Places to walk

A man sitting upon a rock, looking over a valley

Green and pleasant land

The newly revived Shropshire Way is a long-distance tour of rolling hills, charming villages and other quiet places that will stir the soul – and it’s a shining example of collaborative path work.

Abandoned slate quarry.

The Big Walk: Snowdonia Slate Trail

The 83-mile circular Snowdonia Slate Trail takes walkers through a lost world of abandoned quarries, hidden gorges, fairy-tale waterfalls and even a Celtic rainforest.

Yellow aspen trees in the foreground and blue skies, brown rolling hills and mountains.

Destination: Yellowstone

Established in 1872, the world’s first national park is an iconic landscape of exploding geysers, deep canyons and magnificent wildlife. And with more than 1,450km of trails, walking is by far the best way to experience its wonders – and escape the millions of visitors it receives annually.

Grand duchy on foot

Walkers are spoilt for choice in Luxembourg’s varied landscapes, with three of Europe’s leading trails.

A snow covered landscape with a castle and winding road

Destination: Liechtenstein

To celebrate its 300th birthday as a principality, the enticingly compact state of Liechtenstein has unveiled a new 75km walking trail through the rippling mountain scenery of Europe’s least-visited country.