The Most Insta-Worthy Walks In The UK

STORY BY Megan Hughes 20th May 2021

This summer, up your Instagram game with some epic images from the most beautiful hikes in the UK.

Lizard Coastal Walk

This seven-mile trail in Cornwall takes in the Lizard Peninsula, a geographically unique area, shaped by the Atlantic with striking scenery and charming floral characteristics. A circular trail with spectacular sea views, interesting monuments and idyllic picnic spots, you will have plenty of opportunities to snap the areas’ dramatic sights.

Lizard Coast © National Trust Images:John Millar

Pen y Fan

The highest peak in South Wales, Pen y Fan offers incredible views of its surroundings in the Brecon Beacons National Park. A four-mile National Trust route takes you to the summit of Pen y Fan and Corn Du on well-worn footpaths.

Pen Y Fan © National Trust Images:Paul Harris

Seaford to Eastbourne

Take in some of the south-east’s most stunning sea views and natural landscapes during this 13.6-mile route. From the heights of the white cliffs at Seven Sisters to the iconic pier and picturesque coastal town of Eastbourne, there’s a lot here to train your lens on. Quite a challenging hike, but there’s always the opportunity for a dip in the sea at certain points!

Seven Sisters – ©VisitBritain – Jason Hawkes

Housesteads to Sycamore Gap

Housesteads is one of the most popular places to see Hadrian’s Wall, combining history with natural beauty. This circular eight-mile walk also gives you the opportunity to take in the iconic Sycamore Gap and get your own image of one of the UK’s most photographed trees.

Hadrian’s Wall © VisitBritain – Joe Cornish

Jurassic Coast – Durdle Door & White Nothe

England’s first UNESCO designated natural World Heritage Site, the Jurassic Coast spans 95 miles from East Devon to Dorset. Part of the South West Coast Path, the routes here are all stunning, but if you’re going to choose just one, the challenging seven-mile route taking in Durdle Door & White Nothe boasts the most iconic landmarks, intriguing geographical features and spectacular views.

Durdle Door © VisitBritain – Ben Selway

The Giants Causeway

Hop over to Northern Ireland for a trail that will take your breath away in more ways than one! The world-famous Causeway Coast will provide more than enough fodder for your photo album, with the tempestuous waves of the Atlantic Ocean crashing onto these remarkable rock formations. There are a few different route options here, all equally impressive.

Visitors by the Giant's Organ, long trunk-like rocks at Giant's

Giant’s Causeway © National Trust Images:Ben Selway

Ingleton Waterfalls Trail

On the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, this 4.3-mile circular route encompasses beautiful geographical features and a range of rare wildlife, providing a truly magical escape into nature for both children and adults. The falls themselves are truly picture-perfect; however, we’d forgive you for not being able to put your camera down throughout this stunning trail – just watch your step!

Featured Image: Hadrians Wall Housesteads © National Trust Images – John Malley

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