Long Distance Footpath Directory

On these pages you will find the most comprehensive list of Great Britain's Long Distance Footpaths to be found anywhere on the internet. Interactive maps show the geographic starting point for each walk and in the tables each walk listed has a link which will lead you to more information about the particular Long Distance Footpath. Additionally each individual long distance walk page includes a detailed map showing the route of the path and each page also has route files in .gpx and .kmz format for free download.

Many of the paths listed are well known, particularly to dedicated long distance walkers while a good number of the Long Distance Footpaths are quite possibly only known in their particular locality. I wonder who can claim to have walked the full length of the most? What I would wager is that no one has ever completed them all. Especially as there are over 650 recognised Long Distance Footpaths in the Directory.

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Top 50 Long Distance Paths By Distance

Title Region Miles
Great British Walk Scotland, England 1,112
Wales Coast Path Wales 861
Celtic Way South Wales, South West England 700
South West Coast Path Dorset, Devon, Cornwall, Somerset 630
Monarch's Way Midlands and Southern England 579
Cistercian Way (Wales) Wales 600
Scottish National Trail Scotland 536
Five Degrees West Challenge Argyll and Bute, Highlands 290
Macmillan Way North To South England 290
Greenwich Meridian Trail East Sussex to East Yorkshire 285
Cross Britain Way Lincs, North & East Mids, Wales 279
Cambrian Way Wales 274
Pennine Journey Northern England, Borders 247
Pennine Way Northern England, Borders 247
Midshires Way Bucks, Leics, Notts, Northants, Derbys, Grt Man 225
Severn Way Glocs, Powys, Shrops, Worcs 224
Cape Wrath Trail Highlands 218
Cotswold Round Bath, Gloucs, Oxon, Warwicks, Worcs 217
Hardy Way Dorset, Wiltshire 217
London Countryway Bucks, Essex, Herts, Kent, Surrey 215
Queen Eleanor Crosses Way Midlands, South East 215
Southern Upland Way Dumfries & Galloway, Borders, South Lanark 213 miles
Ravenber Way Cumbria, Northumberland 210
Trans Pennine Trail Cheshire, Derbys, Lancs, Yorks 208
Kent Coast Path Kent 207
Famous Highland Drove Walk Highlands, Perthshire 200
Bay to Bay Walks Cumbria, Lancashire, North Yorkshire 193
Coast to Coast Cumbria, North Yorkshire 191
Hobblers Way Leics, Lincs, Northants, Oxon, S Glos, Wilts 191
Chiltern Way Bedfordshire, Bucks, Herts, Oxfordshire 187
Pembrokeshire Coast Path Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire 186
Thames Path Southern Counties, Greater London 184
Cumbria Coastal Way Dumfries & Galloway, Cumbria, Lancs 182
Offa's Dyke Path Welsh Borders 176
Hertfordshire Way Hertfordshire 166
Great Wessex Way Wiltshire, Dorset 165
Durham Round Durham 164
Saxon Shore Way East Sussex, Kent, Medway 163
Firth o Clyde Rotary Trail Mid-West Coast of Scotland 160
North Downs Way Kent, Surrey 155
Herefordshire Trail Herefordshire 154
Reiver's Way Northumberland 140
Viking Way Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Rutland 147
Central Scottish Way Central Scotland 146
Shakespeare's Way Bucks, Gr London, Oxon, Warwicks 146
Grand Union Canal Walk Bucks, Herts, Gtr London, Northants, Warks 145
London Outer Orbital Path Bucks, Essex, Herts, Gr London, Surrey 144
Harcamlow Way Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire 141
John o'Groats Trail Highlands 141
Shropshire Way Shropshire 139
Wye Valley Walk Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Mons, Powys 138

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