I have always liked to be challenged when I am walking; whether ticking off fells and mountains such as the Wainwrights or Munros, taking a course in Mountain Leadership or First Aid or simply going to tarns, lakes, villages or places I have not previously visited, I do like a reason to put my wandering feet. Therefore when I started to look at the walks I wanted to include on this website I had already thought about turning their completion in to some kind of challenge. A completion of all the walks seemed the obvious target so that is what the challenge is. However this is quite likely not possible for most walkers. In that case why not try and complete certain area or sections of areas (the walks are all categorised) such as the ‘Walking through History’ section in the Dales.
Simply download the full list of walks from the spreadsheet below and fill them in when you have completed each walk. I have now competed nearly 500 walks across the North of England and added the details to the website. I have rejected some which I did not enjoy or felt added nothing to an understanding of the area. You may disagree with some inclusions (and some already have their detactors) but as with all these things it is a matter of opinion and these just happen to be mine!
I have now completed nearly 500 walks across the North of England – and in my opinion it is a pretty good list. I have walked many of the walks many times and certainly will walk my favourites many more (health and knees permitting) . I now take people less confident guiding on many of the walks and even offer Navigation Courses for those who are less secure about using a map and compass, you may not need any help though. Just enjoy them.