We all enjoy a good walk, unless you don’t then this blog post isn’t the one for you. Tying up your hiking boots and taking your steps into an unrivalled sense of freedom. We have chosen some of our best hiking places in the UK. These aren’t mere walks in the park, these are more like bucket-list hikes, so if you have ever wanted to go on a proper walk, have a look at some of the places on this blog and enjoy!
Hadrians Wall Path, Northumberland and Cumbria
In Northern England, this walk spans over 73 miles of it and the enormous wall is one of Britain’s most spectacular ancient monuments. One of our favourites sections to walk is the 20 mile stretch between Chollerford (near Hexham station) to Birdoswald Fort (east of Carlisle). Here, is the highest section of the wall which means you get beautiful views of the Lake District and Pennines. You can spend the weekend over here, and don’t forget your Ultra Dry Bag to protect all your goods.
South West Coast Path, Cornwall
The South West Coast Path is a great hiking path as it twists and turns its way for around 630 miles along amazing coastline, from Minehead in Somerset to Poole Harbour in Dorset. During the summer months, the path does get busy however you can still find hidden coves to stop and have a refreshing dip. Cornwall is known for having lots of little secluded beaches, if you are lucky, you can have the sea all the yourself (even in peak season).
South Downs Way, Hampshire to East Sussex
This 100 mile South Downs Way is full of wildlife, white cliffs and watering holes along the way. The route begins in Winchester and carries on countryside until you reach the rippling chalk cliffs at Eastbourne. It takes around 8 days to hike the entire easy-to-follow route. We think this hike is best done from west to east, or you can also split it into short sections.
The Quiraing, Isle of Skye
Here is a great place for a hike, there is a 4 mile loop that involves a fair bit of climbing and beautiful views. Quairaign is a landslip in the wild terrain of Northern Skye. Here, is a very popular place for a range of different people, from geologists to photographers but we think the best way to appreciate the beautiful views is to hike it.
Scafell Pike, Lake District
If you didn’t know, Scafell Pike is the tallest mountain in England. There are several different ways to reach the top of this mountain, usually there is a line of people walking up the shortest route to the top (starting the walk at Wasdale). The way we go is starting from the more scenic, quite North side, beginning in Seathwaite (or Borrowdale for a longer hike).
Coast to Coast, Cumbria to North Yorkshire
This is a 192 mile walking route which runs from one coast of England to the other. Beginning from St Bees Head on the Irish Sea to Robin Hood’s Bay on the North Sea. You will also cross the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors which means you cross three national parks in one walking route.