Self-guided trails are being launched almost every week across the UK. Here are some of the latest ones.

In the Cotswolds, a new Arts & Crafts trail – By Hand and Machine – is available in downloadable form ( It leads you through some beautiful countryside, featuring four key locations: the Court Barn Museum in Chipping Campden; the Gordon Russell Museum in Broadway; Rodmarton Manor; and Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum, which has an internationally acclaimed collection.

Berwick-upon-Tweed is celebrating its links with L S Lowry, who visited Northumberland often from the mid-1930s until he died in 1976 ( The five-mile waymarked trail identifies the sites of more than 30 of his works.

In Yorkshire, the landscapes that inspired Turner are mapped in the new Turner Trails ( turner). The project already plots more than 70 places visited by the artist and, in the coming months, audio and self-guided walking itineraries will be added.

Foodies can also feel satisfied with some new gastronomic guides. Kent is highlighting six trails themed on wine, hops, cherries, apples, lamb and seafood ( And fish is the focus of one of the trails available on EatScotland (eatscotland. Its Seafood Trail takes you along the Argyll coast. While in north-east England, the Ale Trail explores the region's brewing tradition. It spotlights a series of microbreweries and public houses across Durham, Newcastle, Gateshead and Northumberland (

In the same region, the Children's Book Itinerary explores places that have inspired children's tales by authors including Lewis Carroll, J K Rowling and Catherine Cookson (

Finally, sustainability is the watchword in the East of England, where visitors are being encouraged to ditch the car and enjoy its six counties with a series of 50 local guides that include walking, cycling and train-and-walk routes (