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Total planned length: Galway - Nice 4850km/3030 miles
British section: Stranraer - Harwich or Dover 2297km/1436 miles total

The British section of the E2 is basically a northwards extension of the famous GR5, linking the Low Countries with the Riviera via the French Alps. It was opened in 1999, though some short sections still remain to be waymarked.

The Irish section via Belfast is not yet open, so the route starts at Stranraer, and takes in the Southern Uplands and the Pennines before splitting in two. The eastern route links the Yorkshire Wolds, the Humber estuary and the Fens to reach Harwich. The western alternative touches the Peaks, the Cotswolds, the Thames Valley and the North Downs on its way to Dover.  

The E2 is made up of sections of existing paths, and is generally only waymarked in its own right at major junctions.

Ramsey to Harwich International

Monday 31 Dec 2007 - 2 Miles

The purely E2 to Parkeston Quay Port (Harwich International) as the Essex Way branches south, then loops to Harwich Town.  I am rather miffed that there is virtually no effort made to waymark the E routes...

Strictly on the E2 - The refinery near Harwich International

Harwich International - Ferries to Hoek Van Holland and Esbjerg, Denmark

Weybridge to Guildford

Sunday 20 July 2008 - 15 Miles


By walking this section I have now walked the Western varient contigiously from Oxford to Dover.  Most of the E2 is coincident with other long distance paths but this is one of several sections that are purely the E2.

Another great day - lovely walk.  Started at the bridge on Weybridge Road over the Wey Navigation (which goes onto Goldalming, another 5 miles beyond Guildford)

Looking towards the Thames junction (around another mile North)

Weybridge town lock

Coxes Lock

Junction with the Basingstoke Canal at Byfleet.  Another one to do sometime...

Newark Priory hidden in trees

Newark Lock

National Trust maintenance depot

Rollers on a bend in the navigation - for towing

Bowers Lock

Stoke Lock


Approaching Guildford

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