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!


June 2017: comment from Di Batten:

"I have only recently discovered your site and I am finding it very interesting. I have not found any explanation of the "Level of Difficulty" ratings. I notice that a variety of descriptive terms are used; strenuous, very difficult, difficult, moderate and straightforward are ones that I have noticed, and I am thinking that they probably would be in descending order of challenge as I have listed them. It would be helpful to have this clarified though... Keep up your excellent work."

Walkopedia says: MOST helpful, many thanks. We've added a detailed explanation under "Walks grading".

April 2017: Theresa May calls an election in the UK after spending Easter walking. Interesting. A shaft of clarity or lost on a foggy hillside?? 

March 2017: Big moment - our 1,000th walk is loaded, and it is, fittingly, the magnificent Jebel Akhdar in Oman

February 2017: We are proud to be sponsoring Christopher Somerville's talk at the Chipping Norton Literary Festival on his book The January Man. Sunday 30 April, 2017.  

“The January Man is the story of a year of walks. Month by month, season by season and region by region, Christopher Somerville walks the British Isles, following routes that continually bring his father to mind.”

December 2016: We're building something beautiful, and we aren't Donald Trump!

Making walking great again!

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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