New research reveals the most beautiful walks in Britain – and two Scottish walks have been named in the top 10.
The study by the outdoor experts at Millets looks at Tripadvisor reviews which include the words ‘beautiful’, ‘pretty’ and ‘picturesque’ to reveal the most beautiful walks in Britain
The top 10 most beautiful walks in Britain are:
- 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, 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 and over 1,600 people have described this walk as either ‘beautiful’, ‘pretty’ or ‘picturesque’.
The Fairy Pools on the Isle of Skye have been named the fifth most beautiful walk in the UK. This natural waterfall phenomenon situated in Glen Brittle is known for the vivid crystal blue hue of its water, as well as the various wildlife that frequent the area which has landed the walk 5th place with 1,063 beautiful walk reviews.
Kiera Baxter, Millets marketing exec and adventurer, said: ‘Arthur’s 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.’
To view the full research, including the top 50 most beautiful walks, click HERE.