Six Scenic Autumn Walking Routes


Posted on: 22 November 2017 by Geoff Griffiths

Walking is great for physical and mental health

Autumn is the prime time to wrap up warm, get your boots on and discover some breathtakingly beautiful scenic walks.

The autumn months aren’t too hot nor too cold, making this time of year the perfect temperature to get out and about. Breathe in the fresh, crisp air, admire the mix of colours on the trees and hear the crunch of the fallen leaves.

The UK is home to hundreds of walking routes and we’ve picked out our favourites to help you choose which would be best for you and your family to embark upon.

The England coastal path is one of the best walks in Kent and makes a great walk for everyone, being 68 miles long you can pick and choose which section you’d like to walk depending which is best suited to your family. Take in the fabulous views of the coast as you stroll through little fishing towns or you could choose to pass the famous, chalk white cliffs.

For those who enjoy a challenge, why not take on Ben Lomond in Stirlingshire? Situated east of Loch Lomond, venture up to the top where you are sure to see some phenomenal views! Although this hike is not easy and you should be prepared for rocky surfaces and steep hills, it’s a very satisfying feeling once you have conquered it - definitely one to cross of the list!

For more of a lengthy walk, why not journey across Hadrian’s Wall path, at 84 miles long, you could make a weekend or full weeks trip of it, allowing you to attempt and accomplish the full walk.

Starting at Wallsend, Tyne and Wear and finishing at Bowness-on-Solway in Cumbria, you will have lots of photo opportunities along the way as you spot some of the highlights, such as the Museum at Segedunum.

For those who prefer a shorter route with the chance to grab a refreshing drink at the end, why not explore the Llyn Peninsula, Gwynedd. On this four mile walk, beginning and ending in Edern Village, you can walk across the sandy bay to the Ty Coch Inn where you can stop for a drink or lunch! After you have fuelled up on food, walk up to the golf course and stroll back across the top of the cliffs where (if you’re lucky) you can spot dolphins!

Delamere Forest, Cheshire is a great area to go walking, you can choose to make the walk as long as you want, even if it’s just for half an hour! The stroll through the wooded area really gives you a chance to unwind and get closer to nature. At christmas time you have the opportunity to meet Santa and pick out your own christmas tree!

If you’re around Devon, why not opt for the Teign Gorge walk, being one of the most famous in Dartmoor, start your trail in the last castle to be built in England. The walk takes you along the river Teign where you get the chance to teach your family how to play Poohsticks under the Fingle Bridge!

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