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Ten Long Distance Path Tasters

By Dave Roberts   

on March 2, 2012    No ratings yet.

Ten Long Distance Path Tasters

Not sure which long distance footpath to set off on? Why not try one of these for size. All our routes on the site have been tagged with the relevant Long Distance Footpath if they form part of it so finding more should be easy enough.

Offa’s DykeMoel Famau easy route. This is as bite sized as you can get! A 5 km ramble to the summit of Moel Famau with a return on a section of the Offa’s Dyke.

Pennine Way – The first of two Pennine Way routes. It seems fitting to start at the beginning of the path, and start off from Edale onto the Kinder plateau with an interesting return over the moor that would not be recommended in poor visibility.

Pennine Way – A bit further along is our route up Great Shunner Fell from Hardraw. Wide expansive views are the main selling point for this route.

Cambrian Way
Carneddau from Ogwen to Aber – We could choose almost any Eryri route as the Cambrian way crosses them all. This one seems fitting as it’s the final section, although the Cambrian Way ends in Conwy.

Cambrian WayMoelwynion from Maentwrog to Capel. Sort of along the same hills to start with, if not the route. This seeks out solitude in the same way as the full path, and makes a delightful weekend’s walking (just avoid the bogs!)

Eryri Way and the North Wales Path – Sample two in one as you walk up to the summit of Tal y Fan and return on a section of the Eryri Way and the North Wales Paths

Anglesey Coastal Path – The section from Malltraeth to Pen-lon along the south western corner of the island is much less rocky than the north and east, but no less spectacular if you’re a fan of wide open beaches. Be prepared to have to empty sand from your boots by the end of this walk.

Llyn Coastal PathBwlch Mawr. This is no longer on the official path, but provides a view of the entire peninsula that you won’t get on the lower level route.

Pembrokeshire Coastal PathThe first section from Amroth to Tenby is as good a place to start as any, seeing as it’s the first section making it more than suitable if you’re considering walking it in sections.

Antrim Coastal Path – This is the most famous section of the Antrim coast along the Giant’s Causeway

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Dave Roberts

siDave Roberts founded Walk Eryri in 2004, with the aim of providing routes that are off the beaten track. Walk Eryri is now part of Mud and Routes which continues to provide more off beat routes and walks in Snowdonia and beyond. Dave has been exploring the hills of Eryri for over thirty years, and is a qualified Mountain Leader. Dave also established Walk up Snowdon, Walk up Scafell Pike and Walk up Ben Nevis just to mention a few.

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