These are the official trails which are routes designated, administered and maintained by Natural England and the Countryside Agency of Wales. Consequently they have excellent waymarking, using the well known acorn symbol, are generally free from any obstructions and are all well documented in a number of guide books. There are currently 15 designated trails in England and Wales, all of which are listed in the navigation bar. The routes have been chosen to give improved access to some of the finest countryside in England and Wales.
All these trails offer superb walking holidays of varying duration with generally good accommodation facilities along the way. You do not, of course, have to walk the full length of a Trail at one time; day excursions and weekend breaks can be planned along any of them. If you are proposing to walk a complete National Trail good planning is important to ensure an enjoyable, trouble free trip. OS maps and a trail guide are essential. The official guides include OS 1:25,000 mapping which can save expenditure on maps. All of these are listed and can be purchased directly from our online bookshop.
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