FREE access to selected walking routes

Cotswold Outdoor has teamed up with Walkingworld to offer our customers exclusive FREE access to the maps and instructions of some fantastic walks in the UK.

Browse the walks below and click 'Download walk' to visit the Walkingworld website. You will then be asked to register to allow you to access to the full details of the walks below for FREE, for a limited time only!

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Featured walking routes

At Cotswold Outdoor, we practise what we preach – which is why you’ll find our stores in and around the UK’s most popular outdoor hubs. From our branches, you can stride straight out into the Lake District, amble into the Peaks, set off into Snowdonia or venture into the Scottish Highlands. If you pop in to buy a new waterproof or backpack, you can immediately put it to the test. Here are five great hikes that start on our doorsteps...


Walk: Ben Nevis via Carn Mor Dearg Arête

10 miles | 6.5 hours | Mountain Challenge

The ascent of the Ben is probably the UK’s most popular mountain walk. But climb it the ‘long way round’ and you can lose the crowds. This is a big mountain day and should be treated as such. At least one member of the party should be skilled and experienced in navigation and route finding. The weather changes frequently so you need to be prepared, because after all, it is 'the Ben'.


Walk: Cwm Gwdi, Bryn Teg & Pen-y-Fan

7 miles | 4 hours | Strenuous

This is one of the best routes to the summit of the Brecon Beacons. A gentle ramble with streams, woods and fields is followed by a steady climb. This is mostly easy walking with well defined paths but can be hard because of the altitude gain.


Walk: Betws-y-Coed & Llyn Elsi

5 miles | 2.5 hours | Moderate

Lovely walk in Betws-y-Coed and the surrounding forest. The walk, like most in the area, starts with a steep climb but after that it is fairly easy, with good tracks and signposting leading to excellent viewpoints.


Walk: Ambleside, Stock Ghyll & Scandale Beck

5 miles | 2.5 hours | Moderate

This two valleys walk takes in at least part of the two main dales that drop into Ambleside. At its highest the walk just touches 1000Ft, but it is nowhere exposed and is a good bet for a day of bad weather when the higher fells are less hospitable.


Walk: Cremyll, Kingsand & Cawsand

6 miles | 2.5 hours | Moderate

This is a very popular walk for Plymothians as it involves a passenger ferry crossing across the mouth of the Tamar to Cremyll. The path takes you along the coastline where there are superb gardens en route and woodland displays with many interesting features to entertain you, including pubs, shops and beaches. The views are spectacular from the high ground too.

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