List of long-distance footpaths in the United Kingdom

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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 organisation.[1] As of January 2015, there are sixteen such trails, one of which is not yet complete.

Ivinghoe Beacon (the eastern trailhead) seen looking north from The Ridgeway
The paved surface of the Pennine Way on Black Hill

Scotland: Great Trails

Great Trails formerly "Long Distance Routes" were once proposed and financially supported by Scottish Natural Heritage, but administered and maintained by the local authority areas through which they pass. With the passing of the Land Reform Act (Scotland) 2003, access rights largely no longer require to be negotiated and a further 20 Great Trails have now developed in Scotland.

  1. Annandale Way, 89 km (55 miles) from Moffat to Newbie Barns, on the Solway Coast
  2. Ayrshire Coastal Path, 160 km (100 miles) from Glenapp, Ballantrae to Skelmorlie
  3. Berwickshire Coastal Path, 45 km (28 miles) from Cockburnspath to Berwick-upon-Tweed
  4. Borders Abbeys Way, 109 km (68-mile) circular route: KelsoJedburghHawickSelkirkMelrose
  5. Cateran Trail, 103 km (64-mile) circular route: BlairgowrieKirkmichaelSpittal of GlensheeAlyth
  6. Clyde Walkway, 64 km (40 miles) from Glasgow to New Lanark
  7. Cowal Way, 92 km (57 miles) on the Cowal Peninsula from Portavadie to Inveruglas
  8. Cross Borders Drove Road, 84 km (52 miles) from Little Vantage to Hawick
  9. Dava Way, 39 km (24 miles) from Grantown-on-Spey to Forres
  10. Fife Coastal Path, 188 km (117 miles) from Kincardine to Newburgh
  11. Formartine and Buchan Way, 85 km (53 miles) from Dyce, near Aberdeen to Fraserburgh and Peterhead
  12. Forth-Clyde/Union Canal Towpath, 106 km (66 miles) from Bowling, Dunbartonshire to Fountainbridge, Edinburgh
  13. Great Glen Canoe Trail, 97 km (60 miles) from Banavie, near Fort William to Clachnaharry, near Inverness
  14. Great Glen Way, 127 km (79 miles) from Fort William to Inverness
  15. John Muir Way, 72 km (45 miles) from Fisherrow, near Edinburgh to Dunglass, near Cockburnspath
  16. Kintyre Way, 140 km (87 miles) from Tarbert to Southend, Argyll and Bute
  17. Moray Coast Trail, 80 km (50 miles) from Forres to Cullen
  18. Mull of Galloway Trail, 58 km (36 miles) from Mull of Galloway to Glenapp, Ballantrae
  19. River Ayr Way, 71 km (44 miles) from Glenbuck to Ayr
  20. Rob Roy Way, 124 km (77 miles) or 151 km (94 miles) from Drymen to Pitlochry
  21. Romans and Reivers Route, 84 km (52 miles) from Ae to Hawick
  22. St Cuthbert's Way, 100 km (62 miles) from Melrose to Lindisfarne
  23. Southern Upland Way, 341 km (212 miles) from Portpatrick to Cockburnspath
  24. Speyside Way, 116 km (72 miles) from Buckie to Kincraig
  25. Three Lochs Way, 50 km (31 miles) from Balloch to Inveruglas
  26. West Highland Way, 154 km (96 miles) from Milngavie, near Glasgow to Fort William
  27. West Island Way, 48 km (30 miles) from Kilchattan Bay to Port Bannatyne

Other UK long-distance paths

Those included here meet the definition of a long-distance path as being around 50 km (31 miles) or more, particularly that they will take more than one day's walking to complete. Some shorter paths linking between major walks (e.g. Maelor Way) are also included.

Southern England

Thames to Mersey

Northern England

Wales

Scotland

Northern Ireland

European walking routes

Several European walking routes pass through the United Kingdom. They all use sections of UK long-distance paths.

See also

References

  1. ^ National Trails website
  2. ^ LDWA page
  3. ^ LDWA webpage Retrieved 2012
  4. ^ Devon County Council Retrieved 26 February 2012
  5. ^ "Jubilee Trail (Dorset)". LDWA. Retrieved 8 February 2017. 
  6. ^ LDWA webpage Retrieved 26 February 2012
  7. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20091030071740/http://www.visitsouthsomerset.com/index.jsp?articleid=12642
  8. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20091025190810/http://www.visitsouthsomerset.com/index.jsp?articleid=12643
  9. ^ "Orange Way". LDWA website. Retrieved 26 May 2012. 
  10. ^ [1]
  11. ^ [2],
  12. ^ Ramblers Charity Retrieved 26 February 2012
  13. ^ Ramblers Charity page Retrieved 26 February 2012
  14. ^ Borough Council of King's Lynn & West Norfolk Retrieved 28 February 2012
  15. ^ "Saffron Trail". 
  16. ^ "LDWA Saffron Trail". 
  17. ^ [3][4]
  18. ^ "St Edmund Way". LDWA. Retrieved 8 February 2017. 
  19. ^ [5]
  20. ^ [6]
  21. ^ [7]
  22. ^ [8]
  23. ^ LDWA webpage Retrieved 26 February 2012
  24. ^ "Howardian Way". LDWA. Retrieved 8 February 2017. 
  25. ^ Hyndburn Borough Council retrieved 26 February 2012
  26. ^ LDWA webpage Retrieved 26 February 2012
  27. ^ [9]
  28. ^ Ramblers Charity Retrieved 28 February 2012
  29. ^ LDWA webpage Retrieved 28 February 2012
  30. ^ "Oldham Way". LDWA website. Retrieved 26 May 2012. 
  31. ^ [10]
  32. ^ [11]
  33. ^ "Coast to Coast (Scotland)". Long Distance Walker's Association. Retrieved 17 July 2009.  - includes links to guidebooks

External links

  • The Long Distance Walkers Association: Long distance paths database
  • Ramblers' Association: Paths and routes
  • Scottish National Coastal Route
  • Scotland's Great Trails
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