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UK & Ireland Walks

Lovely scenery for a short stroll at White Moss Family Friendly Lake District Walks

The UK and Ireland offer walker amazing opportunities to explore the great outdoors on innumerable footpaths. From gentle ambles to strenuous mountain scrambles and everything in between, there is something for all levels of walker.

Check out the below ideas for family-friendly walks across the UK & Ireland.

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Cheddar Gorge Walks, Somerset

Avon and Somerset Walks

Guarding the gateway to southwest England, Avon and Somerset is fantastic walking country. From its backdrop of lush rolling hills to the Somerset Levels and dramatic coastal paths, Avon and Somerset offers a little of everything. Home to the King Arthur’s legendary kingdom of Avalon and the site of Glastonbury Tor and the ley lines, …

Photo of the Long Walk at Windsor Castle

Berkshire Walks

One of England’s oldest counties, home to Windsor castle and the Royal Berkshire Hospital where the Duchess of Cambridge was born, Berkshire is steeped in history and royalty. Its history goes back much further than the kings and queens as we think of them today though, with the remains of several iron age hill forts …

Brecon Beacons & South Wales

With so many people scurrying along to Wale’s capital city and cultural hotspot Cardiff and more heading west to the coast or north to Snowdonia, the Brecon Beacons and the Valleys are often overlooked. In fact this area of Wales is a brilliant spot for walking. The Brecon Beacons offer …

Thameside strolling on the Cliveden Estate, Buckinghamshire

Buckinghamshire Walks

From the heights of its County Top at Haddington Hill to the rolling Chiltern Hills, shady Burnham Beeches and the lazy banks of the rural Thames, Buckinghamshire offers all the green gentleness of the historical old English county it is.

There is plenty of variety on offer and all within easy reaching distance of London, …

Cairngorm Mountains, Scotland

Cairngorms National Park (Scotland)

Dating back 40 million years before the last ice-age and home to five of the six highest mountains in Scotland, the Cairngorms are one of Britain’s last true remaining areas of wilderness. The Cairngorms ‘ smooth glacial valleys, the ancient woodland and rivers huddling at their bottom and the impressive mountains that flank them present …

Dartmoor ponies out on the tor, Dartmoor National Park, Devon

Dartmoor

The county of Devon normally conjures up visions of cream teas, sandy beaches and children paddling and exploring rock pools. This family friendly holiday destination is also home though to Dartmoor – the largest area of wilderness in Southern England. From babbling brooks through bluebell laden woodland to wild and rugged open moorland, …

Forest of Bowland Walks, Lancashire

Forest of Bowland Walks

The Forest of Bowland in Lancashire, is snuggled away in the shadow of nearby walking giants such as the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales. It’s easy to miss if you don’t know it’s there. As others dash on to the better known centers though it’s definitely worth taking a detour to …

Cotswolds

Gloucestershire, Forest of Dean and the Cotswolds

Gloucestershire is a county full of variety and great walks. Gloucestershire is linked firmly to industrial waterways and offering flat, historic and impressive walks around Gloucester docks, along Seven Beach with its views of both the bridges across to Wales and towpath walks along the canals.  If history is your thing then there are …

Scilly Isles Walking - view from Samson Hill, Bryher, Isles of Scilly

Isles of Scilly Walks

 

The Isles of Scilly are an incredibly special place to visit, with the vast majority of their beauty to be enjoyed best from exploring in the open air. Whilst you won’t find any mountains or long distance walking challenges here, there is a huge amount to interest the family walker with plenty of …

Baby Routes Isle of Wight walks, The Needles

Isle of Wight Walks

 

Despite its diminutive dimensions, the Isle of Wight is a top spot for walking in the UK. With cliff tops, hills, forests, headlands and beaches, the Isle of Wight has a huge variety of terrain to explore. Home to an award winning walking festival, on of the UK’s largest, the island is well …

Kent

Kent Walks

Sandwiched on the -south-eastern side of Britain between London and the channel crossing to France and Europe, Kent is host to some of Britain’s warmer and drier weather and its abundance of hops and orchards has given it the nickname of ‘the Garden of England’.

With its distinctive …