Great walks near you in the Midlands

Whether you’re looking for tranquil woods, wide open fields, or lazy lakeside meanders, the Midlands has some very special places to discover on foot. This list has been put together with the help of our outdoor rangers (who’ve recommended some top spots) as well as the lovely folk at Cotswold Outdoor.

Enjoying the woodland at Calke Abbey, Midlands

Woodland walks in the Midlands

For walks filled with birdsong and the sound of the wind dancing in the trees.

The Stepping Stones on the River Dove in Dovedale

Water's edge walks in the Midlands

Walking by water is a surefire shortcut to happiness. Whet your appetite with these top riverside strolls.

Close up of a bee

Wildlife and nature walks in the Midlands

The outdoor places we look after are living breathing worlds. These walks are a chance to glimpse Mother Nature in her element.

A view of the historic Priory Church from the paddock

History walks in the Midlands

These places meant something special to others, who walked, loved and knew them completely. Discover their stories and see the world around you with different eyes.

Looking down on Carding Mill Valley from the Pike

Walks with views and peaks in the Midlands

The wide open sky above and the world before you – the view from the top is always worth it.