As the world opens up again and we crave wandering further than the back garden or the epic journey to the local shop, where could we go? We’ve pulled together a few options from across the UK for Your New Bucket List, perfect open spaces where you can roam free when the time is right.
Some of the places listed below are beginning to gradually open up again – check out sites like the National Trust to understand exactly which are preparing to welcome holiday goers once more, and when.
Accessible from the Pennine Way via Jacob’s Ladder, a walk to Kinder Low takes you through a lot of wide open space and offers some incredible views along the way, too.
If you finish the walk off in Edale, you can head to The Old Nags Head – the perfect place for a post-walk refreshment.
Northern Ireland’s highest peak offers stunning views of the Irish Sea and – at less than 5km from the car park to the summit – is a walk that offers a big pay off for a relatively short distance. You’ll feel on top of the world as you look out from the top of the Mourne Mountains.
Some 280 hectares of chalk cliffs make up this part of the South Downs National Park and form a perfect open space to get out and about once lockdown is over. It’s easily accessible as a day trip from London and if it’s a nice day you might even fancy a dip in the water.
There are a number of walks around the coast of Wales that showcase dramatic coastal shorelines, beautiful beaches and views across the water. Porthdinllaen is a great spot to take in the majesty of this incredible part of the UK.
The wide open space in this case is Lake Ullswater. Walking round the entire thing is roughly 21 miles, so not a quick stroll, but it is broken down into a number of shorter walks.
The route opened up in 2016 and takes in mountain scenery, waterfalls and iconic Lake District villages.
Have you visited any of these wide open spaces before? Any others to add to the list? Tweet @icelollyholiday and let us know!