At the moment, people are looking for what to do at home during unexpected free time or during their holiday leave this year.
Being outdoors is safe so why not GO WALKING!
Walking is a great national past time for Brits. There are trails everywhere so one is spoiled for choice!
There is so much history around the UK that you can walk following historic paths or you might just happen upon places of historic interest.
There are National Trails, National Parks, National Forests and Coastal paths. You can go for an afternoon or for a week or longer if you wish.
National Trails include the Hadrians Wall Path which has its own Post on this site already. There are many more National trails to choose from including the Yorkshire Wolds Way, The Cotswold Way, the Thames Path and the South Downs Way. Other National trails are also Coastal trails such as the South West Coast Path, the Pembroke Coast Path and the Causeway Coast Way.
Other Coast Paths include the Norfolk Coast Path, the Northumberland Coast Path, the Cumbria Coastal Way, the Fife Coastal Path, the Pembroke Coast Path, St Oswalds Way, the Somerset Coast Path, the Hebridean Way and the Solent Way. Jersey has its Coast Path as do the Isles of Scilly.
Some paths are along canals such as the Oxford Canal trail or the Grand Union Canal walk.
You can follow paths named after writers such as the Coleridge Way, Heriot Way or Shakespeares Way. Some are after Saints such as St Cuthberts Way or Saints Way. These are all Moorland or Countryside walks. Others in this category include Dartmoor Way, Jubilee Trail, Leland Trail, Two Moors Way, White Horse Trail, Peddars Way, Pilgrims Way, Richmond Way, Tarka Trail and Yorkshire Wolds Way.
There are some very popular walks such as the Rob Roy Way, the Great Glen Way, the Loch Ness Circular and the West Highland Way in Scotland. In Wales, Glyndwr's Way, the Wye Valley Walk, the Severn Way and the Offas Dyke path are classic walks.
There are certain areas that some people go to just for the walking. These include the Lake District and the Peak District. Both of these are National Parks.
For a National Forest Walk, try the National Forest Way which is north west of Leicester and north east of Birmingham. It is a 12 stage 75 mile walk.
You can go to a site such as LetsGoWalking.com to get further inspiration. They will organize a walking holiday for you if you so desire.
There are mountains to climb too. These will be featured on another blog post.
Until then, Happy Walking!