Submit a Green Walk

Eleven characters in search of a Green Walk

We would like to know about Green Walks out there, but which we have not yet incorporated into the site. It is advisable before submission that you remind yourself of the Green Walk principles. For each walk, we need

  • The official name of the route
    This should be supplied in English, Welsh, Scots Gaelic and Irish as relevant to the location of any part of the route.
  • a GPX file for the route
    Named waypoints are extremely helpful, preferably less than 2km apart.
  • the URL for the authoritative source of information about the walk
    At the very least, the walk author’s website PDF file may suffice, but information on the websites of councils and similar bodies are preferred where they exist. An entry in a collection of walk references is insufficient if it’s just another link in a chain which could break.

Other information will be very helpful, and will help speed the work of the volunteers who maintain the site: this includes

  • a comprehensive set of public transport connections
    These should be provided with the distance in metres (measured, not guessed, to the nearest 10m) from the most accessible point on the route. This list will only be of help if it is exhaustive — a list of bus stations in main towns is insufficient, since it does not cater for all walkers’ conditions and abilities.
  • a short tag paragraph
    This should give the distance in kilometres (derived from the GPX data, not from an approximate conversion estimate from other measurements), the endpoints (or a brief description of a multi-day circuit with a conventional start/finish point), and the level of public transport connectivity, noting gaps of more than 20km.
  • a photograph of a typical location on the route
    This is more powerful if it is not a hackneyed location — everyone knows what the Shard and Edinburgh Castle look like already. You must confirm that you own the copyright of the photograph (no lifting it from someone else’s site) and that you give the Green Walks UK team a free and non-exclusive licence to use the photograph on this site.

Note that the Green Walks UK site does not host detailed walk descriptions — these remain on an author’s website, or as a reference to a publication. In this way, we do not risk holding outdated route descriptions, and the author’s intellectual property is not diminished.

Please make initial contact with the team, and we can discuss matters before you send us all the necessary files as attachments.

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Disclaimer and advisory notices

Note that the team can accept no responsibility for content on an external site or in an external publication, nor for any action by an external site which renders our content or link outdated or unworkable. Furthermore, the team retains the liberty to unlink external content if, in its opinion, there have been changes which mean that a route may no longer be able to be considered a Green Walk (e.g., following changes to public transport services).

The responsibility for safety and security is vested in the walker alone: can take no responsibility for any inconvenience, damage, loss or injury sustained while using a route or other information from this site — many things can change without warning.

Images used in the site are either owned by our team members, or are subject to a licence-to-use held by These images must not be further used by any third party without the explicit permission of the team, or of the original image licensor. A small number of images are in the public domain.

We should be happy to learn of any changes to the line of a walk and/or its public transport connections, or to consider an image which you own for inclusion on the site, thus being granted a free and non-exclusive licence to use the image anywhere on its site. Please contact us.