Explore Britain’s natural beauty

More and more of us are now combining our holidays with the great outdoors; The UK has some outstanding trails for natural beauty, proving you don’t have to travel abroad to enjoy jaw-dropping scenery.  A walking break isn’t just for the seasoned hiker; those of us who rarely get exercise in our everyday lives can also take part on the less demanding routes.

Don’t forget to pack those essentials before you travel – a decent pair of walking boots is a must, along with some waterproofs and for the modern rambler some personalised music choices, just remember to pack your ipod docking station to pre-charge the night before to avoid a flat battery half way through your walk! Here are three of the top routes that showcase the best Britain has to offer.

Lake District

Mallerstang Edge to Aisgill MoorThis walk covers the stunning landscape of Cumbria in the Eden Valley, the best time to take this route is early spring into summer. Considered moderate terrain and covering a length of roughly 9miles it’s a good introduction to the Lake District and a stepping stone to some of the more demanding routes. Hellgill Force is one of the delights of the walk, a stunning waterfall you cannot miss along the river Eden.

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Hadrian’s Wall

The wall itself spans over 70 miles – probably not the easiest walk for beginners! The beauty of this route is that its do-able in small sections, Cawfields to Steel rig is a mere 3.5 miles so perfect for beginners or those short on time. The wall itself was made a UNESCO world heritage site in 1987 and is a real eye opener to the history and staggering natural beauty of the surrounding areas of Northumberland.

Snowdonia National Park

Snowdonia is a terrific place to come with a vast array of walks for all abilities. Many professional walkers come to tackle Snowdon, the highest mountain in England and Wales but the Park also offers leisurely coastal paths that offer stunning scenery suitable for families and the elderly. Before undertaking any of these walks it’s important to assess the incoming weather conditions – which can vary from hour to hour.  Make sure you’re also fully aware of the terrain you will be tackling, this information is all readily available at the visitors centre and online, but most of all get yourself ready to be inspired – any of these routes and countless other around the country prove you don’t have to pack your passport to see incredible natural landscapes!

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