It’s always a good time to get outside, but, because of Covid-19, people are being encouraged to social distance themselves which can make it difficult to get out. But, we will recover from this, and we will still have a summer to explore the great trails the UK has to offer. With social isolation in mind, it has me thinking about the best unpopular trails in the UK.

This (at least at the time of writing) does not mean you are not allowed to go outside, you are. So some of these could make great day hikes if you live in the area.

The article is derived from a combination of Hiiker data and personal opinion about trails that I have hiked, or would like to hike based on watching videos from others and from chatting to other hikers.

1. Two Moors Way – Devon

Trail Map – Distance 108 Miles

We bury at the start of the Two Moors Way

2. Mendip Way – Somerset

Trail Map – Distance 48 Miles

The Mendip Way

3. Jurassic Way – Northamptonshire

Trail Map – Distance 89 Miles

Jurassic Way

4. Yorkshire Wolds Way – Yorkshire

Trail Map – Distance 78 Miles

5. Trans Pennine Trail – Coast to Coast

Trail Map – Distance 213 Miles

Trans Pennine Coast to coast trail

6. Beacons Way –  Brecon Beacons National Park Wales

Trail Map – Distance 100 Miles

The Brecon Beacons – The Beacons Way

7. East Highland Way – Highlands, Scotland

Trail Map – Distance 81 Miles

East Highland Way

8. Wessex Ridgeway – Marlbourgh, England

Trail Map – Distance 136 Miles

Wessex Ridgeway

9. Chiltern Way – Hemel Hempstead, England

Trail Map – Distance 134 Miles

Chiltern Way

10. Ulster Way – Ulster, Northern Ireland

Trail Map – Distance 564 Miles

Ulster Way