These tried-and-true and hidden gem hikes will tantalize your inner explorer!
Looking for great hikes in the UK is like going to an all-you-can-eat buffet dinner – but even better. There’s guaranteed to be something for everyone. Looking for a long-distance trek? No problem. A more wild route that isn’t crawling with tourists? Got you covered. What about a landscape where you’d swear you’ve seen a hobbit? Yup, it’s all here! These epic routes range from day hikes to multi-day treks and from moderate to difficult levels. Some of them are widely known, like the Wales Coast Path or the Scottish National Trail, while others, like the Skiddaw hike, offer a different take on the area’s well-trodden paths.
Hikes range in terms of how remote they are, so if you’re looking to escape humanity for a little while, you’re bound to find something here. But you also don’t have to look far for a route that ends with a well-deserved pint (or two). If you’re looking for a bit of both, the Scottish National Trail follows more established roads in the Lowlands and becomes more wild and difficult as you make your way up through the Highlands.
While these routes lean towards the moderate and higher levels of difficulty, it will be worth the hard work – trust us. You’ll discover all kinds of hidden gems on these routes: like soaking in both impressive views and Welsh culture by ambling through small towns and countryside along the Wales Coast Path or exploring spectacular views of the Lake District in lesser-known spots. Read on to daydream about future hikes or get started on planning your next adventure!
Author: Emily Lennon