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Scenic walks near me

Step onto the towpath and discover a hidden world of picturesque waterways, wonderful wildlife and colourful narrowboats . Read our guide to our top ten scenic walking routes.

Two adults walk hand in hand with their dog along the canal towpath, passing a moored boat

In no particular order, here is our free guide to beautiful walks along our favourite canals and rivers.

West Midlands


West Yorkshire

Powys, Wales

Somerset and Wiltshire



North Yorkshire

Denbighshire, Wales


Family activity guide

Free family activity guides

Download a free booklet of canal-themed activities that you can enjoy by the water or at home

Last Edited: 12 February 2024

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