Longer distance range: 26-50 miles

Limestone Way
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 [Rambling Man]

Llangollen Canal Walk
Distance (miles)46
Overview

'The dizzying Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, which carries the canal over the River Dee, is a must-see. This remarkable feat of canal engineering is 125 feet high, and the canal is unprotected on one side, giving the impression of a sheer drop from a narrowboat. The structure is deservedly a World Heritage Site ...'

Description from

Canal & River Trust

See also

Llangollen Canal [Wikipedia]

Llangollen Round
Distance (miles)33
Overview

'The Llangollen Round is a new 33-mile circular route taking in all the summits around the picturesque Vale of Llangollen, written by local author Judy Smith ... The route of the Llangollen Round has been devised by Llangollen Branch of Cancer Research UK, and with the aid of local sponsors, has been presented in detail in a colourful 24-page booklet ... The Llangollen Round Sponsored Walk is now a Triennial Event.

Description from

Llangollen Branch of Cancer Research UK

Longmynd Hike
Distance (miles)50
Overview

The Long Mynd Hike (which in Welsh means Long Mountain) is a 50 mile competition hike open to anyone aged 18 or over which takes place over the first weekend of October every year. The hike follows a set figure-of-eight route over the rugged countryside of South Shropshire and the Welsh Marches, with about 8,000 feet (3,000 metres) of climbing and covering eight summits.'

Description from

Adam Gallimore

Longshaw Limber
Distance (miles)30
Overview

'Longshaw Limber celebrates the Centenary of the National Trust. It takes in some of the best that the Peak District has to offer and yet it starts within 15 minutes of England’s fifth largest city, Sheffield ... This is my log of the Longshaw Limber challenge walk. As promised by the route description I found splendid scenery, haunting moorland, old halls, gritstone edges, a famous village and 4,200ft of ascent! The walk was designed by Paul Pugh.'

Description from

Richard Briggs

Lunesdale Walk
Distance (miles)37
Overview

'Traces a figure of eight, crossing at Loyn Bridge, about half a mile north of Hornby. It is waymarked throughout 37 mile (59kms) length with dedicated waymark discs (a yellow arrow and walk name on a green background). You can pick up the Walk at any point along its length, but the most easily accessible locations are at Carnforth, Hornby and Wennington. It’s ideal for a long weekend break (for the whole route) or for linear and circular day walks.'

Description from

Lancashire County Council, Lancaster City Council and the Lune Valley Initiative via The Parish of Caton-with-Littledale

Lyke Wake Walk
Distance (miles)42
Overview

'The Lyke Wake Walk is still alive and well, and being walked every year by walkers of all ages and nationalities. It is a 42 mile walk from Scarth Wood Moor, Osmotherley, across the beautiful North Yorkshire Moors, ending on the north sea coast at Ravenscar. The challenge is to complete the full walk within 24 hours.'

Description from

Lyke Wake Company Ltd

Marriott's Way
Distance (miles)26
Overview

'Follows the routes of two disused railway lines, running between the historic market town of Aylsham and the medieval city of Norwich.'

Description from

Norfolk County Council

See also

Marriott's Way [Broadland District Council] | Marriott's Way Sculptures [Recording Archive for Public Sculpture in Norfolk & Suffolk]

Mary Jones Walk
Distance (miles)28
Overview

'By following this linear route, you will walk 28 miles through the spectacular countryside of the old county of Meirionnydd, from an enchanting valley at the foot of Cadair Idris to the shores of Llyn Tegid. You will cross public paths and paths used with the permission of the landowner, over mountain pastures and through woodlands, along old romantic lanes, country roads and short unavoidable sections on the main road. The splendid views of lakes and mountains will astound you.'

Description from

Bible Society

Mary Towneley Loop
Distance (miles)47
Overview

'The Mary Towneley Loop is a section of the Pennine Bridleway National Trail for horse riders, mountain bikers and walkers ... The Trail follows a mix of old railways, packhorse routes and newly created tracks. It is signposted (follow the National Trail Acorn) with easy to use gates and special road crossing points.'

Mawddach Way
Distance (miles)31
Overview

'The Mawddach Estuary is a beautiful and largely unspoilt gem hidden away at the southern end of the Snowdonia National Park. The Mawddach Way is a 50km walk which uses existing footpaths and permissive paths to make a circuit of the hills either side of the estuary, passing through woodland, pasture and open country. The ideal location for a walking holiday in Wales!'

Description from

Jacky and Graham O'Hanlon

Medway Valley Walk
Distance (miles)28
Overview

'Ancient castles, historic villages and some of Kent's finest wildlife sites are to be discovered along the Medway Valley Walk, which runs from Tonbridge to Rochester.'

Description from

Explore Kent

Mendip Way
Distance (miles)50
Overview

'Footpath across the Mendip Hills from Weston-super-Mare to Frome. It is divided into two sections. The West Mendip Way was opened in 1979 and starts at the Bristol Channel at Uphill Cliff. It climbs the Mendip escarpment affording views over the Somerset Levels. It then crosses the central Mendip plateau leading down to Cheddar Gorge and on to Wells ... From there the East Mendip Way continues through Shepton Mallet to Frome. The Mendip Way connects with the Macmillan Way, Monarch's Way, and Samaritans Way South West.'

Description from

Wikipedia

See also

West Mendip Way [LDWA]

Meon Valley Pilgrimage Trail
Distance (miles)27
Overview

'A walk along the Meon Valley discovering the churches founded in the 7th century by Saint Wilfrid.'

Description from

Bridge Churches

Midhurst Way
Distance (miles)29
Overview

'A long distance route, circa 29 miles, from Haslemere Station to Arundel Station, and vice versa, in The South Downs National Park. Originally planned and published as a 19.25 mile route from Midhurst to Arundel, a new spur of 9.5 miles has recently been added connecting Midhurst Bus Station to Haslemere. Train access/egress is London Victoria to Arundel or London Waterloo to Haslemere.'

Miner's Way Trail
Distance (miles)27
Overview

'Winds its way through the picturesque countryside of East Kent, linking together pretty villages, small farmsteads, grand country estates and remains of this area's industrial and mining heritage. Much of this arable landscape, profuse with hedges and woodlands, has not changed since Saxon times and the names of the villages and hamlets you pass on the route are firmly lodged in their Old English origins.'

See also

Travelling the Miner's Way: Guidebook with Pull-out Map Sections Paul Hadaway (Dover District Council, 2007)

Minigaig Pass
Distance (miles)29
Overview

'Was built towards the end of the 16th century and replaced an earlier route called Comyn's Road, constructed by David Comyn, Lord of Badenoch. Although there are few precise facts about when the latter was laid, the route was certainly in use during the 16th century. The story goes that Comyn created his link between Blair Atholl and Kingussie to transport a particularly fine ale from an inn near the Perthshire village to his Badenoch home ...'

Description from

WalkScotland

See also

The Minigaig [Heritage Paths]

Minster Way
Distance (miles)50
Overview

'Walkers' route through East Yorkshire, between the magnificent Minsters of Beverley and York, visiting Arram, Scorborough, North Dalton, Lockington, Millington, Great Givendale, Bishop Wilton, Full Sutton, Stamford Bridge, Kexby and Fulford ... It was established in 1980 by Ray Wallis of the East Yorkshire Area of The Ramblers.'

Description from

Wikipedia

Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal Walk
Distance (miles)35
Overview

'Also called the Brecon and Abergavenny Canal, it runs 42 miles from Brecon to Newport, Gwent. The first 35 miles are navigable.'

Description from

Canal & River Trust

Monnow Valley Walk
Distance (miles)40
Overview

'Linear walk of 40 miles through the valley of the River Monnow, from Monmouth, near its confluence with the River Wye, to its headwaters below Hay Bluff. From here the walk joins the Offa's Dyke Path National Trail, sharing the same route to the finishing point at Hay-0n-Wye.'

Description from

Walking Pages

Montgomery Canal Walk
Distance (miles)35
Overview

'Walking or cycling along the towpath is an excellent way to experience the peace and tranquility of this rural canal. This is also a popular canal for canoeing – paddling quietly through peaceful green surroundings is a great way to spot wildlife.'

See also

Montgomery Canal [Canal & River Trust] | Montgomery Canal [Wikipedia]

Moray Coast Trail
Distance (miles)50
Overview

'The coastline and settlements of Moray are linked by a waymarked coastal trail of approximately 50 miles from Forres to Findhorn, Cullen and all the places between.'

Description from

Morayways

Mortimer Trail
Distance (miles)30
Overview

'This exceptionally lovely walk takes you through the beautiful Shropshire and Herefordshire countryside, from Ludlow to Kington.'

Mourne Way
Distance (miles)26
Overview

'This route is almost entirely off road, traversing the foothill of the Mourne Mountains from Newcastle to Rostrevor on Carlingford Lough. The Mourne Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is a unique, largely granite landscape shaped by ice and man, with stunning vistas of coast, sea and countryside.'

Description from

WalkNI

Moyle Way
Distance (miles)26
Overview

'Taking the walker through a magnificent land of geology, wildlife, history and folklore, this route passes a wealth of rivers, ancient monuments and exposed hill summits before reaching its end in the beautiful Glenariff Forest Park.'

Description from

WalkNI

Mull of Galloway Trail
Distance (miles)37
Overview

'Runs from the Mull to Stranraer and continues north as the Loch Ryan Coastal Path for a total distance of 35 miles to Glenapp in South Ayrshire where it links with the Ayrshire Coastal Path.'

Description from

Rotary Club of Stranraer

Mynydd Hiraethog and Denbigh Moors Footpath Network
Distance (miles)40
Overview

'The Mynydd Hiraethog network consists of a linear 40 mile route, together with six shorter circular routes which can each be walked individually ... A leaflet pack consisting of a set of ten maps together with some information about the area (including accommodation and services) is available for purchase from Conwy Council.'

ALERT This Pack no longer seems to be available for purchase - though of course you may find second-hand copies.

Description from

Visit Conwy

Nar Valley Way
Distance (miles)33
Overview

'Walking trail meandering through contrasting landscapes between the medieval town of King’s Lynn and the Farm and Workhouse museum in Gressenhall.'

Description from

Norfolk County Council

National Cycle Network - Route 9
Distance (miles)37
Overview

'Route 9 travels in sections from Queen Elizabeth Bridge in Belfast to Newry, via Lisburn, Craigavon, Portadown and Scarva. You'll pass rivers, lakes and beautiful parks - perfect for nature lovers and budding wildlife spotters.' 100% Traffic-free.

Description from

Sustrans

New Lipchis Way
Distance (miles)39
Overview

'Walking trail linking Liphook with Chichester Harbour. It was first conceived in the 1980's by a group of Liphook Ramblers who devised a route from their home town to Chichester Cathedral.'

Description from

Footprints of Sussex

New River Path
Distance (miles)28
Overview

'The New River is neither new nor a river. It is a water supply aqueduct, completed in 1613, to bring drinking water from Hertfordshire to North London ...' ALERT I could no longer find a description of the Path on the Thames Water Website; so I have replaced the Link.

Newcastle Way [County Down]
Distance (miles)28
Overview

'This two-day, circular route offers a perfect snapshot of life in rural County Down. The lowland terrain makes it accessible to all fit walkers, while the combination of forest trails, quiet, undulating country lanes and a long, golden Newcastle Beach ensures constant scenic diversity. All set within striking distance of Newcastle's traditional, seaside-resort hospitality.'

Description from

WalkNI

North Arden Heritage Trail
Distance (miles)26
Overview

'Project worked with local communities to establish a 25 mile circular heritage trail in North Warwickshire passing through the parishes of Atherstone, Mancetter, Hartshill, Ansley, Arley, Astley, Fillongley, Maxstoke, Shustoke, Nether Whitacre, Kingsbury, Baddesley Ensor and Merevele.'

North Bucks Way
Distance (miles)35
Overview

'Starting at the Ridgeway near Wendover and finsihing at the county boundary with Northamptonshire.'

North Chiltern Trail
Distance (miles)42
Overview

'The North Chiltern Trail is designed to encourage people to explore this lovely area on foot and is being created by combining the original and extended routes of The Chiltern Way footpath in the North Chilterns. This will provide a 67km/42 mile circular walking route through some of the most delightful Chiltern countryside of Bedfordshire and north Hertfordshire, including parts of the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.'

Description from

Chiltern Society

North Worcestershire Path
Distance (miles)37
Overview

'The walk will allow you to discover ancient royal hunting grounds, sites of special scientific interest, dense woodlands, a river valley, reservoirs and farmland, with fantastic views across the contrasting landscapes of the Birmingham Plateau and the Black Country in the north, to the rural beauty of the Worcestershire countryside in the south.'

See also

North Worcestershire Path [Walking Englishman]

Northamptonshire Round Walk
Distance (miles)50
Overview

Countryside walks around the town of Northampton.

Description from

Northamptonshire Highways

Old Sarum Way
Distance (miles)32
Overview

'Does a complete circle around Salisbury. The route uses existing public roads, public rights of way and some newly created permitted paths. Some sections of the footpath are waymarked by a metal plate attached to wooden posts which show a picture of the cathedral spire.'

Description from

Wikipedia

See also

Old Sarum Way [GPS Cycling & Walking Routes]

Oldham Way
Distance (miles)40
Overview

'In 2015 the Oldham Way is to be relaunched with hopefully our Real Oldham Way being adopted, thereby removing the road sections and perambulating through Moston Brook which is well on the way to be a new country park!' ALERT The Oldham Ramblers - from whose former Web Site this quote was taken - have now moved their Web presence to the Ramblers' Association Website.

Oswestry Round
Distance (miles)33
Overview

'Delightful and challenging 33-mile route combining Offa’s Dyke Path and the Montgomery and Llangollen canals to form a circular walk around the border town of Oswestry. The guide book and annual challenge to complete the route are in support of Cancer Research UK and Lingen Davies Cancer Fund.'

Oxford Green Belt Way
Distance (miles)50
Overview

'CPRE Oxfordshire created the 50 mile circular walk as part of its 75th birthday celebrations, and to highlight the importance of the Green Belt, which was created around Oxford 50 years ago.'

Description from

CPRE Oxfordshire

Paston Way
Distance (miles)30
Overview

'Paston Way is a 22 mile walk between Cromer and North Walsham, discovering the area's beautiful medieval churches. Each church has its own hidden history and one was even moved brick by brick from a cliff top to save it from the sea. To visit all 14 of the fine churches on the Paston Way, the trail covers 29.5 miles.'

Description from

Norfolk County Council

Peak District Six Dales Circuit Walk
Distance (miles)27
Overview

'This fabulous and challenging walk is the distance of a marathon but it would be a travesty to run it like an athlete; much better to stroll and take in all the beauty on offer.'

Description from

The Walking Englishman

Peak Pilgrimage
Distance (miles)33
Overview

'This invitation to come on pilgrimage to Eyam comes from the church and people of Eyam because we would like to share our story and our village with you. That is why we have developed the Peak Pilgrimage – to help you have a wonderful experience of the Peak District National Park, then of Eyam, and also of God along the way ...'

Description from

Eyam Parish Church

Peatlands Way
Distance (miles)50
Overview

'Footpath route designed to link the communities of the Humberhead Peatlands. The walk includes the first permissive paths across the famous Thorne and Hatfield Moors, wildlife sites of national and European importance.'

Description from

Ian Harrison

Pendle Way
Distance (miles)45
Overview

'An ever popular route is The Pendle Way. Starting at the Pendle Heritage Centre in Barrowford this route circles the district but is split into eight manageable “chunks”.'

Description from

Visit Pendle

Pendle Witches Way
Distance (miles)48
Overview

'Journey from Sabden in Lancashire through the Ribble Valley and the Forest of Bowland to Lancaster.' ALERT Website inaccessible at Review; cited LDWA Web Page as alternative.

Description from

Phil Bedsom

Pewsey Avon Trail
Distance (miles)28
Overview

'This new (2010) long distance walking route follows the course of the River Avon by linking existing rights of way from Pewsey to Salisbury. In Salisbury the trail connects to the existing 34-mile Avon Valley Path to Christchurch. The trail is accompanied by a walking guide.'

Pilgrims' Trail
Distance (miles)29
Overview

'Follow a medieval route from the shrine of St Swithun at Winchester Cathedral, weaving across the landscape by way of Bishop's Waltham and Southwick to Portsmouth in the footsteps of the Miquelots, pilgrims who made the long journey to worship St Michael in Normandy.'

Description from

Hampshire County Council

Purbeck Way
Distance (miles)28
Overview

'The route travels from Wareham to Corfe Castle, then eastwards to Ballard Down, then south and westwards along the South West Coast path to Chapman's Pool, then north to Corfe Castle.'

Description from

Dorset Council

Rhondda Rollercoaster
Distance (miles)27
Overview

'Explores the famous Rhondda Valleys of South Wales. This scenically beautiful route starts in Trehafod, and follows a clockwise circuit visiting Mynydd y Glyn, Mynydd Dinas, Mynydd William Meyrick, The Bwlch and Ferndale before returning to Trehafod via the iconic Tylorstown Tip. The route provides extensive views of the South Wales valleys and the Brecon Beacons to the north. The route has approximately 5000 feet of ascent.' Held Mid May.

Description from

South Wales LDWA

Rhymney Valley Ridgeway Walk
Distance (miles)27
Overview

'A walk around the Caerphilly Basin across the Rhymney Valley. The walk follows countryside paths, rural lanes, through Beech woodland and across panoramic mountain tops.' Waymarked.

Description from

Caerphilly County Borough Council Countryside & Landscape Services

Rhymney Valley Riverside Walk
Distance (miles)32
Overview

'Linear walk which winds along the floor of the Rhymney Valley, following the river from its headwaters to the southern plains. There are many bus and train stops along the route – so it need not be walked in a single outing. The walk forms part of the Valleys Regional Park, a network of visitor facilities and accessible countryside activity routes across the Valleys.'

Description from

Caerphilly County Borough Council Countryside & Landscape Services

Ring of Gullion Way
Distance (miles)38
Overview

'This circular route follows off-road trails, quiet country lanes and forest tracks from Newry around the volcanic landscape of the Ring of Gullion AONB. '

Description from

WalkNI

Ripon Rowel Walk
Distance (miles)50
Overview

'Long distance circular walk starting in Ripon with 12 small circular walks en route.' Walk originally described by Les Taylor and copies of his 1996 booklet should still be available from Amazon via the Rotary Club of Ripon Rowels.

Description from

Walking Britain

River Ayr Way
Distance (miles)44
Overview

'East Ayrshire ... just waiting to be enjoyed! Experience Ayrshire’s most varied and beautiful countryside, enjoy relaxing accommodation, welcoming pubs and award winning restaurants.'

Description from

Wikipedia

River Parrett Trail
Distance (miles)50
Overview

'Long-distance footpath, following the route of the River Parrett in Somerset, England. The trail, which is 50 miles (80 km) long, runs from Chedington in Dorset to the mouth of the river in Bridgwater Bay where it joins the West Somerset Coast Path.'

Description from

Wikipedia

See also

River Parrett Trail [Discover South Somerset]

Rochdale Canal Towpath
Distance (miles)33
Overview

'For boaters, this Canal is a peaceful place to escape the crowds. The towpath is probably the easiest walking route through the Pennines, taking you into the heart of the hills at a relatively gentle gradient. However, there is also plenty of access to more challenging routes for serious hiking.'

Description from

Canal & River Trust

See also

Rochdale Canal Maps [Waterway Routes]

Rochdale Way
Distance (miles)45
Overview

Detailed description (2 October 2011) 'produced to (a) update the route around the Rochdale Way and (b) hopefully get more walkers / non walkers to enjoy the scenery / views around the Rochdale Borough. Whether for just for a few miles, or the full 45 miles. It follows where possible the original route of the Rochdale Way "a circular walk", created by Richard Catlow, John Cole and Martin Riley, the last update of which was the second edition in 2004 / 2005. At the present time Rochdale Council have no plans to produce any further updates ...'.

Description from

Steve Baker East Lancashire LDWA

Ross Round Walk
Distance (miles)26
Overview

''Circular walk around Ross on Wye in Herefordshire.'The hiking trail description for the Ross Round walk is on the LDWA website [listed under Ultimate Ross Round].You might also want to buy Striding Around Ross, a comprehensive, illustrated guide of The Ross Round including the new loop added in March 2013.'

Description from

Guy Vowles

Rossendale Way
Distance (miles)41
Overview

'This circular walk takes you on a tour of the lovely Rossendale area of Lancashire and Greater Manchester. The path passes Haslingden, Whitworth, Stubbins and Healey with a series of attractive reservoirs including Cowpe and Calf Hey real highlights ...'

Rothschild Way
Distance (miles)36
Overview

'Rothschild Way will be a footpath extending to Woodwalton Fen from Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire and commemorating the early wildlife conservation work of Charles Rothschild.'

Description from

The Great Fen Project

Royal Military Canal Path
Distance (miles)28
Overview

'Runs for 28 miles along the entire length of the Royal Military Canal from Seabrook, Kent to Cliff End in East Sussex. The route treads a path between the vast openness of the Romney Marsh and the old cliff line with its wooded hills and quiet villages. '

Rutland Water Circular Walk
Distance (miles)26
Size (acreage)3000
Overview

'This is a very enjoyable walk for experienced and intermediate walkers ... The shorter 17 mile route is a circular route around the reservoir. If you choose, you can take an optional route around the peninsula which makes the route up to 26 miles.'

Description from

UK Walks

See also

Rutland Water [Discover Rutland] | Rutland Water Nature Reserve [Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust]

Rydal Ale Trail
Distance (miles)30
Overview

'Explore the central lakes and take in some of the most stunning scenery in the county with lots of opportunities to sample real ale too!'

Description from

GoLakes and Jennings Brewery

Saints Way
Distance (miles)30
Overview

'In Cornish "Forth an Syns", in English "The Saints Way", this trail was also known as the "Mariners Way". The 30 mile trail links two important harbour towns, Padstow on the north coast and Fowey on the south.'

Description from

Oliver’s Cornwall

Sandstone Trail
Distance (miles)34
Overview

'One of the finest and most popular long distance walks in North West England, in the UK. For many, it’s probably the best Cheshire walk and the ultimate Cheshire Way.'

Description from

Northern Eye Books

See also

Walking Cheshire's Sandstone Trail Tony Bowerman (Northern Eye Books, 2013) | The Sandstone Trail [Car Free Walks] | The Sandstone Trail [Discover Cheshire]

Shipwrights Way
Distance (miles)50
Overview

'It’s a new long distance path which will link villages and towns in east Hampshire through some beautiful countryside.'

Description from

Hampshire County Council

Sirhowy Valley Walk
Distance (miles)27
Overview

'A challenging 27-mile linear way-marked walk from Newport to Tredegar with spectacular views of the Sirhowy Valley.'

Six Dales Trail
Distance (miles)38
Overview

'The Six Dales Trail project is our most extensive development springing from the Walkers Are Welcome Otley project.  The trail, which was launched in June 2010, starts in Otley, and winds across the entire length of the superb Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to end at Middleham, in Wensleydale.'

Six Peaks Trail
Distance (miles)48
Overview

'Follows the line of the railway from Settle to Kirkby Stephen. As the name suggests, it takes in six peaks: Pen-y-ghent, Ingleborough, Whernside, Great Knoutberry, Swarth Fell and Wild Boar Fell (in mountain-bagging parlance, all six are Nuttalls and Hewitts, and all but Swarth Fell are Marilyns).'

Description from

Skyware Press

See also

Dales Rail Trails Tony & Chris Grogan (Skyware Press, 2012)

Sliabh Beagh Way
Distance (miles)30
Overview

'The Sliabh Beagh Way is perhaps the most scenic walk in the whole of Northern Ireland: it is possible to walk all day and not meet another soul. If it's solitude and quiet you are looking for, this could be the walk for you ...'

Description from

HikersBlog

See also

Sliabh Beagh Way [WalkNI]

Smugglers' Way
Distance (miles)37
Overview

'Route across Cornwall linking the harbours of Boscastle on the Atlantic Coast and Looe on the English Channel. The Way  traverses the rugged and picturesque landscape of Bodmin Moor, visits the world-famous Jamaica Inn, and follows scenic paths beside the rivers Valency, Fowey and West Looe.' Frank Squibb sadly passed away at the start of 2013 and his Website now seems no longer accessible.  So I have replaced the Link with one from Visit Cornwall.

Description from

Frank Squibb

South Cheshire Way
Distance (miles)34
Overview

'Waymarked long-distance footpath which starts in Grindley Brook, Shropshire, passes through Cheshire, and finishes at Mow Cop, Staffordshire ... It links the South ends of the Sandstone Trail and the Gritstone Trail.'

See also

South Cheshire Way [Richard Jarvis]

South Loch Ness Trail
Distance (miles)28
Overview

'The trail stretches for approximately 28 miles between Loch Tarff near Fort Augustus to Torbreck on the edge of Inverness via Whitebridge, Foyers, Inverfarigaig and Dores.'

Description from

Explore Inverness

South Tyneside Heritage Trail
Distance (miles)26
Overview

'South Tyneside Heritage Trail is a walking route designed to help you explore aspects of the Borough's incredibly rich and diverse heritage. The trail follows a route of roughly 26 miles passing through most of the towns and villages, which make up the Borough. It takes you through a variety of landscapes, from rugged coastline and farmland to reclaimed industrial sites and busy streets where people go about their daily living ...'

Description from

South Tyneside Council

Spires & Steeples Arts and Heritage Trail
Distance (miles)26
Overview

'From Lincoln Cathedral to St Denys' Church, Sleaford. Brings together the rich history, heritage and local stories of the area. It has many beautiful artworks, churches, interesting landscapes and picturesque skies.'

St Bega's Way
Distance (miles)36
Overview

'A 36 mile (58 km) walk through delightful, rural West Cumbria and the magnificent scenery of the English Lake District ... If you can't spare the time for two weeks on Alfred Wainwright's Coast to Coast, or three weeks for the Pennine Way, then this three-day walk is for you.'

Description from

Rosalinde Downing

St Hilda's Way
Distance (miles)43
Overview

'Pilgrimage route from Hinderwell in Yorkshire to Whitby Abbey. It visits eight Churches and Chapels all dedicated to St Hilda, as well as two other churches named after St Hedda and St Mary. Hilda was Abbess of Hartlepool and founder of Whitby Abbey, raised in King Edwin of Northumbria’s Court.'

Description from

British Pilgrimage

See also

St Hilda's Way [Whitby Deanery] | Walking St Hilda’s Way Nancy and John Eckersley (2015)

St Peter's Way
Distance (miles)45
Overview

'Walk meandering through the countryside of Essex, from Chipping Ongar to the ancient chapel of St Peter-on-the-Wall at Bradwell on Sea.'

Description from

Essex Highways

St Piran Trail
Distance (miles)35
Overview

'Hens Sen Peran (Truro to Bodmin via Newquay)'

Description from

Cornwall Council

St Swithun's Way
Distance (miles)34
Overview

'Runs between Winchester, the capital of Saxon England, and historic Farnham. Whilst not tracing the original route of the Pilgrim’s Way, as much of this is now the busy A31, St Swithun’s Way follows some of the county’s best countryside paths.'

Description from

Hampshire County Council

Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal Towpath
Distance (miles)46
Overview

'This fascinating and very pretty canal was orginally constructed in 1772 by James Brindley to link the docks at Bristol and the towns of Gloucester and Worcester with the Potteries region in Stoke on Trent and the Birmingham conurbation, via the Trent and Mersey Canal to which it links at Great Hayward junction ... '

Description from

Canal Guide

See also

Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal [Canal & River Trust]

Staffordshire Tolkien Trail
Distance (miles)30
Overview

'A Staffordshire Libraries walk - a series of three linked walks that cover over 30 miles of the Staffordshire Countryside on and around Cannock Chase. The walks focus on Staffordshire's J.R.R Tolkien connection.'

Stanza Stones Poetry Trail
Distance (miles)47
Overview

Short family walks and 47 mile trail from Marsden to Ilkley which 'features six new poems by Simon Armitage, carved by Pip Hall into six atmospheric locations and whether you're a keen walker ready to tackle full day walks incorporating two or more stones in one go or just fancy a short family outing there's something for everyone'.

Description from

Ilkley Literature Festival

STOOP - Stevenage Outer Orbital Path
Distance (miles)27
Overview

'Town and country walk circling Stevenage. Using established rights of way where it can, STOOP has been devised ... to provide an informal, active recreational leisure amenity readily available to the residents of Stevenage and the surrounding villages.'

Description from

North Herts Ramblers Group

Stort Valley Way
Distance (miles)28
Overview

'There is excellent public access to the Stort Navigation. A public footpath runs all the way along the Navigation from Bishops Stortford to the confluence with the Lea. For much of this stretch the path is part of the Stort Valley Way, a 28-mile circular walk around Harlow and Sawbridgeworth.'

Stour and Orwell Walk
Distance (miles)39
Overview

'On the Suffolk/Essex border along the estuaries of the Rivers Stour and Orwell to Felixstowe, where it continues as the Suffolk Coast Path, though as all the waters it traces are tidal and Cattawade is pretty much on the Suffolk/Essex border, this route may be considered as the first chunk of a Greater Suffolk Coast walk.'

Description from

Stephen and Lucy Dawson

Stratford-on-Avon Canal Walk
Distance (miles)26
Overview

'The canal is usually considered as a northern and a southern section. The Northern Stratford starts at Kings Norton Junction, with its guillotine-gated stop-lock that prevented water loss from one company's line to the other.  It continues on the same level for ten miles then descends by 19 locks to Kingswood Junction, where there is a link to the Warwick & Birmingham Canal (now the Grand Union Canal). The South Stratford is memorable for its split bridges, built with a gap to allow the tow ropes of the boat horses to pass through, and its unique barrel-roofed lock cottages.'

Description from

Canal & River Trust

Sussex Ouse Valley Way
Distance (miles)42
Overview

'Opened in 2005, the Sussex Ouse Valley Way is a beautiful 42 mile journey that broadly follows the River Ouse from its source close to Lower Beeding in the High Weald to the sea at Seaford Bay.'

Description from

Per-Rambulations

Tabular Hills Walk
Distance (miles)48
Overview

'Route takes you from the coast at Scarborough and along the Tabular Hills to the delightful market town of Helmsley. On its own, it takes four days to complete – but combine it with the Cleveland Way National Trail and you'll have walked around the entire perimeter of the National Park in around 2 weeks!'

The Cleveland Way and the Yorkshire Wolds Way With the Tabular Hills Walk  by Paddy Dillon (Cicerone, 2010)

Taith Torfaen Anytime Challenge Walk
Distance (miles)50
Overview

'The walk is split into two sections, southern and northern loops both starting and finishing at Pontypool Active Living Centre in Torfaen. Each loop is just over 25 miles long, so the whole walk can be tackled as two separate day walks or, for the bold, as one figure of eight 50 mile walk. Getting back to your car at the halfway point on the 50 miler gives you the chance to refuel and resupply or change your mind depending on how determined you feel or what the weather is like.'

Description from

South Wales LDWA

Tamar Valley Discovery Trail
Distance (miles)30
Overview

'Discover theTamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty along this 30-mile walking route. Waymarkers guide you through scenic woodland, historic river quays and rural villages.'

Description from

Tamar Valley AONB

Tameside Trail
Distance (miles)40
Overview

'A 40 mile circular walk, broadly following the Borough boundary, through varied and attractive countryside, linking together the several river valleys and country parks, as well as many other areas of interest. The route crosses or links with a number of other trails. It is well served by public transport, enabling the walk to be split into easy stages. Available from the visitor centres and Tourist Information office, the Tameside Trail Booklet can be purchased on-line.'

Description from

The Tameside Citizen

Tandridge Border Path
Distance (miles)50
Overview

'The path is a circular walk around the Tandridge District boundary and was developed in 2000 to commemorate the millennium.'

Description from

Jon Taylor

Tarka Trail
Distance (miles)30
Overview

'The Tarka Trail is one of the country's longest continuous traffic-free walking and cycling paths, and forms part of the Devon Coast to Coast Cycle Route.'

Description from

Sustrans

See also

Tarka Trail [Wikipedia] | Tarka Trail [North Devon Biosphere]

Telford T50 50 Mile Trail
Distance (miles)50
Overview

'Created to celebrate the new town's 50th anniversary in 2018 ... to showcase the many beautiful green spaces, interesting places and industrial heritage that make Telford special ... The Trail was developed by a team of volunteers from Wellington Walkers are Welcome, Telford and East Shropshire Ramblers, Ironbridge Gorge Walking Festival, Marches Long Distance Walkers Association and Walking for Health Telford & Wrekin.'

Test Way
Distance (miles)44
Overview

'Takes you from its dramatic start, high on the chalk downs at Inkpen, to  follow much of the course of the River Test to Eling where its tidal waters flow into Southampton Water. This is without doubt Hampshire's longest and  finest chalk stream, world famous for its superb trout fishing.'

Description from

Hampshire County Council

Thames & Severn Way
Distance (miles)45
Overview

'The Rivers Thames and Severn are once again connected - this time by footpath. The footpath, known the Thames & Severn Way, has been marked out by volunteers from the Cotswold Canals Trust. It mainly follows the towpaths of the Stroudwater Navigation and Thames & Severn Canal between Framilode and Lechlade, but in places deviates on to other rights of way, such as the Thames Path.'

Description from

Cotswold Canals Trust and Stroud District Council

See also

The Cotswold Canals Walk [Countryside-Matters, 2013) and Exploring the Thames & Severn Canal (Cotswold Canals in Pictures)

Thames Estuary Path
Distance (miles)29
Overview

'Explore the 29 mile (46.6km) Thames Estuary Path through the fascinating South Essex Marshes, from Tilbury Town all the way to Leigh-on-Sea. Passing through an industrial and settled beautiful landscape with a wealth of Green Heritage - history and biodiversity ... The path is easily accessible by train, linking 6 local train stations on one of the most attractive railway lines in the country (London Fenchurch to Shoeburyness Line). The path is clearly signed and waymarked along the length with a new distinctive logo.'

Description from

MaxiGreen

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