Long-distance footpaths in the United Kingdom

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The United Kingdom has many long-distance (and some not so long) named paths. Many of the paths are footpath only or follow public footpaths for most of their course, with some sections being bridleway (or even road). There are a few which are entirely ridable, even having regional cycle route status, so there will naturally be crossover with the National Cycle Network.

No other mapping provider bar the OS has any of these paths. The distances involved and the slow restricted modes of transport make comprehensive mapping of them a large task. Use this page to coordinate this effort (add the route relation ids where mapping has begun).

Data Sources

Natural England OGL data release
On 1st April 2012 Natural England began to release data, including National Trails, under the OGL licence. Although it is always best to use ground-truthed data (i.e. by survey) this could provide a valuable second source for OSM. Please discuss


Tag with route relations as detailed on the Walking Routes page.

network=nwn specifies a hiking route as a national route. network=lwn specifies the hiking route as a local route.

National Trails (England and Wales)

National Trails are distinguished by being maintained by the Natural England and the Countryside Council for Wales. There are fifteen such trails, mostly in England. They are publicised by the [1] website. They are usually marked on the ground by an acorn symbol[1].

Tag with network=nwn.

Route Distance Description % Complete Route relation Notes
Cleveland Way 177 km (110 mi) Around the edge of the North York Moors National Park in England, and along the Yorkshire coast. 100% relation 31112 Complete 24/02/11. Needs tiny gap at Whitby completing with local knowledge.
Cotswold Way 164 km (102 mi) Chipping Campden to Bath 100% relation 65239 Completed 12/09/2009. Neil Hoggarth was the major contributor with other large contributions from Brianboru, Alex McKee and Southglos.
England Coast Path 162 km (101 mi) open so far English coast: Scottish border near Gretna to Welsh border near Neston, and Aust near the M48 Severn Bridge (roughly opposite the Welsh Border) to Scottish border near Berwick-upon-Tweed Four open sections: 100% Super-relation relation 3971851 for the entire route. Use a separate relation for each Natural England segment. In development. As of January 2015, only four sections fully open. Further section in Somerset approved but not yet open. Edit individual section relations rather than overall England Coast Path super-relation.
Glyndŵr's Way 217 km Knighton to Welshpool via Machynlleth 33% relation 77256 relation now starting a couple of miles from Knighton to near Llanidloes; quite accurate data --Srhgw 17:33, 17 August 2010 (BST)
Hadrian's Wall Path 134.5 km (84 mile) 100% relation 38791 Completed 03/03/11
North Downs Way 246 km (153 mi) Farnham - Dover 100% relation 1957110 for western section, Farnham to Guildford and relation 8127 for eastern section, Guildford to Dover Completed 28/02/11 - subsequently split into two relations.
Norfolk Coast Path 72 km (45 mi) 100% relation 77959 Combined with the Peddars Way to form a single National Trail.
Offa's Dyke Path 285 km (177 mi) Chepstow to Prestatyn along the Welsh borders 85% relation 9649
Peddars Way 74 km (46 mi) 100% relation 77958 Combined with the Norfolk Coast Path to form a single National Trail. Also, there is a related relation Peddars Way Bridle Route and relation Peddars Way Cycle Route
Pembrokeshire Coast Path 300 km (186 mi) 100% relation 77964 Completed 1/03/11
Pennine Bridleway 193 km (120 mi) 53% relation 50288
Pennine Way 431 km (268 mi) 100% relation 63872 Completed 11/4/11
The Ridgeway 137 km (85 mi) 100% relation 8879 Completed 02/03/11
The Ridgeway Trail 100 km (62 mi) The Ridgeway with a detour onto the Swans Way to avoid footpath-only sections, then joining to the Icknield Way Trail. 100% Cycling: relation 3459390 Completed 21/01/14
South Downs Way 160 km (99 mi) Winchester - Eastbourne. Follows the peaks of the South Downs through Hampshire and Sussex. Some separate sections for walkers and riders. 100% Walking route relation 77976 Cycle route relation 5881 Complete, apart from mapping errors caused by two relations with the same name.
South West Coast Path 1014 km (630 mi) 95% relation 2376086 Stored as a Super-Relation. Edits made to individual sections. Completed in early 2011, but suffers from sections being accidentally deleted and rarely complete.
Thames Path 296 km (184 mi) 100% relation 20469 Complete 10/04/11
Yorkshire Wolds Way 127 km (79 mi) 100% Superroute relation 16327216, most of route relation 78028, link to Hull relation 16327210

Long Distance Routes (Scotland)

Long Distance Routes are proposed and financially supported by Scottish Natural Heritage as 'Scotland's Great Trails'. As of September 2020 there are 28 walking routes. These are administered and maintained by the local authority areas through which they pass.

Tag with network=nwn.

Route Distance Description % Complete Route relation Notes
Annandale Way 88 km (53 mi) Moffat to Newbie (Solway Firth) 38% relation 1756393
Arran Coastal Way relation 4640636
Ayrshire Coastal Path 147 km (83 mi) Glen App to Skelmorlie 28% relation 1756394
Berwickshire Coastal Path 48 km (30 mi) Cockburnspath to Berwick-upon-Tweed 100% relation 7016887
Borders Abbeys Way 107 km (64 mi) Kelso-Hawick-Selkirk-Kelso (circular) 54% relation 1713853
Cateran Trail 104 km (64 mi) Starts and ends at Blairgowrie in Perthshire 100% relation 1756395
Clyde Walk Way 68 km (42 mi) Lanark to Glasgow city centre 99% relation 177583
Cross Borders Drove Road 83km (52 mi) Harperrig to Hawick relation 6735977
Dava Way 28 km (17 mi) Forres to Granton on Spey 100% relation 1754624
Fife Coastal Path 190 km (117 mi) Kincardine to Newburgh 100% relation 1756396 Route extended in 2011 from North Queensferry and in 2012 from Newport-on-Tay.
Formartine and Buchan Way 86 km (52 mi) Dyce to Fraserburgh with branch to Peterhead 100% relation 1756397
Forth & Clyde and Union Canals 101 km (61 mi) Glasgow to Edinburgh 100% relation 1756398
Great Glen Way 127 km (79 mi) Fort William to Inverness 98% relation 126572 Mapped, except for part of the Invergarry link. Some sections need checked as to whether they are tracks, paths or unclassified roads.
Great Trossachs Path relation 3170152
John Muir Way 215 km (134 mi) Helensburgh to Dunbar 100% relation 49215 Route changed in 2016 to diverge from cycling route through the Kilpatrick Hills; cycling route mapped as a separate relation
Kintyre Way 141 km (87 mi) Tarbert to Dunaverty 54% relation 1756629 long road sections.
Loch Lomond and Cowal Way 92 km (57 mi) Portavadie to Inveruglas 100% relation 3548216 Added to Scotland's Great Trails in 2016 and renamed in 2018.
Moray Coast Trail 72 km (50 mi) Forres/Findhorn and Cullen 95% relation 1754599 Part of the Moray Firth Trail and North Sea Trail
Mull of Galloway Trail relation 3086692
River Ayr Way 65 km (39 mi) Glenbuck to Ayr 31% relation 1756630
Rob Roy Way 151 km (94 mi) Drymen to Pitlochry relation 189465 Coincides with NCR7 for part of its length.
Romans and Reivers Route 83 km (52 mi) Ae Forest to Hawick
Southern Upland Way 341 km (212 mi) Portpatrick to Cockburnspath 100% relation 50325
Speyside Way 135 km (84 mi) Aviemore to Buckie, with spurs to Tomintoul and Dufftown 100% relation 1026251
St. Cuthbert's Way 100 km (62 mi) Melrose to Lindisfarne 63% relation 360996
Three Lochs Way 52 km (31 mi) Balloch to Inveruglas 46% relation 1756632
West Highland Way 152 km (95 mi) Milngavie to Fort William 98% relation 16287 Need to map new ending in Fort William town centre.
West Island Way 48 km (30 mi) Kilchattan to Port Bannatyne 68% relation 1756633

Other routes

When tagging the relations for these routes, use either network=nwn or network=lwn. This is probably down to individual judgment, but if in doubt perhaps a length less than 10 miles/15km would be more likely to be local than regional.


Route Distance Description % Complete Route relation Notes


1066 Country Walk 50 km (31 mi) Pevensey Castle to Rye, East Sussex 100% relation 93785 Has been extended, see also 1066 Country Walk - Hastings Link relation 3161493 Bexhill Link relation 3161493


Abbeys Amble 167 km (104 mi) North Yorkshire
Abbot's Way (or Jobber's Path or sometimes Jobber's Cawse) an ancient path across Dartmoor
A Coventry Way 64 km (40 mi) a circular country walk around Coventry 100% relation 557483 http://www.acoventryway.org.uk
A Pennine Journey 398 km (247 mil) Based on one of Wainwright's walks. relation 11743021
Abbott's Hike,Cumbria 172 km (107 mi) challenging moorland walking
Ainsty Bounds Walk, North Yorkshire, 71 km (44 mi) circular from Tadcaster
Airedale Way,[[West Yorkshire & North Yorkshire]] 76 km (47 mi) From Leeds City to Malham Tarn 99% relation 5297531 http://www.ldwa.org.uk/ldp/members/show_path.php?path...Airedale+Way
Angles Way 148 km (92 mi) from Great Yarmouth to Thetford, with much of the path following the Norfolk/Suffolk border. 100% relation 337048
Archaeological Way 23 km (14 mi) from Pleasley to Whitwell (Nottinghamshire) 100% relation 176673 Complete; see http://www.openstreetmap.org/traces/tag/Archaeological_Way for GPX file containing signposts
Ashridge Boundary Trail 26.3 km (16.5 mi) Circular walk around the Ashridge Estate (Hertfordshire) 100% relation 2835676 Complete
Avon Valley Path 54.5 km (34 mi) Christchurch to Salisbury (Hampshire and Wiltshire) 95% relation 14073


Baker Way 22 km (13 mi) Chester to Delamere Station (Cheshire) 65% relation 51353 Mikh43 adding to this steadily.
Barnsley Boundary Walk [2] Unknown Unknown 5%? relation 2380858 ATM only the secton around Ingbirchworth mapped
Basingstoke Canal 53 km (33 mi)
Beacon Way 40 km (25 mi) from West Bromwich to Gentleshaw (West Midlands/ Staffordshire [3]) 52% relation 68309 Blackadder is adding this route steadily while mapping out the area.
Beeches Way 25 km (16 mi) from Cookham to West Drayton 99% relation 974619 Mostly complete, except route through Langley Country Park
Bishop Bennet Way 55 km (34 mi) Beeston to Wirswall (Cheshire, Shropshire) 55% relation 49366 Note that this is primarily a long-distance bridleway - but also accessible to walkers Mikh43 adding to this steadily
Blackwater Valley Path 37 km (23 mi) Aldershot to Swallowfield 100% relation 105734 Website
Bollin Valley Way 40 km (25 mi) from Macclesfield to Partington (Cheshire and Greater Manchester) following the River Bollin 46% relation 110670 RichardB has started adding this.
Bonnie Prince Charlie Walk [4] 27 km (17 mi) from Derby to Ashbourne relation 1574096
Boudicca Way 60 km (37 mi) from Norwich to Diss 100% relation 336921
Bournemouth Coast Path 59.5 km (37 mi) from Sandbanks to Milford-on-Sea (Dorset and Hampshire)
Bradford Millennium Way[5] 72 km (47 mi) around Bradford, West Yorkshire 99% relation 1573819
Brenda Parker Way 125 km (78 mi) from Andover to Aldershot 20% relation 3091545
Bronte Way 69 km (43 mi) from Birstall, West Yorkshire to Padiham, Lancashire 99% relation 1537369
Bullock Smithy Hike[6] 90 km (56 mi) a challenge walk, a circular walk to be completed in 24 hours (actual challenge is held on the first weekend in September), starts and finishes at Hazel Grove, Greater Manchester and takes in Lyme Park, Chinley, Edale, Castleton and many other points
Burnley Way 64 km (40 mi) a circular trail around Burnley in Lancashire


Calderdale Way[7], West Yorkshire, 80 km (50 mi) circular from Greetland 100% relation 1731291
Calder Aire Link[8], West Yorkshire, 27 km (17 mi) Bingley to Widdop relation 1573805
Capital Ring 115 km (71 mi) circular through inner London crossing the Thames at Richmond and Woolwich 100% relation 10952
Castleman Trailway 26.5 km 100% relation 60878
Celtic Way 1162 km (723 mi) runs from the west of Wales to Stonehenge and then heads south-west to Cornwall
Centenary Way [9], Derbyshire 40 km (25 mi) From Ilkeston to Ashbourne 2.5% relation 1069677
Centenary Way[10], Warwickshire 158 km (98 mi) from Kingsbury to Upper Quinton. 100% relation 75266 Completed August 2010
Centenary Way [11], Yorkshire 134 km (83 mi) From York to Filey 22% relation 16620
Channel to Channel Path[12] 80 km (50 mi) Seaton to Watchet,
Cheltenham Circular Footpath[13] 42 km (26 mi) Circular Walk around Cheltenham. 34% relation 269708
Cheshire Ring Canal Walk 158 km (98 mi) Circular walk along towpaths of six canals, mostly in Cheshire. 2% relation 112696 Mikh43 is mapping sporadically.
Chesterfield Round Walk 55 km (34 mi) Circular walk around Chesterfield. 100% relation 68834
Chiltern Way[14] 200 km (124 mi) circular walk from Hemel Hempstead (275 km (171 mi) with extensions). 40% relation 23309 Extensions:
  • Northern Extension - 43 km (27 mi) relation 126358
  • Southern Extension - 50 km (31 mi) 100% relation 1721477
  • Berkshire Loop - 45 km (28 mi)relation 1716283
Christmas Pie Trail 13.7 km (8.5 mi) Guildford to Farnham 100% relation 36379
Cistercian Way[15] 53 km (33 mi) Grange-over-Sands to Roa Island (Cumbria)
Clarendon Way 43.7 km (27.2 mi) from Salisbury to Winchester 95% relation 164752 Route is complete but would benefit from further surveying between Pitton and Middle Winterslow as there is more than one route signed.
Clwydian Way 195 km (122 mi) circular route between Prestatyn and Llangollen in the Clwydian Hills 0.6% relation 151586
Coast to Coast Devon[16], 186 km (116 mi) Wembury to Lynmouth
Coast to Coast Walk 309 km (192 mi) Devised and described by A. Wainwright, from St. Bees in Cumbria to Robin Hood's Bay in North Yorkshire 100% relation 12145
Coleridge Way 58 km (36 mi) Nether Stowey to Porlock (Somerset) 30% relation 2101311
Colne Valley path 37 km From the great oak at Great Yeldham to the Roman Balkerne Gate in Colchester 100%
Cornish Coastal Path ?km (?mi) A to B (Cornwall) relation 917901 This is part of the national South West Coast Path
Cotswold Link - see Macmillan Ways below
Coventry Way[17] 64 km (40 mi) circumnavigates Coventry from a start point in Meriden - 100% relation 557483
Cown Edge Way 30 km (19 mi) from Hazel Grove to Gee Cross,east of Manchester and Stockport relation 11086618
Crewe and Nantwich Circular Walk[18] 47 km (29 mi) Circumnavigation of the two towns 100% relation 52874 Locally split into three sections, Walking the Past, Walking the Trackways and Walking the Wildside.
Cross Bucks way 39.6 Km (24.6 mi) From Stratton Audley to ? 31% relation 68723
Cross Cotswold Pathway - see Macmillan Ways below
Cuckoo Way [19] 74 km (46 mi) from Chesterfield to West Stockwith, along the Chesterfield Canal 40% relation 289337
Cumbria Coastal Way 241 km (150 mi) from Silverdale in Lancashire to Gretna Green in southern Scotland. 5% relation 1603791
Cumbria Way 112 km (70 mi) from Ulverston to Carlisle 100% relation 946178


Dales Way 126 km (78 mi) from Bowness-on-Windermere to Ilkley with extensions to Leeds, Shipley and Harrogate 93% relation 29302
Dales Way Link Paths 00 km (00 mi) from Leeds and Bradford (Shipley) to Ilkley 50% relation 5352963
Dales Way - Harrogate Link Path 00 km (00 mi) from Harrogate to Ilkley 20% relation 8148367
Dane Valley Way [[20]] 64 km (40 mi) from Buxton to Wheelock, along the River Dane 17% relation 946847
Danelaw Way [[21]] 96 km (60 mi) from Lincoln to Stamford 3% relation 1647400
D'Arcy Dalton Way[22] 106 km (66 mi) Wormleighton - Waylands Smithy (Warwickshire, Oxfordshire) 6% relation 1394447 Brianboru has completed short section near Edge Hill
Darent Valley Path 30.4km Sevenoaks to Dartford 100% relation 146747 Complete. Contributions by TimSC, JennyH, smsm1, UrbanRambler & Tallguy
Dartmoor Way 139.5 km (87 mi) around Dartmoor
Delamere Loop ? km (? mi) Circular route between Whitegate and the Delamere Forest in Cheshire relation 86993 Mikh43 is mapping. Designed primarily for horse riders but also a designated walking and cycling route.
Delamere Way 34 km (21 mi) Frodsham to Stockton Heath in north Cheshire and Warrington 100% relation 50723 Mikh43 has mapped 100% including the short alternative route near Delamere Park. Developed, maintained and guide by The Mid-Cheshire Footpath Society
Derby Nomads City Circular Way[23] 80 km (50 mi) around Derby 30% relation 1069633
Derwent Valley Heritage Way[24] 88 km (55 mi) from Bamford to Shardlow via the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site 82% relation 1069643
Devonshire Heartland Way[25] - 69 km (43 mi) from Stoke Canon in the Exe Valley to Okehampton
Diamond Way 106 Km (66 mi) north Cotswolds 11% relation 271196
Donnington Way 100 km (62 mi) circular starting at Stow-on-the-Wold and visiting all 15 pubs of the Donnington Brewery 80% relation 1559939
Downs Link (ncn 222) 59 km (37 mi) from the North Downs Way at St. Martha's Hill near Guildford to the South Downs Way at Steyning, and on to Shoreham-by-Sea 99% relation 16377 This relation is actually NCN 222 a cycle route which shares much but not all of the same route as the Downs Link. fcrump has created a new relation 1201604 for the actual Downs Link and is attempting to separate the two.
Downs Link 59 km (37 mi) from the North Downs Way at St. Martha's Hill near Guildford to the South Downs Way at Steyning, and on to Shoreham-by-Sea 99% relation 1201604 The route is open to cyclists (and very flat!) on NCN 222 a cycle route which shares much but not all of the same route. fcrump has created this relation for the actual Downs Link and is attempting to separate the two.
Durham Coastal Path 21 km from Crimdon near Hartlepool to Seaham 100% relation 945161


East Devon Way [[26]] 61 km (38 mi) Exmouth to Lyme Regis 14% relation 272293 Andygates is mapping
East Suffolk Line Walks approx 113 km (70 mi) from station to station along the East Suffolk Line railway [27] in Suffolk, from Ipswich to Lowestoft 20% relation 2760
Ebor Way [[28]] 112 km (70 mi) from Ilkley to Helmsley (connecting the Dales Way to the Cleveland Way) 99% relation 370663
Eddisbury Way 26.5 km (16.5 mi) in Cheshire, from Frodsham to Burwardsley - an alternative to this part of the Sandstone Trail 85% relation 51761 Mikh43 is mapping
Eden Valley Way 23 km (14 mi) along Eden valley, Kent - from Tonbridge to (near) Lingfield 100% relation 409502
Elham Valley Way 40 km (22.5 mi) along Elham valley, Kent 100% relation 8128
Epping Forest Centenary Walk 24 km (15 mi) from Manor Park to Epping 100% relation 3518713 Not waymarked
Esk Valley Walk, North Yorkshire - 56 km (35 mi) from Castleton to Whitby
Essex Way 134 km (83 mi) Epping to Harwich, 100% relation 68615 Qichina mapping with GPS from Epping end
Etherow-Goyt Valley Way 24 km (15 mi) Vernon Park, Stockport to Hadfield in Derbyshire 39% relation 1175739 Mikh43 is mapping sporadically.
Exe Valley Way[29] Devon 72.5 km (45 mi) from the River Exe estuary to Exmoor


Fen Rivers Way, 98.5 km (62 mi) Cambridge to King's Lynn, mostly along the banks of the Rivers Cam and Great Ouse 10% relation 3728695
Forest of Mercia Timberland Way, 14 km (9 mi) "A circular walk in the Forest of Mercia area north of Walsall and south of the M6 (Toll) through and around historic Pelsall" 0% Relation not defined yet
Forest of Mercia Way, 18 km (11 mi) Bentley Lane Park, Walsall to Marquis Drive, Cannock Chase 37% relation 1795508
Foss Walk [[30]] 45 km (28 mi Alongside River Foss from its confluence with the Ouse to its source. 30% relation 370667
Fox Way [31], 63 km (39 mi) Guildford orbital route 100% relation 38496
Fynn Valley Walk 14 km (9 mi) Along the valley of the River Fynn in Suffolk 90% relation 1967739


GeoPark Way 175 km (109 mi) Bridgnorth to Gloucester 100% relation 206648 Completed by srbrook May 2012.
Gipping Valley River Path 26 km (16 mi) Stowmarket to Ipswich largely along the banks of the River Gipping, the former towpath of the Ipswich and Stowmarket Navigation 100% relation 1723044
Glevum Way[32] 39 km (24 mi) A circular path around Gloucester 100% relation 69312
Gloucestershire Way[33] 161 km (100 mi) Chepstow to Tewkesbury 73% relation 9012
Goyt Way 16 km (10 mi) Compstall to Fernilee Reservoir, above Whaley Bridge 35% relation 112694 Name given locally to part of the Midshires Way. Mikh43 is mapping sporadically.
The Greater Ridgeway 583 km (362 mi) This is the name used for the combined route crossing from Lyme Regis, Dorset on the English Channel to Hunstanton on The Wash, following the Wessex Ridgeway, The Ridgeway National Trail, the Icknield Way and the Peddars Way National Trail.
Green Chain Walk 80 km (50 mi) From Thamesmead and Erith to Nunhead Cemetery 100% relation 214454 New Section 11 completed
Greensand Ridge Walk 64 km (40 mi) from Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire to Gamlingay, Cambridgeshire 100% relation 1920617
Greensand Way[34] 169 km (105 mi) from Haslemere, Surrey to Hamstreet, Kent 104% relation 57416 Complete. Thursley to Farnham spur is relation #relation 85344
Greenwich Meridian Trail (GMT)[35]| [36] 439 km (273 mi) from Peacehaven to Tunstall, East Yorkshire 80% relation 3212473 Cambridge Loop is relation #relation 16376692
Gritstone Trail[37] 56 km (35 mi) from Disley to Kidsgrove (mainly Cheshire) 74% relation 162598
Gustav Holst Way[38] 56 km (35 mi) Cranham-Cheltenham-Bourton-Wyck Rissington 100% relation 1772772


Hamps Way [[39]] 23 km (14 mi) in Staffordshire 22% relation 1069833
Hampshire Millennium Pilgrims Trail 48 km (30 mi) from Winchester to Portsmouth 100% relation 48379 Practically complete, missing some relations to exact start/final point in Portsmouth. Also some work needed to tie all the segments together.
Hangers Way[40] 21 miles From Alton, Hampshire to the South Downs Way at Queen Elizabeth Country Park. 90% relation 1561888 Relation is missing the section from Petersfield station to the QECP. Section through QECP added. Most of section from Petersfield to QECP was already labelled, but not added to relation, so have done that. Leaves only sections on roads through Buriton and Petersfield.
Harcamlow Way 227 km (141 mi) Figure-of-eight route via Harlow and Cambridge
Hardy Way, Dorset and Wiltshire 342 km (213) Hardy's Cottage, Higher Bockhampton to Stinsford (almost circular: end points a mile apart)
Heart of England Way, Midlands 161 km (100 mi) Milford, Staffordshire to Bourton-on-the-Water 80% relation 75260 Blackadder is adding the northern part of this route (North of Shustoke) steadily while mapping out the area.Brianboru adding bits sporadically to the E and S of Birmingham
Herefordshire Trail[41] 246.5 km (153 mi) circular route from Ledbury via Ross-on-Wye, Kington, Leominster and Bromyard, waymarks are planned but not yet in place.

Some waymarks now in place near Bromyard Gregrs 20:22, 15 April 2012 (BST)

28% relation 541128 gregrs has added part of the route near Bromyard

srbrook has added from Bromyard to Ross-on-Wye

Hereward Way[42] 166 km (103 mi) from Oakham to East Harling (Rutland, Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk). The Stamford to Peterborough section is not fully waymarked, but walkers travelling between those two places can follow the waymarked Torpel Way. 8% relation 91128
Hertfordshire Chain Walk 146 km (91 mi) series of linked circular walks from Enfield on edge of Greater London, north across Hertfordshire to Royston 57% relation 305544 First 8 of 15 walks ("links") are included.
Hertfordshire Way[43] 267.2 km (166 mi) circular route from Royston via Wallington, Willian, Codicote , St Albans, Markyate, Tring Station, Kings Langley, Shenley, Cuffley, Hertford, Widford, Bishop's Stortford, and Hare Street 70% relation 8842
High Weald Landscape Trail[44] 145 km (90 mi) from Horsham to Rye (West Sussex, East Sussex, Kent) 100% relation 1216650
*Hyndburn Clog[45] 53 km (33 mi) a circular around Hyndburn in Lancashire, with a main start point at Stanhill


Iceni Way[46][47] 129 km (80 mi) Knettishall Heath in Suffolk to King's Lynn, via Thetford and Brandon. 0%
Icknield Way Path[48] 172 km (107 mi) Ivinghoe Beacon in Buckinghamshire to Knettishall Heath in Suffolk. Sometimes called the 'Icknield Way Trail - walkers' route' and shown on some Ordnance Survey maps as 'Icknield Way Trail'. 65% relation 23406
Icknield Way Trail[49] 274 km (170 mi) Equestrian and cycle route following the Icknield Way Path (see above) as closely as possible, but diverting in places. 5% Equestrian:relation 1770168 Cycling:relation 3422897
Isaac's Tea Trail[50] 58 km (36 mi) circular route from Ninebanks via Allendale, Nenthead and Alston in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 78% relation 1536493
Irwell Sculpture Trail[51] 48 km (30 mi) from Salford Quays to Bacup, Rossendale following the River Irwell (Greater Manchester, Lancashire 15% relation 1668046
Isle of Wight Coastal Path[52] 105 km (65 mi) circular from Ryde 74% relation 1129666 mostly complete - apart from washed-away bits
Itchen Way[53] 43.5 km (27 mi) from Hinton Ampner to Woolston (Hampshire) 95% relation 37308
Ivanhoe Way[54] 60 km (36 mi) round trip from Ashby-de-la-Zouche (Leicestershire) 5% relation 3514189


Jack Mytton Way[55] 160 km (100 mi) in Shropshire 5% relation 303343
Jorvic Way (Yorkshire) [[56]] 104 km (65 mi) Around York 2% relation 1069837
Jubilee Way (Gloucestershire) 26 km (16 mi) Aust - Old Sodbury, Gloucestershire 35% relation 69755
Jubilee Way (Leicestershire)[57] 32 km (20 mi) Burrough Hill - Viking Way (NE of Belvoir), Leicestershire 21% relation 1067946
Jubilee Trail (Dorset)[58] 145 km (90 mi) Forde Abbey - Bokerley Dyke, (Dorset) 7.5% relation 1731332
Jurassic Way[59] 142 km (88 mi) Banbury, Oxfordshire to Stamford, Lincolnshire 100% relation 334253


Kett's Country Norwich to Wymondham 1% relation 1876787
Allan King's Way 72 km (45 mi) from Winchester to Portchester 57% relation 20434
Kirklees Way 116 km (72 mi) circular in Kirklees, West Yorkshire 99% relation 1624090
Knightley Way 18.5 km (11.5 mi) From Badby to Greens Norton, Northamptonshire 100% relation 67739 OpenRouteService Link


Lake to Lake Walk[60] 267 km (166 mi) from Lake Windermere in Cumbria (England's largest natural lake) to Kielder Water in Northumberland (England's largest man-made lake)
Lancashire Coastal Way[61] 220 km (137 mi) from Silverdale to Freckleton 1% relation 38386
Land's End Trail[62] 480 km (298 mi)
Lark Valley Path [63] 24 km (15 mi) From Bury St Edmunds to Mildenhall 100% relation 1337853
Lea Valley Walk 85 km (53 mi) from Leagrave in Bedfordshire to the East India Dock in London. 100% relation 16206
Leeds Country Way 99 km (62 mi), circular route around Leeds, West Yorkshire, within the Leeds metropolitan district 99% relation 5012105
Leicestershire Round 163.8 km (101.8 mi), circular route around Leicestershire relation 1880252
Leland Trail[64] 45 km (28 mi) Stourhead to Ham Hill (Somerset)
Len Valley Walk 22 km (13.75 mi) Maidstone to Lenham (Kent) 100% relation 3915864 Ends in Lenham where the Stour Valley Walk starts, providing a useful extension.
Liberty Trail[65] 45 km (28 mi) Ham Hill to Lyme Regis (Somerset, Dorset)
Limestone Link 58 km (36 mi) Mendip Hills (Somerset) to Cold Aston (Gloucestershire).
Limestone Way 80 km (50 mi) from Castleton to Rocester (Mostly in Derbyshire) 97% relation 50287 Complete bar unsigned gap in Tissington - needs more signs finding
Limey Way 65 km (40 mi) from Castleton via 20 Limestone Dales to Dovedale and Thorpe
Little Ouse Path 16 km (10 mi) from Thetford (Norfolk) to Brandon (Suffolk) 100% relation 1227246 (Note that route between node 600098524 and 600098656 differs from that shown on OS 1:25k maps, but is correct per signs on the ground.)
London Outer Orbital Path ('The LOOP') 241 km (150 mi) Erith to Rainham 100% relation 4601 A circular route following roads and footpaths, and bridleways around London.
Longster Trail 19 km (12 mi) in Cheshire from Helsby to Blacon, near Chester 65% relation 59047 and relation 59286 the original trail terminated at Piper's Ash on the eastern outskirts of Chester; it is in the process of being extended from Guilden Sutton to Blacon (to the west of Chester), leaving a short spur from Guilden Sutton to Piper's Ash represented by the second relation. Mikh43 is mapping.
Lyke Wake Walk[66] 63 km (39 mi) across the North York Moors


The Macmillan Ways[67] 464 km; (288 mi) Macmillan Way - Abbotsbury in Dorset to Boston, Lincolnshire

Link ways:

17% Macmillan Way West is relation 3131984 . Very small part of main Abbotsbury to Boston path at relation 1149730 Cotswold Link:relation 445601 AChadwick is working on the Cotswold Link.

Brianboru is working on sections along EdgeHill in S Warwickshire

Maelor Way ( = Llwybr Maelor) 38 km (24 mi) a key link path, running from the Shropshire Way, Sandstone Trail, Llangollen Canal, South Cheshire Way, and the Marches Way all at Grindley Brook near Whitchurch to the Offa's Dyke Path National Trail and the Ceiriog Trail ( = Llwybr Ceiriog) at Bronygarth. 100% relation 77161 Mikh43 working on the eastern end

Except for one or two small deviations from the guidebook mapping was completed Sept 2010 Angus C

Manifold Trail [68] 37 km (23 mi) From Flash to Ilam in Staffordshire 30% relation 1069850
The Marches Way[69] 351 km (218 mi) Follows the English side of the Welsh border from Chester to the Bristol Channel 12% relation 53637 Has only really been supported in Cheshire, where it is well waymarked. Consequently, the OS are withdrawing it from their mapping. Mikh43 is mapping segment from Chester to Whitchurch in Shropshire.
Margery Allingham Way 9.5km Circular walk through the parishes of Chappel, Great Tey & Earls Colne near the birthplace of the famed thriller writer 100% 10799322
Marriott's Way 42 km (26 mi) Norfolk 95% relation 1589562
Medway Valley Walk[70] 45.9 km (28.5 mi) Tonbridge to Rochester in Kent 100% relation 536582
Mendip Way[71] 80 km (50 mi) Uphill (near Weston-super-Mare) - Frome 18% relation 68118 Split into West and East Mendip Ways (East has no relations yet)
The Mercian Way[72] part of National Cycle Route 45, but is also well used by walkers.
The Mid Sussex Path 58 km (36 mi) Follows the shared East/West Sussex Border from E. Grinstead to Shoreham 100% relation 2701870 Bisects the Sussex Border Path and can form part of East- or West- Sussex Border Routes.
Midshires Way 362 km (225 mi) Bledlow, near Princes Risborough - Compstall, near Stockport, 65% relation 112695 Mikh43 working on the northern end, which is also known locally as the Goyt Way.
Mid-Suffolk Footpath 36 km (22 mi) Through the area of Mid-Suffolk District Council, from the Norfolk/Suffolk border north of Hoxne (on the Angles Way) to Stowmarket 100% relation 1722862 Completed 14/1/2012
Millennium Trail, Surrey[73] 29 km (18 mi) from Banstead to Horley 100% relation 1864605 Mapped by murraypaul. Main trail complete. Circular paths not included.
Millennium Way, Bradford[74] 45 mi Bradford, West Yorkshire 28% relation 1573819
Millennium Way, Warks [75] 161 km (100 mi) from Pershore to Chipping Warden via Meriden 58% relation 1518176 srbrook has done the south west end from Pershore to New End.
Millennium Way, York [76] 37 km (23 mi) to and from Lendal Bridge, York 26% relation 370674
Miner's Way Trail (Foot) 45 km (28 mi) Tours the area of the former East Kent coalfields. 15% relation 66380
Minster Way (Foot) 80 km (50 mi) Route from Beverley Minster to York Minster through the lovely Yorkshire Wolds 15% relation 1903816
Monarch's Way[77] 984 km (611 mi) Worcester - Shoreham-by-Sea 80% relation 20611 Monarch's Way Distibuted Mapping Party October 8, 2011

Some gaps in the relation at:

  • Around the A350 in Wiltshire
  • Between Wells and Bristol
  • Between Bristol and Cirencester
  • In Stratford-upon-Avon
Mortimer Trail[78] 48 km (30 mi) from Ludlow in Shropshire to Kington, Herefordshire 20% relation 85905


Nar Valley Way[79], Norfolk 54 km (34 mi) - King's Lynn to Gressenhall relation 2187248 Route completed, there are also two or three circular walks to map. --BCNorwich 19:00, 7 December 2016 (UTC)
Nene Way 177 km (110 mi) Badby, Northamptonshire to the sea downstream of Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire 100% relation 85093
New Lipchis Way[80] 60km (37 mi) Liphook, Hampshire to West Wittering,West Sussex 100% relation 1230271 Complete between Liphook and Chichester (the Old Lipchis Way).
New River Path 46 km (29 mi) Along the banks of or closely following the New River – neither new nor a river, but an aqueduct opened in 1613 to take clean drinking water to London from Hertfordshire. 100% relation 1970762
Nidderdale Way[81] 85 km (53 mi) a circular route centred on Pateley Bridge in North Yorkshire 90% relation 302080
North Cheshire Way 114 km (71 mi) Hooton to Disley with a spur in the west from Croughton to Chester 78% relation 63113 East-west route across north Cheshire, linking with the Marches Way, Baker Way, Longster Trail, Delamere Way, Sandstone Trail, Eddisbury Way, Weaver Way and Gritstone Trail. Mikh43 is mapping.
Northumberland Coast Path[82], 103 km (64 mi) from Cresswell to Berwick-upon-Tweed, part of the North Sea Trail, a coastal walking route.
North Worcestershire Path[83] 60 km (37 mi) from Kinver to Major's Green 72% relation 1729321
Northamptonshire Round 87 km (54 mi) Goes through Brixworth Country Park, Harlestone, Bugbrooke, Gayton, Piddington, Yardley Hastings and Sywell Country Park 2% relation 1542255


Ouse Valley Way 240 km (149 mi) from Syresham, Northamptonshire to King's Lynn, Norfolk via Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire 100% Super-relation relation relation 165638 Four separate relations, one for each County segment. Sections Completed: All complete as of 2023 - see wiki page.
Oxford Canal Walk[84] 132 km (82 mi) from Oxford to Coventry 48% relation 71493
Oxford Green Belt Way 87 km (52 mi) A circular route around Oxford 100% relation 66774 rjw62 is planning to walk this route in stages over the summer, mapping as he goes.
Oxfordshire Way 104 km (65 mi) Bourton-on-the-Water - Henley 100% relation 68685


Pappoos 1 from London to Cambridge and The Wash
Paston Way[85] 32 km (20 mi) Cromer to North Walsham 0.3% relation 1537792
Pathfinder March 74 km (46 mi) an annual circular around former RAF Pathfinder Airfields in Cambridgeshire, held on the Saturday closest to Midsummers Day 5% relation 413927
Pendle Way[86] 72 km (45 mi) circular starting and finishing at Barley, incorporating Pendle Hill (Lancashire)
Pilgrims' Trail 45 km (28 mi) from Winchester to Portsmouth See Hampshire Millennium Pilgrims Trail above
Pilgrims' Way 192 km (119 mi) from Winchester to Canterbury, an ancient trail of which perhaps two thirds is still identifiable, much of it now incorporated into the North Downs Way National Trail


Quantock Greenway a figure of 8 centred on Triscombe in Somerset, the northern loop is 31 km (19 mi), the southern loop 29 km (18 mi).


Ramblers Route[87] 42 km (26 mi) circular route round Bracknell, waymarked 90% relation 1106771
Reiver's Way 242 km (150 mi) from Corbridge to Alnmouth (Northumberland)
Ribble Way[88] 114 km (71 mi) follows the River Ribble from Longton to Ribblehead 73% relation 37549
River Avon Trail[89] 36 km (23 mi) follows the River Avon (one of the many rivers with this name) from Bath through Bristol to Pill, Somerset 100% relation 5709672
River Parrett Trail[90] 75 km (47 mi) along the river in Somerset and Dorset 50% relation 1464656
Robin Hood Way[91] 169 km (105 mi) from Nottingham to Edwinstowe 70% relation 1652131 Not so much a route as a brand for a whole series of paths between the two end points. On the ground marking is currently poor, but sections NE of Eastwood, and NE of Southwell have been mapped (not by me). (SK53 14:32, 1 September 2009 (UTC))
Roman Way[92] 280 km (174 mi) Bicester-Burford-Cirencester-Circklade-Newbury--Silchester--Dorchester (Circular) 0% relation 1795515
Rossendale Way[93] 75 km (47 mi) circular around the Rossendale Valley, Lancashire
Rowbotham's Round[94] circular around Rotherham, Yorkshire relation 6191024
Royal Shrovetide Challenge Walk (down'ards)[95] 17 km (11 mi) around Ashbourne 10% relation 1574094
Royal Shrovetide Challenge Walk (up'ards)[96] 28 km (17.5 mi) around Ashbourne 7% relation 1567177
Rutland Round[97] 105 km (65 mi) around Rutland 10% relation 1438826


Sabrina Way[98] 324 km (201 mi) Hartington to Great Barrington (Staffordshire, Shropshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire) 0.7% relation 537430
Saint's Way[99] 42 km (26 mi) Padstow - Fowey (Cornwall) 2% relation 1182998
St. Cuthbert's Way[100] 100 km (62 mi) from Melrose to Lindisfarne (Scottish borders, Northumberland) 4% relation 360996
St. Edmund Way[[101]] 127 km (79 mi) from Manningtree (Essex) to Brandon (Suffolk) 85% relation 358939 Fiddly bits around Lavenham and West Stow to do, plus the Thetford to Brandon section. 2012-08 New waymarks have appeared on at least Thetford to Brandon section. May be a good opportunity to re-check whole route.
St Kenelm's Trail[102] 100 km (62 mi) from Clent Hills, Worcestershire to Winchcombe Gloucestershire 0% relation 105844 (only endpoints in relation)
St Oswald's Way[103] 156 km (97 mi) from Lindisfarne to Heavenfield (on Hadrian's Wall), Northumberland)
St Peter's Way[104] 66 km (41 mi) Ongar to St Peter-on-the-Wall,Bradwell-on-Sea,(Essex) 100% relation 140533 Walked and mapped by Qichina, completed 2009-08-14
St. Swithuns Way[105] 55 km (34 mi) Winchester to Farnham 23% relation 48741
Samaritans Way South West[106] 160 km (100 mi) from Bristol to Lynton, but only the section from Bristol to Goathurst is waymarked 2% relation 1464584
Sandlings Walk[107] 91 km (57 mi) from Ipswich to Southwold (Suffolk) 100% relation 2663
Sandstone Trail[108] 55 km (34 mi) from Frodsham in Cheshire to Whitchurch, Shropshire 100% relation 50726
Sarum Way Wiltshire,[109] 51.5 km (32 mi) circular, only part of it is waymarked 80% relation 455204
Saxon Shore Way[110] 261 km (162 mi) from Gravesend, Kent to Hastings, East Sussex 100% relation 8864
Serpent Trail[111] 100 km (64 mi) Southern England - Runs from Haslemere to Petersfield by a circuitous route. 100% relation 1970431 Complete.
Severn Way[112] 360 km (224 mi) Plynlimon - Bristol 100% relation 112738
Shakespeare's Avon Way[113] 142 km (88 mi) from the source of the Avon in Naseby to Tewkesbury. 100% relation 721956 Completed October 2012
Shakespeare's Way[114] 235 km (146 mi) from Shakespeare's birthplace in Stratford-Upon-Avon to the Globe Theatre on London's South Bank. The route opened on 19-April-2006. 52% relation 71448
Sheffield Country Walk[115][116] 85 km (53 mi) a circular walk which keeps as close to the City of Sheffield’s boundary as possible, starting and finishing at Eckington, Derbyshire (Derbyshire, South Yorkshire). 8.5% relation 1230368
Shere Millennium Trail[117] ? km (? mi) From Shere to Holmbury St Mary relation 70088
Shipwrights Way[118] 100 km (60 mi) Portsmouth to Alice Holt Forest 85% relation 2683563
Shropshire Way[119] 224 km (139 mi) from Shrewsbury via the Ironbridge World Heritage Site to Wem with a further 19 km (12 mi) northern spur to Grindley Brook 40% relation 302107 Route sections:
  • Route 4 - Craven Arms to Ludlow - 16 km (10 mi) 50% - relation 3092171
  • Route 11 - Link to Severn Way - 24 km (15 mi) 25% - relation 2078989

The route website lists 13 routes that make up the main way and sub loops. The main relation could be split up to represent these routes.

Six Shires Circuit 331 km 206 mi - being updated - Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire & Rutland
Soberton and Newtown Millennium Walk 2000[[120]] 16 km (10 mi) circular in Hampshire 100% relation 48377
Solent Way[121] 112 km (70 mi) from Christchurch, Dorset to Emsworth on the Hampshire/West Sussex border 68% relation 1581577
South Cheshire Way[122] 51 km (32 mi) from Grindley Brook to Mow Cop across the south of Cheshire and into Staffordshire, linking with the Gritstone Trail 78% relation 48181 Mikh43 mapping piecemeal.
Spires and Steeples Trail Lincoln - Sleaford (Lincolnshire) relation 2313071
Staffordshire Moorlands Way east of Biddulph, not sure where else relation 959296
Staffordshire Way[123] 147 km (91 mi) from Mow Cop to Kinver Edge 10% relation 86542
Staunton Way[[124]] 34 km (20.5 mi) from Queen Elizabeth Country Park, near Petersfield on the South Downs to Staunton Country Park near Havant,Hampshire. 100% relation 1165357
Stour and Orwell Walk[125] 63 km (39 mi) from Cattawade near Manningtree to Felixstowe 100% relation 457084 previous alternative route near Levington no longer part of the waymarked route; previous route along the sea front to Felixstowe Ferry, and the inland alternative route through the villages of Trimley and Falkenham Marshes are no longer part of the Stour and Orwell Walk. New start/finish point is Manor Terrace car park in Felixstowe.
Stour Valley Path[126] 102 km (60 mi) from Newmarket to Cattawade near Manningtree, (East Anglia) 100% relation 357955 completed 21/08/2011. Subsequently someone has split it into three separate relations (4740472, 357955, and 4740510)- these need joining via a super-relation.
Stour Valley Walk[127] 82 km (51 mi) from Lenham to Pegwell Bay (Kent) 60% relation 8135
Stour Valley Way[128] 103 km (64 mi) from Stourton to Christchurch Priory (Dorset) 54% relation 85775
Suffolk Coast Path[129], 98 km Felixstowe - Lowestoft 100% relation 1140775
Sussex Border Path[130] 256 km (159 mi) Follows the Sussex border from Thorney Island (W. Sussex) through E. Grinstead to Rye (E. Sussex) 100% relation 1002129 Shared border path between E. and W. Sussex from East Grinstead to Shoreham now named Mid Sussex Path relation 2701870
Sussex Diamond Way 97 km (60 mi) Midhurst to Heathfield 5% relation 13016936
Sussex Ouse Valley Way[131] 67.5 km (42 mi) Lower Beeding to Seaford 100% relation 331403
Swans Way[132] 104 km (65 mi) Salcey Forest - Bledlow through Buckinghamshire (Aylesbury Vale and Milton Keynes (borough))
Swale Heritage Trail[133] 18 km (11 mi) Murston - Goodnestone (Kent) 45% relation 85426


Tarka Trail[134] 288 km (179 mi) Devon - 2 separate circles from Barnstaple 18% relation 19743
Tas Valley Way, 40 km (25 mi) from Norwich to Attleborough (Norfolk) 100% relation 1879599
Teesdale Way[135] 161 km (100 mi) from Dufton to Warrenby 100% relation 957011 Completed 21/02/11
Test Way[136] 70.5 km (44 mi) Walbury Hill - Eling through Hampshire and West Berkshire 98% relation 9061
Thames & Severn Way[137] 69.8 km (43.4 mi) Follows the route of the Cotswold Canals (Stroudwater Navigation, Thames & Severn Canal) as closely as possible from the River Severn to the River Thames. As the Cotswold Canals Trust gradually restore this route, it will be modified to use new sections of towpath. 100% (Temporary route - pending new towpath availability) relation 14569697 Route relation is arranged from west to east. To be updated in western section in 2025 when Phase 1B,The Missing Mile, reopens under the M5, and new towpath is available instead of detour via Spring Hill. Route is now completely mapped through to Lechlade in the east, but this will also need editing over the coming years as the eastern segment (Phase 2) is due to be restored next.

See also the associated waterway relations for the canals themselves.

Thames Estuary Path 46.6 km (29 mi) Tilbury Town - Leigh-on-Sea 10% relation 6676879
Three Castles Path[138] 96 km (60 mi) Windsor to Winchester, Hampshire 100% relation 399667 Not waymarked
Three Centres Trail West and South of Mansfield relation 1674794
Three Choirs Way[139] 160 km (100 mi) Circular route linking Worcester, Hereford and Gloucester 100% relation 112661 Route sections:
  • Gloucester to Hereford - 52.4 km (32.5 mi) 100% - relation 3149262
  • Hereford to Worcester - 52.2 km (32.4 mi) 100% - relation 3149263
  • Worcester to Gloucester - 52.7 km (32.8 mi) 100% - relation 3149264
Three Forests Way[140] 96 km (60 mi) through Epping, Hainault and Hatfield forests on the borders of Essex and Greater London. 19% relation 2173689 18 km is mapped
Three Shires Way[141] 59.5 km (37 mi) East Anglia, Grafham Water to Salcey Forest 42% relation 302973
Three Villages Native Tree Walk ??? km (??? mi) Hartlepool, Greatham Dalton Piercy and Elwick ???% relation 1060702 17 km is mapped
Trans Pennine Trail 333 km (207 mi) from Southport, Lancashire to Hornsea, East Riding of Yorkshire, with links north and south to e.g. York and Chesterfield 26% relation 156407 Chesterfield to Killamarsh done, although note that the diversion through Staveley doesn't allow horses currently.
Trent Valley Way[142] 124  km (77 mi) Nottinghamshire 26% relation 162862 Poorly marked on ground at present. Some mapped SW of Nottingham.
Tunbridge Wells Circular Walk [143] 44.3km Around Tunbridge Wells with intersecting link routes 100% relation 1745534 Link routes in separate relations: Speldhurst 3788347, Groombridge 3805401, Hawkenbury 3805676, High Brooms 3822536
Two Counties Way 90 km (56 mi) A walking route from Taunton in Somerset to Starcross on the Exe estuary in Devon. 3% relation 148927 I_like_cats started mapping this with a section north of Exeter
Two Moors Way 166 km (103 mi) Devon - Ivybridge to Lynmouth 15% relation 228450
Two Saints Way 152 km (94 mi) Modern pilgrimage route between Chester and Lichfield 99% relation 1845277


Vanguard Way[144] 107 km (66 mi) Croydon to Newhaven 100% relation 86545 Complete.
Viking Way[145] 235 km (146 mi) Barton-upon-Humber to Oakham (Lincolnshire, Rutland) 60% relation 404079


Wantsum Walk[146] 40 km (25 mi) Wantsum channel, isle of Thanet, Kent 17% relation 10127
Wakefield Way[147] 121 km (75 mi) Wakefield West Yorkshire 99% relation 5272373
Warden's Way[148] 22 km (14 mi) Winchcombe - Bourton-on-the-Water 100% relation 1653283
Way for the Millennium[149] 65 km (40 mi) Newport, Shropshire to Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire -
Wayfarers Walk[150] 110 km (68 mi) from Walbury Hill to Emsworth (Berkshire, Hampshire) 99% relation 5289
Wealdway[151] 129 km (80 mi) Gravesend to Eastbourne (Kent, East Sussex) 100% relation 399106
Weardale Way[152][153] 124 km (73 mi) from Sunderland to Wearhead 100% relation 86561 Completed 10/9/11
Weaver Walk[154] 177 km (110 mi) from near Oakamoor to Mayfield or Ellastone near the Weaver Hills in Staffordshire 6% relation 1176405
Weaver Way (Cheshire)[155] 65 km (40 mi) from Frodsham to Audlem along the valley of the River Weaver in Cheshire 95% relation 2389994 Mikh43 mapping piecemeal
Weaver's Way (Norfolk)[156], 90 km (56 mi) Cromer - Great Yarmouth (Norfolk) 100% relation 1427557
Wensum Way [157] 19 km (12 mi) Gressenhall Museum - Lenwade in Norfolk 0% relation 2734655 New trail, see [158]
Wessex Ridgeway[159] 219 km (136 mi) from Marlborough to Lyme Regis. 14% relation 319118
West Deane Way[160] 72.5 km (45 mi) in the Vale of Taunton Deane, circular
West Devon Way[161] 58 km (36 mi) - Okehampton to Plymouth,
West Sussex Literary Trail[162] 88.5 km (55 mi) Chichester to Horsham Complete relation 157485
Wey South Path[163] 51.5 km (32 mi) from Guildford, Surrey to Houghton Bridge, West Sussex, mainly alongside the Wey and Arun Canal 100% relation 1120290 Footpath/bridleway that mostly follows the towpath of the Wey and Arun Canal, with detours where no right/permission of way exists. Sections of canal being steadily reinstated.
Wherryman's Way[164][165] 56 km (35 mi) following the River Yare from Norwich to Great Yarmouth (Norfolk) 100% relation 336920
White Horse Trail[166] 145 km (90 mi) A Walk around Wiltshire taking in 8 White Horses cut into the chalk hills 5% relation 2264309
White Rose Walk[167] 65 km (40 mi) North Yorkshire walk, starting at the White Horse - Kilburn, and finishing at Roseberry Topping
Wilberforce Way 100 km (60 mi) Walk from Hull to York via Pocklington 24% relation 105259 Shares some of its route with the Yorkshire Wolds Way
Wild Edric's Way[168] 79 km (49 mi) from Church Stretton to Ludlow - it shares much of its route with the Shropshire Way
Wimpole Way[169] 18 km (11 mi From Cambridge to Wimpole Hall 44% relation 91735
Winchcombe Way[170] 67 km (42 mi A figure-of-eight trail centred on Winchcombe 100% relation 2310202
Windermere Way[171] 72 km (45 mi) a circular walk around Lake Windermere in Cumbria 1% relation 934784
Windrush Way[172] 22 km (14 mi) Winchcombe - Bourton-on-the-Water 100% relation 445296
Witton Weavers Way - Full Walk[[173]] 51.2 km (32 mi) Walk around the West Pennine Moors, Blackburn and Darwen 18% relation 93591
Witton Weavers Way 1 - Beamers Trail[[174]] 9.6 km (6 mi) Short circular using part of the Witton Weavers Way 100% relation 72516
Witton Weavers Way 2 - Reelers Trail[[175]] 12 km (7.5 mi) Short circular using part of the Witton Weavers Way 100% relation 78280
Witton Weavers Way 3 - Tacklers Trail[[176]] 15.2 km (9.5 mi) Short circular using part of the Witton Weavers Way 100% relation 78281
Witton Weavers Way 4 - Warpers Trail[[177]] 13.6 km (8.5 mi) Short circular using part of the Witton Weavers Way 100% relation 78272
Worcestershire Way[178] 49.5 km (31 mi) from Bewdley to Malvern 100% relation 73871 Completed by srbrook Nov 2011
Worth Way[179] 11 km (7 mi) from Crawley to East Grinstead 70% relation 1002206 Mapping started 2010-06-24 by fcrump
Wulfrun Way 25 km (15 mi) from Wolverhampton to Chasewater (West Midlands/ Staffordshire) 19% relation 444239 Blackadder is adding this route steadily while mapping out the area.
Wychavon Way[180] 67 km (42 mi) Droitwich Spa to Broadway (Worcestershire) 100% relation 72579 Updated route launched in Spring 2012 by Wychavon DC and Worcestershire CC.

Original route sections:

Wyche Way[181] 127 km (79 mi) A trail in Herefordshire and Worcestershire, linking the Offa's Dyke Path at Kington to the Cotswold Way above Broadway, via the Wyche Cutting on the Malvern Hills. 5% relation 8193963
Wychwood Way[182] 59.5 km (37 mi) Oxfordshire, a circular route in the former Royal Forest of Wychwood 100% relation 111662
Wysis Way[183] 88 km (55 mi) (mainly in Gloucestershire, from the Offa's Dyke Path National Trail at Monmouth to the Thames Path National Trail at Kemble 50% relation 65891

Northern Ireland

Route Distance Description % Complete Route relation Notes
Antrim Hills Way 35 km Slemish to Glenarm relation 1120847
Craignamaddy Circuit 21 km relation 1572788
Causeway Coast and Glens - 9 - Salllagh Braes Walk relation 1462459
Dungonnell Way relation 1462481
Banagher Glen - Forest Trail relation 1735003
Carntogher Way relation 1474882
Ruachan Trail relation 10243201
Roe Valley Country Park relation 13126693
Drumnaph Forest Woodland Trail relation 10243202
Lagan Towpath 19.2 km relation 1116068
Moyle Way 32 km Waterfoot to Ballycastle relation 1120852
Newry Canal Way 32 km relation 1015887
North Down Coastal Path 19.2 km relation 917969
North Sperrins Way 58 km relation 1160116
Sliabh Beagh Way 48 km relation 1017125
Sperrins Challenge Walk 2011 32 km Waterfoot to Ballycastle relation 1591086
Ulster Way 1006 km (625 mi) Circuit of Ulster, including some sections in Republic of Ireland relation 918951
Eglish Heritage Trail relation 7906617
Carleton Trail relation 1160537
Carleton Cycle Trail (Black) relation 1861943
Black bog Wood, Belle Isle relation 13027819
Killyfole Lough Nature Walk 2.3 km relation 1620336
Seskinore Forest relation 13028083
Trail 3 – Rossergole Point Walk, Castle Caldwell relation 13036641
Ely and Carrickreagh relation 13039754
Marshall Country Trail relation 1750057
Blessingbourne Woodlandwalk relation 7896801
Florencecourt National Trust Blue trail relation 12854668
Florencecourt National Trust Red trail relation 12854667
Bellanaleck Loughshore Walk relation 13106830
GeoPark Aghanaglack Walk relation 13088006
GeoPark Cladagh Glen relation 13088022
GeoPark Killykeeghan Nature Reserve Walk relation 13088040
Spring Grove EcoTrail relation 13087955
Killeter Bannadoo Trail relation 13092011
Killeter Mullyfa Trail relation 13092036
Killeter Tullnashane River Trail relation 13092079
Killeter Holy Well Trail relation 13092050


Route Distance Description % Complete Route relation Notes
Antonine Wall Walk[184] 63 km (39 mi) Old Kilpatrick to Bo'ness 5% relation 198596 Mapped Barr hill to Croy hill
Avon Walkway 25 km (16 mi) Stonehouse to Strathclyde Park 80% relation 177640
Badenoch Way Ruthven to Dalraddy 10% relation 2994803 Section around Kincraig mapped
Fife Pilgrim Way 104 km (65 mi) Culross or North Queensferry to St Andrews 100% relation 7776868 Launched in 2019
John Buchan Way 22 km (14 mi) Broughton to Peebles 50% complete to Stobo
North Calder Heritage Trail 16 km (10 mi) Caldercrux to Coatbridge 65% relation 179627 complete in Coatbridge, only small parts done elsewhere
Semple Trail 14km (8.5 mi) Circular trail around Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire 100% relation 11025524
South Loch Ness Trail 45km Loch Tarff to Torbreck 30% relation 2918220 Mapped from Loch Tarff to Foyers
The Sutherland Trail 112 km (70 mi) Lochinver to Tongue


Route Distance Description % Complete Route relation Notes
Beacons Way[185] 158 km (98 mi) 94% relation 34591
Coed Morgannwg Way 58 km (36 mi) 4% relation 122247
Cychoedd-a-Dolenni Loops & Links ? 9.5 km relation 122311
St Illtyd's Walk[186] 103 km (64 mi) 13% relation 1156074
The Gower Way 56 km (35 mi) Rhossili to Penlle'r Castell 55% relation 919241 This was a Gower Society millennium project inaugurated by H.R.H. The Prince of Wales in 1998
Three Castles Walk (Monmouthshire)[187] 31.2 km (19.4 mi) Circular walk in Monmouthshire linking Skenfrith, White Castle and Grosmont 100% relation 7244316 Waymarked
Usk Valley Walk[188] 77 km (48 mi) Caerleon to Brecon 2% relation 1766483
Vale of Neath Walk (Cerdded Bro Nedd) ? 3.9 km relation 122248
Wye Valley Walk[189] (Llwybr Dyffryn Gwy) 218 km (136 mi) River Wye walk, from source to sea 100% relation 61495 Complete as of November 2010

Wales Coast Path

The Wales Coast Path is a coastal walk incorporating several regional coastal walks. Each coastal walk is mapped as its own relation grouped in the relation 1820890 super-relation.

Please do not add individual ways to the main WCP relation (he said, forlornly).

Route Distance Description Mapped Route relation Notes
South-east Wales relation 3285170
Pembrokeshire Coast Path 100%

relation 77964||

Pembrokeshire-Ceredigion link relation 1820963
Ceredigion Coast Path relation 1806040
Meirionnydd sections relation 2448117
Llyn Coastal Path relation 1820886
Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path 125 miles / 200km 42% relation 374890 See Friends of Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path
North Wales coast relation 1850847

28 Aug 2019: Richard Fairhurst reported that the Wales Coast Path is nearly complete, with three small gaps around the central Cardigan Bay coastline between Barmouth and Borth, plus one short one in South Wales near Gowerton [2]

Local Routes

Local routes can usually be completed in a day (or less). They are often circular, waymarked and have leaflets or map boards provided by the local council. It is suggested that local routes are listed on the appropriate county page [example]. When tagging the relations for these routes, network=lwn should be used, from those detailed on the Walking Routes page.

Counties with local route information:-

This page is largely copied from the wikipedia:Long-distance footpaths in the United Kingdom article (licensed GFDL)