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Macmillan Way - Cross Britain Way

449 km / 279 miles

Derbys, Gwynedd, Leics, Lincs, Notts, Powys, Shrops, Staffs, Telford W
The path was created by Tim Brunton, to help raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. The idea was to create a walking trail across the whole of the country that would include less well-known areas of the English countryside, combine both England and Wales, and would embrace Britainís cultural and industrial heritage as well as the beauty of its scenery, and the range of its changing landscapes.

The walk starts in Lincolnshire at Boston near The Wash where the original Macmillan Way starts, and heads westwards across the middle of England. From the Fens it goes through the Vale of Belvoir, the Leicestershire Wolds, and the National Forest. After the canals of South Staffordshire it turns south-west across Cannock Chase though East Shropshire along the Iron Bridge Gorge, then heads into the Shropshire hills. It then crosses the rolling green hills of mid Wales and over the Berwyn mountains. The final stretch is south-west through Snowdonia National Park to Barmouth.

On the way the route incorporates sections of twelve existing named walking trails and includes stretches of six canals.


Details:

Path Type
Other Paths
Attributes
AONB; Canal; Forest/Woodland; Moorland; National Park; Charity
Start
TF326441 - Boston, Lincs
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Finish
SH614154 - Barmouth, Gwynedd
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Open Date
2014
Web Sites

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Booklet
Cross Britian Way (Macmillan Way Association - 2014)

Maps:

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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
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Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
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Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

 
 
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Glebe House Muston  (bookable online)
3 Km
82 Km
Self-catering
Greenman Cottage  (bookable online)
3 Km
85 Km
Other
Belvoir B&B at Woodside Farm  (bookable online)
2 Km
89 Km
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Scalford Hall Hotel  (bookable online)
4 Km
96 Km
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The Lodge  (bookable online)
5 Km
96 Km
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Bouverie Lodge B&B  (bookable online)
4 Km
107 Km
Self-catering
4 Km
118 Km
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Charnwood Lodge  (bookable online)
3 Km
125 Km
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Ramada Loughborough Hotel  (bookable online)
2 Km
125 Km
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Burleigh Court  (bookable online)
4 Km
127 Km
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The Link Hotel  (bookable online)
4 Km
132 Km
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The Falcon Inn  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
135 Km
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3 Km
135 Km
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1 Km
137 Km
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Lady Gate Guest House  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
138 Km
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Spring Cottage  (bookable online)
2 Km
138 Km
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Donington Manor Hotel  (bookable online)
3 Km
138 Km
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Castletown House  (bookable online)
3 Km
138 Km
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The Priest House Hotel  (bookable online)
4 Km
146 Km
Walkers are Welcome
< 1 Km
147 Km
B & B Accommodation
Hillfield House  (bookable online)
5 Km
157 Km
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Clockmakers House B&B  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
159 Km
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Forest Lodge  (bookable online)
2 Km
159 Km
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Royal Hotel  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
159 Km
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Ashby Wells House  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
160 Km
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Measham House Farm  (bookable online)
4 Km
162 Km
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YHA National Forest  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
166 Km
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166 Km
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4 Km
178 Km
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Orgreave Lodge  (bookable online)
5 Km
181 Km
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Hilton at St George's Park  (bookable online)
1 Km
187 Km
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Colton House  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
205 Km
Self-catering
Ingestre Lodges  (bookable online)
3 Km
212 Km
Hotels
The Moat House  (bookable online)
2 Km
223 Km
Walkers are Welcome
< 1 Km
264 Km
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< 1 Km
264 Km
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The Stanage  (bookable online)
5 Km
265 Km
Walkers are Welcome
< 1 Km
272 Km
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Ragleth House  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
301 Km
Walkers are Welcome
< 1 Km
301 Km
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< 1 Km
310 Km
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Bluebell at Gaer Fawr  (bookable online)
4 Km
338 Km
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The Old Stable  (bookable online)
4 Km
338 Km
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Vine House Bed & Breakfast  (bookable online)
3 Km
338 Km
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Trefnant Hall  (bookable online)
5 Km
345 Km
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Trefnant Hall Cottage Suite  (bookable online)
5 Km
345 Km
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Upper Gelli Lodge  (bookable online)
2 Km
346 Km
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Tan y Graig  (bookable online)
3 Km
354 Km
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4 Km
360 Km
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Cyfie Farm  (bookable online)
1 Km
363 Km
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3 Km
398 Km
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Bodiwan  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
400 Km
Self-catering
Cysgod Y Coed  (bookable online)
1 Km
400 Km
Walkers are Welcome
< 1 Km
400 Km
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< 1 Km
401 Km
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Glan y Gro  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
403 Km
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Bryniau Golau  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
403 Km
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Bythynnod Bryn Caled Cottages  (bookable online)
2 Km
411 Km
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Afon Rhaiadr Country House  (bookable online)
1 Km
427 Km
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Torrent Walk Cottages  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
430 Km
Self-catering
Helmau Cottages  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
431 Km
B & B Accommodation
Dolgun Uchaf  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
432 Km
Camp Site
Torrent Walk Caravan & Camping  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
432 Km
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Cader View & Arran Cottage  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
432 Km
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Tan-y-Fron Bed and Breakfast  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
433 Km
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Tan-y-Fron Camping Pods  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
433 Km
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Ivy House  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
434 Km
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Ffynnon  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
434 Km
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Aber Cottage Guesthouse  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
434 Km
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Tyddyn Mawr  (bookable online)
3 Km
435 Km
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Glandwr Mill  (bookable online)
2 Km
444 Km
B & B Accommodation
Bryn Melyn Guest House  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
448 Km
Self-catering
Agnes Fach  (bookable online)
1 Km
448 Km
Self-catering
Bryn Annas Chalet  (bookable online)
2 Km
448 Km
Self-catering
Gwril View  (bookable online)
< 1 Km
449 Km
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Penbryn Mynach Holiday Cottage  (bookable online)
1 Km
449 Km
Self-catering
Talarfor  (bookable online)
2 Km
449 Km
B & B Accommodation
Llwyndu Farmhouse  (bookable online)
4 Km
449 Km

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GPS Exchange Format Route File
Cross Britian Way GPX Exchange Format Route File
Last Updated 31/05/2016 17:59:17 - Route chhanges advised by Author
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MemoryMap Route file
Cross Britian Way Memory Map Route File
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Tracklogs Route file
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Route Profile:

448.2 Km (278.5 miles)
7,629 m (25,030 ft) ascent
521 m (1,709 ft)  maximum height