Wonderful UK walks
If you’ve been inspired to get out and about with your free pedometer from the September issue of Candis, here are five of the top easy walks across the UK from the Ramblers… PLUS see below for a chance to get 20% off Ramblers’ membership!
Sugar Loaf, Monmouthshire
Walking time: 3 hours. Length: 7.4km/4.6miles
This ramble is a great introduction to hill walking, taking in the distinctive conical shaped Sugar Loaf hill in the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park. Standing alone to the south of the Black Mountains, the summit has superb views in all directions and is ideal both for families and those relatively new to hill walking.
Saltash, Cornwall – Railways, Rivers & Castles
Walking time: 2 hours 45 mins. Length: 8.9km/5.5 miles
Starting and finishing at St. Stephen’s Church, Saltash, this walk follows well-marked footpaths and Cornish lanes. A perfect route for a clear day, you’ll walk through meadows, woodland and alongside creek and estuary. Enjoy fine views down Forder Creek, a trip over a railway viaduct, and then over the Lynher and Tamar estuaries across Plymouth and Staddon Heights beyond.
Leybourne Lakes, Kent
Walking time: 1 hour 22 mins. Length: 4.5km/2.8 miles
Short on time? This easy, short and accessible walk on flat terrain meanders through Leybourne Lakes Country Park in Kent. The Green Flag award-winning country park has fantastic views across its series of lakes and wildlife rich grasslands – perfect for an autumn stroll.
Tayport and Tentsmuir Nature Reserve, Fife
Walking time: 3 hours. Length: 13.2km/7 miles
The coastline of Tentsmuir is one of Scotland’s most vibrant landscapes due to the ever-changing aspect of the coastline. The wildlife in and around Tentsmuir is superb – roe deer, red squirrels, grey and common seals (one of the few places in Scotland where both can be seen together), stonechats, common terns, orchids and ospreys can all be seen on this ramble.
Walton woodlands wander
Walking time: 1 hour 15 mins. Length: 4km/2.5miles
Pass through open countryside, woodland and farmland on this leisurely route of the southern fringe of Chesterfield. Depending on the time of year, you may see beautiful wild flowers like wood anemone and bluebells, and a selection of woodland birds.
For more suggestions of walks to suit your fitness and experience, Ramblers Routes have an excellent collection of Britain’s best walks from the experts. For a full version, including maps, visit ramblers.org.uk/routes. When you click on the walks’ links, you will need to register to access the full walk and maps. Registration is free – or why not take advantage of our special offer below?
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