Paths, parks and countryside areas

Offa's Dyke Path

  • Start point: The Marker Stone on Offa’s Dyke at Sedbury Cliff, near Chepstow
  • End point: The Marker Stone on Prestatyn seafront
  • Distance or area: 177 miles (285km)
  • Type: National Trail
  • Location: Welsh-English border

This splendid route takes walkers through the border country of England and Wales, from the Severn Estuary to the Irish Sea via Knighton, Welshpool and Llangollen. It passes through no less than eight different counties and crosses the border between England and Wales over 20 times.

More information:www.nationaltrail.co.uk/offasdyke

Formartine and Buchan Way

  • Start point: Dyce, near Aberdeen
  • End point: Fraserburgh & Peterhead
  • Distance or area: 53 miles (86km)
  • Type: Scotlands Great Trails
  • Location: Northern Scotland

The Formartine and Buchan Way is an off-road route linking Dyce with Fraserburgh and Peterhead. The path follows the old Formartine and Buchan Railway line which in its glory days transported passengers from Dyce on the fringes of Aberdeen to the coastal towns of Fraserburgh or Peterhead, the route splitting at the village of Maud.

More information:www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk

St Cuthbert’s Way

  • Start point: Melrose
  • End point: Lindisfarne (Holy Island), England
  • Distance or area: 62 miles (100km)
  • Type: Scotlands Great Trails
  • Location: Southern Scotland and North East England

This route links two places significant in the life of St Cuthbert, a 7th century saint who began his ministry in Melrose in the Scottish Borders town and was buried on Lindisfarne (Holy Island) in England off the Northumberland coast.

More information:www.stcuthbertsway.net

Berwickshire Coastal Path

  • Start point: Cockburnspath
  • End point: Berwick-upon-Tweed
  • Distance or area: 28 miles (45km)
  • Type: Scotlands Great Trails
  • Location: Southern Scotland

The Berwickshire Coast Path may not be the longest of its kind but it still offers a terrific walking experience packed with geological sites and places of historic interest as well as uninterrupted views of the North Sea and the second highest cliffs on Britain’s east coast.

More information:www.scotborders.gov.uk/berwickshire_coastal_path

Fife Coastal Path

  • Start point: Kincardine
  • End point: Neburgh
  • Distance or area: 117 miles (187km)
  • Type: Scotlands Great Trails
  • Location: Central Scotland

The Fife Coastal Path runs from the Forth Estuary in the south to the Tay Estuary in the north for a distance of 117 miles, bringing walkers past pretty villages, along award-winning beaches, over rugged cliffs and even to the origin of modern golf in St Andrews!

More information:www.fifecoastalpath.co.uk