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NATIONAL TRAILS ENGLAND

HADRIAN'S WALL PATH

Length: 135 km (84 miles)
IVV Event Stamps: 6
Location North England - Cumbria, Northumberland and Tyneside
Start and Finish: From Segedenum Roman Fort at Wallsend on Tyne to Bowness-on-Solway on the west coast
Landscape: A riverside route along the Tyne gives way to predominantly arable farmland above Tynedale. This opens out to the rough grazing upland section dominated by the Whin Sill escarpment. It then gradually descends to the richer pastures of Cumbria and finally the open salt marsh of the Solway Estuary.
For more information visit the Hadrian's Wall Path Official Site

PENNINE WAY

Length 435 km (270 miles)
IVV Event Stamps: 21
Location: North of England
Start and Finish: Edale, Derbyshire to Kirk Yetholm, Northumberland
Landscape: Along the Pennine Mountain tops, the rugged backbone of England. From the Peak District through the Yorkshire Dales and over Hadrian's Wall to the Cheviots.
For more information visit the Pennine Way Official Site

COAST TO COAST WALK

Length: 306 km (190 miles)
IVV Event Stamps: 15   -   Badge Available
Location Northern England
Start and Finish: St Bees Head (Cumbria) to Robin Hoods Bay (North Yorkshire)
Landscape: The route crosses three National Parks: the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors. It is scenic, but high-level, including some fairly demanding upland stretches, and visits only two towns of any real size, Kirkby Stephen and Richmond.
For more information visit a Coast to Coast Site (There are many other sites available)

CLEVELAND WAY

Length: 177 km (110 miles)
IVV Event Stamps: 8
Location Yorkshire
Start and Finish: Helmsley to Filey
Landscape: The route crosses the North York Moors National Park to reach the coast at Saltburn. From here it goes along the North Yorkshire coastline to Filey, passing old fishing villages and lively coastal towns. Along the way there is a wealth of history and heritage to enjoy. Helmsley Castle, Rievaulx Abbey, Mount Grace Priory, Gisborough Priory, Whitby Abbey and Scarborough Castle to name just a few special sites.
For more information visit the Cleveland Way Official Site

THE DALES WAY

Length: 135 km (84 miles)
IVV Event Stamps: 6
Location Northern England
Start and Finish: Ilkley (West Yorkshire) to Bowness-on-Windermere (Cumbria)
Landscape: Following several riverside paths, the walk offers a scenically attractive route from urban West Yorkshire to the Lake District, which any reasonably fit family can undertake in a week's holiday. Although not always well served by public transport the Way, by following natural and sometimes ancient lines of communication, passes through many villages.
For more information visit the Dales Way Association Site

YORKSHIRE WOLDS WAY

Length: 127 km (79 miles)
IVV Event Stamps: 6
Location North & East Yorkshire
Start and Finish: Filey Brigg to Hessle
Landscape: A mixture of rolling chalk wolds with large airy field tops and dramatic dry valleys.
For more information visit the Yorkshire Wolds Way Official Site

PEDDARS WAY AND NORFOLK COAST PATH

Length: 150 km (93 miles)
IVV Event Stamps: 7
Location: East Anglia
Start and Finish: Knettishall Heath Country Park, Suffolk to Cromer, Norfolk
Landscape: The majority of the Trails run through the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and the Brecks, a unique area of forest, heath and low river valleys.
For more information visit the Peddars Way & Norfolk Coast Path Official Site

COTSWOLD WAY

Length: 164 km (102 miles)
IVV Event Stamps: 8  -  Badge Available
Location: South West England
Start and Finish: Chipping Camden to Bath
Landscape: Follows the escarpment of the Cotswold hills giving panoramic views across the Severn Vale passing through beech woods and open pasture with dry stone walls, picturesque villages with limestone cottages. 96% within the Cotswolds designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
For more information visit the Cotswold Way Official Site

THAMES PATH

Length:296 km (184 miles)
IVV Event Stamps: 14
Location: The Thames Path follows England's best known river from its source in the Cotswolds through several rural counties and on through the bustle of the City of London.
Start and Finish points: The Thames Source, nr. Cirencester, Gloucestershire to the Thames Barrier, nr. Greenwich
Landscape: On its way the Trail passes peaceful water meadows rich in wildlife, historic towns and many lovely villages. Easy to reach by public transport, the Thames Path is accessible for walkers of all ages and abilities.
For more information visit the Thames Path Official Site

THE RIDGEWAY

Length: 140 km (87 miles)
IVV Event Stamps: 7
Location: Southern England
Start and Finish: Overton Hill (near Avebury, Wilts.) to Ivinghoe Beacon (near Leighton Buzzard, Beds.)
Landscape: Over rolling, open downland to the west of the River Thames, and through secluded valleys and woods in The Chilterns to the east.
For more information visit The Ridgeway Official Site

NORTH DOWNS WAY

Length: 251 km (156 miles)
IVV Event Stamps: 12
Location: South East England
Start and Finish: Dover, Kent to Farnham, Surrey
Landscape: Spectacular scenery, picturesque villages and glorious rolling countryside. Passing through both the Surrey Hills and Kent Downs Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs).
For more information visit the North Downs Way Official Site

SOUTH DOWNS WAY

Length: 161 km (100 miles)
IVV Event Stamps: 8
Location: Southern England
Start and Finish: Winchester to Eastbourne
Landscape: Wide grassy or flinty tracks on chalk downland, mostly grazed by sheep on the hills with arable crops below. 100% within Sussex Downs and East Hampshire designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, soon to become a National Park. The western part of the downs is rolling farmland, the West Sussex Downs are dominated by a steep, often wooded scarp with views across the Weald below, while the East Sussex Downs are classic open grassland running down to the sea cliffs.
For more information visit the South Downs Way Official Site

SOUTH WEST PENINSULAR COAST PATH

Length: 1014 km (630 miles)
IVV Event Stamps: 50
Location South West England (Somerset, Devon, Cornwall, Dorset)
Start and Finish points: Quay Street Green at Minehead in Somerset and South Haven Point, Poole Harbour in Dorset.
Landscape: Varies from rugged and remote cliff tops to sheltered estuaries and busy harbours and resorts. 65% of its length is within Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
For more information visit the South West Coast Path Official Site

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