When it comes to hiking, there are so many breathtaking trails around the world. You can choose historic hikes, such as Machu Picchu and the Great Wall of China, or routes filled with waterfalls and volcanoes, such as Glymur in Iceland and Husedalen Valley in Norway. You can even journey to the outback to check out Venture Thrill‘s favorite Australian hikes; there are incredible treks everywhere.
Just like these amazing places, the United Kingdom possesses scenic hikes with spectacular views. From the highlands of Scotland to the shores of Sussex, you can travel to a scenic location to catch stunning sunsets and witness natural wonders.
Before you head out on any of these trails, you’ll want to learn more about the area and how to prepare for the hike. In the meantime, use this list of the three best hiking trails in the UK to decide where you’ll travel!
1) Malham Cove — Yorkshire Dales
One of the most picturesque parts of the UK, the Yorkshire Dales has incredible views.
Malham Cove is a kind walk for all you beginners out there. At around 4 miles, the walk will take you through some beautiful countryside scenery, with a bit of extra magic sprinkled in there, too.
You will trek through Janet’s Foss, an enchanting waterfall nestled in a lush green forest, where legend has it that a Queen fairy, named Janet lives behind the falls. After basking in the scenery, Gordale scar is the next point of interest on the hike — a limestone canyon that thrill seekers scale.
The end of the walk sees you arrive at Malham Cove, a large stone formation that was formed at the end of the Last Ice Age. Not only is this hike filled with rolling hills and flowing water, but it is also bursting with rich history.
2) Seven Sisters — Eastbourne
Serene spots, idyllic views, and the much loved sea air is what makes the Sussex Seven Sisters a British hike favorite. The best way to experience the beauty of this trek is by walking the coastal path from Seaford to Eastbourne.
A modest 13.6 miles, the terrain is relatively easy, with several ascents and descents throughout. We definitely recommend this route if you’re a coastal lover. The white chalk from the cliffs giving the ocean a tropical turquoise feel.
This walk definitely requires a camera to capture the stunning views, with one of the concluding scenes being the iconic Beachy Head Lighthouse.
3) Fairy Pools — Isle Of Skye
From the very South of England to Skye, the largest island in the Inner Hebrides archipelago, the Fairy Pools are definitely worth walking to. It’s a shorter expedition, which takes about 40 minutes, and the difficulty has been rated as medium.
The trek starts at the river; you make your way up to the first waterfall. From there, you’ll explore the different magical pools. The Fairy Pools are extremely popular with visitors from all around the world. The crystal clear blue waters a favorite wild swimming spot.
We definitely think this is a hike you should not miss in the UK. Not only is the walk not strenuous, but it also offers some of the most stunning views in the country.
The best of the North, South and Scotland, these three expeditions offer unique views, terrains and an overall unforgettable experience.
Who ever said that the UK wasn’t an incredible place to plan your next outdoor adventure? If you are planning on combining your next hiking trip with undeniable and beautiful views, make sure these three UK retreats are at the top of your list.