The UK has many amazing places to go hiking, so choosing only 4 places is tricky. I tried to include something for everyone, from stunning walks through the countryside to nail-biting fights on ridges with steep falls on both sides.
So, without further ado, let's get started!
The best places to go hiking in the UK
Snowdonia, North Wales
Snowdonia has the second highest mountain in the UK, Snowdon at an altitude of 1,085m. Although there are many hikes in Snowdonia, Snowdon is by far the most popular and not only because it is the second highest mountain, it offers incredible views for miles. If you're thinking about taking on Snowdon, you'll be happy to know there are several routes to the top of several difficulties. The easiest is the Llanberis Way and the most difficult is the Cradle Goch. Although you are warned, the Llanberis Way is still not easy, about 15 kilometers and takes between 4 and 6 hours.
Other great Snowdonia hikes you should know are: Circular walk from Llyn Ogwen, Tryfan and Rhosgadfan.
Isle of Skye, Scotland
The Isle of Skye is located in the northwest of Scotland, although there is a bridge so you can still drive. The landscape in Skye is very rugged and unspoiled due to its remoteness. Due to its unique landscape, it is likely that you have seen Skye in a film you have watched, such as The BFG, The Wickerman and Macbeth.
You will definitely want to check Old Man of Storr, an iconic rocky walk that features large sharp rocks emerging from the grassy slope. Although the walk takes only 1 to 2 hours, a good level of fitness is necessary.
Other areas you want to visit include Fairy Pools, Quiraing and Neist Point.
Lake District, Cumbria
Located in the northwest of England, the Lake District is home to many bodies of water (16 in total!). The most famous is Lake Windermere, the largest in England, measuring 9.69 square kilometers. All bodies of water have scenic walks for you to explore, it's just a matter of choosing which one!
If you are looking for a challenge, why not try to face one of the highest mountains in England, Scafell Pike, at a height of 978 meters. For those who are not afraid of heights, it is a good idea to go to Helvellyn and follow the path through the Striding Edge. This summit ride will make anyone's adrenaline rush.
Peak District, Derbyshire
The Peak District is located in central England, so it is easily accessible for people traveling from all directions, making it a popular hiking spot in the UK. It houses beautiful landscapes in all directions, from moorland to where the eye can see, to water sources and caves to explore.
Some of the best hikes to do include: Kinder Scout, a 14 km circular walk who climbs Jacob's ladder, crosses the Kinder Plateau and then down Grindsbrook Clough. Something a little shorter, Mam Tor at 8km it's an easier hike, but still offers incredible views of the Edale valley.
Whichever UK hiking spot you choose for your next adventure, you're sure to have fun. Make sure to check the weather before you leave as some of the mentioned hikes can become extremely difficult if you are not prepared.