Cross Britain Way

A long distance walk of 279 miles which begins at Boston, close to the east coast of England, crosses the Midlands, and central and north Wales to reach the Irish sea at Barmouth. Maps, statistics and gpx route file for the walk are included.

Google Maps Open Source Maps

Statistics and Files
Start: Boston, Lincs
Distance: 279 miles (448 km)
Grid Ref: TF326441
Climbing: 7,507 metres
Walk time: 120-140 hours
Days: 18-28

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map (1:25,000)

Summary: The Cross Britain Way is essentially as coast to coast walk which crosses two countries, England and Wales. The walk was created by Tim Brunton to help raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. The idea was to create a walking trail across the whole of the country that would include less well-known areas of the English countryside, combine both England and Wales, and would embrace Britain’s cultural and industrial heritage as well as the beauty of its scenery, and the range of its changing landscapes. The walk starts in Lincolnshire at Boston near The Wash where the original Macmillan Way starts, and heads westwards across the middle of England. From the Fens it goes through the Vale of Belvoir, the Leicestershire Wolds, and the National Forest. After the canals of South Staffordshire it turns south-west across Cannock Chase though East Shropshire along the Iron Bridge Gorge, then heads into the Shropshire hills. It then crosses the rolling green hills of mid Wales and over the Berwyn mountains. The final stretch is south-west through Snowdonia National Park to Barmouth. On the way the route incorporates sections of twelve existing named walking trails and includes stretches of six canals. (Source: LDWA)

Useful Links:
The MacMillan Ways
Long Distance Walkers Association

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