Great Natural Walks in the UK

29 May 2015

Great Natural Walks in the UK

Now that the weather is stabilising a little, with less chance of rain – in theory you may want an excuse to get out this coming bank holiday weekend and make good use of the weather that’s to come, this coming weekend is set to be a pretty nice weekend so getting out for a walking trip amongst some of the most impressive and natural sights in the UK, featuring a number of national parks that retain natural and untouched beauty.

White Cliffs of Dover

Kent offers a great place to wander around as it encompasses a large chunk of the coast in the South East of England. The White Cliffs of Dover is a great spectacle from the water, as well as being a great place to walk on top of, overlooking the English Channels - one of the most recognised landmarks of the country as well as being an excellent place to walk around on a nice day.   

Peak District National Park 

The Peak District takes up a large amount of space in the centre of the country, which offers a lot of quaint villages to stay in and accommodation. Discover the amount that Derbyshire has to offer, and go off foot amongst the many walks in the Peak District area, which is one of the UK’s most popular walking destinations. There are plenty of traffic free routes that can be taken, offering a mix of rugged, hilly terrain and easy-on-the-feet walks.

Lake District National Park

Located in the North-West of England within Cumbria, the Lake District National Park encompasses a range of mountains, valleys, lakes, a coastline and a number of villages throughout the region. With an impressive 14 million visitor a year, this is one of the favourite walking destinations for people in the UK. There are a number of guided walks and events happening throughout the region with many walks giving stunning views of lakes and hills for a variety of walkers, from rambles through to high ridge walks and scramble.

New Forest

The New Forest National park is located south of England, not too far from Southampton. There is an open expanse of vegetation, including bogs, heathland with grazing wildlife that help maintain the park. With over 190,000 acres of forest to explore, there are plenty of walks to keep you occupied here with over 140 miles of track. This is a unique place to visit, as the history as well as the practises have been adopted over hundreds of years, which has helped shape the landscape and keep this area stay natural.

Brecon Beacons National Park

Located in South Wales, easily accessible from southern towns such as Cardiff, Newport and Magor, offers some of the most spectacular upland formations, providing a mix of terrain, grassy sloped, gorges and waterfalls.

Dartmoor National Park

Located in south Devon, located not too far from our Taunton Hotel. Countryside surrounds the moors, with granite littering the landscape offering a unique mixture of scenic views, ancient monuments and tors. There are plenty of walking areas amongst bogs and rivers making it a great place to absorb some natural beauty. 

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