Fancy Free Walks was founded in south-east England but with the intention of describing good walks in the rest of the UK and in any part of the world.  New walks are continually being added and hopefully new regions are being opened.  To find the right page, you can click on the map on the home page, or you can choose from the list below.  Google Maps show where the walks are located: click each Birds Eye View.


The Surrey Hills are a famous area of natural beauty and this county provides seemingly endless chances for walking.  It has a relatively large proportion of woodland.

West Sussex

Some of the most delightful countryside is here and the interior away from the sea is remarkably peaceful and isolated, with the South Downs, the other smaller hilly areas and villages providing many delightful surprises.

East Sussex

Another county full of delightful quiet and peaceful countryside and some unique villages. The huge wild heath of Ashdown Forest is in this county.


The Garden of England as everyone knows, but also a county of castles, woodland, hidden villages and endless pleasures for the walker.


Another county near to London but with an unmistakable character that seems a world away. The New Forest is in this county.

Berkshire and Wiltshire

This royal county of Berkshire includes Windsor and its Great Park near London extending far west to the Berkshire Downs. In 2017 the eastern parts of Wiltshire were included in this region.

Chilterns and Hertfordshire

The Chilterns combine parts of Buckinghamshire and South Oxfordshire, well-known for the Chiltern Hills north of the Thames.  The villages, the place names, the wildlife, the great beechwoods and the hills have a character entirely their own. In 2016, southern Hertfordshire was included in this region.

Greater London

Some of the most interesting walks are in London and the air of the capital is surprisingly fresh. True to the principles, these walks take some unusual little streets and alleys and find corners of the capital that are surprising and unknown to most visitors.  Outside the centre, there are some remarkably green and open areas, such as the great parks, the river and Epping Forest.