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Hiking, most likely, was invented in the UK. Scores of 19th century romantic novelists described their country through the eyes of their key figures walking the paths of their countryside! Still today, the British Isles are very welcoming to walkers. We admit, it does rain now and again. But such lovely nature is the result, with forever green, lush meadows and hills dotted with sheep. Always keep in mind: bad weather doesn't exist, only bad clothing. So put on your coat and discover the thousands of miles of British long distance footpaths.

All British long distance footpaths are worth walking, but some stand out in popularity. The Coast to Coast Path in the north of England, crossing the famous Lake District and two other national parks, is one of these. Another is the South West Coast Path, almost 600 miles of rugged coast, seagulls and fish'n chips. If you prefer to set out your own trail, Scotland and the Inner and Outer Hebrides are the place to go. The UK is also home to the so-called Peak Baggers, folk who will not rest before they have climbed every hill over 3000 feet (the Munroes).

Some 19 footpaths comprise the so called "National Trails", and you can decide they are more rewarding than others. Bear in mind that this is not the case; other trails can be of equal beauty. The popular Coast to Coast Path has no official status whatsoever! Anyway, here are the 19 National Trails:

  1. South West coast Path, 631 miles, 1016 km, 45 days
  2. Pennine Way, 270 miles, 435 km, 18 days
  3. Thames Path, 183 miles, 294 km, 11 days
  4. North Downs Way, 152 miles, 245 km, 11 days
  5. Pennine Bridleway, 121 miles, 195 km, 7 days
  6. Cleveland Way, 109 miles, 176 km, 9 days
  7. Cotswold Way, 102 miles, 164 km, 7 days
  8. South Downs Way, 101 miles, 163 km, 6 days
  9. Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path, 93 miles, 149 km, 7 days
  10. The Ridgeway, 87 miles, 139 km, 6 days
  11. Hadrian's Wall Path, 84 miles, 135 km, 6 days
  12. Yorkshire Wolds Way, 79 miles, 127 km, 6 days

So far England, now Wales:

  1. Pembrokeshire Coast Path, 186 miles, 299 km, 12 days
  2. Offa's Dyke Path, 177 miles, 285 km, 11 days
  3. Glyndwr's Way, 132 miles, 213 km, 9 days

And four so called Long Distance Routes in Scotland:

  1. Southern Upland Way, 212 miles, 341 km, 12 days
  2. West Highland Way, 95 miles, 153 km, 6 days
  3. Speyside Way, 84 miles, 135 km, 6 days
  4. Great Glen Way, 73 miles, 117 km, 6 days

Ordnance Survey publishes maps, and there are trail guidebooks of most footpaths. The guides usually include detailed maps, so you won't have to buy these separately. All footpaths are meticulously waymarked. Although British mountains are not as challenging as the Alps, when walking the mountains of Scotland and Wales be prepared for sudden spells of wind, rain and dropping temperatures during all seasons. Hypothermia and exhaustion are a real danger, so bring proper clothes. When walking more remote trails, also bring a tent and camping gear, including protective measures against the legendary midges; tiny mosquito's that will attack relentlessly during the long summer evenings. In more populated areas you will find lodging at regular intervals, such as B&B's, Youth Hostels and hotels.

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Rate 8.7 | 3 votes | No 4. in Europe
  • Miguel
  • Rate 9
  • Positive Scottish Highlands, West Coast and the Isle of Skye are absolutely remarkable and well worth a visit, even for globe trotter-type hikers.
  • Negative Don't forget mosquito repellent as the local "midges" are everything but friendly. "Avon Skin so soft" is what all Scots recommend as the only capable deterrent. Rain can be quite abundant.
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Books

Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2010
  • Lightweight Camping
  • Lightweight Camping provides detailed tips information and advice on how to get the most out of camping light - on foot or by bike, canoe or car. From picking a campsite in the wild to coping with bad weather, tips for campers with some or no experience on gear, luggage, campsites and camping with kids. Read more
Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2018
  • Map and Compass
  • An instructive guidebook explaining map and compass techniques, to help readers enhance their outdoor experiences. Whether you are experienced in map-reading, or have never used a compass before, this guidebook will sharpen your skills and have you exploring new areas in no time. There are also tips for GPS and digital mapping technologies. Read more
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United Kingdom
2013
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2011
  • The UK's County Tops
  • Inspiring guide to 82 walking routes reaching the tops of the UK's 91 historic counties in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, from Inverness-shire's Ben Nevis (1344m) to Huntingdonshire's Boring Field (80m) visiting 10 national parks and the full range of UK countryside. OS maps, colour photography, many county facts. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • 100 Greatest Walks in Britain
  • 100 Greatest Walks in Britain is a filofax style guide produced on waterproof, tear-resistant paper. Double sided walk route sheets have been designed to be removed from the complete file and used as note cards in the field.Designed in conjunction with Country Walking, walk routes are clearly graded for length and difficulty, with step-by-step... Read more
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Bol.com
Netherlands
  • 100 Greatest Walks in Britain
  • These 100 Greatest Walks have been chosen by Country Walking magazine, Britain's most popular walking journal. This is a marvellous companion for all those who enjoy walking and hiking in the British countryside. The book highlights the extraordinary variety of scenery in the UK and on many walks it is possible to mix and match landscapes to... Read more
Bol.com
Belgium
  • 100 Greatest Walks in Britain
  • These 100 Greatest Walks have been chosen by Country Walking magazine, Britain's most popular walking journal. This is a marvellous companion for all those who enjoy walking and hiking in the British countryside. The book highlights the extraordinary variety of scenery in the UK and on many walks it is possible to mix and match landscapes to... Read more
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Netherlands
  • Wandel weg in groot-brittannie en Ierland
  • Veters vast en off you go!!Groot-Brittanni en Ierland: twee immense schatkamers vol wandelplezier. In dit heerlijke wandelleesboek ontdekt u vijftig minder bekende gebieden.* Volg het spoor van pelgrims in Wales en het Schots-Engels grensgebied.* Loop mee langs de whiskydistilleerderijen op Islay en in het dal van de Spey.* Luister in... Read more
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  • Wandel weg in groot-brittannie en Ierland
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Netherlands
  • Free as the Dolphins Travel
  • This is a guide to methods and strategies for free travel by air, sea and land for people who want to travel for free or nearly for free.Want to learn French or English? This book is part of an educational series teaching travel vocabulary, compare and contrast, etc. A teaching guide can be found in the French "Voyager gratuitement ... ou... Read more
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Belgium
  • Free as the Dolphins Travel
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Netherlands
  • Oxf Dict Modern Slang Opr:Ncs P
  • Slang is language with its sleeves rolled up, colorful, pointed, brash, bristling with humor and sometimes with hostility. From "forty-rod whiskey" and "five-finger discount" to "bum rap," "buzz off," and "fly by night," slang words add zest to everyday speech. Now, in <em>The Oxford Dictionary of</em> <em>Modern... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • United Kingdom South Bedrock Geology Pack
  • A geological map at 1:625,000 from the British Geological Survey showing bedrock geology of the southern part of the United Kingdom, plus an 88-page explanatory booklet. Coverage extends north to Hartlepool and Workington (National Grid line 540km north), and overlaps generously with the Northern UK sheet. Current 7th edition was published in... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • United Kingdom: BGS Bedrock Geology Maps
  • Bedrock geology maps of the UK at 1:625,000 from the British Geological Survey, covering the country on two overlapping sheets, north and south. Each sheet is available either as a folded map, a pack of a map plus an 88-page explanatory booklet, or as a wall map. Current 7th edition was published in 2007.Map detail is generalised from the... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • United Kingdom South Bedrock Geology BGS Wall Map
  • A geological wall map at 1:625,000 from the British Geological Survey showing bedrock geology of the southern part of the United Kingdom (size 112 x 110cm / 44” x 39.5” approx). Coverage extends north to Hartlepool and Workington (National Grid line 540km north), and overlaps generously with the Northern UK sheet. Current 7th edition was... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • United Kingdom South Bedrock Geology Map
  • A geological map at 1:625,000 from the British Geological Survey showing bedrock geology of the southern part of the United Kingdom. Coverage extends north to Hartlepool and Workington (National Grid line 540km north) and overlaps generously with the Northern UK sheet. Current 7th edition was published in 2007.Map detail is generalised from the... Read more
Ordnance Survey
United Kingdom
  • Garmin GB Discoverer mapping 1:50k - Full Country
  • Explore the whole of Great Britain on your GPS device in the renowned detail of OS Landranger mapping with this microSDÖ card Garmin GB Discoverer 1:50K. Also includes NAVTEQ road data and points of interest, and you'll get turn-by-turn directions to you Read more
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Walking holidays

Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • South West Coast Path: Padstow to St Ives
  • Walking tour from Padstow to St Ives on the Cornwall Coast Path. Walk along Cornwall’s Atlantic Coast from the charming seaside town of Padstow to bustling St Ives on the South West Coast Path. Golden beaches, picturesque fishing villages, wild seas crashing and secluded coves are all features of this wonderful week of walking. As you head... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Arran Coastal Way Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Walking holiday around the Isle of Arran. The Arran Coastal Way encircles one of Scotland’s most famous islands often described as Scotland in miniature. A wonderfully varied walk where you can walk along beautiful beaches,choose to come inland briefly to climb Goat Fell for spectacular views to the mainland, and visit the King's Cave. A... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Kintyre Way Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • A 7 - 9 day self-guided Kintyre Way walking holiday. The week long itinerary starts off with shorter days to get the legs going and becomes progressively more challenging. The remote Kintyre peninsula on the West Coast of Scotland is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered. What better way to discover the ruined castles, rich wildlife, fabulous... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • The Lake District Trail
  • Self-guided walking holiday through the English Lake District in Cumbria. The Lake District Trail takes you on an adventure from the shores of Lake Windermere through the rugged Central and Eastern Lakeland fells to the market town of Keswick. The route leads you into peaceful valleys, along exhilarating mountain passes and past pristine... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • The Lake District Short Break
  • Self-guided walking holiday through the English Lake District in Cumbria. This route through the English Lake District follows trails along rugged fells, up dramatic mountain passes and past peaceful lakes and tarns. Every day includes exhilarating walks with spectacular views in every direction. Wainwright described Grasmere, one of the... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Escape to the Cotswolds
  • Short Break in the Cotswolds. Walking from Chipping Campden to Dowdeswell. Explore the Highlights of the Cotswolds Way on this walking holiday through quintessential England. You will explore the Chocolate-box Cotswold villages of Broadway and Stanton as well as a host of interesting historical sights. The Cotswold Way is one of the UK's finest... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • South Devon & the English Riviera
  • Self guided walking tour in South Devon. A self-guided walking tour exploring South Devon and the coastline known as the “English Riviera”. Stay in the 3 historic estuary towns of Totnes, Dartmouth and Salcombe. Discover the Dart and Kingsbridge Estuaries, both part of South Devon’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Each have meandering... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • The Best of Pembrokeshire Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Walking the best of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. Walk the best of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park in a week. Hidden away in the far south west corner of Wales, Pembrokeshire has rugged beauty, secluded coves, long sandy beaches, prolific birdlife and a rich history. During a week of first class walking you will wander through flower-... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Walking in the Wye Valley > Self Guided Wye Valley Walks
  • Self guided walking tour exploring the highlights of the Wye Valley. Walk the highlights of The Wye Valley amidst an enchanting blend of British landscapes. The Wye River criss-crosses the Welsh and English borders as it winds its way through scenic and tranquil countryside. The author George Borrow once described it as “the most lovely river,... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Walk Shakespeare's Way - Stratford-upon-Avon to Oxford
  • Enjoy walking Shakespeare's Way from Stratford-upon-Avon to Oxford. Walk in the famous footsteps of the bard, William Shakespeare. Follow in the footsteps of the bard as you walk on The Shakespeare’s Way from Stratford-upon-Avon to Oxford. William Shakespeare himself would have walked this trail between his birthplace in Stratford-upon-Avon to... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Thames Path Short Break: Henley-on-Thames to Windsor
  • A self guided short break walking tour from Henley-on-Thames to Windsor. Take a short walking break on England’s Thames Path, a National Trail, from the world-renowned regatta town of Henley-on-Thames to Windsor, home to the royal palace. As John Elliott Burns (1858-1943) said, “The Thames is liquid history”. It has inspired authors, poets... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Coast to Coast England : Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • A self guided walking tour from the west to the east coast of England. The Coast to Coast is one of the world’s great walks and encompasses two coasts, three national parks and 199 miles of footpath to create a perfect snapshot of northern England. Devised by Alfred Wainwright, this long distance walk takes you through picturesque villages,... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • South West Coast Path: Penzance to Falmouth
  • A walking holiday on the South West Coast Path from Penzance to Falmouth. Walk from Penzance to Falmouth, a less travelled section of the South West Coast Path that stretches round the remote and wild Lizard Peninsular. The trail follows rugged cliff tops taking you past deserted coves and whitewashed cottages. Pass St Michael’s Mount which... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Ceredigion Coast Path Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • A 6 - 8 day self guided walking holiday along the Ceredigion Coast Path. The Ceredigion Coast Path follows 60 miles of dramatic coastline on the west coast of Wales. Secluded coves, sandy beaches, rugged clifftops and charming fishing villages are some of the highlights along the path. Much of the walking follows the designated Heritage Coast... Read more
Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Northumberland Coastal Path Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • A self guided walking holiday around the Northumberland Coastline. Starting your walking holiday in the fishing village of Cresswell, you follow the sweeping sands of Druridge, past the fishing port of Amble to the historic village of Warkworth where you can see Warkworth Castle - the first of many on the walk. Leaving Warkworth you pass... Read more
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