THE UK's BEST HIKES
Nothing beats getting up early, lacing up your walking boots and hitting a hiking trail - especially if there are some magnificent views involved! In the UK, we’re extremely lucky to be constantly surrounded by some of the most incredible scenery the world has to offer, much of which can be viewed when out hiking! Over the years we’ve been on our fair share of hiking trails, so we’ve combined a list of three of our favourites! Have a little read below and maybe try one of these incredible walks out for yourself!
Lizard Peninsula Coast
Head down to Cornwall and you’ll find some of the country's most beautiful coastlines. It’s a favourite with surfers, holidays makers and hikers too! When down at Britain's most Southerly point it’s worth checking out the hiking around Lizard Peninsula, a stunning stretch of coastline that's dotted with lively coves and picturesque fishing villages (perfect for a fish and chips stop!). From the pretty town of Porthleven to the tiny village of Helford, the Lizard coastline is linked by the South West Coast Path. This walk is perfect during Spring, when you’ll see lots of lovely flowers and wildlife! Some of the coastal sites are incredible throughout this hike, so definitely pack your camera!
West Highland Way
Scotland is well known for its rugged landscape and magnificent lochs, however, one of its most popular hikes is the West Highland Way - and for good reason! This long distance hike is about 96 miles long and starts just outside Glasgow in the town of Milngavie. Take on this hike and you’ll get to walk through the beautiful landscape up the north of the country is known for, including the tranquil beauty of Loch Lomond and the remote wilderness of Rannoch Moore. Once at the end, you’ll end up at Fort William, which lies at the bottom of the UK's largest mountain, Ben Nevis. This walk can take up a week to complete, so make sure you plan in advance and take plenty of picnic snacks. You’ll also need a tent that can take on the adventure, so have a look at our Khyam Tents that are perfect for hiking.
Head to South Wales and you’ll find the Pembrokeshire Coast, a breathtaking coastline with exceptional walking possibilities. Here you’ll find 186 miles of coast that’s accessible to you and your walking boots! Think towering rooftops, rugged rock arches and stunning sandy beaches. The first section of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path from St Dogmaels to Newport happens to be its most difficult stretch with steep hills. It’s a perfect hike for the experienced hiker, although there are less challenging sections like the stretch between the stunning rock formations of Stack Rock and The Green Bridge of Wales to St Govan’s Chapel.
Now that Spring is here it’s the perfect time to get out and try some of these walks for yourself! What’s your favourite hike?