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Have fun in the fresh air with these 10 walks and rides


Posted: 18 April 2010
by Suzanne Milne

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1. Troll Trail, Isle of Wight
The Troll Trail between Merstone and Shide is traffic-free and crosses many bridges – where all those trolls live, of course. Visit www.pushchairwalks.co.ukwww.pushchairwalks.co.uk

2. Cuckmere Haven, Sussex
This two-mile trail takes in the scenery of the Seven Sisters and ends up at a tranquil beach for a spot of shell collecting. Visit www.pushchairwalks.co.uk

3. Phoenix Trail, Buckinghamshire
This trail runs from Princes Risborough to Thame with fabulous views of the Chiltern Hills along the way. Visit www.chilternsaonb.org

4. Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire
Starting in the Cannop Valley, this circular family cycle trail follows an old railway route past plenty of great picnic sites. Visit www.forestry.gov.uk

5. Flatford Mill to Dedham on the River Stour, Suffolk
Take a walk along the open water meadows along the banks of the River Stour where Constable was inspired to paint his famous oils. Visit www.waterscape.com.

6. Hopton Blue Trail, Shropshire
This one-kilometre cycling route is suitable for novices and young children. It is also close to the car park and picnic area. Tel: 01547 528753; www.shropshirecycling.co.uk

7. Rutland Water, Rutland
There are 25 miles of coastline around this man-made lake, but take your walk close to Normanton Church Museum – a surreal vision. Visit www.discover-rutland.co.uk

8. Llyn Mair, Gwynedd, North Wales
An easy walk through the woodlands along the edge of the picturesque lake. You can even ride on the historic Ffestiniog Railway. Visit www.ffestiniograilway.co.uk

9. Studley Royal Water Garden, North Yorkshire Walk through a deer park and along beautiful water garden in the historic Fountains Abbey. Visit www.fountainsabbey.org.uk

10. Birnam Woods, Perthshire
This is a gentle stroll from the pretty village of Birnam, taking in Beatrix Potter’s garden, the lovely River Tay and Macbeth’s famous oak tree, all along pushchair-friendly paths. Visit www.pushchairwalks.co.uk


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