Greenwich Meridian Trail

A very long distance coast to coast walk of 285 miles following the line of the Greenwich Meridian from the Meridian Monument at Peacehaven in East Sussex to Tunstall Beach in East Yorkshire. Maps, statistics and gpx route file for the walk are included.

Google Maps Open Source Maps

Statistics and Files
Start: Meridian Monument, Peacehaven
Distance: 285 miles (457 km)
Grid Ref: TQ410007
Climbing: 3,593 metres
Walk time: 90-140 hours
Days: 15-25

Ordnance Survey Explorer Map (1:25,000)

Summary: The Greenwich Meridian Trail is a long distance walk is the creation of Hilda and Graham Heap from Lewes which follows the line of the Prime Meridian. The trail was inaugurated in 2009 to coincide with the 125th anniversary of the Greenwich Meridian. The walk begins at Peacehaven in East Sussex and ends on the coast at Sand le Mere in East Yorkshire. The official route guide cites 273 miles as the distance while the attached route files show a distance of 290 miles from start to finish. Bearing in mind that five of the route file miles are across the waters of the Humber Estuary I have concluded a distance of 285 miles as being the most accurate. As for the route, going from south to north the walk sticks as closely to the Prime Meridian line as possible. This takes the walk through the counties of East and West Sussex, Surrey, Greater London, Essex, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire and East Yorshire.

Useful Links:
Greenwich Meridian Trail Guide Books
Greenwich Meridian Trail Website
Annierak's Greenwich Meridian Trail Walk
Long Distance Walkers Association

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