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Top 5 UK Hikes To Enjoy

Top 5 UK Hikes To Enjoy


When it comes to hiking destinations in the UK, you will never run out of choice. From leisurely strolls to intense hikes, UK is full of opportunities for hikers of all levels and abilities.

Here is a list of 5 best hikes to enjoy in the UK. Pack your bag and prepare to create some wonderful memories.

1. Stanage Edge, Peak District

Stanage Edge is one of the best places to enjoy a calm and peaceful hike. With the sun setting in the deep west, it's a perfect opportunity to relive every day's tension.

This hike is a moderate walk. It’s 7.8 miles long and takes nearly 4 hours to complete the track with a high gain of 400 meters.

It's a perfect walk for those with average fitness who want to enjoy an exotic walk and eclectic delights of the Peak District.

The place is surrounded by dry stone banks, tall buildings of historical importance, and narrow grasslands. The paths often get muddy so be sure to put the boots on.

You can take various routes to reach there but the most convenient one is from the village of Hathersage. You can get to Hathersage by car as well as by train.

If you ever get a chance to go there, I recommend you don’t miss the sunset.

2. West Highland Way

West Highland Way is one of the most famous long-distance walks in the world. You will experience breathtaking scenery as you walk towards the Scottish Highlands.

When taking this hike, you will get a chance to enjoy unrealistic views across Rannoch Moor. On your way, you will visit a traditional whiskey distillery and celebrate your life at Fort William.

When you take this classic long distance walk, you have 96 miles to walk and you go to the highest mountain in the UK.

This long distance route introduces you to the Scottish Highlands. It offers incredible variety as you explore pastoral landscapes and serene beauty while going through majestic highlands. While crossing the Rannoch Moor, you will love the awe-inspiring views.

Since it’s a long walk and it’s popular among hikers, you will find various accommodations on the way. There is a hostel in Milngavie and you can have bed and breakfast along with a campsite at Drymen. You will find a wonderful hotel at Blamaha. If you are a fan of isolated locations, then Rowardennan has a great hostel and a hotel.

3. Tryfan, Snowdonia

Tryfan Snowdonia is a favorite among walkers who enjoy intense hikes. It is a difficult hike as walkers have to cross slate lined thin peaks.

If you want to put your physical ability and hiking skills to a test, Tryfan is a perfect opportunity for you. The route starts from the parking by the A5 and goes past the Buttress and to the North Ridge of Tryfan. On the way, you pass through the Canon Stone.

As you reach the actual ridge, you face the real challenge as there is no path ahead. It’s a physically demanding walk from there on. Make sure you are up for the challenge.

To become a true champion on Tryfan, you will have to take the Leap of Faith. It’s the jump that you make from one standing boulder to another when you reach the peak. They are called Adam and Eve and the gap between them is actually terrifying.

4. Southern Upland Way, Borders

Southern Upland Way is another amazing but somewhat underrated destination for hiking. The path is way too long for a new and inexperienced hiker.

I suggest you to just go for a 30-mile path from Moffat to Traquair instead of taking the long route if you are a relatively inexperienced walker.

5. South Downs Way

South Downs Way is one of the 15 National Trails. It’s is 100 miles from the city of Winchester. It’s a long distance footpath and bridleway along the South Downs.

South Downs Way is a perfect walk for anyone who wants to experience the finest countryside and the white chalk cliffs of Eastbourne.

When walking along the South Downs, you will come across attractive wildlife and prehistoric sites. You will also pass through beautiful villages and rest at fine pubs.

Conclusion

Walking is the oldest mode of travel. You can experience the wonderful scenery, fascinating countryside, and attractive wildlife while hiking your favorite path. So put your walking shoes on, pick one of the best hiking locations in the U.K., and immerse yourself in the natural beauty that’s waiting to be explored.

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