Planning a Trip

Consulting the map 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 trip on the Clarendon Way

Published 21 August 2012. Last modified 24 April 2014

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

Planning a trip on the Coast to Coast

Published 22 October 2010. Last modified 24 April 2014

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 trip on the Cumbria Way

Published 17 April 2011. Last modified 24 April 2014

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 trip on the Dales Way

Published 25 January 2011. Last modified 24 April 2014

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 trip on the Downs Link

Published 5 March 2014. Last modified 24 April 2014

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

Planning a trip on the Glyndŵr’s Way

Published 6 June 2013. Last modified 3 July 2014

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

Planning a trip on the Limestone Way

Published 29 November 2012. Last modified 24 April 2014

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

Planning a trip on the North Downs Way

Published 7 March 2013. Last modified 24 April 2014

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

Planning a trip on the Pennine Way

Published 29 November 2011. Last modified 24 April 2014

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 trip on the Ridgeway

Published 31 May 2012. Last modified 24 April 2014

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

Planning a trip on the South Downs Way

Published 29 June 2010. Last modified 13 June 2014

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 trip on the Southern Upland Way

Published 19 March 2012. Last modified 24 April 2014

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 trip on the West Highland Way

Published 23 July 2014. Last modified 23 July 2014

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