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The official long distance footpaths and national trails in England Scotland and Wales.

Walk Search

Search thousands of walks on hand-picked web databases. Type in a town, region or walk name to find walks of all distances.


Lifelong walking. Conflicts of conservation and access
Katie Lloyd writes about responsible walking and the conservation issues that countryside access can bring up, from soil erosion to traffic pollution.


Hand Picked & Reviewed

The Ramblers
Britain’s walking charity working to protect and expand the places people love to walk and promote walking for health and pleasure.

Walking - Canal & River Trust
Get out and explore the country’s beautiful canals with a peaceful stroll along their banks. Check out our walking guides...

Walk Unlimited
A social enterprise working with communities and organisations to encourage more people to walk, more often and to more places.

The National Trails
National Trails pass through some of the most stunning and diverse landscapes in Britain. There is something to suit everyone, from short walks to a 630-mile adventure.

Walking - National Trust
Ancient woods, dramatic clifftops, wild parklands, trails and landscaped gardens. You're spoilt for choice when it comes to finding a walk at our places.

Disabled Ramblers
Small charity working across England and Wales to help make the countryside more accessible to people with limited mobility.

Walks With Wheelchairs
Walks with Wheelchairs is the only web-site dedicated to providing free information on routes that are suitable for wheelchair users throughout the UK.

Walks with Buggies
The only UK web-site totally dedicated to providing free information on routes that are suitable for parents with buggies and young children.

Woodland Trust - Walking
Take a look at our top 10 tips for enjoying a walk in the woods, so you're fully prepared when you next pay our woods a visit.

Walking Britain
With over 20,000 pages of free walking information, "Walking Britain" offers a wide range of walks in England, Wales and Scotland.

Long Distance Walkers Association
The LDWA is an Association of people with the common interest of walking long distances in rural, urban, mountainous or moorland areas.

Countryfile - Walks
Make the most of the countryside with this large archive of walks from Countryfile.

OS Maps online
Online and mobile app. View maps, create routes, print at home and track on app. Use for free or upgrade to Premium for advanced features.

Walking Forum
Message boards to discuss any issues relating to walking and hiking in the UK.

UK Local Hiking Trails – Visorando
Find the best local walking routes near you in the UK. From scenic nature circular country walks to long & short hiking trails, there is something for you.

The charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle.

GPS Cycle Routes and Walking Routes
Over 2000 walking routes including all of the National Trails, most of the UK's long distance trails, easy waterside routes...

Walk & Cycle
Walking and cycling trails across the United Kingdom.

Walking - Forestry and Land Scotland
Find out about walking in Scotland's forests, including trail grading, dog-friendly forests and responsible use.

Walking & Hiking - VisitEngland
Walks and inspiration from Visit England, with useful filters for regions and themes.

Rambling Man
Long distance walking across the UK. One footpath at a time.

Walking & Hiking - VisitScotland
Find out about walking in Scotland, including route suggestions, Munro-bagging, walking tours, heritage trails and more.

Hiking & Walks - Visit Wales
The great Welsh outdoors is the perfect location for a UK hiking holiday. Wales has it all - from the Wales Coast Path, easy family walks to hilly hikes.

Walks in Wales - National Trust
Discover some of the beautiful National Trust walking trails and routes in Wales for families, hikers and ramblers.

The Scottish Rights of Way and Access Society is the independent charity which upholds and promotes public access rights in Scotland.

Discover Scotland, one step at a time. Thousands of free detailed descriptions of walks, places to stay, GPS waypoints, and proper maps.

The Walking Englishman
Independent free resource website for walking and hiking in England.

John Harris' Walking in England
Thousands of free walking route details throughout the country.

The Outdoor Guide
TOG enables you to delve into the array of superb walks as well as local hotels, pubs, cafes and interesting features near the route.

Walking track near Loweswater, Cumbria.

Sponsored Listings

Walking Essentials


Outdoors shop with a comprehensive range of outdoors clothing, footwear and equipment, with very helpful customer service.

Ordnance Survey

The original and best print and digital maps and guides for walkers.

Walking Holidays in Great Britain

Rural Retreats

Self-catering holiday cottages perfect for walking and hiking with many in Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and National Parks.

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