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5 Excellent Pub Walks in the UK

5 hikes ending with a pint and a packet of crisps—a truly British adventure!

Description

Britain’s wildly diverse landscapes make for some truly excellent walking. Head north to Yorkshire for emerald fields and heathery fells, east to north Norfolk for wide sandy beaches, south for dramatic cliffs, and west for gentle, rippling hills. The country’s notorious fast-changing skies certainly add to the sense of contrast and adventure when you pull on your boots and brace for whatever the heavens want to throw at you. And of course, nothing beats a well-earned pint in a cosy pub after a day's hike in the great outdoors. The old beams and thatched roofs, ales, roasts, open fire, and warm atmosphere make British pubs more than just a pit stop.

Here are a few of our favourite UK walks paired with outstanding pubs along the routes, including one of London’s most famous pubs, and a 15th-century local boozer in a frozen-in-time village.

Hampstead Heath Circular Route
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Hampstead Heath Circular Route

London
1 - 2 hrs
6.5 km
125 m
127 m
A stroll around Hampstead Heath and surrounding historical gems, including a very famous pub.
Easy
Private
Granchester Meadows and the River Cam
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Granchester Meadows and the River Cam

1 - 2 hrs
5.0 km
13 m
13 m
On the outskirts of Cambridge, walk along the Granta river through the idyllic Grantchester Meadows to a lovely village pub, and back again!
Easy
Private
Mole Gap Trail
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Mole Gap Trail

London
9.4 km
88 m
110 m
A pleasant station-to-station 6-mile ramble through the Surrey Countryside, ending with a traditional pub dating back to the 1400s.
Easy
Private
Dartmouth Castle to Stokenham
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Dartmouth Castle to Stokenham

18.6 km
488 m
499 m
A fantastic coastal walk beginning with a castle and ending with a cosy pub.
Moderate
Private
Chatsworth to Hathersage

Chatsworth to Hathersage

2 - 3 hrs
13.8 km
153 m
120 m
Starting at the Chatsworth Estate, you will follow the river Derwent north, passing through Baslow and staying close to the river through fields and woods and finishing in the village of Hathersage.
Moderate
Private