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Best Hikes in the UK: 10 of the Most Adventurous Routes

Explore stunning trails from the southernmost tip of England to the famous beauty of the Scottish Highlands.

Description

Choosing the best hikes in the UK is a contentious matter. Britain might not have the highest mountains in the world, but it certainly has some of the most beautiful scenery – from the rugged wonders of Snowdonia to the famous beauty of the Scottish Highlands. Every hiker will have their favourite route, often for very personal reasons. But, if you’re looking for some famous hikes to add to your bucket list, then these are our picks of the best. These are the classics.

The best thing is you don’t have to look far to find a good hiking route. From the beautiful Scottish islands to the southernmost tip of England, this list includes everything from gentle jaunts to hardcore hikes to choose from. Without further ado, here are our choices for the 10 best hikes in the UK.

For even more information, read the full article here: https://www.muchbetteradventures.com/magazine/10-of-the-best-hikes-in-the-uk/

Hadrian’s Wall Path
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Hadrian’s Wall Path

7 - 8 hrs
35.6 km
835 m
934 m
Chollerford to Birdoswald Fort, Northumberland and Cumbria
Moderate
Private
South West Coast Path
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South West Coast Path

1 day +
1016.8 km
7,647 m
7,655 m
A UK National Trail along sea cliffs, across coastal moors, and through harbour towns of England's South West Peninsula.
Moderate
Private
Storr to Quiraing

Storr to Quiraing

6 - 7 hrs
22.6 km
1,609 m
1,525 m
Begin the day at the geological wonder of the Old Man of Storr, and follow the sweeping Trotternish Ridge over peak and through valleys before arriving at the Quiraing, whilst enjoying stunning views the entire way.
Moderate
Private
South Downs Way, Hampshire to East Sussex

South Downs Way, Hampshire to East Sussex

1 day +
162.6 km
3,157 m
3,207 m
With wildlife, white cliffs and watering holes along the way, the 100-mile South Downs Way is a quintessentially British walk.
Moderate
Private
Scafell Pike and Great End by the Corridor Route
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Scafell Pike and Great End by the Corridor Route

3 - 4 hrs
13.2 km
931 m
969 m
This stern, stony mountain sprawls over a large area, its many impressive corners offering some of the grandest mountain scenery in the Lake District.
Difficult
Private
Aberglaslyn Gorge and Cwm Bychan, Snowdonia
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Aberglaslyn Gorge and Cwm Bychan, Snowdonia

Snowdonia
1 - 2 hrs
6.7 km
301 m
300 m
This is a circular six mile walk, starting and ending at the little footbridge at Beddgelert.
Easy
Private
Wainwright's Coast to Coast

Wainwright's Coast to Coast

1 day +
285.2 km
6,497 m
6,501 m
Wainwright's Coast to Coast
Moderate
Private
West Highland Way
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West Highland Way

Milngavie
1 day +
152.7 km
3,277 m
3,319 m
A wonderful journey through the rugged and wild mountains of the Scottish Highlands.
Difficult
Private
Causeway Coast Way, County Antrim
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Causeway Coast Way, County Antrim

5 - 6 hrs
25.4 km
658 m
707 m
This dramatic, sea-sprayed walk has some of the finest cliff scenery in Europe.
Moderate
Private
Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge
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Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge

1 day +
39.7 km
1,531 m
1,531 m
Take in three iconic Yorkshire Dales summits in one epic walk that will test your stamina in stunning surroundings!
Difficult
Private