The UK’s Top 4 Most Scenic Walking Holiday Destinations

The UK is home to some of the best walking holiday destinations in the world. What with so many areas of beautiful scenery, gorgeous lakes, craggy mountain ranges and luscious rolling hills, it’s the perfect landscape for enjoying a fun filled walking holiday. With this in mind, we’ve selected 4 of the most breath-taking destinations from each country to get you inspired to plan your next rambling trip:


When it comes to England, there’s one walking holiday destination that beats the rest and it has to be the Lake District. Incredibly beautiful the emerald valleys of the Lakes inspired the likes of the romantic poets to write they’re most famous literature the sights are so beautiful. So, don your walking boots and head to Grasmere and follow in the footsteps of Wordsworth and Coleridge as you hike through the steep hills of this gorgeous part of the world.


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Enormous mountains, deep valleys and tranquil lochs, Scotland’s West Highland Way is one of the world’s most famous walking trails. Starting in Glasgow and extending all of the way to Fort William. The route offers over 90 miles of rushing rivers and stunning rock formations making it both challenging and beautiful at the same time.

Northern Ireland

Beautiful coasts and rugged rock formations, the stunning areas of natural beauty make it one of the most visited walking destinations in the world. Made famous by the blockbuster movie P.S I Love You, hundreds of people flock to Northern Ireland each year to admire the luscious green valleys for themselves. On a walking holiday, the Causeway Coast is perhaps the most popular route highlighting the diverse natural landscapes.


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With 3 national trails and over 30 long distance routes to explore, Wales has an amazing variety of options when it comes to walking holidays. One offering the most sensational views is the Pembrokeshire Coast Path which has an abundance of things to see and do including tons of wildlife spotting opportunities, rugged beaches and secluded coves.

With so much to offer when it comes to scenic views, people going on walking holidays in the UK are spoilt for choice with all these stunning areas to choose from. Head there with an experienced walking tour operator to make sure you get the most out of your trip and don’t forget your camera to take some postcard perfect snaps of those stunning views.

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