The Most Peaceful Walking Routes in the UK


Enjoy exploring the outdoors? Discovering new places, new walks, new views? Or maybe treating the family to an exciting, fun day out for free! Whether it’s for exercise, for fun or to get the kids out of the house and off their screens, there are many walking routes available which cater to all you different walkers out there! For those who choose hiking as their escape, to relax and unwind, we have found the most peaceful walking routes in the UK!

Mourne Mountains, Northern Ireland

This walk takes you to three of the highest peaks in the Mournes, treating you to the surrounding breath-taking views. This walk is 10.9 miles in distance and offers a car park for those who have travelled to visit.

Kerry Ridgeway, Welsh Borders

This 15-mile walk stretches from Powys, Wales into Shropshire, England, offering views of Snowdonia, the Brecon Beacons and the Shropshire hills. The Six Bells Inn offers refreshments and a warm, cosy stop, especially for those winter months.

Seven Sisters. East Sussex

Starting in Seaford and ending in Eastbourne, this 13.8-mile walk treats you to the gorgeous white chalk cliffs, leading you to the shoreline itself! The walk offers you the chance to see the famous Beachy Head which is known for being the tallest cliff in Britainat 162m.

Tramway Trail, Cornwall

This Tramway Trail is an 11 mile walk which follows the West Country peninsula along two tramways which history tells us, once would have carried tin and copper. As you embark on your hike, the history of Cornwall’s mining past is displayed on boards along the trail, offering an interesting experience.

Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Yorkshire

If you would like a change from the hilly view, why not try this beautiful canal walk, surrounded by history within its old factories which sit along the canal bank. Although the canal itself reaches 127 miles, the walk itself is 16.5 miles, starting in Skipton and finishing in Saltaire. Due to the flat route, this is a walk which is accessible to all, allowing anyone to be able to enjoy a lengthy walk. For extra aid with walking, why not try a Kaye walker to give more support throughout the journey.

St Cuthbert’s Way, Northumberland

For those who enjoy a bit of history, this 18-mile walk allows you to trek through fields which lead to where the seventeenth-century bishop, St Cuthbert’s dead body once lay. Beginning the walk in Wooler, the walk takes you to St Cuthbert’s Cave, followed by the top of Green sheen Hill, offering glorious views of the North Sea Coast.

Walberswick nature reserve, Suffolk

Starting in the village of Southwold, head through the forest within the nature reserve to see the beautiful views of Dunwich. On your way back, you have the opportunity to get the ferry across the river Blyth, however plan when you go because the ferry only operates between June and September!