E2

Description

    E2
  1. Name E2 (E2)
  2. Length of trail 4,850 km, 3,014 miles
  3. Length in days 250 days
  4. Start of trail Galway (Irl)
  5. End of trail Nice (F)
  6. Traildino grading EW, Easy walk, nature trail

E2, Pennine Way, Great Brittain

North Sea – Lake Geneva – Mediterranean Sea

Trail planned to measure 4850 km, from Galway in Ireland to Nice in southern France. However the Irish portion is as yet non-existent. The trail now starts from Stranrear in Scotland, Great Britain and runs (and is waymarked) through the Netherlands/Belgium, Luxembourg and Switzerland, meandering in and out of France along the way. It ends on the French Mediterranean coast in Nice.

In Britain, after leaving the Pennine range, the trail splits into 2 alternative routes: the eastern route via Harwich, and the western route via Dover. After crossing to the continent the eastern route continues in the Netherlands, the western route in Belgium. The alternatives rejoin near the Belgian town of Zoersel.

The continental part of the E2 is almost identical to the popular GR5, the trail that connects Hoek van Holland in The Netherlands to Nice in France.

The E2 is made-up of many national trails:

Ireland

  • Non-existent
  • Galway will be future start

United Kingdom

Northern Route (unofficial)

Central Route

Eastern branch

Western branch

Netherlands (Northern branch)

  • First village is Hoek van Holland
  • Deltapad (LAW 5-1), Hoek van Holland - Bergen op Zoom
  • GR5, Bergen op Zoom - Essen

Belgium

Southern branch, coming from United Kingdom

  • First village is Oostende
  • GR5a south, Oostende - Antwerpen
  • Antwerpen - Deurne, Connecting trail
  • GR565, Renier Sniederspad, Deurne - Zoersel,
  • GR5 coming from the Netherlands, Zoersel - Diest - Luik - Luxembourg

Northern branch, coming from The Netherlands

  • First village is Essen
  • GR5, Essen - Ouren
  • Last village is Ouren

Luxembourg (212 km)

  • GR5 (red paint stops)

This could be broken down to the following paths:

  • Our Path, Ouren – Diekirch. Near Hosingen, the E3 coming from the west joins the E2 / GR5
  • Maurice Cosyn Path, Diekirch – Echternach
  • Lower-Sûre Path, Echternach - Wasserbillig
  • Moselle Path, Wasserbillig – Remerschen. Here, the E3 and E2 / GR5 are separated again
  • South Path, Remerschen – Tétange / Rumelange
  • Last village is Tétange / Rumelange

France

Switzerland

France again

  • GR5
  • Nice, finish

 

Select some tracks
European long distance path E2
European long distance path E2 - part United Kingdom
European walking route E2, UK, Scotland
.Southern Upland Way (Section A - Portpatrick to Melrose), 279km
.Saint Cuthbert's Way (Melrose to Kirk Yetholm), 54km
European walking route E2, UK, North East England
.Pennine Way (Tan Hill to Kirk Yetholm), 216km
.Teesdale Way (Middleton in Teesdale to Middlesbrough), 107km
.Tees Link, 16km
.Cleveland Way (Guisborough to Staithes), 27km
European walking route E2, UK, Yorkshire and the Humber
.Cleveland Way (Staithes to Filey), 69km
.This is part of the E2, but there's no signage of that on the ground. These ways are part of the Wolds Way, which is a national trail., 131km
.Viking Way (Barton-upon-Humber to Barnetby), 25km
.Pennine Way (Hawes to Tan Hill), 26km
.Pennine Way (Horton in Ribblesdale to Hawes), 22km
.Pennine Way (Malham to Horton in Ribblesdale), 24km
.Pennine Way (Ickornshaw to Malham), 28km
.Pennine Way (Calder Valley to Ickornshaw), 26km
.Pennine Way (Warland Reservoir to Calder Valley), 8.6km
.European walking route E2, UK, East Midlands
European walking route E2, UK, East of England, 210km
.(no name), 77km
.Hereward Way (Whittlesey to Ely), 35km
.Fen Rivers Way (Cambridge to Ely), 26km
.This is part of the E2, but there's no signage of that on the ground., 37km
.Stour Valley Path, 103km
.Essex Way (Stratford St Mary to Ramsey), 24km
.Essex Way (Ramsey to Harwich), 9.2km
European walking route E2, UK, North West England
.Pennine Way (Standedge to Warland Reservoir), 13km
.This is part of the E2, but there's no signage of that on the ground. These ways are part of the Pennne Way, which is a national trail., 18km
.Tameside Trail (East - Broadbottom to Mossley), 15km
.This is part of the E2, but there's no signage of that on the ground. These ways are part of other trails., 9.8km
.Peak Forest Canal towpath - part Marple to Disley, 3.2km
.E2 connector hiking trail, 1.4km
.Gritstone Trail (Disley - River Dane), 33km
European walking route E2, UK, West Midlands
.Gritstone Trail (River Dane - Rushton Spencer), 2.2km
.Staffordshire Way (Rushton Spencer - Cannock Chase), 79km
.E2 hiking trail Birmingham, 132km
.European walking route E2, UK, South West England, 44km
European walking route E2, UK, South East England, 216km
.North Downs Way (Eastern), 185km
Europese wandelroute E2, Nederland
GR 5 Nederland
.GR 5 NL - 1 - Hoek van Holland-Maassluis Oranjeplassen, 15km
.GR 5 NL - 2 - Maassluis Oranjeplassen-Brielle, 19km
.GR 5 NL - 3 - Brielle-Rockanje, 21km
.GR 5 NL - 4 - Rockanje-Goedereede, 14km
.GR 5 NL - 5 - Goedereede-Herkingen, 18km
.GR 5 NL - 6 - Herkingen-Nieuw Vossemeer, 24km
.GR 5 NL - 7 - Nieuw Vossemeer-Bergen op Zoom, 24km
.GR 5 NL - 8 - Bergen op Zoom-België, 8.8km
European long distance path E2 - part Belgium
.GR 5 Belgie, Vlaanderen, 237km
.GR 5 Belgique, Wallonie, 147km
European long distance path E2 - part Luxemburg
.GR 5 Luxembourg, 178km
European long distance path E2 - part France
.GR 5 Lorraine, 291km
.GR 5 Vosges, 290km
.GR 5 Jura, 272km
.GR 5 Alpes Côte d'Azur, 623km
.E2 Variante Morteau, 41km
Staffordshire Way
Chemin de randonnée Européen E2 - Alpes Côte d'Azur, 630km
European long distance path E2 - Alsace, 231km
.GR 5 - Variante Belfort, 29km
.Europese route 2 - variante Belfort, 19km
European long distance path E2 - Wallonien, 146km
European long distance path E2 - Jura, 285km
European walking route E2, UK, South East England, 216km
(no name), 4.7km
(no name), 2.3km
Entenpfuhl 2, 6.8km
Rundwanderweg Erbach 2:, 7.6km
E2 - Kronwinkl, 3.8km
Eijsden-Margraten E2 Bloesemroute 1, 4.5km
Spieldorf Runde, 9.8km
Kurweg Kreischa e2, 1.7km
Via Francigena - 01 part Great Britain, 77km
GR 35 E2 Altxonbide ibilbidea: Bidegoian - Zaldibia, 22km
GR 286 E2 Araindarri Hiru tenpluen ibilbidea: Loiola - Antio, 15km

Map

Map European Long Distance Trail E2

Map European Long Distance Trail E2

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  • Thames Estuary, Rochester & Southend-on-Sea OS Landranger Map 178 (paper)
  • Thames Estuary with Rochester and Southend-on-Sea, including a section of the North Downs Way / E2 European Long-Distance Path, on a paper version of map No. 178 from the Ordnance Survey’s Landranger series at 1:50,000, with contoured and GPS compatible topographic mapping plus tourist information.MOBILE DOWNLOADS: As well as the physical... Read more
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  • Ipswich, The Naze & Clacton-on-Sea OS Landranger Active Map 169 (waterproof)
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  • Worcester, The Malverns, Evesham & Tewkesbury OS Landranger Map 150 (paper)
  • The area around Worcester, Great Malvern, Evesham and Tewkesbury, including the Malvern Hills and part of the Cotswold Way / E2 European Long-distance Path, on a paper version of map No. 150 from the Ordnance Survey’s Landranger series at 1:50,000, with contoured and GPS compatible topographic mapping plus tourist information.MOBILE DOWNLOADS:... Read more
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  • Dorking and Reigate area, including a section of the North Downs Way / E2 European Long-distance Path, on a paper version of map No. 187 from the Ordnance Survey’s Landranger series at 1:50,000, with contoured and GPS compatible topographic mapping plus tourist information.MOBILE DOWNLOADS: As well as the physical edition of the map, each... Read more
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  • Luxembourg North
  • One of two topographic survey maps of Luxembourg at 1:50,000, with contours at 10-metres intervals and additional relief shading. An overprint highlights long-distance footpaths, including the GR5 (E-2), cycle routes, and various places of interest, including campsites. The map covers an area of approximately 53 x 43 km / 33 x 27 miles. Map... Read more
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  • Luxembourg South
  • One of two topographic survey maps of Luxembourg at 1:50,000, with contours at 10-metres intervals and additional relief shading. An overprint highlights long-distance footpaths, including the GR5 (E-2), cycle routes, and various places of interest, including campsites. The map covers an area of approximately 53 x 43 km / 33 x 27 miles. Map... Read more
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