Long Distance Walks

National Trails and other Long Distance Walks

During 10 months of 2006, Stephen walked the London Loop in stages. This was much enjoyed, and since then, other multi-stage walks and National Trails have been started, some such as the Thames Path and North Downs Way being tackled rather randomly in sections, but with the ultimate aim of walking the whole route, others such as the Ridgeway and New River being walked in stages from one end to the other - both methods have their attractions. Perhaps one day a route will be attempted in one go (the Coast to Coast route both appeals and intimidates) but for now stage walking rules the day.

Name Length Done so far First walk Finished Colour
Angles Way 148 km 148 km (completed) 22 January 2012 5 May 2013  
Bembridge Trail 20 km 20 km (completed) 12 April 2008 13 April 2008  
Capital Ring 121 km 121 km (completed) 7 April 2007 9 August 2009  
Chiltern Chain Walk 384 km 37 km (10%) 9 August 2008    
Gipping Valley River Path 32 km 32 km (completed *) 19 March 2011 26 November 2011  
Hertfordshire Chain Walk 146 km 87 km (60%) 1 March 2008    
Isle of Wight Coast Path 116 km 64 km (55%) 14 October 2013    
Lark Valley Path 24 km 24 km (completed) 1 October 2011 8 October 2011  
Lea Valley Walk 86 km 86 km (completed) 12 January 2008 11 May 2008  
London Loop 240 km 240 km (completed) 14 January 2006 15 October 2006  
Mid-Suffolk Footpath 36 km 22 km (completed) 30 April 2011 14 January 2012  
New River 46 km 46 km (completed) 5 August 2007 25 November 2007  
Norfolk Coast Path 76 km 76 km (completed) 19 February 2012 16 August 2014  
North Downs Way 253 km 253 km (completed) 4 August 2007 14 April 2013  
Peddars Way 75 km 75 km (completed) 27 February 2010 18 September 2011  
The Ridgeway 140 km 105 km (73%) 25 May 2007    
Saxon Shore Way 262 km 37 km (14%) 4 May 2009    
South West Coast Path 1014 km 580 km (57%) 21 March 2008    
Stour and Orwell Walk 63 km 63 km (completed *) 21 November 2009 10 October 2010  
Stour Valley Path 99 km 99 km (completed *) 23 October 2010 21 August 2011  
Suffolk Coast Path 100 km 98 km (98%) 11 May 2013    
Thames Path 313 km 230 km (74%) 5 March 2006    
Yorkshire Wolds Way 124 km 26 km (21%) 29 March 2014    

* For the starred walks, I've deviated slightly from the "official" (whatever that means) route, but have completed my version of them. See the individual walks for more details of my changes to the routes.

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