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The UK Trailwalker's Handbook is a directory of long-distance paths (LDPs) in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland compiled by the Long Distance Walkers Association (LDWA), covering 730 national trails, long-distance paths and anytime challenges, with regional overview maps and an index of walking guide publishers and support companies. The UK has a network of long-distance trails unrivalled anywhere in the world, currently covering 60,000 miles of footpath and growing steadily. Millions of people walk along them every year - some walking a complete route, some just walking a stretch on holiday, at weekends or even as part of their daily commute. Combining exercise, challenge and exploration with minimal impact on the environment, little cost and a real benefit to local communities, trailwalking is hard to beat. But where are all these trails and what are they like? How do you find one that suits you and matches your timescale? What maps, guidebooks or websites do you need and where can you find them? Does anyone run a 'sherpa' service?
These questions and many more are answered by this eighth edition of The UK Trailwalker's Handbook giving you all the information you need to select the best route.
The Long Distance Walkers' Association (LDWA) is an Association of 6,500 members with the common interest of walking long distances in rural, mountainous or moorland areas. With a network of 41 local groups throughout the UK, it has been recognised as the Governing Body for Long Distance Walking since 1985.
Foreword by Sir John Johnson, President, Long Distance Walkers' Association Introduction The history of UK trails The benefits of, and barriers to, trailwalking The way ahead for trails Routes in this Handbook Selecting the right trail The directory entries Maps Walking Long Distance Paths Accommodation Using the LDWA website Using this Handbook Lighten that load - Paddy Dillon I did it my...way - Ronald Turnbull The Trails The National Trails Regional and Other Trails England South East England South West England West Midlands and South Welsh Borders North West England Cumbria and Northumberland Northern England East Central England East of England Wales Scotland Northern Ireland E-Routes Listings Top 100 Trails by Distance Index of Trails Directory of Suppliers
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