Britain's best walking holidays

Top places for walks in the UK, from coastal hikes to mountain treks

woman walking in cairngorms

Walking is one of the best ways to experience Britain's magnificent scenery, whether you want to witness the wonders of the coast or explore the incredible mountains. A walking holiday in the UK offers something for everyone, from clifftop treks in Sussex to easily accessible loch-side walks in the Cairngorms National Park.

With an abundance of picturesque villages, beautiful scenery and historical routes, the UK is ideal for pleasant rambles or challenging hikes.

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In Scotland, the Rob Roy Way is one of the best walking routes, offering 80 miles of classic Highland scenery, forests and glens. The Isle of Wight is a haven for walkers, filled with over 500 miles of footpaths across contrasting landscapes and beaches. There is even the Isle of Wight Walking Festival which invites walkers to enjoy a variety of walks and events in May and October.

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For those in search of an iconic walking holiday in Britain, Hadrian's Wall Path National Trail is an unbroken 84-mile signposted trail stretching coast to coast and passing through some of the most beautiful parts of England, from rolling fields and rugged moorland to the vibrant cities of Newcastle and Carlisle.

Take a look at more of the best walking holiday in Britain with places to stay and the best sites to stop and admire along the way.

Britain's best walking holidays

Britain's best walking holidays


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