Popular walking routes
Running between Chipping Campden and Bath, the 102 mile long Cotswold Way passes picturesque villages and historic sites as it travels along the Cotswold escarpment.
Purbeck Plod, Dorset
A strenuous circular route from the sea front in Swanage - great views along the coast going west and panoramic views of the valley back down to Swanage.
Macmillan Way, Lincolnshire to Dorset
Walk across Britain coast-to-coast or just the section nearest to where you live, following the course of the oolitic limestone belt.
Malham Cove, Yorkshire Dales
See an awe-inspiring collection of vistas as you pass the dramatic Gordale Scar, climb up to Malham Tarn (Britain’s highest lake), and take in the simple beauty of Janet’s Foss waterfalls.
Offa's Dyke Path, Anglo-Welsh border
Walk part of the 177 mile / 285 km Offa's Dyke Path to explore both spectacular landscapes and the history of the Anglo-Welsh border.
Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path
Take in the breath-taking scenery of the North Norfolk coastline. This route includes a Roman road, unique Brecks, rolling open farmland, low cliffs, extensive sandy beaches, dunes, and fabulous salt marshes over 93 miles of the two trails.
South Downs Way
Running 100 miles between historic Winchester to the white cliffs at Eastbourne, this route takes in the beautiful scenery of the newly-created South Downs National Park. This route provides walkers with the perfect opportunity to get away from it all.
North Downs Way
Follow in the footsteps of pilgrims as you journey through inspirational countryside on the North Downs Way National Trail. Steeped in history, this 153-mile route offers spectacular views and peaceful landscapes along the North Downs in Surrey and Kent.
Lane End to Henley, Oxfordshire
A moderately hilly walk through some of the best of the Southern Chilterns scenery, red kite country, visiting three picturesque villages, and finishing down the Hambleden Valley to the Thames, with an optional 3-mile (5 km) riverside extension to Henley.
Timberland Trail, Bedfordshire
Enjoy a 13-mile circular walk starting at the Forest Centre of Marston Vale and Millennium Country Park; one of the best parks and green spaces in the country. The walk takes you through Marston Moretaine, Lidlington, Milbrook, Ampthill, and Stewartby.
Hadrian's Wall, Housesteads Roman Fort, Northumberland
Tackle the most dramatic part of the Great Wall of the North and educate yourself on Britain’s most famous Roman Fort. The views are best admired in the morning sunlight, but avoid the area when it’s raining as the route can be slippy and boggy.
The West Highland Way Scotland
Opened in 1980, The West Highland Way is Scotland’s first official long-distance route. This hike, which starts in the outskirts of Glasgow in the lowlands of Scotland and leads walkers to the foot of Ben Nevis in the North of Scotland, is a challenging yet rewarding experience.
Fife Coastal Path
This fantastic walk runs 117 miles (188 km) along the Scottish east coast. From Kincardine in Fife to Newburgh up on the banks of the River Tay. You can go for the full epic, or take on one of many brilliant sections of this trail.
Borders Abbeys Way
This 107km circular walk takes in the famous ruined abbeys of The Borders of Scotland. Suitable for all hiking skill levels, the route passes through picturesque towns and crosses some of the best salmon fishing rivers in Scotland.
Brecon Beacons National Park
This spectacular area of southern Wales is home to some of the best walking you can find. And there are routes for all levels of experience and fitness so you can find one that suits you.
St David’s Head
This coastal path is the best way to experience the beautiful Pembrokeshire coast on the southwestern tip of Wales. Check out the island-dotted seascape, prehistoric monuments, and a fantastic array of coastal wildlife on this rugged circular walk.
Causeway Coastal Walk, N.I.
The longer version of the Causeway Coastal Walk is a beautiful 33-mile route along the northern coast of Northern Ireland, from Portstewart to Ballycastle.
The Wicklow Way, Ireland
This fantastic 130km trail runs from Dublin to Clonegal in County Carlow. Passing through mountains, lakes, steep-sided glacial valleys, and forests.
Pyrenees GR 10 trail, France
This trail is an excellent way to experience the diversity and beautify of the French Pyrenees. There's almost 1,000km of the trail, so pick a section(s) and adventure your way across the epic route.
Camino de Santiago
Take on some or all of this legendary pilgrimage route. It's one of the most famous hiking routes in the world and should be considered by anyone looking for hiking trips abroad.
Westweg, Black forest, Germany
One of Germany's most popular walking routes, the Westweg is a 174-mile trail through the northern Black Forest. Take on one of the 12 stages or perhaps an even bigger trip.