This country’s ever-changing landscapes provide a wealth of diverse walking routes. Some are perfect for sightseeing or soaking up history and culture, while others offer iconic paths and areas of incredible natural beauty. With so many destinations to choose from, it can be hard to decide what’s right for you, so, we’ve rounded up five of the best walks in the UK.
Snowdonia is, of course, well-known for its dramatic scenery. The panoramic views on this 83-mile trail are nothing short of spectacular and only improve as you reach its particularly secluded spots. You’ll journey through delightful forests and along glistening lake shores, while also learning about North Wales’ historical slate industry and stopping by small Welsh towns.
As you wander the wonderful Shropshire countryside, you’ll discover the unique history of the Ironbridge Gorge - a UNESCO World Heritage Site tucked away amongst a grassy woodland. You’ll get an insight into the region’s fascinating past as you visit multiple interesting museums, before ambling along dismantled railway lines and picturesque footpaths through farmland and valleys.
Escaping to the Lake District will give you the chance to ramble several outstanding routes. However, if you’re searching for a serene setting, follow the tracks around Buttermere and its surrounding fells. This walk really highlights the peace and tranquillity of this fantastic destination, making it the ideal choice for those after a trip that’s physical, yet relaxing.
As you arrive in this astonishing county, you’ll feel as though you’ve been transported to another world. This place really is a hiker’s paradise, with walks here taking you across sandy beaches and past the shimmering blue sea.
A real highlight of this area is the South West Coast Path. On this route, you’ll head to Land's End, before travelling south to look in on Cornish settlements. You’ll also be able to uncover ancient remnants, admiring the magnificent surroundings as you go.
If you’re looking for a more challenging walk, try the West Highland Way. This long-distance footpath will take you from the Scottish Lowlands, right up to the rural Highlands. Over the course of this 96-mile trail, you’ll explore a varied landscape of rolling hills, stunning mountains and rocky outcrops, making this a route to remember
You can enjoy all of these tracks and more with the help of expert leaders by trekking with Ramblers Walking Holidays. For extra inspiration, browse our guided UK walks, here.