If feeling the earth beneath your boots or bike is your thing, you are in for a treat!

Our churches, chapels and meeting houses are blessed. They are set within some of the finest natural landscapes in the country, and to visit is to discover the past, present and future of our place within them.

Our villages, towns and cities are great places to start, and often have a local pub serving wholesome homemade food and local ales!

Here we list a wide variety of walks, rides and scenic drives. They are different lengths and over varied terrains. They visit a wide variety of heritage sites, and often explore the history of the whole area in which they are set. They all link to a well laid out and easy to follow route.

We have a lot to tempt you out!

The practicalities

Whilst most of our routes are a walk, ride or drive; our rides can be walked and our drives can be ridden (if you are feeling fit). Whether you walk, ride or drive there are a few things to consider.

For walkers

Walking is free, fun, sociable and anyone can do it. Walking regularly can help you keep fit, reduce stress and is a great way to discover the area. Don’t forget to dress for the British weather, and wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Some of the routes are alongside busy roads, please take extra care when walking near traffic and remember to walk on the right hand side when there isn’t a footpath.

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For riders

A bike is a very versatile machine, enabling you to pedal happily down roads and across country. Ensure that your bike and lights are in good working condition before setting off. Always wear a cycle helmet. You will need to ride along the road in places, take extra care and stay visible.

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For drivers

Please drive carefully. If you would like to stop to admire the wonderful scenery please pull right off the road. Please respect the need for local people to park and attend services. Parking near all the sites is likely to be limited.

Inspire me

Yorkshire five churches walk

Discover the rural splendour of beautiful south Rotherham! Stepping in the footsteps of centuries of walkers, visit picturesque villages and explore some of Rotherham’s finest church architecture.

Lincolnshire wolds welcome walk

Blow away the cobwebs and take in hilltop panoramas and shady valleys, partly following the course of the Viking Way long distance footpath. Explore three delightful Lincolnshire churches whilst taking in breathtaking views of the rolling Wolds.

Become a Friend of the National Churches Trust, for people who love church buildings!