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Discover the UK by foot: the best hiking spots in England and Wales

August 8, 2019

 

Snowdonia National Park

This national park is located in northwest Wales and offers the highest mountain in England and Wales, as well as the largest natural lakes in Wales. Snowdonia has many attractions on offer to the visitor from underground audiovisual tours to farm tours, narrow gauge railway trips through breathtaking countryside and for the more adventurous, white water rafting.

 

 

 

 

The Thames Path

 Follow the greatest river in England for 184 miles (296 km) from its source in the Cotswold hills to the sea. Passing through peaceful water meadows, unspoilt rural villages, historical towns and cities, and finally through the heart of London to end at the Thames Barrier in Greenwich.

This hike offers views of different villages, Windsor Castle, Hampton Court, London's skyline, and more. 

 

 

 

Hastings

 

 

 This is the perfect hike for castle views. The hike is 5.9 miles, starting in Hasting Old Town and ending at Hastings Castle. The site is renowned as an area of archaeological importance. This beautiful area offers soft rock cliffs, cliff top grassland, open pasture, coastal gill woodlands, lowland meadow, and more. There are rare and scarce liverworts, mosses, lichens that occur within the gills. On the cliffs, there are peregrines,  black redstarts, and fulmars breeds.

 

 

 

 

Lizard Coastal Walk, Cornwall

This walk around the Lizard Peninsula, the southerly tip of mainland Britain, takes in dramatic cliff scenery, rare wildflowers and an interesting coastal history.

The distance of this hike is 7 miles and it takes about 3 hours. A combination of the mild maritime climate and complex and unique geology has produced an area with a distinctive character, well known for its rare and unusual flora and where the famous call of the Cornish chough is never far away.

 

 

 

The Seven Sisters

Situated in the South Downs National Park, the Seven Sisters Country Park is made up of 280 hectares of chalk cliffs, meandering river valley and open chalk grassland. It is a popular place for a number of outdoor activities including walking, bird watching, cycling, canoeing and paddle boarding.

The Seven Sisters & Friston Forest Circular Walk is under 8 miles and takes about 6 hours to walk. The circular walk covers Birling Gap, Seven Sisters, and Friston Forest. There is parking available, as well as refreshments along the way. 

 

 

 

 

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