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 14 February 2018

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

Planning a Coast to Coast walk

Last updated 4 September 2017

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 24 August 2017

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 24 August 2017

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 24 August 2017

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

Planning a Glyndŵr’s Way walk

Last updated 25 August 2017

Everything you need to plan your walking trip through the delightful Powys countryside, on the Glyndŵr’s Way.

Planning a Limestone Way walk

Last updated 29 August 2017

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

Planning a London LOOP walk

Last updated 4 September 2017

Get prepared for your own journey around the edge of Greater London.

Planning a North Downs Way walk

Last updated 4 September 2017

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 17 May 2018

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 10 October 2017

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

Planning a South Downs Way walk

Last updated 1 October 2017

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 10 June 2018

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 Thames Path walk

Last updated 21 May 2018

Fancy a stroll up, or down, one of the longest and most important rivers in the United Kingdom? Plan your own walk on the Thames Path with our guide.

Planning a walk on the High Peak Way

Last updated 30 May 2018

A glorious trail that takes in many of the Dark Peak’s highlights. Even if it doesn’t actually exist…

Planning a West Highland Way walk

Last updated 17 May 2018

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 17 May 2018

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