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The Best Hiking Trails in United Kingdom

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The United Kingdom is a country with plenty of natural beauty to offer hikers. From the stunning coastline of Cornwall to the rolling hills of the Lake District, there are plenty of amazing trails to explore. Whether you are looking for an easy hike or something more challenging, you can find what you are looking for in this country. Here are some of the best hiking trails in the United Kingdom. The Hadrian’s Wall Path is a long-distance trail that runs for 84 miles from coast to coast. This hike takes you through the stunning countryside of Northumberland and Tyne and Wear. You will see everything from rolling hills to dramatic cliffs on this hike. The Cotswold Way is a 102-mile hike that takes you through the beautiful Cotswold Hills. This area is known for its charming villages, stunning landscapes, and rolling hills. You will also get to enjoy some of the best views in the country on this hike. The Pennine Way is a 268-mile hike that takes you from the Peak District to the Scottish Borders. This hike is known for its challenging terrain and varied landscape. You will see everything from moorlands to forests on this hike.
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Photo of Bidean nam Bian and Lost Valley 12 km Photo of Winchester - Amberley : South Downs Way Photo of Hinxton, Duxford and Ickleton.
  • near Kinlochleven, Scotland (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    7.76mi
    Elevation +
    3858f
    TrailRank
    81| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Bidean nam Bian and Lost Valley 12 km Photo of Bidean nam Bian and Lost Valley 12 km Photo of Bidean nam Bian and Lost Valley 12 km

    Beautiful and fairly strenuous hike from Glen Coe into the area of the Three Sisters, onto the highest peak in Argyll at around 1150 m, and down into the scenic Lost Valley. The three sisters are three north-south ridges...

    What a beautiful nature and wonderful photos I was excited to see your pictures Wishing you all the best, dear friend
    mehdi.tabibvand
    Gracias por compartir tu ruta. Nos ha ido muy bien seguirla.
    josepmora
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  • near Winchester, England (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    52.76mi
    Elevation +
    4649f
    TrailRank
    73| Rating 4.67
    Photo of Winchester - Amberley : South Downs Way Photo of Winchester - Amberley : South Downs Way Photo of Winchester - Amberley : South Downs Way

    2 full days of hiking to complete this stage of South Downs Way which is difficult to do as day hikes due to lack of public transport. Left Winchester at 11am on Wednesday and arrived at Amberley at 11ish on Friday, so...

    Great walk thanks
    Jacqui Scott
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  • Hinxton, Duxford and Ickleton.

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    near Hinxton, England (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    10.07mi
    Elevation +
    3077f
    TrailRank
    71| Rating 3.0
    Photo of Hinxton, Duxford and Ickleton. Photo of Hinxton, Duxford and Ickleton. Photo of Hinxton, Duxford and Ickleton.

    This relatively long walking trail leaves the Wellcome Genome Centre in Hinxton and explores the small English Villages of Hinxton, Duxford and Ickleton. I started this walk just outside Mulberry Hall at 52.08237°N & 00....

    There are much better scenic and off road routes to enjoy these villages, with walking over meadows and by rivers. Do no...
    paularenouf
    Very scenic but traffic issues along the A 505... Other than that it was worth the effort...
    Trini Hiker
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  • Symonds Yat - Highmeadow Trail

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    near Symonds Yat, England (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    10.31mi
    Elevation +
    1332f
    TrailRank
    67| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Symonds Yat - Highmeadow Trail Photo of Symonds Yat - Highmeadow Trail Photo of Symonds Yat - Highmeadow Trail

    This is an 11 mile circular forest walk around the Forest of Dean. It starts from the Forestry Commission’s Symonds Yat Rock Pay & Display Car Park and follows a yellow waymarked route, a challenging but rewarding walk. ...

    It's a good walk, well described here and easy to follow with the Wikiloc app. It takes in many important sites in an an...
    mikeco
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  • near Nant Gwynant, Wales (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    13.27mi
    Elevation +
    3835f
    TrailRank
    66| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Watkin Path up Miners Track down - Circular Snowdon walk 21 km Photo of Watkin Path up Miners Track down - Circular Snowdon walk 21 km Photo of Watkin Path up Miners Track down - Circular Snowdon walk 21 km

    This roundtrip takes you up to Snowdon summit via Watkin Path, down via Miner’s track to Pen-y-pass, and then back to the Watkin trailhead via public footpaths and a farm trail through the Afon Gwynant valley. The hike w...

    Awesome trail, would definitely recommend for hiking / trekking enthusiasts.
    Gabriel Iuga
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  • near Eastbourne, England (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    11.17mi
    Elevation +
    1713f
    TrailRank
    66
    Photo of Eastbourne-Beachy Head Lighthouse-Seven Sisters 18 km Photo of Eastbourne-Beachy Head Lighthouse-Seven Sisters 18 km Photo of Eastbourne-Beachy Head Lighthouse-Seven Sisters 18 km

    This beautiful hike begins at the start of the South Downs trail at the edge of Eastbourne, and takes you along beautiful chalk cliffs to the mouth of the Cuckmere River within the Seven Sisters Country Park park and the...

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  • Hinxton, Cambridge.

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    near Hinxton, England (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    5.62mi
    Elevation +
    1624f
    TrailRank
    65| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Hinxton, Cambridge. Photo of Hinxton, Cambridge. Photo of Hinxton, Cambridge.

    This short walking trail leaves the Wellcome Genome Center in Hinxton and explores the small English Village of Hinxton. I started this walk just outside Mulberry Hall at 52.08237°N & 00.18427°E. The grounds are very gre...

    Very scenic trail...
    Trini Hiker
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  • near Elterwater, England (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    6.23mi
    Elevation +
    633f
    TrailRank
    65| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Elterwater-Colwith Force-Skelwith Bridge-Elterwater 10 km Photo of Elterwater-Colwith Force-Skelwith Bridge-Elterwater 10 km Photo of Elterwater-Colwith Force-Skelwith Bridge-Elterwater 10 km

    Beautiful hike with two waterfalls, a slate quarry, a lake, river meadows, and picturesque countryside. You can find something to eat and drink in Elterwater, in Little Langdale (about 100 m west along the road from Wils...

    Excellent light trail
    webersouzacalixto
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  • Ridgeway and Farnborough

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    near Hendred, England (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    10.06mi
    Elevation +
    499f
    TrailRank
    64| Rating 4.5
    Photo of Ridgeway and Farnborough Photo of Ridgeway and Farnborough Photo of Ridgeway and Farnborough

    The view from The Ridgeway is across the rolling country side, and The Ridgeway itself is a easy track in this section. The walk continues through Farnborough and then back to to the The Ridgeway. Most of this walk is...

    I have done with company and it has been great. Easy to follow with pics for orientation (as when you take off Ridgeway ...
    javi.victoria.ruiz
    Very nice! Quiet and easy to follow. Some bits were a bit muddy but don't do like me, show up with proper trekking gear ...
    jalfer
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  • near Cardiff, Wales (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    91.00mi
    Elevation +
    15981f
    TrailRank
    64| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Cambrian Way Part 1: Cardiff Castle to the Storey Arms Photo of Cambrian Way Part 1: Cardiff Castle to the Storey Arms Photo of Cambrian Way Part 1: Cardiff Castle to the Storey Arms

    The Cambrian Way is one of the finest long distance footpaths in Wales, stretching from Cardiff in the south to Conwy in the north, winding its way across all the major mountains of the principality (so a lot of climbs a...

    Sounds and looks a great place to walk.
    Ivo Aceto
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  • Old Man of Coniston 6.6 km

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    near Coniston, England (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    4.07mi
    Elevation +
    1837f
    TrailRank
    64| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Old Man of Coniston 6.6 km Photo of Old Man of Coniston 6.6 km Photo of Old Man of Coniston 6.6 km

    Great walk up the Old Man of Coniston (803 m) with excellent views of Coniston Water, Scafell in the distance, a landscape dotted with mostly abandoned quarries, and the Lake District National Park all around you. This i...

    Well marked, thank you so much! I enjoyed going back down the quiet, gently sloping path :)
    Chris Blower
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  • Peak District Nord

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    near Hope Valley, England (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    32.68mi
    Elevation +
    5394f
    TrailRank
    64
    Photo of Peak District Nord Photo of Peak District Nord Photo of Peak District Nord

    [EN] A mix of walking and running through the Peak District. I arrived early in the morning to Hope station and started running slow. I went to Castleton and then followed a trail with some caves. Then I arrived to...

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  • near Glenfinnan, Scotland (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    3.40mi
    Elevation +
    449f
    TrailRank
    63
    Photo of Glenfinnan viaduct and monument roundtrip 5.5 km Photo of Glenfinnan viaduct and monument roundtrip 5.5 km Photo of Glenfinnan viaduct and monument roundtrip 5.5 km

    This hike takes in the main sights around Glenfinnan: the famous ‘Harry Potter’ steam train viaduct, the Glenfinnan monument, the Glenfinnan station on the West Highland Railway, and Loch Shiel. The walk starts at Glenfi...

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  • near Sennen, England (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    13.84mi
    Elevation +
    2008f
    TrailRank
    62
    Photo of Sennen Cove-Land's End-Penberth-Sennen Cove 22 km Photo of Sennen Cove-Land's End-Penberth-Sennen Cove 22 km Photo of Sennen Cove-Land's End-Penberth-Sennen Cove 22 km

    This beautiful hike takes you from Sennen Cove along the South West Coast Path to Penberth Cove, and then along an inland route through Penberth Valley back to Sennen Cove. On the way you see beautiful cliffs, the famous...

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  • Bledington via Stow-On-The-Wold

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    near Bledington, England (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    12.14mi
    Elevation +
    810f
    TrailRank
    62
    Photo of Bledington via Stow-On-The-Wold Photo of Bledington via Stow-On-The-Wold Photo of Bledington via Stow-On-The-Wold

    See all the photos at flickr and see the route on an OS map at Social Hiking. A lovely walk through which will take us through some lovely Costwold villages with some lovely views. Mainly good paths, tracks or roads, ...

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  • near Holyhead, Wales (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    3.87mi
    Elevation +
    938f
    TrailRank
    61| Rating 4.33
    Photo of South Stack Holyhead Mountain 6.2 km Photo of South Stack Holyhead Mountain 6.2 km Photo of South Stack Holyhead Mountain 6.2 km

    This beautiful hike within South Stack Cliffs Nature Reserve brings you to the lighthouse and bird sanctuary at South Stack, the summit of Holyhead Mountain, and the heathland and cliffs in the reserve. Start is at the ...

    Great trail!
    erickapalabasan
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  • near New Mills, England (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    18.72mi
    Elevation +
    3986f
    TrailRank
    61| Rating 3.0
    Photo of Newtown - Hayfield - Kinder Reservoir - Kinder Low (loop) Photo of Newtown - Hayfield - Kinder Reservoir - Kinder Low (loop) Photo of Newtown - Hayfield - Kinder Reservoir - Kinder Low (loop)

    [EN] First we go from The Torr at Newtown through the Sett Valley Trail to Hayfield. Then we follow the Snake Path to arrive to the Kinder Reservoir. Later we do a loop to the Kinder Reservoir through the Kinder Low ...

    Hi. This route wont download to my Garmin Fenix 5. Ive done about 20 hikes on wikiloc and this is the only one that fail...
    Pauldnorth
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  • near Llandudno, Wales (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    4.32mi
    Elevation +
    814f
    TrailRank
    61| Rating 5.0
    Photo of Llandudno & Great Orme 5.5 km hike + 1.5 km tram Photo of Llandudno & Great Orme 5.5 km hike + 1.5 km tram Photo of Llandudno & Great Orme 5.5 km hike + 1.5 km tram

    This family walk includes 1.5 km of ascent with the Great Orme Tramway, descent with great views via St Tudno’s Church and cemetery back towards Llandudno, and a stroll on the Pier of this Victorian sea resort. The walk...

    Nice trail, easy to follow and great view
    rozi.oprisescu
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  • near High Wray, England (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    3.31mi
    Elevation +
    335f
    TrailRank
    61
    Photo of Wray Castle and Blelhalm Tarn 5.3 km Photo of Wray Castle and Blelhalm Tarn 5.3 km Photo of Wray Castle and Blelhalm Tarn 5.3 km

    Excellent short hike with a castle, a small and a big lake, and picturesque countryside. The hike is largely on paved paths (gravel, a bit of asphalt), and, south of Blelhalm Tarn on unpaved trails. There is a café at th...

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  • near Bath, England (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    4.39mi
    Elevation +
    558f
    TrailRank
    61| Rating 5.0
    Photo of City of Bath, Kennet and Avon Canal, England Photo of City of Bath, Kennet and Avon Canal, England Photo of City of Bath, Kennet and Avon Canal, England

    From the Bath Spa Station, this walk explores the River Avon, part of the Kennet and Avon Canal, a section of the "Walk to the View" path system, Widcombe Village, Pulteney Bridge, and part of central Bath. A free map...

    Amazing trail and easy to follow.
    ownosourus
    Of you are in Bath you must do this walk.
    Dick Haasnoot
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  • Tintern Abbey - Devil's Pulpit

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    near Tintern, Wales (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    5.62mi
    Elevation +
    978f
    TrailRank
    61| Rating 4.5
    Photo of Tintern Abbey - Devil's Pulpit Photo of Tintern Abbey - Devil's Pulpit Photo of Tintern Abbey - Devil's Pulpit

    This route gets a moderate rating because the navigation is tricky. We wanted about a 10km walk and so selected a route that gave us the distance we wanted. This walk takes you from Tintern Abbey to the Devil's Pulpit...

    Good walk, did it the other way round, along rail line and left up hill. Note the decent is a little tricky and could be...
    david.pepper
    Great route, a little tricky to find the trail at one part but following the instructions and picture managed to locate ...
    steve2512
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  • Cave Dale - Mam Tor Castleton

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    near Castleton, England (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    6.95mi
    Elevation +
    948f
    TrailRank
    60| Rating 4.33
    Photo of Cave Dale - Mam Tor Castleton Photo of Cave Dale - Mam Tor Castleton Photo of Cave Dale - Mam Tor Castleton

    A great walk straight out of the centre of Castleton. I've been to Castleton many times without realising this gem was there, it was tricky when we did it because of the ice. A stream runs down the dale which was frozen....

    Another good walk guys. We went off track to walk down Winnats Pass but will walk in the opposite direction to catch the...
    crodham
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  • near Newborough, Wales (United Kingdom)
    Distance
    8.06mi
    Elevation +
    436f
    TrailRank
    60
    Photo of Newborough Forest & Llanddwyn Island 13 km Photo of Newborough Forest & Llanddwyn Island 13 km Photo of Newborough Forest & Llanddwyn Island 13 km

    This easy and pleasant walk takes you through Newborough Forest, on the tidal island Ynys Llanddwyn, on the beach along Llanddwyn Bay and past the dunes of Newborough Warren. On Ynys Llanddwyn and from the edge of Newbor...

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