walking in the uk

walking in england walking in wales walking in scotland

With fifteen national parks covering Moors, Mountains, Broads, Downs and Coasts and a landscape so diverse in a relatively small geographic area the UK is one of the finest walking destinations in Europe.

 National Trail Acorn Scottish National Trail waymark

There are 15 national trails in England and Wales, 4 in Scotland and the Ulster Way in Northern Ireland

Three European Walking routes also pass through the UK

European Walking route e2  European Walking route e8 European Walking route e9

General Information 

Youth Hostel Association

Scottish Youth Hostel Association

National Trust

English Heritage 

Ramblers Association

Long Distance Walkers Association 



Driving on the left the road network is general free of charge to use. There are a number of exceptions generally associated with river crossings and currently one toll motorway around the north eastern area of Birmingham in the Midlands.


An extensive network covers the majority of the United Kingdom with only one high speed line from London St Prancras to Belgium and France.

The Train Line 


Extensive coach network 

National Express



Scottish Citylink 


Extensive International and National routes to both London and regional airports