Thru-Hiking, or Through-Hiking is to hike an established end to end hiking trail or long distance footpath with continuous footsteps in one direction, a term more popular in the United States, the United Kingdom is blessed with some fantastic trails, from world class coastal scenery to the dramatic rugged landscapes of the national Parks. Scotland Boasts the West Highland Way, The Hebredian Way, The John Muir Way to name just a few, England has the world famous South West coast path, the North and South Downs, The Pennine Way amongst many more.
Wales was the first country in the world to dedicate an entire hiking trail to its coastline, The Wales Coast Path is 870 miles/(1400km) the first coastal path to cover an entire countries coastline, National Geographic Magazine readers voted it as the second best coastal destination in the world, you also have the Offas Dyke path and the Cambrian Way, a trail that will take you over some of the finest scenery Wales has to offer.
You will find a long distance trail in almost every country in the world, obviously you have the big boys of america the Appalachian, Pacifc west and Continental devide Trail, New Zealands Te Araora, Europe Boasts argubly the finest Long distance hike in the world in The Gr 20 in Corsica, The Historic Camino de Santiago in spain, Via Francigena in France/Italy. Chances are anywhere around the world you wont be too far from a long distance Trail.
You can find our top 20 trails of the world here
“Not all those who wander are lost.”