The Walks

Here at Baby Routes we are always out and about trying out new family walks across the UK and beyond. Take a look at the map below for inspiration by location or feel free to browse walks by region below.

The walks listed have all been tested and vary from tiny toddle friendly loops and pushchair friendly routes to longer wanders suitable for older children. Each route contains details of age/ability suitability, child friendly features and things to be aware of  before you set off.

N.b. We are only able to walk one footpath at a time, so please do check comments at the bottom of each walk for the latest route updates from other hikers. If you have hiked one of these routes, I’d love your feedback so I can continue to improve the site and so other walkers can benefit from your experience.

 

 

Please contribute your favourite walks by adding your walk here and help build up this free resource for other outdoor parents.

Cheddar Gorge Walks, Somerset

Avon and Somerset Walks

Guarding the gateway to southwest England, Avon and Somerset is fantastic walking country. From its backdrop of lush rolling hills to the Somerset Levels and dramatic coastal paths, Avon and Somerset offers a little of everything. Home to the King Arthur’s legendary kingdom of Avalon and the site of Glastonbury Tor and the ley lines, …

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Photo of the Long Walk at Windsor Castle

Berkshire Walks

One of England’s oldest counties, home to Windsor castle and the Royal Berkshire Hospital where the Duchess of Cambridge was born, Berkshire is steeped in history and royalty. Its history goes back much further than the kings and queens as we think of them today though, with the remains of several iron age hill forts …

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Brecon Beacons & South Wales

With so many people scurrying along to Wale’s capital city and cultural hotspot Cardiff and more heading west to the coast or north to Snowdonia, the Brecon Beacons and the Valleys are often overlooked. In fact this area of Wales is a brilliant spot for walking. The Brecon Beacons offer …

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Thameside strolling on the Cliveden Estate, Buckinghamshire

Buckinghamshire Walks

From the heights of its County Top at Haddington Hill to the rolling Chiltern Hills, shady Burnham Beeches and the lazy banks of the rural Thames, Buckinghamshire offers all the green gentleness of the historical old English county it is.

There is plenty of variety on offer and all within easy reaching distance of London, …

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Cairngorm Mountains, Scotland

Cairngorms National Park (Scotland)

Dating back 40 million years before the last ice-age and home to five of the six highest mountains in Scotland, the Cairngorms are one of Britain’s last true remaining areas of wilderness. The Cairngorms ‘ smooth glacial valleys, the ancient woodland and rivers huddling at their bottom and the impressive mountains that flank them present …

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Dartmoor ponies out on the tor, Dartmoor National Park, Devon

Dartmoor

The county of Devon normally conjures up visions of cream teas, sandy beaches and children paddling and exploring rock pools. This family friendly holiday destination is also home though to Dartmoor – the largest area of wilderness in Southern England. From babbling brooks through bluebell laden woodland to wild and rugged open moorland, …

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Cotswolds

Gloucestershire, Forest of Dean and the Cotswolds

Gloucestershire is a county full of variety and great walks. Gloucestershire is linked firmly to industrial waterways and offering flat, historic and impressive walks around Gloucester docks, along Seven Beach with its views of both the bridges across to Wales and towpath walks along the canals.  If history is your thing then there are …

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Scilly Isles Walking - view from Samson Hill, Bryher, Isles of Scilly

Isles of Scilly Walks

 

The Isles of Scilly are an incredibly special place to visit, with the vast majority of their beauty to be enjoyed best from exploring in the open air. Whilst you won’t find any mountains or long distance walking challenges here, there is a huge amount to interest the family walker with plenty of …

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Baby Routes Isle of Wight walks, The Needles

Isle of Wight Walks

 

Despite its diminutive dimensions, the Isle of Wight is a top spot for walking in the UK. With cliff tops, hills, forests, headlands and beaches, the Isle of Wight has a huge variety of terrain to explore. Home to an award winning walking festival, on of the UK’s largest, the island is well …

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Kent

Kent Walks

Sandwiched on the -south-eastern side of Britain between London and the channel crossing to France and Europe, Kent is host to some of Britain’s warmer and drier weather and its abundance of hops and orchards has given it the nickname of ‘the Garden of England’.

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Buttermere Lake District

Lake District & Cumbria Walks

The Lake District is an iconic walking destination for British hikers. With it’s combination of lofty peaks, including Scafell  – England’s highest peak, and the idyllic tranquil waters it is named for, the Lake District is an unforgettably beautiful and magical destination for walkers of all ages.

Little legs and those …

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Tower Bridge, London

London Walks

A London walk offers the walker huge variety throughout the year and prove that you don’t need miles of open countryside to make a good walk. From the Royal Parks to the Thames Path National Trail or a stroll around the main tourist sites, a London walk gives you the choice of culture, history and …

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Walking routes in the Pentland Hills

Midlothian and Edinburgh Walks

Midlothian and Edinburgh walks offer a fantastic diversity of walking opportunities, many of them suitable for children.

When you think of walking in Scotland you would be forgiven for conjuring up visions of majestic mountains, brooding skies over steep hillsides of blooming purple heather or remote trails weaving past glassy lochs. Scotland does offer all …

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New Forest National Park. Hampshire

New Forest & Hampshire Walks

With a long, attractive coastline and 45% of the county made up of National Parks, Hampshire is a large and varied destination for visitors to Southern England and a perfect outdoor roaming ground for families of all ages.

Spend the morning at the seaside, lunchtime soaking up some …

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Walking with Walk Norfolk, Norfolk Winter Weekend

Norfolk Walks

As a wildlife Mecca, home to the famous Norfolk Broads waterways and with miles and miles of gently undulating coastal walking, Norfolk is a fantastic place for everyone, particularly young families, to walk. The gentle countryside but ever-changing character of the coast also makes it a wonderful option for winter walking as well as …

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Views over spectacular Northumberland countryside

Northumberland Walks

Wild and beautiful, Northumberland has no shortage of dramatic and rugged scenery. This is the county that is home to wide expanses of moorland and hills, Hadrian’s Wall, the Cheviot Hills, a spectacular coastline and northern Europe’s largest man-made lake. Northumbland truly does seem intent on issuing Scotland-bound travellers a final visual reminder of all …

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Red Kite

Oxfordshire and Chiltern Baby Walks

Oxfordshire countryside and the Chiltern Hills make fantastic walking country. The county has an abundance of the green leafy lanes and green rolling hills England is justly famed for as well as a generous helping of bluebell woods in late spring and pleasant riverside walking along the Thames. This is the county of the majestic …

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Pembrokeshire Coastal Path

Pembrokeshire Walks

On the far south-west tip of Wales, closer to Ireland than London, lies the seaside and outdoor paradise of Pembrokeshire. This is a region of the UK that offers all the beautiful beaches you could ever require for a Great British beach holiday yet with room to escape too many tourist trappings. The …

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Scottish Highlands

Scottish Highlands Walks

Think of the Scottish Highlands and you conjure up images of craggy mountains, glassy grey lochs, mountainsides tumbling with cascades of purple heather or topped with snow and wild, glorious stretches of coastline whose golden sands would give the Caribbean a run for its money if only the sea was just a little warmer. …

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Sussex, Sissinghurst Gardens view from tower

Sussex Walks

Woody inland hills, chalk downs tumbling to the sea and location of some of Britain’s most decisive and intriguing history, Sussex is a great county for exploring by foot. What is more, it is within easy reach of London and with good public transport making it accessible for a family day out or …

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Canal Walk, Wiltshire

Wiltshire Walks

Wiltshire is home to wide green grassy valleys and ancient chalk downs. Wiltshire is a county steeped in ancient history, with evidence of its pre-Roman settlements very much still visible today, perhaps most famously in the mysterious standing stones of Stonehenge and Avebury.

Wiltshire is a great place for walking with …

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A moody Yorkshire Dales

Yorkshire

Established in 1954, the Yorkshire Dales National Park is a spectacular area of countryside covering an area of 1762 square miles lying to the north of some of Northern England’s biggest cities.

Wild expanses of desolate moorland, green and pastoral valley bottoms (dales) and the home of the quintessential English pub with roaring fires, hearty …

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International Walks

 ‘There is nothing like walking to get the feel of a country.A fine landscape is like a piece of music; it must be taken at the right tempo. Even a bicycle goes too fast.’ (Paul Scott Mowrer, The House of Europe)

Walking is an international activity and although hiking varies in popularity from nation to nation, …

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Add a baby friendly walk!

Already out and about walking or hiking with your baby? Know some great walks you would like to share with other outdoor walkers with kids? Please submit a walk using the form below and see your walk on the Baby Routes website!

Please note that to submit a walk a .gpx or .kml file of …

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  1. Carolyn

    Thanks!

    1. Kate Limburn

      You’re very welcome!

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