5 brand new urban walking routes brought to you by Merrell

We love finding people and brands who want to encourage more of us to to get outdoors, just like us at Go Jauntly. When Merrell got in touch about creating some collaborative walks throughout the country we jumped at the chance, particularly because they encourage connecting with nature in cities too. Check out the five walks below in-app now and why not #CreateYourTrail and add it to the app to share more walking inspiration with the Go Jauntly community.

1. Explore Walthamstow Wetlands

Walking around Europe’s largest urban wetland nature reserve it’s hard to believe you’re so close to the city when you’re standing inbetween huge reservoirs and listening to the multitude of birds nesting, flying and exploring nearby. With easy public transport options, parking, a lovely cafe and routes for all abilities we would highly recommend this jaunt for the anglers, birdwatchers and adventurers of all ages among us.

2. Bingley to Saltaire

Not far from Leeds lies one of the country’s hidden gems. Walking along the canal you'll find Saltaire, a former industrial area that's now a World Heritage Site. This Victorian village was founded by Sir Titus Salt, who unlike most mill owners cared about his workers and set up a model community for them all. Wander around the cobbled streets steeped in history and head into Salt’s Mill to discover shops, restaurants and a special homage to Bradford born artist David Hockney.

3. From Bridges and Butlers to Brunel

This walk is good for weekends as it passes Maltby Street market (yum) and some of our local Bermondsey breweries. As well as satisfying your stomach, this walk stretches your legs and takes you along the Thames by some stunning city views with a slice of history to boot with the Brunel museum.

4. Sefton Park & Festival Garden

This Liverpudlian walk takes in nature-rich Sefton Park which contains a bandstand that is said to be the inspiration for The Beatles’ song Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band. It also contains ‘Fields of Hope’ which are swathed in Daffodils at this time of year in remembrance of Marie Curie’s work. Spring is the perfect time to catch them in bloom!

5. Follow the Kelvin to the Park & Art

The most northerly walk in our collection explores some of Glasgow's finest gems. Walking along the Kelvin river is always peaceful and this city trail comes with the added bonus of Glasgow's Botanic Gardens (and a few moments of tropical weather!).  The stroll continues by Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum to soak up some culture too, making this walk the perfect mix of urban nature and art.


In the coming days, we’ll also share the trails here for Android and Web only users to enjoy! Watch this space.

Gabrielle RowanComment