England - Walks, Canals, Wildflowers, National Trails, Thames Path.
England has many miles of canals and rivers to visit, towpaths, footpaths and National Trails to wander along plus lots of wild flowers.
England enjoys some of the most beautiful countryside and woods you will find anywhere in the world and also excellent walking opportunities with several long ancient National Trails - all of which are inter-connected with
lot's of well mapped footpaths and tracks - as well as riverside and canal towpath walks available. We have an extensive section on our website about walks in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire
using several of our excellent English National Trails as
well as walks using the many paths and tracks of course - more than 20 walks are described with photos.
Using the canals - cyclists and walkers. Generally the canal towpaths are/should be useable/passable for both walkers and cyclists however
you can come across sections where the canal bank has semi-collapsed - this can be a considerable hazard particularly for cyclists. If you see the towpath is overgrown with
high growth both sides this usually indicates a collapse has occurred - expect to find holes and often deep mud.
There is a speed limit which applies to everyone using England's canals - that is maximum 4mph - this canal towpath speed limit includes cyclists who also
need a permit to cycle on some towpaths. Motorised vehicles are not allowed on the canal towpaths unless they need access and they have to have
Although the canals are generally not very deep they usually contain a thick layer of mud and also have quite a lot of weed - obviously quite
hazardous for young children in particular should they decide to fall in. Perhaps just as potentially hazardous are the canal locks - they have quite deep
drops when empty or of course contain many feet of water when filled - most locks do not have guard rails or similar so care should be taken.
We have several other websites which might be of interest about holiday places, touring and walks:
More Topics about England -
Churches, Oxford and Grand Union Canal, Kennet and Avon canal.
Far far away destinations -
Cambodia, Laos, China, India, Thailand, Vietnam and New Zealand
A little closer -
Egypt, Cyprus, lots of Greek Islands, The Algarve and several Canary Islands
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