From beaches and seaside towns to national parks, the UK is a land of many, many charms. And that, obviously, goes for its walks, too. This nation is a trove of natural beauty and most of it is best explored on foot. In fact, rather a lot of the UK’s must-visit sights can only be explored on two legs.
Britain’s walking trails have inspired generations of writers and artists – and how could they not? From the rugged beauty of the Yorkshire Dales to the mighty mountains of Snowdonia, this country’s landscapes are spectacularly diverse and impressive.
Our list of the best hikes in the UK features walks that are a little more challenging than your typical stroll around the park. Each trail is designed so that you can either pick a short stretch or, if you fancy a bigger challenge, attempt them in their entirety. If you embark on the latter, some might take days – giving you the perfect excuse to pitch up at one of the UK’s finest campsites or take a stab at wild camping. So grab your boots, pack a sandwich or two and warm up those calf muscles! Here are the UK’s best hiking routes.
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