Britains Best Places For Hiking

Dec 15, 2017

Hiking is a fantastic way to spent your weekend exploring the country, and there are some great trials throughout the UK. Not only is hiking a great way to keep fit and healthy, but it also helps you to unwind and leave the stresses of the busy week behind you. Whether you are a casual walker or a seasoned rambler, you can take in the scenery and explore the land old fashioned way!

The help you get the most from your weekend, we have put together a list of our top 5 hiking routes. These routes vary in their degree of difficulty, length and expertise - so there is a little something for everyone..

Lake District

When visiting the  Lake District National Park  you will find a number of walking routes planned out with some classic walks in the best loved areas of the Lake District. Whether its a Guided Walk your looking for, Navigation Courses, or detailed Routes and Maps detailing the distance, time, ascent and grade of some popular walks. The Lake District website has the information you need.


Hadrian’s Wall is a famous 84-mile footpath that follows the World Heritage Site of Hadrian’s Wall and spans the East and West coasts along ridges, crags and past Roman settlements and forts.

If 84 miles sounds a bit daunting for the casual hiker, there are plenty of shorter walks available in the surrounding area which are suitable for all abilities. These shorter walks are no less amazing in their views.


Discover the great Welsh outdoors on foot and explore its huge range of national trails. Whether it is a walking holiday or short break you are looking for, or just a short afternoon stroll there is plenty of routes to choose from.

A popular destination for hiking holidays, Wales is a country that boasts fantastic scenery, coastal paths, national trails, mountains, valleys and hills.

Visit Wales has some fantastic information on hiking routes.

In 2012 the Wales Coast Path opened, the world’s first uninterrupted route along a national coast. The path shows off Wales beaches, estuaries, cliffs, woodlands and hills, There are also city waterfronts, writers’ retreats, fun-parks and historic castles.

There’s 870 miles of coast path to explore. You won't be able to walk it all in one go; it only takes one weekend break to discover your new favourite bit. You can discover the Welsh coastline using the Wales Coast App. It’s the ideal tool for planning a day out or a holiday to Wales with fantastic information about our beaches and coastal walking options. You’ll find that the best of the Welsh coast is always at your fingertips.

Source: Visit Wales