Long-distance trailLong-distance trails
(or long-distance tracks, paths or footpaths) are trails or footpaths covering large distances, typically 50 km or more, used for rambling (that is, hiking
). There are different types of long distance footpaths:
These follow coast lines. A good example is the South West Coast Path in England
Coast to coast trails
These may be cross-country paths, or may follow roadways, or other ways, and often intersect with many other trails in the process. A good example is the Coast to Coast path in northern England.
Two good examples of mountain trails are the Appalachian Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail
These are trails on old railroad beds, an example is the Longdendale Trail.