Welcome! Here comes your first step. Choose your Trail!

Here's what to do next:

1) Download and read this PDF:



    Download this PDF with further information and tips on how to choose your first trail walk

2) Take a look at this summary spreadsheet:

3) Watch my recommendation video

4) Review these downloads again if you haven't seen them already:


  • Choose Your Trail PDF with flowcharts
    Choose Your Trail PDF with flowcharts

    In case you missed it, here again is my PDF containing the flowcharts and questions which may help you narrow down your trail options!

  • Do it in Stages PDF
    Do it in Stages PDF

    In case you missed it - here's the PDF again showing how you can split some of the longer trails into sections of around a week.

5) Browse these YouTube videos I've curated for each of the major trails:

Browsing these will give you a FEEL for the kind of walking that you might experience on each of the trail.

The videos are from a variety of sources: authors, travel companies and individuals. I tried to choose the most high quality or interesting videos I could find to help you learn more about each of the trails.

Dales Way

Coast to Coast

North Downs Way

South Downs Way

Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path

Thames Path

Cotswold Way

Cleveland Way

Hadrian's Wall

Glyndwr's Way

Offa's Dyke

London Loop

(coming soon)

West Highland Way

Cumbria Way

Pennine Way

The Ridgeway

South West Coast Path

Capital Ring

Southern Upland Way

Pembrokeshire Coast Path

Speyside Way

Great Glen Way

Yorkshire Wolds Way

(coming soon)

6) Now DECIDE!