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Hiking in England

Find your hiking trail in England

From the Lake District to the coastlines of Cornwall, England’s trail network provides a variety of views of the countryside and its national parks. The country’s history is woven into its hiking trails, such as the iconic Hadrian’s Wall Path, where hikers can walk alongside ancient Roman history. England’s well-maintained national trails, like the South West Coast Path, Thames Path, and Cleveland Way offer well-signposted routes, each with its own unique historical significance. One of the most recognized hiking trails is the Coast to Coast Walk, crossing three national parks, invented by the famous British adventurer Alfred Wainwright.

Best hiking trails in England


Pub culture

The traditional English pubs along the trails offer a perfect British experience. Not only for drinking, most of the time you can order some great pub food at these cozy places, meet with locals, and enjoy a great evening after your hiking day. England has trails for every hiker, no matter if you’re seeking a quieter trail, a challenging trek, or a more urban trail.

National Parks in England

At the heart of England, you’ll find some of the most beautiful national parks, such as the Lake District in Cumbria, Yorkshire Dales National Park, and Nort York Moors National Park. You’ll cross all these three parks at the Coast to Coast Walk while you hike across England. Some other great parks are the Peak District, which offers a diverse landscape of valleys and rocky boulders, Dartmoor for its wild, open moorlands, and the South West Coast Path, which showcases spectacular coastal scenery, stretching over hundreds of miles.

National Trails

For hikers who’re looking for an excellent marked hiking trail, you can choose one of the National Trails of the United Kingdom. The Coast to Coast Walk, spanning from the Irish Sea to the North Sea, traverses through the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales, and the North York Moors, offering a cross-section of England’s landscapes. On the other hand, the Cotswolds Way meanders through the English countryside, green hills, and historic villages.

Sheffield, the outdoor city

Sheffield, often referred to as “The Outdoor City,” is a perfect basecamp for your hiking trails. Situated on the edge of the Peak District, Sheffield is the perfect blend of urban outdoor life and rural escape. Hikers can enjoy the rough terrain of the Peak District, with its big hills, moorlands, and sweet valleys, all within a short distance from the city center.

Enjoy England

Discovering England’s hiking trails could easily become a lifelong journey because there are so many beautiful trails in the country. Green landscapes, picturesque villages, historical paths, and the good old British charm with the kindness of the people of England make it an attractive destination for all hikers. London and Manchester, two of the country’s largest airports, are perfect entrances to England’s natural sites and top hiking destinations.

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