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Stonehenge to Avebury - The Great Stones Way
The stone circles at Stonehenge and Avebury are among the most impressive pre-historic earthworks in the world. Between them is a 38 mile walking trail, crossing an area that was once full of Neolithic building activity. The UK’s own Inca Trail puts both stone monuments into perspective, as the Neolithic remnants that along the route between the well known stone circles put them in the context of their surroundings.
The Brecon Beacons are well-known mountain range in South Wales, and one of three national parks in Wales. The park offers walks through grassy moorlands with grazing mountain ponies and sheep, woodland forests and lush valleys. The area is also known for its vast reservoirs and dramatic landscapes such as the 90ft Henrhyd Waterfall and the Ogof Ffynnon Ddu caves.
Twisting and turning its way through 186 miles of stunning coastal scenery, and one of the UK’s most popular walks is the Pembrokeshire coast path. Walkers will be able to see a diverse range of maritime landscapes along the trail, from sheltered coves and rugged cliff tops with spectacular panoramic views of the sea and countryside to beautiful beaches.
Derwentwater, Lake District
Spanning over 3 miles in length, Derwentwater is one of the largest, and most beautiful lakes in the Lake District. Derwentwater is surrounded by extensively wooded hills and fed by the River Derwent, which offers its own scenic walking routes. The lake is really the main attraction with its lakeside marinas; Keswick, Portinscale and the Lodore Falls where guests can hire out rowing boats to visit the many islands within the lake.
Jurassic Coast, Dorset
A world-famous UNESCO world heritage site along the coast of Southern England, the Jurassic Cost has a profusion of beautiful natural landforms along its 153 km stretch from Exmouth to Swanage. Perhaps most famously, the limestone natural arch at Durdle Door is a particular highlight for walkers tramping the routes along this coastline.
Creswell Crags, Nottinghamshire
As an official Site of Specific Scientific Interest, the Creswell Crags offers walkers more than just a scenic route around a limestone gorge between the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire boarder. The spectacular cliff landscapes contain several caves, that evidence has shown were occupied during the last ice age. The area is well known for its historical interest and is often referred to as ‘one of the wonders of the Midlands’.
The Coniston Round, Lake District
High up in the Lake District the 14-mile route around The Coniston Round is surrounded by the rugged race of Coniston Old Man, a mountain range in the Furness Fells, and the cliffs of Dow Crag. The route is bordered by stunning peaks, each with spectacular views and natural scenery, making it easy to understand why it’s such a classic Lake District walk.
Pennine Way, Peak District
The Pennine Way is a popular walking path that runs along the Pennine Hills, often referred to as the ‘backbone of England’, from Edale in the northern Derbyshire Peak District through the Yorkshire Dales and Northumberland National Park before ending at Kirk Yetholm. The route is widely known as one of the UK’s best and toughest walks.
- Read our Ten Top Tips for your next Trekking Trip
- Read about Paul Brown’s Yorkshire walk – The White Rose Way
For more information for walks around the UK please visit www.discoveringbritain.org
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