Welcome to Walkopedia, experts in walking in special places...   

...and our interactive directory of the world’s best walks, hikes and treks

Our aims are to develop a complete collection of the world’s greatest and most exciting walks, hosting fine writing and gorgeous photos; and to give you the information you need to plan an expedition.

This requires daunting levels of research - and help from walk lovers like you. So, please give us your suggestions, comments and photos.


Walkers of the World Unite!



August 2019: some stunning walks with long-suffering teenagers in BRITTANY. Much to recommend, from goroeus coast to ancient, tangled forests and gorges. Pages in development!

May 2019: to Ethiopia at last. Amazing place, with stunning landscapes, thrilling wildlife and special people.

March 2019: magazine: Amazing volcanic Madeira. You don't expect some of the world's best walking in this holiday island, until you start doing your research....

January 2019: magazine:  Corsica - less famous than it should be. Stunning walking, from high, rugged mountains, to ancient mule parth to coastal beauties - with good food thrown in!

July 2018: Lonely Planet: See Lonely Planet's profile on Walkopedia and William's Top 100 project.

The world's 100 best walks

What are the world's 100 best walks?

Here is our current Top 10:

See our full Top 100

All our walks, by destination

See the full list of all our walks, arranged by country

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Identifying the best walks requires a system as well as stamina: but what are the essential ingredients of a great walk? See our walks assessment system

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Help to develop the definitive Top 100 list and a full collection of the world's best walks and hikes. Recommend a walk, or add your tips, tales and photos.


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Hadrian's Wall - Walks in the UK Hadrian's Wall, UK
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