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We are lucky in Britain to have many, many great locations for walking and hiking. They take in a variety of different terrain with mountain trails to costal footpaths and wooded walkways. Trails can be found all over the country so where ever you live or where ever you are planning to take your next holiday you are bound to find a great walk just minuets from you.

Below is a brief profile of some of the very best places for walking in the UK. They provide a range of walks, so if you are looking for a gentle stroll or challenging climb they will have something for you.

Scottish Highlands

The Scottish Highlands are home to some of the biggest peaks in Britain, making for some of the most challenging walking treks you will find. Though the mountains sound like a really challenging climb they are certainly worth it as the offer some spectacular views of the beautiful Scottish Highlands. For those of you who are looking for something a little easier then there are plenty of gentle relaxing walks in the area as well. Fort William and Aviemore are regarded as the centre of walking in Scotland and are a great place to base yourself as they provide great accommodation and amenities.

Lake District

The Lake District is regarded as one of the most beautiful area of Britain. The Lake Districts mix of high peaks, wide lakes and deep valleys make for a great variety of different walking conditions. While on your walks you will be able to take in some fantastic scenery, some of the very same scenes which inspired people like William Wordsworth. The Lake District has a whole range of accommodation to choose from, ranging from B&B to Spa Hotels.

Peak District Cottages

Peak District

Ideally situated in the heart of England the Peak District is one of the most popular areas to visit in the whole of Britain. The area is home to some great landscapes making an ideal walking in the Peak District holiday. Despite its name the Peaks are mainly made up of gentle rolling hills making them great to walk for people of all abilities and experience levels. There are many great forms of accommodation to be found in the Peaks  from friendly hotels to Peak District cottages and the area has plenty of great links to the like of Sheffield and Manchester.

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