South Downs Way
South Downs Way Stretching from the historic city of Winchester to the white cliffs of Beachy Head, the South Downs landscape consists of ancient woodland, open heath and chalky ridges. Though it may be better suited for ramblers and cyclists, hikers can appreciate its rural charm. Tackle it west to east to take advantage of the wind, and then finish at those breath-taking cliffs.
Stanage Edge, Peak District
The four miles of gritstone cliff that make up Stanage Edge have been scaled since the nineteenth century. There are dry stone dykes, historic buildings and moors to make your way around, and you end up on the flat top, looking out over spectacular views of the rolling hills of the Peak District. Whichever route you take to reach the top, you will come across debris from long abandoned millstones that make up much of the history of the region.
West Highland Way, Scotland
Scotland boasts several good hiking routes, but if you want to go long distance, try the West Highland Way. The 95-mile route is on the doorstep of Glasgow and takes you past many wonderful locations. From the cities to suburbs, the route travels past Loch Lomond, Rannoch Moor, Devil’s Staircase and winds up at the foot of Ben Nevis. It is the perfect hiking route to take if you want to be introduced to the Highlands.
Wester Ross, Scottish Highlands
After the West Highland Way, the next stop should be Wester Ross. The mighty Munros that make up the area have become popular with hill-walkers and climbers. Shieldaig and Diabaig make for great bases to start your trek from, and you will witness some beautiful scenery along the way, from the sea to the peaks of Torridon to its loch below. Then there is Beinn Eighe and Beinn Alligan, offering some of the most dramatic ascents in Britain. Click Here…