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 THAMES VALLEY WALKING CLUB

Permanent Trails

Reading Rivers & Buildings Walk (PT 52) 10km Grade 1
The walk starts from Caversham Bridge car park to the rear of the Holiday Inn Hotel. It takes you round the heart of Reading town centre as well as the Abbey ruins. It also passes through the 'Oracle Shopping Centre'.

Henley Town & River Walk (PT 58) 20km Grade 2
The walk takes you over Henley Bridge and up Remenham Hill before joining the river and going along part of the annual regatta course. It passes the beautiful Marsh Lock with its unusual horse bridge to reach Shiplake Village, before returning to Henley.

Windsor Castle Royal Residence Trail (PT 69) 10km Grade 1   
From the former ‘Great Western Railway’ terminus opposite the Castle, the route joins and follows the River Thames for a while. At various points along the route Windor Castle is visible in the distance. The route returns to the station via part of ‘The Long Walk’ and Windsor High Street.

Plymouth Historical Trail (PT 74) 20km Grade 1+
Start at the Mayflower steps, where so many epic journeys began! You visit the oldest part of Plymouth, past the Plymouth Gin Distillery and go round the City to reach Freedom Park. You go through the shopping area to Devonport, and then the waterfront via the Hoe.

Okehampton & Belstone Cleave (PT 145) 13km Grade 2+
This walk can also be started at Okehampton Station or Post Office, which can be reached by bus or train from Exeter. The walk takes you along two cleaves on the edge of Dartmoor. The terrain is variable and beautiful but can be slippery in places when wet.

Lostwithiel & Lanhydrock (PT 146) 14km Grade 2
This walk can also be started at Lostwithiel Station or the National Trust Car Park at Lanhydrock House (signposted from the A30 at Bodmin). The walk uses paths, lanes and minor roads through the beautiful Cornish countryside.

**TAVISTOCK TRAIL  TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED - INACCESSIBLE DUE TO FALLEN TREES**
Tavistock Trail (PT 150) 13km Grade 2 
This walk is a circular walk from the ancient Stannary town of Tavistock. It uses paths, lanes and minor roads on the outskirts of Dartmoor National Park in the beautiful Devon countryside. Allow time to explore Tavistock after completing the walk.

Corfe Castle Trail (PT 185) 10km Grade 2+
The walk gives good views over the Dorset coastline and passes close to the 12th Century keep of Corfe Castle. The nearby town of Swanage is worth  a visit along with the magnificent Swanage Bay.

Bluebell Trail (PT 223) - 10km Grade 2+
The walk follows part of the 'Sussex BoRoader Path' and 'High Weald Landscape Trail' between West Hoathly and Bluebell railway's Kingscote station.  The walk goes through Bluebell woods which are best viewed in May. Steam trains run regularly on the railway.

Horsted Trail (PT 224) - 10km Grade 2+
This walk follows footpaths and minor road through varied countryside including a section alongside the Bluebell Railway. The walk also passes close to Horsted Keynes station and provides a good view of the regular steam trains that run on the railway.

Plym Valley Challenge Walk (PT 225) 31km Grade 3  
A challenging walk along the banks of the river Plym, past Shaugh Prior, crossing Cadover Bridge, over moorland and farmland to join the Princetown to Plymouth railway line, now a cycleway, over four viaducts and through a tunnel.

Arundel Amble (PT 234) 15km Grade 1+    
The walk joins the ancient town of Arundel with its Cathedral and Castle (for 500 years the home of the Dukes of Norfolk) and Amberley (home of the Chalkpits Industrial Museum) via the riverside footpath, crossing the recently rebuilt suspension bridge. The route returns through woodland, farmland and meadows.

Glasgow City Trail (PT 235) 12km Grade 1+       
A walk around the historic city passing through The Barras, the Merchant City, the city centre and Kelvingrove Park as well as past several landmarks including Glasgow Cathedral, the Peoples Palace, Tolbooth Steeple and the Tenement House. There are also several opportunities for shopping along the route.

Windsor Windsor & Eton Trail (PT 245) 10km Grade 1
After crossing the River Thames the route goes through Eton passing Eton College. The route then follows the Jubilee River for a while to reach Eton Wick. The route returns along the River Thames to Windsor. At various points along the route Windor Castle is visible in the distance.

A Windrush Wander (PT 253) 11km Grade 2  
A mainly rural walk on footpaths, bridleways, green roads and riverbank paths from the Cotswold town of Burford, passing through picturesque villages and hamlets. Plenty of cafes, pubs and shops in Burford.

Cotswold Water Park Trail (PT 254)  12km Grade 2
A pleasant flat walk round the canal, rivers and lakes of the Cotswold Water Park. Café and toilets at the start during normal opening hours.

Stirling Historical Trail (PT 262) 11km Grade 3
Leaving the railway station, the route passes the remains of Cambuskenneth Abbey before heading uphill to reach the Wallace Monument with its magnificent views. Heading downhill, you pass the monument’s visitor’s centre before making your way across to the castle. From the castle the route heads downhill to the station.

Ashridge ARMISTICE Trail  (PT 278)  10km  Grade 2   **NEW FOR 2018 BWF ARMISTICE CHALLENGE**
A woodland walk around part of the Ashridge Estate. From the Bridgewater Monument the route goes through Ashridge Park, circumnavigating Ashridge House (view of House in th ne distance) and along the Golden Valley before returning to the monument & National Trust visitor centre.

Glasgow ARMISTICE Trail  (PT 282)  15km  Grade 2     **NEW FOR 2018 BWF ARMISTICE CHALLENGE**
From the city centre, the walk follows the River Clyde for a few km before rejoining the River Kelvin and following it to where it passes under the Forth & Clyde Canal. The route then returns to the city centre using the towpath of the canal Glasgow Arm.

Plymouth ARMISTICE Trail   (PT 293)   11km  Grade 1+    **NEW FOR 2018 BWF ARMISTICE CHALLENGE**
Enjoy this 11km trail which takes you through Plymouth streets and parks to visit three WW1 Memorials and to The Hoe followed by shopping area. This walk can also be started from the Railway Station and Coach Station which is written in the route description.

Chinnor ARMISTICE Trail  (PT 297)  10km  Grade 2    **NEW FOR 2018 BWF ARMISTICE CHALLENGE**
A pleasant walk through the Oxfordshire countryside between Chinnor and Bledlow. After leaving Chinnor, the outward route uses tracks and part of the Ridgeway, with the return route using farmland footpaths. Red Kites can usually be seen flying.

Grand Union Canal (Tring) ARMISTICE Trail  (PT 299)  10km  Grade 2   **NEW FOR 2018 BWF ARMISTICE CHALLENGE**
The route starts alongside Wilstone Reservoir, before picking up part of the Grand Union Canal Wendover Arm. After a short section skirting Tring, the route picks up the Grand Union Canal before turning onto the Aylesbury Arm at Marswirth to return to Wilstone.