The National Trails
19 Long-Distance Routes through England, Scotland and Wales
By Paddy Dillon
This inspirational guidebook looks at each of the UK's 19 National Trails, with information that allows ease of comparison and contrast, inspiring you to find out more and to take up a long-distance challenge. Some Trails are short and easy, others much longer, many have strong themes - they may follow a coastline, or traverse ranges of hills.
SeasonsAll trails can be walked throughout the year, though winter conditions can be challenging. Hadrian's Wall Path is best avoided in winter, as the underlying archaeology is easily damaged when the ground is soft.
CentresCovers all 19 of the UK's official National Trails, including Hadrian's Wall, the Pennine Way and the West Highland Way.
DifficultyThe routes vary in both length and technical difficulty, the longest being the South West Coast Path and the most difficult possibly the Pennine Way.
Must SeeThese are Britain's best walking trails and each offers something different - from the Cotswold Way to Hadrian's Wall, they all have must-see moments.
An inspirational larger format guidebook to Britain's National Trails - 19 long-distance walking routes through England, Wales and Scotland. Together, these routes (National Trails in England and Wales and Scotland's Great Trails) cover well over 3100 miles (5000km), exploring the rich scenic and historic countryside of Britain.
Perfect for planning, the book offers stage by stage overviews for the full breadth of the network, including the popular South West Coast Path, Hadrian's Wall Path, West Highland Way, Cotswold Way, Offa's Dyke Path, South Downs Way, Southern Upland Way and many others exploring the beauty and wild country of the British Isles.
Outline schedules for each Trail allow you compare the routes and become inspired to take up the challenge, whether on a relatively short or easy trail, or to tackle a longer, more strenuous route. Basic day-by-day route descriptions for each Trail are illustrated with maps and profiles, helping you choose the best routes to walk. Information is provided on access to and from the routes, maps, public transport, guidebooks, TICs, accommodation and useful websites.
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Paddy Dillon is a prolific walker and guidebook writer, with over 100 guidebooks to his name and contributions to 40 other titles. He has written for several outdoor magazines and other publications and has appeared on radio and television.Paddy uses a tablet computer to write as he walks. His descriptions are therefore precise, having been written at the very point at which the reader uses them.Paddy is an indefatigable long-distance walker who has walked all of Britain's National Trails and several European trails. He has also walked in Nepal, Tibet, Korea and the Rocky Mountains of Canada and the US. Paddy is a member of the Outdoor Writers and Photographers Guild and President of the Backpackers Club.View author profile
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