Visiting England, but for a limited time? Do you love going for walks in the countryside or hiking on dreamy trails? If you’ve nodded to these questions, then keep on reading to find out the best day hikes in England.
Get ready to experience the best England has to offer and visit one of these places for an unforgettable experience!
One might expect to see this place off the coast of the south of England higher in the preferences of Instagrammer hikers.
The “Jurassic Coast” is not only the ideal destination for trekking, but it is certainly a photographic paradise for social media users.
At a distance of about 105 kilometers, stretching from Bournemouth to Exmouth, this path invites you to wander around the rocky hills along this famous coastline which hides not only 185 million years of history, but also Hollywood “glamour”.
Yes, you read that right, but can you guess the films? Dunkirk and World War Z were both filmed here!
With 296 miles (477 kilometers) of a walking trail along the coast of Cornwall, the Cornish Coastal Path is a hiker’s dream come true.
With a breathtaking view of the British coast and an easy-to-walk path that can leave your mind and eyes wandering, this path is perfect for a sunny day when you’ll want to have a relaxing day in British nature.
Well taken care of, the coastal walk is split into smaller parts so that you can enjoy and organize the walk in your own time.
No matter which part of the path you choose to explore, all the designated trails have educational information and facts about Cornwall and the space you’re at, so if you’re a little explorer at heart, this will be the most fun walk you’ll have!
There are longer and shorter routes to reach the third-highest peak in England, and there’s definitely a requirement of a good fitness level to do it.
However, if you’re up for a challenge, then make sure to save a day for Helvellyn. It is a hike that you will remember for the rest of your life!
Located in the Lake District, the famous National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site in the North West of England, Helvellyn is one of the wonderful places you should visit when you find yourself in the area.
Its top is 950 meters high and there are many villages around it, so there are plenty of options as to where to start and which path to follow.
You can start from the quaint Ullswater villages of Patterdale and Glenridding and make your way to the top with relative ease.
If you’re lucky enough and the weather is good, rumor has it that you can see all the way to Scotland and Wales.
And if you start early in the morning or afternoon, you can always head back to the villages in time for a rewarding pint!
If you’ve ever been to Edinburgh or have at least seen what the views are like from Arthur’s Seat, then the old Man of Coniston should definitely be added to your schedule.
Sitting at 2.633 feet (803 meters) high, this trail has views of the village below and offers an easy to intermediate walking route with spectacular views.
The lake area, the seemingly endless valleys, and the historic copper mine ruins are worth your time, so make the effort to reach the top.
It’s a trek with many paths that can lead you to the top, but there are two of them that are very popular and where you’ll see many people making their way to the top.
So don’t be afraid of getting lost; there’s probably going to be someone to show you the way!
Catbells is another beloved walk in the Lake District and its views are the reason why.
As you climb your way to the top, you can enjoy the views of Borrowdale Keswick, and Derwent Water on the one side, while from the west side you can see Newlands Valley and the Western Fells.
You could say that nothing can beat this!
Even though there is a steep point, the Catbells path is great for amateur hikers as it requires little effort and only 3 hours to explore. It is also quite low in contrast to other tops, reaching only 451 meters in height.
Starting from the picturesque Cotswold market town of Chipping Campden in the north to the World Heritage City of Bath in the south, you can take a walk on Cotswold Way and enjoy firsthand its views of the English countryside.
The Cotswold Way is a part 102 miles (164 km) long connecting Chipping Campden with Bath, taking you from north to south and vice versa, and making it a unique way to explore the places in-between.
And if you want to do some sightseeing along the way, then you’ll definitely want to visit Cotswold Way.
As you walk through the path, feel free to make a stop when you see some English attractions like Bath’s Roman legacy or Belas Knap’s Neolithic burial chamber, both of which are of great historical importance.
Other sights you can see are Sudeley Castle, Hailes Abbey, which carry a long history with them.
As you can tell, there is an unexplored world out there waiting for you to discover it. We have learned to go everywhere by car, motorcycles, trains, and by planes, but our primary means of transportation are our feet.
Some of the best trails you can explore are in England, and it’s always a season for hiking. So put on those hiking boots and let’s go!