Long-distance footpaths in the United Kingdom


Long-distance footpaths in the United Kingdom

The following long-distance footpaths can be found in the United Kingdom:

England and Wales: National Trails

National Trails are distinguished by being maintained by the National Trails organization [http://www.nationaltrail.co.uk/] . As of|April 2008, there are fifteen such trails, one of which is not yet complete.

* Cleveland Way, 177 km (110 mi) round the edge of the North York Moors National Park in England
* Cotswold Way, 163 km (102 mi) in England
* Glyndŵr's Way, 217 km (135 mi) in Wales
* Hadrian's Wall Path, 135 km (84 mi) in England
* North Downs Way, 246 km (153 mi) in England
* Offa's Dyke Path, 285 km (177 mi) in Wales and England
* Peddar's Way and Norfolk Coast Path, 150 km (93 mi) in England (treated as one by National Trails)
* Pembrokeshire Coast Path, 298 km (186 mi) in Wales
* Pennine Bridleway, 192 km (120 mi) (as of Oct 2007) in England (not yet complete)
* Pennine Way, 429 km (268 mi) in England and Scotland
* The Ridgeway, 139 km (87 mi) in England
* South Downs Way, 160 km (100 mi) in England
* South West Coast Path (South West Way), 1014 km (630 mi) in England - the UK's longest
* Thames Path, 294 km (184 mi) in England
* Yorkshire Wolds Way, 127 km (79 mi) in England

cotland: Long Distance Routes

Long Distance Routes are proposed and financially supported by Scottish Natural Heritage, but administered and maintained by the local authority areas through which they pass.

* Great Glen Way, 117 km (73 mi)
* Southern Upland Way, 340 km (212 mi)
* Speyside Way, 135 km (84 mi)
* West Highland Way, 152 km (95 mi)

Other UK long-distance paths

Those included here meet the definition of a long-distance path as being around 50 km (30 miles) or more, particularly that they will take more than one day's walking to complete. Some shorter paths linking significant places (e.g. Clarendon Way) or linking between major walks (e.g. Maelor Way) are also included.

England

*1066 Country Walk, East Sussex - 50 km (31 mi) Pevensey Castle to Rye
*Abbeys Amble, North Yorkshire, 167 km (104 mi)
*Abbot's Way (or Jobber's Path or sometimes Jobber's Cawse), an ancient path across Dartmoor
*Abbott's Hike, 172 km (107 mi) Cumbria challenging moorland walking
*Ainsty Bounds Walk, North Yorkshire, circular from Tadcaster, 71 km (44 mi)
*Angles Way, 123 km (76 mi) from Great Yarmouth to Knettishall Heath, with much of the path following the Norfolk/Suffolk border. Additionally there is a link path from Knettishall Heath to Thetford.
*Avon Valley Path, 54.5 km (34 mi) Christchurch to Salisbury (Hampshire and Wiltshire)
*Basingstoke Canal, 53 km (33 mi)
*Beacon Way, 40 km (25 mi) from West Bromwich to Gentleshaw (West Midlands/ Staffordshire [http://www.ramblers.org.uk/info/paths/beacon.html] )
*Bishop Bennet Way, 55 km (34 mi) Beeston to Wirswall (Cheshire, Staffordshire)
*Boudica's Way, 60 km (37 mi) from Norwich to Diss
*Bournemouth Coast Path, 59.5 km (37 mi) from Sandbanks to Milford-on-Sea (Dorset and Hampshire)
*Bronte Way, 69 km (43 mi) from Birstall, West Yorkshire to Padiham, Lancashire
*Bullock Smithy Hike [http://www.bullocksmithy.com/] , a 90 km (56 mi) challenge walk, a circular walk to be completed in 24 hours (actual challenge is held on the first weekend in September), starts and finishes at Hazel Grove, Greater Manchester and takes in Lyme Park, Chinley, Edale, Castleton and many other points
*Burnley Way, a 64 km (40 mi) circular trail around Burnley in Lancashire
*Calderdale Way [http://www.ramblers.org.uk/info/paths/calderdale.html] , West Yorkshire, circular from Greetland 80 km (50 mi)
*Capital Ring, 115 km (71 mi) circular through inner London crossing the Thames at Richmond and Woolwich
*Celtic Way - runs from the west of Wales to Stonehenge and then heads south-west to Cornwall, a total of 1162 km (723 mi)
*Centenary Way [http://www.ramblers.org.uk/INFO/paths/centenarywarwickshire.html] , Warwickshire - covers 158 km (98 mi) from Kingsbury to Upper Quinton.
*Channel to Channel Path [http://www.ldwa.org.uk/ldp/members/show_path.php?path_name=Channel+to+Channel+(Devon+-+Somerset)] , Seaton to Watchet, 80 km (50 mi)
*Chiltern Way, 200 km (124 mi) circular walk from Hemel Hempstead (275 km (171 mi) with extensions).
*Cistercian Way [http://www.ldwa.org.uk/ldp/members/show_path.php?menu_type=S&path_id=81] , Grange-over-Sands to Roa Island (Cumbria) - 53 km (33 mi)
*Clarendon Way, 38.5 km (24 mi) from Salisbury to Winchester
*Coast to Coast, Devon [http://www.ldwa.org.uk/ldp/members/show_path.php?menu_type=S&path_id=492] , Wembury to Lynmouth 186 km (116 mi)
*Coast to Coast Walk, 309 km (192 mi) from St. Bees in Cumbria to Robin Hood's Bay in North Yorkshire
*Coleridge Way, Nether Stowey to Porlock 58 km (36 mi)(Somerset)
*Cross Cotswold Pathway - see Macmillan Ways below
*Coventry Way - circumnavigates Coventry from a start point in Meriden - 64 km (40 mi)
*Cumbria Coastal Way 241 km (150 mi) from Silverdale in Lancashire to Gretna Green in southern Scotland.
*Cumbria Way, 112 km (70 mi) from Ulverston to Carlisle
*Dales Way, runs 126 km (78 mi) from Bowness-on-Windermere to Ilkley with extensions to Leeds, Shipley and Harrogate
*D'Arcy Dalton Way [http://www.ramblers.org.uk/info/paths/darcydalton.html] , Wormleighton - Waylands Smithy 106 km (66 mi) (Warwickshire, Oxfordshire)
*Dartmoor Way, 139.5 km (87 mi) around Dartmoor
*Derwent Valley Heritage Way [http://ramblers.org.uk/INFO/paths/derwentvalleyheritage.html] , 88 km (55 mi) from Bamford to Shardlow via the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site
*Devonshire Heartland Way [http://www.ldwa.org.uk/ldp/members/show_path.php?menu_type=S&path_id=8707] - 69 km (43 mi) from Stoke Canon in the Exe Valley to Okehampton
*Downs Link - 59 km (37 mi) from the North Downs Way at St. Martha's Hill near Guildford to the South Downs Way at Steyning, and on to Shoreham-by-Sea
*East Devon Way, 61 km (38 mi) Exmouth to Lyme Regis
*Ebor Way, 112 km (70 mi) from Ilkley to Helmsley (connecting the Dales Way to the Cleveland Way)
*Esk Valley Walk, North Yorkshire - runs 56 km (35 mi) from Castleton to Whitby
*Essex Way, Epping to Harwich, 130 km (81 mi)
*Exe Valley Way [http://www.devon.gov.uk/index/transport/public_rights_of_way/where_to_walk_and_ride/exe_valley_way.htm ] , Devon - runs 72.5 km (45 mi) from the River Exe extuary to Exmoor
*Fen Rivers Way, runs 98.5 km (62 mi) Cambridge to King's Lynn
*Gloucestershire Way, 161 km (100 mi) Chepstow to Tewkesbury
*The Greater Ridgeway. This is the name used for the combined route of 583 km (362 mi) crossing from Lyme Regis, Dorset on the English Channel to Hunstanton on The Wash, following the Wessex Ridgeway, The Ridgeway National Trail, the Icknield Way and the Peddars Way National Trail.
*Greensand Way, 169 km (105 mi) from Haslemere, Surrey to Hamstreet, Kent
*Gritstone Trail, 56 km (35 mi) from Disley to Kidsgrove (mainly Cheshire)
*Hampshire Millennium Pilgrims Trail, 48 km (30 mi) from Winchester to Portsmouth
*Hardy Way, Dorset and Wiltshire, 342 km (213) Hardy's Cottage, Higher Bockhampton to Stinsford (almost circular: end points a mile apart)
*Heart of England Way, Midlands - 161 km (100 mi) Milford, Staffordshire to Bourton-on-the-Water
*Herefordshire Trail, 246.5 km (153 mi) circular route from Ledbury via Ross-on-Wye, Kington, Leominster and Bromyard, waymarks are planned but not yet in place
*Hereward Way, 166 km (103 mi) from Oakham to East Harling (Rutland, Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk). The Stamford to Peterborough section is not fully waymarked, but walkers travelling between those two places can follow the waymarked Torpel Way.
*High Weald Landscape Trail, running 145 km (90 mi) from Horsham to Rye (West Sussex, East Sussex, Kent)
*Hyndburn Clog [http://www.hyndburnbc.gov.uk/site/scripts/documents_info.php?documentID=398&pageNumber=1] , a 53 km (33 mi) circular around Hyndburn in Lancashire, with a main start point at Stanhill
*Icknield Way, 206 km (128 mi) Bledlow to Knettishall Heath (Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk)
*Isaac's Tea Trail [http://www.teatrail.info/] , circular route of 58 km (36 mi) from Ninebanks via Allendale, Nenthead and Alston in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
*Irwell Sculpture Trail, 48 km (30 mi) from Salford Quays to Bacup, Rossendale following the River Irwell (Greater Manchester, Lancashire
*Isle of Wight Coastal Path, circular from Ryde 105 km (65 mi)
*Itchen Way, 43.5 km (27 mi) from Hinton Ampner to Woolston (Hampshire)
*Jack Mytton Way 160 km (100 mi) in Shropshire
*Jubilee Trail, Forde Abbey - Bokerley Dyke, 145 km (90 mi) (Dorset)
*Jurassic Way, 142 km (88 mi) Banbury, Oxfordshire to Stamford, Lincolnshire
*King's Way, 72 km (45 mi) from Winchester to Portchester
*Kirklees Way, 115 km (72 mi) circular in Kirklees, West Yorkshire
*Lake to Lake Walk [http://www.ldwa.org.uk/ldp/members/show_path.php?path_name=Lake+to+Lake+Walk] , 267 km (166 mi) from Lake Windermere in Cumbria (England's largest natural lake) to Kielder Water in Northumberland (England's largest man-made lake)
*Lancashire Coastal Way [http://www.lancscc.gov.uk/environment/countryside/walking/wcoastal.asp] , 220 km (137 mi) from Silverdale to Freckleton
*Land's End Trail [http://www.ldwa.org.uk/ldp/members/show_path.php?path_id=260] , 480 km (298 mi)
*Lea Valley Walk, 80 km (50 mi) from Leagrave in Bedfordshire to the East India Dock in London.
*Leeds Country Way, 99 km (62 mi), circular route around Leeds, West Yorkshire, within the Leeds metropolitan district
*Leland Trail [http://www.visitsouthsomerset.com/index.jsp?articleid=12642] , 45 km (28 mi) Stourhead to Ham Hill (Somerset)
*Liberty Trail [http://www.visitsouthsomerset.com/index.jsp?articleid=12643] , 45 km (28 mi) Ham Hill to Lyme Regis (Somerset, Dorset)
*Limestone Link, 58 km (36 mi) Mendip Hills (Somerset) to Cold Aston (Gloucestershire).
*Limestone Way, 80 km (50 mi) from Castleton to Rocester (Derbyshire)
*Limey Way, 65 km (40 mi) from Castleton via 20 Limestone Dales to Dovedale and Thorpe
*London Outer Orbital Path ('The LOOP'), 241 km (150 mi) Erith to Rainham
*Lyke Wake Walk across the North York Moors, 63 km (39 mi)
*The Macmillan Ways: Macmillan Way - Abbotsbury in Dorset to Boston, Lincolnshire 464 km; (288 mi) Macmillan Way West from Castle Cary in Somerset to Barnstaple in Devon, 163 km (101 mi) (Boston to Barnstaple is 557 km (346 mi)); the Macmillan Abbotsbury Langport Link creates a 38.5 km (24 mi) short-cut for walkers from Abbotsbury to Barnstaple, a total of 202 km (126 mi); the Macmillan Cross Cotswold Pathway from Banbury to Bath, 138 km (86 mi), mostly on the main Macmillan Way; and the Cotswold Link, 33.5 km (21 mi) from Banbury to Chipping Campden where it links to the Cotswold Way National Trail.
*The Maelor Way, is a key link path, running 38 km (24 mi) from the Shropshire Way, Sandstone Trail, Llangollen Canal, South Cheshire Way, and the Marches Way all at Grindley Brook near Whitchurch to the Offa's Dyke Path National Trail at Bronygarth.
*Marriott's Way, Norfolk 34 km (21 mi)
*Mendip Way, Uphill (near Weston-super-Mare) - Frome 80 km (50 mi)
*The Mercian Way [http://www.shropshire.gov.uk/cycling.nsf/open/BF38C968A3A35653802571B8003D5FC3] is part of National Cycle Route 45, but is also well used by walkers.
*Midshires Way, Princes Risborough - Stockport, 363 km (226 mi)
*Monarch's Way, Worcester - Shoreham-by-Sea 984 km (611 mi)
*Mortimer Trail, 48 km (30 mi) from Ludlow in Shropshire to Kington, Herefordshire
*Nar Valley Way [http://www.west-norfolk.gov.uk/default.aspx?page=21716] , Norfolk - 54 km (34 mi) King's Lynn to Gressenhall
*Nene Way, Badby, Northamptonshire to Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire 177 km (110 mi)
*Nidderdale Way [http://www.ramblers.org.uk/info/paths/nidderdale.html] , a circular route of 85 km (53 mi), centred on Pateley Bridge in North Yorkshire
*Northumberland Coast Path [http://www.ldwa.org.uk/ldp/members/show_path.php?path_name=Northumberland+Coast+Path] , from Cresswell to Berwick-upon-Tweed, part of the North Sea Trail, a 103 km (64 mi) coastal walking route.
*North Worcestershire Path, 43 km (27 mi) from Kinver to Major's Green
*Ouse Valley Way, 240 km (149 mi) from Syresham, Northamptonshire to King's Lynn, Norfolk via Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire
*Oxford Canal Walk [http://www.waterscape.com/things-to-do/walking/routes/230/oxford-canal-walk] , 132 km (82 mi) from Oxford to Coventry
*Oxford Green Belt Way, a circular route of 84 km (52 mi) around Oxford
*Oxfordshire Way, Bourton-on-the-Water - Henley 104 km (65 mi)
*Pappoos 1, from London to Cambridge and The Wash
*Pathfinder March, an annual 74 km (46 mi) circular around former RAF Pathfinder Airfields in Cambridgeshire, held on the Saturday closest to Midsummers Day
*Pendle Way [http://www.pendle.gov.uk/site/scripts/download_info.php?downloadID=1439] , a 72 km (45 mi) circular starting and finishing at Barley, incorporating Pendle Hill (Lancashire)
*Pilgrims' Trail, 45 km (28 mi) from Winchester to Portsmouth
*Pilgrims' Way, 192 km (119 mi) from Winchester to Canterbury, an ancient trail of which perhaps two thirds is still identifiable, much of it now incorporated into the North Downs Way National Trail
*Quantock Greenway, a figure of 8 centred on Triscombe in Somerset, the northern loop is 31 km (19 mi), the southern loop 29 km (18 mi).
*Reiver's Way, 242 km (150 mi) from Corbridge to Alnmouth (Northumberland)
*Ribble Way, follows the River Ribble for 114 km (71 mi) from Longton to Ribblehead
*River Parrett Trail, 75 km (47 mi) along the river in Somerset and Dorset
*Robin Hood Way runs 169 km (105 mi) from Nottingham to Edwinstowe
*Rossendale Way [http://www.ldwa.org.uk/ldp/members/show_path.php?path_name=Rossendale+Way] , a 75 km (47 mi) circular around the Rossendale Valley, Lancashire
*Sabrina Way, 324 km (201 mi), Hartington to Great Barrington (Staffordshire, Shropshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire)
*Saint's Way, Padstow - Fowey 42 km (26 mi) (Cornwall)
*Samaritans Way South West [http://www.ramblers.org.uk/INFO/paths/samaritanssouthwest.html] , runs 160 km (100 mi) from Bristol to Lynton, but only the section from Bristol to Goathurst is waymarked
*Sandlings Walk, 96 km (60 mi) from Ipswich to Southwold (Suffolk)
*Sandstone Trail, 51 km (32 mi) from Frodsham in Cheshire to Whitchurch, Shropshire
*Sarum Way, Wiltshire, 51.5 km (32 mi) circular, only part of it is waymarked
*Saxon Shore Way, 261 km (162 mi) from Gravesend, Kent to Hastings, East Sussex
*Severn Way, Plynlimon - Bristol 360 km (224 mi)
*Shakespeare's Way, 235 km (146 mi) from Shakespeare's birthplace in Stratford-Upon-Avon to the Globe Theatre on London's South Bank. The route opened on 19-April-2006.
*Sheffield Country Walk [http://www.ldwa.org.uk/ldp/members/show_path.php?path_name=Sheffield+Country+Walk] [http://www.sheffield.ramblers.care4free.net/SCW%20historical%20notes.htm] , a circular walk of 85 km (53 mi) which keeps as close to the City of Sheffield’s boundary as possible, starting and finishing at Eckington, Derbyshire (Derbyshire, South Yorkshire).
*Shropshire Way, 224 km (139 mi) from Shrewsbury via the Ironbridge World Heritage Site to Wem with a further 19 km (12 mi) northern spur to Grindley Brook
*Six Shires Circuit, 331 km 206 mi - being updated - Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire & Rutland
*Solent Way, 112 km (70 mi) from Christchurch, Dorset to Emsworth on the Hampshire/West Sussex border
*South Cheshire Way, 51 km (32 mi) from Grindley Brook to Mow Cop
*Staffordshire Way, 147 km (91 mi) from Mow Cop to Kinver Edge
*Stour Valley Path, 96 km (60 mi) from Newmarket to Manningtree, (East Anglia)
*Stour Valley Walk, 82 km (51 mi) from Lenham to Pegwell Bay (Kent)
*Stour Valley Way, 103 km (64 mi) from Stourton to Christchurch Priory (Dorset)
*St. Cuthbert's Way, 100 km (62 mi) from Melrose to Lindisfarne (Scottish borders, Northumberland)
*St Kenelm's Trail, 100 km (62 mi) from Clent Hills, Worcestershire to Winchcombe Gloucestershire
*St Oswald's Way, 156 km (97 mi) from Lindisfarne to Heavenfield (on Hadrian's Wall), Northumberland)
*St. Swithuns Way, 55 km (34 mi) Winchester to Farnham
*Suffolk Coast and Heaths Path, Manningtree - Lowestoft 106 km
*Sussex Border Path, 256 km (159 mi) from Thorney Island to Rye
*Sussex Ouse Valley Way, 67.5 km (42 mi) Lower Beeding to Seaford
*Swans Way, Salcey Forest - Bledlow 104 km (65 mi) through Buckinghamshire (Aylesbury Vale and Milton Keynes (borough))
*Tarka Trail, Devon - 2 separate circles from Barnstaple totalling 288 km (179 mi)
*Tas Valley Way [http://www.ldwa.org.uk/ldp/members/show_path.php?path_name=Tas+Valley+Way] , 40 km (25 mi) from Norwich to Attleborough (Norfolk)
*Teesdale Way, 161 km (100 mi) from Dufton to Warrenby
*Test Way, Walbury Hill - Eling 70.5 km (44 mi) through Hampshire and West Berkshire
*Three Castles Path, Windsor to Winchester, Hampshire, 96 km (60 mi) (unwaymarked)
*Three Forests Way [http://www.ldwa.org.uk/ldp/members/show_path.php?path_id=469] , 96 km (60 mi) through Epping, Hainault and Hatfield forests on the borders of Essex and Greater London.
*Three Shires Way [http://www.ldwa.org.uk/ldp/members/show_path.php?path_name=Three+Shires+Way] , East Anglia, Grafham Water to Salcey Forest 59.5 km (37 mi)
*Trans Pennine Trail, 333 km (207 mi) from Southport, Lancashire to Hornsea, East Riding of Yorkshire
*Two Moors Way, Devon - Ivybridge to Lynmouth 166 km (103 mi)
*Vanguard Way, 107 km (66 mi) Croydon to Newhaven
*Viking Way, 235 km (146 mi) Barton-upon-Humber to Oakham (Lincolnshire, Rutland)
*Way for the Millennium, Newport, Shropshire to Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire - 65 km (40 mi)
*Wayfarers Walk, 110 km (68 mi) from Walbury Hill to Emsworth (Berkshire, Hampshire)
*Wealdway, Gravesend to Eastbourne 129 km (80 mi) (Kent, East Sussex)
*Weardale Way, runs 117 km (73 mi) from Sunderland to Wearhead
*Weavers Way [http://www.ldwa.org.uk/ldp/members/show_path.php?menu_type=S&path_id=535] , 90 km (56 mi) Cromer - Great Yarmouth (Norfolk)
*Wessex Ridgeway, runs 219 km (136 mi) from Marlborough to Lyme Regis.
*West Deane Way in the Vale of Taunton Deane, circular 72.5 km (45 mi)
*West Devon Way - Okehampton to Plymouth, 58 km (36 mi)
*Wey South Path - 51.5 km (32 mi) from Guildford, Surrey to Houghton Bridge, West Sussex, mainly alongside the Wey and Arun Canal
*Wherryman's Way, 56 km (35 mi) following the River Yare from Norwich to Great Yarmouth (Norfolk)
*White Rose Walk, 65 km (40 mi) North Yorkshire walk, starting at the White Horse - Kilburn, and finishing at Roseberry Topping
*Wild Edric's Way, 79 km (49 mi) from Church Stretton to Ludlow - it shares much of its route with the Shropshire Way
*Windermere Way, 72 km (45 mi) a circular walk around Lake Windermere in Cumbria
*Witton Weavers Way, a 51.5 km (32 mi) circular around the West Pennine Moors, Blackburn and Darwen
*Worcestershire Way, 49.5 km (31 mi) from Bewdley to Malvern
*Wychavon Way, Droitwich Spa to Winchcombe 67 km (42 mi) (Worcestershire, Gloucestershire)
*Wychwood Way, Oxfordshire, a circular route of 59.5 km (37 mi) in the former Royal Forest of Wychwood
*Wysis Way, (mainly in Gloucestershire, 88 km (55 mi) from the Offa's Dyke Path National Trail at Monmouth to the Thames Path National Trail at Kemble

Wales

*Anglesey Coastal Path, a circular route of 200 km (124 mi) around the island of Anglesey.
*The Beacons Way an east - west route of 161 km (100 mi) through the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park
*Cambrian Way, an unwaymarked high level 440 km (273 mi) route from Cardiff to Conwy
*Ceredigion Coast Path - currently still being developed, so not all waymarked - 101 km (63 mi) from Ynyslas to Cardigan
*Cistercian Way - 1050 km (650 mi) long, circumnavigates Wales via its Cistercian Abbeys.
*Clwydian Way, 243 km (151 mi), circular from Prestatyn via Llangollen, Corwen and Denbigh
*Dyfi Valley Way, 172 km (107 mi) from Aberdyfi to Ynyslas
*Glyndŵr's Way 206 km (128 mi) from Knighton to Machynlleth
*Landsker Borderlands Trail, a 96 km (60 mi) route in Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire, centred on Whitland.
*Llŷn Coastal Path (also known as The Pilgrim Trail), 150 km (93 mi) between Caernarfon and Porthmadog in Gwynedd.
*Marches Way 320 km (200 mi) from Chester to Cardiff through the Welsh Marches
*The Maelor Way, is a key link path, running 38 km (24 mi) from the Offa's Dyke Path National Trail at Bronygarth to the Shropshire Way, Sandstone Trail, Llangollen Canal, South Cheshire Way, and the Marches Way all at Grindley Brook near Whitchurch.
* Monnow Valley Walk 65 km (40 mi) from Monmouth to Hay-on-Wye following the River Monnow
*North Wales Path 96 km (60 mi) from Bangor to Prestatyn
*Rhymney Valley Ridgeway Walk, 45 km (28 mi) circular walk around the Caerphilly basin in South Wales.
*Taff Trail, 109 km (68 mi) from Brecon to Cardiff
*Usk Valley Walk, 77 km (48 mi) from Caerleon to Brecon
*Valeways Millennium Heritage Trail, a circular walk of 111 km (69 mi) in the Vale of Glamorgan
*Wye Valley Walk, Chepstow - Plynlimon 218 km (135 mi)

cotland

*Cape Wrath Trail, runs around 300 km (186 mi) from Fort William to Cape Wrath; as the route is unwaymarked, different guides to it suggest slightly different routes. See [http://www.capewrathtrail.co.uk here] .
*The Cateran Trail, a circular 101 km (63 mi) walk centred on Blairgowrie
*Central Scottish Way, 251 km (156 mi) from Milngavie to Byrness (just over the border in Northumberland, England)
*Cowal Way, runs 75 km (47 mi) on the Cowal Peninsula from Portavadie to Ardgartan
*Fife Coastal Path, 107 km (66 mi) from North Queensferry to Tayport
*Rob Roy Way, Drymen to Pitlochry, 127 or 148 km (79 or 92 mi); not waymarked. See [http://www.robroyway.com here]
*St. Cuthbert's Way, 100 km (62 mi) from Melrose to Lindisfarne in England
*West Island Way, 48 km (30 mi) from Kilchattan Bay to Port Bannatyne on the Isle of Bute
*West Highland Way, 150 km (93 mi) from Milngavie to Fort William just above Glasgow

Northern Ireland

*Ulster Way, runs for about 960 km (600 mi), mainly in Northern Ireland, with some sections in the Republic of Ireland

Isle of Man

*Raad ny Foillan, a circular 153 km (95 mi) walk around the coastline of the Isle of Man.

European walking routes

Several European walking routes pass through the United Kingdom. They all use sections of UK long-distance paths.
*E2 from Stranraer to Dover, with an alternative route to Harwich
*E8 from Liverpool to Hull
*E9 from Plymouth to Dover

*The North Sea Trail covers seven countries with North Sea coastlines.

ee also

*List of Conservation topics
*List of long-distance trails

*Backpacking and Ultralight backpacking
*Hiking and Thru-hiking
*Land's End to John o' Groats
*Long-distance trail
*Ramblers' Association
*Trail
*Walking in the United Kingdom
*Recreational walks in Cheshire
*Recreational walks in East Sussex
*Recreational walks in Hampshire
*Recreational walks in Kent
*Recreational walks in Norfolk
*National Trail
*Adventure travel for worldwide options

External links

* [http://www.ldwa.org.uk/ldp/public/ldp_public_home.htm The Long Distance Walkers Association: Long distance paths]
* [http://www.ramblers.org.uk/info/paths/index.html Ramblers' Association: Paths and routes]


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  • Transport in the Democratic Republic of the Congo — Diagrammatic Map of ground and water transport in the DR Congo in 2000 (roads) and 2006 (waterways and railways) Ground transport in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has always been difficult. The terrain and climate of the Congo Basin… …   Wikipedia