There are 15 - and rising - National Trails in England and Wales. In Scotland there are no designated National Trails, but there are Long Distance Routes, essentially the same thing!

Cleveland Way
Hadrians Wall Path
North Downs Way
Offa's Dyke Path
Peddar's Way & Norfolk Coast Path
Pembrokeshire Coast
Pennine Way
South Downs Way
South West Coast Path
Thames Path
The Ridgeway
Wolds Way

Other Long Distance Walks
Wales
Cambrian Way
Wye Valley Walk
North Wales Pilgrim's Way
Cistercian Way
Glyndwrs Way

England
Two Moors Way
Tarka Trail

Scotland
West Highland Way
Speyside Way
Great Glen Way
Southern Upland Way

MAPS
OS Landranger Maps (1:25,000 scale) are the best for walking purposes - they show field boundaries and paths quite well.
All OS maps are available to Britain Express readers by special arrangement at 10% off retail price. Click here.

Guidebooks & Accommodation
Stillwell's National Trail Companion by Tim Stillwell and Dean Conway, Stillwell Publications - lists accommodation on and near national trails throughout the UK and Ireland

The Rambler's Yearbook and Accommodation Guide published by the Rambler's Association - lists accommodation and walking resources.

Useful Contacts
Ramblers Association
Offa's Dyke Centre, West Street, Knighton, Powys, LD7 1EW  Tel: =44 01547 528192  Fax:+44 01547 529242 website: www.ramblers.org.uk

Sherpa Van - a useful service to walkers - Sherpa Van will carry your baggage between points on all National Trails, leaving you free to enjoy the walking without carrying all your gear with you. Can also arrange accommodation along the trails.