Start: Weybridge [Full route in UK: Stranraer]

Finish: Dover [Western route]

OS 1:25 000 maps: 137, 138, 145, 146, 147, 148, 160

Length: 218 km (136 miles) [Full western route in UK: 1422 km (888.5 miles)]

Notes and links

The British section of the E2 is essentially a northwards extension of the GR5, linking the Low Countries with the Riviera via the French Alps. It was opened in 1999. The total planned length of the E2, from Galway to Nice, is 4850 km (3030 miles).

The E2 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.

Within the region covered by this website, the E2 is made up of:

Published guide

No published guide, but guides are available for the component paths. The Ramblers website has a description of the E2 Atlantic - Mediterranean Path.

The route of component paths is shown on OS 1:25 000 maps. The E2 itself is shown as a 'Recreational Path' on the back covers of the maps.


The Wey Navigation walked on 21 March 2010, as part of a project to walk from London to Portsmouth following the inland waterways.


Component paths are waymarked. The Ramblers website notes that the E2 is generally only waymarked in its own right at major junctions.