Places to walk

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Big walk: Glyndŵr’s Way

Meandering across a giant swathe of hill country in the heart of Wales, the peaceful and picturesque Glyndŵr’s Way might just be the most under-appreciated of all our National Trails.

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Big walk: Monarch's Way

Following the route of King Charles II as he fled Parliamentarian troops and escaped to France in 1651, the Monarch’s Way is a delightfully meandering 1,006km/625-mile trail through 15 English counties.

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Big walk: GM Ringway

The GM Ringway is a walkable work in progress that traces a surprisingly varied 300km (186-mile) loop through all 10 Greater Manchester boroughs, dipping in and out of the area’s social and industrial heritage and delivering dramatic panoramas at every turn.

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Big walk: The Welsh 3,000s

For experienced hillwalkers in search of an adventure, the Welsh 3,000s is a classic mountain route that links all 15 of Snowdonia’s biggest peaks.

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Big walk: Dartmoor Way

The revitalised 108-mile Dartmoor Way showcases a different side of the national park and will provide a valuable boost for local communities – but its creation has not been easy.