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Top ten city walks

Stretch your legs with one of our top ten city walks. Explore a more tranquil world amidst the urban buzz of London, Birmingham, cities in Yorkshire, the North west and more.

Our 2,000 mile network of canals and rivers connects bustling city centres to beautiful countryside, but you don't have to leave town for a fascinating waterside walk.

We've compiled a list of our top ten city walks, following our historic canals on a journey which melds the past with the present.

City walks near me

Don't forget, we have dozens of walking routes to enjoy across England and Wales. Find a walking route near you or simply find your local canal and follow your nose.

But for now, in no particular order, here are some of our favourite city walks.

London walks

Yorkshire walks

Birmingham walks

North west walks

Midlands walks

Lunch next to the canal

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Last Edited: 18 October 2023

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