The Best Hikes in the UK

When planning a trip to the UK, hiking is often one of the last things travellers think of.  The thing is, the UK has excellent hiking and is often the best way to explore the country and discover how beautiful this country is.

Just a word of warning, the weather can be unpredictable and you may experience all four seasons in one day, so be prepared and always check the weather report before heading out.


This trail is in Cumbria, a lake district that is one of the most beautiful parts of England.  The trail is not an easy one and covers about 14 km. It is probably more suited to experienced hikers as there are steep areas with ledges and drop-offs.

If you are not used to heights rather avoid this hike. It is well worth it though as the views from the summit are spectacular.  The summit, known as Striding Edge offers a view of Red Tarn, a beautiful lake and is a great spot to sit back and relax and even enjoy a bit of the sports betting NZ has to offer on your mobile.

Hadrians Wall

This is considered as one of the best hikes in England, and is a combination of beautiful scenery and English history.  The hike is about 135 km long and the hike will take you through some spectacular scenery starting at Wallsend and going as far as Bowness-on-Solway.

The hike goes along Hadrians Wall, which was once a Roman defensive.  This hike offers many interesting activities that include ancient Roman ruins, as well as visiting museums at various places along the hike.  These museums are a great way to learn the history of this part of England.

The Lizard Walk

This hike is not difficult, and is about 11 km.  It starts at the southern coast of Cornwall and ends at

Kynance Cove.  The coastal path has beautiful heather blossoms and you pass the Lizard Lighthouse.  Pen Olver is along your route, which has lovely views of the coastline, and there are two huts that once belonged to Guglielmo Marconi, an inventor and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.

Today, the huts are museums that display his work and are a real gem to visit along this walk.  Not only is the flora beautiful there is also an abundance of wildlife.  You may even be lucky enough to see a chough, a bird that almost became extinct.

As you near the end of the hike you will see Pistol Ogo Meadows where it is said that 200 people were buried after they drowned during the Royal Anne wreck in 1720.  Many people find this spot a little bit spooky, as some hikers have heard strange noises from the beach.

North Downs Way

This hike is 246 km, and the route goes from Farmham to Dover.  This is a reasonably simple hike, but you will want to take your time doing it, as there are so many wonderful places to visit on the way.

It has many beautiful things to see and loads of things with historical significance.  There are medieval castles, ancient forts and trenches from World War II, and each offers its own unique attraction.

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