Top 5 Walks in the UK

After a year cooped up inside, we’re free to range outside again, and how better to celebrate that than with the most picture perfect walks. So pack-up a happy lunch, grab your walking boots and wellingtons, and get moving.

 

Sussex - Ditchling to Lewes


7.5 miles

Potter down the South Downs Way for a ridge walk with views of the South Downs National park and surrounding villages. Start in Ditchling with an uphill walk. Once you reach Ditchling Beacon, you can potter along the gentle hills with mostly downhill walk. You’ll spot plenty of farm yard friends along the way. It’s a great route to bike along too.

Look out for: Jack and Jill, the twin windmills at Clayton
Pop into: Back Yard Coffee for a pre-walk boost

 

Berkshire - Marlow to Cookham

5 miles

Known as the most beautiful stretch of the Thames Valley. Start at the suspension bridge in Marlow and potter along by the water. You’ll wander through Cock Marsh, a National Trust area perfect for a picnic. You’ll spot wading birds and endless varieties of greenery. At the end of your walk, you can jump on a boat with Salters Steamers to get you to your next location. Look out for: a small detour which takes you to Enid Blyton’s former home, the Old Thatch.

Pop into: Bel and The Dragon, one of the oldest pubs in England

 

Norfolk - Wells-next-the-Sea

5 miles This walk takes the coastal route from Holkam gap, along the beautiful sea front, to the historic port of Wells-next-the-Sea. It’s dog friendly and you’ll spot a pinewood first that was planted back in the 19th century.

Look out for: the colourful beach huts
Pop into: the beach cafe, for a mid-walk rest

 

Yorkshire - Aysgarth Falls


2 miles This circular walk takes you through woodland, meadows and by the triple flight of waterfalls, carved out by the River Ure. Through Spring and Summer, the woodlands are blooming with wild flowers, and you’ll likely spot of long list of Finches, Tits and Warblers in the the trees. Aysgarth is also home to Roe Deer, so you might spot one if you’re lucky.

Look out for: The lower, middle and high force stages of waterfalls
Pop into: Hamilton’s tea room for clotted cream tea

 

North West
 - Clifton Country Park


1 mile If you’re looking for a family friendly walk, Clifton Country Park is push chair friendly and boasts acres of open woodland, meadows, a large lake and a wooden playground. Follow the fairytale trail, with magical animal sculptures and one particularly famous children’s book character... Look out for: The Gruffalo! Plus plenty of real-life animals to spot along the way

Pop into: the well-stocked park cafe