There’s nothing quite like those fresh mornings in winter which provide a perfect opportunity for a brisk country walk. Whether it’s directly from your home, or you’re away for the weekend, the English countryside offers some of the best locations for walking. If you enjoy a short amble or a lengthy trail, we’ll take you through some of the best country walks you need to try.
8. Yorkshire Dales
Yorkshire offers some of the most picturesque moors in the country. Surrounded by high winds, you would need to wrap up warm for this stroll at a distance of 3.9 miles.
7. Boscastle In North Cornwall
Who doesn’t love a walk in Cornwall? Brimming with history and heritage, the walk from Boscastle to Port Isaa offers a challenging coastal path which deserves a pint of Cornish cider at the finish line.
6. White Cliffs Of Dover In Kent
With views of perfect cliff tops and the sea, this is a picturesque coastal path of over four miles.
5. Coleridge’s Cottage In Somerset
From Coleridge’s cottage to Wordsworth’s house, you will be greeted with woods and heathland where the two poets found inspiration for their poetry.
4. Yewbarrow Ascent In Lake District
Offering some breathtaking views, this country walk lasts for four and a half miles and is a moderate walk.
3. Arthur’s Seat In Edinburgh
Only a few minutes walk from Edinburgh’s Old Town, this is worth a visit to see the panoramic view.
2. North Gower In South Wales
A mammoth task with a distance of 39 miles, you can take your pick of favourite spots such as ancient burial chambers, a riverbed and smugglers’ coves.
1. The Hermitage In Perthshire
With views of lush woodlands, this delightful walk inspired the likes of Wordsworth, Mendelssohn and Turner.