Dust off the hiking boots because we are going for a walk. Not just any sort of short stroll either, these hikes are serious routes that will amaze and exhaust in equal measure. The benefits of a good walk have long been championed by history’s greats (Nietzsche argued that all truly great thoughts are conceived while walking, after all), and putting one foot in front of the other might be the best way to explore the UK.
The United Kingdom is a treasure trove of natural beauty and history, with many of its finest attractions best discovered while hiking. Sure, the weather in the country might not always seem ideal, but there’s something about a windy walk to an incredible view that sets the heart-a-flutter. Besides, British weather is no longer a surprise; plan accordingly and an incredible experience awaits.
You’ll struggle to find a poor hiking route in the UK, but there is something about this collection that really sings, from 100-mile dashes across the Scottish Highlands to a route that literally runs around the entirety of Wales. Are these the best hikes in the UK? They may well be. Load up your rucksack with a tent and a multipack of plasters (or B&B hop) to tackle the entire length, or choose a smaller section for a day-long leg stretch. We’ll see you at the trailhead.
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