Summer is here, and we are seeing glorious sunny days, so now is the perfect time to plan a last-minute staycation break to make the most of the summer! For those of you that love the great outdoors and the coast (and who doesn’t?!), here are six of our favourite walks in the U.K:
Old Harry Rocks, Isle of Purbeck, Dorset
The dramatic Jurassic coast draws many tourists to the Dorset coastline, and to Old Harry Rocks. An easy one to two-hour circular coastal walk around Old Harry Rocks is wholly recommended if you visit Dorset. This UNESCO site is more magnificent in person. There are even some pubs on route to stop off for a bite to eat or a cheeky drink.
Little Dartmouth, Stoke Fleming, Devon
Little Dartmouth is a superb four-mile circular walk that hugs the coast. Expect breath-taking views of the ocean and towards Dartmouth that are picture-worthy, so don’t forget your camera! On your walk, you can witness an array of birds, grasshoppers, crickets and butterflies who live here. The walk is moderately graded, so it is perfect for families or couples looking to explore Devon. You can take your journey further to Dartmouth Castle and grab a respite in the tea-rooms. Highlights of the walk include the ruins of Gallants Bower which is an old Civil War fort that sports panoramic views.
Stackpole, Pembrokeshire, West Wales
Stackpole is renowned for its splendid stretch of coastline, so much so that many of the beaches are award-winning! Beaches to note include Barafundle Bay, Broadhaven South and Freshwater West which are all known for their outstanding beauty, with their array of colours and their dramatic atmosphere as the waves crash against the cliff edges. Outside of peak season, you can even have these beaches all to yourself! There is nothing more romantic than walking down to Barafundle Bay which is only accessible by foot and is a charming, secluded beach. Whilst the beach at Broadhaven South is perfect for all the family to spend a day falling in love with beach life. Surfers are also catered for here with Freshwater West that offers up some fantastic surf. So, don your walking boots and discover the beauty of the jewel of Pembrokeshire. With plenty of walking trails to pick from and beaches to discover, you are truly spoilt for choice!
Anglesey, North Wales
The coastline around Anglesey is a beautiful view to behold on a glorious summers day. Anglesey is perfect for keen walkers, as the Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path is a long-distance route that follows the coastline of the island. It is primarily for walkers, however, you may spot an odd cyclist or horse rider enjoying the route too! Credited as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) the landscapes you will see on your walks are truly diverse, with a mixture of coasts, dunes, salt-marsh, foreshore, cliffs, woodlands and farmland. Highlights include the Holyhead Mountain which is the highest point on the island, as well as South Stack lighthouse and the sea cliffs.
Cromer Pier, Norfolk
The Grade II listed pier at Cromer is a spectacular place to visit for anyone who loves a seaside resort. Marvel at the ocean and enjoy the unrestricted views of the water from the end of the pier, before going to see a show at the Pavillion Theatre which is on the pier itself or taking to the sandy beach below for a leisurely walk at sunset.
Seven Sisters, South Downs, East Sussex
Enjoy fantastic, unbelievable coastal landscapes at Seven Sisters, East Sussex. The coastal walk around the area is perfect for families wanting an outdoor adventure. If you want to take the walk a little further you can join the South Downs Way over the Seven Sisters hills. Alternatively, for a walk that won’t be as busy as this, you can stroll inland at Birling Gap or Crowlink, and have a chance of seeing the vast array of wildlife.
These are just six of our favourite places to walk that we would recommend you go on when you’re on your glamping UK breaks. Share your pictures and stories with us on our social media or even share this infographic on your website to promote these beautiful coastal walks!
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