The best walking locations in the UK

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After being locked down for weeks due to COVID-19, there is no doubt that you will be wanting to stretch your legs as much as possible as soon as the rules are relaxed. And what better way to do this than with lots of long walks? The UK boasts an abundance of pretty destinations that are perfect for strolling around. So, when the time comes to venture out again, grab your walking shoes, water bottle and comfortable clothing, and head to the following spots.

The Undercliff Walk – Brighton

Providing stunning views, the Undercliff Walk in Brighton runs from the Marina to the Brighton & Hove City boundary at Saltdean. At approximately 5km long, it’s the perfect route to tackle when you’re looking to blow the cobwebs away. With cafes dotted along the way, you can also stop for refreshments whenever they’re needed. Throughout your stroll, take in the mesmerising sights of the sea and shoreline. Suitable for families, it’s a great way to spend time together and make new memories. If you don’t live close by but want to visit, don’t forget that there are plenty of transport links to connect you to this city. Trains to Brighton, for example, run regularly, and you can book your tickets easily online.

The Lizard – Cornwall

The Lizard peninsula in Cornwall provides a range of walking for all ages and abilities. From a one-mile rarity walk along the west coast – where you can take in gorgeous coastal scenery and rare flora and fauna – to a seven-mile stroll setting off from Kynance Cove – where you can witness collapsed caves and dramatic cliff scenery – you can choose what suits you best when you start your exercise. 

Scafell Pike – Lake District

Head to the Lake District and you’ll find Scafell Pike. At 978 metres high, it’s certainly a challenging walk to complete, but a very satisfying one once you reach the top! The summit of Scafell Pike is owned by the National Trust, which was donated to them in 1919 in memory of those who fell in the First World War. Depending on the route chosen – as well as individual fitness levels – it can take from three hours to climb. 


While it still may be a little while before we are able to hit any walking trails, it doesn’t mean that you can’t start planning the routes you want to try. Which one will you be tackling first?

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