10 Superb UK walks – for families, day-trippers and long-distance ramblers

To indeed behold the stunning scenery around you, you may have to tour on foot. Not only is it cheaper, but it gives a unique bond with nature. Travelling on foot gives you the chance to move about without the need to stick to roads. Some fantastic UK walks give you the option of spectacular scenery. There is unique beauty in moors, lakes, mountains, coasts and crags, as well as lakes and lochs. Your weekend can get much better with a walk in some excellent places as suggested below.

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1. Langdale Valley – Lake District

Deep in Lakeland, you will find Langdale Valley. The stunning peaks in this location rise with dramatic beauty, a sight to behold. The Great Langdale Campsite will only set you back from a modest 8 pounds.

To kick off the adventure, you can start by hiking the heights with a trip up the Langdale Pikes. A fitting end to your first trip is a visit to the Old Dungeon Ghyll Hotel for friendly conversation. The second stretch of your walk can be to the Crinkle Crags and Bowfell. This route treats you to the beauty of all fells and the Lake District National Park. Both trips will be from your tent, without the need to drive anywhere all weekend.

View of Langdale Valley as part of your UK Walk

2. Alfriston – South Downs

Rolling hills and sleepy villages are characteristic of the South Downs. It has a beautiful coastline, giving unique beauty to this piece of the British landscape. A strategic base for your weekend excursion is the George Inn. First, visit the Cuckmere River and behold its trip down to the sea. From below, you will see the fantastic chalk cliffs. To end your day, a trip to the Birling Gap for refreshments is a perfect idea. Subsequently, heading west will see you explore the paths of the Devil’s Rest Bottom, all the way up to Red Lion Pond. This UK walk has so much to offer.

3. Rhyd Ddu – Snowdonia

This budget UK walk is the perfect weekend plan, giving two different experiences. Dedicate your first day to hiking Snowdon, Wales’ highest mountain. At the summit, there’s a strategically located café that serves refreshments. Use the Llanberis Path to descend to Llanberis town, where Pete’s Eats is the perfect spot for bites after the hike. The Sherpa bus takes you back to the Inn. The second day is ideal for a westward trip to Nantlle Ridge, with its rolling peaks. The scenic journey culminates in ice cream at Beddgelert. Take a train to the Rhyd Ddu.

4. Ivybridge – Dartmoor

This location is the perfect spot to go camping, so carry a tent and get a strategic spot to set up. This walk is ideal for those who yearn a place with a feel of history. With rocky tors, ancient stone circles, and hill forts, this is a fantastic UK walk. The walk can be a day each way, with the first day can be a trip north along the Two Moors Way. Take given the world’s longest stone row at Erme Plains. Enjoy the stunning view at Higher Hartor Tor before heading home the following day.

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5. Torridon – North Highlands

The North Highlands coast is a crown jewel of a place known for its vast mountains. The ideal starting point is the Lower Diabaig, before heading north. You’ll be between the sea loch on your left and the lofty peaks on your right. Keep going up to Redpoint, where you will find the orange beach and massive dunes. Head back and spend the night at Craig. The Craig Bothy doesn’t charge for accommodation. The volunteer organisation that runs it welcomes donations. In the morning, head back and tour the Beinn Alligin.

Roadside view north near Torridon

6. Pembrokeshire Coastal Path

This vast stretch is the ultimate challenge. The 186-mile distance will need a careful selection of the best spots to tour. The ambitious approach is to start from Newport, break at Fishguard. The target is to get to Pwll Deri by Sunday. To kick off the trip, an inland walk to the Carn Ingli brings the experience of stunning rock flanks. This peaceful detour precedes your journey south to begin your actual hike.
Camping at Fishguard bay will cost over 10 pounds.

7. Rannoch Moor – Perthshire

Your walk can start at the Rannoch Station if you arrive on the sleeper from London. Head across the moorlands with the monoliths of Glencoe out in the distance. The ideal overnight stay is at the Station House, Corrour. This hub rose to fame because of the film Trainspotting. Take off early on Sunday and hike along the Lairig Leacach, all the way to Spean Bridge. From the bridge, take the sleeper back to London.
A night at the Corrour will cost about 30 pounds.

8. Malham Cove – Yorkshire Dales

For everyone fancying a camp in a scenic location, this is the place for you. The best spot to set up is the Gordale Scar, at the belly of the ravine. In the morning, your walk begins with a hike up the gully and past Malham Tarn. Keep going on to the limestone path above the stunning rock formations of Malham Cove. Your trip back is through Janet’s Foss, a beautiful waterfall. The following morning, your walk is westward to Attermire Scar. After the cliff, comes the beauty of Pen-y-Ghent on your way back to your tent.

9. Crowden – Peak District

Your walk on this piece of great British terrain begins at Crowden. At this point, you have two trails on each side of the A628. The first one heads south, through the Pennine Way, and ends at Beaklow. The most notable sight is the wreckage of a B-29 large plane scattered around the moor. Often adorned in poppies, this monstrosity crashed in 1948. The second trail goes north on the Laddow Rocks to the top of Black Hill. The return track for your walk is through Tooleyshaw Moss.

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An overnight stay at Crowden is only 10 pounds.

10. Mourne Mountains – Co Down

The Mourne wall measures an impressive 22 miles. This trail is an ideal UK long distance walk. The wall itself lies on the most prominent Mourne Mountains. Split your walk into two. Start at the Silent Valley, go all the way to Trassey Bridge, then back.

Mourne Mountains is an ideal UK long distance walk

There are countless UK walks for you to tour. The stunning British terrain parades some astounding beauty. It’s ideal for families, day-trippers, and long distance hikers.

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