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www.walkingpages.co.uk/trails_paths/ldpabbeytrail.html

Visits to the Website455
Distance (miles)116
Starting fromKirkstall Abbey
Overview

'The beautiful Yorkshire countryside, with its gently sloping hills, valleys and amazing scenic views, is home to some of England's greatest abbeys. The Abbey Trail links seven of these historic buildings at Kirkstall, Fountains, Byland, Rievaulx, Lastingham, Rosedale and Whitby into a great long distance path with an ecclesiastical and historical theme.'

Walks described here by
See also

The Abbey Trail by Clive Newsome (Sigma Press, 2003)

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johneckersley.wordpress.com/books/abbeysamble/

Visits to the Website486
Distance (miles)103
Starting fromRipon Cathedral, Ripon
Overview

'Links up three famous Yorkshire Abbeys (Fountains Abbey, Jervaulx Abbey and Bolton Priory) as well as visiting three Yorkshire castles (Ripley, Bolton and Middleham).' Book obtainable from Dales Court Press

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John and Nancy Eckersley

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www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/tourists-and-visitors/tourist...

Navigate the Website>>> Coastal Trail [PDF]
Visits to the Website613
Distance (miles)129
Starting fromCullen
Overview

'A network of coastal and inland paths between Cullen in the North and St Cyrus in the South.'

Description from

Aberdeenshire Council

See also

Aberdeenshire Coastal Trail [Visit Scotland]

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Views of 'Full' Record2044

chilternsociety.org.uk/the-chiltern-way/

Visits to the Website672
Distance (miles)134
Starting fromHemel Hempstead Railway Station
Overview

'It is a wandering, varied and mostly rural way stretching around the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Ordnance Survey are adding it to their maps ...'

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Chiltern Society

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church2churchwalksinwarwickshire.co.uk

Visits to the Website116
Distance (miles)156
Starting fromSt Andrew's, Church Street
Overview

'The series of Church2Church Walks in Warwickshire offer the walker something uniquely different. Because the distances between churches are generally very manageable to walk, it is about taking your time to go from Church2Church, to enjoy and appreciate the countryside around and when finally, you arrive at the next church, to allow yourself time to have a look around and to enjoy and appreciate the stillness and peace that can be found in and around churches and churchyards.'

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The Diocese of Coventry

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www.nationaltrail.co.uk/ClevelandWay/

Visits to the Website561
Distance (miles)109
Starting fromHelmsley
Overview

'The route follows a horseshoe line of great variety around much of the beautiful North York Moors National Park.'

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Views of 'Full' Record1240

www.clwydianway.co.uk

Visits to the Website517
Distance (miles)122
Starting fromPrestatyn
Overview

'Created to celebrate the Millennium, it takes the walker through some of North Wales' finest countryside. The classic route starts and ends in the traditional seaside resort of Prestatyn, which is well served by bus and rail connections. The route uses public rights of way and is trailmarked with a distinctive white disc featuring the Buzzard.'

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Views of 'Full' Record959

www.thecoasttocoast.com

Visits to the Website478
Distance (miles)183
Starting fromSt Bees
Overview

'One of the best scenic walks in the world, taking in three national parks and some of the best scenery in the British Isles. The entire walk is on rights of way and access land with scenery of such variety your journey will be one you remember for the rest of your life ...'

Description from

Paul Martin

See also

A Coast to Coast Route Guide by Tony & Chris Grogan (Skyware, 2014)

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Views of 'Full' Record1091

davidberrywalks.co.uk/conwyvalleyway_full.html

Visits to the Website399
Distance (miles)102
Starting fromGreat Orme, Llandudno
Overview

'A long-distance walk of up to 102 miles, with a choice of routes, exploring both sides of the part wooded Conwy Valley, one the most beautiful areas of North Wales.' Printed Guide available from Kittiwake Publications

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David Berry

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Views of 'Full' Record1127

www.nationaltrail.co.uk/Cotswold/

Visits to the Website564
Distance (miles)102
Starting fromBath Abbey
Overview

'Passes picturesque villages and historic sites as it travels along the Cotswold escarpment ... 96% within the Cotswolds designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.'

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Views of 'Full' Record1313

www.visitcumbria.com/wc/the-cumbria-coastal-way/

Visits to the Website582
Distance (miles)180
Starting fromSilverdale
Overview

'This is the diary of a walk of some 180 miles on the Cumbria Coastal Way (CCW) by Peter and Jeanne Donaghy and John and Gillian Laidler, two couples verging on their seventies, reasonably experienced walkers and joint authors of 3 walking guides (Lakeland Church Walks, Northumbria Church Walks and Metro Walks).'

Description from

Visit Cumbria

See also

Cumbria Coastal Way [GPS Cycle & Walking Routes]

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Views of 'Full' Record1331

www.thedeeway.com

Visits to the Website460
Distance (miles)142
Starting fromWest Kirby
Overview

'The route follows the River Dee along the Welsh or English sides of its estuary, through the historic city of Chester, the borderlands, Llangollen and the stunning Dee Valley, passing beautiful Llyn Tegid at Y Bala to the river's source in the mountains of southern Snowdonia.'

Description from

David Berry

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Views of 'Full' Record1046

www.fifecoastalpath.co.uk

Visits to the Website608
Distance (miles)117
Starting fromNorth Queensferry
Overview

'Runs from the Forth Estuary in the south, to the Tay Estuary in the north and stretches for 117 miles. The path is clearly waymarked and offers a range of walking experiences from the easy and level, to the wild and demanding.'

Walks described here by
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Views of 'Full' Record1349

walk2012.co.uk

Visits to the Website636
Distance (miles)187
Starting fromWeymouth
Overview

'Long distance path created to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic Games. It starts in Weymouth and Portland at the National Sailing Academy and it finishes in London at the Olympic Stadium.'

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Mark Stanley

County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1196

www.earthheritagetrust.org/pub/category/the-geopark-way/

Visits to the Website399
Distance (miles)109
Starting fromBridgnorth
Overview

'The aims of the Geopark Way project were to establish a long distance Landscape and Geology walking trail through the Abberley and Malvern Hills Geopark, and to write and publish an accompanying trail guide. The project was conceived from the aspiration to highlight geology, landscape and associated heritage within the Abberley and Malvern Hills Geopark and to make these accessible to all.'

County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1039

www.nationaltrail.co.uk/GlyndwrsWay/

Visits to the Website2488
Distance (miles)135
Starting fromClock Tower, Knighton
Overview

'It begins at Knighton on the English border and meanders through the open moorland, rolling farmland, woodland and forest of Mid Wales, through the town of Machynlleth, which was the capital of Wales in 1404, finishing by the Montgomeryshire Canal in Welshpool.'

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Views of 'Full' Record3218

www.britishwalks.org/walks/Named/GrandUnionCanalWalk.php

Visits to the Website618
Distance (miles)147
Starting fromPaddington
Overview

'The Grand Union Canal runs for 147 miles from Paddington right into the heart of Birmingham. As it links the two biggest cities in Britain it was a major transport link before the coming of the railways, although nowadays it is almost exclusively used by pleasure craft.'

Martin Loach has produced a detailed photographic description of the route.

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Views of 'Full' Record1124

www.ldwa.org.uk/ldp/members/show_path.php?path_name=Great+Wessex+Way

Visits to the Website151
Distance (miles)165
Starting fromSalisbury Cathedral
Overview

'The route touches on The Hardy Way, The Wessex Heights Walk, The Wessex Ridgeway, The Jubilee Trail, The Stour Valley Way, The Wareham Forest Way, The Purbeck Way, The South West Coast Path, The South Dorset Ridgeway, The Monarch’s Way and The Macmillan Way but there are many significant sections that are off such trails. Inevitably with a route of this length there is going to be some overlapping but the route as a whole stands as a distinctive new path.'

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Views of 'Full' Record385

www.greenlondonway.com

Visits to the Website599
Distance (miles)110
Starting fromStratford
Overview

'A different way of looking at London: a walking route of over 110 miles encircling London - and divided into 18 separate and easily manageable sections.'

Description from

Bob Gilbert

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Views of 'Full' Record1400

www.kent.gov.uk/leisure-and-community/parks-and-outdoor-activities/find-a-walk/g...

Visits to the Website478
Distance (miles)108
Starting fromHaslemere
Overview

'Outstanding days out for long distance walkers tackling the whole route from Haslemere, in Surrey, through to Hamstreet, in Kent. There are also many opportunities for anyone wishing to sample shorter sections in the two counties.'

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Views of 'Full' Record1068

sites.google.com/site/thehampshireway/

Navigate the Website>>> About the Author >>> The Hampshire Way [PDF]
Visits to the Website285
Distance (miles)181
Starting fromHythe
Overview

'A walkers' route designed to take in the best of the scenery Hampshire has to offer; through the beautiful New Forest National Park, following the valley of the river Test to north Hampshire, across the rolling North Hants Downs, then south through the valley of the River Meon and around the historic coastline of the Solent and Southampton Water.'

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Alan Mitchell

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Views of 'Full' Record738

www.bertuchi.co.uk/harcamlowindex.php

Visits to the Website226
Distance (miles)141
Starting fromHarlow Town Railway Station
Overview

'Runs in a figure of eight between Harlow and Cambridge with the intersection of the two loops by Newport.' Tim actually describes the Walk in seventeen stages starting from Roydon.

Walks described here by
See also

Harcamlow Way [Trailman] | Harcamlow Way [GPS Cycle & Walking Routes]

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Views of 'Full' Record646

www.heartofenglandway.org

Visits to the Website387
Distance (miles)104
Starting fromShugborough Hall, Milford
Overview

'Linking Cannock Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in Staffordshire, with the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in Gloucestershire, with much mileage in rural Warwickshire.'

County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1127

www.herefordshiretrail.com

Visits to the Website499
Distance (miles)150
Starting fromLedbury
Overview

'A long distance path using existing public rights of way to give a circular tour around our county' Alert 'The Trail was the outcome of efforts by Herefordshire Council, Advantage West Midlands, the European Union and The Countryside Agency to enrich the rural economies of the towns and villages en route. Sadly Herefordshire Council has failed to make any effort to waymark the route or tackle a long series of obstacles. The path is blocked by cereals, oil seed rape, overgrown and broken stiles, and many of the signs are broken.' [Wikipedia 1 September 2017]

Description from

Herefordshire Ramblers

See also

Herefordshire Trail [RambleFest]

County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record970

visitely.eastcambs.gov.uk/walking/hereward-way

Navigate the Website>>> The Hereward Way Information Leaflet and Map [PDF]
Visits to the Website489
Distance (miles)110
Starting fromOakham
Overview

'Stretching from Oakham to Harling Road Station in Norfolk ... Each end of the path has a railway station. Stations towards the centre of the path are located at Shippea Hill and Ely.'

The Path 'links two other long-distance footpaths: the Viking Way in the west and Peddars Way in the east'.

Locality
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1171

www.fhw.org.uk

Visits to the Website434
Distance (miles)194
Starting fromRoyston
Overview

'Circular route along public rights-of-way within the County of Hertfordshire ... The route has been chosen to pass through a variety of Hertfordshire scenery, mostly in open countryside but also passing through some of our more interesting and attractive villages.  Hertford and St Albans, as the County Town and main historic centre respectively, are the only large towns on the route.'

County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record794

www.collins.f2s.com/Hobblers-Way/index.html

Navigate the Website>>> The Hobblers Way
Visits to the Website593
Distance (miles)190
Starting fromNene Estuary, Sutton Bridge
Overview

'A long distance footpath from The Wash to The Severn.'

Description from

Joe Collins

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Views of 'Full' Record1460

www.icknieldwaypath.co.uk

Visits to the Website644
Distance (miles)110
Starting fromIvinghoe Beacon
Overview

'Unique among long distance tracks because it can claim to be "the oldest road in Britain". Extending from Ivinghoe Beacon in Buckinghamshire to Knettishall Heath in Norfolk, it consists of prehistoric pathways, ancient when the Romans came. Dotted with archaeological remains, it survives as splendid tracks and green lanes along the chalk "spine" of England.'

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Icknield Way Association

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County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1126

www.icknieldwaytrail.org.uk

Visits to the Website835
Distance (miles)170
Starting fromIvinghoe Beacon
Overview

'Crossing six counties, the Icknield Way Trail is a 170 mile (274 km) route linking the Peddars Way National Trail in Suffolk with the Ridgeway National Trail in Buckinghamshire, which in turn links with the Wessex Ridgeway.'

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Tom Chevalier

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Views of 'Full' Record854

www.visitanglesey.co.uk/en/about-anglesey/isle-of-anglesey-coastal-path/

Visits to the Website474
Distance (miles)125
Starting fromSt Cybi's Church, Holyhead
Overview

'Developing long distance route that follows much of the island’s coastline. The path primarily caters for walkers however cyclists and horse riders can also enjoy certain sections.'

County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record851

www.visiteastlothian.org/activities-walking.asp

Navigate the Website>>> John Muir Way [PDFs]
Visits to the Website836
Distance (miles)134
Starting fromFisherrow
Overview

'It is now possible to walk the length of the East Lothian coast, almost 73km from Edinburgh to the Borders, leaflets are available ... with the route broken down into shorter sections, with opportunities to link into other paths and circular walks along the coast. The routes now form part of the long distance walking and cycling route of the John Muir Way which stretches 134 miles or 215km across Scotland's heartland, running between Dunbar and Helensburgh in the west.'

Description from

East Lothian Council

Walks described here by
See also

The John Muir Way [Scottish Natural Heritage]

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Views of 'Full' Record1000

www.towpathtreks.co.uk

Visits to the Website365
Distance (miles)126
Starting fromOld Hall Street
Overview

'This is my guide to  the Leeds & Liverpool Canal. This site has hundreds of annotated photographs which I hope you will find interesting whether you enjoy walking, cycling or just taking a virtual trek along the towpaths of Britain's canals. '

Description from

Towpath Treks

See also

Leeds and Liverpool Canal [Gerry Cordon: That's How The Light Gets In]

Locality
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record964

www.tfl.gov.uk/modes/walking/loop-walk

Visits to the Website629
Distance (miles)152
Starting fromErith Station
Overview

'Walking the London Outer Orbital Path (the LOOP for short) is a great way to get to know London better. At nearly 152 miles (245 km), some like to think of it as the "M25 for walkers" — but it’s a world away from the motorway and has been thoughtfully divided into 24 well marked, bite-sized stages. Weaving around the capital the LOOP is mainly on flat or gentle sloping surfaces with only some sections requiring a bit more puff!'

Walks described here by
See also

London Loop [Mark Moxon]

Locality
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record2739

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macmillan_Way_West

Visits to the Website454
Distance (miles)102
Starting fromCastle Cary
Overview

'From Castle Cary in Somerset to Barnstaple in Devon. It is one of the Macmillan Ways and connects with the main Macmillan Way at Castle Cary.

Walks described here by
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County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1159

www.walkhighlands.co.uk/news/review-mary-queen-of-scots-way-guidebook/006788/

Visits to the Website563
Distance (miles)107
Starting fromArrochar, Loch Long
Overview

'Coast to coast long distance route across central Scotland from Arrochar to St Andrews, linking many places associated with Mary Queen of Scots.  The route is largely off-road, using existing paths and tracks with some stretches of quiet country lane and short pathless sections.' Note Original Website cited here unavailable at Review; replaced by Link to the Walkhighlands Site.

Description from

Paul Prescott

Locality
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Views of 'Full' Record1715

mendipring.org.uk

Visits to the Website587
Distance (miles)117
Starting fromAshcott Corner
Overview

'Long distance path in 9 legs using public footpaths and other rights of way to follow as closely as possible the boundary of the Somerset (UK) local government district of Mendip'

Description from

Mendip Ramblers

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Views of 'Full' Record2125

www.nationaltrail.co.uk/Northdowns/

Visits to the Website588
Distance (miles)153
Starting fromFarnham
Overview

'Follow in the footsteps of Pilgrims on an inspirational journey from Farnham to Canterbury and the White Cliffs of Dover through a landscape rich in scenery and heritage.'

Walks described here by
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County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1210

www.northhighland-way.com

Visits to the Website352
Distance (miles)150
Starting fromDuncansby Head
Overview

'The idea of the North Highland Way was first mooted in about 1992 by the Caithness Waybaggers and is now coming to fruition through the efforts of a few local businessmen ... Due to lack of financial support by the public bodies, we have, for the moment, devised "Friends of the North Highland Way".'

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Let's Go North

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Views of 'Full' Record801

www.offasdyke.demon.co.uk

Visits to the Website616
Distance (miles)177
Starting fromSedbury
Overview

'We are an independent voluntary organisation that provides information and other services to people who enjoy exploring the heritage and countryside of the England-Wales border. We seek to promote and protect the 1200-year-old Offa's Dyke and the Offa's Dyke Path.'

Description from

Offa's Dyke Association

Walks described here by
See also

Offa's Dyke Path [National Trails]

Locality
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1459

guysrambles.co.uk/palladian-way/

Visits to the Website480
Distance (miles)125
Starting fromThe Old Goal, Buckingham
Overview

'Architectural walk through Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire and my home county, Gloucestershire.'

Description from

Guy Vowles

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Views of 'Full' Record1033

www.friendsofthepeak.org.uk/boundary-walk/

Visits to the Website59
Distance (miles)190
Starting fromBuxton Town Hall
Overview

'Stretching from the moorland tops of the South Pennines to the gentle limestone scenery of the Derbyshire Dales, the route embraces the urban edges of Sheffield and Oldham, as well as Staffordshire's rugged moorland and the undulating slopes of Cheshire. Follow the route along existing footpaths, tracks, quiet lanes, former railway lines and a canal towpath. Enjoy some quiet and little known corners of the national park. Walk it in day stages or tackle it all in one go ...' Launched in June 2017.

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County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record174

nt.pcnpa.org.uk

Visits to the Website712
Distance (miles)186
Starting fromSt Dogmaels
Overview

'From St Dogmaels in the north to Amroth in the south, the trail covers almost every kind of maritime landscape from rugged cliff tops and sheltered coves to wide-open beaches and winding estuaries.'

Walks described here by
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County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1280

www.pilgrims-way-north-wales.org

Visits to the Website535
Distance (miles)130
Starting fromHolywell
Overview

'Long distance footpath linking St Winefride's Well at Holywell with Bardsey Island.'

Locality
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record873

www.ldwa.org.uk/ldp/public/ldp_public_home.php

Navigate the Website>>> List of Paths >>> Red Rose Trail
Visits to the Website359
Distance (miles)112
Starting fromLancaster Castle
Overview

'Follows a beautiful and historic route around the North of Lancashire. Totalling just over 100 miles it is designed to be walked in seven days, but for less ambitious hikers huge enjoyment can be taken from exploring smaller sections of the route ... Directions are detailed and the book includes a great deal of fascinating information and stories about places passed along the way.'

Walks described here by
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Red Rose Trail by John Rowe

Locality
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1027

www.robinhoodway.com

Visits to the Website353
Distance (miles)105
Starting fromNottingham Castle
Overview

'Opened in 1985 with the intention of linking all the places in Nottinghamshire with connections to the legend of Robin Hood. However these are well scattered around the County so since there are also several Country Parks and other interesting places it seemed obvious to include them in order to add to the appeal of the Way.'

'The  current Guidebook 2011 has now updated the route going into Mansfield Town and there are route modifications that keep this guidebook alive and of continuing interest to walkers of the route whether it is your first time or you are exploring it again, there is something within its pages to suit all tastes.'

Description from

Robin Hood Way Association

Locality
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1034

www.romanheritageway.com

Visits to the Website428
Distance (miles)102
Starting fromBowness-on-Solway
Overview

'A British walk with two principal route options or the simpler challenge of walking the Hadrian's Wall Path over its entire length ... This walk offers a variety of interest and terrain. In addition to the Roman Connection there are many parts with extensive historical interest spanning the centuries with many signs of the Reiving history that dominated so many parts of this countryside. The walk includes City/urban sections, river sections, moor land, forestry and open hill top walks. This will be a route that will excite due to its variety, interest and beauty.'

Description from

Walking Support

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County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record952

www.theromanway.co.uk

Visits to the Website316
Distance (miles)174
Starting fromChesterton
Overview

'The Roman Way is a book, a walker's guide describing a 174-mile walk, on the theme of Roman roads, using public rights of way. It follows a triangle formed by three Roman roads from Chesterton, near Bicester in Oxfordshire, to Cirencester in Gloucestershire, and on to the Roman walled town of Silchester in Hampshire, returning to the Roman military fort at Alchester near the starting point.'

Description from

Elaine Steane

See also

The Roman Way by Elaine Stearne (Reardon Publishing, 2010)

Locality
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record706

arounddorsetwalk.co.uk/sitemap.php

Visits to the Website302
Distance (miles)181
Starting fromPoole Harbour
Overview

'The route I suggest is not "The Round Dorset Walk"; it is "A Round Dorset Walk". Whilst staying within the county boundary at all times, the route uses the boundary only as a reference and does not follow it slavishly, as that would mean missing out on some wonderful walking. Nor does it delve into the heartland to explore all that Dorset has to offer, for to do that would turn this walk into one of epic proportions.' Alert Ths Site does not seem recently to have been updated - but an interesting project, nevertheless.

Description from

Steven Crockford

Locality
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record900

www.kent.gov.uk/leisure-and-community/parks-and-outdoor-activities/find-a-walk/s...

Visits to the Website487
Distance (miles)160
Starting fromGravesend
Overview

'Imagine stepping back in time and discovering the coastline of the Garden of England as it stood more than 1,600 years ago. The Saxon Shore Way long distance walking route is named after the line of historic fortifications that defended the Kent coast at the end of the Roman era.'

Walks described here by
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County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record991

www.shakespearesway.org

Visits to the Website407
Distance (miles)146
Starting fromShakespeare Memorial Theatre
Overview

'Links some of Britain's best-loved tourist destinations - London, the Chilterns, Oxford, Blenheim Palace, the Cotswolds and Stratford-upon-Avon.'

Description from

The Shakespeare's Way Association

County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record733

www.shropshiresgreatoutdoors.co.uk/volunteering-outdoors/walking-for-health-walk...

Visits to the Website479
Distance (miles)139
Starting fromBridges
Overview

'If you wanted to know about the best walks in Shropshire who would you ask? We asked the real experts The local walkers. The individuals and groups, historians, lovers of flora and fauna, the volunteers who look after the stiles, bridges and paths: all have contributed. The result is the Shropshire Way. Not only the finest route around the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, but also the best possible set of day walks ...

Walks described here by
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record965

www.southyorkshireway.co.uk

Visits to the Website391
Distance (miles)170
Starting fromBawtry
Overview

'Two new long distance trails in South Yorkshire. 170 miles around the boundary & 98 miles through the centre - stunning countryside, towns & history ... The final routings of both routes are now available on this website so it can be walked from April 2014 ... As the South Yorkshire Way is across Public Rights of Way, on-going maintenance and improvements of the paths are delivered on the ground by the four local councils - Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield - and the Peak District National Park - who each look after their own sections.'

Description from

South Yorkshire Way

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County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1215

www.sussexborderpath.co.uk

Visits to the Website451
Distance (miles)137
Starting fromThorney Island
Overview

'Footpath route nearly 150 miles long around the inland boundary of the county of Sussex, first devised and published in 1983 by Ben Perkins and Aeneas Mackintosh. The county owes its origins to the kingdom of the South Saxons and can claim to have one of the longest inland county boundaries from Emsworth to Rye.'

Description from

Sussex Area Ramblers

Locality
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1324

www.nationaltrail.co.uk/thamespath/

Visits to the Website521
Distance (miles)184
Starting fromKemble
Overview

'Follow the greatest river in England for 184 miles (294 km) from its source in the Cotswolds almost to the sea. Passing through peaceful water meadows, unspoilt rural villages, historic towns and cities, and finally cutting through the heart of London to finish at the Thames Barrier in Greenwich.'

Walks described here by
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County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1432

www.thamespilgrimway.org.uk

Visits to the Website390
Distance (miles)104
Starting fromRadcot
Overview

'Brand new pilgrim route running through the heart of the Diocese of Oxford, which covers the three counties of Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire.'

Description from

Diocese of Oxford

County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record801

www.roundreadingwalk.co.uk/thames-valley-circular-walk/

Visits to the Website451
Distance (miles)125
Starting fromWindsor Castle
Overview

'A long distance walk winding around The Thames Valley and surrounding hills in some of the loveliest countryside near London in South East England.'

Description from

Supporters of Oxfam

County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record764

www.lakeland-enterprise.co.uk/bootboys/Thirlmere%20Way/TW00.html

Visits to the Website320
Distance (miles)130
Starting fromHeaton Park
Overview

The Thirlmere Pipeline 'was built by Manchester Corporation Water Works to relieve the problem of an ever growing need by industry and people in the Manchester area in the latter part of the 19th century. The Thirlmere Way 'broadly follows the path of the pipeline from sink to source, starting at Heaton Park, Manchester and ending, not surprisingly, at Thirlmere'.

Description from

BOOT boys

See also

The Thirlmere Way: Long Distance Walk from Manchester to the Lake District by Tim Cappelli (Sigma Press, 1992) [out-of-print]

Locality
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1034

www.trentvale.co.uk/activities/view/trent-valley-way/

Visits to the Website497
Distance (miles)166
Starting fromBiddulph Moor
Overview

'OnTrent is working with partners throughout the Trent to bring about a Trent Valley Way stretching some 170 miles from its source near Stoke to the Humber. Already established for 84 miles through Nottinghamshire, it will be a long distance footpath and, where possible, multi-user way throughout the Trent Valley.' Wikipedia also usefully summarises the history to date.

Walks described here by
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record2354

www.exploredevon.info/activities/walk/long-walks/two-moors-way-devons-coast-coas...

Visits to the Website393
Distance (miles)102
Starting fromIvybridge
Overview

'Long-distance walking route between Ivybridge on the southern edge of Dartmoor and Lynmouth on the North Coast of Exmoor, comprehensively waymarked except on the open moorland sections.'

Walks described here by
Locality
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record851

www.ldwa.org.uk/ldp/public/ldp_public_home.php

Navigate the Website>>> List of Paths >>> Uttlesford Way
Visits to the Website485
Distance (miles)127
Starting fromStansted Mountfitchet Station
Overview

'Links 16 short circular walks in such a way that they form a continuous circular route which can be followed either way (or both) and start from any point along the route. To walk the whole length both ways is a total of 127 miles'

Description from

Peter Cooper

Walks described here by
Locality
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record975

www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/countryside/visiting/walking/viking-way/120966.article

Visits to the Website469
Distance (miles)147
Starting fromWaterside Road, Barton-Upon-Humber
Overview

'A long distance footpath which starts on the banks of the Humber and finishes on the shores of Rutland Water.'

Walks described here by
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1187

www.ldwa.org.uk/ldp/members/show_path.php?path_name=Wainwrights+Way

Visits to the Website416
Distance (miles)123
Starting fromAudley Range
Overview

'Wainwright's Way is a journey on foot through Alfred Wainwright's life from Lancashire to the Lakes. This walking guide charts a 126 mile long-distance route linking the place where he was born – a Victorian terraced house in Audley Range, Blackburn – with his final resting place on Haystacks, his heavenly corner of Lakeland.'

Walks described here by
See also

Wainwright's Way by Nick Burton (Frances Lincoln, 2013) | Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells (Frances Lincoln, 2011)

County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record992

www.whiteroseway.co.uk

Visits to the Website414
Distance (miles)104
Starting fromLeeds City Square
Overview

'Links sections of existing trails with little used public footpaths to create a new 104 mile walking trail from Leeds City Centre to Scarborough.'

Description from

Paul Brown

Locality
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record746

www.wyevalleywalk.org

Visits to the Website382
Distance (miles)136
Starting fromChepstow Castle
Overview

'Walk of startling contrasts from ravine gorge cloaked in woodland, through meadow and orchard, to rugged and remote uplands. Follow the Wye through the battle scarred Anglo-Welsh borders to where it pours in rocky cascades from its mountain source.'

Description from

Wye Valley Walk Partnership

Locality
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record864

www.ldwa.org.uk/ldp/public/ldp_public_home.php

Navigate the Website>>> List of Paths >>> Yoredale Way
Visits to the Website363
Distance (miles)101
Starting fromCuddy Shaw Reach near Linton-on-Ouse
Overview

'Traces the River Ure from the point at which it joins the River Ouse, a few miles north of York, to its source 2,000 feet above sea level amongst the Pennine fells between Hawes and Kirkby Stephen ...'

The Yoredale Way: A 100 Mile Walk from York to Kirkby Stephen by J K E Piggin (Yorkshire Footpath Trust, 1994) is out-of-print but should be available second-hand

Walks described here by
Locality
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record1199

www.walkingenglishman.com/dalescelebrationway.htm

Visits to the Website398
Distance (miles)130
Starting fromSkipton
Overview

'The "Yorkshire Dales Celebration Way" is my own creation. This unique Long Distance Footpath is my tribute to this fantastic National Park. At approximately 130 miles long (depending on the various alternatives provided) it is designed to be walked in eight days. It conveniently fits it into a "one week holiday window" especially suitable to starting and finishing on a Saturday or Sunday.'

Walks described here by
Locality
County (Historic)
Views of 'Full' Record995

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