I am looking for inspiration regarding long distance hiking routes. I already have the project of walking the West Highland Way but was wondering what to do after that.
I imagine there are plenty of long distance routes in the UK... So, which ones would you recommend?
There are quite a few national paths! All different lengths and challenge anything from 80 miles upto 630 miles of the South West coast path (if you can manage 5-7 weeks to walk it all in one go)
Worth looking at the following link gives you an idea of how long they will take. http://www.nationaltrail.co.uk/sites/default/files/compare_national_trails.pdf
I have walked lots of parts of the Pennine Way over the years (unfortunately not been able to walk it all in one go) it has some great views. Also there is the Coast to coast starting ST. Bees to Robin hoods Bay always a good challenging walk. Also takes in three national parks which is a positive.
My wife and I did the Pennine Way a few years back in 16 days. It was great and not busy at all, yes around conurbations you will get a few day walkers but we when we walked there were two chaps and a couple also on the path, we'd often see them at some time during the day and say hello, but they'd stop for a rest/food and we'd pass them or vice-versa and we could walk for hours without seeing another person. In fact it felt really weird in Edinburgh getting the train home, so many people and all so busy!
We've also walked the West Highland Way, finishing it by climbing Ben Nevis. We still have to finish the South West Coast Path, walked lots of it in small chunks, and I'd love to do the new Welsh Coast walk, but that is 500 miles (I think), so will have to wait until I retire. So many walks still to do!
I assume its Offas D Y K E, you all trying to say but Dectahalon assume youre swearing and dont actually know this is a route!!
South Downs Way or Ridgeway worth looking at, depends where you are in the country!