Long-Distance and Day Walking Guidebooks for Southern England

Southern England is home to many National Parks and Trails, giving the opportunity for many multi-day walks, as well as mountain biking. There are also many guidebooks for islands in this section, including Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Wight, plus the starting point for the classic End to End Trail.
 
The Ridgeway Map Booklet

The Ridgeway Map Booklet

Map of the 87 mile (139km) Ridgeway National Trail through the south of England from Avebury in Wiltshire to Ivinghoe Beacon in Buckinghamshire. This booklet is included with the Cicerone guidebook to the trail, and shows the full route on Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 maps. Presented in 12 stages in the guidebook, the trail typically takes 6-8 days.

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The Great Stones Way

The Great Stones Way

In 36 miles the Great Stones Way runs through the Wiltshire Downs from Barbury Castle near Swindon to Old Sarum on the outskirts of Salisbury. Optional detours pass England's important prehistoric sites including Avebury and Stonehenge. It's perfect for a long weekend or a leisurely week, with good transport links at each end.

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Cotswold Way Map Booklet

Cotswold Way Map Booklet

Map of the 102 mile (163km) Cotswold Way National Trail, between Chipping Camden and Bath. This booklet is included with the Cicerone guidebook to the trail, and shows the full route on Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 maps. The trail typically takes a fortnight to walk, and is suitable for walkers at all levels of experience.

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The Ridgeway National Trail

The Ridgeway National Trail

Guidebook to the Ridgeway National Trail, an 87 mile (139km) route through the south of England from Avebury in Wiltshire to Ivinghoe Beacon in Buckinghamshire. Accompanied by a pull-out 1:25K mapping booklet, this guidebook details the trail in both directions and features information on historic sites and facilities along the way.

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Walking on Guernsey

Walking on Guernsey

Guidebook to 25 short, easy walks exploring the Channel Islands of Guernsey, Alderney, Sark and Herm. Including the Guernsey Coastal Walk, the routes cover a total of 140 miles mainly on paths, tracks and quiet roads, and can be easily combined to make longer journeys. Includes notes on travel and the fascinating history of the islands.

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Walks in the South Downs National Park

Walks in the South Downs National Park

Guidebook with 40 circular walks throughout the South Downs National Park, exploring the beautiful chalk hills between Eastbourne and Winchester. The walks range from under 5 miles to 11 miles, including Beachy Head and the Seven Sisters, Ditchling Beacon and hundreds of prehistoric sites. Accessible all year, but wild flowers best in spring.

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Walking in the Cotswolds

Walking in the Cotswolds

Guidebook describing 30 circular walks in the Cotswolds AONB of southern England. The graded routes are 4-12 miles long, visiting hill forts, long barrows and stone circles, picturesque villages and parts of the Cotswold Way National Trail as circular walks. Includes information about history, geology and wildlife encountered along the routes.

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The Thames Path

The Thames Path

A guidebook to walking the Thames Path, a National Trail covering 180 miles between London's Thames Barrier and the river's source in Gloucestershire, passing through Windsor, Oxford and rural countryside. Provides full information for this easy riverside route that takes around two weeks to complete. Includes a 1:25K OS map booklet.

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The Cotswold Way

The Cotswold Way

Guidebook to walking the Cotswold Way National Trail. Between Chipping Campden and Bath, the 102 mile route explores the Cotswolds AONB. Described in both directions over 13 stages, the Cotswold Way can be walked year round and is suitable for beginner trekkers. Includes separate OS 1:25,000 map booklet of the route.

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Walking in the Isles of Scilly

Walking in the Isles of Scilly

A guidebook to 11 easy walks (2.5km to 16km) and 4 boat trips on the Scilly Isles. The routes explore Tresco, St Martin's, St Mary's and Bryher, as well as some of the smaller Scilly Isles, all designated as an AONB. The guide includes information on the history, geology and ecology of the islands, which are designated as Heritage coast.

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Walking on Jersey

Walking on Jersey

Guidebook describing 24 day walks on Jersey in the Channel Isles. Parts of many routes can be combined to make longer routes, including the 48 mile Jersey Coastal Walk and part of the Channel Islands Way. Walks are between 3 and 8 miles, mainly on good paths and tracks, although occasionally rugged cliff paths explore the beautiful coastline.

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The Kennet and Avon Canal

The Kennet and Avon Canal

Guidebook to walking along the Kennet & Avon Canal. The 94 mile route from Reading to Bristol is split into 7 stages of fairly easy walking and includes the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bath and Bristol's Floating Harbour. 20 circular walks are also included, ranging from 4ΒΌ to 9 miles, taking in the best sections of the canal.

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The South Downs Way

The South Downs Way

Guidebook for walking the South Downs Way National Trail, a glorious 100 mile (160km) National Trail between Winchester and Eastbourne through the South Downs National Park, described in both directions over 12 stages. Easy walking on many ancient and historical tracks, fine wooded areas, delightful river valleys and lovely little villages.

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The Pilgrims' Way

The Pilgrims' Way

This guidebook describes an ancient pilgrimage route in southern England from Winchester in Hampshire, or Southwark, London to Canterbury, a 133 mile walk through wood and farmland, with views across the Weald. Divided into stages of about 10 miles, with route summary and information on public transport, accommodation and places of interest.

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The Lea Valley Walk

The Lea Valley Walk

Guidebook to the Lea Valley Walk, a 53 mile path from Luton to the Thames. The walk traces the River Lea from Leagrave, near Luton to East India Dock opposite Greenwich where it joins the Thames Path. Features an alternative finish at Limehouse and an optional tour of the Olympic Park. Split into 9 stages, the walk is suitable for all abilities.

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The South West Coast Path

The South West Coast Path

Guidebook to walking the entire South West Coast Path National Trail. The route runs for 630 miles from Minehead to Poole along the north Devon, Cornish, south Devon and Dorset coastline. Divided into 45 stages, this long-distance coastal trek could be completed within 4 weeks, or walked in sections. Guide includes maps and essential information.

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20 Classic Sportive Rides in South West England

20 Classic Sportive Rides in South West England

This guidebook offers 20 sportive routes in the most challenging and scenic cycling areas of south west England and south Wales. Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and Avon, Dorset, Brecon, Glamorgan and the Welsh Borders all have miles of cycle-friendly roads suitable for sportive training. Graded routes on quiet country roads can be mixed and matched.

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20 Classic Sportive Rides in South East England

20 Classic Sportive Rides in South East England

This guidebook offers 20 sportive routes in the most challenging and scenic cycling areas of south east England. From the Surrey and Chiltern Hills to the New Forest and Berkshire Downs, the area boasts miles of cycle-friendly roads suitable for sportive training. The graded routes are all on quiet country roads and can be mixed and matched.

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Walking the Jurassic Coast

Walking the Jurassic Coast

This guidebook includes 30 walks on the Jurassic Coast of Devon and Dorset. Covering the coast between Exmouth and Bournemouth, these delightful routes range from 3 to 16 miles (5 to 24km), exploring and explaining the spectacular geology of this World Heritage area with clear, easily understood descriptions, cross-sections and timelines.

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Walking in the North Wessex Downs

Walking in the North Wessex Downs

30 walking routes exploring the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The routes are between 7km to 20km through this peaceful rolling chalk landscape covering parts of four counties: Berkshire, Hampshire, Wiltshire and Oxfordshire, with descriptions to reach the highest points in each one.

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