From rolling hills to rugged mountains and stunning coastlines, Britain's diverse landscapes make for great walking. Best of all – you're never too far from a good pub. Let's be honest; nothing beats the promise of a glorious pub lunch or refreshing pint when it comes to getting outdoors. With pub gardens opening on the 12th of April, we've handpicked our favourite UK walks that offer great spots to refuel along the way.
Get back to nature with a stroll around Malham Cove, an impressive geological wonder. Walk across the unique limestone pavement and drink in stunning views from the top. (If it's good enough for Harry Potter, it's good enough for us). Head to the famous Gordale Falls, then explore the dense woodlands of Janet's Foss. According to legend, the Queen of the Fairies lived behind this small waterfall. There's no doubt; it's a magical place. Walk back across the village green for a well-deserved pint at The Lister Arms. A charming, 17th-century coaching inn with hearty food, award-winning ales and friendly staff.
Challenge yourself this year and climb the summit of Ben Vrackie, standing over the Scottish town of Pitlochry. Trust us; the views are worth it. Start from the picturesque village of Moulin. Clear, well-maintained paths weave through deep woodland, open moors and around the tranquil waters of Loch a'Choire up to the summit. Look out for red grouse and red deer along the way. Treat yourself to a cheeky tipple at the Moulin Inn. Beloved by locals, it's been around for over three centuries and even has its own brewery.
Get your daily steps in with a two-hour, circular walk from the quaint South Downs village of East Dean. With world-famous cliffs, old smugglers' trails and Sherlock's home, this walk packs a punch. You can pick up a beermat with the route on it from The Tiger Inn and stop for a refreshing drink on the way back. We recommend the Legless Rambler for those who like their pints hoppy. Make sure to head down to the beach for the best views of the chalk-white cliffs. See full trails at National Trust's website.
You've spent a year telling loved ones to take themselves off mute. Soon it'll be time to leave the screens behind and reconnect for real. Take the beautiful four-and-a-half-mile circuit around Buttermere Lake. It's an easy, flat walk suitable for all the family. The walk takes around three hours, giving you lots of time to talk and swap stories. Make sure to capture a shot of the stunning trees at the Southern tip of Buttermere, known as The Sentinels. Why not round off your walk with a refreshing drink at the Bridge Hotel? The beer garden boasts an unbeatable backdrop.
When it comes to walks, there's nothing quite like a stroll in the Cotswolds. Start at the delightful market town of Chipping Camden and wind your way to the peaceful Lynches Wood. Visit in May to witness an amazing display of bluebells. You won't be disappointed. Continue to Dover's Hill for panoramic countryside views. After stretching those legs, quench your thirst with a proper pint at Eight Bells Inn.
Embark on a riverside ramble along the Thames Path, a unique walking trail that meanders 184 miles from the Cotswolds to the heart of London. Start at Marlow, set in an attractive stretch of the Thames Valley. Travel through the exquisite gardens and woodlands of the Cliveden Estate. Your walk ends at Windsor, a town famous for its royal connections. Stop off to rehydrate at The Boatman, Windsor's only pub on the river or unwind in the large beer garden at The Alma.
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