3 men walking along path in the Lake District

Walking Holidays

Posted on: Tuesday 24th of April 2018



Walking is one of Britain’s favourite pastimes, and with the incredible breadth and variety that the British countryside has to offer, it’s easy to see why.

It’s a great way to exercise, to take in stunning views, get some fresh air in your lungs, and for getting to the next pub.

15 National Parks, over 11,000 miles of coastline, a cherished network of 2000 miles of canals and rivers, and over 52,000 pubs! The choice on offer is staggering, from gentle strolls to challenging hikes, there is a route to please everyone.

Below are a handful of great trails and walks to get your juices flowing, including the one voted Britain’s favourite.

Cautley-SpoutThe Calf & Cautley Spout, Howgill Fells, Cumbria

Distance: 11.5 miles

Nearest campsite:
Cross Hall Farm Caravan Park

Interesting Fact:
Tis home to the UK’s highest waterfall.

 

Moel-Siabod

Moel Siabod, Snowdonia, Wales

Distance: 6 miles

Nearest campsite:
Llyn Gwynant Campsite

Interesting Fact:
On a clear day it is possible to see 13 of the 14 highest peaks in Wales without turning your head

 

Beaulieu-River

Lyndhurst to Beaulieu River, New Forest

Distance: 8 miles

Nearest campsite:
Denny Wood Campsite

Interesting Fact:
Beaulieu River is one of the few privately owned rivers in the world, and has been conserved by the Montagu family for over 400 years

 

Hadrians-Wall-Path

Hadrian’s Wall Path, National Trail

Distance: 84 miles

Nearest campsite:
Hadrians Wall Caravan And Camping Site

Interesting Fact:
It took around 15,000 men about 6 years to build

 

Lizard-Peninsula

Lizard Peninsula Coast

Distance: 7 miles

Nearest campsite:
Henrys Campsite

Interesting Fact:
Lizard Point is the most southerly point of the British mainland

 

Pembrokeshire-Coast-Path

Pembrokeshire Coast Path, National Trail

Distance: 186 miles

Nearest campsite:
Llanungar Caravan Park and Campsite

Interesting Fact:
Nowhere in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park is more than 10 miles from the sea

 

Cleeve-Hill

Cleeve Hill, Cotswolds

Distance: 6 miles

Nearest campsite:
Cheltenham Racecourse Caravan And Motorhome Club Site

Interesting Fact:
At 330m (1,083 ft) Cleeve Hill is the highest point both of the Cotswolds hill range and in the county of Gloucestershire

 

Compton-Bay

Compton Bay, Isle of Wight

Distance: 8 miles

Nearest campsite:
Grange Farm Brighstone Bay

Interesting Fact:
When the tide is low it is possible to see actual dinosaur footprints

 

Wey-and-Arun-Canal

The Wey & Arun Canal, West Sussex

Distance: 3 & 6 miles

Nearest campsite:
Springbok Estate Farm

Interesting Fact:
In it’s day the canal provided an efficient route from London to Portsmouth, but after its closure in 1871 became known as London’s Lost Route to the Sea

 

Corfe-Castle

Corfe Castle to Ballard Down

Distance: 5 miles

Nearest campsite:
Downshay Farm Campsite

Interesting Fact:
Corfe Castle was built by William the Conqueror, and was one of the first stone castles in England

 

Kerry-Ridgeway

Kerry Ridgeway, Welsh Borders

Distance: 15 miles

Nearest campsite:
Foxholes Castle Camping

Interesting Fact:
The route follows a ridgetop overlooking Wales on the one side and England on the other

 

Helvellyn-Spike

Helvellyn, Cumbria

Distance: 10 miles

Nearest campsite:
Side Farm Campsite

Interesting Fact:
Helvellyn is the 3rd highest mountain in England, and was voted no.1 in ITV’s Britain’s Favourite Walks 2018

 

Hiring a motorhome is the perfect way to navigate your walking holiday. You’ll have access to the best routes and trails all over the country, not to mention your own comfortable basecamp for when you’re ready to shed your hiking boots and put your feet up!