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SHORTER WALKS
Some of these can be done in a week-end, especially if Friday is used to get to the start.
They can also be good to walk with others, to introduce the pleasures of linear walking.



UK Peak District:
White Peak - Matlock to Hathersage


Two days of river, dale and moor
(click image for a larger version)

Day 1 is 8 miles to Bakewell; day 2 goes on to Hathersage (10 miles). Either can be shortened.

Details (as a printable PDF) are here.
leaving Bakewell, day 2 (photo Jeremy Polmear)


UK Peak District:
Dark Peak - Penistone to Chinley



2½ days on the moorland and hills
of the Northern Peak District

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approaching Back Tor, day 2 (photo Jeremy Polmear)


UK Peak District:
Dark Peak - Glossop to Edale


A great 2-day intro to the Dark Peak
(click image for a larger version)

Day 1 is seven miles up to the Snake Pass Inn; day 2 (7½ miles) goes SW, then SE into the Edale valley.

Details (as a printable PDF) are here.
Below Snake Pass Inn, evening, mid-August (photo Jeremy Polmear)


UK:
Chalk Walk
Dorchester to Blandford Forum


Three days of river valleys,
ridgeways
and the Cerne Giant


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walking up to the Wessex Ridgeway, day 2 (photo Jeremy Polmear)


UK:
on to the South Downs Way
Winchester to the QE Country Park


Two days of delightful mild countryside, and up on to the chalk downs


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Chiltern Traverse, end of day 1 - view of Aldbury from The Greyhound Inn (photo Jeremy Polmear)


UK:
Cranborne Chase
Blandford Forum to Salisbury


Two days of chalk uplands, pretty villages and clear streams;
surprisingly un-touristy


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Cranborne Chase, day 2 - coming off the drove road into Woodminton Down (photo Jeremy Polmear)


UK:
A Chiltern Traverse
Dunstable to Henley


3½ days of pretty villages, beechwoods
and gorgeous chalk scenery
(see 'Practicalities' for 1 & 2 day walks)


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Chiltern Traverse, end of day 1 - view of Aldbury from The Greyhound Inn (photo Jeremy Polmear)


UK:
Avebury Stone Circle to Stonehenge
along The Great Stones Way


Two days of valley and plain
among neolithic sites



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Great Stones Way day 2 - a better way of arriving at Stonehenge (photo Dick Earle)


UK Peak District:
Matlock to Macclesfield
across the White Peak


Three days SE to NW -
moors, fields, dales and reservoirs



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view from Bishop's Lane, out of Buxton (photo Jeremy Polmear)


UK:
Oxford to Reading
along the Thames Path


Three days of gentle river views,
locks, and Toad Hall - quiet Thames.



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Cottage at Clifton Hampden (photo Jeremy Polmear)


UK:
Reading to Windsor
along the Thames Path


via Henley, Hurley, Marlow and Maidenhead - recreational Thames



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wedding party just beyond Sonning bridge


UK:
Salisbury to Winchester Cathedrals
along the Clarendon Way


Two or three days of history
and gentle English countryside



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Clarendon Way day 2 - view from Beacon Hill


UK:
Alton to the South Downs
along the Hangers Way


Two or three days of varied countryside
among the Hampshire hills



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Hangers Way day 2 - climbing the Shoulder of Mutton Hill


UK:
The Downs to the Sea
Petersfield to Chichester


A day in the hills and a day by the shore



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