Iconic walks of the United Kingdom

Despite its size, the United Kingdom offers a myriad of natural vistas and terrain which are often easily accessible from the major cities. In addition to beautiful and rugged scenery, the countryside is rich in history as evidenced by ancient sites, historic architecture and picturesque villages where time has seemingly stood still. Each of the tourist regions offer very distinct and unique walking options.

On this page, the United Kingdom’s iconic walks are listed by reference to the area in which the walk is located. Click the area to skip to that section.

 
 

Southern England

 

 

Cotswold Way

One of the most celebrated and beautiful National Trails in Britain.

⏱ Duration: 9 Days
🗺 Distance: 166 km
⛰ Difficulty: Moderate
🗓 Best Time: March - Nov

 

Cotswold Way North

Northern half of Cotswold Way between Chipping Campden and Painswick.

⏱ Duration: 5 Days
🗺 Distance: 73 km
⛰ Difficulty: Easy
🗓 Best Time: March - Nov

 

Cotswold Way South

Southern section of Cotswold Way between Painswick and Bath.

⏱ Duration: 5 Days
🗺 Distance: 88 km
⛰ Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
🗓 Best Time: March - Nov

 
 

Cotswold Circuit

Combines quintessential English countryside and Britain’s most beautiful villages.

⏱ Duration: 5 Days
🗺 Distance: 80 km
⛰ Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
🗓 Best Time: March - Nov

 

Windrush Circuit

A shorter walk in the Cotswolds that captures much of the area’s beauty.

⏱ Duration: 2 Days
🗺 Distance: 42 km
⛰ Difficulty: Easy
🗓 Best Time: March - Nov

 

Land’s End Circuit

Spectacular coastal views as well as the impressive St Michael’s Mount.

⏱ Duration: 5-7 Days
🗺 Distance: 92 km
⛰ Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
🗓 Best Time: March - Oct

 

Jurassic Coast

Walk one of the most fascinating sections of the iconic South West Coast Path.

⏱ Duration: 6-8 Days
🗺 Distance: 130 km
⛰ Difficulty: Moderate
🗓 Best Time: March - Oct

 

Isle of Wight Coast Path

Outstanding scenery, intriguing historic sites, attractive villages and chalk cliffs.

⏱  Duration: 5-7 Days      
🗺  Distance: 112 km
⛰  Grade: Easy/Moderate
🗓  Best Time: Mar - Oct

 

South Downs Way

Follow the stunning chalk South Downs through beautiful southern England.

⏱  Duration: 8-10 Days      
🗺  Distance: 163 km
⛰  Grade: Moderate
🗓  Best Time: Mar - Nov

 
 

Northern England

 

 

Cumbria Way

Explore some of the most beautiful terrain the United Kingdom has to offer.

⏱ Duration: 5 days/ 6 Nights
🗺 Distance: 45km
⛰ Difficulty: Moderate to Hard
🗓 Best Time: Sept - Nov

 

Dales Way

In the heart of the Yorkshire Dales with a spectacular finish at Lake Windermere.

⏱ Duration: 6-8 Days
🗺 Distance: 125km
⛰ Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
🗓 Best Time: March - October

 

Northumberland Coast Path

Explore some of the most beautiful terrain the United Kingdom has to offer.

⏱ Duration: 5 days/ 6 Nights
🗺 Distance: 45km
⛰ Difficulty: Moderate to Hard
🗓 Best Time: Sept - Nov

 
 

Pennine Way South

Traverse the southern portion of the famous Pennines - the backbone of England.

⏱ Duration: 7 Days
🗺 Distance: 144km
⛰ Difficulty: Hard
🗓 Best Time: March - Oct

 

Lake District Circuit

Enjoy the dramatic mountain scenery and the charming lakeland villages.

⏱ Duration: 6 Days
🗺 Distance: 119km
⛰ Difficulty: Moderate to Hard
🗓 Best Time: April - Nov

 

CLEVELAND WAY

A National Trail that traverses wild moors and a spectacular heritage coastline

⏱ Duration: 9 Days
🗺 Distance: 176km
⛰ Difficulty: Moderate to Hard
🗓 Best Time: April - Nov

 
 

Coast to Coast

Cross England via the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, and North York Moors.

⏱ Duration: 14-18 Days
🗺 Distance: 300km
⛰ Difficulty: Hard
🗓 Best Time: March-Nov

 

Hadrian’s Wall Path

Classic English countryside following the world’s largest Roman artefact.

⏱ Duration: 6-8 Days
🗺 Distance: 135km
⛰ Difficulty: Easy-Moderate
🗓 Best Time: March-Nov

 
 
 

Scotland

 

 

The Great Glen Way

Relaxed coast to coast walking through Scotland’s most famous valley - The Great Glen.

⏱ Duration: 6-7 Days
🗺 Distance: 127km
⛰ Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
🗓 Best Time: March-Oct

 

East Highland Way

Explore some of the most beautiful terrain the United Kingdom has to offer.

⏱ Duration: 6-8 Days
🗺 Distance: 144km
⛰ Difficulty: Moderate to Hard
🗓 Best Time: March-Oct

 

West Highland Way

Scotland’s most famous and arguably best loved long distance trail.

⏱ Duration: 6-9 Days
🗺 Distance: 154km
⛰ Difficulty: Moderate to Hard
🗓 Best Time: March-Oct

 
 
 

Wales

 

 

Pembrokeshire Coast Path (South)

Walk along one of the top 5 coastlines in the world including castles and walled towns.

⏱ Duration: 6 Days
🗺 Distance: 95km
⛰ Difficulty: Moderate
🗓 Best Time: March - Oct

 
 
 

Northern Ireland

 

 

Causeway Coast WAY

One of Northern Ireland’s best walks along the stunning Causeway Coast.

⏱ Duration: 2-3 Days
🗺 Distance: 51km
⛰ Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
🗓 Best Time: March-Oct

 

Moyle Way

From coastal Ballycastle, delve into the vivid green Glens of Antrim.

⏱ Duration: 2 Days
🗺 Distance: 44km
⛰ Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
🗓 Best Time: March-Oct