From the early birds on a sunrise mission with a backpack full of photography gear to the folks who prefer taking in the scenery without breaking a sweat, the UK has a walking destination for you. Take five minutes to answer these five questions, and find out which UK walking destination promises your perfect walk.
The Peak District
Brimming with green valleys, friendly summits, and routes for every ability, the Peak District is perfect for both day and multi-day hikes, thanks to its rolling hills and easy access to towns. While its name might sound, well, peaky, you won’t find many mountains in this national park. Instead, you’ll enjoy sweeping views, mixed ascents, and even the odd waterfall.
The Scottish Highlands
In the Scottish Highlands, you earn your views. Home to some of the highest mountains in the British Isles (hi Ben Nevis!) you can expect some demanding ascents, not to mention challenging weather conditions. However, between the epic views on offer, and the chances of encountering mystical loch-dwelling creatures, it’s worth risking the weather for a taste of the Scottish scenery.
The New Forest
While its name implies trees, the New Forest is really much more than that. Think majestic heathland, coastline, streams, and yes, there is a fair amount of ancient woodland too. Home to roaming deer and ponies, a healthy bird population and a good variety of pubs, the New Forest makes for a great place to explore.
Postcard-worthy villages with houses draped in roses, and gently rolling farmlands, the Cotswolds are quintessentially English. Home to at least one member of the royal family, you can expect to wander past old hunting lodges, polo matches in action, and flower boxes that seem almost too perfect!
The Brecon Beacons
Unique amongst Britain’s wild places, the Brecon Beacons are an interactive lesson in geology. Formed by millennia of shifting glaciers, the peaks and valleys you’ll find here have ancient history stamped all over them. There’s also more recent history on show, in the form of the region’s coal mining past.
Which one promises you your perfect walk?
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