Planning a Walk

Part of the fun of going on a walking trip is getting it all planned. Well, we say fun. Actually, it can be quite stressful and a lot of work.

That's why we've pulled together a series of guides to help.

Each guide provides suggested itineraries, how to find accommodation and how to get to and from the trail by public transport. There's also recommended websites, guide books and maps too. Where appropriate you'll also find information on how to split up the walk, or where best to have a rest day.

As we've done all the walks listed on this page, you can be sure that each guide is written with the benefit of our experience. To ensure they're always as accurate as possible, we update them regularly. We always do a full review of each on an annual basis, and make adhoc reviews throughout the year.

All you have to do is pick the guide for your walk, and start planning your trip!

Planning a Clarendon Way walk

Last updated 18 February 2016

This little known footpath is short but great fun for spring or autumn.

Planning a Coast to Coast walk

Last updated 2 September 2015

Wainwright’s classic walk across the north of England needs a fair amount of planning, especially if you’re going to do it all in one go. Get all the useful information you need to plan your trip in this handy guide.

Planning a Cumbria Way walk

Last updated 2 September 2015

Probably one of the easiest walks to arrange your trip for, the Cumbria Way can easily be done in a week and has some amazing views too.

Planning a Dales Way walk

Last updated 2 September 2015

Fancy a great walk across the mighty Yorkshire Dales? Of course you do. This guide will provide you with lots of helpful information to plan a trip on the Dales Way.

Planning a Downs Link walk

Last updated 12 October 2015

How to organise your own walk between the North and South Downs Ways.

Planning a Glyndŵr’s Way walk

Last updated 12 May 2016

Everything you need to plan your walking trip on the Glyndŵr’s Way.

Planning a Limestone Way walk

Last updated 28 December 2015

What you will want to know if you want to walk in limestone country.

Planning a North Downs Way walk

Last updated 29 October 2015

With excellent transport links to London across most of its course, the North Downs Way is a walk with plenty of options.

Planning a Pennine Way walk

Last updated 3 December 2015

Everything you need to know (probably) if you fancy walking between Edale and Kirk Yetholm on the granddaddy of UK long distance footpaths.

Planning a Ridgeway walk

Last updated 26 February 2016

All the information you need to know to get walking from Overton Hill to Ivinghoe Beacon

Planning a South Downs Way walk

Last updated 29 November 2015

An excellent walk across some of the finest scenery in the South of England, the South Downs Way’s myriad of local villages and excellent transport links provide many ways to walk it.

Planning a Southern Upland Way walk

Last updated 2 February 2016

The Southern Upland Way is a hugely rewarding adventure but it planning your trip can be very complicated. In one of our most detailed guides, we’ll help you get on your way.

Planning a West Highland Way walk

Last updated 29 November 2015

A stunning walk through dramatic Highland scenery. Just who doesn’t want to walk the West Highland Way?

Planning an East Highland Way walk

Last updated 29 November 2015

The perfect walk to explore the Highlands, whilst also avoiding the crowds.