The Walks

About the walks…

At Baby Routes we are always trying out new family-friendly walking routes. Our walks have taken us all across the UK, Europe and world-wide!

Take a look at the map above for inspiration by location or feel free to browse walking routes by region below. Each regional page also includes a list of useful links to other external walking resources that you might find useful. 

The walks listed have all been personally tested. They vary from very short circuits suitable for toddlers and pushchair-friendly routes to themed strolls and longer, more challenging 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. 

Baby Routes is primarily aimed at families but are also great for anyone looking for a more sociable stroll with handy info on refreshment stops and accessibility. And personally I don’t think you’re ever too old for paddling or Pooh sticks! 



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. You can send me an email, comment on walk pages or leave a walk rating. 

Love walking? Know a great family-friendly walking route that you know others would love? Why don’t you contribute your favourite walks by adding your walk here and help build up this free resource for other walkers? If you’re having trouble with the form then drop me a line and I can help you out.

Happy hiking! 



Kate Limburn, Baby Routes  - Family Friendly Walks



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UK & Ireland Walks

The UK and Ireland offer walker amazing opportunities to explore the great outdoors on innumerable footpaths. From gentle ambles to strenuous mountain scrambles and everything in between, there is something for all levels of walker.

Check out the below ideas for family-friendly walks across the UK & Ireland.

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Scottish Borders

Scottish Borders Walks

The Scottish Borders are far too frequently passed through by walkers visiting Scotland who have their sights set on the more traditional and well-known hiking regions. They are missing out on a gem.

This wild stretch of countryside enjoys dramatic scenery, hill-walking, forest tracks and gentle riverside wanders, all accessible from …

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. …

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 …

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 …

A moody Yorkshire Dales


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 …

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, …

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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