The outdoor experts at Millets looked at TripAdvisor reviews including the words “beautiful”, “pretty” and “picturesque” to reveal the most beautiful walks in Britain.
The top 10 most beautiful walks in Britain
- Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh – 1,671 beautiful walk reviews
- Giant’s Causeway, County Antrim – 1,370 beautiful walk reviews
- Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol – 1,204 beautiful walk reviews
- Ingleton Waterfalls Trail, Yorkshire Dales – 1,109 beautiful walk reviews
- Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye – 1,063 beautiful walk reviews
- Bradgate Park, Leicestershire – 923 beautiful walk reviews
- The Lizard, Cornwall – 905 beautiful walk reviews
- Dovedale, Peak District – 892 beautiful walk reviews
- Rhossili Bay, Gower Peninsula – 747 beautiful walk reviews
- The Needles, Isle of Wight – 738 beautiful walk reviews
- Taking the top spot is Arthur’s Seat which is located in the heart of Edinburgh. Located around a mile from the city centre, the walk to the summit is a fairly easy one and rewards you with panoramic views of Scotland’s capital and beyond. Over 1,600 people described this walk as either “beautiful”, “pretty” or “picturesque”.
- In second place is a route that allows you to walk in the footsteps of giants, the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland. The causeway is a UNESCO World Heritage site and draws hundreds of thousands of visitors each year to walk the natural stepping stones.
- In third place is the Clifton Suspension Bridge, which spans the Avon Gorge from Bristol to Somerset. The bridge itself is a Grade I listed building and while it’s an iconic sight in its own right, the walk across it gives you some incredible views over the gorge and the River Avon.
Kiera Baxter, Millets Marketing Exec and Adventurer says:
“Arthurs Seat is a stunning walk, offering 360-degree views across the city of Edinburgh and the Lothians.
With many sights to view along the way, such as St. Anthony’s Chapel, the Salisbury Crags and Duddingston Loch, it is no surprise that the research has found the walk to be the most beautiful in the UK.
“With several routes available, a walk to Arthur’s Seat is suitable for every level of walker.
For the easiest ascent, we recommend climbing from the east where a grassy slope rises above Dunsapie Loch.
Whilst if you’re looking for a challenge head across the grass to the end of Salisbury Crags, where a steep path leads up Nether Hill.
“Wherever you choose to walk, it is essential that you do so responsibly in order to maintain the route’s beauty.
We recommend avoiding car journeys where possible, stick to public footpaths and ensure you leave no trace of being there, taking all litter away with you.
“It’s also essential to prepare appropriately for every walk you embark on. Plan your route prior to setting off, pack plenty of water and snacks to keep you energised throughout the day and wear sensible, weather-appropriate footwear and clothing for the route.”
You can view the full research here: www.millets.co.uk/britains-most-beautiful-walks