Take a walk on the countryside

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'With stars such as Stephen Fry and Julie Walters fronting a new government campaign to encourage Britons to holiday at home in 2012, what better time to take advantage of the many hotels, restaurants and attractions that will be offering discounts this summer? Follow in the footsteps of celebrity ramblers like Janet Street-Porter and Richard Wilson by choosing a walking holiday in Britain. Besides acting as an interesting way to keep fit, it’ll let you see Britain at its best, with fascinating insights into breath-taking countryside and a wide array of wildlife.

The UK is a great place to go walking, offering a huge variety of landscapes and environments in a relatively small space. Without having to travel too far, you’ll find rolling green hills, rugged mountains, stunning river valleys, tranquil secluded woodlands, and a coastline that ranges from golden sands to dramatic cliff tops. From the Thames Path through the centre of London to the remote Scottish highlands, there really is something for everyone on a walking holiday in Britain.

Although you can safely walk in towns or easy countryside without any specialist clothing or equipment, many trainers and shoes aren’t suitable. Invest in safe and comfortable Clarks boots to ensure you have the right kit for trekking! Warm and waterproof clothing is also a must if you decide to go on longer walks or deeper into the countryside.'

The Peak District

Slap-bang in the middle of the country, the wonderful Peaks are perfect for a spot of walking. Spectacular landscapes can be seen on any of the dozens of well thought-out and popular routes.


This Welsh destination is ideal for the more adventurous hiker and is best for fans of hilly walks with inclines. As well as the stunning views, there’s lots to do on a walking holiday here – try rock climbing, mountain navigation or scrambling.

Scottish Highlands

Head to somewhere amazing like Glen Coe or Glen Nevis for the ultimate Scottish walking holiday. Enjoy the jagged and dramatic peaks of Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis, as well as wondrous waterfalls and gorges. There’s fascinating local history, and recognisable landscapes from major movies such as Highlander, Rob Roy, Harry Potter and, of course, Braveheart.

Marching through the countryside with nothing but a map, a few cheese sandwiches and a good friend for company can be a refreshing change from your usual beach holiday – and one that’s pretty good exercise too!

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Nicola said...

Beautiful pictures. I live in Scotland and havent seen most of the higlands it's basically only an hours drive.