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Long distance walking and hiking paths in the United Kingdom

The map opposite shows the popular long distance walking and hiking routes in England, Scotland and Wales in the United Kingdom.  Most of these routes in England and Wales are official National Trails that are marked with an acorn symbol along the route.

1 - Capital Ring Walk.  The official start of this circular route is the Woolwich foot tunnel. 

2 - The Cleveland Way National Trail starts at Helmsley and finishing on the stunning Yorkshire coastline at Filey.

3 - The Coast to Coast route starts at St Bees on the west coast and finishes at Robin Hood's Bay on the east coast.

4 - The Cotswold Way National Trail starts at Chipping Campden and runs south through the Cotswold Hills to Bath. 

5 - The Glyndwr's Way National Trail begins at Knighton on the English border passes through Wales and finishes at Welshpool.

6 - The Hadrian's Wall Path National Trail runs from Segedunum Fort at Wallsend to Bowness-on-Solway on the west coast. 

7 - The London Outer Orbital Path starts at Erith on the south bank of the River Thames, and finishes at Purfleet on the opposite north bank. 

8 - The North Downs Way National Trail starts at Farnham in Surrey and finishes at Dover on the Kent coast.

9 - The Offa's Dyke Path National Trail starts at Chepstow in the south and follows the English/Welsh border to Prestatyn in the north. 

10 - The Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path National Trail starts from Knettishall Heath near the town of Thetford to Hunstanton and then down the Norfolk coast to Cromer.

Map of the long distance walking routes and trails in England, Scotland and Wales

Map of the long distance walking routes and trails in England, Scotland and Wales

Buy walking guidebooks for long distance walking paths in the UK11 – Pembroke Coast Path National Trail runs from St Dogmael's in the north runs through the city of St Davids and finishes at Amroth in the south. 

12 – Pennine Bridleway National Trail starts at Middleton Top visitor centre near Wirksworth and finishes in the Howgill fells in Cumbria. 

13 – The Pennine Way National Trail starts at Edale in the Peak District, and finishes at Kirk Yetholm in the Scottish Borders. 

14 – The South Downs Way National Trail begins at Winchester and goes along the crest of the chalk downs of Hampshire and Sussex to Eastbourne.  . 

15 – The South West Coast Path National Trail starts at Minehead and hugs the coast all the way around Devon and Cornwall before finishing at Studland, Poole in Dorset. 

Walking guidebooks for long distance walking paths in the UK16 - The Thames Path National Trail follows the Thames from its source in the Cotswolds to the Thames Barrier where the River Thames meets the sea. 

17 - The Ridgeway National Trail starts at Avebury in Wiltshire and finishes at Ivinghoe Beacon in Buckinghamshire. 

18 – The West Highland Way starts at Fort William at the foot of Ben Nevis the route finishes at Milngavie on the outskirts of Glasgow. 

19 – The Yorkshire Wolds Way National Trail starts at Hessle Haven on the banks of the Humber, and finishes at Filey on the North Sea coast. 

20 – The Great Glen Way starts at Fort William and then follows the Caledonian Canal which links the large lochs along the Great Glen to Inverness. 

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Walking guidebooks for long distance walking paths in the UK

Buy walking guidebooks for long distance walking paths in the UK.

Walking maps for long distance walking paths in the UK

Buy walking maps for long distance walking paths in the UK.