Going for gold on National Trails

A National Trails Register was recently launched with certificates for completing trails!

I have quite enjoyed walking some of the National Trails, and have guidebooks for a few more, though I hadn’t quite realised that there are 18 trails spread across England, Wales and Scotland.

The Long Distance Walkers Association (LDWA) has set up the register for people completing at least 5 of the 18 National Trails, with certificates at 5, 10, 15 and 18 completed – which is over 2,800 miles if you complete them all. The first recipent, Allan Castle, completed the final Trail, The Speyside Way last May – 30 years after setting off on the South Downs Way (reported in OUTDOORSmagic.com). Here’s to more walking…

National Trails list:

No. Trail Length (miles) Completed
1 Cleveland Way 110
2 Cotswold Way 102
3 Glyndwr’s Way 132
4 Great Glen Way 73
5 Hadrian’s Wall Path 81
6 North Downs Way 151
7 Offa’s Dyke Path 177
8 Peddars Way & Norfolk Coast Path 93
9 Pembrokeshire Coast Path 186
10 Pennine Way 268 May 2008
11 Ridgeway 86
12 South Downs Way 100 September 2007
13 South West Coast Path 630
14 Southern Upland Way 212 July 2008
15 Speyside Way 65
16 Thames Path 184
17 West Highland Way 95
18 Yorkshire Wolds Way 79
Total Mileage 2824 580

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  1. Just added to my collection of National Trail Guides, with a copy of the guide and companion for the Thames Path – it almost passes the front door, if I can just sneak away from management…