River Walks Near Me

Walking is a great way to exercise, wintertime is coming and going for a walk is a great way to get out of the house. Imagine taking your regular walk but seeing beautiful rivers and stunning views. We want to show you the best river walks near you! Whether you are going for a walk in the late spring or winter walk. We will find something for everyone! You will have a chance to see spectacular views and enjoy your seeing the different town centres with your loved ones.

So grab your walking boots and let’s find the best river walks for you! Don’t forget to bring a jacket too in case of heavy rain!

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River Walks in Scotland

River Inver Loop Walk (South Entrance)

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Are you ready to take a hiking walk whilst seeing the stunning views of the river? Then we’ve found the perfect place for you. With blue seas and brown rocks, you will be able to see the beautiful mountains whilst taking your walk.

You and your loved ones can enjoy the sound of the sea passing under the bridge and hitting against the rocks. There is also beautiful ancient woodland around for everyone to enjoy the beautiful countryside.

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Canisp Rd, Lochinver, Lairg IV27 4LH

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Monday to Sunday, 12-11:45pm

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Darn Walk, Bridge of Allan Water

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Take a walk in the beautiful countryside and see the woodland around you. This incredible river walk is great to get everyone out of the house. The Allan water river is next to your footpath so you can enjoy the scenery of the river whilst taking your relaxing walk. You can also have a chance to see a beautiful waterfall as there are different routes you and your family can explore together.

So grab your wellies and get the whole family out on the amazing Allan water river.

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19 Blairforkie Dr, Bridge of Allan, Stirling FK9 4PE

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River Walks in Wales

Cenarth Falls

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An amazing river walks along the Cenarth Falls. With the beautiful countryside and the majestic waterfalls. This is a great place to take a walk or even hike! The picture-perfect scenery is breathtaking and lets you breathe in the fresh air of mother nature. With climbing rocks and bridges around, this can be a romantic walk for you and your loved one to enjoy.

Along the way, there are two pubs and a tea room. Serving delicious food, drinks and cakes after your long hiking walk.

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Cenarth, Newcastle Emlyn SA38 9JL

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Torrent Walk

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This footpath is full of wildlife, beautiful countryside settings and the banks of the river. You can see the amazing waterfalls and the footpaths will make sure you won’t get lost. This Wales river is beautiful for the whole family to see and enjoy the view together. The green countryside and the blue waterfalls are breathtaking!

There is also parking before you take your walk in this beautiful area. So make sure you bring the whole family with you on this amazing walking route.

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Refail, Brithdir, Dolgellau LL40 2RE

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River Walks in Ireland

Trim Castle River Walk

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Want to walk along the river bank to see a castle? We’ve found the perfect river walk for you! With fresh greenery, beautiful sea waters and a massive castle in sight. This walk sounds like a good day out with the kids too. The Trim Castle dates back to the 5th century and holds many historical memories. You will see idyllic countryside letting you take in the views of incredible mother nature.

This is a great walking route seeing a distance river and the castle whilst the flowers are blooming. How about taking a winter walk here or even having a picnic in the summertime?

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The Abbey, Abbey Ln, Trim, Co. Meath, Ireland

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Open 24 hours

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Gort River Walk

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With a 3km walking route of river banks and old farm roads. This is an amazing river walk with a beautiful setting. On your walk, you will see many old water wells, footbridges and different plants to make this an amazing day out. The walks are easy to walk on with smooth surfaces and gentle slopes to make it accessible for everyone to walk on.

So head on down to this amazing river walk and see the beautiful countryside.

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Georges St, Coole, Gort, Co. Galway, Ireland

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Monday to Sunday, 7am-5pm

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River Walks in North East England

Low Force Waterfall

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The sound of the distant river, breathing in the fresh air and walking along the rocky path. This sounds like a relaxing river walk. You will be able to see the beautiful skyline and enjoy mother nature whilst being here. The greenery is beautiful for anyone who wants to go hiking or just enjoy a relaxing walk.
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Barnard Castle DL12 0XF

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Derwent River Walk

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This river walk is filled with a route of ponds, riverside areas and ancient woodland. In the woodland, you will see different birds, plants and the beautiful skyline too. Your whole walking route will be filled with green sceneries and will be a beautiful walk, especially in the wintertime with the snow!

You can even enjoy a hot drink at the local cafes and make sure you stay warm this winter on your river walk.

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34 Queen's Rd, Blackhill, Consett DH8 0BL

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River Walks in North West England

Forest of Bowland AONB

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You can see the top of the valley here. With amazing skylines and a chance to see the small river. This is an amazing walker adventure for the whole family to enjoy. You have a chance to see the ancient trees and enjoy a great walking route.

Each step you take will let you see the whole countryside and buildings standing in the far distance. Here you will have the chance to see up-close views of the beautiful river flowing along the countryside.

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Dunsop Bridge, Clitheroe BB7 3AY

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Ingleton Waterfalls Trail

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A beautiful waterfall and a woodland trail to follow. Seeing a waterfall should be at the top of your list for river walks. You can enjoy the sound of the water whilst walking along the rocky path. This adventure is great for hikers and lets everyone work together to reach the top.

You can enjoy the amazing scenery in the woodlands with loads of huge oak trees and plants here. This is also an educational trip for family and friends to learn about mother nature and geographical factors.

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Broadwood Entrance, Ingleton, Carnforth LA6 3ET

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Monday to Sunday 9am-4pm

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River Walks in South East England

Marshcourt River

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Based in Hampshire, this amazing river walk is a great day out in nature. The Marshcourt River has loads of beautiful greenery, different bird species and river reeds. This relaxing walk is great to calm your mind and make sure you get your steps in throughout the day.

This is definitely a great day out for walking or even having a picnic with your loved ones. With a wide range of birds, your little ones can learn about the different breeds and also enjoy mother nature too.

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Stockbridge

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River Wye, Buckinghamshire

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A river with a length of 9 miles, you will definitely enjoy your day of walking here. River Wye is based in Buckinghamshire and holds stunning views of the woodlands. With rocky hills and beautiful nature, everyone will have fun during this river walk.

On your long walk, you will be able to see different town centres and even stop for a bite to eat before continuing on your walking quest. Since winter is coming, this will be an amazing walk for the whole family to get some fresh air and see the snow on the oak trees too.

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High Wycombe

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River Walks in South West England

River Brit

River Brit has a length of over 9 miles and will let you visit different towns on your river walking route. There have been different fish species developing in this river and the woodland banks will let you see some incredible views.

On your long river walk, you will see the different countrysides and enjoy the sound of the water flowing next to you. This day out will let the whole family see the nature of Dorset and enjoy the views along the way.

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Beaminster, Dorset, England

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River Avons, Devon

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River Avons is one of the longest rivers in the British Isles, with 85 miles streaming along from Leicestershire to Gloucestershire. This walk isn’t one to be missed. This beautiful river also travels along Stratford – upon – Avon which was the birthplace of Shakespeare.

The river is known to be amazing views, bridges and panoramic views for the whole family to enjoy together. So why not take the whole family out on an amazing walk here?

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Near Ryder's Hill, Dartmoor

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East Lyn River, Somerset

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With a footpath along the river, you will see the incredible greenery here. East Lyn River has mossy boulders, ancient woodland and up-close views of the different bird species. You and your family will have a great time walking along this river walk. On your adventurous walk, you will see colourful flowerbeds and bluebell woodland.

Owned by the National Trust there are tearooms and a river waterfall for you to see along your walk. So head on down here and take in the beautiful countryside!

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Watersmeet House

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River Walks in the Midlands

Wom Brook

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Based in Wolverhampton, this beautiful nature reserve is filled with a relaxing walking route, beautiful river flows and a historic village nearby. Throughout your walk, you will see huge oak trees and the incredible greenery which is around you.

This relaxing river walk will get the whole family out and enjoy the panoramic views of this nature reserve.

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Wombourne, Wolverhampton

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Water Treatment Riverside Walk

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You can enjoy a relaxing walk whilst seeing the charming towns around you! On your river walk, you will see huge oak trees and beautiful rivers for everyone to enjoy.

You can feel at one with nature and make sure the whole family have a great day of walking whilst seeing the canals.

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8 Water Works Cottages, Hampton Loade, Bridgnorth WV15 6HD

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River Derwent

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The River Derwent is 66 miles long and is full of amazing historical villages. This is the longest river in Derbyshire and flows through the peak district river. This beautiful river is great for a nice relaxing walk and holds some amazing views too!

There are beautiful bridges and ancient woodlands for the whole family to enjoy and see. So why not head on down to this peak district river and enjoy a relaxing day out?

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S33 0AQ

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We hope you have found exciting River Walks near you! Whether you are walking along the river banks or having a picnic. All these attractions have incredible views for you and your family.

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