Hiking Routes

The Best Long Distance Hiking Routes in England and Wales

In this article, we bring you some of the best, most beautiful and most diverse walks in England and Wales. They’re all long-distance challenges, ranging from 127km to just over 1000km. We feature coastal walks, hilly ups and downs and historical treks that bring you closer to Britain’s rich heritage. Whatever type of walk you like, a big dose of inspiration for your next ambitious hiking adventure is somewhere on this list.

The Pennine Way – One of the Greatest, Most Challenging Walks in the UK

The Pennine Way is a famous and challenging long-distance hike in England. One of the 16 National Trails, a chain of walks throughout England and Wales, it’s the oldest of the bunch, after being officially founded in 1965. It’s an impressive 431 kilometers in length (or thereabouts, according to how it’s measured), and runs from …

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The end of the Hadrian's Wall Path

Hadrian’s Wall Path Adventure – Trails, Trees and Trick Knees

The Hadrian’s Wall path is a world-famous walk situated in the North of England. It’s one of the National Trails, a number of long-distance walks across England and Wales. In total, there are 15 of these walks, which are routinely tackled by hikers from all across the world. The Hadrian’s Wall Path takes hikers through …

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Cotswold Way

The Cotswold Way – An Escarpment Walk From Beyond Bath What Is The Cotswold Way? One of England’s shorter National Trails, The Cotswold Way offers 164km of glorious walking in southwest England. A good option for those seeking a challenge without too much length, the route runs along almost the entirety of the western side …

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The South Downs Way

One of England’s National Trails, the South Downs Way is a 160km long-distance walk, the entirety of which sits within the South Downs National Park. The trail goes from the city of Winchester to Eastbourne, a famous seaside town with iconic white cliffs. If you’re a bit of a completionist, keen to tackle a long-form …

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Thames Path – Roaming, Relics and Riverbanks

One of England’s National Trails, the Thames Path is a fantastic river walk, following the iconic Thames all the way from its Cotswolds source through to the Thames Barrier in central London. At 296km, it’s a lengthy challenge, but its flat profile and easy-to-follow route make for a very doable walk, if you have enough …

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