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Recognised Long Distance Walks in excess of 100km in Great Britain are eligible for IVV Awards. As these walking trails are becoming more popular and extensive, the BWF will now credit a walker with IVV Distance and Event stamps


To register for a Long Distance Walk you need to complete a Registration Form and submit it together with the registration fee of £2.00 to the BWF Trails Officer.
On registration, you will be issued with a Report Book which you should complete on a daily basis. Each day you should record the date, distance walked, weather and collect a dated till receipt, shop/hotel stamp etc. The information collected acts as a check that the walk has actually been completed. If you need more pages these can be


On completion of the Walk or part of a Walk you should send your report book together with the validation fee of £5.00 to the BWF Trails Officer. He will issue the appropriate IVV credit for the distance completed and event stamps as per the new IVV guidelines of 1 event stamp for each 20 kilometres completed. Those who complete the full Walk will receive a colour certificate of achievement. Those who only walk part of a trail will receive IVV credit as detailed above but will not receive a certificate.

There is a special Challenge which is to complete 100 different BWF registered Permanent Trails, National Trails, and Long Distance Walks For more information go to PT100 Challenge.

Long Distance Walks Registered since 1st January 2017:

1 Wayfarers Walk 115 5
2 Forth & Clyde and Union Canals 101 5
3 Grand Union Canal 234 11
4 Centenary Way (Yorkshire) 134 6
5 Capital Ring (London) 126 6
6 Greensand Way 173 8
7 Cumbria Way 113 5
8 Severn Way 338 16
9 Wales Coast Path 1386 69
10 Isle of Anglesey Coast Path 200 10
11 Saffron Trail 113 5
12 Dorset Jubilee Trail 142 7
13 Vectis Trail, Isle Of Wight 126 6
14 Raad Ny Foillan, Isle Of Man 153 7
15 Essex Way 136 6
16 John Bunyan Trail 124 6
17 Leeds and Liverpool Canal Walk 208 10
18 Lancashire Coastal Way 220 11
19 Kennet and Avon Canal Walk 122 6
20 Yorkshire Ouse Walk 100 5
21 Mid Wiltshire Way 109 5
22 Milton Keynes Boundary Walk 101 5
23 St. Edmunds Way 127 6

A few examples that you may wish to consider.

  • Angles Way, Great Yarmouth  123km

  • Jurassic Way, Banbury  142km

  • Solent Way, West Sussex  112km

  • Vanguard Way, Croydon  107km

  • St Lltyds Walk, Llanelli  103km

  • St Cuthbert's Way, Melrose  100km

  • Weardale Way, Sunderland  117km