Hiking is a very popular sport in the United Kingdom. With fabulous coastline and countryside which looks as though that it hasn’t been altered in generations, the UK has many wonderful places to hike. Here are some of the best hiking places in the UK.
Perhaps the most famous wall in the UK, Hadrian’s Wall is a sizeable hike but very easy to follow because you walk alongside the ruins of this once mighty structure. Passing from one side of England to the other, it can take several days to hike in full but the views are definitely worth it.
The Lizard Peninsula
Found in Cornwall, this hike can be done in less than a day. Along the way, you’ll find a collapsed cave named the Devil’s Frying Pond and the Lion’s Den which has a sheer drop. As jagged rocks scatter this coastline walk, there is so much to see that you will probably wish that it was longer.
A strangely named place which can be hiked in only a couple of hours, Tegg’s Nose is the second highest point on the Cheshire Plain. A family-favourite hiking trail, there are many points of interest on Tegg’s Nose such as a former quarry and a traditional farmhouse.
The Peak District is a fantastic hiking location and the Roaches is no different. With many caverns and caves, the Roaches is a visually striking hiking trail and popular with families because it has wide paths and inclines which aren’t steep at all.
Ullswater and Place Fell
Especially in the summer, the Lake District can be a very busy area for hikers. Ullswater and Place Fell are quiet hiking locations. Although it only takes a couple of hours to do, a steamer boat trip is available where you can sit back and enjoy the beautiful countryside in complete relaxation.
Only taking around sixty minutes, this family-friendly hiking trail has many places of historical significance such as a medieval tower which has views that look out onto the Somerset landscape. In fact, this hiking trail demonstrates that there is more to this part of the UK than a music festival.
The Old Man Of Coniston
Located in Dorset, the Old Man Of Coniston is a very tough hiking trail and it’s recommended that only experienced hikers attempt it. Over 2,200ft high, the Old Man Of Coniston is an uphill hike but the views at its top, such as a 360º panoramic of Coniston Water, are sublime.
Enabling avid bird watchers and hikers to combine their passion, the Blakeney Freshes Nature Reserve in Norfolk is ideal. An isolated landscape, it attracts an impressive range of bird life that will provide the perfect soundtrack for your hike.
This Yorkshire hiking trail follows a short route and has very smooth paths which makes it ideal for parents who want to bring a pushchair with them.
The Coleridge Way
This hiking trail in Exmoor cannot be done in a couple of hours because several days are needed in order to enjoy all of it. This is because the Coleridge Way is thirty six miles long and every foot of it should be fully appreciated. The Quantock Hills remain untouched and have many authentic pubs along the way. The idyllic locations of Holford and West Quantoxhead also have numerous tea rooms. Therefore, you can enjoy very tasty Devon cream teas as you attempt this popular hiking trail.
These are just some of the many wonderful places in the UK which enable you to hike. No matter which one is chosen, you’re bound to have a great time.