Further Information

The Countryside Stewardship, Environmentally Sensitive Areas and Environmental Stewardship Schemes help farmers and land managers protect and improve the English landscape and its wildlife.

These schemes also provide permissive access for you to visit these areas to enjoy the results. The access route is usually available for a number of years, but you will need to check the ‘access ends’ date on each site.

  • Some walks are long and vigorous.
  • Others are a quiet family stroll.
  • Some include features of special interest - such as wildlife or historic remains.
  • Some are circular routes.
  • Others are simply a good picnic spot or viewpoint.

Many walks link with existing Rights of Way; some provide new bridle paths and paths suitable for the less mobile.

How to Use the Information

Mapboard Click on Search for a Walk or Ride to find Walks & Rides listed by County, Region and facilities.

You can obtain a list of walks and rides in a particular county. From this list you can then choose to look at individual walks or rides in detail.

  • The relevant Ordnance Survey 1:50,000 Landranger map number is shown, and a grid reference.
  • Public Rights of Way are not affected by the ‘access end’ date.
  • You are free to print off and photocopy any of the walks featured here.
  • Walks and areas of open access are marked by a mapboard at the main entrance points and, where appropriate, waymarked.
  • Please observe the Countryside Code.

For further enquiries please contact:

Environmental Stewardship Permissive Access Team
Natural England
Customer Services
Shaftesbury Road

Mailbox address - CS.Access.Cambridge@naturalengland.org.uk

Customer Services Helpline Tel: 0300 060 1114