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Walking Long Distance Routes

14 Peaks

Resource for those wishing to undertake the 14 peaks challenge and visit the summits of Wales' 14 highest mountains in one journey. Includes an area where users can add their personal stories.


A walkers' guide to the Yorkshire Three Peaks, Pen-y-ghent, Ingleborough and Whernside, with information about routes and accommodation, a forum, and details the Friends organisation.

A Dales High Way

A 90 mile route across the high country of the Yorkshire Dales from Saltaire to Appleby-in-Westmorland; includes map and resources for walkers.

A Pennine Journey

An online diary of a journey made in 2008, through the Pennines and following Alfred Wainwright's 1938 route.

A Pennine Journey

Resources and maps for people interested in following Alfred Wainwright's walk from Settle to Hadrian's Wall along the flanks of the Pennines; includes details of the supporters' club working to waymark it as a formal route.

Annandale Way

A 55 mile long distance walking route linking Moffat and Annan, with a circumnavigation of the Devils Beef Tub; includes route details and maps to download, with practical information about accommodation and services in the area.

The Antonine Way

Links Bo'ness on the Forth with Old Kilpatrick outside Glasgow, along the route of the Roman Antonine Wall. Information about its use by cyclists and walkers, attractions, history, and maps.

The Beacons Way

A 161km (100 mile) linear walk across the Brecon Beacons, devised by the Brecon Beacons Park Society; includes resources and a guide to artwork installed along the route.

Borders Abbeys Way

Describes a 65 mile circular walk, passing four 12th century abbeys and several Scottish Borders towns. Includes maps, background history, and information about services and accommodation.

Borders Abbeys Way

Brochures and maps to download for a circular walking route linking the four great ruined abbeys of Kelso, Jedburgh, Melrose and Dryburgh.

Bullock Smithy Hike

Annual 56 mile hike in the Peak District, organised by the 3rd Hazel Grove Scout Group every September. Includes a route map, history, photo galleries, and entry forms.

The Cambrian Way

A high level walk traversing the highest and wildest parts of Wales; includes background information, map, advice for walkers, and information about the official guidebook.

Cateran Trail

A 64 mile circular route in Perthshire named after the marauding cattle thieves of the Highlands. Offers walking guide and practical details for visitors.

Cistercian Way

Long distance footpath and pilgrimage route which explores the abbeys, churches and geology of Wales. Includes detailed route descriptions with information on all of the sights and ruins en route.

Dales Trails

Highlights walks in Northern England with details of groups and clubs and accommodation.

Dales Way Association

Supports and promotes the 78 miles route from Ilkley to Bowness-on-Windermere; with news, a map, resources for walkers, and contacts.

The Dava Way

A 23 mile walking and cycle trail across the ancient Celtic province of Morayshire, linking Forres and Grantown-on-Spey. Includes maps, accommodation listing, and downloadable guide.

The East Highland Way

Official guide to a long distance walk connecting Fort William and Aviemore; also links the West Highland Way and Great Glen Way, to the Speyside Way in the north east.

East Lothian Walking

Provides a library of leaflets to download about local walks in the area (including the Lammermuirs), and a series covering the John Muir Way, a coastal path linking the Borders with Edinburgh.

Fife Coastal Path

Running from the Forth Estuary in the south to the Tay Estuary in the north, the Fife Coastal Path is part of the North Sea Trail. This guide to the 150 kilometre walking path includes a review of some of the points that will be experienced along the way, including an events calendar, publications, and news.

The Friends of The Ridgeway

A voluntary association, a registered charity, set up in 1983 to preserve for the benefit of the public all the natural aspects and features of the ancient Ridgeway trackways across the chalk downs of Southern England.

GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Offers a collection of cycle routes covering the National Cycle Network in England, Scotland, and Wales, and a walking routes section with all of the UK's National Trails in GPS format with on-line maps, elevation profiles and route guides.

Great Glen Way

Official guide to a 73-mile long-distance walk from Fort William to Inverness; includes advice, route description, events listing, and practical information.

Heart of England Way Association

Provides a guide to this one hundred mile long route, including details of a regular walks programme.

Icknield Way

Showcasing this 110 mile path from Ivinghoe Beacon in Buckinghamshire to Knettishall Heath in Norfolk.

Isle of Arran Coastal Way

A 100km low-level walking trail around the coast of Arran; includes a guide with maps, listing of accommodation and services, and walkers' comments.

Long Distance Routes in Aberdeenshire

Official guides, with maps and brochures to download, to the Deeside Way, Formartine and Buchan Way, the Gordon Way, and the Aberdeenshire Coastal Path between Cullen in the north and St Cyrus in the south.

Long Distance Walkers’ Association

A group with the common interest of walking long distances in rural, mountainous or moorland areas; includes details of membership, events, local group network, and a guide to established long-distance paths and routes.

The Macmillan Ways

A guide to a long-distance route from Lincolnshire to Dorset, developed to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support; includes maps, guides to linked and associated routes, publications, and contacts.

Monarch's Way

Offers information about this long distance path, which follows the route taken by King Charles II on his escape from the Battle of Worcester in 1651.

National Trails

A guide to officially designated long distance walking routes in England and Wales; includes a general guide, FAQ, news and publications, and a directory of related links.

Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail

Official guide to a walking route through the National Park in South West Wales. Includes maps, accommodation listing, attractions, news and FAQ.

River Avon Trail

A 23 mile path for walkers (and in some sections, cyclists and horseriders) exploring the heritage and culture of Somerset. Includes maps, and background on the area's history, wildlife, and geology.

The River Ayr Way

A 66km network of paths for walkers and cyclists from the source of the river to the sea; includes a route guide, local path networks, and information for visitors.

The Rob Roy Way

Walking route which follows the tracks and paths used by Rob Roy MacGregor in the 17th and 18th centuries, from Drymen to Pitlochry. Includes maps, listings of accommodation and facilities, and historical background.

Scotland's Great Trails

Official guide to 20 different routes providing over 1300 miles of long distance paths from the Borders to the Highlands; includes walking guides, maps, and links.

The Severn Way

The longest riverside path in Britain. Offers maps, grid refs, photographs and details of nearby attractions.

South of Scotland Countryside Trails (SOSCT)

Official guide to a 350km network of routes developed specifically for horse-riders and walkers; includes route details, map, details of accommodation and facilities in the area, and background to the project.

South West Coast Path

Official guide to the 630 mile National Trail from Minehead in Somerset to Poole Harbour in Dorset. Includes maps, accommodation listing, attractions, news and FAQ.

Southern Walks

Contains maps, photographs and personal accounts from a variety of walks in Southern England.

Speyside Way -

Official website for the long-distance walking route that links the Moray coast with the Grampian Mountains, following the valley of the Spey. Includes maps, accommodation listing, attractions, news and FAQ.

St Cuthbert's Way

A 100km walking route between Melrose and Lindisfarne, across the Scottish Borders to the Northumberland Coast. Describes the route, with maps, history, and information about accommodation and services.

St Oswald’s Way

A guide to the long-distance walking route through Northumberland, from Lindisfarne almost to Hexham; includes a map, photos, and links to useful resources.

Taff Trail

A route through the South Wales valleys and the Brecon Beacons designed for walkers and cyclists. Includes maps, photos, and a guide.

The Three Lochs Way

A guide to one of Scotland's Great Trails, linking Loch Lomond, The Gareloch and Loch Long; includes maps, photos, and practical information for walkers about facilities and services along the route.

Trans Pennine Trail

Long distance routes which connect the North and the Irish Sea, and link Chesterfield to Leeds and York, designed for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. Includes a guide, mapping, practical advice section, and an events listing.

Usk Valley Walk

Details of this 44 mile walk between Caerleon and Brecon through the Vale of Usk.

The Vanguard Way

A 66 mile walking route from Croydon to Newhaven with maps, places of interest and images taken along the way.

Viking Way

A long distance footpath which starts on the banks of the Humber in the north and winds its way through Lincolnshire to finish on the shores of Rutland Water, a total of 235km (147 miles).

Walk Northern Ireland

Official guide to a range of waymarked walking routes in Northern Ireland, short and long distance. Includes information about accommodation, public transport, events, and attractions.

The Welsh 3000s Challenge

Challenge which requires the walker to have been at the top of all 15 of the mountains over 3000 ft in Wales within the space of 24 hours, without using any form of transport. Includes route suggestions, photographs and advice.

The Wye Valley Walk

A 136 mile following the Wye through the battle scarred Anglo-Welsh borders, from Chepstow to its source; with map and route details, practical information for walkers, news, attractions, and links.

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