Is your New Year’s resolution to get fit in 2016, to do more exercise and to spend more time outdoors in the fantastic British countryside? With the many means of transport, walking is one of the most challenging, whether you are crossing through endless, undulating fields, climbing up rocky cliff faces or hiking through woodlands and forests. Britain rewards the rambler with amazing mountain views, sensational coastlines and lakes, and dramatic city sights. Caravan rental in the UK on one of the many holiday parks located in this country of ours provides you with exhilarating walking routes that are never far away. Here are our pick of the best British walks – happy walking!
Walk the Yorkshire Wolds Way
This is not for the feint hearted – a 79-mile National Trail taking you from the River Humber through to Filey on the East coast, through the chalky hills of the Yorkshire Wolds; passing through several market towns and picturesque villages on the way, terminating your walk at the headland at Filey Brigg. It could take up to six days to complete the walk. However, if you reserve a caravan for rent at one of the many caravan sites on the East coastline, you will have somewhere to rest your weary legs after each day’s trekking. There are also some shorter, day routes too.
Tarn Hows Lake in Cumbria
Considered to be one of the Lake District’s beauty spots, this National Trust lake will take you around an hour to circumnavigate. Take a picnic on a summer’s day and enjoy watching the native red and grey squirrels. Of all places offering caravan rental in the UK, the Lake District is a firm favourite for thousands of holidaymakers and tourists.
The Undercliff, Lyme Regis
An important wilderness, nature reserve area, The Undercliff is located to the immediate west of Lyme Regis. A footpath takes you up from the harbour, to climb the steep steps into the wooded areas with valleys and streams and amazing sea views. It was here that Mary Anning, a 12-year old local girl discovered the skeleton of a 30-foot ichthyosaurus dinosaur in 1811, after part of the cliff side collapsed. You can easily find a caravan for rent in Lyme Regis and surrounding areas on Rent My Caravan.
The Nantlle Ridge, Snowdonia
This six-mile hike along the mountain ridges of the Snowdonia range, crossing open moorland and craggy rock faces, is not a walk for the novices. Taking in four summits during the course of the climb, it ends with a long, steep descent down to Llyn-y-Gader. Find a caravan for rent in North Wales on Rent My Caravan where you can book direct with the owner.
Bluebell Walks, Clayhill Heath, Lyndhurst
Around Easter time, one of Britain’s most loved flowers will come into bloom and what better place to view them in their natural habitat than the damp, woody areas of the New Forest. Two of the best locations to spot the native bluebells are the Pondhead Inclosure near Lyndhurst and the Broomy Inclosure, north of Linwood. Easter weekend sees an 8-mile guided walk with a ranger volunteer, beginning at Clayhill Heath.
Baggy Point, Moor Lane, Croyde
Park your car at Croyde and take the 2-mile round route walk to Baggy Point. The low hill here is topped with a post from which lifeboat men fired a lifeline to ships that were sinking when the weather was too treacherous to launch the lifeboat.
There are many other walking routes recognized and advertised on the internet, and most Tourist Information offices and libraries have leaflets detailing various pathways. Always follow the Country Code, keep to the recognized paths and always keep your dog on a lead.
So there is our pick of the Best British Walks. Let us know if you have any other suggested walks.