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Macmillan Way - Cross Britain Way

Derbyshire, Gwynedd, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Powys, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Telford & Wrekin

449 km / 279 miles
The path was created by Tim Brunton, to help raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. The idea was to create a walking trail across the whole of the country that would include less well-known areas of the English countryside, combine both England and Wales, and would embrace Britainís cultural and industrial heritage as well as the beauty of its scenery, and the range of its changing landscapes.

The walk starts in Lincolnshire at Boston near The Wash where the original Macmillan Way starts, and heads westwards across the middle of England. From the Fens it goes through the Vale of Belvoir, the Leicestershire Wolds, and the National Forest. After the canals of South Staffordshire it turns south-west across Cannock Chase though East Shropshire along the Iron Bridge Gorge, then heads into the Shropshire hills. It then crosses the rolling green hills of mid Wales and over the Berwyn mountains. The final stretch is south-west through Snowdonia National Park to Barmouth.

On the way the route incorporates sections of twelve existing named walking trails and includes stretches of six canals.


Details:

Path Type: Other Paths
Attributes: Average Gradients
AONB
Canal
Forest/Woodland
Moorland
National Park
Charity
Start: TF326441 - Boston, Lincolnshire View on StreetMap
Finish: SH614154 - Barmouth, Gwynedd View on StreetMap
Open Date: 2014
User Group: Macmillan Way Association Macmillan Way Association
Web Sites: Macmillan Ways

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Guidebook Cross Britain Way  (Macmillan Way Association  - 2014 )

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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 137, 138, 139
OS Landranger Active 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 137, 138, 139
OS Explorer 18, 23, 215, 216, 217, 219, 239, 242, 244, 245, 246, 247, 248, 249, 260, 261
OS Explorer Active 18, 23, 215, 216, 217, 219, 239, 242, 244, 245, 246, 247, 248, 249, 260, 261

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GPX Route File
Cross Britian Way GPX Exchange Format Route File
Last Updated 31/05/2016 17:59:17 - Route chhanges advised by Author
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Cross Britian Way Memory Map Route File
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Cross Britian Way Tracklogs Route File
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Route Profile:

448.2 km (278.5 miles)
7,629 m (25,030 ft) ascent
521 m (1,709 ft)  maximum height

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