Nothing says “staycation” like a British walking holiday, and for good reason. From Cornwall’s rugged coastlines and sunny beaches to the wild Scottish Highlands, we’ve got something to rival any holiday destination here on home soil.
This summer is likely to see fewer tourists than in previous years, so it’s the perfect time to discover some of the hotspots; think the fells of the Lake District or the rugged peaks of Snowdonia without the crowds. If it’s still off-the-tourist-path gems you’re after, take a trip to Exmoor’s hilly moorlands, the bracing Gower Peninsula or the small but perfectly formed Kent Downs for your fill of alone-with-nature time.
Alternatively, if you love a bit of a challenge, there’s a long-distance walking trail in the UK to suit all holiday preferences, from the (relatively) short 100-mile South Downs Way or Wainwright’s unofficial coast-to-coast walk at 182 miles, to the iconic 268-mile Pennine Way or the epic 630-mile South West Coast Path.