UK Walking Holidays with Hot Tubs

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A walking holiday in the UK can be a great way to explore the country's beautiful landscapes and diverse regions. One option for a walking holiday is a 250-mile route through the UK. 

This type of holiday would likely involve walking for several hours each day and staying in different locations along the way.

It is important to come prepared with proper gear, footwear such as waterproof hiking boots, and equipment for the journey. It may also be helpful to plan out a rough itinerary in advance and book accommodation along the route. 

The specific route and destinations will depend on your interests and preferences, but some possibilities could include walking through the rolling hills of the Cotswolds, traversing the rugged coast of Cornwall, or exploring the beautiful landscapes of the Lake District. 

No matter where you go, a walking holiday in the UK is sure to be a memorable experience filled with breathtaking views and plenty of opportunities to connect with nature.

Popular UK Walking Holiday Locations

Snowdon, Gwynedd

Climb Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales, on the Llanberis Path, the easiest and most popular route to the summit. 

The path starts in the village of Llanberis and follows a well-maintained track with a moderate gradient. The route offers stunning views of the surrounding landscape and the opportunity to spot wildlife. 

The duration and distance of the walk will vary depending on the starting point and the pace and fitness of the walker. This walk is shown on the OS Explorer OL17 map.

Malham Tarn Estate, Yorkshire Dales

Malham Cove

Located within the estate, this towering crescent-shaped rock face is carved into the landscape and topped by a huge crackled slab of limestone. 

It is a popular spot for hikers and rock climbers.

Janet's Foss

This flowing waterfall is hidden among the trees and is said to be the home of Janet, Queen of the Fairies. It is a peaceful spot for a break or a swim on a hot day.

The estate has over 2,900 hectares of woodland, offering plenty of opportunities for scenic walks among the trees. 

The estate's rolling hills provide a diverse and varied landscape for hikers to explore. The moorland on the estate is rugged and wild, offering a more challenging hiking experience.

With such a diverse range of landscapes, the Malham Tarn Estate is a great destination for hikers and walkers of all abilities. 

Whether you prefer gentle strolls through the woods, challenging hikes over rugged moorland, or something in between, there is something for everyone on this beautiful estate.

Scafell Pike, Cumbria

Scafell Pike is a mountain located in Cumbria, England that stands at 978 meters above sea level. It is the highest mountain in England and offers breathtaking views on clear days. 

For those looking for a challenging hike, there are three routes available from Wasdale Head that will take you to the summit. 

These routes are strenuous and provide an opportunity for active walkers to push themselves. The mountain is located within the Lake District National Park and is a popular destination for hikers and climbers. 

It can be found on Ordnance Survey (OS) map OL6, which covers the western part of the national park. The mountain is also marked on the OS Explorer Map OL4, which covers the entire Lake District area. 

Both of these maps can be purchased from the Ordnance Survey website or at outdoor retailers. It is important to come prepared with a map and proper equipment when embarking on a hike to Scafell Pike.

Holiday Walk Inspiration Guide

Hadrian's Wall Path

  • Distance: 5 miles
  • Duration: One day
  • Map: OS Explorer OL43

Explore the wild frontier of Hadrian's Wall on this 5-mile, one-day walk. The central section of the path features bleak whin sill crags, cold lakes, and stones that were once walked on by Roman legions. 

The route is a round trip from the Roman fortress at Housesteads to Sycamore Gap, which was featured in the film Robin Hood Prince of Thieves. This walk is shown on the OS Explorer OL43 map.

The Cleveland Way

  • Distance: 18 miles
  • Duration: One day
  • Map: OS Explorer OL27

The Cleveland Way is a winding trail that goes through the North Yorkshire Moors and ends at the North Sea coast. This eastern section is a popular choice among hikers. 

The route starts in the village of Staithes, goes south over crumbling cliffs and through the village of Kettleness, and ends at the smuggler's haunt of Robin Hood's Bay. Along the way, you will pass through the fish and chip capital of Whitby. It is easy to return to Staithes by bus with a connection in Whitby.

The Norfolk Coast Path

  • Distance: 4.3 miles
  • Duration: One day
  • Map: OS Explorer 252 (see OS map list here)

This stretch of the Norfolk Coast Path (we've got a guide to hot tub lodges in Norfolk here) is an easy walk that goes through the seaside towns of Cromer and Sheringham, and there.

The route starts in Cromer and goes west along the cliffs, passing between hedgerows and breakwaters with the North Sea on one side. 

The highest point of the walk is Beeston Bump, a 207ft hill that offers views of Sheringham. Both towns are easily accessible by train with plenty of walking lodges to stay in, with the best ones listed here.

The Pennine Way

  • Distance: 10.5 miles
  • Duration: One day
  • Map: OS Explorer OL1

Start your walk on Kinder Scout, the plateau that is the spiritual home of UK hillwalking, from the village of Edale. 

Follow the Pennine Way west and ascend the stone steps of Jacob's Ladder until you reach the lakes and woods of the Dark Peak. At Kinder Downfall waterfall, you can continue along the Pennine Way towards the Scottish border, or take a southeast path across the moorland and follow the brooks back to Edale and the station.

The Yorkshire Three Peaks

  • Distance: 24 miles
  • Duration: Two days
  • Map: OS Explorer OL2

Conquer Yorkshire's holy trinity of peaks with a two-day walk starting at Ribblehead.

Climb the ridge of Whernside for views of the Lake District, visit the Iron Age hill fort on Ingleborough, and summit Pen-y-ghent. 

Rest in Horton in Ribblesdale before looping back to Ribblehead station. This route is suitable for those who want a less strenuous approach to tackling the three peaks.