Long-distance trails (or long-distance tracks, paths, footpaths or greenways) are trails or footpaths covering large distances, typically 50 km or more, used for rambling (that is, hiking or backpacking). Some long-distance trails are multi-use and are used for cycling or horse riding.
The Kerry Way in South West Ireland circumnavigates the highest mountain range in the British Isles. Along with the adjoining Dingle Way it is noted for its scenic views of the Atlantic, loughs and mountains.
The LongDistanceTrails Datalayer is a line coverage representing trails that are longer than 25 miles.
The data was created for the purpose of regional planning and mapping by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation and was modified for DCR (then DEM) by the University of Massachusetts in 1997.
At scales of 1:50,000 or smaller the data is reliable for all trails; between 1:50,000 and 1:25,000 the data quality of some trails may be significantly inaccurate; for scales greater than 1:25,000 the quality of most trails will be significantly inaccurate.
The Snowdonia Trail is an outstanding walking holiday of approximately 140mls (220km), for the connoisseur of unspoilt mountain scenery.
Often called the model for a longdistance footpath for its unique rich landscape and wealth of cultural and historical attraction to be encountered along the way, the Cotswold Way, has now been deservedly designated as a National Trail.
The Tarka Trail is a looping figure of eight footpath of over 180 miles/280 km in length through the beautiful North and Mid Devon countryside, tracing the travels of Henry Williamson's much loved `Tarka the Otter' depicted in his best-selling 1927 novel.
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