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National Trails

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Did you know that there are about 2500 miles (4000km) of National Trails which cover some of the most stunning scenery in England and Wales?

The National trails website www.nationaltrail.co.uk is a great resource and full of useful information on the 15 walking trails in England and Wales. These long distance routes are suitable for walking, cycling and horse riding and are a perfect way to explore our beautiful countryside.

National TrailsAll of these trails have been created by linking existing footpaths, minor roads and bridleways and developing new ones where gaps existed. The first trail - Pennine Way was opened in 1965.

With trails passing through some of the most diverse scenery in the British landscape there is a trail to suit all ages from short walks to an incredible 630 mile adventure.

Circular National Trail walks are great for family groups. Generally not too long or arduous they usually pass through a tea room or pub so you can break for refreshments.

These circular routes are a great form of exercise and you can usualy download a route to take with you. You can complete 2-3 miles so don't let the length of the National Trails put you off!