UK Long Distance

Long distance walks and footpaths across the UK


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The Birth of the Hebridean Way

The Hebridean Way, which was opened by Scottish Natural Heritage at the end of April, is the fifth official long-distance route in Scotland. It stretches 247km (155 miles) along the length of the Outer Hebrides from Vatersay (Bhatarsaigh) in the south to Stornoway (Steornabhagh) in the north.

St Catherines Chapel Near Guildford on the Pilgrims' Way

The Pilgrims' Way

A new guide to the Pilgrims' Way traces the authentic, ancient pilgrimage route from Winchester to Canterbury, with a link of equal historical importance from London. Geoffrey Chaucer in The Canterbury Tales suggests that April is the time to go on pilgrimage to Canterbury, where was maintained the famous shrine to St Thomas Becket. Many started from Winchester, where a shrine contained St Swithun's body.

Snowdon From The Moelwyns  The Left Hand Peak Is Y Lliwedd Where The Knights Of The Round Table Lie Sleeping

Walking with heroes: myths and legends along the Snowdonia Way

The Snowdonia Way is a 156km (97 mile) low-level walking route through the mountains of North Wales, right through the heart of the Snowdonia National Park. Taking 6–8 days, each stage also has alternative ‘mountain’ options.

Ruins On North Berwick Law

The John Muir Way – A long walk into Scottish history

The 215km John Muir Way invokes the spirit of the young naturalist, whose lifelong mission to protect nature and wild places was founded during his clandestine trips into the Scottish countryside. John Millen from our friends at Sherpa Expeditions tells us about the route.

The Pennine Way Spur To The Cheviot Summit Has Been Made Easier By Flagstones

Taming the Pennine Way's notorious bogs: how a trail was re-born

Celebrating the launch of Andrew McCloy's new Pennine Way book, we bring you an extract that discusses the maintenance the path needs.

The Pennine Way Experience

The Pennine Way 'experience' – why do we do it?

To celebrate the launch of 'The Pennine Way - the Path, the People, the Journey', we have another wonderful extract from Andrew McCloy's new book. We hear about some of the tales walkers have to share of their journey, and consider whether the Pennine Way might be more like a pilgrimage.

High Cup on the Pennine Way

The Pennine Way's 30-year fight for access to England's northern hills

To celebrate the launch of The Pennine Way - the Path, the People, the Journey, We have an exciting series of extracts from Andrew McCloys fascinating book about the Pennine Way. In this article, he charts how the path originally came into being.

Ben Lomond View

Unfinished business on the West Highland Way

The West Highland Way takes a relatively easy 154.5km (96 mile) route from Milngavie, a little to the north of Glasgow, to Fort William in the highlands, where it meets the western end of the Great Glen Way. Lesley Williams of Cicerone tells her personal story of the walk.

Kennet Avon Canal

The Kennet and Avon Canal - A 200 year old super highway

Steve Davison explores the Kennet and Avon Canal on a fascinating journey from Reading to Bristol, taking in the sights and the history on this famous waterway.

East Highland

East Highland Trail Part 2

Walking the second half of the East Highland Trail from Blair Atholl to Drymen in Scotland. Mark Carr explores a new trail in the Scottish mountains that includes part of the Rob Roy Way.