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Long Distance Paths

Last updated 29 April 2022

The LDWA is the only organisation to have collated and continually updated the details of every known long distance path in the UK. This page provides information on how to access the long distance paths.

Please note: In line with the LDWA's Terms and Conditions, all content on this website, including Long Distance Paths, is for personal use only. Commercial use, reproduction, modification of any material is strictly prohibited without prior approval by the LDWA. Please Contact Us if you have any requests.

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The LDWA is the UK Governing Body for long distance walking and as such is recognised by Sport England. Its two roles in relation to Long Distance Paths are:

  1. Documenting and publicising the overall Long Distance Paths network in the UK on this site
  2. Implementing the "E" [European] -Routes network where it passes within the UK and publicising the E-Routes. This is a coordinating role as the LDWA itself does not have the funds to develop or maintain these routes in detail, nor to pay to advertise them.

Interested in checking out some of the UK's long distance paths? Then use the self-explanatory search facility below to find what you're looking for. You can choose to display the results either on a map or as a list.

Search for a Path

Please use the following selection criteria to choose the routes you wish to see, then click on the Show as Map or Show as List button. To see all routes just click on the button without setting any options. To remove all options use the Reset button.

If you are looking for a specific path but are not sure of its exact name then entering a part of the name will find all paths which contain the text. Do not try to be too precise! For example entering "Pennine" would find all paths with the word Pennine somewhere in their name. If there is any ambiguity over the path name then use a fragment of the name that you do know as you will then be presented with a list of all paths which contain this fragment somewhere in their name. So if for example you are looking for “Lady Anne’s Way” but are not sure if it is “Anne” or “Ann” or if it contains an apostrophe then just enter “Ann” in the path name box.


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