated region of West Yorkshire. It also boasts the largest concentration of ancient rock carvings in Yorkshire. Download this route here


Modest heights give you fabulous views of the mountains of Snowdonia, the Dee estuary, the Hilbre Islands and the distinct peak of Moel Fammau. Download this route here


- North-East Coast
This walks visits two of the most famous landmarks in the region - St Mary's Lighthouse and Seaton Delaval Hall. It also features a gorgeous stretch of coastline. Download this route here


EDINBURGH - Arthur's Seat

Arthurs Seat by David Monniaux

An attractive lump right in the middle of Edinburgh. It only rises 251m but has all the character of a full size mountain. Once at the top enjoy views over Scotland's capital and the distant mystique of the Highlands. Download this route here  


 - Clachan of Campsie
What used to be a popular tourist retreat is now a quiet haven just 14km from Glasgow city centre. There's an attractive ruin here as well as a religious retreat. Download this route here