When it comes to beautiful walks of the world, Great Britain has it all, from its coastline to its amazing forests and mountains. And the beauty of the UK is that everything is not too far away. There is something to attract every walking enthusiast no matter what taste you have. Famous epic walks of Britain include the West Highland Way in Scotland, the unbelievable Hadrian’s Wall, and of course the epic Pennine Way. So we strap on our hiking boots and leave the house behind in search of Britain’s most beautiful walks.
Built by the Romans to keep the Scots out of England, Hadrian’s Wall is an architectural masterpiece. Originally the stone wall stretched from coast to coast interspersed with forts and garrisons. The wall is just under eighty-five miles long and traverses from Cumbria in the west to what is now called Tyneside in the east. In 2003, the wall was finally designated as a National Trail and it easy to see why. Walkers can either choose to walk sections or the whole trail, stopping in country pubs along the way. To complete the full trail it would take around six days, and it will take you through rolling countryside, wild moorland, plus a few bustling towns along the way. Although most of the wall is now rather decayed, it is still well worth all the effort.
West Highland Way
The stunning West Highland Way was Scotland’s first acknowledged long distance trail. The trail starts just outside Glasgow and then takes you through some of the most awe-inspiring scenery that Scotland has to offer. From the remoteness and desolation of Rannoch Moor to the beautiful Loch Lomond, complete with biting insects. As you travel along the ninety six miles of this exhaustive trail you gradually make your way to the foot of the grand mountain which is Ben Nevis, the highest in Britain.
Causeway Coast Way
Hopping over to Northern Ireland you can find the delightful Causeway Coast Way, at just thirty three miles it is not the biggest in Britain, but as they say sometimes small can be beautiful. This trail certainly does not let you down as far as natural beauty goes. Taking this trail is probably one of the very best ways to experience the dramatic coastline on the north coast of Northern Ireland. You start your journey from the charming resort of Portstewart, and as you continue you will come across Dunluce Castle built in medieval times and perilously perched on a jutting outcrop of rock. Of course the highlight of this grand walk is the Giant’s Causeway which is world famous for its outstanding beauty.
Coniston Round is ideal for novice walkers as the trail as it sounds, it is circular which means you can stop at any time and never be too far away from where you started. Situated in the picturesque Lake District, the landscape is stunning, with beautiful glacial lakes and rugged peaks. Most of the trail takes the walker through the breathtaking Coniston Fells and everything that is contained in them. There are plenty of pretty villages along the way to stop and take a rest, perhaps enjoy a pub lunch at a local tavern. The Coniston Round is the perfect place to end our mammoth trek around some of Britain’s most beautiful walks.