England and Wales: National Trails
National Trails are distinguished by being maintained by the National Trails organisation. As of January 2015, there are sixteen such trails, one of which is not yet complete.
- Cleveland Way, 177 km (110 miles) round the edge of the North York Moors National Park in England
- Cotswold Way, 163 km (101 miles) in England
- England Coast Path, 162 km (101 miles) so far opened, eventually to cover the entire coast of England with a planned total of 4,500 km (2,796 miles). As of January 2015 not yet complete – expected by 2020.
- Glyndŵr’s Way, 217 km (135 miles) in Wales
- Hadrian’s Wall Path, 135 km (84 miles) in England
- North Downs Way, 246 km (153 miles) in England
- Offa’s Dyke Path, 285 km (177 miles) in Wales and England
- Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path, 150 km (93 miles) in England (treated as one by National Trails)
- Pembrokeshire Coast Path, 298 km (185 miles) in Wales
- Pennine Bridleway, 330 km (205 miles) in England
- Pennine Way, 429 km (267 miles) in England and Scotland
- The Ridgeway, 139 km (86 miles) in England
- South Downs Way, 160 km (99 miles) in England
- South West Coast Path (South West Way), 1,014 km (630 miles) in England – the UK’s longest
- Thames Path, 294 km (183 miles) in England
- Yorkshire Wolds Way, 127 km (79 miles) in England
Scotland: Great Trails
Great Trails formerly “Long Distance Routes” were once proposed and financially supported by Scottish Natural Heritage, but administered and maintained by the local authority areas through which they pass. With the passing of the Land Reform Act Scotland, access rights largely no longer require to be negotiated and a further 20 Great Trails have now developed in Scotland.
- Annandale Way from Moffat to Newbie Barns, on the Solway Coast a distance of 55 miles (89 km).
- Ayrshire Coastal Path from Glenapp to Skelmorlie a distance of 100 miles (160 km).
- Berwickshire Coastal Path from Cockburnspath to Berwick-upon-Tweed a distance of 28 miles (45 km).
- Borders Abbeys Way circular route: Kelso – Jedburgh – Hawick – Selkirk – Melrose a distance of 68 miles (109 km).
- Cateran Trail circular route: Blairgowrie – Kirkmichael – Spittal of Glenshee – Alyth a distance of 64 miles (103 km).
- Clyde Walkway from Glasgow to New Lanark a distance of 40 miles (64 km).
- Cross Borders Drove Road from Little Vantage to Hawick a distance of 52 miles (84 km).
- Dava Way from Grantown-on-Spey to Forres a distance of 24 miles (39 km).
- Fife Coastal Path from Kincardine to Newburgh a distance of 117 miles (188 km).
- Formartine and Buchan Way from Dyce, near Aberdeen to Fraserburgh and Peterhead a distance of 53 miles (85 km).
- Forth-Clyde/Union Canal Towpath from Bowling, Dunbartonshire to Fountainbridge, Edinburgh a distance of 66 miles (106 km).
- Great Glen Canoe Trail from Banavie, near Fort William to Clachnaharry, near Inverness a distance of 60 miles (97 km).
- Great Glen Way from Fort William to Inverness a distance of 79 miles (127 km).
- John Muir Way from Fisherrow, near Edinburgh to Dunglass, near Cockburnspath a distance of 45 miles (72 km).
- Kintyre Way from Tarbert to Southend, Argyll and Bute a distance of 87 miles (140 km).
- Moray Coast Trail from Forres to Cullen a distance of 50 miles (80 km).
- Mull of Galloway Trail from Mull of Galloway to Glenapp a distance of 36 miles (58 km).
- River Ayr Way from Glenbuck to Ayr a distance of 44 miles (71 km).
- Rob Roy Way from Drymen to Pitlochry a distance of 77 miles (124 km) or 94 miles (151 km)
- Romans and Reivers Route from Ae to Hawick a distance of 52 miles (84 km).
- St Cuthbert’s Way from Melrose to Lindisfarne a distance of 62 miles (100 km).
- Southern Upland Way from Portpatrick to Cockburnspath a distance of 212 miles (341 km).
- Speyside Way from Buckie to Aviemore a distance of 65 miles (105 km).
- Three Lochs Way from Balloch to Inveruglas a distance of 31 miles (50 km).
- West Highland Way from Milngavie, near Glasgow to Fort William a distance of 96 miles (154 km).
- West Island Way from Kilchattan Bay to Port Bannatyne a distance of 30 miles (48 km).