9 of the best places to go for a hike


Best Hikes

We’ve rounded up a list of the best and most beautiful places in the UK to go on a hike. Give ‘em a go, we dare you…

1.) Glen Affric, Scotland.

Claimed to be one of Scotland’s most glamorous glens and a big hit with walkers, Glen Affric stretches down river towards Loch Affric and is not only home to the National Nature Reserve, but also dotted with the famous Scot’s Pine tree – whose origins date back to before Roman times. Now that’s, like, well old!

 

2.) Black Mountains, Wales.

Found in the northeast Wing of the Brecon Beacons National Park, the Black Mountains share a border with Herefordshire, England.

The area is blanketed in grass and hugged by heather, so pack yourself a 9BAR and a picnic and enjoy the view!

 

3.) Pennine Way, England.

This National Trail begins in Edale in the Derbyshire countryside and stretches 268 miles upwards to Kirk Yelthom on the Scottish border. Altough described as a once in a life time experience, we don’t urge you to walk all that way in one go…

 

4.) Hadrian’s Wall Path, England.

If you consider yourself a bit of a rookie historian, this hike will be right up your path (get it?) One of Britain’s most iconic Roman monuments, Hadrian’s Wall doubles as perhaps its most compelling long-distance path and marches 84 miles across northern England’s most bracing and barren terrain. Better stock up on some good energy then!

 

5.) South Downs Way, England.

This National Trail stretches from the greenery of Winchester to the chalky cliffs of Eastbourne, so, oh, 100 miles or so. If you don’t fancy the whole South Downs challenge then you can immerse yourself in the wild life and the lovely local villages – tea for two anyone?

 

6.) The Thames Path, England.

Just looking for a gentle weekend stroll? The Thames Path is a charming walk through some of England’s most charismatic countryside, which meanders on through the fascinating heart of London town!

 

7.) Loch Lomand and the Trossachs National Park, Scotland.

A popular spot amongst hill-walkers due to being close to cities such as Glasgow and Edinburgh, this national park offers stunning views of spectacular scenery – and greenery. The extensive mountain areas are mainly in the North, allowing ambitious hill walkers to roam the Corbetts (sadly not of the Ronnie variety) leaving plenty to dig your walking boots into.

 

8.) Cleveland Way, England.

If you are stuck for choice between beautiful coastal views and casting your eye across warming purple heather then Cleveland Way is the one for you. This trail spans 110 miles around the North York Moors National Park, beginning in the Yorkshire town of Helmsley and ending by the sea in Filey.

 

9.) South West Coast Path, England.

There’s nothing like a breath of salty fresh air to revive the spirits, so soak it up with 630 miles of beautiful South West coastal path. The trail begins in Minehead in Somerset and stretches along the coastline until it comes to a complete stop in Poole Harbour in Dorset. It’s the longest coastal trail in the UK so best pack yourself a 9BAR or 2 (or 9) for the journey!