We all need to get back to nature some times and the team here at Willerby are no different. Here’s some of our favourite wild walks and countryside hikes – with links to more information on each route and the locations of the nearest holiday home parks and distributors offering lots of lovely Willerbys!
Great Glen Way
Boasting picturesque vistas of the Scottish highlands, the Great Glen Way offers a fantastic range of hiking terrain – including moors, forests, lakes and snowy mountains. A site of great natural beauty, Great Glen Way has been likened by visitors to a miniature, picture book Switzerland.
Not in the mood to get lost in the wild? The Borders Abbey Way (Route| Local Parks) offers a captivating mixture of historical buildings and nature.
North East England
The tough walk to this beautiful waterfall can be a strenuous journey but for those fit enough to tackle it a stunning natural water feature waits in reward. Younger explorers in particular will appreciate the adventure the dense forest paths, fallen trees and stepping stones on this trail offer.
North West England
Catbells Lakeland Walk
The quintessential Lake District walk, the Catbells Walk has attracted over a thousand reviews on TripAdvisor and is one of the most popular trails with hobbyist ramblers in the country. With a very well worn path and many gentle slopes the Catbells isn’t quite the challenge that other trails on this list offer so is suitable for novice walkers – though this can mean it gets very busy at peak times.
Interested in something a little tougher? Helvellyn (TripAdvisor | Local Parks) is a difficult climb, particularly in inclement weather, but is rated number 1 by seasoned walkers for its dramatic vistas and challenge.
South East England
Arlington Bluebell Walk
Offering scenes that could have been lifted straight from the Shire in the Lord of the Rings movies, the Arlington Bluebell Walk is a unique and short lived nature experience. Staffed by friendly volunteers who can provide mobility scooters for visitors with disabilities, there is no other nature trail quite like Arlington Bluebell Walk in the summer.
Looking for something to do at a cooler time of year? Stanborough Park (TripAdvisor | Local Parks) encompasses two beautiful, mirror-like lakes full of fish, ducks and very cold water – for very brave paddlers!
South West England
Cornwall Coast Path
Showcasing the very best of Poldark country, the Cornwall Coast Path is replete with the stunning coastal landscapes that made the rebooted BBC series such a success. While ancient steps and muddy terrain can make this hike a challenge in rainy weather, the path is well worn and the local wildlife is abundant.
Want something a little less rural? The Bath City Skyline ( TripAdvisor | Local Parks) boasts fantastic views of the city, which can be enjoyed on special themed walks – like the popular wildflower amble or Sunset Skyline tour.