Long Distance Paths

The Sandstone Trail

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The Sandstone Trail is a 54km long trail from Frodsham in Cheshire to Whitchurch in Shropshire. Established in 1974, the Sandstone Trail was been extended in the 90s to include Frodsham and Witchurch, rather than starting and ending in more remote locations that were difficult to get to by public transport. The trail follows Cheshire’s …

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The Maelor Way

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The Maelor Way is a walking trail in North East Wales that is largely within the county of Wrexham, but following the border with England for a large distance. It starts at Castle Mill near Chirk, where it joins with both Offa’s Dyke National Trail and the Ceiriog Valley Walk local trail. The Maelor Way …

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The Brenig Way 3/5 (1)

The Brenig Way is a mid level walk in North Wales that takes you from Corwen to the upland reservoir of Llyn Brenig. It has been established by Denbighshire council and is a promoted route for walkers in this quiet and rural part of the county.  Starting off along the Dee Valley, and visiting the …

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The Snowdonia Slate Trail

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The Snowdonia Slate Trail is a 134km (83 mile) trail which enables walkers to explore the industrial heritage of the slate villages of northern Snowdonia. The route starts at Porth Penrhyn near Bangor and ends at Bethesda and attracts walkers to villages such as Llanllechid, Bethesda, Dinorwig, Llanberis, Waunfawr, Nantlle, Rhyd Ddu, Beddgelert, Croesor, Ffestiniog and …

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Hebridean Way

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When it was opened by Scottish Natural Heritage in 2017, the Hebridean Way became the fifth official long-distance route in Scotland, stretching 247km (155 miles) along the length of the Outer Hebrides from Vatersay (Bhatarsaigh) in the south to Stornoway (Steornabhagh) in the north. The route crosses 10 islands linked by six causeways and two …

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The Snowdonia Way

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The Snowdonia Way The Snowdonia Way is a long-distance walking trail that runs for 156 km through the mountains of North Wales. Starting in Machynlleth and finishing in Conwy, the trail is a low-level route traversing the entire National Park, taking walkers along the valleys, through woodlands and past lakes and rivers. It can be …

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Walk the Wales Coast Path From Caernarfon to Clynnog No ratings yet.

The Wales Coastal Path from Caernarfon on to Clynnog isn’t the most spectacular, with a far too substantial section following a busy main road. However, there are still plenty of highlights along the way, with the less rugged coastline providing habitat for wetland birds. There’s also Caernarfon Castle, the Menai Straits and Dinas Dinlle as …

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Walk the Wales Coast Path From Caernarfon to Clynnog The Alternative Coastal Route 5/5 (1)

One of the more disappointing things with the Wales Coastal Path from Caernarfon to Clynnog is that it doesn’t feel very coastal. This route however, ensures that you take in as much sea as possible along the way. There’s some issues with access on this one, but I’ve never had a problem and plenty of people …

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Cambrian Way

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The Cambrian Way, had it not been scuppered along with the Cambrian Mountains National Park for rather dodgy reasons (see the link here – http://cambrian-mountains.co.uk/?page_id=326), would surely challenge the Pennine Way for the UK’s premier mountain walk and would win on all counts bar seniority. That said, it languishes in utter obscurity, a missed opportunity …

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The Paddy Buckley Round 5/5 (1)

The Paddy Buckley Round (PBR) in Snowdonia along with the Ramsay Round in Lochaber and the Bob Graham Round in the Lakes make up the UK Big 3 Rounds. Basically, the Big 3 are the toughest 24 hour fell running challenges in the UK, or at least the toughest formalised and/or popular ones! It was devised …

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North Berwyn Way

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The North Berwyn Way is a waymarked trail in the Berwyn hills promoted by Denbighshire council. The North Berwyn Way follows the northern foothills of the Berwyn Range, following the southern boundary of the Clwydian Hills and Dee Valley AONB. This makes a suitable mid level route, or it can be combined with the Dee …

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Gritstone Trail South Timbersbrook to Kidsgrove No ratings yet.

The final section of the Gritstone Trail, a 55km trail that crosses Cheshire’s Peak District from Disley in the north to Kidsgrove and Staffordshire in the south, starts from Timbersbrook and finishes at the Kidsgrove railway station. The Gritstone Trail offers true upland walking, mostly over 300 metres – a surprise for those who thought the Cheshire Plain …

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Gritstone Trail Central – Tegg’s Nose to Timbersbrook 5/5 (1)

This is the second section of the Gritstone Trail is a 55km trail that crosses Cheshire’s Peak District from Disley in the north to Kidsgrove and Staffordshire in the south. This section starts from the Tegg’s Nose country park and finishes in Timbersbrook. The Gritstone Trail offers true upland walking, mostly over 300 metres – a surprise for those who …

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The Gritstone Trail North – Disley to Tegg’s Nose No ratings yet.

The Gritstone Trail is a 55km trail that crosses Cheshire’s Peak District from Disley in the north to Kidsgrove and Staffordshire in the south. It’s split into three manageable sections, the first of which starts from the railway station at Disley and ends at Tegg’s Nose country park. The Gritstone Trail offers true upland walking, mostly over 300 metres …

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