Computer simulation of a human walk cycle. In this model the head keeps the same level at all times, whereas the hip follows a sine curve.
Ivinghoe Beacon, Buckinghamshire, England (the eastern trailhead) seen looking north from the Ridgeway
Racewalkers at the World Cup Trials in 1987
Skiddaw mountain, the town of Keswick, Cumbria and Derwent Water seen from Walla Crag, Lake District, England
Nordic walkers
Claife Station, built at one of Thomas West's "viewing stations", to allow visiting tourists and artists to better appreciate the picturesque Lake District
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Commemorative plaque of the Mass trespass of Kinder Scout in 1932, an event that led to great expansion of the public right of access to the British countryside
Human Walking Cycle
Limestone hills and dry-stone walls in the west of the Yorkshire Dales. This part of the national park is popular with walkers due to the presence of the Yorkshire Three Peaks.
Hiking with full packs.
The Mourne Wall, looking towards Hare's Gap in the Mourne Mountains, Northern Ireland
Gauchetière Street, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
The paved surface of the Pennine Way on Black Hill, Cheshire, England
Two king penguins and one gentoo penguin walking on a beach on South Georgia, British overseas territory
The summit of the Black Mountain, crossed by the Offa's Dyke Path on the English/Welsh border
The walk, a four-beat gait
Liathach seen from Beinn Eighe. With the Munro "Top" of Stuc a' Choire Dhuibh Bhig (915 metres) in the foreground and the two Munro summits in the background.
An Asian elephant walking
Striding Edge from Helvellyn, English Lake District
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Hillwalkers on Catbells, Lake District, England
The Regent's Canal near St Mark's Regents' Park
Ingleborough, Yorkshire, which is on the Yorkshire Three Peaks

Walking is used in the United Kingdom to describe a range of activity, from a walk in the park to trekking in the Alps.

- Walking in the United Kingdom

There are a variety of different kinds of walking, including bushwalking, racewalking, beach walking, hillwalking, volksmarching, Nordic walking, trekking, dog walking and hiking.

- Walking
Computer simulation of a human walk cycle. In this model the head keeps the same level at all times, whereas the hip follows a sine curve.

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Map of Robert Louis Stevenson's walking route in the Cévennes, France, taken from Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes (1879), a pioneering classic of outdoor literature.
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Hiking is a long, vigorous walk, usually on trails or footpaths in the countryside.

The word hiking is also often used in the UK, along with rambling (a slightly old-fashioned term), hillwalking, and fell walking (a term mostly used for hillwalking in northern England).