Longer distance range: 26-50 miles

www.acrosswaleswalk.co.uk

Distance (miles)45
Overview

'For the last fifty years West Birmingham Hostelling Group and its successor, the Across Wales Walk Association, have organised the Across Wales Walk: an event now recognised as one of the regular classics of the challenge walking calendar ... The Across Wales Walk is open to both walkers and runners. Whilst we welcome those attempting completion in fast times, the event is not a race.' [And note the Section Across Wales Walk: The Hard Truth!] Usually held Early September.

www.walkhighlands.co.uk/lochness/affric-kintail-way.shtml

Category:2: 26-50 Miles
Distance (miles)44
Overview

'Officially opened in 2015, the Affric Kintail Way runs from Drumnadrochit on the shores of Loch Ness, to Morvich in Kintail, near the west Highlands seaboard. The start point enables it to be linked to the Great Glen Way and through that to much of Scotland's long distance footpath network. The end point at Morvich enables a link with the much more challenging and serious Cape Wrath Trail.'

Description from

Walkhighlands

www.ldwa.org.uk/ldp/members/show_path.php?path_name=Afoot+in+Two+Dales

Category:2: 26-50 Miles
Distance (miles)50
Overview

'A former challenge walk and now an open challenge circular walk using footpaths, bridleways and quiet roads through the attractive dales of Wensleydale and Swaledale including an ascent of Great Shunner Fell. The route has over 5,500ft of ascent. It is suggested that this could be done over two or three days using local accommodation.'

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

Category:Leeds
Distance (miles)50
Overview

'The idea behind the Airedale Way is that it provides a link between Leeds and the Yorkshire Dales by following, as far as possible, riverside paths.'

Description from

The Airedale Way by Douglas Cossar

hrowit.home.blog

Category:Fareham
Distance (miles)42
Overview

'A walk across Hampshire from Portchester to Winchester.'

Guidebook compiled by Richard Charles Kenchington Footpath Secretary of the Eastleigh Ramblers.

Description from

Hampshire Rights of Way Improvement Trust

www.visitlakedistrict.com/things-to-do/adventure-activities

Category:South Lakeland
Distance (miles)35
Overview

'Takes you over ancient packhorse passes, through bustling villages, alongside flashing waters, and to the tops of summits that visually give many Alpine peaks a run for their money.'

Description from

GoLakes and Jennings Brewery

www.heartofenglandway.org/the-arden-way/

Distance (miles)26
Overview

'Route from Henley-in-Arden through Alcester and Aston Cantlow using mainly public footpaths and bridleways.'

www.herefordshireramblers.org.uk/page11.html

Category:Brecknockshire
Distance (miles)35
Overview

'Following the River Arrow from its source in the uplands of Powys, descending through Herefordshire hill country via Newchurch to Kington, and finally, through black and white villages of Pembridge and Eardisland to Leominster.'

Printed Guide available from Ramblers Mortimer Group

Description from

Herefordshire Ramblers

www.hants.gov.uk/thingstodo/countryside/walking/avonvalley

Category:Salisbury
Distance (miles)34
Overview

'Long-distance walking route that takes you from Salisbury – one of the most beautiful cathedral cities in England – to Christchurch Priory and the sea. It was opened in 1992 and runs from Wiltshire due south through Hampshire to finish in Dorset. The Path is named after the river whose course it follows.'

Description from

Hampshire County Council

sites.google.com/site/aylesburyanddistrictramblers/the-aylesbury-ring

Category:Aylesbury Vale
Distance (miles)32
Overview

'Circular route around the county town of Aylesbury, never very far from the town but mostly in quiet and peaceful rural countryside.'

www.hants.gov.uk/thingstodo/countryside/walking/basingstokecanaltrail

Category:2: 26-50 Miles
Distance (miles)32
Overview

'A beautiful waterway that runs from Greywell Village in Hampshire to Woodham in Surrey.'

Description from

Hampshire County Council

www.walkingenglishman.com/ldp/bellwalkmajor.html

Distance (miles)36
Overview

'Links together those churches in the Dronfield area which have bells. In particular, the towers at Dronfield, Old Whittington, Norton, Dore, and Hathersage.'

Description from

The Walking Englishman

www.walkhighlands.co.uk/borders/berwickshire-coastal-path.shtml

Category:Berwickshire
Distance (miles)30
Overview

'Stretching for some 48km from Cockburnspath in the north down to the English Border and Berwick-upon-Tweed, the Berwickshire Coastal Path provides some superb walking. The northern end of the route links up with the Southern Upland Way, whilst the John Muir Way which continues round the coastline of East Lothian is accessible via a short link.'

Description from

Walkhighlands

www.visitcheshire.com/things-to-do/explore-the-countryside/horse-ridin...

Distance (miles)34
Overview

Horse riding trail which 'runs from near Beeston Castle to the village of Wirswall on the Shropshire border ... The route can be followed by foot and mountain bike. Walkers can avoid longer road sections by making the most of the footpath network in the area'.

Description from

Visit Cheshire

ldwa.org.uk/ldp/members/show_path.php?path_name=Bolton+Rotary+Way+Foot...

Category:Bolton
Distance (miles)50
Overview

'The Rotary Way Footpath was established in 2005 to celebrate the centenary of the foundation of the Rotary Club ... If you plan to do the whole route (and indeed even if you only wish to do some of it), you may find the Rotary Way booklet to be very useful, with detailed breakdowns of each stage (although be warned – some of the bus numbers and routes are a little out of date!) and sketch maps to help you on your way. If you wish to get your copy, get in touch with the Westhoughton Branch of the Rotary Club using the "contact us" form on their website and enquire.'

'Links can be made to Blackburn/Darwen via Witton Weavers Way at Jumbles reservoir and to Manchester Bury and Rawtenstall using the Irwell Valley Sculpture Trail.'

Description from

Geocaching

www.visitlakedistrict.com/Borrowdale-Jennings-Adventure-Ale-Trail-Borr...

Category:Allerdale
Distance (miles)27
Overview

'The Armboth Fells at the eastern side of Derwentwater and the Dodds at the northern end of the Helvellyn range are real connoisseur's peaks. They do not have the overt showiness of some of the Lakeland mountains but set foot on their high rounded crests and peer over their craggy flanks to discover abundant charms.'

Description from

GoLakes and Jennings Brewery

www.norfolk.gov.uk/out-and-about-in-norfolk/norfolk-trails/long-distan...

Category:South Norfolk
Distance (miles)36
Overview

'Long distance footpath which runs for approximately 36 miles between Diss and Norwich.'

Description from

Norfolk County Council

See also

The Boudicca Way [The Walking Englishman]

www.bournemouthcoastpath.org.uk

Category:Purbeck
Distance (miles)37
Overview

'Links the Dorset Coast Path, the final and most easterly section of the 572 mile South-West Coast Path, with the Solent Way running from Milford-on-Sea to Emworth. This creates a continuous 652 mile route from Minehead in Somerset to Emsworth on the Hampshire-Surrey border.'

Description from

Leigh Hatts

www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/countryside-walks/countryside-walking-rout...

Distance (miles)26
Overview

'Walking trail which follows footpaths, woodland tracks, bridleways and some stretches of road, passing through coniferous forest and heathland in the south to unspoilt open farmland to the north.'

Description from

Bracknell Forest Council

bradfordsmillenniumwaywalks.weebly.com

Category:Bradford
Distance (miles)45
Overview

'Circular walk encompassing much of the idyllic countryside that surrounds the City of Bradford in West Yorkshire. The walk was devised by five volunteers from the Bradford Countryside Service as a suitable way for Bradford to commemorate the new millennium.'

www.denbighshirecountryside.org.uk/brenig-way/

Category:Denbighshire
Distance (miles)32
Overview

'Promoted route for walkers, meandering from Corwen up to Lake Brenig.'

Description from

Denbighshire County Council

www.bridgewatercanal.co.uk/todo/bridgewater-way

Category:Halton
Distance (miles)39
Overview

'Regeneration project that will create a 65km/39 mile leisure route for walkers and cyclists along the historic Bridgewater Canal. The project is a fresh approach to the use of the towpath as a connection between communities around the Mersey Basin and the North West.'

Description from

The Bridgewater Canal Trust

www.bronte-country.com/bronte-way.html

Category:Kirklees
Distance (miles)43
Overview

'Long distance footpath which starts at Oakwell Hall ("Fieldhead" in Charlotte Bronte's novel "Shirley") near Birstall in Kirklees near Bradford, and ends at Gawthorpe Hall in Padiham near Burnley in Lancashire's Pendle Witch Country. '

A complete description of the Brontë Way, including historical information and details of eleven circular walks along the main route can be found in The Brontë Way by Marje Wilson.

Description from

Eagle Intermedia's Bronte Country

www.visitlancashire.com/things-to-do/the-burnley-way-p581390

Category:Burnley
Distance (miles)40
Overview

'Over the hills and South Pennine moors, through ancient woods and deserted farms, the Burnley Way combines history and heritage, wildlife and nature to make a fascinating 40-mile circular walk around the borough.'

Description from

Visit Lancashire

www.ldwa.org.uk/ldp/members/show_path.php?path_name=Byrhtnoth%27s+Last...

Category:Uttlesford
Distance (miles)49
Overview

The Walk 'follows the Cam valley to Saffron Walden, crossing into the Pant river valley and then near Wimbish to the river Chelmer valley that it follows south via Thaxted and Great Dunmow to Chelmsford. Here the Chelmer turns east, joining the Blackwater (Panta in Roman times) to reach the head of the Blackwater estuary at Maldon, where the site of the battle is finally reached ... Links include West Anglian Way / Fen Rivers Way and Essex Way, Icknield Way Path and Centenary Circle (of Chelmsford)'.

www.visitpenistone.co.uk/walks/cal-der-went.html

Category:Wakefield
Distance (miles)30
Overview

'Crossing 3 counties (West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire and Derbyshire), the Cal-Der-Went walk links the rivers Calder with the Derwent and was devised by Geoffrey Carr in the 1970s.'

Description from

Visit Penistone

See also

The Cal-Der-Went Walk by John Merrill (The John Merrill Foundation, 2014)

heartofthepennines.org.uk/calderdale-way/

Category:Calderdale
Distance (miles)50
Overview

'Walk exploring the hills, moors and valleys of Calderdale. It is an "up and down" journey with few level sections. The higher levels, however, provide some exceptionally fine panoramic views.'

Description from

Heart of the Pennines

www.causewaycoastway.com

Distance (miles)33
Overview

'The Causeway Coast Way is a relatively easy low-lying coastal walk in the north-east of Northern Ireland. It takes a walker of average fitness 2-3 days to complete. The Trail links the popular tourist towns of Ballycastle and Portstewart and passes some of the biggest tourist attractions in Northern Ireland. These include the Giants Causeway, Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge and Dunluce Castle. Bushmills Distillery is also just a short detour from the trail. The Causeway Coast Way is just a section of the Ulster Way trail, which completes a 1,000km circuit of Northern Ireland.'

Description from

Eoin Reilly Trailhead

See also

Portstewart Strand [National Trust]

www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/sport-leisure/walking/walking-in-west-dorset/...

Category:West Dorset
Distance (miles)26
Overview

'This circular walk takes in the hamlets and villages of Minterne Magna, Cerne Abbas, Nether Cerne, Godmanstone, Forston and Charminster.'

Description from

Dorset Council

www.chalklandway.btck.co.uk

Distance (miles)40
Overview

'Circular walking route on the beautiful Yorkshire Wolds, Britain's most northerly chalk outcrop, linking the villages of Great Givendale, Bishop Wilton, Bugthorpe, Thixendale, Fimber, Wetwang and Huggate ... The route was established in 1994 by Ray Wallis.'

chesterfieldramblers.com/chesterfieldroundwalk/

Distance (miles)34
Overview

'Explores the varied countryside just beyond the suburban fringes of Chesterfield.'

See also

Chesterfield Round Walk [OpenStreetMap]

www.petes-walks.co.uk/Long-distance%20paths.htm

Category:Chiltern
Distance (miles)28
Overview

'The Berkshire Loop is not really a separate long-distance path, it is an extension to the Chiltern Way. It was created in 2010 by the Chiltern Society, to mark the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Chiltern Way. I have recorded it here as a separate route, as it was created after both of my walks along the Chiltern Way ...'

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Description from

Pete's Walks

This walk runs from the outskirts of High Wycombe to Crowsley Park, near Henley on Thames. The route includes several long sections along the River Thames where you will pass a series of delightful riverside towns and villages. These include Cookham and then Henley on Thames, home to the famous annual regatta. The path also includes a couple of lovely wooded sections through Mill Wood and Cayton Park with the Chitern Hills providing a beautiful backdrop for the duration of the walk. - See more at: http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkswalks/chiltern-way-berkshire-loop-walking-route#sthash.4WPposZ7.dpuf
See also

Chiltern Way Berkshire Loop [GPS Cycle & Walking Routes]

www.focrt.org/ccp/

Category:Renfrewshire
Distance (miles)36
Overview

'Fills the 55 km gap between the top of the Ayrshire Coastal Path and the West Highland Way It is an essential link in the International Appalachian Trail (Scotland) which traverses the entire western seaboard of Scotland from the Mull of Galloway to Cape Wrath.'

www.southlanarkshire.gov.uk/downloads/download/258/clyde_walkway

Category:City of Glasgow
Distance (miles)40
Overview

'Takes you on a 65km/40 mile journey, Glasgow City Centre to the World Heritage Site of New Lanark, passing through spectacular scenery and many interesting and important sites which offer insights into the rich cultural, natural and industrial heritage of the Clyde Valley'

Description from

South Lanarkshire Council

See also

Clyde Walkway [Wikipedia]

griffmonster-walks.blogspot.com/2015/10/coast-path-around-wash.html

Category:Boston
Distance (miles)45
Overview

'Three rivers flow out into the Wash, namely the Welland, the Nene and The Ouse. Public footpaths follow the defence banks that border these rivers and the marshes that adjoin the coastline in between. The A17 provides bridges across these watercourses at Fosdyke, Sutton Bridge and West Lynn respectively. The walks are typical of this fenland area with vast open landscapes and huge skies which provide a unique charm to this part of the English coast.'

Description from

Griffmonsters Great Walks

www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/coed-morgannwg-w...

Category:Merthyr Tydfil
Distance (miles)36
Overview

'The Coed Morgannwg Way is a dramatic walk of 36 miles (58km) almost all which traverses hills Forestry Commission Forest and Afan Forest Park park ... The whole route can be walked in about 16 hours, starting from either Gethin Woodland Park in the north (where it is linked with the Taff Trail) or Margam Country Park in the south ... '

See also

The Coed Morgannwg Way [Margam Country Park] | Walking in the South Wales Valleys by Mike Dunn (Cicerone, 2012)

coigach.com/see-and-do/the-coigach-geotrail/

Distance (miles)45
Overview

'Discover the oldest rocks in Britain, fossils of early life and evidence of a massive asteroid impact. Learn about Coigach’s journey across the planet in the last 3 billion years and how it has been shaped in deserts, floods and under ice. The trail takes you on a series of geological excursions around the peninsula and visits spectacular coastline, beaches and hills with commanding views of the Summer Isles and the mountains of Coigach and Assynt.'

www.visit-exmoor.co.uk/coleridge-way/coleridge-way-home-page

Category:Sedgemoor
Distance (miles)36
Overview

'In the Footsteps of the Romantic Poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 - 1834), walk 36 miles through the stunning Somerset countryside of the Quantock Hills, the Brendon Hills and Exmoor, a landscape that inspired Coleridge to produce some of his best known work.'

Description from

Visit Exmoor

www.closertothecountryside.co.uk

Category:Bristol
Distance (miles)45
Overview

'The Community Forest Path (CFP) was devised in association with the Forest of Avon with the avowed intent of leading people out of the city into the countryside ... The original map of the Community Forest Path is now out of print, so these maps, which have more in common with vector diagrams than they do with conventional plans are offered as a substitute, pending a new official leaflet.'

Description from

Closer to the Countryside

www.weekwalks.co.uk/walks.htm

Category:Cheshire East
Distance (miles)50
Overview

'Diagonal from South West to North East ... It takes in a rich slice of Derbyshire, including nature in many forms, from enchanting waterways to dramatic geological formations.'

Description from

Week Walks

www.sustrans.org.uk/find-a-route-on-the-national-cycle-network/consett...

Distance (miles)26
Overview

'Much of the route follows the line of the former Stanhope & Tyne Railway, Britain's first commercial railway, which was finally closed in 1985. The route into Sunderland takes you past the new Stadium of Light, along the riverside, through the marina and onto the beach at Roker.'

Description from

Sustrans

www.acoventryway.org.uk

Category:Coventry
Distance (miles)40
Overview

Circular route around Coventry.

Description from

Cyril Bean

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crewe_and_Nantwich_Circular_Walk

Category:Cheshire East
Distance (miles)29
Overview

'Forms a circuit around the towns of Crewe and Nantwich ... The walk is waymarked with a circle with symbols of a leaf, cartwheel and crossed swords. Although mainly on level terrain, the many stiles make the walk unsuitable for people with mobility problems.'

Description from

Wikipedia

See also

Crewe and Nantwich Circular Walk [GPS Cycle & Walking Routes] | Walking the Past [Discover Cheshire]

www.chesterfield-canal-trust.org.uk/off-the-water/walking-and-cycling/...

Category:Chesterfield
Distance (miles)46
Overview

'The Chesterfield Canal is ideal for walking along its entire length. The towpath is called The Cuckoo Way and is clearly signposted for all 46 miles from Chesterfield to West Stockwith.'

Description from

Chesterfield Canal Trust

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

Category:High Peak
Distance (miles)41
Overview

'Extends from the River Wye and Pavilion Gardens in Buxton to the confluence of the River Dane with the River Wheelock at Middlewich - a measured distance 40.6 miles. After the first 3 miles of climbing the rest of the route is generally downhill.' Note that Discover Cheshire no longer seem to provide access to a description of the full route via their Website.

See also

A walker's guide to the Dane Valley Way : a walk from Buxton to Middlewich following the River Dane as closely as present paths allow (South and East Cheshire Area of the Ramblers' Association, 1999) [The Chronicle Series] | Dane Valley Way [GPS Cycle & Walking Routes]

www.sites.google.com//site/dartmoorancientboundarywalk/home

Category:West Devon
Distance (miles)50
Overview

'Bringing to light a 50 mile hike around the ancient boundary of Dartmoor as stated in the year 1240 ... I'd like to emphasize the walk was not designed as a race; there is no time limit. You may start and finish the walk at points most convenient to you. The submission of a short report at the finish will entitle you to a certificate and the opportunity to purchase a badge.'

Description from

Ian & Caroline Kirkpatrick

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/River_Dearne

Category:Barnsley
Distance (miles)30
Overview

'The River Dearne is a river in South Yorkshire, England. It flows roughly east for more than 30 kilometres (19 mi), from its source just inside West Yorkshire, through Denby Dale, Clayton West, Darton, Barnsley, Darfield, Wath upon Dearne, Bolton on Dearne, Adwick upon Dearne and Mexborough to its confluence with the River Don at Conisbrough ... The upper Dearne is followed by the Dearne Way, a footpath through the countryside from Dearne Head to Barnsley. The lower Dearne Valley is confusingly now also called Dearne Valley and is a regeneration area.'

www.deesideway.org

Distance (miles)41
Overview

'Path running from near the centre of Aberdeen, oil capital of Europe, to Ballater, in the Cairngorms National Park, famous for its Victorian Heritage and links to Balmoral Castle.'

www.derbynomads.co.uk/dnway.html

Category:Erewash
Distance (miles)50
Overview

'Recreational Route circumnavigating the City of Derby. It has been created to celebrate 75 years of Derby Nomad Ramblers which was established in September 1935.'

Description from

Derby Nomad Ramblers

www.ldwa.org.uk/Vermuyden/W/76/doncastrian-way.html

Category:Doncaster
Distance (miles)33
Overview

'A walk around the old County Borough of Doncaster following a route from the urban fringes to open fields, river banks and green lanes towards the settlements of Barnby Dun and Dunsville returning through Sprotbrough and along the River Don ... The route which follows Public Rights of Way, with short sections on roads, was devised by Pat White of Doncaster Wayfarers in the early 1970's.'

See also

Doncastrian Way [GPS Cycle & Walking Routes] | The Doncastrian Way [Bringing Up The Rear]

www.ldwa.org.uk/Dorset/W/6978/dorset-doddle.html

Category:2: 26-50 Miles
Distance (miles)32
Overview

'Consists simply of the coastal path from Weymouth to Swanage, possibly with diversions where the path has fallen away or is dangerous. Anyone expecting a gentle stroll along the cliffs will be in for a shock, but the route has stunning views and is a true classic. The distance is about 32 miles, passing through the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site over some of the most beautiful coastal scenery in England, but including some tough climbs on the way.' Held Late August.

Description from

LDWA Dorset

www.westsussex.gov.uk/leisure-recreation-and-community/walking-horse-r...

Category:Guildford
Distance (miles)37
Overview

'Waymarked level route, open to walkers, horse riders and cyclists. It links the North Downs Way at St Martha’s Hill, Surrey with the South Downs Way near Steyning, West Sussex.'

Description from

West Sussex County Council

www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/planning-and-environment/walking-cycling-an...

Category:Bolsover
Distance (miles)32
Overview

'Runs across north Nottinghamshire, to the Derbyshire and Lincolnshire borders, through the former ducal estates of Clumber, Welbeck and Thoresby which were established using profits made from the region’s industrialisation. The area, between Worksop and Mansfield is still known as "The Dukeries"; follow the waymarking along the trail to link sites of historic and industrial interest, and Sherwood Forest itself.' This is a multi-user route, described in nine PDFs by Nottinghamshire County Council.

www.eastdevonaonb.org.uk

Category:East Devon
Distance (miles)40
Overview

'A walking route through the heart of the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, linking to the South West Coast Path, the beautiful Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site and the Exe Estuary.'

Description from

East Devon AONB

www.gov.uk/government/collections/england-coast-path-camber-to-folkest...

Category:Rother
Distance (miles)29
Overview

'The 47 km (29 miles) stretch of the England Coast Path (ECP) from Camber to Folkestone is now open to the public. Coastal access rights came into force along this stretch of coast on 19 July 2016 by order of the Secretary of State.'

www.gov.uk/government/collections/england-coast-path-folkestone-to-ram...

Distance (miles)37
Overview

'The 59 km (37 miles) stretch of the England Coast Path (ECP) from Folkestone to Ramsgate is now open to the public. Coastal access rights came into force along this stretch of coast on 19 July 2016 by order of the Secretary of State.'

www.gov.uk/government/collections/england-coast-path-north-gare-to-sou...

Category:Hartlepool
Distance (miles)34
Overview

'The 55 km stretch of the England Coast Path from North Gare to South Bents is now open to the public. Coastal access rights came into force along this stretch of coast on 11 April 2014 by Order of the Secretary of State.'

www.epyntway.org

Category:Brecknockshire
Distance (miles)50
Overview

'Permissive path which follows the boundary of the Sennybridge Training Area and is available for use at all times by walkers, horse riders and cyclists ... As indicated by the presence of red flags, Sennybridge Defence Training Area (SENTA) is a danger area closed to the public under military by-laws. The Ministry of Defence allows public access to the area by means of the Epynt Way, a permissive bridleway encircling SENTA and normally open to the public at all times, regardless of Red Flag status.'

Description from

The Epynt Way Association

www.broxtowe.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=7799

Category:Broxtowe
Distance (miles)30
Overview

'Takes in over 30 miles of waterway and countryside on the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire border. There are many shortcuts and links across the trail which connect communities and provide shorter local loops and split the trail into smaller sections.'

www.eskvalleyrailway.co.uk/walking/

Category:Scarborough
Distance (miles)35
Overview

'Waymarked trail which takes you from the source of the River Esk and brings you to the estuary where it joins the sea at Whitby harbour. A moorland-to-coast walk, it also leads you through riverside country and a steep wooded gorge. '

www.exploredevon.info/activities/walk/long-walks/exe-valley-way/

Category:Teignbridge
Distance (miles)48
Overview

'A river valley walk between source and sea along the beautiful River Exe.'

Description from

Devon County Council

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

Category:Cambridge
Distance (miles)48
Overview

'Walk between Cambridge and Kings Lynn following the Rivers Cam and Great Ouse. The main route mainly follows the western banks of the rivers, although there is an eastern alternative available between north of Cambridge and Ely. The route is mostly flat, with very little ascent or descent. '

Description from

BritishWalks.org

See also

Fen Rivers Way [Norfolk County Council]

www.eastyorkshireramblers.org.uk/members/items-of-interest/31-the-foss...

Category:York
Distance (miles)28
Overview

'Follows footpaths along or near the river Foss, starting from its confluence with the Ouse in York [SE 605511] and finishing at its source, Pond Head [SE 528695] four miles from Easingwold ... '

www.ldwa.org.uk/London/M/315/founders-challenge.html

Category:2: 26-50 Miles
Distance (miles)26
Overview

'The 26 mile Founders Footpaths, originally devised by Tony Youngs, and first walked in April 1995 by members of the LDWA Surrey Group ... The route is used largely, but not completely, for the LDWA London Group's annual Founders Challenge which takes place in October.' Held Early October.

Description from

London LDWA | Surrey LDWA

thefoxway.com

Category:Guildford
Distance (miles)39
Overview

'Circular walk through the beautiful and varied countryside around Guildford. The walk can be completed in 7 easy stages.'

Description from

Richard Fox

www.bridgendbites.com/downloads.aspx

Distance (miles)33
Overview

'Scenic long distance path in South Wales. It follows public footpaths, bridleways, forest tracks, common land and quiet lanes along the ridgeline from Margam Country Park, near Port Talbot, through spectacular upland and valley scenery to Caerphilly Castle.'

Walking in the South Wales Valleys by Mike Dunn (Cicerone, 2012) offers '32 day routes and 2 weekend backpacking routes (the Coed Morgannwg Way and Glamorgan Ridgeway) across the valleys, ridges and coast of South Wales'.

Description from

Bridgend County Borough Council

www.gordano-footpath-group.org.uk

Category:North Somerset
Distance (miles)26
Overview

'Walk around the Gordano Valley; taking in the coast path between Portishead and Clevedon, a route along the Tickenham Ridge and exploration of the Wraxall, Abbots Leigh and Portbury areas.'

Description from

Gordano Footpath Group

www.thegowersociety.org.uk/the-gower-way

Category:Swansea
Distance (miles)35
Overview

'It was always designed to take the walker away from the more popular coastal areas and to introduce the quieter but no less interesting aspects of inland Gower. At 56 km length, the route extends from Worms Head Rhossili across the lordship of Gower to Penlle'r Castell high on Mynydd y Gwair.'

Description from

The Gower Society

www.waterways.org.uk/waterways/canals_rivers/grand_union_canal_leicest...

Category:2: 26-50 Miles
Distance (miles)41
Overview

'The Leicester Line of the Grand Union Canal runs from Norton Junction on the main line of the Grand Union Canal to the River Soar Navigation at West Bridge in Leicester. The Canal is 41.2 (66.5 km) miles long and has 41 locks. There are arms to: Welford (1.6 miles - 2.6 km - 1 lock - joins at Welford Junction) and  Market Harborough (5.5 miles - 7.7 km - no locks - joins at Foxton Junction).'

See also

Leicester Line Canal Walk [LDWA]

www.granthamcanal.org

Category:South Kesteven
Distance (miles)33
Overview

The route from Trent Lock to Grantham divided into six walks (plus a dozen circular walks).

Description from

Grantham Canal Society

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

Category:Swindon
Distance (miles)45
Overview

'Walking route being developed ... along existing public rights of way, through the ancient landscape and varied, stunning scenery between the World Heritage Sites of Avebury and Stonehenge.' Unfortunately at the time of Review the 'Great Stones Way' Website was inaccessible; so I have replaced the Link with one to the LDWA Website.

Description from

The Friends of the Ridgeway

See also

The Great Stones Way by Steve Davison (Cicerone, 2014)

tfl.gov.uk/modes/walking/green-chain-walk

Category:Greenwich
Distance (miles)50
Overview

'A necklace of gems - sapphire rivers, emerald parks and fields with silver leaved woodlands on the crests of hills.'

Description from

Transport for London

www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/info/82/countryside/434/walking/2

Distance (miles)40
Overview

'The route follows a ridge of greensand which rises from the clay vales on either side and is an ideal introduction to the history, landscape and wildlife of this part of the country. The 40 mile / 64 km walk starts in Leighton Buzzard and finishes in Gamlingay.'

www.visitcheshire.com/things-to-do/the-gritstone-trail-p49561

Category:Cheshire East
Distance (miles)35
Overview

'Stretches from Disley in the north to Kidsgrove in the south.  In between walkers can enjoy outstanding views, industrial heritage, historic monuments, fascinating follies and abundant wildlife.'

Description from

Cheshire East Council

www.ldwa.org.uk/ldp/downloads/GustavHolstWayLeaflet.pdf

Category:Stroud
Distance (miles)35
Overview

'Medium distance rambler’s route from Cranham to Wyck Rissington, via Cheltenham and Bourton. Each of these places has some association with the composer, and the broad stretch of Cotswold country between them was also well known to Holst, who records several pleasant days spent walking in the uplands and dales.' ALERT Details of the Route no longer seems accessible on the Holst Birthplace Museum Website; so I have replaced the Link with one to an outline PDF courtesy of LDWA.

See also

Gustav Holst Way [GPS Cycle and Walking Routes] | The Gustav Holst Way Frank Partridge (Reardon Publishing, 2014)

www.ldwa.org.uk/ldp/members/show_path.php?path_name=Helvellyn+Ale+Trai...

Category:Eden
Distance (miles)31
Overview

'This is a stunning walk that takes in some of the best scenery in Cumbria with overnights in Grasmere, Borrowdale and Thirlspot.'

www.heritagepaths.co.uk/pathdetails.php?path=1

Category:East Lothian
Distance (miles)28
Overview

'Used in the 18th and 19th centuries when the herring industry was strong.  It was used by people bringing home a stock of salted herring for winter use and also by fishwives carrying huge creels of herring from Dunbar to the markets in Lauder ... Gradually the speed and ease of the railway lines left little need for people to carry huge weights of fish over this high pass and it fell out of use.  It is probably a long time since a herring has passed by this way. Another historic route similarly used for the trade in fish is the Buckie Fishwives Path, Moray.'

Description from

Heritage Paths

www.thehertsmereway.org

Category:Hertsmere
Distance (miles)50
Overview

'Around the inside of the boundary of Hertsmere Borough (in Hertfordshire, in the UK) using public rights of way wherever possible, and divided into several walking legs from locations with public transport links.  There is also a network of support routes to provide a wide variety of loop, figure of eight and linear walking opportunities of many different lengths.'

Description from

Ian Hardy

www.visitconwy.org.uk/things-to-do/activities/walking

Category:Conwy
Distance (miles)40
Overview

'This route covers an extensive footpath network in the rural south-east of the County Borough (around Pentrefoelas and Cerrigydrudion), and extends into Denbighshire. There is a route-specific waymark logo to aid walkers. The leaflet pack consists of a set of ten maps together with some information about the area (including accommodation and services) ... The network consists of a linear 40 mile route, together with six shorter circular routes which can each be walked individually.'

Description from

Hiraethog Trail [Visit Hiraethog]

www.hodderway.co.uk

Category:Ribble Valley
Distance (miles)27
Overview

'The walk begins at the Cross Of Greet north of Stocks Reservoir near Slaidburn, and finishes where it joins the R. Ribble between Stonyhurst College and Gt. Mitton.'

Description from

Peter Dobson

www.howardianway.co.uk/html/howardian_way_route.html

Category:Hambleton
Distance (miles)28
Overview

'A meandering walk from Coxwold to Kirkham Priory in North Yorkshire through the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) taking in many of its beautiful villages on route.'

See also

Howardian Way [LDWA]

walkingtheriding.eastriding.gov.uk/find-walks/northern-holderness-area...

Distance (miles)26
Overview

'The first part of your route from Hull is along the filled-in Foredyke Stream. The rest of your walk is along the track bed to Hornsea.'

Description from

Walking the Riding

www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/hyndburn-clog-wa...

Category:Hyndburn
Distance (miles)33
Overview

'Originally conceived ... in 1985 to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Ramblers Association. In it's original state it was a one day challenge walk over a 50km route. Ten members of the Group completed the inaugural walk in one day and were the first recipients of the original badge and certificate. It is, however, worth noting that the Hyndburn Group has also done the walk over both two and three days on various occasions.' ALERT Details of this Walk no longer seem accessible via the Hyndburn Ramblers Website. So I have replaced the Link with one to GPS Cycle and Walking Routes. However, note also the Link to the Prospects site below.

Description from

Hyndburn Ramblers

See also

Walking Routes [Prospects: Hyndburn's community-owned environmental charity]

www.gov.uk/government/publications/salisbury-plain-imber-range-perimet...

Category:West Wiltshire
Distance (miles)30
Overview

'Follows the perimeter of the Imber Firing Range Danger Area ... The route is marked with waymarkers following mostly defined tracks and paths ...'

Description from

Defence Infrastructure Organisation [Ministry of Defence]

www.irwellsculpturetrail.co.uk

Category:Rossendale
Distance (miles)33
Overview

'Winding its way from Bacup to Salford Quays and featuring over 70 artworks by locally, nationally and internationally renowned artists.'

isaacs-tea-trail.co.uk

Category:Tynedale
Distance (miles)36
Overview

'Isaac's Tea Trail has been described as England's last great undiscovered wilderness trek. The trail runs over 36 miles and is mainly in Northumberland and entirely within the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty ... A fully illustrated new trail guide Hidden Heritage in England's North Country (2013) at £4.95 with 100 people and places of special interest from local Tourist Information Centres. Also a free trail leaflet downloadable from the trail website.'

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

Category:Winchester
Distance (miles)32
Overview

'Follows the River Itchen from its source close to Hinton Ampner all the way to its mouth at Woolston, Southampton.'

'The Itchen Way and the guide book are promoted by the Eastleigh Group of the Ramblers Association who are largely responsible for the creation of the route. The route was amended in 2008 when a new guide was published written by Richard Kenchington who devised the original route.'

Description from

Walking Pages

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

Distance (miles)36
Overview

'Circular walk around the north western area of Leicestershire. The route is split up into 7 sections, therefore making it easy to walk as a series of short strolls.'

www.letsgo.org.uk/walk/

Distance (miles)45
Overview

'The trail starts on the beautiful Chiltern Hills, which are reputed to be John Bunyan's delectable mountains. It continues through some of Bedfordshire's most attractive and scenic countryside taking in a variety of nostalgic places, full of interest and intrigue, connected with John Bunyan.'

www.southdevonramblers.com

Category:Torbay
Distance (miles)35
Overview

'Walking trail encompassing parts of Torbay, South Hams and Teignbridge ...'

Description from

South Devon Ramblers

tfl.gov.uk/modes/walking/jubilee-greenway

Category:Westminster
Distance (miles)37
Overview

'Marks Her Majesty the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. This 37 mile walking and cycling route is exactly 60 kilometres long - one kilometre for each year of Her Majesty's reign.'

Description from

Transport for London

kentishthames.wordpress.com

Category:Dartford
Distance (miles)36
Overview

'A walk along the banks of the Thames in Kent, one of the most unknown and amazing walks in South-East England.'

Description from

Chris Smith

www.forestryengland.uk/kielder-castle/lakeside-way-kielder

Category:Tynedale
Distance (miles)26
Size (acreage)2700
Overview

'Multi-user path offers visitors to Kielder Water & Forest Park a truly unique experience giving access to the most scenic parts of the lake shore and the opportunity to get up close to some of Kielder’s abundant wildlife.'

Description from

Forestry England

canalrivertrust.org.uk/canals-and-rivers/lancaster-canal

Category:Preston
Distance (miles)41
Overview

'Linking Preston to Kendal, the Lancaster Canal is one of the country’s few coastal canals. Built along the natural lie of the land it offers 41 miles of lock free cruising - the longest stretch in the country. As the canal is naturally level, it also lends itself to gentle walking and cycling as well as canoeing and other outdoor pursuits.'

Description from

Canal & River Trust

See also

Lancaster Canal [GPS Cycle & Walking Routes] | Lancaster Canal Trust

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lea_Valley_Walk

Category:Luton
Distance (miles)50
Overview

'Long-distance path located between Leagrave, the source of the River Lea near Luton, and the Thames, at Limehouse Basin, Limehouse, east London. From its source much of the walk is rural. At Hertford the path follows the towpath of the River Lee Navigation, and it becomes increasingly urbanised as it approaches London. The walk was opened in 1993 and is waymarked throughout using a swan logo.'

Description from

Wikipedia

See also

Lea Valley Walk [GPS Cycle & Walking Routes] | Lea Valley Walk [Transport for London] | Lea Valley Walk [Stephen and Lucy Dawson]

www.walkni.com/walks/0/lecale-way/

Distance (miles)40
Overview

'Extends from the heart of Downpatrick, taking in Strangford Lough and finishing in the seaside resort of Newcastle ... An entrance fee to Castle Ward applies.'

Description from

WalkNI

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leland_Trail

Category:South Somerset
Distance (miles)28
Overview

'Runs from King Alfred's Tower in Penselwood to Ham Hill Country Park ... The Leland Trail links with the Monarch's Way at Ilchester and the Liberty Trail and the River Parrett Trail at Ham Hill.'

NOTE that at Review the Links to the 'References' in the Wikipedia article seemed to be broken; but Somerset County Council write that 'a guide to the Leland Trail is available from South Somerset Tourist Information Centres'.

Description from

Wikipedia

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberty_Trail

Category:South Somerset
Distance (miles)28
Overview

'Trail between Ham Hill in Somerset and Lyme Regis in Dorset, England.'

Description from

Wikipedia

www.ldwa.org.uk/ldp/members/show_path.php?path_name=Limestone+Link+%28...

Distance (miles)36
Overview

'Joining the limestone of the Cotswolds to that of the Mendip Hills. It is a connecting route between the Cotswold Way at Cold Ashton and the West Mendip Way at Shipham. Between the two, the route passes through the valleys and villages south of Bath. Except for an ascent at each end, the walk is mostly flat and not strenuous.'

See also

Limestone Link [GPS Cycle & Walking Routes]

www.peakdistrictonline.co.uk/an-historic-walk-from-tom-bates-the-limes...

Distance (miles)46
Overview

'Derbyshire's longest distance trail covering the whole length of the county from Rocester in the south just over the border in Staffordshire, to Castleton in the north west of Derbyshire, a total of about 50 miles ... A complete route guide with description, maps and photos is available from Derbyshire Dales District Council.'

Description from

Tom Bates

See also

Limestone Way [RambleFest] | Limestone Way [Rambling Man]

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