The United Kingdom is an underrated walking destination. Finding the best hikes in the UK is a challenging task, as there are just so many great walks on offer. We’ll help you find a great hike in the Scottish Highlands, a mystical trek in Snowdonia, a wonderful walk in the English Lake District or a relaxing day hike in the pastoral English countryside. There is a lot to love about hiking in the UK.
In addition to the great walking in the UK, a holiday here has many other benefits, such as charming villages, friendly locals, great cozy pubs and a surprisingly good restaurant scene. Thanks to the temperate weather, most of the non-mountain hiking trails can be done year-round. This means there is wonderful shoulder-season walking in the UK while the larger mountain chains in North America and Europe are snowbound. We especially love trips in May/June, where you can smell spring and early summer as you walk in the English Countryside.
To help you plan your hiking holiday to the UK, we have found the best hikes for England’s Lake District, the Peak District and the North York Moors. We also share the best hikes around London, specifically in the Chilterns and the South Downs. Coming soon will be hiking guides for Snowdonia and Scotland.