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UK’s Top Staycation Spots For Hiking, Fresh Air and Green Spaces

UK Top Spots For Hiking

With international travel something of a lottery  it’s no great surprise that 2020 has become the year of the staycation – and what better way to spend your UK staycation than to strap on those hiking boots and take to the rolling hills…

With this in mind, research released by Daffodil Hotel reveals the UK’s most beautiful escapes, which also shows the best locations to go on a hiking holidayhttps://www.daffodilhotel.co.uk/most-beautiful-escapes

The UK’s top 10 spots for hiking are:

RankTownCountyCountryMountains & Hills in County
1BeddgelertGwyneddWales183
2PortmeirionGwyneddWales183
3CrickhowellPowysWales93
4ObanArgyll and ButeScotland80
5LlanrwstConwyWales67
6BraemarAberdeenshireScotland58
7KillinStirlingScotland49
8Castle CombeWiltshireEngland45
9LacockWiltshireEngland45
10BakewellDerbyshireEngland44

The UK’s top 10 most beautiful escapes (overall) are: 

RankTownCountyOverall score
1KeswickCumbria70.59
2WhitbyNorth Yorkshire63.97
3AmblesideCumbria54.94
4BeddgelertGwynedd42.59
5SalcombeDevon41.75
6ObanArgyll and Bute41.19
7BakewellDerbyshire39.15
8CirencesterGloucestershire36.68
9AlnwickNorthumberland36.45
10PortmeirionGwynedd35.14

The UK’s top 10 green getaways:

RankTownCountyCountryGreen Spaces
1KeswickCumbriaEngland20
2AmblesideCumbriaEngland16
3AlnwickNorthumberlandEngland10
4WhitbyNorth YorkshireEngland9
5CirencesterGloucestershireEngland9
6BeddgelertGwyneddWales8
7SalcombeDevonEngland6
8ObanArgyll and ButeScotland6
9BakewellDerbyshireEngland6
10LooeCornwallEngland6

The full research ranks over 70 of the UK’s most beautiful towns and villages on factors including:

  • Number of attractions
  • Number of beauty spots
  • Number of hills and mountain ranges
  • Instagrammability (number of hashtags)
  • Number of heritage spots
  • Number of green spaces
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