Heart of England Way
|Heart of England Way|
Cannock Chase lies on the trail
|Length||160 km (99 mi)|
The Heart of England Way is a long distance walk of around 160 km (100 mi) through the Midlands of England. The walk starts from Milford Common on Cannock Chase and ends at Bourton on the Water in the Cotswolds passing through the counties of Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Gloucestershire.
The walk provides links to a number of other long distance walks: the Beacon Way, Staffordshire Way, Two Saints Way, Arden Way, Cotswold Way, Oxfordshire Way, and Thames Path. It is maintained by the Heart of England Way Association.
On 20 July 2013, Ultra Runner David Hollyoak set a solo course record of completing the entire length of the Heart Of England Way (South to North) non stop in 25 Hours 11 Minutes. The run is corroborated by having a relay of runners to run sections with him all the way. GPS statistics showed the route to be 105 miles.
Places on the way
- Cannock Chase
- Castle Ring
- Drayton Bassett
- Balsall Common
- Upper Quinton
- Chipping Campden
- Heart of England Way
- The Rambler's Association info on the Heart of England Way
- Photos taken along the Heart of England Way on geograph.org.uk