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British Hikes
3 Sep

4 Great Ways To Explore The British Countryside

The UK is well-known for its stunning countryside and diverse natural landscapes. You can enjoy everything from mountain ranges and rolling farmland, to stunning coasts and glacier lakes. A trip to the UK wouldn’t be complete without experiencing the beautiful British countryside – here are four ways to enjoy it on your next visit to England.

British Hikes

Go on a walking holiday 

Walking holidays are extremely popular in the UK and are a fantastic way to get some exercise, enjoy nature, and experience the best of the British countryside. Many companies offer private accommodation that you can rent for a walking holiday in the UK. For instance, Portscatho Holidays offer a great selection of cottages and homes for rent in the beautiful area of South Cornwall. You can rent private accommodation for you and your family, then use this as a base to explore the nearby hiking trails and stunning natural scenery. Getting outdoors is the perfect way to relax, unwind, and enjoy some much-needed peace and quiet.

Visit a National Park 

Britian Waterfall Hike

The UK is home to an impressive 15 national parks that all offer stunning natural beauty, incredible views and fun outdoor activities like cycling, hiking, and sailing. Many national parks also offer guided tours and camping experiences to give you a true taste of the British countryside. Here are some of the most popular national parks in the UK:

  • The Lake District – This is one of the UK’s most visited national parks and has over 50 stunning glacier lakes offering a variety of fun outdoor activities.
  • Snowdonia National Park – This national park in Wales is home to the famous Snowdonia Mountain range which has the highest peak in England. The area has a huge variety of walking trails with incredible views of the surrounding countryside.
  • The Peak District – This is the UK’s oldest national park founded in 1951. It is conveniently located in the center of England and is well-known for its beautiful landscapes of hills and valleys, picturesque medieval villages and hundreds of listed national monuments.

Hire a campervan or motorhome 

Campervan Britain

Flickr: by Jalodrome

Going away in a campervan or motorhome is one of the most traditional British holidays you can have! Hiring a campervan or motorhome gives you the amazing opportunity to explore the British countryside, as well as the freedom to go where you want when you want.

Go to a traditional British pub 

British Pub

Many traditional countryside pubs offer excellent gardens where you can relax and enjoy a drink on a warm summer’s day. These pubs typically serve up a great menu of tasty local dishes such as pie and mash, fish and chips and the famous Sunday roast – make sure you don’t miss the chance to try some delicious classic British meals on your trip to the UK!

As you can see, there are plenty of exciting activities to keep you entertained on a trip to the UK. England is home to some stunning natural scenery, so make sure you get the most out of your trip by experiencing the beautiful British countryside.