With the recent lockdown news, plenty of us are already planning what to do when we can leave our local area. The UK is home to some stunning walks – both in cities and the countryside – so you won’t be short of places to pick from. Here are a handful of favourites.
London hosts iconic British sights: from the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben to cobbled streets and sweeping parks. If you live in the south of the UK choosing to take the train from Brighton to London Bridge will place you right in central London, where you can begin your walk by crossing the famous Tower Bridge. Whether you fancy exploring the city life or walking through the wide variety of parks, you’ll be blown away by how much there is to discover.
For those who live further up north and want an urban walk, Edinburgh could be just what you’re looking for. The Scottish capital is a gorgeous mix of old and new coming together to create a city like no other. It lends itself to being explored by foot. There’s plenty of spectacular scenery surrounding the city, plenty of are within walking distance. Walking in Edinburgh you can get the best of both worlds: city life and natural beauty.
The Lake District is beloved by so many people. If you want to immerse yourself in nature on your walking holiday, you’re in the right place. There is an abundance of walks you can do there. There’s a route for every ability – from strolling through the countryside to hiking up a mountain. Whichever trail you take, there’s so much to see.
If you do want a hiking challenge, why not tackle the highest mountain in Wales? Mount Snowdown has always proved to be a popular hike. It does require a certain fitness level, so you could use this time in lockdown to get training. It may seem a daunting task, but the views you get during your ascent will make all of your work worthwhile. When you go, make sure you’ve got the equipment you need and the weather conditions are ok.
It’s one of Northern Ireland’s most famous walks and it certainly deserves a place on your list. There are various routes you can take to explore it. One of which lets you enjoy the majesty of the place, without coming close to fellow walkers. It’s such a legendary spot, you’ve got to see it for yourself.
During this time you should stay in your local area. These places aren’t going anywhere and you can make the most of your visit when it’s safe. Do you have anywhere in the UK you’re desperate to visit once lockdown is over?