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National Trails in Partnership with The Outdoor Guide

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Read the Countryside Code before venturing out
Make sure to take a map and compass, and know how to use them before going into our National Parks #BeAdventureSmart

Tips for New Walkers: click here to download (PDF).

Remember to prepare properly before heading out on any type of walk or outdoor activity. Tell people where you are going and what time you are expected back. As Wainwright says "There's no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing".

National Trails are long distance walks through some of the very best landscapes the UK has to offer. Some of them can also be ridden on mountain bike or horse. They are special – they have been designated by the Government and are managed to a set of Quality Standards that set them above other routes. You will find the trails well way-marked with the distinctive acorn symbol.

The National Trails offer a wide range of experiences from the dramatic and beautiful, to the challenging and exhilarating, to the peaceful and calming. Along the way, you can expect your emotions to be lifted through exposure to the UK’s varied and precious wildlife and for your curiosity to be engaged through insights into the lives of those from previous eras. Whichever trail you choose will provide you with the opportunity to experience true local hospitality and specialities along the way. There’s a National Trail to suit everyone whether you favour coast, moor, river or rolling countryside.

Should you choose to sample a trail section or opt for a ‘whole trail’ adventure you may well find yourself joining the ranks of those for whom the trails have provided a life-changing experience.

Find out more on the National Trails website or click on the hover boxes below for more information about some of the trails.