Find your perfect trail, and discover the land of myths and legend
National Trails – where walking is only half the experience
England and Wales offer some of the very best walking in the world. Whether you are looking for a challenging adventure or to spend a few days exploring beautiful countryside, tea shops and cosy pubs you are sure to find your perfect experience on the National Trails.
Whether you’re planning a short stroll or multi-day hike you’ll find lots of information on this website. Most of the information is organised by trail and you can access it by clicking ‘The Trails’ dropdown menu at the top of the page and clicking on the trail you’re interested in.
Each trail has its own interactive map where you can view the route and use the map filters to display accommodation, things to do, services such as food and drink, transport, water points and more. The map also shows short walks, details of any diversions and where available, information for cyclists and horse riders. You can find the map on each trail’s ‘Information & Map’ page. Click on the map’s filters to display the different categories of information.
For further guidance on using the website please visit our Help page.
With 15 National Trails and many sections of the King Charles III England Coast Path already open we're sure you'll find a Trail just right for you.
Experience the varied landscape of the North York Moors National Park on a journey across breathtaking heather moorland and dramatic coastlineView trail
Step back in time in scenic southern England on an idyllic walk through the Cotswolds to the Roman city of BathView trail
From the Scottish Border to the Wash this incredibly varied stretch of coast has it all.View trail
From the Scottish Border to the Welsh Border this stretch of coast is a journey of contrastsView trail
From the Thames Estuary to Southampton, passing stunning wildlife and cultureView trail
From the Welsh Border to Southampton this dramatic stretch of coast is bound to impressView trail
From the Wash to Thames Estuary, passing stunning wildlife and culture. Explore the sand dunes, market towns and villages all adjacent to stunning seascapes that can be enjoyed alone, with a canine companion or all the family.View trail
Celebrate Welsh cultural and natural history in the footsteps of Owain Glyndŵr on this peaceful trail.View trail
Follow in the footsteps of Romans and trek alongside an ancient monument on a coast to coast walk across northern EnglandView trail
Trace ancient routes on a modern-day pilgrimage through Surrey to the Kent Coast at Dover, along one of England's most accessible trailsView trail
Be surrounded by history and wildlife beside the 8th Century ancient monument along the English-Welsh Border.View trail
Lose yourself in a magical land of history, heathland, sand dunes, salt marshes and nature reserves.View trail
Follow the most breathtaking coastline in Britain past rugged cliffs, sheltered coves and stunning beachesView trail
Follow ancient packhorse routes, drovers roads and newly created bridleways through the magnificent Pennines.View trail
Walk the backbone of England from the Peak District to the Scottish Borders on Britain's first National TrailView trail
Travel the length of the South Downs passing attractive wildlife, visible prehistory, fine pubs and pretty villages.View trail
Walk hundreds of miles of superb coastline through Somerset, Devon, Cornwall and Dorset on England’s longest National TrailView trail
Follow the greatest river in England past water meadows, unspoilt rural villages and historical towns and citiesView trail
Take a route used since prehistoric times by travellers, herdsmen and soldiers through ancient landscapes.View trail
Discover the Yorkshire Wolds dry valleys and wildflowers alongside vibrant market towns and ancient villagesView trail
National Trails are long distance walking, cycling and horse riding routes through the best landscapes in England and Wales. Visit our Trails page to discover more.