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A-Z of WALKS and CATEGORIES

Type of Walk: National Great Trail

'This is a walk which really gets under the skin of the landscape, offering you glimpses into the history and hidden secrets of this quiet and tranquil part of Scotland, parts of which have remaine ...
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Category Dumfriesshire

'The Ayrshire Coastal Path is now a key link in IAT Scotland, the Scottish "chapter" of the International Appalachian Trail (Europe) which was launched in October 2011. We are also very pl ...
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Category South Ayrshire

'The 64.5 mile / 103 Km walk was developed around the four ruined Border Abbeys and the location of an even earlier but short lived Tironsian Abbey in Selkirk. Although all four are now in ruin the ...
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Category Roxburghshire

'The route follows some of their old drove roads and ancient tracks across a varied terrain of farmland, forests and moors. It boasts breathtaking scenery in a corner of Perthshire relatively unkno ...
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Category Perthshire

'Starting from the attractive market town of Helmsley, The Cleveland Way heads across the inspirational, and sometimes vibrant heather Moorland of the North York Moors, before reaching the ...
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Category Ryedale

Highlights 'World Heritage City of Bath, views over River Severn to Brecon Beacons in Wales, Malvern Hills and Forest of Dean. National Trust properties of Dyrham House and Horton Court; B ...
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'Although you won't meet any drovers, don't be surprised to meet the odd long distance walker, cyclist or horse-rider. Some, having heard tell of what an enjoyable route it is, use the Cross Border ...
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Category West Lothian

'From the Moray Firth this unusually varied railway walk winds its way from sea level up to Dava summit at 1050 feet (320 metres) before descending into Strathspey. Along its length it passes throu ...
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Category Morayshire

'The final maps show the route of the England Coast Path along this stretch of coast and the adjoining land that is coastal margin, as approved by the Secretary of State on 18 July 2013. ALERT 'A c ...
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Category 1: 11-25 Miles

'This first stretch of the England Coast Path - which has been awarded the prestigious Inspire Mark by the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games - will provide a legacy ...
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'The 25 mile (41km) section from Sea Palling to Weybourne extends along a stretch of coast steeped in historical, geological and wildlife interest. It is known for its farming and fishing and today ...
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Category 1: 11-25 Miles

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Category 1: 11-25 Miles

'To the north, there are wonderful views of Black Combe and the Coniston Fells, to the west the Irish Sea and the massed ranks of wind turbines, to the south views across Morecambe Bay to Blackpool ...
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'From the cosmopolitan atmosphere of St. Andrews to the former coal mining towns of central Fife; from the small fishing villages of the East Neuk to the bustling industrial areas of the west, rugg ...
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Category Fife

'The route is an impressive 53 miles in length, is entirely off road and relatively flat, however it passes through such a varied and interesting landscape that the outlook is constantly changing a ...
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Category City of Aberdeen

'The Forth & Clyde Canal was designed by the eminent civil engineer John Smeaton and completed in 1790. Crossing the Scottish Lowlands at the narrowest part, the canal runs for 56km an ...
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'Glyndŵr's Way was granted National Trail status in millennium year 2000. Its enigmatic name derives from the early fifteenth century folk hero Owain Glyndŵr, who won significant battles c ...
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Category Radnorshire

'For the less experienced it is the perfect introduction to long distance walking, being for the most part low-level and following mainly towpaths and woodland tracks. There are some challenging se ...
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Category Inverness-shire

'Takes walkers along the riverside route in Tyneside, through farmland in Tynedale and the grazing upland section dominated by the Whin Sill enscarpment. It then gradually descends to the rich past ...
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Category North Tyneside

'Arran is a small island, about 50 km top to bottom, off the west coast of Scotland. The island has a long history, with farming being the main occupation down the centuries. Today, however, the bu ...
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Category Buteshire

'The John Muir Way forms the East Lothian section of the transnational North Sea Trail, linking 26 partner areas from 7 countries around the North Sea ... The route is named in honour of t ...
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Category East Lothian

'It is a completely new right of access, giving everyone the legal right to explore our coast for the very first time. It is much more than just a path, it will give access to beaches, cliff-tops, ...
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'More island than mainland, the wonderfully unexplored Kintyre peninsula boasts hidden coves, deserted beaches along the wild Atlantic coast, tiny fishing communities, gentle hills, fabulous local ...
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Category Argyllshire

'With its marvellous landscapes from rugged cliffs, caves and sheltered coves to fishertown harbours and sweeping stretches of sandy beaches, Moray has a coastline alive with wildlife that would be ...
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Category Morayshire

'There is always something new to explore on the North Downs Way. The route benefits from a wealth of wildlife, history, landscapes, attractions, villages and towns all waiting to be disco ...
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Category Waverley

'Offa's Dyke is a great frontier earthwork built by Offa, King of Mercia from 757 to 796 A.D. It gives its name to a long distance footpath, one of Britain's National Trails, which runs fr ...
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Category Forest of Dean

'Roman road, unique Brecks, rolling open farmland, low cliffs, extensive sandy beaches, dunes and fabulous salt marshes.'


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Category Breckland

'Lying almost entirely within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park - Britain’s only coastal national park - the trail displays an array of coastal flowers and bird life, as well as eviden ...
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Category Pembrokeshire

'130 miles of the route are now open; 73 miles through Derbyshire to the South Pennines, the 47 mile Mary Towneley Loop and the 10 mile Settle Loop ... When fully open, 100% will be available for h ...
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Category Derbyshire Dales

'Originally the inspiration of walker and writer Tom Stephenson in an article published in 1935 in the Daily Herald titled "Wanted: A Long Green Trail", the Pennine Way was designated by t ...
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Category High Peak

Britain's Oldest Road '87 miles (139km) long, much of it following the ancient chalk ridge route used by prehistoric man, The Ridgeway offers the chance to get away from the bustl ...
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Category Kennet

'The River Ayr Way is Scotland’s first source to sea path network. It covers a distance of 44 miles following the river Ayr from its source at Glenbuck Loch to the sea at Ayr. The route pa ...
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Category East Ayrshire

'This walk follows the tracks and paths used by Rob Roy MacGregor in the 17th & 18th centuries as he worked, fought and lived the life of Scotland's most notorious outlaw. The paths we ...
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Category Stirling

'Border Reivers were raiders along the Anglo–Scottish border from the late 13th century to the beginning of the 17th century. Their ranks consisted of both Scottish and English fam ...
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Category Dumfriesshire

'Scotland’s longest walking route, the 470-mile Gore-Tex Scottish National Trail, will be officially opened by the First Minister of Scotland, Alex Salmond MSP, on October 30th at the Wate ...
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Category Roxburghshire

The South West Coast Path Association 'has a collaborative agreement with the National Trail Team who are funded by Natural England and work in our offices to ensure we work toget ...
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'The Southern Upland Way includes some very long and demanding stretches, walkers tackling the route in one expedition must be very fit and experienced hill walkers. You must be well equip ...
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Category Wigtownshire

'The route now links the Moray coast with the edge of the Grampian Mountains, generally following the valley of the River Spey. Plans are well advanced to complete the route to Newtonmore, though n ...
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Category Morayshire

'Most people walk St. Cuthbert's Way from west to east, which chronologically fits in with St. Cuthbert's life, but more importantly means the wind is usually behind you, and Holy Island l ...
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Category Roxburghshire

'On its way the Trail passes peaceful water meadows rich in wildlife, historic towns and many lovely villages, finishing at the Thames Barrier near Greenwich. Easy to reach by public transport, the ...
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Category Cotswold

'With Loch Lomond, The Gareloch and Loch Long as recurrent scenic backdrops, the Three Lochs Way takes you on a fascinating journey through place and time as it links a necklace of communi ...
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Category Argyllshire

'There is no better opportunity to take in Northern Ireland’s spectacularly varied scenery, wonder at its wildlife and sample the local heritage ... Follow in the footsteps of St Patrick along the ...
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Category Belfast City

'The Wales Coast Path travels the length of the Welsh coastline. Along the way you will encounter new stretches as well as established routes, for example, the Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path and the ...
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Category Flintshire

'The West Highland Way is one of the UK's finest long distance walks, but the path runs close to a busy main road and avoids the mountain tops. NOT The West Highland Way describes ...
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'The West Island Way is Scotland's first official island long distance footpath and was opened in 2000 to celebrate the turn of the millenium. You could walk it in one epic, two, three, fo ...
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Category Buteshire

'The soft greens of the landscape, often peppered with bright red poppies set against a deep blue sky imbue a feeling of peace and freedom; the villages, rich in history, offer welcome breaks for r ...
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