Long Distance Paths

There are many national long distance trails, and many local long distance trails as well, that is, trails marked by chevrons on Ordnance Survey maps.

Below are a selection, each has its route highlighted on an OS map, and a downloadable GPX (GPS route) file.

Many have public transport information for day walkers in order to travel to the start and finish of the walk, or back to your car.

Region Star # Walk Length Effort New Description
Channel Islands 8 Jersey Coast Path 82 km 4 Pretty coast walk based in St Helier, Jersey. Part of the Channel Island Way
East Anglia 17 Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path 150 km 2 A gentle inland path, and a coastal path
Midland 12 Cotswold Way 165 km 4 The Cotswold hills from Bath to Chipping Campden
Northern England 14 Cleveland Way 164 km 9 The North York Moors National Park - part coastal walk, part remote hills
Northern England 16 Hadrian's Wall Path 135 km 6 Follows the remains of Roman wall along the England/Scotland border
Northern England 13 Pennine Way 429 km 10 Long moorland walk along England's spine via the Peak District, Yorkshire Dales and Cheviots.
Northern England 7 Wainwright's Coast to Coast 293 km 8 The Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales, and the North York Moors national parks.
Northern England 15 Wolds Way 127 km 3 Yorkshire
Scotland 6 Kintyre Way 141 km 6 Forest, moors and coast of the Kintyre peninsular
Southeast England 20 1066 Country Walk 51 km 3 31 mile walk via Rye, Pevensey, Battle, Winchelsea and the River Cuckmere and Rother floodplains.
Southeast England 23 Capital Ring 124 km 1 Circular walk linking the parks and greenspaces of inner London
Southeast England 30 Clarendon Way 42 km 1 A Pilmgimage from Salisbury to Winchester
Southeast England 25 Green Chain Walk 30 km 3 Links woods and green spaces of south east London
Southeast England 2 Greensand Way 176 km 4 Beautiful walk following the Greensand hills across Surrey and Kent
Southeast England 19 High Weald Landscape Trail 153 km 4 Gentle east west traverse of the Sussex and Kent Weald's rolling hills via forests, heathland, streams and small hamlets
Southeast England 27 Isle of Wight Coastal Path 114 km 4 Chalk cliffs and channel views
Southeast England 28 Lea Valley Walk 85 km 1 The Lea Navigation, from docklands, via the Olympic Park, to the suburbs and the countryside.
Southeast England 31 London City Views Ring 166 km 3 London Ring Walk
Southeast England 24 London Loop 244 km 4 Circular (almost) walk around the greenbelt surrounding London
Southeast England 5 North Downs Way 200 km 5 The North Downs ridge - woooded in the west, open downland in the middle. Choice of Pigrims Way to Canterbury, or cliff walk to Finish
Southeast England 9 Ridgeway 139 km 3 Britain's oldest trail. Open downland ridgewalk and ancient hill forts in the west. The wooden Chilterns hills in the east.
Southeast England 18 Shipwrights Way 82 km 4 Gentle, step-free walk/cycle path from Alice Holt Forest (near Farnham) to Portsmouth via East Hampshire / South Downs National Park
Southeast England 29 Solent Way 102 km 4 Diverse coastal landscapes - tidal harbours, sea front promenades, historic Portsmouth, the Solent Estuary, and Hurst spit and Castle
Southeast England 3 South Downs Way 175 km 4 Walk along a chalk ridge to the sea finishing along the Seven Sisters cliffs
Southeast England 26 Sussex Border Path 225 km 5 Beating the bounds of Sussex
Southeast England 10 Thames Path 296 km 1 The Thames towpath from quiet rural stream, via Oxford, Windsor and surburbia to Central London and the Thames Barrier.
Southeast England 22 Vanguard Way 107 km 4 From the London suburbs to the sea through Surrey, Kent and East Sussex.
Southwest England 4 South West Coast Path 1005 km 10 Spectacular and hilly coast walk along the Devon, Cornwall, and Dorset coasts
Wales 21 Beacons Way 149 km 8 Dramatic traverse of the peaks and remote moorlands of the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons National Park
Wales 11 Offa's Dyke Path 281 km 9 Remote path along the England Wales border following the 8th Century Offa's Dyke
Wales 1 Wales Coast Path 1400 km 5 The entire Welsh coast linking the Glamorgan, Gower, Pembrokeshire, Ceridigan, Llwyn Peninsular and Anglesey coast paths

Last Updated : Nov-18