June 10th marks National Outdoors Day in the UK so we have decided to come together to create an all-encompassing guide to the best hiking spots that England has to offer. Whether you are looking for a hike that is suitable for advanced hikers to something a little easier on the legs that’s suitable for the whole family, we have got you covered. Sit back, grab a drink and settle down as we cover our personal top three hiking sports in England.
Mam Tor (Peak District)
The Mam Tor walk within the peak district is a perfect option if you are looking for an enjoyable and flexible day walk that the whole family can enjoy. With various routes running across the hill, each route can be adapted to suit your needs depending on your circumstances. The shortest route includes a three-mile walk with the longest route being a 20-mile hike across the 517M high Mam Tor Hill. It is also worth pointing out that should you choose to tackle the shortest, longest or any of the eight routes in between, each trail passes the summit of Mam Tor which means everyone can enjoy the breathtaking views of the Hope Valley.
South Downs Way (Winchester)
Looking for something a little more coastal. If so, the South Downs Way spans 100 miles from Winchester through to the notorious white cliffs of Dover. Whilst the full route will likely take in excess of a week, there are multiple short routes along the path that can be completed in a day or less. Another great factor with this route is the proximity to London. Fancy a day away from the madness of one of the busiest cities in the world, then South Downs Way is the perfect option. However, remember that before you head off, bring your camera, as you will want to be sure to capture the breathtaking coastal scenery throughout your hike.
If you are looking for a hike that has beautiful scenery whilst being steeped in historical richness, then Hadrian's Wall should be your go-to. The 83-mile trek of moderate difficulty starts in Wallsend and travels through to Bowness-on-Solway. Whilst you will encounter breathtaking views across the local landscape, it’s very difficult to get lost as the route runs along Hadrian’s Wall, hence the name of the route. The wall itself was built in the Roman era and was used as a Roman defensive fortification for the surrounding grounds. Alongside the wall itself, you will find a variety of historical features that will leave you awe-inspired and wanting to return as soon as possible.
These Boots are Made for Walking
Whilst the three hikes we have outlined are some of our personal favourites, there are so many beautiful walks that we have not mentioned. England is one of the most beautiful and vibrant countries in the world and no matter what you are looking for from your hike, appropriate footwear should be classed as essential. We have a range of outstanding footwear that is affordable, stylish and will stand the test of time, no matter the routes you choose to tackle. So, gear up, tie those laces and get trekking in the beautiful country that is England.
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