St Cuthbert’s Way
A path from Holy Island (Lindisfarne) in Northumberland to Melrose in the Scottish Borders. The walk is named after Cuthbert, a 7th Century saint who spent his life in the Borders. This is a beautiful and varied walk which links a number of places that were significant to Cuthbert such as the abbeys at Melrose and Holy Island, and the evocative St Cuthbert’s Cave.
The Cotswold Way
The Cotswold Way was designated as a National Trail in 2007 and runs for 102 miles from Chipping Campden in Gloucestershire to Bath in Somerset. For most of its length, the path follows the western escarpment of the Cotswold Hills. Almost the entire trail runs through an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are magnificent views across the Severn Vale towards the Malvern Hills, and you will pass through some attractive towns and villages.
A National Trail following the prehistoric route from Overton Hill in Wiltshire to Ivinghoe Beacon in Buckinghamshire. The Ridgeway forms part of the Greater Ridgeway linking the Dorset Coast to The Wash. It has been used as a path for at least 5,000 years. One interesting fact is that it passes through the grounds of Chequers Court, the Prime Minister's country retreat at the foot of the Chiltern Hills.
A National Trail from Knettishall Heath in Suffolk to Holme-next-the-Sea in Norfolk. This forms part of the Greater Ridgeway linking the Dorset coast to The Wash. The path starts in the Breckland landscape on the Suffolk/Norfolk border, passes by the Queen's Sandringham Estate, before finishing on the North Sea coast at Holme-by-the-Sea,
Norfolk Coast Path
A National Trail from Hunstanton to Hopton-on-Sea. The path is varied and includes sandy beaches, seaside towns and picturesque villages. The salt marshes are home to numerous bird species, such as Marsh Harriers. You will also see windmills, the site of a Roman encampment and the remains of invasion defences from the Second World War.
The Cleveland Way was designated as a National Trail in 1969 and runs for 110 miles. It starts in the pretty market town of Helmsley, near the ruins of its medieval castle, passes across the heather-clad North York Moors, before meeting the coast at Saltburn-by-the-Sea. The North Sea section then takes you down via Whitby and its spectacular ruined abbey to the finish point at Filey Brigg.
The Dales Way is an 80-mile path from Ilkley in West Yorkshire to Bowness-on-Windermere in Cumbria. It mainly follows riverside paths and passes through the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the foothills of the Lake District National Park. Starting in Ilkley, the path follows the River Wharf, passing by the ruins of Bolton Abbey, up to its source in the Pennines. It then follows river valleys to the shores of Lake Windermere.
Hadrian’s Wall Path
The Hadrian’s Wall Path runs for 84 miles from Bowness-on-Solway on the west coast in Cumbria to Wallsend on the east coast of England in Northumberland. For most of its length, it runs close to the remains of Hadrian’s Wall, begun in AD 125 by the Romans on the northern border of their empire. This is now recognized as part of the “Frontiers of the Roman Empire” World Heritage Site (together with the Antonine Wall across central Scotland).