Saturday, 13 October 2012
Five of the top British Isles walking destinations
Taking a walk with the family is a great way to spend some time together and to get healthy exercise, but how many times can a family walk around their own neighbourhood. After a while, the same old route may get a little boring. That’s why planning a walking holiday for the next family trip may be just what the doctor ordered.
A walking holiday is perfect for people of any age that want to get away, see some spectacular sights, and not gain weight while traveling! That’s why walking holidays are great for the whole family – it keeps mum and dad active and allows the kids plenty of things to see and do. A walking holiday can include everything from a long-distance hike to relaxed strolls along a coastal path; it just really depends on the destination. So here are five of the top walking destinations in the British Isles to consider for the next family holiday.
village garden furniture for comfortable al fresco dining. Using a campsite as a base the family can enjoy the easy, moderate, and difficult walking trails, which vary in length, at their own pace.
Isle of Man
The Isle of Man is one of the best locations for a walking holiday simply because there is so much space. Measuring 33 miles in length and being 13 miles wide, this destination offers some of the most breathtaking countryside views in the British Isles. For families that want to get a taste of every type of scenery the British Isles has to offer, the Isle of Man has it all – majestic highlands, layered cliffs, valley slopes, woodland glens, and of course sandy beaches. With miles of footpaths, the Isle of Man is ideal for hiking beginners, leisure walkers, and families with young children as well as the most experienced walker. Remember though, the Isle of Man isn't part of the UK, so you'll need some form of photo ID to travel to and from.
Norfolk Coast Path
North York Moors
South West Coast Path
You can find walks in the Lake District, the North Yorks Moors, the Isle of Man and the South West Coast Path on our website - Walks Around Britain. We're adding some along the Norfolk Coast Path very soon.
Have we missed out you're favourite destination? Please let us know what it is and why.