Get Yourself Out There – Nine Lesser Known Walks We Love
Monday, July 13th, 2020
Summer is a wonderful time to #GetYourselfOutThere and enjoy the great outdoors. Walking, hiking, rambling are all wonderful ways to get closer to nature and get a few hours to reconnect with yourself. Walks are also one of our favourite ideas for dating too, but only when you’re comfortable with your online date and have met them a few times. To inspire you to get out there as part of your #MuddyDating journey, we’ve collected some of our favourite walks that take in some of the most beautiful countryside that the UK has to offer.So, start planning your UK Staycation today!
1. Bossington Hill, Exmoor, Somerset
How long? 3 miles
Why we love it: A bracing walk on the South West Coast Path, this circular walk has great views everywhere – from Dunkery Beacon in the south to the Welsh coast in the north, plenty of wildlife to discover, moorland, woodland and, best of all, it’s super peaceful. Get the route here.
2. Almscliffe Craggs, North Yorkshire
How long? 5.75 miles
Why we love it: Pull on your boots for this thigh-burning route. We love this high, windswept walk in North Yorkshire. Starting in the pretty Wharfedale Valley, head along the marked footpaths up to Almscliffe Craggs. This spectacular tower of millstone grit has a height of almost 700ft and offers wonderful views over the Wharfe Valley. Head to the Square & Compass in North Rigton for some refreshments, and maybe even polish up your rock climbing skills on the rocky outcrop. Find out more.
3. Devil’s Dyke, Sussex
How long? 3 miles – 7 miles
Why we love it: With beautiful coastal view, there is something so calming about walking in the Sussex South Downs. With routes long enough for seasoned walkers yet gentler circuits for families, there’s also something to suit everyone. Select your route here.
4. Durdle Door, Dorset
How long? 6 miles
Why we love it: Stunning views over the cliffs, Jurassic-age rock formations, and the soothing sounds of the ocean. What’s not to love? There are even plenty of pubs and cafes to keep you fuelled. See the walk options here.
5. Harewood House Estate, Yorkshire
How long? 5 miles
Why we love it: Heading to the Harewood House Estate at sunset will give you a much-needed break from the norm. Tranquil, with views of dale and manor house, you’ll return home feeling refreshed and at peace. Plan the route here.
6. Tideswell and Five Dales, Peak District
How long? 6.5 miles
Why we love it: Combining the beautiful Derbyshire Dales with open countryside, this invigorating route takes in the five dales of Tansley, Cressbrook, Water cum Jolly, Millers and Tideswell. You can even stop off at, our personal favourite, the Muddy Boots Tea Room at Litton Mill. Get the map now.
7. Tanworth in Arden, Warwickshire
How long? 8 miles
Why we love it: Rolling, rambling and gentle, this 8 mile walk talks in some quintessentially British countryside. Passing through quiet villages along remote lanes, you’ll get in touch with nature and slow the pace. Plan your day here.
8. Cadair Idris, Powys, WalesHow long? 6 miles
Why we love it: For breath-taking views, a cold-as-ice lake and a challenging ascent, the little-known Cadair Idris Circular Walk is unbeatable. If you want to test the local legend, spend a night wild camping, and see if the myth that anyone spending the night on the mountain will wake up the next morning as either a poet or a madman is true. Get the route.
9. South Loch Ness Trail
How long? 28 miles overall!
Why we love it: Traversing the lesser-know, wilder and unspoilt shore of Loch Ness, you’ll experience a variety of landscapes over this 28 mile route. From roads and forest to trails and shores, we guarantee you’ll be blown away by the views.
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