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It was 2007 when I first stepped foot on a long distance path in the UK, and I've been walking them ever since.

Those that I've written about, are listed below.

Berwickshire Coastal Path

This 30 mile/48km walk takes you along the dramatic coastline of the historic county of Berwickshire, in the Scottish Borders.

Clarendon Way

A small but perfectly formed long distance route running from Salisbury to Winchester

Coast to Coast

Created by Alfred Wainwright, this 192 mile route goes from St Bees in Cumbria, to Robin Hoods Bay in North Yorkshire.

Cumbria Way

Starting in Ulverston in this south, the Cumbria Way snakes north on a 70 mile trip to Carlisle, via some of the best scenery the Lake District has to offer.

Dales Way

From Ilkley in West Yorkshire, the Dales Way travels through the Yorkshire Dales before finishing up 84 miles later on the wonderful banks of Lake Windermere.

Downs Link

Following old railway lines, the Downs Link connects the North Downs Way with its southern equivalent.

East Highland Way

The new kid on the Scottish walking scene; a trail which takes you from Fort William to Aviemore, through some stunning scenery.

Glyndŵr's Way National Trail

A traverse around mid-Wales, all in honour of the last Welshman to be crowned Prince of Wales.

GM Ringway

An 186 mile long walk around the edges of Greater Manchester, the UK's second largest urban area.

Gritstone Trail

The Gritstone Trail is a 35 mile walk through Cheshire's Peak District.

High Peak Way

A thirty miles between Chinley and Grindleford, that takes in some of the finest scenery in the Dark Peak.

Limestone Way

Fifty miles of walking through the White Peak in Derbyshire, the Limestone Way runs from Castleton to Rocester with great views and lots of limestone.

London LOOP

The walker's version of the M25, the 150 mile long London Outer Orbital Path circles the capital of the United Kingdom.

North Downs Way National Trail

Heading across the south of England's North Downs and folling the footsteps of the pilgrims of years gone by, the North Downs Way makes its way from Farnham in Surrey all the way to Dover in Kent.

Northumberland Coast Path

Heading along the county's stunning coastline, the 62 mile/100km long Northumberland Coast Path offers some of the best coastal walking in the UK.

Offa's Dyke Path National Trail

Following the route of an ancient earthwork claimed to have been created on the orders of King Offa of Mercia in the 8th century, the Offa's Dyke Path provides 177 miles of walking along the length of the England/Wales border.

Pennine Way National Trail

The oldest National Trail in Britain, and perhaps the most famous. Linking Edale in Derbyshire with Kirk Yetholm in the Scottish Borders, the Pennine Way is 267 miles of walking in the Pennines and Cheviots.

Ridgeway National Trail

Covering part of the ancient green path that once connected Dorset and Norfolk, the Ridgeway National Trail is a 87 mile walk across the south of England.

Sandstone Trail

Declared one of Britain's best walks, the Sandstone Trail is a 35 mile/56km walk through Cheshire's sandstone hills.

South Downs Way National Trail

The incredibly beautiful South Downs Way shows just how beautiful the South East of England can be. It's 99 miles between Winchester and Eastbourne are a delight to walk.

Southern Upland Way

Running across the bottom of Scotland, the Southern Upland Way traverses 212 of one of the least populated areas of Britain. It's also Britain's only official coast to coast walking route.

Thames Path National Trail

Following the most famous if Britain's rivers from the barrier to the source.

The Wainwrights

In his Pictorial Guides A. Wainwright described 214 different Lakeland fells, many with several different routes and options. I never set out to try and visit them all, but somehow have ended up doing so.

White to Dark

A 27 mile exploration of the some of the finest parts of the Peak District National Park.

Yorkshire Wolds Way

A cracking 79 mile walk through a part of Yorkshire that's not always very well known.

Other Trails

Not every walking trail needs several days to complete. Some can be done in a day.