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Walks For

Englishmen

The Thames Path. National Trail. Follow the greatest river in England for 184 miles (294 km) from its source in the Cotswolds almost to the sea. Passing through peaceful water meadows, unspoilt rural villages, historic towns and cities, and finally cutting through the heart of London to finish at the Thames Barrier in Greenwich.


The South West Coast Path National Trail - 630 miles of superb coastal walking. From Minehead on the edge of the Exmoor National Park to the shores of Poole Harbour in Dorset it is the best way to enjoy the wonderful coastal scenery, wildlife and heritage.


The Cleveland Way National Trail is 109 miles/176km long, with points of interest every step of the Way - Enjoy the North York Moors and Coast.


Long Distance Paths and National Trails

The Cotswold Way. National Trail. Just over 100 miles of quintessentially English countryside. Follow the Cotswolds escarpment with its stunning views and charming villages from the World Heritage City of Bath in the south to the beautiful Cotswold market town of Chipping Campden in the North.


Hadrian’s Wall Path. National Trail. The 84 mile path 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 pastures of Cumbria and finally the salt marsh of the Solway Estuary.


The North Downs Way National Trail runs for 153 miles through the Surrey Hills and Kent Downs Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs).It starts at Farnham on the Surrey Hampshire border and ends at Dover - Gateway to England. There is a loop at the eastern end to take in the historic Cathedral City of Canterbury.


Offa’s Dyke Path. National Trail. To walk the 177 mile Offa's Dyke Path is to explore both spectacular landscapes and the history of the Anglo-Welsh border.


The PeddarsWay/Norfolk Coast Path. National Trail. Discover the natural, energising world of East Anglia and its National Trail.

The Pennine Bridleway. National Trail. The first purpose-built long distance bridleway for horse riders, mountain bikers and walkers. 120 miles of the route are currently open from Derbyshire up to and including the 47 mile Mary Towneley Loop in the South Pennines. In the Yorkshire Dales the 10 mile Settle Loop is also available.


The Pennine Way National Trail, 268 miles of chasing the Pennine Mountain tops along the rugged backbone of England, from the Peak District through the Yorkshire Dales and over Hadrian's Wall to the Cheviots. Amongst the finest upland walking in England.


The South Downs Way. Experience some of our finest countryside between Winchester, first capital of England, and the white chalk cliffs of Eastbourne. If you are interested in great views, attractive wildlife, visible prehistory, fine pubs and pretty villages, or if you just fancy a challenge, the South Downs Way awaits you.

The Ridgeway National Trail, 87 miles (139km) through ancient landscapes. Over rolling, open downland to the west of the River Thames, and through secluded valleys and woods in The Chilterns to the east, following the same route used since prehistoric times by travellers, herdsmen and soldiers.


The Yorkshire Wolds Way National Trail. 79 miles/127km of unbroken peace & quiet along one of Britain’s most charming landscapes.


The Thames Path National Trail - This website is an unofficial guide to the Thames Path, a National Trail footpath running for 180 miles along the banks of the river Thames. Starting at the Thames Flood Barrier at Woolwich in South East London it runs along the banks of the Thames to Kemble in Gloucestershire. As it follows the banks of the river, the path is flat, making for easy walking and with much of the river being a busy waterway, there is usually plenty of activity to watch.


The Cumbria Way. A well-loved route through the heart of the Lake District National Park, linking two historic Cumbrian towns via Langdale and Borrowdale, Coniston, Derwent Water and Caldbeck with plenty of scope for high-level detours. There are a few sections of high, exposed ground but mainly the route keeps to the valleys, providing an excellent introduction to the area.


Coast To Coast Walk. St. Bees to Robin Hood’s Bay. Devised by the late Alfred Wainwright in 1973 to link the Irish Sea and the North Sea via the hills, moors and valleys of northern England. Challenging.


The Chiltern Way. Meandering, varied and largely rural trail stretching from north to south across the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and offering a good cross-section of the characteristic Chiltern scenery. 172 miles total circular walk.

Grand Union Canal Walk. A lengthy towpath walk connecting the two city centres, via Tring, Braunston, Warwick and much peaceful countryside which can also provide the basis for various short walks. 145 miles.


The Monarch’s Way. Old Powick Bridge, Worcester to Shoreham. Britain's second-longest signed walking trail, a lengthy, meandering route following the flight of Charles II after his defeat at the Battle of Worcester in 1651, and including many sites of historic interest. From Worcester it first turns north to Boscobel, south via Stratford upon Avon, the Cotswolds, Bristol and the Mendips to Charmouth, then east along the South Downs to Shoreham where Charles finally escaped to France. 615 miles.