Top 50 Walks in Britain

The ultimate guide to the beautiful British outdoors:

Voted for by viewers and presented on the BBC by Julia Bradbury, showcasing “the finest rambles, scrambles and ambles through cities and across the countryside.

Here we bring you a list of the TOP 50. As you will see, you can join us to complete many of them, often in support of incredible causes!

50. Bath Skyline

Only a short stroll from the city centre, onto the skyline hills above Bath and beyond, through 10 miles of meadows and ancient woodlands to secluded valleys. Read more

  1. Brimham Rocks, North Yorkshire

  1. The Cheviot, Pennine Way

  1. Mawgan Porth to Herlyn

 46. The Ridgeway

Hike the oldest road in Britain, an undulating Ridgeway trail following many thousands of people's footsteps from Avebury to Ivinghoe Beacon. Read more


  1. Derry City Walls walk, Derry

  1. Cardling Mill Valley and the Long Mynd 

 43. Broadway Tower

Visit the Jewel of the Cotswolds on a 10 mile circular route. Climb Fish Hill along the Cotswold Way to visit Broadway Tower at 1024ft above sea level; the 2nd highest point in the Cotswolds. Read more

  1. Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk

  1. Offa’s Dyke, the border between England and Wales

 40. Brecon Beacons

Walk into the mystic wooded valleys of the Brecon Beacons, famous for being home to some of the most magnificent waterfalls in Wales. Read more

  1. Grosmont, North Yorkshire

  1. Pitlochry to Blair Athol 

 37. The Malverns

With Spectacular views, it's no surprise the Malverns have been designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Read more

  1. Ingleton Falls, North Yorkshire 

  1. Stanage Edge, Peak District

  1. High Force, County Durham

  1. The Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye

  1. Anglesey Coastal Walks

  1. Beddgelert, Snowdonia

 30. Oxford

10 miles around the beautiful city of Oxford; it's ornate colleges, canal and river; followed by a pub or two for those up for enjoying some festive cheer! Read more

  1. The Needles, Isle of Wight

  1. Rhossili, Swansea

  1. Coffin Route, Ambleside

  1. Dovedale to Milldale

25. Ingleborough

Cover 39km and climb over 1700m within just 12 hours to return to Horton and successfully complete the challenge and enter the ‘Three Peaks of Yorkshire Club’. Read more

  1. St Ives to Zennor

  1. Roseberry Topping, North Yorkshire

  1. Stac Pollaidh, Scotland

 21. Kinder Scout

From Edale in the beautiful Hope Valley, take on a tough climb to reach the plateau of Kinder Scout, famed for the historic mass trespass that lead the way to today's public rights of way and access to so many beautiful parts of the UK. Read more

20. Cornish Coast

Walk along the stunning South Cornish Coastline. Two day hikes taking in some of the many beautiful Cornish beaches and coves. Read more

  1. Old Harry Rocks, Dorset

  1. Hadrian’s Wall, Borders

  1. Whitby to Robin Hood’s Bay, Yorkshire

  1. Solva, Pembrokeshire, Wales

15. Ben Nevis

Highest Mountain in the UK. Read more

  1. West Highland Way, Scotland

  2. 13. South Downs Way, South-East

  1. Linn of Dee to Ben Macdui, Scotland

11. Pen y Fan

The horseshoe of the highest peaks in South Wales provides a challenge, with its highest summit standing at 886m. Read more

10. Mam Tor

The Great Ridge, starting from the picturesque Hope Valley village of Castleton and under the shadows of Peveril Castle, heads out through Cave Dale, before reaching a stunning view from the summit of Mam Tor. Read more

  1. Craster to Dunstanburgh Castle, North-East

  1. Old man of Coniston, Lake District

 7. Buttermere

Hike around the prettiest Lake in the District.

To start this epic challenge we rise from beside beautiful Buttermere to ascend the steep climb to the summit of magnificent Robinson.

We continue until 7 of Wainwright's favourite peaks are bagged, including Haystacks, where he would famously sit beside the tranquil Innominate Tarn pondering life. This the site his ashes were famously spread by his long suffering wife... 
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6. Tryfan

5. Scafell Pike

The Highest Mountain in England. Read more

 4. Cat Bells

The Lake District is full of epic walks - we've chosen 2 of the best and left time to visit the Keswick Beer Festival! Read more

 3. Malham Cove

The Yorkshire Dales is jam-packed with jaw-dropping scenery and natural wonders. Of all the amazing sights to see in the National Park, Malham Cove is one of THE most spectacular. Read more

 2. Snowdon

Sunset on Snowdon's summit isn't just any trek to the top of the highest mountain in Wales! This is a chance to experience the most incredible horizon lit up from the summit of one of the most famous mountains in the world! Read more

 1. Helvellyn via Striding Edge

The Lake District is one of the most beautiful places in England; from picturesque lakes to craggy fells and full of epic walks. None is more impressive than the classic route up Helvellynvia the dramatic narrow ridge of Striding Edge, which was voted Britain’s favourite walk in 2017.

Take the classic route from the village of Patterdale, climbing steeply over Birkhouse Moor with amazing views down into the Ullswater valley. Then tackle the Striding Edge Grade 1 scramble all the way to Helvellyn’s wide summit plateau.

After enjoying one of the best views across entire Lake District National Park, descend via Swirral Edge, another steep rocky scramble, before taking in the bonus Wainwright of Catstye Cam and heading back down to Patterdale. Read more




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