The Viking Way, Newport Arch Lincoln Roman remains historic arch

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The Viking Way, Newport Arch Lincoln Roman remains historic arch

Viking Way

The Viking Way goes from Barton-on-Humber in the shadow of the Humber Bridge to Oakham, the County Town of Rutland. From the north, the walk passes through the beautiful Lincolnshire Wolds. Much of this area was once under the control of the Vikings, with many place names still having Scandinavian origins. The spectacular cathedral in Lincoln is a particular highlight.

Distance: 147 miles Elevation: Easy

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High Cup Nick on the Teesdale Way a deep chasm in the pennines, dark sheer sides, river in valley, sunset

Teesdale Way Path

From South Gare Lighthouse near Redcar, this walk follows the River Tees to Dufton in Cumbria. It is a walk of contrasts, starting near the site of the former Redcar steelworks and finishing in the remote Pennines. In between it passes by the magnificent Tees Transporter Bridge, the Roman fort remains at Piecebridge, the 12th-Century Barnard Castle, Cauldron Snout waterfall and High Cup Nick chasm.

Distance: 100 miles Elevation: Moderate

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Icknield Way Path, footpath going over hills along britain's oldest road, thistles and long grass, wheat fields and dark clouds

Icknield Way Path

The Icknield Way is often described as the oldest road in Britain. The path runs from Ivinghoe Beacon in Buckinghamshire to Knettishall Heath, Suffolk. It also forms part of the Greater Ridgeway, a prehistoric route linking Dorset with The Wash. The path's ancient heritage is demonstrated by numerous Neolithic barrows and Iron Age hillforts.

Distance: 110 miles Elevation: Easy

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St Oswald's Way Lindisfarne,Castle on hill, surrounded by sea andWith Boats In Holy,Island Harbour

St Oswald’s Way

A path from Heavenfield on Hadrian's Wall to Holy Island (Lindisfarne). Oswald was the King of Northumbria in the 7th-Century, and the walk starts on Hadrian's Wall next to the site of the Battle of Heavenfield. It passes through the beautiful Northumberland landscape before coming to the coast at Walkworth with its magnificent castle. The path then continues up the coast to Holy Island.

Distance: 97 miles Elevation: Moderate

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Yorkshire Wolds Way, rolling hills and valleys

Yorkshire Wolds Way

The Yorkshire Wolds Way was designated as a National Trail in 1982 and runs for 79 miles from Hessle in the East Riding of Yorkshire to Filey in North Yorkshire. For most of its length, the path follows the chalk hills and valleys of the Yorkshire Wolds. This is a beautiful walk that is very much off the beaten track. One particular highlight is the deserted medieval village of Wharram Percy. David Hockney has also produced many paintings featuring the unique landscape of the Wolds.

Distance: 79 miles Elevation: Easy

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St Cuthbert's Cave on the St Cuthbert's Way tall pine trees in the distance, group of walkers passing rocks and cave

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.

Distance: 62 miles Elevation: Moderate

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The Cotswold Way

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.

Distance: 102 miles Elevation: Moderate

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Field near Stewkley

Cross Bucks Way

Despite its name, this path actually begins in Linslade in Bedfordshire and finishes at Stratton Audley in Oxfordshire. That said, for most of its length it passes through the picturesque countryside of North Buckinghamshire. Highlights include the Grand Union Canal, the market town of Winslow and the church in Hillesden, where the door still has bullet holes from when it was attacked during the English Civil War.

Distance: 24 miles Elevation: Easy

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SouthTyne Trail, South Tyne River, shallow river bed with rocks, trees on either side

South Tyne Trail

This path follows the South Tyne River. It starts near Garrigill in Cumbria and finishes at Haltwhistle in Northumberland. It passes through Alston, the highest market town in England. From Alston the path follows the narrow-gauge railway operated by the South Tyndale Railway, before crossing the spectacular Lambley Viaduct.

Distance: 22 miles Elevation: Easy

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Tabular Hills Walk, Black Sheep on Spaunton Moor, North York Moors

Tabular Hills Walk

A path from Helmsley in North Yorkshire to Scarborough following the southern boundary of the North York Moors National Park. The Tabular Hills are named for their distinctive table top shapes. Starting in the market town of Helmsley with its medieval castle, this walk finishes near the seaside resort town of Scarborough. The walk passes through forests and across moors, offering spectacular views of the North York Moors.

Distance: 47 miles Elevation: Moderate

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