Discover the majesty, history and drama of the beautiful English countryside on foot and venture into another world. National Parks and coastal villages; Roman forts, castles and ancestral seats; cathedral spires and chocolate box cottages – all on offer as you walk the country’s national trails and long distance paths; some official, others just well known, but all with interest, heritage and natural history at each step as you follow in the footsteps of earlier trail walkers.
Defenders of the land, traders, invaders, archaeologists, writers, artists and enthusiasts have all walked before you, taking in the spectacular scenery of the high ground, tranquil pastures, rugged coastal routes dotted with river valleys, woodlands, sheer cliffs and secluded beaches await you.
Wainwright discovered the joys of English Lakeland, Hadrian fortified the northern outpost of the Roman Empire, the trade and control of the British Empire was maintained from English rivers and harbours, Mary Anning discovered some of the first evidence of dinosaurs on the shores of Dorset and the evidence of the industrial revolution is scattered across the landscape.
Take a look at the route options for walking the path for a holiday with a duration and daily walking distance to suit you.
Discover the diverse landscapes of peaceful moorlands of the north to the majestic cliff tops of the south with National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in between.
The land of mighty mountains, forest trails, mystic lochs, ancient monuments, rich wildlife and history of colourful past await adventurous walkers.