Our national trails are a collection of superb scenic marked routes around England and Wales. In Scotland the equivalent are called Scotland’s Great Trails. The popularity of walking in Britain during the early twentieth century gave rise to a desire to keep Britain “special” after WW2. Post-war development led to the establishment of National Parks, Areas of Outstanding National Beauty (AONBs) and Long Distance Routes (now called National Trails in England and Wales).
Each trail has marked start and finish points and trail markers at every junction, making navigation simple. This allows you to enjoy the views and keep your map in your pocket. The routes vary in length from the Yorkshire Wolds Way, at a pleasant 79 miles to the whooping 630 mile South West Coast Path. Run, walk, cycle or horse ride at a pace that suits you. Have a go at breaking the record for the South West Coast Path which stands at a remarkable 10 days, 15 hours and 18 minutes set by Damian Hall at a meager 60 mile a day average!!
The infrastructure on each one of these routes allows them to be broken down into sections. Staying at campsites, B&Bs or luxury hotels are all options available to you. Do them non stop with a mate or take the family on a magical mystery tour. None of us live more than 50 miles from a National Trail and around 80,000 people complete a trail each year, why not join them!!
We offer fully bespoke packages for private groups on the National Trails. These can be walking groups or trail running groups. A support vehicle will support every trip making sure that your safety is our number one priority. Your luggage will be transferred to the accommodation each night – making your journey as comfortable as possible. All our group leaders are fully qualified and hold a valid first aid qualifications.
OUR NATIONAL TRAILS
NATIONAL TRAIL LIST – ENGLAND
- Cleveland Way in England
- Cotswold Way in England
- England Coast Path around England (planned to be completed by 2020)
- Glyndŵr’s Way in Wales
- Hadrian’s Wall Path in England
- North Downs Way in England
- Offa’s Dyke Path in Wales and England
- Peddar’s Way and Norfolk Coast Path in England (treated as a single National Trail)
- Pembrokeshire Coast Path in Wales
- Pennine Bridleway in England (bridleway)
- Pennine Way mainly in England with a short distance in Scotland
- The Ridgeway in England (mostly bridleway/restricted byway/byway)
- South Downs Way in England (bridleway)
- South West Coast Path (South West Way) in England—the UK’s longest
- Thames Path in England
- Yorkshire Wolds Way in England
WHAT WE OFFER
- We cater for private groups, businesses and charities
- All our packages are bespoke and tailored to the groups needs
- Packages vary from just vehicle support to fully guided / hotels and food options
- All guided trips are lead by experienced mountain / walking guides that hold first aid certificates
- A support vehicle is provided on all trips
- We cater for trail running groups!!!
- The support vehicle is used for luggage transportation, food stops, clothing changes, drinks stop – all to make your journey as comfortable as possible
- Each National Trail can be completed at a speed suitable for your group, this can be a walking pace or a run – should you wish
- Food packages and options can be tailored to your groups needs
- Accommodation varies from simple comfortable B&B’s to luxury hotels
- All trips have a free media package as standard
- Filming of your journey can be added at an additional cost
- All trips are covered by £10 million event insurance
NATIONAL TRAIL FACTS
- 2,500 miles for walkers
- 400 miles open to mountain bikes and equestrians
- The first Trail was the Pennine Way, opened in 1965.
- 2,800 more miles due to open