Try our 4-mile walk through some of Box Hill's finest scenery and views, glorious in every season. You'll be able to see for miles across the South Downs. A gentle ramble up to the top of Godolphin Hill which boasts one of the best views over west Cornwall. This bracing walk leads you alongside the Ladybower Reservoir, through farmland, and emerges high on the moors with fantastic views of the Derwent Valley and opportunities to spot local wildlife.
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Push yourself further on one of our favourite challenging walking routes; from mountain hikes and lengthy trails to upland walks and difficult terrain. Research has shown that walking by the coast can improve your wellbeing, and even help you to sleep longer. Find your new favourite seaside stroll, and feel revitalised by the salty air and the sound of the waves.
Explore beautiful landscapes on foot and soak up amazing views that will take your breath away. Discover a selection of our favourite trails with that special something. There are still areas of wilderness to be found, where you can really get away from it all. Here are some of our favourite wild places to get out and enjoy. The outdoors is good for you and we care for miles upon miles of coast and countryside.
Learn more about the great things you can do at our places when you head off on an outdoor adventure. Find rugs, rucksacks and walking essentials for your next beach picnic, property trail or family day out. Details: speysideway. Though an awful lot shorter, the Pennine Way is a great primer. According to Sarah many walkers seem to ignore the wild and windswept northeast. Unusually, it also explores shepherding culture along the way, with former Countryside ranger and shepherd turned walking leader, Russell Tait, as guide.
This challenging mile coast-to-coast path cuts across Scotland from Portpatrick in the west to Cockburnspath in the east via coast, moorland, forest, glen and hills. It hasn't been left undisturbed by human foot since it first opened, 28 years ago, but some long, open stages where accommodation is restricted to wild camping or bothies or detouring to a pick-up point for vehicle support means the trail remains much less well-trodden than the West Highland Way. Details: southernuplandway. Covering 42 Lake District peaks in 66 miles, the Bob Graham Round "has been an epic hour challenge since Bob Graham first completed it in ," says Andy.
You'll have to add in a few diversions to campsites unless you want to wild camp but you'll have a great time". On 5 and 6 May Ramblers Cymru will be celebrating the launch of the All Wales Coast Path, the first in the world to span an entire country's coastline, with the Big Welsh Walk — a series of events taking place along every stretch of the Welsh shore. Joanna describes this walk as an unusually accessible way to avoid the crowds. Ramblers volunteers and council officers have recently helped relaunch the trail, adding comprehensive signage and publishing a new web guide to the route.
One of the country's least well-trodden and unmarked long-distance footpaths finishes here, having started just over miles away in Fort William and taken in famous Sandwood Bay, and more, along the way. There are several possible routes but C-N-Do Scotland offers the trail as a day guided walking holiday, starting in Inverie. Though this two year-old trail passes through some of the most glorious countryside in the Yorkshire Dales it was designed specifically to open up some of the area's lesser-known countryside, and does so brilliantly.
Running north for 38 miles from Otley, in Wharfedale, to Middleham, in Wensleydale, through four other dales, it passes ruined abbeys, quaint villages and wild open countryside. And some of the best walks in the Lake District on the doorstep". Where to start? For downloadable walks see cotswoldsaonb. Walks for all abilities are possible from here. Book into the Stiperstones Inn, in this oft-ignored corner of Shropshire, and you can enjoy wonderful undiscovered walks in and around the hills and nature reserve that surround it, says Sarah.
Joanna recommends these week-long, women-only breaks on the Isle of Mull organised by specialists Walking Women. On some occasions, we earn revenue if you click the links and buy the products, but we never allow this to bias our coverage. The reviews are compiled through a mix of expert opinion and real-world testing. Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? Try Independent Premium free for 1 month to access this feature. Find your bookmarks in your Independent Premium section, under my profile. Subscribe Now Subscribe Now.
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If you do not allow these cookies, you will not experience our targeted advertising across different websites. It is iconic because it was the product of the post First World War mass trespass movement of often working class walkers with a socialist outlook. Related Posts. Voted for by 8, Brits, the final list was presented on national television last week during a 2-hour lasting show.
For those that have access to ITV, you can watch the programme online until the end of February For us it was quite exciting to see such a mix of walks spread around the island and as far as Northern Ireland, the Isle of Wight and the Isles of Scilly. Out of these 12 places we have composed our own personal top 6 of the best hikes in Scotland.