Long-distance footpaths in the UK

Set yourself a proper walking challenge or enjoy a stroll on one section of a famous route

Two female hikers by the coast
There are 16 routes in England recognised as National Trails and 29 Great Trails in Scotland
(Image credit: Dougal Waters / Getty Images)

Hikers can enjoy some of Europe's best long-distance footpaths here in the UK, but you don't have to walk each entire trail in one go. 

You can cover the section that most appeals, or that's closest, or work your way along the path over several trips, known as section-hiking. Or you can opt for a shorter distance with our pick of Britain's most scenic walking routes

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