Must-do walks for long-distance walkers, those who enjoy a shorter challenge, and anyone looking for something just a little different!
If you like your walks long, you’ll really enjoy a Centurion walk or a Challenge Walk. Walkers have been doing some of these routes since the 1970s and they’re still favourites today. In fact, Centurion badges have been proudly displayed on rucksacks for several decades now.
Or perhaps you enjoy walking at a slower pace, with the interest of a theme running through the route. There are walking routes in the Lake District here for you – whether you’re a Wordsworth aficionado or just enjoy eating cake!
These classic 100-mile walks take you through some of the most spectacular parts of the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales. The only question is: have you got the legs to complete one of these – or even both?
These 50-mile walks will challenge those walkers who enjoy testing themselves on the Three Peaks of Yorkshire and the Lyke Wake Walk. Also it should appeal to runners who race the fells as a time trial.
These walks all have a theme or interest running through them – from cake to ale and even William Wordsworth. They will hopefully be enjoyed by slower walkers who like to take their time and enjoy the view.
Walks in development
I’ve got a few others walks in the pipeline for the future, which will give you a challenge! Here’s what I’ve got in mind…
Peak District Centurion
The Peak Centurion was devised in 1984 but hasn’t been walked. It will follow the Gritstone edges from Bamford and Stanage in the north, walking along them south to the limestone of Matlock Bath. It eventually encircles the whole Peak as it wanders west to the Roaches then heads north to Edale to connect the circle.