Avon Valley Walk - 55 km (34 m)
The Avon Valley Path was the idea of a group of walkers from the Ringwood and Fordingbridge Footpath Society and is a walk which totals 34 miles from Salisbury Cathedral in Wiltshire to Christchurch Priory in Dorset.
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Cotswold Way - 161 km (100 m)
This path follows the escarpment of the Cotswold hills from the historic small town of Chipping Campden in Gloucestershire to the Georgian city of Bath. The route offers a variety of scenery, from hill top viewpoints to valley woodlands, through villages and farmland. More information on the Cotswold Way can be found at:
Above Beautiful Bath (large image - 75 kb jpg)
Heart of England Way - 161 km (100 m)
Linking the Staffordshire Way at Cannock with the Cotswold Way at Chipping Campden, this route passes through lowland farming countryside before climbing the Cotswold escarpment. More information on the Heart of England Way can be found at:
Isle of Wight Coastal Path - 97 km (60 m)
This circuit of the coastline of the Island of Wight is the longest continual trail on this island with its popular holiday resorts. There are a number of other, shorter trails linking the coast with inland valleys and villages. More information on the Isle of Wight Coastal Path can be found at:
Monarch's Way - 981 km (609 m)
Oxfordshire Way - 105 km (65 m)
Starting at the picturesque village of Bourton-on-the-Water, this route links the Cotswolds with the Chiltern Hills, ending at Henley-on-Thames. The path meets the Ridgeway on the Chiltern escarpment.
Ridgeway - 137 km (85 m)
Following much of the ancient Wessex Ridgeway and Icknield Way, the Ridgeway has an abundance of archaeological remains,i.e the stone circle near Avebury, as well as chalk flora and fauna for the interested walkers. From Goring the path follows the escarpment of the Chiltern Hills ending at Ivinghoe Beacon near Dunstable. The Ridgeway is one of the National Trails and is described in the guide with the same name written by N. Curtis, and published by the Countryside Commission and Aurum Press. More information on the Ridgeway can be found on:
River Parrett Trail - 80 km (50 m)
This is comfortable walking through the gentle hills of the Dorset and Somerset borders and across the wetlands of the Somerset Levels and Moors. It is also a fascinating journey through orchards, woods, withy beds and the watery haunts of birds and fishermen; passing limestone cottages, Georgian terraces, elegant mediaeval churches and the elaborate pattern of rhynes and water courses of the low land.
Saints Way - 42 km (26 m)
A Cornish walk between Padstow on the Camel Estuary and Fowey on the south coast, the Saints Way follows a Bronze Age trading route. Later used by Celtic saints to reach scattered farm and moorland communities, seceral relicts of such times can still be seen.
Severn Way - 105 km (66 m)
Solent Way - 97 km (60 m)
Starting at Milford on Sea this walk crosses coastal marshes then passes the New Forest, Bucklers Hard and Beaulieu to arrive at Hythe. The ferry takes the walker to Southampton. The route then follows the Solent shoreline over the river Hamble and, via the Gosport Ferry, to Portsmouth and Southsea. Historical waterfront gives way to coastal marshes and quays at Langstone Harbour before the Path ends at Emsworth. More information can be found on the Hampshire County Council webpage for the Solent Way.
South West Coast Path - 1014 km (630 m)
This National Trail encircles the south west peninsula of Somerset, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall. The South West Way Association has details of accommodation, transport and ferry times, and essential information on many stretches of the route. Their address:
The route is devided in four major stretches.
More information on the South West Coast Path can be found at:
See also the other site section for luggage and accommodation services.
Tarka Trail - 290 km (180 m)
Tarka the Otter, the classic novel by Henry Williamson is taken as the starting point of the walk. The walker is introduced to Tarka Country, with Barnstable on the rivers Taw and Torridge as a central point. The route takes the walker through moorland, wooded valleys and along rugged cliffs on coastal stretches.
Thames Path - 343 km (213 m)
The Countryside Commision is currently working on the completion of the Thames Path. Starting in Gloucestershire the Thames Path takes a scenic route through famous cities as Oxfors, Abingdon, Henley-on-Thames and Windsor, through the center of London to end at the Thames Barrier at Greenwich.The Thames Way is a National Trail and the guide should be published by now. More information can be found on:
Two Moors Way - 166 km (102 m)
West Mendip Way - 48 km (30 m)
A route following the western edge of the Mendips, between Wells and Uphill. The walk from Wells Cathedral passes hill-side villages, Wookey Hole Cave, Cheddar Gorge and Shipham then crosses Crook Peak and Bladon Hill to reach the Brisol Channel.
Wychavon Way - 66 km (41 m)
From the Cotswold Way at Winchcombe, an ancient Saxon town, this route leads to Bredon Hill and on through the Worcestershire countryside.
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