The best Trails in England and Wales
The best Trails in England and Wales, whether you're looking for a family day out, a short walk, ride, a really good ice cream or a life-changing long distance walk experience. National Trails pass through some of the most stunning and diverse landscapes in Britain.Find out more →
Cleveland Way
If you can't decide whether you prefer dramatic coastline or heather moorland then the 109 mile long Cleveland Way is your perfect trail. With fabulous views, castles, ancient stone crosses and fishing villages tucked into tiny coves it has the lot. Find out more →
Cotswold Way
The Cotswold Way offers just over 100 miles of magical walking, with long distance views from the Cotswold escarpment, and journeys through picturesque villages and past famous ancient sites. Find out more →
England Coast Path
The England Coast Path is a new National Trail all around England's coast. It's opening in sections and will be complete in 2020. When it is complete it will be one of the longest coastal walking routes in the world.Find out more →
Glyndwr's Way
Celebrate Welsh cultural and natural history along the 135 miles of Glyndŵr's Way. Explore rolling farmland, open moorland, forests, lakes and reservoirs and re-live the adventures of Owain Glyndŵr.Find out more →
Hadrian's Wall Path
Walk 84 miles from coast to coast following the World Heritage Site of Hadrian's Wall, past Roman settlements and forts. There's history every step of the way, and cosy pubs, bustling market towns and great views too.Find out more →
North Downs Way
Follow in the footsteps of pilgrims on an inspirational 153 mile journey from Farnham to Canterbury and the White Cliffs of Dover through a beautiful landscape rich in heritage. Find out more →
Offa's Dyke Path
Following the English/Welsh border for 177 miles alongside the 8th Century Offa's Dyke this National Trail takes you through changing landscapes offering amazing opportunities to catch a view of our native wildlife.Find out more →
Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path
Taking you through fantastic scenery including a Roman Road, the unique Brecks, low cliffs and extensive sandy beaches and dunes this Trail offers something for everyone from a gentle stroll to a 93 mile (150Km) walk.Find out more →
Pembrokeshire Coast Path
The Pembrokeshire Coast Path twists and turns its way for 186 miles along the most breathtaking coastline in Britain. It covers almost every kind of maritime landscape from rugged cliff tops and sheltered coves to wide-open beaches and winding estuaries.Find out more →
Pennine Bridleway
The Pennine Bridleway offers horse riders, cyclists and walkers the opportunity to explore 205 miles of the Pennines' ancient packhorse routes, drovers roads and newly created bridleways. Find out more →
Pennine Way
Steeped in history, this National Trail chases along the mountain tops along the rugged backbone of England and offers 268 miles of the finest upland walking in England. A once in a lifetime experience. Find out more →
South Downs Way
Experience some of our finest countryside between Winchester, the first capital of England, and the white chalk cliffs at Eastbourne. If you're looking for attractive wildlife, visible prehistory, fine pubs and pretty villages, or if you just fancy a challenge, the 100 miles of the South Downs Way awaits you.Find out more →
South West Coast Path
One of the best walks in the world, where else can you walk along 630 miles of such superb coastline? The heritage, wildlife, geology and scenery along the way are truly inspirational. This Trail really is the walk of a lifetime.Find out more →
Thames Path
Follow the greatest river in England for 184 miles from its source in the Cotswold hills to the sea. Passing through peaceful water meadows, unspoilt rural villages, historical towns and cities, and finally through the heart of London to end at the Thames Barrier in Greenwich. Find out more →
The Ridgeway
Following a route used since prehistoric times by travellers, herdsmen and soldiers the 87 mile long Ridgeway passes through ancient landscapes through downland, secluded valleys and woodland. Find out more →
Yorkshire Wolds Way
The Yorkshire Wolds present amazing chalk landscapes with dry valleys and stunning wildlife alongside vibrant market towns and ancient villages. Whether you're seeking peace and quiet or family days out there's something here for you on the 79 mile Way.Find out more →
National Trails Map. Click on a Trail line to find out more England Coast Path England Coast Path England Coast Path England Coast Path England Coast Path England Coast Path Cleveland Way Cotswold Way Glyndwr's Way North Downs Way Offa's Dyke Path Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path Pembrokeshire Coast Path Pennine Bridleway Pennine Way Hadrian's Wall Path Thames Path The Ridgeway South Downs Way South West Coast Path Yorkshire Wolds Way

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16 managed Trails with their own unique landscapes
83m visitors to the National Trails each year
80,000 people complete a National Trail each year
2,500 miles for walkers - another 2,800 due to open
National Trails pass through some of the most stunning and diverse landscapes in Britain. There is something to suit everyone, from short walks to a 630-mile adventure.

Great days out on the Trails

The England Coast Path when complete will be the longest waymarked coastal route in the world. Due to be completed in 2020.
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