Inspiration to get hiking this summer.

For the past few weeks I’ve been sharing a lot about 360 tours captured on bikes. Don’t worry, this is not another one.

Instead, I thought I’d go back to Trek View’s roots and share some of my hiking adventures of National Trails here in the UK over the past few years. Hopefully it will inspire you to get out-and-about this summer.

For those unfamiliar, the UK National Trails are long distance walking routes through the best landscapes in England and Wales.

UK National Trails

There are 16 National Trails in the UK:

In total, these trails cover around 4,000 Km.

Here are some snippets of the kilometers that I’ve covered of some…

South West Coast Path

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The South West Coast Path (England’s longest National Trail) follows the UK’s rugged coastline through Somerset, Devon, Cornwall and Dorset .

This tour was captured above the picturesque harbour of Boscastle, Cornwall (just one of many along the route).

More info: National Trails website

South Downs Way

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The South Downs Way is another spectacular trail, starting inland at the UK’s first capital city, Winchester, and ending in Eastbourne, close to the Seven Sisters cliffs shown in the image above.

More info: National Trails website

North Downs Way

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The North Downs Way follows ancient routes on a modern-day pilgrimage starting in Farnham, Surrey, and finishing on the Kent Coast at Dover.

Following a ridgeline for much of the trail, the trail offers some stunning views en route. The image above taken at Saint Martha’s Church on the trail, about 3 km outside of Guildford, Surrey.

More info: National Trails website

Your walk here?

Take part in a Map the Paths capture challenge by uploading your imagery of the UK’s National Trails (or your own local hikes).

Not sure how to get started? This post will explain everything.

I believe that together that we can capture imagery for over 10% of the UK’s network this summer.

Are you in?


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David Greenwood

David Greenwood, Trek View Chief Explorer



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